Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-14-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Missouri/Arizona
Posts: 5
2010 Suncruiser 32H

Traded down from a 2004 Horizon 40' DP to the above gas. I know it is early but are there any concerns (problems) I should be aware of as I break in this unit? One of my concerns is that there is a lack of info concerning oil changes. With the DP I took it in annually and had it serviced as we drive less than 5000 miles annually. Anything, about everything, would be helpful.

Thanks
__________________
MizzouriMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
Flyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Peoria AZ USA
Posts: 53
I did the same thing a year ago. Went from a 40' HR Endeavor to an Adventurer 32H. Haven't looked back. I miss the 400 HP, but little else. I have a Ford chasis and change the oil every 5,000 miles per the book. What chasis do you have? Also, there is no break-in period that I am aware of.
__________________
Flyer
2014 Allegro Red 36 QSA
Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Missouri/Arizona
Posts: 5
Chassis

It is a Ford v10
__________________
MizzouriMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 09:12 AM   #4
Winnebago Master
 
Tom N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sarver, PA/Crystal River, FL/Shelocta, PA
Posts: 1,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyer View Post
I have a Ford chasis and change the oil every 5,000 miles per the book.
My Winnebago book states 3000 mile changes. I do have the GM 8.1/Allison. If I recall correctly my Workhorse manual also states 3000 mile changes for severe service. Motorhome usage, especially towing a vehicle, is severe service.

-Tom
__________________
Sarver, PA/Crystal River, FL/Shelocta, PA FMCA 335149 W3TLN
2005 Suncruiser 38R W24, no chassis mods needed 2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Tom N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 09:56 AM   #5
Winnebago Camper
 
GOLDWINGER2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 30
Most DP owners say they would never go back to gassers. What were your reasons to trade down?
J
__________________
GOLDWINGER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 06:14 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Flyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Peoria AZ USA
Posts: 53
This is from a Ford pamhlet "2008 Class A Motorhome Chassis". Should give you everything you need. It is based on the heavy use schedule.

http://photos.island-escape.com/f530001.pdf
http://photos.island-escape.com/f530002.pdf
__________________
Flyer
2014 Allegro Red 36 QSA
Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:59 AM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Missouri/Arizona
Posts: 5
09 Specs

Is there a similar chart for the 09 Ford V10 chassis?
__________________
MizzouriMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 07:59 AM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 15
we have a 2009 Itasca Suncruiser 32H on the Ford Chasis, traded "up" from a 07 Winnebago Vista 30B
I guess there are a couple things about it now that we have had it for a while that i wish were different.
1. what seems to be excessive body roll...we plan to add the sway bars front and rear as well as a track bar in the rear soon
2. The dash board vents don't really pump out the air as much as i would like
3. The furnace heat/air flow seems weak
4. if you use the heat pump, it sure is noisy
5. sure is difficult to get to the tire stem on the rear inside tires
6. get alot of creaking from the full wall slide when going down the road...use the screw type slide locks to keep it snugged up and that helps alot
7. the inside cabinet storage is difficult to use, many of the cabinets are very small and oddly shaped, you really have to plan out where to put what

on the positive side,
1.the floor plan (for us) is fantastic, plenty of room, and a main coach TV that is actually viewable from several different seat positions
2. the ride going down the road is worlds better than the Vista,
3. and the refinements (over the Vista) make the long road trips very comfortable
4. the double refrigerator works great
5. kitchen area is very usable
5. having larger water tanks is a big plus when dry camping
__________________
Crankarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:54 PM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Anywhere, USA
Posts: 81
We had an '08 32H, loved it, and then upgraded to the DP when we started fulltiming.

In the 1 1/2 years we had it we had no trouble. Our only caution is to keep the two weep holes clear on the exterior of your full wall slide. (Poke a straightened paper clip in there.) If they clog up, your slide locks will fill with water and pour inside the closet and/or cabinet.

Great rig. Unlike your DP, you'll be able to park just about anywhere. (We miss that!)

Best wishes for many happy, safe and trouble-free miles.

Mary
__________________
Our sidekicks: Bullwinkle, our 2009 Winnebago Tour 40TD, and Rocky, our 2013 Jeep Wrangler
Fulltime since July 2009
Boris and Natasha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:23 PM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
lakewoodpaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 56
HEY boris and natasha, where are the weepholes located?
\
thanks
__________________
WIT# 34347
lakewoodpaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:49 PM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Anywhere, USA
Posts: 81
About an inch or two below the top of the slide, on the exterior wall. Find the slide lock boxes inside, then look in the corresponding location outside and you'll see them. They look the purpose-less bolts. But, look closer and you'll see a small hole in the center. That's the weep hole!

Hope that helps,
Mary
__________________
Our sidekicks: Bullwinkle, our 2009 Winnebago Tour 40TD, and Rocky, our 2013 Jeep Wrangler
Fulltime since July 2009
Boris and Natasha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 05:08 PM   #12
Winnebago Owner
 
Flyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Peoria AZ USA
Posts: 53
MM--I think I got my pamphlet by calling Ford. I looked and couldn't find one on the web.
__________________
Flyer
2014 Allegro Red 36 QSA
Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2010, 08:00 PM   #13
Winnebago Camper
 
pdq_bc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: where ever we're parked
Posts: 49
got a pic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boris and Natasha View Post
About an inch or two below the top of the slide, on the exterior wall. Find the slide lock boxes inside, then look in the corresponding location outside and you'll see them. They look the purpose-less bolts. But, look closer and you'll see a small hole in the center. That's the weep hole!

Hope that helps,
Mary

...just wondering...
do you a picture of these weep holes?
thanks!
peter
__________________
peter & larry... tiffin 2015 allegro 36LA ~ chevy 2009 HHR tow
we're here... http://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=12260
our blog... http://wllrtr.tumblr.com
pdq_bc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 10:16 AM   #14
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Anywhere, USA
Posts: 81
I've attached a picture of one of the weep holes on our Tour. The top of the picture is the top of the slideout. The bottom of the picture is the top of a window awning.

Hope this helps.

( I didn't realize our coach was soooo dirty! )
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Tour Weep Hole.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	48.4 KB
ID:	3902  
__________________
Our sidekicks: Bullwinkle, our 2009 Winnebago Tour 40TD, and Rocky, our 2013 Jeep Wrangler
Fulltime since July 2009
Boris and Natasha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
09 Itasca Suncruiser 32H Trip Report/Questions Crankarm Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 10 10-03-2010 09:49 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.