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Old 08-31-2002, 04:29 AM   #1
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This is the place to post any of the following:

Components & systems you think work fine and should be left alone.

Suggestions for improvement: going forward, what can Winnebago modify or improve to create a better overall product?

Let's keep this constructive, open-minded & fun.

Only rule - for every improvement you suggest, list one thing you like & that works well.

We'll compile a list after we have enough input and forward it on to Winnebago - sort of like our own focus group!

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Old 08-31-2002, 04:29 AM   #2
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This is the place to post any of the following:

Components & systems you think work fine and should be left alone.

Suggestions for improvement: going forward, what can Winnebago modify or improve to create a better overall product?

Let's keep this constructive, open-minded & fun.

Only rule - for every improvement you suggest, list one thing you like & that works well.

We'll compile a list after we have enough input and forward it on to Winnebago - sort of like our own focus group!

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Old 08-31-2002, 04:40 AM   #3
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Like:
Newly re-designed light switches. They have no sharp edges, are smooth on the fingers and the size makes them easy to find in the dark!

Suggestion for improvement:
We'd like to see a greater selection of interior fabrics that are more subdued & contemporary in appearance. Take a look at the Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn catalog for an example of what we mean. It would also be nice if the variety of fabrics used were better coordinated. For example in our coach with the Sorrento Ivory option, the beadspread & throw pillow matched nothing else in the coach. We replaced these the first day we had the coach We also opted for leather on the driver & passenger chairs and recliner in order to get rid of the busy design of the fabric. We were happy to discover the leather that comes with the Sorrento Ivory option does not have the gaudy piping we saw with other interior colors (green, red & blue) - it's a more subdued tan color.

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Old 08-31-2002, 05:06 AM   #4
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Really like the over all quality of the Winnebago Chieftain that we own and our experience with Winnebago customer service has been very good. We especially like the location of our main television, in the middle of the coach instead of at the front. This item alone may keep us from trading very soon since the feature seems hard to come by.

We also would love more updated fabrics. Probably the thing our rig is missing, not an entry level motorhome by the way, is a good battery charger. Winnebago used the inadequate converter, which saved a few dollars, but is just that inadequate!

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Old 08-31-2002, 05:21 AM   #5
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Wardrobe bedroom slide. True Air

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Inadequate liting in cab, need more roof vents, even w/o fans.

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Old 08-31-2002, 11:30 AM   #6
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Likes: I like the way Winnebago upped their availability on the 37G to a W22 Workhorse Chassis. The WFG37G can definately use the 8000 lb front axle that the W22 features as standard equipment.

Dislikes:
" Original gold plated shower head kept falling off its holder while in transit causing damage to the shower head finish from bumping around. Dealer replaced the head with a much better unit that has a vertical pin that holds the shower head. Shower head no longer falls off.
" I think that the speaker placement can be improved by using flush mounted speaker in lieu of the pendant speakers for use in the back of the cabin. Additionally the sound system does not have a "Fader" so that you can shift the sound from the back of the coach to the front.
" Biggest Gripe: I wish the slideout were 10 inches deeper. This being the case, when the slideout is closed the driver's seat would be able to be moved 4 inches furthur aft and the edge of the seat wouldn't get chewed up by the outside edge of the slideout. Four more inches of front seat leg room is 4 more than what I had.
" The Stitch Craft front seat wobbles a lot when elevated. I wish it were more sturdy.

Improvements: I just had a 12v. swivel (gold color) incandescent spot lamp fixture installed and it is located on the lower front side corner of the cabinet, facing forward, behind the co-pilot's seat. (above the swivel chair) This lamp will be used mainly to light up the computer workstation area at night time since there is no lighting in that area. It is controlled by a rotary switch on the top of the can. I will post pictures of this Mod as soon as I can shoot it.

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Old 08-31-2002, 11:36 AM   #7
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I Like: The one-key fits everything and the One-Place on-board systems' check.

I Dislike: The galley exhaust fan doesn't exhaust; it filters and re-circulates, which doesn't do the job.

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Old 08-31-2002, 12:17 PM   #8
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Would be nice if the clock on the radio would stay illuminated. Can hardly read as it is now.

Also, was wondering why MH are not equipped with air bags? Any thoughts?
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Old 08-31-2002, 03:46 PM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stumpjumper:
Would be nice if the clock on the radio would stay illuminated. Can hardly read as it is now.

Also, was wondering why MH are not equipped with air bags? Any thoughts?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You forgot to list one item you like!

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Old 08-31-2002, 04:12 PM   #10
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Sorry for not listing a "like" in my original message.

This is my first Class A, so I am like a kid in a candy store. I really like it all.

If I had to choose, I guess it would be the outstanding performance of the Workhorse/Allison combination. What a dream to drive. The instrument panel is well arranged.

One other dislike: The drip channel (gutter) drains in the middle of the window on the driver/ passenger side and runs down the window where it is right in the middle of the rear view mirrow. Need to adjust the length of the gutter.

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Old 08-31-2002, 07:01 PM   #11
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Old 09-01-2002, 04:09 PM   #12
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I dislike skylights that are prone to cracking, and the absence of a pump switch in the bathroom.

I like most everything else but particulairly the Tru-Air A/C and heat pump. I like the way the Ford chassis handles.

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Old 09-01-2002, 05:22 PM   #13
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Interesting my Chieftain has a pump switch in the bathroom. I like it.
Thought of another thing I dislike. The big (well biggest) closet is about 1 inch too shallow. Guess they never hung a hanger in the test run!

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Old 09-02-2002, 06:36 AM   #14
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Ok I finally thought of one for my dislike.

What I like, let me count the ways --- wait, I don't have enough fingers and toes. Seriously, I like just about everything about my coach, a 01 35U, that it was hard to decide on what I disliked. The only thing I could think of was the smallness of the bathroom but Winnebago fixed it somewhat with the 02 models. The number one like is the room the two slides provide.

So, here is what I dislike about my 2nd home: I hate the way it just sits in the back yard during the week. The vehicle was made for moving but I still have to work for a couple of years then it will be "On the Road". My daughter will take the house with the slab and Sandy and I will take the one with wheels. Let the "Adventurer" begin....

Now, after I saw the 03 models , it may be a different story. I need to stay away from RV Shows.........

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