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  1985 prevost xl40
Posted by: encantotom - 8 hours ago - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (2)

ran across this on craiglist this morning.  

look at the price


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  Surge Guard 40350 RV-C
Posted by: mickinuk - Yesterday, 07:08 PM - Forum: Electrical - No Replies

My transfer switch pedestal input stopped working so I fitted a new Surge Guard 40350. My RV-C network is plugged in, but I don't get any volts/amps on the touchscreen display in the coach. I suspect that the RV-C needs moving from (for want of a better description) the top 2 holes to the bottom two holes of the RV-C connector. Has anyone done this upgrade to the 40350 before?  Newell now uses this transfer switch; I bought it from them.

As an aside, when it died the advice from Newell was to switch the pedestal power into the generator input. That way I still had surge protection but got the pedestal power back.

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  2012 at MOT
Posted by: MarkofSJC - Yesterday, 05:26 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (1)

Does anyone know this coach?  Seems very nice for $859.5K

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  Treager Pellet Grill Install
Posted by: Latitude 28 - Yesterday, 04:41 PM - Forum: Other Stuff - Replies (3)

We have been on several short trips getting to know our coach and working out the bugs.  One of the things we tried was the electric grill on several meals.  At home, we have gotten spoiled with the Treager pellet grill and its smoke flavor.  That got me to wife usually says "what now":-)  So I removed the TV and electric grill and associated slide hardware.  Re-purposed the grill slide-out hardware to work with the Treager and mounted it to the same bay's floor.  Adapted the Treager to the old electric grill slide-out which took several trips to Ace, Lowe's and HD to round up the hardware to make things work out.

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Exclamation Alarm and touch pad control.
Posted by: Rongripon - Yesterday, 03:25 PM - Forum: Electrical - Replies (5)

Here's an interesting problem:

my key pad is lit constantly and I have no control.
I cannot lock the coach from either inside or outside. 
The alarm was working because the city horn was working now the horn doesn't work.
I have check fuses and all is well.
the unit was working just fine a few days ago. No rain or washing yet. This problem just popped up
now I'm trying to locate the control unit for the key pad. Talked to Newell but no help.

any ideas are welcome.

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  Best Tire (is there such a thing?)
Posted by: marinoperna - Yesterday, 05:45 AM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - Replies (4)

Needing to replace 295/80R22.5 fronts and 275/80R22.5 rears soon.  Are there any recommendations for tires?  All seemingly have their share of issues.  I had a front Michelin blow out at 65 on a descending right-hand turn on the intestate and never want that to happen ever again.  Just a bit scary, to say the least!

I have Continentals HDS2's on the rear and although in 7 years have zero side wall cracking (unlike the XZA2's in front with deep finger nail burying cracks) they feel like one is driving on ice (doesn't feel as stable in the rear over the previous Michelin's).  The new ones are now HDR2's (any better?).

Most anything is better priced than Michelin but wouldn't mind the extra dough if really that much better.  Keep hearing of all the blowout especially with the Michelins (see above)

OH, I'm getting mix opinions on balancing.  Experienced trucker are of the opinion that balancing such a heavy tire cannot be done with wheel weights better to mount them correctly and better off just to not bother?

Thanks all
98 Vogue V (but always looking)

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  Rally seminars--shortened version
Posted by: rheavn - 03-19-2019, 04:57 AM - Forum: Get Togethers - Replies (4)

We have six seminars scheduled that came out of you Newell owners.  

Newell history

Air leaks--Tools and techniques to find & correct

Troubleshooting problems with our air systems, other than those pesky air leaks

Roadside emergencies & cribbing a coach properly

AquaHot--service & parts breakdown

Open question & answer get together

We have received ideas of five additional seminars and are asking for Newell owner feedback.

Exterior detailing & maintenance

Scheduled coach maintenance

Generator maintenance & problems

Jake brake modification that allows the Jake to be off, on like normal or on but only activated if you hit your brakes.  I have this modification on my coach and it is most useful in an emergency braking situation----my brain doesn't work fast enough to turn on the switch.

Replacing a Zip Dee awning.  These were mounted on the pre Girard coaches.

If you are interested in any of these suggested subjects please provide your feedback.  If you have a new suggestion, please do so.


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  Guru Rally-shortened version
Posted by: rheavn - 03-19-2019, 04:39 AM - Forum: Get Togethers - No Replies

The main Rally thread has gotten so long, here is a shortened version.  We have over 20 Newell owners who have already signed up.  The rally is not structured with scheduled events and bus rides.  There is also no cost for the rally other than the resort site that you book.  Our rally is based on "friends helping friends" and socializing with fellow Newell owners!

There are two preplanned dinners.  The Entrekins are putting on a BYOB Cinco De Mayo dinner on May 5th.  The Bares are putting on a honoring our mothers bbq on Mothers Day evening, May 12th.

This will be our 5th year of having the rally.  The rally will be at Bella Terra RV Resort in Foley, Alabama.  Any & all are welcome to join us.  For those of you that have not joined us at Bella Terra before,  the Guru rally is just an opportunity for Newell owners to socialize with other Newell owners in the S/E part of the country. 

We will be there from May 1st thru May 15th.  Join us for any time within that period or the entire time.  Bella Terra is a top rated resort with all expected amenities.  They have 3 levels of sites which range from no improvements to full outdoor kitchens.  Make your own reservation for the site  & type you desire.  All Newells are welcome in this park, if with the rally  Classics too.    Both the park management & the Homeowners Association have agreed to waive the 15 year rule for any Newell attending the rally.  If you have any problems, let me know & I will take care of it.  For anyone who wishes to take advantage of the monthly rate, Suzy & I will be staying for the entire month of May.  

When placing a reservation, call Katie, who is our contact.  Tell her you are with the "Newell Group" and she will assist you in securing the site you want.  Suzy & I will be in site #349, which is in the n/e part of the resort.

The resort is located just a block north of Gulf Shores, AL and is just a 15 minute drive to beautiful white sand beaches.  Lots of good restaurants & shopping to meet any one's taste.  During this period the area has a balloon fest, Art in the Park and a music festival on the beach.  It is only a 1/2 hour drive to Florida.  The Blue Angels put on exhibitions twice a week in Pensacola--free.  

We will be presenting seminars on subjects that you are interested in and suggested by attendees.  One of the seminars that has been suggested is finding and solving air leak issues.  Please email or PM me any suggestions for additional seminars you may have.

We had a great turn out last year and hope for even more in 2019.  Unfortunately medical treatment kept me from attending last year, but we will definitely be attending as this is our favorite event of the year.  Don't miss out on the fun and meeting new Newell friends and old Newell friends too.  Don't forget that our SOB(some other brand) friends are welcome too!


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  East bound Newell
Posted by: Georgeb - 03-18-2019, 04:16 PM - Forum: Newell Sightings - No Replies

Today while Cruising east bound on I10 in NM, I checked my mirrors, turned to Phyllis
And said ...WOW .......there is a NEWELL coming up behind us!!
   Not only did it come up behind us .....It blew some paint of as it passed

I was running about 65 and a purple and silver (maybe 94-96??) went by ...driver waved 
And drove out of sight

Way cool to see a Newell on the road

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  First time at Newell Service
Posted by: bryguymi - 03-18-2019, 03:58 AM - Forum: Other Stuff - Replies (2)

So, I’ve visited Newell a couple times before but never here for service, till today. I talked to Mike Ellis last week and he was able to squeeze me in “first thing Monday morning”. I spent all of Sunday driving to get here to Newell, and did just that by 7pm Sunday night. I’ve always heard that Newell Service starts bright and early, so I made sure we were up and ready by 6am. At 6:20am I wandered around and found nobody. 6:40 I went inside and found Mike. It was then that I realized that my phone (and alarm) was still in Michigan time!  ?

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