hello all, I was considering buying a '91 Prevost Lemirage XL, but what are the main differences between that and equivalent year Newell ? I wonder which is easier to maintain Prevost or Newell if I do my own maintenance ? I liked the Prevosts because I was familiar with it but was instructed to view a newell before pulling the trigger on a vost since there considered to be in the same league is that correct? How does steering and ride of a newell compare to a prevost? I am searching for as much comparisons as possible to help us make our decision on the right bus. Thanks! Leo
I dig the looks of a Prevost (Prevostcar), but I own a Newell.
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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
A major difference to me anyway is the fact that Prevosts are more narrow at the roof than floor and thus you loose a considerable amount of space which is not so much the case with a Newell Coach. However, Both companies make an outstanding product and which ever you choose I'm sure you will be happy with your purchase. Maybe Jack14R will jump in since he owns a Prevost.
1976 Newell Classic (Sold)
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Back 8 years ago I owned a 1989 Prevost. It had been built for the Rolling Stones and was one of their private coaches. In 2000 the coach was obtained by Hercules Coach (a small convertor) and was completely gutted and redone. While the coach was awesome looking, I constantly had problems with it. I took more trips to Prevost in Dallas Tx than I did anyplace else. If you decide with a Prevost, I would go with a major convertor (Liberty, Marathon, Featherlite, Millennium, and a few others). I think those coaches would be more reliable as they have had many years of experience.
It is obvious that both products will do the job,like Andrew said there are only a few reliable converters and in 1991 only Liberty and Marathon are the 2 converters that are still in business today.The entrtainer coaches are POS in my opinion and are not meant for MH use.The most important item will be the drive train,that could destroy the check book after the sale if it is not in great condition.I would not purchase without a Detroit Diesel and Allison service center inspection.