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  1998 #484 Double Slide 45' for sale
Posted by: wjshed - 9 hours ago - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

Posting for a friend - Contact info listed below

1998 Newell Double Slide Coach W/ 26’Trailer

45 ft class A

Location: Osage Beach, Mo

Description: 2nd Owner of this VERY NICE 1998 Newell Double Slide with Mid Door & Matching Triple Axle 26 ft Trailer. We have owned this coach for 14 years.

Nice 1998 Newell Coach with 2 Slides and Rear Bath.
Price includes 26 ft Triple Axle Matching Trailer. Series 60 Detroit w/500 HP, with 6 Speed Allison Transmission. Coach has Approx 142000 miles. Recent Upgrades **ALL New Black Awnings,
New Suspension Air Bags, New Bedroom Slide Air seal, Upgraded 365 Front Tires and Wheels, New Wood Flooring in Living Area, Black Granite Tile in galley and hall. New Carpet in Bedroom.
Stacked Washer/Dryer, Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher (drawer type)
Aqua Hot Heating, Outside Jenn Air Grill, Outside Freezer/Ref
3 Flat screen TV’s, Outside Bose C/D system. All New Batteries in 2015
Always garaged and washed after use.
NEW FRONT TIRES in April 2017********
New Trailer Tires in April 2017***********
Asking $ 119,000.00 with Trailer

Contact Information:
Ron Bacon 573-480-2892
E: Mail

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  Poor weather driving conditions
Posted by: ccjohnson - 06-20-2017, 07:30 AM - Forum: Other Stuff - No Replies

I passed a terrible multi vehicle accident on I-10 on my way home from a job yesterday. It was just inside NM at AZ/NM state line. As many of you know, this area is notable for it's severe dust storms and multi vehicle accidents. There were at least 25 vehicles involved on both east and west sides. The news last night said multiple fatalities.  I was east bound and the wreck,s only a couple of them on east side were out of traffic lanes.  West side was another story.  Trucks piled up on top of each other and cars.  It makes you realize how fortunate we are to have fully contained living quarters to find a safe place to pull off highway and just wait out the poors conditions in comfort.  Driving past it reminded me of the pictures on the highway going north out of Kuwait City at the end of the Gulf War.  Just a reminder to all of us to take the time to be safe in our travels.

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  Amana repair manual
Posted by: Land Yacht - 06-19-2017, 07:12 PM - Forum: Interior Things - Replies (2)

I have a side by side Amana refrigerator with the water and ice on the outside freezer door. Model ARS9265BB. My water dispenser works, and my ice dispenser works except the ice dispenser door does not work. If I move the ice dispenser door manually, I get ice. The control panel on the outside of the door lights are not working. Reading all I can find, I am thinking the control panel is bad, but I can't figure out how to disassemble the outside door dispencer mechanism. I checked with, they will not release the repair manual, and want me to setup a service call. I would rather just order the parts. Any ideas?

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  Big Rig Sites
Posted by: Hydra171 - 06-19-2017, 04:04 PM - Forum: Big Rig Friendly places to go - Replies (1)

Anyone going into southern AZ....There is a park called Tombstone Territories...appropriately located just outside Tombstone AZ.  Beautiful park...all sites are  pea graveled, and large.  The park is very roomy, clean, easy in...easy out.  We stay here every time we visit my brother who lives in Hereford AZ. 

Anyone traveling to the Keys in Florida....check into Bluewater Key Motorcoach.  Think it is at Milemarker 14 or 15.  Beautiful resort!  We stay here at least once a year for a week.  You are only 15 minutes from Key West.

Anyone traveling thru Georgia.....Coastal Georgia RV Resort in Brunswick GA.....great park!  We also stay here often on our way from our home in Blythewood SC to our home in Englewood FL. 

Hope these suggestions have helped a little. Big Grin

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  Salon Slide pins won't engage on retract
Posted by: Newell 381 - 06-19-2017, 02:26 PM - Forum: Help, I need help ASAP - Replies (11)

Hey guys, I'am in the process of upgrading to Newell #467 from #381 and I'am having issues on the salon slide when I try to retract it. When I extend it, everything works fine and the pins engage, but when I try to retract it, everything works fine except the pins won't engage when its fully retracted. It is a 1998 model year with the HWH slide system. I have tried this cycle with engine on, engine off, batteries merged etc. I was trying to figure out if the solenoid for the "lock" is for slide-in and slide-out, or if there were separate lock solenoids for in and out. Thank you all in advance

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Posted by: bigdawg1953 - 06-18-2017, 09:05 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

im interested in purchasing a newell with at least 2 slides can go upto $120,000 call me at 7276453177 or text   thank u   tommy

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  Broken Driveshaft
Posted by: bobandpeni - 06-18-2017, 04:59 AM - Forum: Drivetrain - Replies (2)

Hi Guru's, another tale to tell about our travels in Carole Ann!

I noticed that our differential pinion seal was leaking after our trip to Kentucky earlier this year.  It was just starting to weep but I do try to head issues off before they become problems and we're planning to take the coach to Virginia Beach on June 20th. 

So...I took the coach to my brother-in-laws shop (he has a Diesel shop) to replace the seal and while underneath I noticed that the spline on the last driveshaft yoke was twisted!  We both looked at it and figured that it wasn't in imminent danger of breaking so we finished the seal (and changing the brake fluid) and decided that I would drive it home (about 6 miles) and remove the driveshaft there and take it to the driveshaft shop.

Apparently we are both really bad at determining if something is about to snap.

I got about 5.5 miles.

I was driving up a hill into a very busy intersection going about 2 mph when I heard the dreaded ping/thud and knew instantly what had happened. 

Note to self, twisted spline=don't drive it!

Of course I'm on a hill and my parking brake is on the DRIVESHAFT!  I couldn't even get out of the drivers seat until I could get a couple guys from a gas station across the street to chock my wheels. 

Note to self, don't leave home without a set of chocks that are easily accessible.

Fortunately I was able to let it roll backwards and get out of the intersection.

So I called AAA, since we have RV plus, and 45 min later we STILL didn't have a tow company dispatched!  I did have time to don my coveralls and remove the offending shaft however.  By this time my brother-in-law had made it over to help and he called a tow company and had an ENORMOUS tow truck in 5 minutes.  The truck was able to attach and lift the coach by the front axle.

Boy that was a bummer seeing the Carole Ann towed away.

Once back at the shop we pulled all 3 driveshaft segments and took them to the driveshaft shop.  (One of the reasons I love living where I do is because of how many industrial shops we have.....thank you Canton Custom Clutch!)  In 24 hours we had a much beefier spline welded into shaft #2, all new u-joints, and a brand new and lengthened shaft #3 all balanced and ready to install.

It was the shops determination that the shaft spline was fatigued from the yoke riding too far back on the spline.  There was darn near 4 inches of spline showing and they said there should only be an inch to an inch and a half.

For the last couple of years I've been towing a little Honda on a car dolly, but recently I started towing a Kia on a car hauler....a MUCH heavier load.  I'm blessed this didn't snap while towing that setup.  Our goal is to get our Land Rover road ready so we can haul it with all 4 wheels on the ground (only around 2000lbs since it is mostly aluminum) but we've probably got at least another year before I'm done with it's restoration.

Flickr photos of Rover here:

Conclusions:  I have no idea what kind of weights my Coach is rated to tow, it was repowered in 1981 and I have pitifully little information on that other than the engine and transmission were replaced.  I assume that at some point someone installed a 2 speed differential since the build sheet from Newell does not include this option.  I don't know if any of the driveshafts were replaced when any of this work was done, but as I said, the last shaft was riding too far back on the spline, this always bothered me but not enough to pull it all apart and replace it.  I can't help but believe that the heavier trailer load I've been pulling contributed to the fatigue of the spline.  In my opinion the shaft should have gone much farther than the 150K miles I have on the chassis.....if that indeed is what was on the driveshafts in the first place!

The shaft shop believes I should have no problems with fatigue or stress with the new shaft and spline setup no matter what I'm towing.

We'll see but you can be sure I'll be keeping a close eye on that new spline!

....and we're still on for leaving for Virginia Beach on Tuesday, should get there Wednesday for 6 days of relaxation!

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  Tilt steering play
Posted by: macgyver - 06-17-2017, 12:08 PM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - Replies (3)

I think it's about time to fix the play in my tilt steering column,  there is about 3/4 inch of side to side play , has anyone had to do this on an 87 ? I'm  not sure how to order these parts , I guess it's a GM column of some sort ? Thanks for any ideas !

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Posted by: InfiLights - 06-17-2017, 05:52 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

HI all,

Has anybody seen this coach in person ? It was at MOT 2 years ago, #440- '97 FMCA Show coach, second with a slideout.
Would like to speak with somebody that has gone through it and share their impression. Thanks.

PM me and I can call you.

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  Another 1967 Newell Motor Coach
Posted by: superbirds - 06-16-2017, 12:05 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

Just saw listing on RVT - 600 sounds very fair

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