In the Fall of 2020, after surviving the year of COVID-19, we made the decision that it was time to start the process of looking for our next Class A motor coach. The high-rise apartment we were renting in Uptown Dallas was coming up for renewal. We had to make a decision on whether to sign another 12-month lease and continue to kick the preverbial "Can Down The Road" or pull the trigger & purchase a Class A motor coach & transition to living full-time in an RV.
We had talked about going full-time for several years, but never pulled the trigger. We knew we wanted another Class A motor coach & was leaning heavily toward purchasing another Newmar. We had previously owned a 2015 Newmar Dutchstar (4369) & loved the quality of Newmar's workmanship. We knew this time around we were going to upgrade & get a larger / more luxurious coach.
While surfing on the internet one night in late 2020, We found a used 2016 Newell Coach that was priced very low. The following weekend, we packed up the car & drove to Miami, Ok from Dallas, TX to look at the coach. Long story short, the coach was a disaster. The floor plan was designed for tailgating & was poorly layout for full-time living. It only had one toilet off the master bedroom & no place to fit a clothes washer / dryer. This coach had more built -in wine cabinets than Hugh Hefner's wine cellar. Not to mention the decor looked like a brothel. The finishes were really bad. The coach would have been a full "gut & replace" to make it work for us.
On our way home from Miami, we decided that we would plan a trip to the 2021 Florida Super Show in Tampa, FL., which is where we ended up putting a deposit down to purchase "Big Bleu", our new 2022 Foretravel Realm Presidential. We took delivery of our new Foretravel in August 2021 & have been living full-time since.