I know it's used with Tiffin and of course many bus conversions and I know even Newell owners sometimes call their Newell a bus. But in my honest opinion bus is not very flattering. I would much rather refer to my unit as a coach not a bus.
because it's boxey and diesel, holds a bunch of people and stuff, has a toilet, entertainment systems, and can go across country easily. So that makes it a bus (or at least bus-like)... I make my wife where a chauffeur hat when she's driving also...
Adrian and Karen Abshire
Previous Foretravel owners (3 of them)
looking for a good used Newell or Wanderlodge to make our new home...
I think the phrase "it's a bus" is very flattering. Buses are engineered. They're conformance tested against a set of standards. They're endurance and crash tested. They run 10's of millions of miles. Every system is tested again and again and again in the real world and in short order. Buses are very special.
Great question Jay! I have always wondered this same question. Flattering or not I still always wondered why people said "bus" and many thanks for the different answers. For me it brought a little light of understanding to the scope. I have yet to purchase a coach and when I finally do own one and it's a reality! Who knows if I'll call it a coach, bus or motorhome or all three! Either way I'll just be happy to own a Newell!
Tom and Donna
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. - Henry Ford
have Coach will Travel
Steve & Tricia
1982 Newell 38' (built before #1) 6V92 DD, 5 Speed Allison, 12.5 KW Kohler, Couch used to make into a Bed but I fixed it! https://newellshowcase.com/thumbnails.php?album=214
2007 Yukon, 1981 CJ7 Laredo, 2002 Honda CRV, 1955 Thunderbird, 1952 Pontiac Sedan Delivery, 1952 Ford 8N, 1958 Airstream, 1959 Glasspar 16' Avalon, Cabin in the Woods........what will I work on next
This is kind of a funny post. I got a kick out of some of the answers. Since we currently own a bus conversion and when we end up with a Newell I'm going to drop the term bus from my vocabulary. We are leaning hard toward a Newell and after being in a friends Newell and studying them on this site I believe they are only bus like in appearance. I like the phrase "My Newell". From our research we believe a Newell to be superior to a bus for motorhoming purposes. We have enjoyed our bus conversion tremendously but now want to move up to a Newell.