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Boondockable?
#11
This is one of the things Elaine and I love about our Newell Classic.....it has wonderful clearance, and we have been able to boondock in some pretty remote areas as a result.  We have 620 watts of solar panels on our roof and have been able to go as long as 22 days without dumping, or running out of fresh water.....

   

   

   

....of course, our Classic only weighs 29,000 lbs, so that makes a big difference!

Clarke and Elaine Hockwald
1982 Newell Classic, 36', 6V92 TA
2001 VW Beetle Turbo
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale F600
Cannondale Bad Boy
Intense 5.5 MTB
http://whatsnewell.blogspot.com
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#12
I don't want to be around you if you have gone 22 days without the running of fresh water. Me thinks you meant running out of fresh water.

Just messin with ya.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
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#13
(04-05-2018, 08:18 AM)whatsnewell Wrote: This is one of the things Elaine and I love about our Newell Classic.....it has wonderful clearance, and we have been able to boondock in some pretty remote areas as a result.  We have 620 watts of solar panels on our roof and have been able to go as long as 22 days without dumping, or running of fresh water.....

....of course, our Classic only weighs 29,000 lbs, so that makes a big difference!

Clarke, your pics are glorious. Those settings would be my ideal, but it sounds like that may be a bit more aggressive than what might be prudent for a longer/heavier coach. Undecided
Robert
Philadelphia, PA
A coachless newbie who is here to learn...
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#14
My '87 is 40 ft long. has a tag axle, & has about 12 inches of clearance at ride height. It is 12 ft tall.

It seems to me the most important thing for boondocking would be large tanks (fuel, fresh water, waste).

Most important for off-roading is ground clearance, followed closely by height & width considerations.

Have fun in your search for the ideal RV for your needs
1987 classic #159
8V92 MUI , Allison 740
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#15
you have 12 inches of clearance at the trailer hitch in the back?

my 90 had 6 inches or so and my 02 is under 6 inches

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

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#16
That's the reason we went for the '86. The hitch is 14" above ground. Rest of the coach is 12" or so. Not really a jeep or razor but just right for what we do. We saw a 45' Monacco down to the body in Yuma Tue. Didn't look like much fun. Not much frame to hook to either. I plan to upgrade the rear hitch to mount to the frame in 6 places but still allow for removing the oil pan. Too hot here to do much outside in the afternoon.
Mark and Marian

1987 #125
Pace 28' stacker

Gray SK  Maricopa AZ
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#17
I've actually got 17" from my receiver to the ground.

Clarke and Elaine Hockwald
1982 Newell Classic, 36', 6V92 TA
2001 VW Beetle Turbo
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale F600
Cannondale Bad Boy
Intense 5.5 MTB
http://whatsnewell.blogspot.com
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#18
showoff

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

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