Hi, new to the group...currently residing in Northern japan. We are looking at purchasing a 1992 Newell with the Silver 8V92 Detroit Diesel...its got 50,000 mile on a rebuilt and it has a 5 speed allison transmission. The floor plan is perfect for our current situation (two teenagers almost at college) but I am worried that our anticipated usage of roughly 8 weeks a year in the US for the next two to 3 years is too little after that I will be able to spend more time in the coach. It just seems that for the price $60K It is a bit pricey for a 20+ yr old coach..Thanks in advance for your insight and welcoming me into the forum.
Welcome Bill! Glad you decided to join us. You will find that everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful. You will be happy with a Newell Coach and you will find it will accommodate you and your family nicely. Good luck with your purchase and keep us posted!
Keep in mind that newells are built from the ground up and will last a life time compared to your cookie cutter motor homes hence part of the reason for such pricing. Check out NewellClassifieds.com for an accurate idea of current pricing.
Bill! So glad you came aboard this mighty vessel. Japan eh? Do you come to the states for a couple month break from working over in Japan? I have been there on several occasions going all the way back to even the USN days. My niece and her husband just returned from living there almost 4 years and they enjoyed it. The wife and I back in the nineties had I believe 7 Japanese students over a number of years stay with us and my daughter makes contact with them over facebook.
Back to the Newell thoughts, a '92 that is super clean with a low mileage engine could be a gem, as long as the rest of it is in good order. It would make for a great stateside rolling condo for a couple of months for sure. We have at least a handful of members around here doing the same thing. In fact my cousin whom is an airline pilot for American Airlines has a Newell he recently bought set up at descent resort he owns in Florida. He stays in it on his return flights from his other home in Bogota, Columbia where his wife and two kids are currently living. In fact we are considering something similar in the near future.
Come on in often and do your due diligence and we will do all we can to help you out.
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Ken, thanks for the welcome...We get back for 6 weeks in the summer and a couple around the holidays...I work for the Air Force and am looking forward to traveling the states & Canada with my sons and wife...The boys have never lived in the states so our travels will be very cultural and educational for them....I look forward to learning more from all you experts.
Welcome Bill! It sounds like you have quite the trip planned. Exciting news that you will be traveling in a Newell around the United States and Canada. I wish you much success in the purchase of a Newell and for your future travels!
Bill! Welcome to the best luxury coach forum around! Good luck on your Newell purchase! I look forward to hearing about your travels with your family. This site has been around for 10 years and it's packed full of great information. Please post any questions you might not have found answers for because there are many wonderful people/friends here who are very helpful and friendly and are glad to help in anyway they can. If we don't have the answer someone will help you find it or will point you in the right direction.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1979 Classic Newell Coach
1967 Ford Mustang
1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS
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Welcome Bill! If you decide the Newell is for you. I know you will be pleased. Newells are it in my book! The Newell Coach factory support is excellent and this forum and it's members offer a whole lot too.