Why are eating areas on newell coaches on side behind driver
Why are so many eating areas on newell coaches on side behind driver. Is there a reason for it. What do others prefer?? I was hoping to locate a newell with an eating area on the street side behind the passenger.
You just have to look around to find Newell's with dinettes on the passenger side. It reminds me when I used to never see any Newell's for sale that had tubs now I've been seeing them all over in the last couple months.
Location: Just North of Detroit, a surprizingly great city
Luke; it seems to me that more of the earlier coaches had the dining area on the passenger side. If this is true, and I'm not sure it is, there may be a couple reasons. In my 35 foot 77 coach that is set up that way it accomplishes a couple things. First, it allows the kitchen to be longer by overlapping the entry steps. When you look into my coach you see the counter with the icemaker under it opposite the steps. Second, with exception of one furnace and the shower it keeps all the utilities piping on one side of the coach. As the newer coaches got longer there was more freedom to locate things.
Jon and Alie Kabbe
Started with 77 Coach
Now have 39' 93 coach
2007 civic toad
My 77 is set up the same as yours Jon, Makes sense with the utilities on one side, was it possibly customer preference when it was built as to how the kitchen and dinette was layed out? I wonder how many options they had back in the day.
Keith, Krista and Family
77 38' Newell Coach Repowered from Smokin' V555TA To 325hp 8.3 inline 6 cummins, Allison 3000 series trans
87 40' Newell Coach 475hp 8V92 DD(sold)
22' 350hp Jet Riverboat
79 Ford F250 4x4
Many others to list
My '78 Newell had the booth on the drivers side, my '76 had two dining setups with built in swivel chairs, one on the drivers side as you entered the coach and the other on the passenger side right behind the co-pilot chair. My '86 had a dining on the drivers side behind the entry door. The '76 and '78 had the kitchens on the passenger side, but the '76 had the fridge on the drivers side. My uncle has an '89 Newell with his booth on the drivers side.
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