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Old 03-29-2017, 02:13 AM   #29
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Sad to say your experience with your Winnie is far from unique. The factory experience will be a real eye opener. It was for me.
It's not Honwing's firsr time at Forest City, Iowa. We were parked end to end during the 2016 GNR and we both had Winnebago service while there.

We left Tucson, AZ yesterday. We are on our way to Mesa Verde, CO to view the Native American Cliff Dwellings. Then it is on to the National Parks in Utah

I don't want to jinx myself but we haven't had any major problems lately.

My furnance stopped working about a month ago. It would go through one heating cycle and then it would not cycle back on until I turned it off and then back on and only after it cooled down. After a few days and a call to Winnebago it started working again. All I did was to remove and replace the outer cover.

The temps in Mesa Verde are below 32 degrees F at night. We will need a working furnance.

Honwing, hopefully you are almost through your problems. My last two problems happened a few weeks out of warranty. Winnebago fixed my full wall slide as a courtesy. My dealership replaced the Pioneer radio and back up camera display unit. I don't know who paid for the radio but I suspect it was Pioneer.

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[QUOTE=Yellowboat;3523849]It's not Honwing's firsr time at Forest City, Iowa. We were parked end to end during the 2016 GNR and we both had Winnebago service while there.

We left Tucson, AZ yesterday. We are on our way to Mesa Verde, CO to view the Native American Cliff Dwellings. Then it is on to the National Parks in Utah

I don't want to jinx myself but we haven't had any major problems lately.

My furnance stopped working about a month ago. It would go through one heating cycle and then it would not cycle back on until I turned it off and then back on and only after it cooled down. After a few days and a call to Winnebago it started working again. All I did was to remove and replace the outer cover.

The temps in Mesa Verde are below 32 degrees F at night. We will need a working furnance.

Honwing, hopefully you are almost through your problems. My last two problems happened a few weeks out of warranty. Winnebago fixed my full wall slide as a courtesy. My dealership replaced the Pioneer radio and back up camera display unit. I don't know who paid for the radio but I suspect it was Pioneer.

Safe travels to all. JD[/QUOTE

I suspect we will not have many (if any) issues this year. Another opportunity came up that that was just to good to pass up. We will probably us the MH two weeks in July and two weeks in November at total of 4000 miles. In the mean time I take it out for a 40 mile run about every three to four weeks. In 2018, we plan to go to Alaska. My 5th wheels survived the trip without a hitch. I hope for the same luck with the our Winnie.
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Old 03-30-2017, 01:22 PM   #31
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Thank You Yellowboat. Now staying an extra day in Cullman, Alabama headed to Forest City. Currently have severe weather warnings in Kentucky and Tennessee.Rv Is a terrible Storm Shelter so will wait till tomorrow to continue. Stopping in Louisville and Peoria and plan to be in Forest City on Monday. Hoping the dining slide has a few cycles left. Lots of noise and coming in crooked. Yesterday my XM radio quite ( third time) and so did the rear camera. Along with the leaking leveling jacks and the flaking paint (again third time) we should be the at Winnebago at least a couple days before heading to Seattle.
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Thank You Yellowboat. Now staying an extra day in Cullman, Alabama headed to Forest City. Currently have severe weather warnings in Kentucky and Tennessee.Rv Is a terrible Storm Shelter so will wait till tomorrow to continue. Stopping in Louisville and Peoria and plan to be in Forest City on Monday. Hoping the dining slide has a few cycles left. Lots of noise and coming in crooked. Yesterday my XM radio quite ( third time) and so did the rear camera. Along with the leaking leveling jacks and the flaking paint (again third time) we should be the at Winnebago at least a couple days before heading to Seattle.
What kind of slide system does you dining slide have? The Power Gear Slim Rack system mounted on the side of the slide out or the or the motor driven rack system underneath the slide out.
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Power Gear Slim Rack just like the passenger full wall slide
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Slide sounds just like the full wall slide. Motor sounds like it has come loose or broke mounts and when retracting makes a loud bang, starts moving in later then the back motors and finishes up behind the rear side. Again identical to what happened on the full wall slide. Replaced by Camping World and will have factory check because it slows down considerably when half way in or out. Very limited repair facilities in the Florida Panhandle and will not use Camping World ever again.
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Pictures of a Power Gear slide mechanism failure.

The housing under the motor is prone to cracking.

My dealeeship knew of this fault and replaced my mechanisms prior to problems. They told me that they used redesigned parts that should not crack.

http://s1218.photobucket.com/user/Ja...de%20Mechanism

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After 1,150 miles headed to Forest City our 27n has lost it's XM radio, rear camera, left front leveling jack started leaking, and now the check engine light has returned after only 1,500 miles. As much as we like the floor plan we feel we made a huge mistake on the model. Waiting in Cedar Rapids for Ford to call us in the morning. Amazed that Ford Motorhome Customer Service does not know if an authorized dealer works on Motorhomes until they call them. Anyone know if the Ford Dealer in Forest City can check a check. Engine light on a RV? We traded in our Sprinter based Navion due a lack of Dealers but now find most Ford Dealers can not touch an RV. ????
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My experience when I had an E450 Class C was that if a Ford dealer services trucks (beyond pickups), they will service RVs. Suggest you purchase a ScanGauge off Amazon for $100+ so you can read your codes yourself. That way you can make determination on severity and if you can /could continue travelling. They also have a "gauge" function that will provide you with a significant enhancement of your dashboard readings. Think you will find many RV'ers using them - it is well worth the $$. Good luck,

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Thank You for the quick reply. Will check Amazon. Just did not expect all of the problems we have experienced on a new coach
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Honwing.

If you call Ford Customer Support they can find a nearby Ford dealer and make an appointment for you. They can get a car dealership to provide service to an RV even if the dealership tells you that they don't service RV's.

Most autoparts stores will allow you to check out a scan tool. You can look up the trouble code online. My scan port is slightly to the right of the steering column and above the brake pedal.

Have you had your ECM flashed for the programming errors on the 2016 Ford F53 chassis that will illuminate either the engine light or the red brake light and yellow ABS light simultaneously?

The engine light triggers a P0300 Random Misfire trouble code. The fix is TSB 16-0037.

The brake fault fix is TSB 16-0042

It takes about 20 minutes to download the ECM updates.

If your fault code is P0300 it is a easy fix and nothing to worry about.

We arrived at Mesa Verde National Park today. Our elevationis 6,800 feet. It's cold here at night


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Thank You. Called Customer Support Friday but Dealers that she called we're closed. Will check on ECM flash. There are no Ford Dealers that will work on Motorhomes in the Florida Panhandle. When the light came on last November they sent me to Tallahassee Truck Service. When I got it back I had acorns on the floor, a shop blanket on the doghouse, grease on the carpet and squirrels who did over $3,000 worth of damage. Camping World did a poor job of repair and things are still not right.
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When I was in Florida I got a Check Engine light and Ford got me an appointment at a Ford auto dealer in Orlando. My light went out before I got to Orlando and I cancelled the appointment assuming the light needed to be on. I called Ford support and they told me to call the Orlando dealer back and reinstate the appointment. When I called the auto dealer would not give the appointment back to me.

I found out later that even though the light goes out the code may still be there.

I found a auto Ford dealer (Freedom Ford) in Wise VA that was happy to flash my computer and change my oil all while I waited.

If your CEL is P0300 you should be safe to travel on to Forest City. I had seven P0300 CEL and over 8K miles till my ECM was flashed.
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