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Old 04-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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2004 Itasca Sunrise 30W

We are looking at a 2004 Itasca Sunrise 30W on a 8.1L Workhorse with an Allison transmission and with 18,000 miles. Has anyone heard of any recalls/problems with this RV? My DW likes the oven, full bed and pullout pantry but I need more info on the over-all preformance with the chassis and other problems on the motor home. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Oh by the way we will be moving up from a 2007 23' Yellowstone B+.

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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Hopefully not typical but we bought a 2003 Sunrise 36M with the 8.1 Chevy last year. The dealer told us it had a new engine because the previous one had blown. Thought a new engine was good insurance... NOT.
We had it under a month and less than 100 miles when the engine self-destructed again.
After some battles with the dealer, we agreed on trading up to our Beaver.
The old Sunrise is STILL sat on the dealer lot and I have no idea whether it has a working motor now.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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I had a 2000 Fleetwood MH with a workhorse chassis one year ago.

Trouble with front suspension.
Tough to stop with the so-called power brakes.
The fuse boxes were a nightmare to get at.

Also if it has "Auto Park Brake, step away quickly!!!!

I now have a 2002 Itasca 30ft. FORD CHASSIS.

It has a mechanical foot operated park brake as well as a
park pawl in the trans.

Much much better brakes, steers nice and doesn't bottom
out on ruts.

Workhorse is out of RV business, taken over by another company,
as told to me by a MH rep.

If you see anything with a yellow nob for park brake, other than a diesel, again walk or run away quickly, the other way.

Just my experience. Best wishes.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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I have the sister to your coach and its on the workhorse chasis with alison trans as well. Under the hood bu the brake master cylinder on mine there are a 1/2 dozen Yellow recall stickers that show a recall was perform.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #5
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Had my car in the GM shop yesterday (next door to Camping World).
Noticed our old Sunrise on their lot and asked them why it was there.
He said they (Camping World) had replaced the engine (or had it replaced) but it had a check-engine light on and they bought it to GM to check it out.
That is 9 months since it blew on us and still not working.
PLUS they are asking about $10k more for it than we originally paid.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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We bought a 05 Itasca 33V two years ago had 13K on the speedo it now has just turned 25K really like the coach the workhorse chassie has had two recalls brakes & fuel rail clip.have gotten between 8 & 6.5 mpg depending on road conditions.I do all the routine maint. very easy to work on.Parts are easy to get ( alot of good venders on this forum ) We have looked at newer coaches but really like the floorplan good luck on your search.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #7
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We have an 04 Itasca too with the Workhorse engine. We bought it in 2010. There was a recall on the breaks which we had done. (Thanks fun 33 on the fuel rail clip info. I'll check that out too. ) We just had about 1000K put in for work on an exhaust leak. The engine was running rough last fall and this was the problem. Just plugged it in after being idle for the winter and the heater fan won't shut off. I noticed on the forum it may be due to a lead, fuse or wire getting loose because of movement in the chassie over time. I would inspect all the wires etc for loose or corroded ones and fix or replace. Good luck.
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