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Old 12-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I am the proud owner of my first and possibly last Motor Coach. Last night, the wife and I bought a 2006 Winnebago Journey 39K with 47,000 miles on it. We got it through LaMesa RV. Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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We have a 2007 Winnebago Tour DP (40'). We bought it last year and absolutely love it and I'm sure you will love yours, too. The quality of Winnebago, as well as the service personnel in Forest City, have been outstanding.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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I bought a 2000 Journey new and traded this year. 93000 miles and twelve years I loved that Motor Home and someone is enjoying it today. Winnebago has very good quality and do extensive testing for safety. That was why I bought the Journey.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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Welcome

We owners call them Winndbago and others call them Winnie. Do not ask me why
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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phinneyj,
Well Sir, congrats on your new purchase, and your entry into the IRV2 forum. It's a great place to place comments, ask questions and get good information. There's lots of experienced and knowledgeable folks on here that are willing to jump in and help.

As for what to look for and or, check out on your new rig, well, the obvious first is, if you can, check all the maintenance records to see what's been performed and when. And, to see what's due. Then, if you haven't already done it, check the "Dot" date on the tires. If you don't know what you're looking for, you'll see it on the side wall. Sometimes it's in a "oval" impression on the tire and part of the numbers will be something like this "3410". What that means, if you don't know is, that tire was processed/built in the 34th week of 2010.

You'll then know all the exact manufacturer dates of all of your tires and will be able to make an informed decision to keep or get new ones. Then, a good practice would be to make a card that you carry in you wallet that has the VIN of the coach, the serial number of the engine, and the serial number of the trans. You see, you'll need those numbers for about 85-95% of the purchases of parts for your rig, that are engine/chassis related. That of course is presuming you do the work yourself. It's still a good practice.

Anyway, hope you have a great time in your new rig.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:09 AM   #6
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Thanks for the welcoming remarks. I can't wait until we get it home and equipped. Never thought i would ever have one this nice.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:56 AM   #7
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Congrats on the purchase, I bought ours in August and we do love it. I have it in the shop to really do some cosmetic fixings and then decided to have all the fluids changed, belts replaced, and fix a few things which we noticed on our first 6K mile Journey. One thing the RV Tech found by speaking with CAT that our engine since it was built has had 5 updates released. Interestingly, we were told both by the RV Techs and then by 3 others CAT locations that the CAT engines should be updated as the updates put all the settings in place where they should be, and it will improve mileage. The cost is $122 here for the updates. If you have a CAT engine, might be worth your time to have the engine checked for updates.
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Don't forget to register your new to you Winnebago at Winnebago Industries Second Owner Registration

Something interesting you will find are the stickers inside of cabinets and many other items made by Winnebago. You can call them and give them the info from the label for replacement parts. They are a class act.
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Every replacement part I ever needed including windows Winnebago had. Unfortunately the windows got very expensive as my Journey got older.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:16 AM   #11
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I saw that, I am kind of handy so knowing that information will be good.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:22 AM   #12
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Got a call from my service adviser today. With the holidays and that I bought the MH the day it came in. They still need to go through it. He has already taken care of a few things. La Mesa RV seems to be a real good company. We scheduled delivery date for the 28th. Now where to go for new years in Northern California.

I am so stoked I can't sleep.

I have already started downloading and studying the owners information from Freightliner, CAT, Winnebago and Onan.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:35 AM   #13
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Feels like I am studying up on a new E-one or Pierce. Just downloaded the Allison 3000MH owners manual. Wonderful readin.............Zzzzzzzz
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #14
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LOL here is lots of reading

Welcome to the Winnebago family – the company has excellent resources online.
Brochure archive
http://www.winnebagoind.com/products/previous-models/index.php
Operator Manuals
http://www.winnebagoind.com/resources/manuals/operatormanuals.php
Manuals & Diagrams
http://www.winnebagoind.com/resources/manuals/
Links on the page above to
Parts Catalog

Plumbing Diagrams
Wiring Diagrams
R.V. Parts and Accessories Catalog -
How to Identify a Motor home -
Sealants Callout Sheets
Operator Manuals
Paint Code Manuals
Audio Video Guides
Supplier Links
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