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Why a Newell

Last Thursday on I15 in Eastern Idaho. I've owned RVs built like this until I learned about Newells.

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Jon & Chris Everton
1986 40' Dog House #86
450 hp ISM 5 spd ZF Ecomat 2
2004 Range Rover L322 Toad

Unfortunately, I have seen several trailers and motorhomes that came apart like that.

Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281

I had 2 trailers where the house departed the chassis. I don't like stick and staple construction much.

1998 Coach 484
1997 Suzuki Sidekick toad. 

Kleenex box strapped to a roller skate. Hit something and go poof.

Brad Aden
2003 Newell #653 Quad Slide Cat C-12 engine
Towing 2020 Grand Cherokee Summit
St. Louis, MO

We passed by this wreck while heading north on I15 to West Yellowstone, what a mess, glad we not heading south, big backup

Dario and Andrea Perini
#581   2001 45'8"

Newell is a Class A diesel pusher, with GVWR typically over 50000 lbs. Springdale Trailer is just a light trailer, probably between 4000 - 7000 lbs range, and the cost of a Springdale trailer is probably more than 10 - 20 times less.
They are totally different classes.
Fortunately, no one was injured or hurt, Here is the news report:

Joe Zhao @ Greenville TX 75402
2004 Newell Coach 701, 45-8, 4 Slides, Front Entry
Detroit Diesel 60 w/DDEC, Allison 6-Speed AT, ZF Suspension w/Steerable Tag, ZF Auto Traction Control

I posted this because the trailer pictured is constructed like the majority of all RVs manufactured, Newell being an exception. I became aware of this in the mid-nineties prior to purchasing my first Newell. There was an article on the internet at that time talking about the difference between frame rail and monocoque construction in RVs, Newell being semi-monocoque and Prevost being monocoque. Here is a picture of a Class A diesel pusher, with a tag axel, that has overturned.
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Jon & Chris Everton
1986 40' Dog House #86
450 hp ISM 5 spd ZF Ecomat 2
2004 Range Rover L322 Toad

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