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« on: October 13, 2008, 01:22:54 PM »

Nick Badame harangued me in to joining instead of just lurking. I do all of my own work, and I have used the site a handful of times to find solutions for problems I was having. Spare me the flames that a Newell is not really a bus, I don't pretend to be one of the hard cores.

Anyway, the coach is a 95 Newell with a S60 and Ally World transmission. I sold a much later model very nice sticks and staples Newmar Mountain Aire to buy the Newell. I could not be happier. I am a degreed engineer by training, and a shade tree mechanic by birth.

So far, I have:
Replaced the shocks.
Replaced the dash AC compressor and refilled with r134
Replaced the compressor and gas in residential type fridge
Adjusted steering box, and adjusted toe in for better stability
Changed all fluids and filters.
Replaced relay on one of the house AC boards.
Replaced one of the contactor for the ATS switch
Replaced stock headlights with Euro Spec glass and upgraded light wiring to relays and 12gauge wiring http://www.newellclassic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=785
Reupholstered dinette furniture
Reupholstered driver seat to fit my bony butt.
Reset the windshield gasket with help from this forum
Spent mega hours under bus looking for air leaks   Huh
And the ususal host of ankle biters that come with a house on wheels.

I'll work on my signature

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Richard Entrekin
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 01:47:45 PM »

Richard; glad your here and a Newell may not be a bus and Carl doesn't want it to be called a bus,I started to buy one before I bought my bus the 625 hp Cat engine was appealing along with the 4 slides.   have a great day 
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 01:51:39 PM »

Your Newell is better than the tin turd (32' Airstream trailer) I'm currently using. Some will try to argue it is better than the orphans I plan on using 'one of these days' (- but I know they are just jealous  Grin )


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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 02:02:27 PM »

Kyle,

If I'm over that way, I'll stay at my Mom's in Seneca. But thanks for the offer. I'm from SC originally, and went to school at that funny place where they paint Tiger paws on the road leading to town.
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Richard Entrekin
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 02:31:35 PM »

Welcome Richard!  We're glad you are joining our house of bus addiction.

See you around the forum.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 03:01:58 PM »

Add my welcome to the others. My bus makes everyone else feel great about what they have. A Newell is nothing to be ashamed of. We are all here to have some fun.

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 03:06:45 PM »

Your Newell is probably built better than most of the buses here.  I don't think most MCI's or Prevosts could have the complete bus weight supported by a couple of big saw horses under the front and rear bumper-like the Newell can.  I know if you get in a collision who would win.
Welcome to the board-you have a great vehicle with an equally great drive train.
I would suggest you not go much more than 1/4" toe in with your tires-or you'll start getting premature wear.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 03:11:12 PM »

I set the toe at 2/32. I'll take a little wear over wander any day. Newell recommends aging them out at three years on the front anyway, since they run so close to the limit. But, I'll keep an eye on the wear pattern. Thanks for the heads up.
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 03:19:16 PM »

Welcome to the madness! And hey at least you got a "Newell" there are some of us jealous wanna bees that ain't even got that much!
And as Kyle said if ya get in our neck of the woods you are welcome to stop in and hang out for a couple of days or whatever suits yer fancy!
The only thing I gotta warn ya of is there are charter buses coming and going around here all the time! Some folks notice 'em and some don't! (lady who has a "cattle ranch" across the rd, saw 2 of our buses sitting out on the rd waiting for me one day and stopped and asked 'em was they lost! When they told her they was waiting on me she said she didn't know anything about a bus company out here! We've only been out here over 3 yrs now! LOL!)
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 03:34:37 PM »

welcome, my first coach was 84 newell, great built machine, i bought it as a burn victim( engine fire) never finished it because i had a secretary that robbed us blind, the toy was the first to go, well actually she was, would buy one again in a second, again welcome to the madness,     ken
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 05:10:30 PM »

Welcome Richard.  i've seen, been in and installed antennas on some Newells and they are fine vehicles, almost up with our Eagles  Cheesy Cheesy.

sounds like you own a couple wrenches and know which end to use, so i'll look for your posts and help.

if you get up this way, which i'm sure won't be soon with winter coming on, stop in, we'll make room. 
We'll also look forward to seeing you (if we get there) at Bussin 09 in Arcadia.
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 06:57:16 PM »

Hot Dang I am glad to see there is some one else in town that is on here.

I have a bus here in saginaw and would be glad to visit with you when possible. 

I hope to get mine on the road some day.

I have just lost all the old e-mail I had if any body has e-meiled any thing to me they might do it again to make sure i got it.  Paul that includes the stuff from the TBR I lost it too with all my e-mail addresses.

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 07:05:02 PM »

welcome richard,come on in and set a spel.Van Grin
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008, 07:18:29 PM »

See Richard... You are very welcome here!

I'm glad you joined. Your expierence will fit right in with the talented folks here.

I sometimes wander over to the S&S sites but, this board and it's members are home for me.  Shocked

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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2008, 08:37:49 PM »

Richard, I see you are a engineer any chance you being a Aggie
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2008, 08:54:35 PM »

Welcome Richard,

Hope to see you down the road......Oopps forgot this is Texas...Some loooooong roads here... Roll Eyes

Anyway, maybe you could make it to the Texas Bus Roundup next year, we just had one about one month ago. Would have been great to have met you then.

Have fun and Be Safe,

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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2008, 05:49:13 AM »

Richard,
  First, WELCOME!! We would love to see ya'll at Bussin 09. If you can't make it to the rally, we always have room at our place for any busnuts passin through Southwest Florida.  Jack
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2008, 05:56:00 AM »

Thanks for the very warm welcome. I look forward to meeting some of you down the road.

And to the Aggie question, Nope, I went to another cow college, Clemson.

And to Bob in Saginaw, we'll have to get together soon and compare notes.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2008, 12:38:13 PM »

Richard,

Euro spec lights are far far superior.  I didn't think you could purchase them in the US.  How did you do that and where?

Thanks,

John
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2008, 01:44:52 PM »

Welcome Richard!
BTW Newell coach is grand daddy of all motorhome industries and high tech. They are the oldest and the first (?) producer of manufacture motorhome. Also you have the state of art engine & trans.

About Bob in Saginaw, Michigan....that is only 30 miles north of my dad's farm and my early life  homestead.

Wow...what a small world...LOL.

Keep us posted of anything about coach and helping us power transplanter that changing toward a state of art engine & trans as far as performance. Yours is factory designed motor package for motorhome purpose.

Again Welcome!

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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2008, 02:26:54 PM »

Quote from: Sojourner
About Bob in Saginaw, Michigan....that is only 30 miles north of my dad's farm and my early life  homestead.

Wow...what a small world...LOL.
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Uh what  part of TX is Saginaw, MI in? They are both in TX according to what I read. Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2008, 03:19:45 PM »

I sourced the Euro lights from http://www.danielsternlighting.com/

It was the best money I have spent on auto toys. No joke. Those puppies light up the road like daytime, and I have never been flashed by oncoming.

You can see the before and after pics at http://www.newellclassic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=785 I set the camera on manual, and used the same settings, so no trick photography here.

At a bare minimum, relays and 12g wire are a must. I found that I was only getting about 11.8 at the lights when using the stock circuit. With relays and heavy wire, I get 13.6.
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2008, 05:04:52 PM »

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About Bob in Saginaw, Michigan....that is only 30 miles north of my dad's farm and my early life  homestead.

Wow...what a small world...LOL.
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Uh what  part of TX is Saginaw, MI in? They are both in TX according to what I read. Grin  BK  Grin

OOP!!!  I forgot to think other states have Saginaw. Sorry to get it confuse.

Oh well...that one more of many mistake I made today.

Thanks BK!

P.S. I did it to get BK responds more often. LOL

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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2008, 09:21:00 PM »

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OOP!!!  I forgot to think other states have Saginaw. Sorry to get it confuse.

Oh well...that one more of many mistake I made today.

Thanks BK!

P.S. I did it to get BK responds more often. LOL

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LOL! now that there is FUNNY! Grin  BK  Grin
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