Isn't every Newell considered a Classic? - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-29-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
NewellCrazy
Senior Member
 
NewellCrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sugarland, TX or Salida,CO
Posts: 1,867
Default Isn't every Newell considered a Classic?

I've noticed that most associate the term "Classic Newell" with 1992 and older Newells. On my recent visit to the Factory it came up in conversation and according to Newell Coach every Newell is considered Classic. At present time Newell Coach Corporation produces 24 Coaches a year and each one is a Classic.

According to dictionary.com Classic means:

Of the first or highest quality, class, or rank: a classic piece of work.


And I think we all agree Newell Coach manufactures the highest quality custom built motor homes available today,

Sean
__________________

__________________
Sean

If Ain't a Newell, It Ain't Wurt Oonin!
NewellCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 01:57 AM   #2
chockwald
Senior Member
 
chockwald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 1,543
Default

In terms of Newells the Classics ended around 1988......
__________________

__________________
Clarke and Elaine Hockwald - FULLTIMING!
https://whatnewell.blogspot.com
1982 Newell 36 DD 6V92 TA
2002 Thunderbird Retro
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale Bad Boy
Cannondale F600
2 Terra Trike Tadpoles
Intense 5.5 mountain bike
ALBUM: https://newellshowcase.com/thumbnails.php?album=213
chockwald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 02:21 AM   #3
NewellCrazy
Senior Member
 
NewellCrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sugarland, TX or Salida,CO
Posts: 1,867
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chockwald View Post
In terms of Newells the Classics ended around 1988......
Clarke,

My point exactly, You're only associating older Newells with the term classic and forgetting that according to Newell Coach every Newell is a Classic and dictionary.com states the definition of Classic as the following:

Of the first or highest quality, class, or rank: a classic piece of work.

__________________
Sean

If Ain't a Newell, It Ain't Wurt Oonin!
NewellCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 02:25 AM   #4
Jack Fouts
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 93
Default

The word classic comes from the latin word classicus which referred to recruits of the 'first class', the heavy infantry in the roman army. So in a way it means first class although people use it in different terms.
__________________
J. Fouts


When there is a need, lend a helping hand!
Jack Fouts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 03:08 AM   #5
prairieschooner
Senior Member
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idyllwild, CA
Posts: 1,340
Default

So what we have here is a failure to communicate! I would guess that Classic would have different meanings, how about;
The word classic means something that is a perfect example of a particular style, something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality. The word can be an adjective (a classic car) or a noun (a classic of English literature). It denotes a particular quality in art, architecture, literature and other cultural artifacts. In commerce, products are named 'classic' to denote a long standing popular version or model, to distinguish it from a newer variety.

or;
A classic can be something old that remains prized or valuable (but not an antique).

Now those of us with the "older" coaches would see them as classics and those of you with newer coaches would see them as classics;
Manufacturers frequently describe their products as classic, to distinguish the original from a new variety, or to imply qualities in the product.

Classic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not to start an argument but I know that my '82 is both.
__________________
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 09-29-2012, 03:08 AM   #6
chockwald
Senior Member
 
chockwald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 1,543
Default

Obviously, every Newell is unique. No two Newells are alike, but in terms of Newells there are Classics, and then there are the more recent body styles including the Series 2000 body that began in 1990, and then the Series 2000i in 1995, then the Series P2000i in 1996. I don't believe anyone considers the 2000, 2000i, or P2000i to be Classics in the literal sense.
__________________
Clarke and Elaine Hockwald - FULLTIMING!
https://whatnewell.blogspot.com
1982 Newell 36 DD 6V92 TA
2002 Thunderbird Retro
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale Bad Boy
Cannondale F600
2 Terra Trike Tadpoles
Intense 5.5 mountain bike
ALBUM: https://newellshowcase.com/thumbnails.php?album=213
chockwald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 03:15 AM   #7
Jack Fouts
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 93
Default


Read more: Beautiful, attractive, or well-formed: Information from Answers.com

I don't know about anyone else but I could definitely relate the Newell Coach to the above discriptions.
__________________
J. Fouts


When there is a need, lend a helping hand!
Jack Fouts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 03:31 AM   #8
Newell Attack
Senior Member
 
Newell Attack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chockwald View Post
Obviously, every Newell is unique. No two Newells are alike, but in terms of Newells there are Classics, and then there are the more recent body styles including the Series 2000 body that began in 1990, and then the Series 2000i in 1995, then the Series P2000i in 1996. I don't believe anyone considers the 2000, 2000i, or P2000i to be Classics in the literal sense.
__________________
1978 39 FT. Newell Classic

Jeff & Leann Shackly
Newell Attack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 03:32 AM   #9
Newell Attack
Senior Member
 
Newell Attack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prairieschooner View Post
So what we have here is a failure to communicate! I would guess that Classic would have different meanings, how about;
The word classic means something that is a perfect example of a particular style, something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality. The word can be an adjective (a classic car) or a noun (a classic of English literature). It denotes a particular quality in art, architecture, literature and other cultural artifacts. In commerce, products are named 'classic' to denote a long standing popular version or model, to distinguish it from a newer variety.

or;
A classic can be something old that remains prized or valuable (but not an antique).

Now those of us with the "older" coaches would see them as classics and those of you with newer coaches would see them as classics;
Manufacturers frequently describe their products as classic, to distinguish the original from a new variety, or to imply qualities in the product.

Classic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not to start an argument but I know that my '82 is both.
Hey Steve,

You have a double classic.

Jeff
__________________
1978 39 FT. Newell Classic

Jeff & Leann Shackly
Newell Attack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 04:01 AM   #10
prairieschooner
Senior Member
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idyllwild, CA
Posts: 1,340
Default

When we were in Crede a few years ago a very nice man invited us to cocktails. He had a 2007 Quad Slide and told me that he had an '82 and really missed it. His 2007 was amazing and we did enjoy their hospitality.
Please remember that we are all in the same "bus" so to speak and if we are next to you I welcome you over for cocktails.
__________________
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 09-29-2012, 04:32 AM   #11
Neweller
Senior Member
 
Neweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Heartland
Posts: 3,563
Default

A lot of great definitions for the beautiful amazing Newell. I'm sure we could come up with a few more. I didn't see bodacious or radical (rad) on the list.


Steve, you most definitely get the "A" for the most professional related answer. You do deserve a cold one!


Classic does mean all of those things and more as we can see from various definitions above. If we're to relate it to the term when applied to a classic automobile or say the term "Classic Car Show" then it would fit both of the terms outlined in Steve (prairieschooners) post above. I have owned dozens of antique and collectable cars over the years and attended many car shows including those referred to as classic. In the automotive fields which are not necessarily the same as RV's or motohomes but could share some resemblances, classic cars are generally anything that is of quality build, 20 years or older and well sought after. Now, anything over 25 years could be called an antique or vintage. But then these other terms can change meaning depending on what or how they are applied.

Now, if we are to use the term as applied to classic cars of 20 years, that would be correct in the assumption that in 2012 a 1992 and older would now be referred to as a classic coach. I'll leave it up to the individual to decide in their mind from what they understand or have learned over the years and say we are all right on this one.
__________________
Ken
Previous Owner of 3 Newell's
Wanted: Newell Coach Needing Engine Replacement!
If you want to sell, PM or Private Message me. Thanks!


"I know Im not perfect, and I don't live to be. But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."
-Bob Marley
Neweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 04:54 AM   #12
prairieschooner
Senior Member
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idyllwild, CA
Posts: 1,340
Default

I am not always "socially acceptable" so please do not nominate me for office. But I will take a "cold one" when we meet!
__________________
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 09-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #13
The Newell
Senior Member
 
The Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chockwald View Post
Obviously, every Newell is unique. No two Newells are alike, but in terms of Newells there are Classics, and then there are the more recent body styles including the Series 2000 body that began in 1990, and then the Series 2000i in 1995, then the Series P2000i in 1996. I don't believe anyone considers the 2000, 2000i, or P2000i to be Classics in the literal sense.
Clarke is correct, The series 2000 was first introduced in 1990. However, The series 2000i wasn't introduced until 2005(not 1996 as previously mentioned) and if my memory serves correctly, Newell Coach released their series P2000i model in 2006 but sold as a 2007 model year.

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 10-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #14
Archie T. Hogan
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 98
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Fouts View Post

Read more: Beautiful, attractive, or well-formed: Information from Answers.com

I don't know about anyone else but I could definitely relate the Newell Coach to the above discriptions.
Jack, I agree with your posting.
__________________

__________________
1995 Newell Motor Coach
House(Sold)
Belonging (Stored)

Full Timing( Already Started)
Archie T. Hogan 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
Door latch/post bushing blakestar Interior Works 4 07-27-2010 06:06 PM
Newell Website prairieschooner Off-Topic Discussions & Humor 5 07-09-2009 05:31 PM
Front Passenger side Air suspension 1988newell Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 4 01-31-2009 01:47 AM
Walker Mower Article Highlights Newell Coach fulltiming General Technical Discussion 1 09-25-2008 03:51 AM
Exterior siding material used? Newell Looker Exterior Works 1 03-03-2006 09:58 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 11:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×