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  #258 1991 For Sale
Posted by: Fulltiming - 08-06-2018, 04:00 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (3)

1991 43' 9", 159,200 miles




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  #619 2002 3 slide For Sale
Posted by: Fulltiming - 08-06-2018, 03:28 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

157k miles, 45'8", nw brakes, batteries, tires, AquaHot, slide seals and airbags.

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  Flat screen upgrade in 86 Classic
Posted by: Tf175 - 08-06-2018, 06:17 AM - Forum: Televisions, Satellite, Audio Visual Stuff - Replies (13)

Hello to all. I have a 32 inch flat screen TV to install in our 86 coach . I want to mount it where the original was located in the overhead up front . Prefer a hinged arrangement,  curious about how fellow Gurus may have mounted tvs in their older coaches .
Hope everyone is having a great time out on the road !
Thanks, Chris

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  Series 60 Gear cover support brackets
Posted by: bestgenman - 08-05-2018, 11:17 AM - Forum: Parts info - No Replies

@rheavn posted this upgrade in the "drivetrain" thread.  Here are the pictures of the required parts.  Thank you Steve.

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  Somewhere, my father is having a good laugh
Posted by: GratefulKev - 08-05-2018, 08:32 AM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (16)

Hello, new friends. The title of this posting warrants explanation. My late father was bitten by the RV bug while I was in college. His first cross country trip (Maryland to the West Coast) was completed in a 1988 Porsche cabriolet.  Because he hated spending a hundred bucks or so a night at hotels during this month-long journey, he made the dubious business decision (especially for a Wharton grad) to purchase his first depreciating asset, a 1990 23 ft Class C Tiaoga. That worked well for a year and he then upgraded to a 27ft Class C. The first of several DPs soon followed, ending with a 2013 Newmar Ventana which he had until his demise in 2017. I made endless fun of him for his self-described “trailer trash lifestyle” and the resources constantly dumped into his toys....that is until I used the Ventana last year for a music festival and several road trips to see my daughter’s college soccer games and then, too, became smitten with the freedom and wonderment of motor coaching. We (his estate) ended up selling the Ventana last year for a song, a decision I now regret. While considering options to replace the Ventana, I came across this community and the wealth of information about the Newell brand (I know it’s not Newmar; Newell is a different class altogether) from the many knowledgeable members. As an active member of Audi forums for several years, I appreciate the selfless exchange of ideas, problem solving, and good cheer that flow throughout the various threads. 

Because I have a rear garage that measures around 42’, I am searching for 40’ coach. This must the source of great amusement for my dear departed father who had a healthy appreciation for irony. I have identified two Newells for sale at this length: a 2003 and a 2005. By lurking around this site, I have learned a significant amount about the different engines (Detroit Diesel v. Cat C-13), steerable tag axel, transmissions, etc. I cannot thank you all enough for the content that is allowing me to make an informed decision. I look forward to getting to know many of you. 

Grateful Kev(in) ⚡️?

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  HAM radio and antenna questions
Posted by: pairodice - 08-05-2018, 06:15 AM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

Just got my technician’s license (past the test) yesterday and while I am awaiting my license to show up in the FCC database I would like to find a great antenna to put on our coach.  Unfortunately we don’t have a nice ladder to mount the antenna to like a Wanderlodge (I miss Mauvelous some times)... 

Any suggestions for antennas that would work on the roof (aluminum) or on the fiberglass rear cap?  I was looking at some of the motorized rigs but not sure what really works.  We want to do Emergency mobile comms for Red Cross disasters and storm chase.  What radios do ya’ll recommend please?

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  New here!
Posted by: prestovino - 08-04-2018, 05:59 AM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (2)

Hi to all,

My Newell (#335) was acquired from a friend a few years back He was racing
cars, but when that ended he didn't use the coach any longer, so I bought it.

We did a few trips, loved it, but got busy in other areas so it sat... I just fired
her back up (new batteries needed of course) and am working to get her back
on the road.

I don't know much about her original history, first owner etc. so if you have pointers
to that kind of info, let me know.   I look forward to being in the Newell Community !



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  Interior Door Handle 1989 Coach
Posted by: 89classic - 08-03-2018, 04:53 PM - Forum: Newell Sightings - Replies (1)

Hi All,
The interior of our door has three plastic pull handles. One long vertical and two horizontal which have 9"+/- centers. I am a designer and used lots of Grohe fixtures in the 80's. I believe they also made these pull bars, I have looked on line and if they did make them, they no longer do. 

Has anyone replaced the pull with something similar? 

Thanks in advance.

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  Kohler generator carriage rollers
Posted by: smagown - 08-03-2018, 11:33 AM - Forum: Replacement part information - Replies (9)

There are eight rollers for the generator to slide out, mounted to the carriage.
The roller is a McGill CF 1 1/2 S cam follower. The stud is 5/8 inch with fine threads. $30 to $40 online.

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  Change Coach Question
Posted by: Floridian - 08-03-2018, 10:34 AM - Forum: General - Replies (11)

Bear with me for a few minutes. This is our first RV (coach, rig, not sure how to call it yet) and we are really happy with it.

We drove around 18.000 miles this year and we haven't had any major issues with it. Before buying it we were really concerned with a 8V92 engine being old but I think that we were very lucky as the engine is amazing, we ran it thru really cold and really, really hot outside temps  and it kept up perfectly fine (one of the inclines was very steep, the steepest that we climbed yet with 110 degrees outside and  every single truck was going just 5 miles faster than us, this happened a few weeks ago at California going from Palms Springs to Yosemite Valley thru Mojave. At one point we disconnected the Jeep that we tow just in case (water temp was a hairlines over 190, analogue gauge read but still)

As comfortable and functional as it is inside I would like to remodel the interior badly but my wife says that it might be better to just buy a newer model with slides, so the complicated question that we have is what were the factors that you had in mind when you upgraded from a non-slide to a slide RV and why? 

I feel that we have everything we need with this coach so it has been difficult for us to keep discussing it with any more arguments than to avoid the interior remodel. I still have in my head that slides might one more thing that might break but I never had any real experience with it.

I'm under the impression that Series 60 engine won't give us a lot more in the area of taking care of overheating (other than more way to control it electronically), is this right?


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