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  slide seal silicone beads to go in seal creases
Posted by: encantotom - 12-10-2018, 09:25 PM - Forum: Slides - Replies (2)

with the new slide seal, now the silicone that is on the slide that ideally goes into the creases in the seal in different spots

my question is i only see them on the outer edge of the slide that would go in the crease when the slide is in.

i dont see any on the inner part of the slide that would go in the creases when the slide is out nor does it look like there was any

how are yours?


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  1978 newell coach
Posted by: jimmark8 - 12-10-2018, 12:21 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

well the last time i checked in i was in  fort worth texas.....ive been running alot since.....the last time i had us posted i elive i had 40,000  miles on it....well were at 79,892now...and on the west coast for the winter close to family   hit by the fires.....all is well 1978 NEWELL COACH.....was a complete mechanical restomode i guess u might say....since then i have also up graded the generator   the big heavy old one is gone....took thee men a boy and a floor jack to get the SOB  out   so the new one is a can tell the difference in the front end of the milage went up....or is that my imagination.....lmao......we have been a few places for sure.......ill post some pics of our travels ....its a great old coach.....40 feet with bumpers  28,860 pounds dry weight....everything works everything is plug and play...original  paint...and awning..also....motor is a ...VT555    awsome plant...with 5 speed alison...its towed my harleys to every run in the usa least the big for the wall....daytona.....she tows a 3/4 ton truck on a trailer like   ....ok lets do this...if the price was right id sell her but it would have to be real right....  o like to see pictures of ones like this  or older that still run  all the way across the USA...turn key...200 gallon fuel tanks....5 of them...all total a retired caterpiller mechanic...and this is the 4th one of these ive built all steal   all vintage.....ther so dam cool i hope you all like it  the interior is perfect...white and salmon...

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  Procedure for not getting stuck
Posted by: bikestuff - 12-09-2018, 07:31 AM - Forum: General - Replies (12)


I am at a dog show in rural Mississippi.  I am parked on grass on a slight upward incline.  It rained all day yesterday and the coach to the left of me got stuck when they tried to leave.  The tow truck drug them within a foot of my drivers mirror on the way out.

What is the best procedure for getting out of a muddy field?

My plan is to use the diff lock to lock the axles together AND to use the tag switch to increase traction.

Is this a good idea?  Any thoughts would be welcome.

Actually, I’m not leaving til tomorrow and think the ground will be firm but I am using this as a learning experience.

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  Crossing the 23 ton bridge
Posted by: edkunkel - 12-08-2018, 01:19 PM - Forum: Discussion about what to consider on buying a used Newell - Replies (2)

The bridge in front of the house is 23 tons, I believe.  Its sufficiency is rated at 70.  I am not really sure exactly what sufficiency is, but I read on the state site that it has to do with serviceability, use and how essential it is.

It is pretty long at over 200 feet.  I think it is about 75 feet down.

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  Classic Fuel System
Posted by: MPerry - 12-08-2018, 11:01 AM - Forum: Fuel System - Replies (2)

I am looking into making changes to my fuel system and looking for any comments or links on the topic. A little background. It looks as though my coach (1983 with Cummins) originally came with a ConMet water separator and primary fuel filter. These are installed high up in the engine bay, above the injector pump inlet. Somewhere along the line the ConMet was ditched and a disposable one installed. This new style claims to filter the fuel to 20 microns, and the primary filter also filters to 20 microns. Cummins recommends 20 micron.

I am considering moving the filters to be located above the fuel tank, but below the injector pump inlet. I have 3 reasons for considering the move. The first is that air in the system accumulates in the fuel separator because its the highest point. Secondly, the high point puts pressure on the shut off valve and may cause some leak down. Lastly, lowering them will improve the suction from the tank.

My goal is to help improve cold start smoke levels. Reducing air in the system I think may help some. Not looking for miracles, its always going to be a smokey beast naturally. I have checked the fuel lines themselves and haven't found leaks so I believe the air is getting in with the fuel or possibly through the shut down valve.

Anyone think this is a worthwhile venture? Also, anyone see a benefit to having both filters?

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  reattaching 2" trim piece under salon slide
Posted by: encantotom - 12-07-2018, 03:10 PM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (2)

it was about half off.  about 4 feet.  had been on with 2 sided trim tape.  so darlene and i worked on it.  i know most do rivets, but i thought i would try doing it like original.  so spent along tim with air sander, rust remover and sandpaper.  once that was done, wiped it down with alcohol.  then used heatgun, 3m adhesive remover and a 1/2" wide wood chisel to slowly get that hardened double sided tape off the trim.  took several hours. 

put it back and it seems super solid.  


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  2019 Official Newell Coach Sponsored Rally
Posted by: Fulltiming - 12-07-2018, 08:12 AM - Forum: Get Togethers - Replies (3)

Newell Coach has announced that their summer 2019 rally will be held June 10-14 in Bend, Oregon. The rally will be at the Sisters Garden RV Resort.

Call Jessica at (888) 363-9355 ext 200 or email to preregister with a $500 deposit. The final agenda and pricing will be finalized soon.

Newell Coach puts on a first class rally with award-winning dining and included day trips to interesting locations.

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  Temp gauge for water bay and coach
Posted by: Joe Galowitch - 12-05-2018, 05:57 PM - Forum: Heating Systems - Replies (9)

Ok gurus here I go again, I was installing new gauge for aqua hot and ended up shorting out the board for the temp gauge for bay and coach. Is there some place to buy new or send board in to get it repaired. There are just something that you can’t fix with duct tape.

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  2019 No Rally Rally will again be the official Guru rally for 2019
Posted by: rheavn - 12-05-2018, 09:31 AM - Forum: Get Togethers - Replies (7)

"please feel free to say that your rally is once again the official gurus rally."  "we got called to go on a church mission from april 1 to october in southern utah at cove fort."  Tom

I am glad to announce that the plans for the 2019 Guru rally have been finalized.  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 defintely 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!


Feel free to email me with any questions..................................................Steve

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  What are the "can't live without" features for you?
Posted by: D0N - 12-05-2018, 08:39 AM - Forum: Howdy and Welcome to Newell Gurus - Replies (7)

Hi folks. My partner and I have owned RVs for 10+ years now. We previously had a 2011 Tiffin and sold it when we moved to Atlanta 3 years ago. Next spring will be the time we start hunting for our next coach. I would much rather have a used newell than a new tiffin. I have never been inside a newell but I know that our next coach will be a used newell. Under $200k for sure. 

The few things that I feel like I wouldn't want to live without are the steerable tag axle, the air door (preferably mid not front) and the shades that all go up/down with a push or a button. I do really love the murphy bed design that some newells have. Putting a big TV on the underside lets the bedroom play double duty as a living room or home theater. That makes so much more sense to me than a regular bed. 

What features do YOU really like in your newells? 



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