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Old 05-17-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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I took the Winnebago factory tour a couple years ago but no assembling was going on at that time so I didn't really see how they are put together. I often wonder what all will fall off going down to highway. The first trip with our new coach, the TV shook and rattled so bad I thought it was coming down, our closet close rack fell down, I had a recall to re-enforce the rear dirt skirt brackets, I've read the pantry will fall off the slides, the closet and dresser drawer slides break very easily, and recently there were several posting about the outside storage compartments are coming loose. Maybe we need someone to follow behind and pick up the lost pieces.
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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I took the Winnebago factory tour a couple years ago but no assembling was going on at that time so I didn't really see how they are put together. I often wonder what all will fall off going down to highway. The first trip with our new coach, the TV shook and rattled so bad I thought it was coming down, our closet close rack fell down, I had a recall to re-enforce the rear dirt skirt brackets, I've read the pantry will fall off the slides, the closet and dresser drawer slides break very easily, and recently there were several posting about the outside storage compartments are coming loose. Maybe we need someone to follow behind and pick up the lost pieces.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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Haven't had any problems with mine.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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Gosh we had a 10 year old Brave that never saw the shop because it never needed to. Before that had a 3 year old one that was also problem free. Now our DP is 3 years old and only has needed minor adjustments. Spent 6 years in the Brave and 3 in the DP as fulltimers so they sure got/get used alot.

Like all products there will be a problem now and then. Some worse than others. Read about other coaches and their problems and you'll see all can be a PITA or trouble free.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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We have had 2 Winnies,nothing replaced on the first all our problems with this one have been Vendor problems, Sharp,Demensions, HWH, Tru Temp, Coleman, CDI, Sony, Dometic. Never any coach problems. I see you have a 2004 You should have the good metal drawer guides, we do. I overload both the pantry and the closet, they haven't failed yet. lol
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:09 PM   #6
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:15 AM   #7
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Ours has done extremely well and most all of our problems have been with vendor supplied products and parts like somebody else mentioned.

We put our coach through the torture test going up to Alaska and back and it passed with flying colors (we once hit a frost heave that we didn't see until the last minute so hard we bottomed out the airbag )

We were chatting with a guy at a campground in Alaska that owned another major brand (one of the top three manufacturers) and he was griping to me about how on his first trip to Alaska, almost all of his cabinets were loose or almost fell off the wall. Ours are still tight and happy
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:25 AM   #8
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Looks like you have an '04 model Winnebago. Is this ALL you had rattle or fall apart since '04?

Sounds like alot of items you "heard" would fall apart....have they fallen apart yet? Do you expect them to fall apart because "someone told you they would?"
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:25 AM   #9
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I agree with John, I have had no problems with the coach itself, the part that Winnebago builds. After many trips to Fla. it is still rock solid, and I would definetly buy another one...
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:29 AM   #10
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Ours is doing fine! Although we try to avoid the Oklahoma highways --- the highway engineers there seem to think the more and bumpier joints, the better!

thud-thud thud-thud thud-thud thud-thud thud-thud

Leaves even the best dental work at risk!!!

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Old 05-18-2008, 03:40 AM   #11
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We are on our third Winnebago coach. Never had a problem with things coming loose. Have had a problem with a closet rack coming loose, but that is probably due to overloading the rack. We have 76000 miles on the current coach and are very pleased.

I've toured a number of manufacturer's plants and haven't found one yet put together as well as the Winnebago - split mounts, small fastners, poor cabinet works - it all shows up eventually.

Part of the problem could be the roads you travel and the speeds. We take our time - generally 60mph - and try to avoid rough roads. There are some roads that will definitely try the assembly, and California is one of them.

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Old 05-18-2008, 04:06 AM   #12
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This is our second Winnebago. Non of the Winnebago built things have ever given a proble--certainly nothing falling apart. We had a few annoyances with things made by suppliers such as central vacume etc..
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:52 AM   #13
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You want something that rattles and falls apart. Buy a Fleetwood MH.

On second Winnebago MH. No problems.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:28 AM   #14
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No problems so far on 2005 bought new. Would have no problem buying another.
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