Mid vs Front Entry Newell Coach Comparisons - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
BikerBob
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 14
Default Mid vs Front Entry Newell Coach Comparisons

DW & I are asking for assistance here. We are trying to create a list of pro's & cons of both Mid entry & Front Entry Newells. Right now for us anyway, its a toss up so were asking owners share their opinions and please list what you own mid or front entry. Any thoughts and personal experiences any of you have on this forum would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

Bob
__________________

BikerBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
larryweikart
Senior Member
 
larryweikart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iyopawa Island, Mi. (sometimes)
Posts: 421
Default

We've always liked the mid-entry because it keeps all visitors from tracking from front to rear along with our personal traffic. For instance if we were sitting outside and one of us needed to use the bathroom we would not need to travel thru the living room to use the lavy. A plus for the Front door set up is a gain of floorplan usage.
__________________

__________________
1994 Newell #365 w/Corvette, 2002 streetrod 34 ford golf cart, 2009 Smart Car, 1958 Century Coronado, 1965 Cruisers Inc, CAR & BOAT CRAZY! LOVE OUR NEWELL!
larryweikart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 01:52 AM   #3
lbrachfe
Senior Member
 
lbrachfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Home base is Palm Beach, Florida
Posts: 449
Default

Once you have had mid entry you never want to go back to front entry
__________________
Larry & Hedy Brachfeld
2003 Double Slide, Detroit 60
Coach # 646
lbrachfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 02:22 AM   #4
express1
Senior Member
 
express1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: south louisiana
Posts: 654
Default

Simply, front entry SUCKS. I think most minor damage or accidents occur in the front panel of most vehicles. Not good if thats where the only exit door IS. I've seen just that situation at Newell. A new coach with front right damage and owner had to jump out of the window. Of course I would trade my mid-entry for 07 front entry
express1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 04:46 AM   #5
prairieschooner
Senior Member
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idyllwild, CA
Posts: 1,340
Default

Think about it, would you like having everyone coming in through the passenger seat?? That sounds like a Bus Conversion to me.
__________________
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
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
prairieschooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
HoosierDaddy
Senior Member
 
HoosierDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 424
Default

One of the benefits that Newell has cited was that mid entry allows the generator to be front mounted thus minimizing noise from the mid and rear of the coach.
__________________
1993 Newell 45'#316, 1976 Trans Am 455, 1967 GTO, 1953 Chevrolet 3105 (panel truck),1952 Chevrolet 3600,1969 Airstream Overlander. Always fixing something!
HoosierDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
Chester B. Stone, Jr.
Senior Member
 
Chester B. Stone, Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sam Carlos, Sonora, Mex.
Posts: 407
Default

I have owned two coaches with front entry and now have a mid-entry Newell. Mid-entry is better for many reasons, including reduced wind noise, having to deal with a sliding floor over the steps, additional steps and dirt going into and out of the coach.
__________________
2001 Newell #579
tow a 2011 Honda Odyssey
1935 Mercedes 500K replica
Chester B. Stone, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
The Newell
Senior Member
 
The Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018
Default

Hi Bob,

You might find this topic helpful:

http://www.newellclassic.com/forum/g...-analysis.html
__________________
1976 Newell Classic (Sold)

Home Base: Riverside, CA

If anyone needs my contact info private message me and I will send it to you.

-Joseph-
The Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #9
BikerBob
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 14
Default

Thank you owners for your honesty and I see most voted mid entry was preferred yet when I view Newell Coach Inventory Online 16 Pre-Owned Newells are Front Entry and 6 Mid entry. Is front entry really that more popular? and if so why ? Also is the floor space the same between both mid and front entry?

Bob
BikerBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #10
The Newell
Senior Member
 
The Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018
Default

imho, It comes down to what fits your needs. Some prefer front while others prefer mid entry. I myself prefer mid and for the same reasons others have previously posted. Keeps the traffic down and less dirt. You should probably make a trip out of a factory visit and tour as that would answer your questions with first hand experience.

Joseph
__________________
1976 Newell Classic (Sold)

Home Base: Riverside, CA

If anyone needs my contact info private message me and I will send it to you.

-Joseph-
The Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:12 AM   #11
speedingsport
Senior Member
 
speedingsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 541
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryweikart View Post
We've always liked the mid-entry because it keeps all visitors from tracking from front to rear along with our personal traffic. For instance if we were sitting outside and one of us needed to use the bathroom we would not need to travel thru the living room to use the lavy. A plus for the Front door set up is a gain of floorplan usage.
I couldn't have put it better Larry!
speedingsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 02:16 AM   #12
NEWELLWIZARD
Senior Member
 
NEWELLWIZARD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 281
Default

Personally a mid entry door is more convenient for us than a front entry.
__________________
Mike & Amy
2000 Newell Motorcoach Double-Slide
2005 Jeep Liberty 4x4
NEWELLWIZARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #13
Gax
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 18
Default

Besides quality of the build we really like the mid entry Newell Coach far more then a front. Our current coach is a front entry model and a prior motor home we owned was a Barth 30' with a mid entry and even being a shorty we just loved the feature.
Gax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #14
fulltiming
Senior Member
 
fulltiming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,557
Default

Quad slides lead the charge for front entry. With a mid-entry, there is less room for a large curb side salon slide. However, that said, Newell offers several mid-entry coaches. Floorplan Choices - Newell Coach
__________________
Michael and Georgia Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
8V92 DDEC-2, HT740
PT Cruiser GT with Remco Transmission Pump
https://newellowner.com/newell-photos/
fulltiming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
Gax
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 18
Default

Many interesting notes to consider here. From what I'm reading there are more infavor of the mid entry and the only item on someones list against, might be what fulltiming mentioned above me regarding the shortness of a salon slide. And the wife says to that she is fine with. We may sell our current coach and hope to time finding a mid.
Gax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #16
stewart33
Senior Member
 
stewart33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: When in the Newell it changes. Home: Oregon
Posts: 271
Default

We like our mid entry but I don't think I would mind a front entry if that's what we had.
stewart33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:54 PM   #17
fulltiming
Senior Member
 
fulltiming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,557
Default

I have had a front entry (Safari) and now a mid-entry. You don't have to walk through the Living Room bringing in groceries (score 1 for mid) but it is more convenient when you are traveling and popping in and out to hook up and unhook and check in (score 1 for front).
__________________
Michael and Georgia Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
8V92 DDEC-2, HT740
PT Cruiser GT with Remco Transmission Pump
https://newellowner.com/newell-photos/
fulltiming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 11:51 PM   #18
Raymond N Priscilla Miller
Senior Member
 
Raymond N Priscilla Miller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 133
Default

There sure are pros and cons to both. We like our mid entry but if someone wanted to gift us a NEW Newell then of course we wouldn't have an issue with a front entry and four slides!
__________________

__________________
1987 Newell
Raymond N Priscilla Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is crossing the Hoover Dam allowed with a 40' Newell Newell Attack Southwest Region 7 08-12-2012 05:39 PM
running new 110v circuit encantotom Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 8 01-05-2012 01:12 AM
Air tanks rheavn Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 11 12-31-2011 08:52 PM
handycaped update madson95 Interior Works 1 11-23-2010 10:13 AM
engine won't turn over The Newell Major Mechanicals 3 10-12-2007 08:02 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×