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Old 05-10-2017, 06:00 PM   #15
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I'm pretty up to speed on the windshield leak issue but haven't heard about a kitchen slide issue on the 38J. Can you elaborate some of even better, provide a link or two to help me understand the problem better.

Another thing I am going to like about the 38J is the water heater is almost directly under kitchen sink and very close to the shower and bathroom sink. There will be very little water wasted down the drains waiting for warm water to show up at these fixtures. This is an important feature when dry camping and a nice feature even when hooked up to utilities.

Counting down the days now. We've owned the motorhome for 2 months and haven't even laid eyes on it yet. One more week.
I haven't heard anyone complaining about kitchen slide leaks. Ours has the single large pane windshield that has been sealed above and below the rubber trim above the WS. No leaks now. Hoping it stays that way!
Winny did a lot of things right in the design of the 38J. The short runs for the hot water are nice, I put an elbow and ball valve on the drain so it's a quick 1/4 turn and the tank is draining. I just whish the storage and power access doors would come out with the bedroom slide! I'm spoiled with the storage under the other 2 slides!
I have swapped out most of the lights with LED's. Total of 42.7 amp draw down to 4.2 amps!
Lots of other little mods as well. I'm a compulsive modifier, so it gets lots of tricked out little things!
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:31 PM   #16
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I haven't heard anyone complaining about kitchen slide leaks. Ours has the single large pane windshield that has been sealed above and below the rubber trim above the WS. No leaks now. Hoping it stays that way!
Winny did a lot of things right in the design of the 38J. The short runs for the hot water are nice, I put an elbow and ball valve on the drain so it's a quick 1/4 turn and the tank is draining. I just whish the storage and power access doors would come out with the bedroom slide! I'm spoiled with the storage under the other 2 slides!
I have swapped out most of the lights with LED's. Total of 42.7 amp draw down to 4.2 amps!
Lots of other little mods as well. I'm a compulsive modifier, so it gets lots of tricked out little things!
Good info UP.

Do you have a post or write up about your LED lamp swaps? Obviously the small bulb swaps to LED are simple but the bigger ceiling lights down the center of the coach may be a little more difficult. Having not even stepped into the coach I'm not sure if those bigger ceiling lights are florescent tubes or just multi bulb incandescent's. Can you obliterate a little without hyjacking the thread. A PM could always work too but I'm sure everyone would be interested in going from 42.7 amps to 4.2 amps. Hahaha
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:38 AM   #17
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I'm pretty up to speed on the windshield leak issue but haven't heard about a kitchen slide issue on the 38J. Can you elaborate some of even better, provide a link or two to help me understand the problem better.

Another thing I am going to like about the 38J is the water heater is almost directly under kitchen sink and very close to the shower and bathroom sink. There will be very little water wasted down the drains waiting for warm water to show up at these fixtures. This is an important feature when dry camping and a nice feature even when hooked up to utilities.

Counting down the days now. We've owned the motorhome for 2 months and haven't even laid eyes on it yet. One more week.

With the weight on the kitchen slide there have been problems with the HWH mechanism, mostly the nylon blocks that lift the slide. I am not good at searching on this forum so can't provide any links. I can suggest you call Three T's in Lake Havasu City. John is a wealth of info on the problem. 928-453-3040

This paint misalignment is a good clue there is a problem.
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OOPS! This is actually showing the slide alignment but you get the idea.
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:50 AM   #19
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+3 on the 38J model. We first saw that floor plan on a Voyager model. My wife immediately liked the plan but that RV had some issues that pointed toward a lack of maintenance. I then started searching for the 38J and found a 2005 Suncruiser that we purchased in Mar 16. We will finally be in a position to snow bird next Jan - Mar and have used it for some local trips. Last summer we had our daughter, SIL and 4 granddaughters for a 4 day weekend and that opposing slide in the living area was perfect.

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Old 05-11-2017, 10:59 AM   #20
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With the weight on the kitchen slide there have been problems with the HWH mechanism, mostly the nylon blocks that lift the slide. I am not good at searching on this forum so can't provide any links. I can suggest you call Three T's in Lake Havasu City. John is a wealth of info on the problem. 928-453-3040

This paint misalignment is a good clue there is a problem.
Ok roger that. I'm very familiar with the nylon blocks that keep the slides gliding on the aluminum track. My current Suncrusier has the same blocks. I will keep an eye on the paint lines and body molding alignment and crawl under the slide outs and look things over periodically. Thanks for the heads up.

Ironically, I just inspected these blocks on the Suncruiser yesterday. We use that motorhome dozens of times per year and those slides go in and out no less than 30 times each year. Slides are in perfect condition with no signs of wear.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:04 AM   #21
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+3 on the 38J model. We first saw that floor plan on a Voyager model. My wife immediately liked the plan but that RV had some issues that pointed toward a lack of maintenance. I then started searching for the 38J and found a 2005 Suncruiser that we purchased in Mar 16. We will finally be in a position to snow bird next Jan - Mar and have used it for some local trips. Last summer we had our daughter, SIL and 4 granddaughters for a 4 day weekend and that opposing slide in the living area was perfect.

Mike
Yes, I need to give my wife credit for our 38J find too. I retired last fall and we traveled all this past winter. Back home for the summer now but this next winter we will be snow birding in the fall and again Jan-Mar.

Times are good.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:55 AM   #22
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Im going to third the opinion of the 38J and the W24 chassis. I was sold on a quad slide diesel pusher in the 2008-2012 range. The more research I did the more i realize the expense of owning a bug DP. My wife showed me a 38j back in November. I put it at the top of the list and began my search. I found one in March and closed the deal on March 10th.

Its 7000 miles from home. We head down May 17 to pick it up. We are super excited to be in a great used Winnebago Adventurer.
7000 miles! I thought I was traveling far to get my 38J (1200 miles). Good luck with it. I should be picking mine up about the same time.
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7000 miles! I thought I was traveling far to get my 38J (1200 miles). Good luck with it. I should be picking mine up about the same time.
Hahaha. The coach is in West Point Virginia and we are flying in from Anchorage Alaska to Richmond VA. Uber ride out to West Point. After picking it up we are going to head to the store and stock up on dishes and groceries then head to Washington DC for about a week. After DC we will head west toward southern Illinois where my wife's brother has 20 acres and some large outbuildings. We will store the coach in one of his pole barns till the fall.

Where are you picking yours up from?
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Look at the floor plan that best fits your must haves, wants and nice to haves. Then find the unit that has been well cared for and will go through a rigid inspection of the house and chassis. Then based on condition and cost make your decision.

I believe more RV'ers change units because they are not happy with the way the unit lives in than the brand.
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Good info UP.

Do you have a post or write up about your LED lamp swaps? Obviously the small bulb swaps to LED are simple but the bigger ceiling lights down the center of the coach may be a little more difficult. Having not even stepped into the coach I'm not sure if those bigger ceiling lights are florescent tubes or just multi bulb incandescent's. Can you obliterate a little without hyjacking the thread. A PM could always work too but I'm sure everyone would be interested in going from 42.7 amps to 4.2 amps. Hahaha
I think I counted around 26 lights on the inside that I converted to LEDs! The majority are just plug and play I got from Ebay. The center overhead florescent I added 2 24 LED panels to. I wired in a switch to turn off the power to the transformer so just the LEDs come on when the wall switch by the door is turned on. If I want to have the florescent lights on, I just reach up and flip the switch on.
I also re-wired the lights above the sink and stove/counter with the same LED panels. I'll post a couple pics for you here.
Hope this isn't too much of hijack of the thread, but it is your thread, and you asked.
It takes a few weeks to get the LEDs from my friend in China, but they work very well! I can PM you the details if you want.
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Hahaha. The coach is in West Point Virginia and we are flying in from Anchorage Alaska to Richmond VA. Uber ride out to West Point. After picking it up we are going to head to the store and stock up on dishes and groceries then head to Washington DC for about a week. After DC we will head west toward southern Illinois where my wife's brother has 20 acres and some large outbuildings. We will store the coach in one of his pole barns till the fall.

Where are you picking yours up from?
You want to swap coaches? I'll pick up yours you pick up mine? I'm in NJ and picking mine up in MO. 2005 Voyage 38J. Doing the same thing. Flying into Kansas City then a car service to pick up the coach then a slow ride east camping in different spots along the way.
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