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  First Newell
Posted by: MR300 - Yesterday, 07:37 PM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (3)

Hello Gurus! 

I just bought my first Newell. I have owned many diesel pushers over the last 30 years. When I was racing I was sponsored by Winnebago and Monaco for many years. I really loved having my home at the track and my family with me. I always wanted a Newell so I started with a 2000 #564. I think it going to be a great platform for all the modifacations I want to do. My upgrade list is extensive and I really appreacate all the great information available on this forum. It makes a big difference when I was deciding to purchase a 20 year old coach to have a support group that is available here! 

Once I finish everything the plan is to use it at NHRA races next year for meetings. I just hope we have races again next year!

Thanks everyone for the support!

Jim

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  hydraulic hose leak
Posted by: Doug Musick - Yesterday, 09:57 AM - Forum: General Repair - Replies (6)

I have a hydraulic hose leaking where the metal fitting is connected to the rubber.  I believe it is my power steering supply line, but it's been raining for three days here so I haven't crawled under to trace yet.  The leak is where the hose connects to a small box which is attached to the left rear support member right behind the rear engine access panel.  The hose runs forward from the box up past the transmission but that is as far as I can see from the engine bay.  There is also a hose to the fan motor and a hose to the hydraulic pump attached to the box, along with what appears to be an electrically operated valve.

My question is should I replace the entire hose or just cut some of the end off and add a pig tail to reconnect?

Variables to consider:
[ul]
[li]my coach is 26 years old, and so likely is this hose[/li]
[li]I've only had the coach 2 weeks and I am in the process of zeroing out some items, so replacing the entire hose proactively doesn't bother me if recommended.[/li]
[/ul]

I don't have much experience with hydraulic hoses, so I'm not sure what an average life expectancy is before they start failing.  If it was a short and easy to get at hose I wouldn't be asking, but before I start removing and pulling a new @ 50' hose which will likely involve my full vocabulary I'd like to hear from some of you.

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  George Jones Newell
Posted by: HoosierDaddy - Yesterday, 06:57 AM - Forum: Newell History - Replies (3)

https://youtu.be/vxHjRqnY7zA

Hey Michael, Do you have this Newell in your database?

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  Mystery switch
Posted by: Tfrazier - 11-24-2020, 03:45 PM - Forum: Other Stuff - Replies (11)

Hi all,
The more I look the more I find. In the attached pic there are 4 switches. Three are clearly marked, one is not. Does anyone know what the far left switch (next to the red and green lights) is for. What I do know is that if I flip the switch, a high pitched beeping alarm goes off. Only did it once cause I didn't want to blow anything up.
Thanks and Happy Thanks giving to all you gurus.



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  Raritan Bi-pass
Posted by: Tfrazier - 11-24-2020, 03:23 PM - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - No Replies

Hi all, Happy Thamksgiving! I have a 20 gal. Raritan water heater and I am wondering if anyone out there has ever used a Bi-pass kit when winterizing. If, is there an off the shelf version or did you make it? Pics would be helpful.I

Thanks so much

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  1971 Newell Classic
Posted by: billinthehills - 11-23-2020, 02:50 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (5)

Buddy of mine has this 1971 Newell for sale and am trying to help him out selling as he doesn't do the interweb.. He took it in on a swap recently and I was looking for info. on  her and ran across your group. Figured I would put it on here to see if any interest in this ole girl and any info. or feedback on history and value. Not much to be found on these old ones. Also had 2 doors on it which I haven't seen much of in my research but I know they are all a little different.. It is a nice project in my opinion.  He is asking $5000 and always some wiggle room for serious buyer and a good home. Talked about going through and dropping cash into but he isn't a camper guy and not wanting to mess with it and I don't have the room...or cash. Here is a link if interested and I appreciate your time.
  https://morgantown.craigslist.org/bar/d/...19376.html

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  37’ 1980 Classic
Posted by: Sandyace - 11-22-2020, 09:06 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (2)

1980 37’ Newell Classic, looking for a new home. This is truly a one-of-a-kind fully-custom RV with a wheelchair lift. We are the third owner of this beautiful piece of Newell’s history and it has been kept indoors most of its life. I’ve tried to cover the typical questions below. Please send private message if you have additional questions or text/call 504-258-7530.
Located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Asking $22,000 obo

● MOTOR
○ Cummins 555 “triple nickel” and it runs great. 140,767 miles.
● GENERATOR
○ It has a Kohler 7.5kw propane generator. Comes with an exhaust pipe extender.
● TANKS
○ Gas tank:100 gal
○ 2 very large Propane tanks
○ Fresh water holding tank: 100 gal
○ Combined black/grey waste holding tank: 100 gal
● APPLIANCES
○ gas stove & oven, 3-way fridge, and pull-out toaster - all original and working
● ROOF
○ The exterior is all aluminum. The interior roof is vinyl.
● TIRES
○ Steer tires replaced 11/2017, size 11r22.5 & load H Dunlop. Rear tires replaced 8/2019 Kelly.
○ Note this rig has the old “bud nut” style wheels which require counter-turn on one side of the rig. One stud was broke during the last tire change and the company refused to fix it.
○ Airbags - the tire company said they looked fine
● PAINT
○ All original and in excellent condition
● What # is it?
○ Newell didn’t start numbering coaches until after ours was made.
● Other noteworthy items
○ Everything is original except we took out the musical horn, dinette, a cabinet over the driver’s cab, and removed the fabric off the couch cushions to replace the covers. The previous owner replaced the vinyl floors.
○ We have lots of extra parts for various items.
○ The storage is incredible. There are so many cabinets we never filled them all, even when we were full-timing for two years.
○ Driver’s side Windshield was replaced in July 2020. There are no issues on the passenger side.
○ The interior was built for a wheelchair so that’s why you see a ramp to the front seats in the pictures. The walkways and doorways are wider than most RVs, which we think makes it feel more spacious inside. The bathroom is in the middle of the RV, with doors on both sides of the walkway. The toilet has a hand-lever instead of a foot-lever. The shower is a large shower with a curtain instead of a glass door. The bed is in the back (oriented East/West like in a van) so you can wheel the chair right up to it. The lift worked until this summer. We have all the original manuals and blueprints of the lift. We never used the lift but I’m sure it can be serviced and put in working order. Or it can be removed and fabricate a whole new entry doorway, which is what we were planning to do. The lift comes in to form the stairs.
● Items that need attention. Here is a list of the items we were planning to service/update/upgrade (but then I lost my job with Covid shutdowns)
○ Motor is due for regular interval service
○ Generator is due for regular interval service
○ Roof is due for sealant at the seams. There is also a seam near the windshield that needs sealed.
○ 2 Coleman Mach II Roof AC units - both work, but we were planning to upgrade to newer units.
○ Air system - most times it keeps it straight and level for months, then once in a while it will decide to leak down on one side. We think it is due to the vacuum system but have not investigated further.
○ We were planning to replace all interior lights with LED because quite a few have stopped working.

Dropbox link with pictures and videos:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c64tcm90vif9h...vjsha?dl=0

Only selling due to losing my career job with Covid so we can’t keep up with maintenance and storage fees. We absolutely loved this RV for the 5 years we’ve owned it and hate to see it go, but I’m sure we’ll find another Classic lover who will take good care of it!
Sandy



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  Engine Rear Access Door Latch Stuck Closed
Posted by: Winegrower - 11-21-2020, 02:36 PM - Forum: General - Replies (7)

Attempted to access the engine to check a few things and the right latch would not release.  Suggestions on how to release the latch appreciated.

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  #1417 2011 for sale.
Posted by: TexasBob - 11-21-2020, 07:57 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (3)

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listin...attachment
Don't think I've seen this one listed here.  Couldn't find a better link.  I'll leave that up to you pro internet gurus.

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  Strange issue
Posted by: rheavn - 11-20-2020, 05:42 PM - Forum: Electrical - Replies (30)

If I start the engine with the coach not plugged in and genset NOT running, the alternator works properly.

If I start the engine with the coached plugged into a live power pole, the alternator works properly.

If I start the engine and then start the genset, the "check alt" light comes on and no alternator charging is shown on the silverleaf unit.

Any ideas.....................................................

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