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1980 Classic $18k OBO - Sandyace - 11-22-2020

1980 37’ Newell Classic, looking for a new home. This is truly a one-of-a-kind fully-custom RV with a wheelchair lift. We are the third owner of this beautiful piece of Newell’s history and it has been kept indoors most of its life. I’ve tried to cover the typical questions below. Please send private message if you have additional questions or text/call 504-258-7530.
Located in Jacksonville, Florida.
$18,000 obo

○ Cummins 555 “triple nickel” and it runs great. 140,767 miles.
○ It has a Kohler 7.5kw propane generator. Comes with an exhaust pipe extender.
○ Gas tank:100 gal
○ 2 very large Propane tanks
○ Fresh water holding tank: 100 gal
○ Combined black/grey waste holding tank: 100 gal
○ gas stove & oven, 3-way fridge, and pull-out toaster - all original and working
○ The exterior is all aluminum. The interior roof is vinyl.
○ Steer tires replaced 11/2017, size 11r22.5 & load H Dunlop. Rear tires replaced 8/2019 Kelly.
○ Note this rig has the old “bud nut” style wheels which require counter-turn on one side of the rig. One stud was broke during the last tire change and the company refused to fix it.
○ Airbags - the tire company said they looked fine
○ All original and in excellent condition
● What # is it?
○ Newell didn’t start numbering coaches until after ours was made.
● Other noteworthy items
○ Everything is original except we took out the musical horn, dinette, a cabinet over the driver’s cab, and removed the fabric off the couch cushions to replace the covers. The previous owner replaced the vinyl floors.
○ We have lots of extra parts for various items.
○ The storage is incredible. There are so many cabinets we never filled them all, even when we were full-timing for two years.
○ Driver’s side Windshield was replaced in July 2020. There are no issues on the passenger side.
○ The interior was built for a wheelchair so that’s why you see a ramp to the front seats in the pictures. The walkways and doorways are wider than most RVs, which we think makes it feel more spacious inside. The bathroom is in the middle of the RV, with doors on both sides of the walkway. The toilet has a hand-lever instead of a foot-lever. The shower is a large shower with a curtain instead of a glass door. The bed is in the back (oriented East/West like in a van) so you can wheel the chair right up to it. The lift worked until this summer. We have all the original manuals and blueprints of the lift. We never used the lift but I’m sure it can be serviced and put in working order. Or it can be removed and fabricate a whole new entry doorway, which is what we were planning to do. The lift comes in to form the stairs.
● Items that need attention. Here is a list of the items we were planning to service/update/upgrade (but then I lost my job with Covid shutdowns)
○ Motor is due for regular interval service
○ Generator is due for regular interval service
- Brakes are due for service
○ Roof is due for sealant at the seams. There is also a seam near the windshield that needs sealed.
○ 2 Coleman Mach II Roof AC units - both work, but we were planning to upgrade to newer units.
○ We were planning to replace all interior lights with LED because quite a few have stopped working.
The heaters were recalled so we use a small electric space heater, which works well to heat the whole area.

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Only selling due to losing my career job with Covid so we can’t keep up with maintenance and storage fees. We absolutely loved this RV for the 5 years we’ve owned it and hate to see it go, but I’m sure we’ll find another Classic lover who will take good care of it!

RE: 37’ 1980 Classic - Fulltiming - 11-22-2020

Would you mind sharing the VIN or at least the last 3 digits of the VIN.

RE: 37’ 1980 Classic - superbirds - 11-23-2020

Sorry to hear about your change of work status. This has been a tough year for so many. Nice looking coach - I've not seen that type of propane capacity in any of the classics. Wow. I like the bedroom setup also. I tried to talk Marcia into that setup, but it was a non starter.
Good luck on getting this sold, looks like it's in nice condition. Just needs some touches to make it the new owners style.
The outside trim all looks solid. Mine had a number of places I needed to patch due to Mid-West salty roads. Got to love that road salt patina.
I hope things change for you and you're back on the road with another coach.

RE: 37’ 1980 Classic - Sandyace - 12-18-2020

Sorry for the delayed response. The VIN is 3708RE1108D2447P.
And thanks for the kind words, superbirds!