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  Bayou Country, Thibodaux, LA
Posted by: folivier - 07-29-2012, 06:45 AM - Forum: Members who have hookups and want visitors! - Replies (4)

I have a large limestone parking area in front of my barn with 50amp and water. If you're passing through the area contact me.
I'm about an hour from both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

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  Hello Ladies!!
Posted by: backseatdriver - 07-28-2012, 11:33 PM - Forum: Newell or Coach things the Ladies would like to share - Replies (1)

I think that I could become mildly addicted to this site -- if I have the time!! So many things to do -- so little time. As Forest suggested, this will be a great place for all of us to talk about vacuum cleaners, etc. NOT!! No talk about hiding mens' credit cards either, but talk about how every time they get a new toy (tool, or whatever) that we get a new toy (vacuum cleaner, or whatever)! Not really, but you get the idea. Looking forward to chatting with all of you! Smile

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  The full time dream!
Posted by: whatsnewell - 07-28-2012, 04:45 PM - Forum: Travel Logs - Replies (282)

I'll continue a thread that I started on the other site. We are now in Raymond, WA, 27 miles south of Aberdeen, at Raymond RV Park smack dab on the shores of the Willapa River for $20/night full hookups.....had to drop my trailer because site #1 was taken......we were here 2.5 years ago in that site, and that site is the longest. No problem, though...we will be here parts of 3 days, so a minor issue having to drop the trailer.

Was doing a walk around the coach and trailer yesterday before we stopped for the day and noticed the right rear tire on my trailer had a very bad wear pattern which usually means the tread is separating, and it was! So glad I caught it before it blew. Was able to get it replaced with a like kind and quality tire (10 ply, load range E) at West End Motors for $123. The other three look great with no signs of separation, and the tread is good for another 8,000 miles at least.

Same thing happened on a bike ride in Port Townsend 10 days ago.....Elaine was in a bookstore looking at used books, and I was looking over the tandem and noticed that there was a bad spot on the rear tire where we had worn down through the cords a few more miles and we would have flated.....we were right next door to a bike store that had the right tire! Mr. Murphy is trying hard to get me, but I'm wise to his schemes.

Was able to steam clean my radiator at my friend's home in Coupeville, WA. He has a commercial pressure washer with heater (up to 250*). Dropped my operating temp 5 degrees!

There is a nice Prevost in the park three spaces over.....looks to be a late model. Several other big rigs here.

Well, it's happy hour and Elaine is beckoning me outside to watch the sun go down.

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  AquaHot annual service
Posted by: rheavn - 07-28-2012, 04:28 PM - Forum: Heating Systems - No Replies

I find the AquaHot to be one of the best systems on my coach. To keep the system working properly annual service is recommended. I use these instructions that are authored by Roger Berke and have had no problems. Roger is also a good source of parts. It is a DIY job that can save you a chunk of change.

Hope this is helpful..................

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Posted by: encantotom - 07-28-2012, 04:17 PM - Forum: Howdy and Welcome to Newell Gurus - Replies (18)

Hi all,

Darlene and I bought our first Newell in 2007. I was looking at BBirds (which i would have been very happy with) and a friend who had a country coach said i ought to consider a Newell. I knew nothing about them. so i did the search thing. at the time i was laid up and had to spend a couple of months flat on my back so i had time.

we found our 1990 in northern new mexico. my son in law and i went to look at it and i was hooked. the next weekend darlene and i and the two younger kids went to go pick it up. we got home and loaded it up and left for my oldest daughters wedding reception in Illinois. i knew nothing about it but off we went. over 3k miles and a few learning experiences later we got home.

then i did a total restoration on it. not because it really needed it, but because i am an engineer and i wayyy overdo most everything.

we finished it after a year long project about 2 in the morning of the day we left for a ten week trip in it. that was a fantastic trip.

we used it since then and then last year i got the bug for a bigger one with slides. yea i know i was crazy. still am.

i found coach 608. it was always a race coach. originally built for mario andretti and then sold to the honda indy car engine development team. they used it as a hospitality coach and then it sat for most of the past few years. no one loved her. till darlene and i bought her and started another project.

i am getting close to being finished and hope to be done with most things this winter. we just got back from a 3 1/2 week trip in her, our maiden voyage of 4200 miles. now we know why full timers dont drive that much in a month.....Fuel is EXPENSIVE!!!

we loved it. there were 5 of us counting our daughter and our two grandchildren. her husband had to stay home and work.

learned a bunch and still have things to learn. thanks to our many newell friends that have helped me and answered my endless questions. and to the people at the newell factory who have helped me so much as well.

that is why we started this new site. to continue a place where i can interact with our friends and learn and share with each other. there is another site that is fantastic and i encourage you to visit and use it as well.

i actually do have a life besides the newell. darlene too. we are both active in the community and our faith as well as i still work full time.

if this site works out then fine, if not, fine. either way we have a host of friends that we didnt have 5 years ago before we bought the newell. Our son Scott is an engineer in the air force and has helped us get going on this.

thanks to all of you and i hope we meet many more of you. newell, or no newell.

tom and darlene

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Tongue Can and can't do's
Posted by: whatsnewell - 07-28-2012, 03:05 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (3)

So, 2 questions:
1) Will we be allowed to edit our posts indefinitely, or will there be a time limit? :-)

2) Can we disagree with you without being banned? :-)

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  LG 3d TV's
Posted by: encantotom - 07-28-2012, 02:57 PM - Forum: Televisions, Satellite, Audio Visual Stuff - Replies (1)

I put 3 new TV's in my 02. 2 identical LG 42LM6200 3D one. one in the front salon and one in the bedroom. and a 37" Vizio in the bay to the left of the entry door. Michael Day mounted the rear TV when he was here visiting us and helped me put the front one up. fortunately the coach originally had 42" plasmas that made putting the LED tv's in quite easy.

i am very impressed with the 3d images. these particular tv's are the passive ones only requiring the sunglasses like glasses with no batteries. very light.

i also added a new yamaha receiver and 3d blu-ray player as well as a Mirage MM6 sub.

on our recent trip the grandkids watched a zillion movies back in the bedroom. i am really liking having a big tv back there.


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  no hookups but want visitors Mesa, AZ
Posted by: encantotom - 07-28-2012, 02:40 PM - Forum: Members who have hookups and want visitors! - Replies (3)


darlene and i love to have our friends stop by and visit and stay awhile. sorry, no hookups (unless you can use 15a), but there are nice rv parks within a mile.

many of our newell friends have stopped by and helped me with my coaches over the years.


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Wink Full Timing in 1987 Newell
Posted by: djimellis - 07-28-2012, 02:40 PM - Forum: Full Timing Experiences - Replies (11)

Hi All, after full timing for 9 years I can still say we love it. We are parked now for 6 months at Nk Mip RV Resort in Osoyoos British Columbia. We have put about 80,000 miles on the coach since we bought it in 2006. As Canadians we can only spend 7 months/year outside of our home province, but we have managed to see 23 states and 7 other provinces in that time. I would not change a minute of our experiences for anything. We have done many updates and revisions to our Newell and have many pictures of the modifications we have done. Most of those mods can be seen on our gallery. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I believe Newell make the best of all coaches.

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  Campgrounds for 45 footers
Posted by: rheavn - 07-28-2012, 02:21 PM - Forum: Big Rig Friendly places to go - Replies (41)

I thought that I'd post some of the most memorable campgrounds that we have recently visited that allow a '45 foot coach to enter & exit without leaving paint or body parts.

Bella Terra RV Resort-Foley
Lake Osprey RV Country Club-Elberta
Heritage Motorcoach Resort-Orange Beach
Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River RV Park-West Memphis
Outdoor Resorts/The Ozarks-Oak Grove
Grand Canyon Railway RV Park-Williams
Lazydays RV Resort-Tucson
Orangeland RV Park-Orange
Anaheim RV Village-Anaheim
Tiger Run RV Resort-Breckenridge
Camping on the Gulf-Destin
Gulf Waters RV Resort-Fort Myers Beach
Avalon Landing RV Park-Milton
Naples Motorcoach Resort-Naples
Pelican Lake Motorcoach Resort-Naples
LazyDays RV Resort-Seffner
Williston Crossing RV Resort-Williston
Whittington Woods Campground-Whittington
Cedarbrook RV Park-Mulberry Grove
Deer Creek Valley RV Park-Topeka
Harbortown RV Resort-Monroe
DeWayne Hayes Campground(COE)-Columbus
Mid-South RV Park-Robinsonville(CLOSED)
Sam's Town RV Park-Robinsonville
Worlds of Fun RV Park-Kansas City
Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort-Las Vegas
Oasis RV Resort-Las Vegas
New Mexico
American RV Park-Albuquerque
Hacienda RV Resort-Las Cruces
New York:
Villages at Turning Stone-Verona
Cardinal Center Campground-Marengo
Indian Creek Camping Resort-Geneva on the Lake
Foss State Park-Foss
Durant/Choctaw Casino KOA-Durant
Downstream Casino-Quapaw
Oasis RV Resort-Amarillo
Stella Mare Resort-Galveston
Rayford Crossing RV Resort-Spring
Portal RV Resort-Moab
Zion River RV Resort-Virgin
Suncrest RV Resort-Moses Lake

If any one needs additional first hand info on any one of these parks feel free to call, email or personal message.

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