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Old 03-24-2017, 11:18 PM   #1
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Why are there so few Adventurers out there?

Why do I see little info or used Adventurers out there? Is it because of the cost for a gas A? You can almost go up to Forza for a few bucks more? But the Forza is low end on the diesel and Adventurers are high end on gas. What say yee?
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:39 PM   #2
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Why do I see little info or used Adventurers out there? Is it because of the cost for a gas A? You can almost go up to Forza for a few bucks more? But the Forza is low end on the diesel and Adventurers are high end on gas. What say yee?
our current MH is a Suncruiser (Itasca version of the Adventurer...think Ford and Lincoln Mercury) as was our most recent previous MH. there are several others in the park where we are currently parked. maybe you're looking in the wrong places? looking to buy??
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:12 AM   #3
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If your talking about used ones not being plentiful......it's kind of like the Newmar Bay Star as (one) example. It's such a great rig, those who have 'em, are keeping 'em.

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Old 03-25-2017, 06:58 AM   #4
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We have one and there are quite a few others in the park we're at. Given the number of other MH's, fifth wheels and travel trailers available I think there's a reasonable showing of adventurers here. I intend to keep ours as long as I can keep it going. We're next to a fifth wheel that's one year newer than our rig but looks 10 years older. Part of that is owner maintenance but not all of it. I'm pretty proud of the way our 14 year old rig looks.
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:46 AM   #5
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Why do I see little info or used Adventurers out there? Is it because of the cost for a gas A? You can almost go up to Forza for a few bucks more? But the Forza is low end on the diesel and Adventurers are high end on gas. What say yee?
You're making the assumption that because the Forza is diesel powered it's "moving up". The Forza was introduced in 2014. The Adventurer 35P and the Forza 34T are almost identical in size and capacity. They also have similar amenities.

The difference in starting price between the current year Adventurer 37F and a current year Forza 34T is about $26,000.00. That's roughly the difference in the cost of a diesel and gas chassis.

One thing is that the smallest Adventurer is now the 37F at 37' 6" it doesn't appeal to those looking for shorter motorhomes. In previous years they were available is shorter lengths. Our 2013 Adventurer 32H is 33' 3" long.

The 2017 Forza 34T at 35' 6" is actually shorter than the smallest Adventurer. Personally we are not interested in a diesel powered motorhome. It will be a tough decision to make the next time we're in the market. We prefer the shorter gas powered models with amenities similar to our current Adventurer. This combination isn't currently available from Winnebago.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:36 PM   #6
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Hikerdogs, They still make the 35P. They changed the 32H to a 32D then dropped it.
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Hikerdogs, They still make the 35P. They changed the 32H to a 32D then dropped it.
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I stand corrected. Looking at some dealer pricing I see the initial asking price on several is $209,000.00. To further confuse things there's one online dealer claiming the MSRP of the 35P is $246,000.00+. For some reason that doesn't sound realistic. Then again maybe I'm behind the times. In any case either price puts even less distance between the Adventurer and the Forza since the Forza has a starting MSRP of $228,000.00.
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I think Winnebago had an overall winner with the older Adventurers on the Workhorse chassis. Like the energizer bunny, they just keep going and people hang on to them. Other than the habitual Winnebago defaults such as windshield frames that rust out, windshields that leak, fiberglass panels that crack and craze, panels that fall off the outside of the unit, etc., they are great units.
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We love our new to us Adventurer but searched all over for one like ours. Whoever had ours took care of it and with any luck it will last for some more adventures !
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Our 35p is due from the factory on 4/7, so there will be at least one more on the road! :-)
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I think Winnebago had an overall winner with the older Adventurers on the Workhorse chassis. Like the energizer bunny, they just keep going and people hang on to them. Other than the habitual Winnebago defaults such as windshield frames that rust out, windshields that leak, fiberglass panels that crack and craze, panels that fall off the outside of the unit, etc., they are great units.
Don't forget roofs that peel off and fly into the lake in a stiff sidewind as you're crossing a causeway.
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Don't forget roofs that peel off and fly into the lake in a stiff sidewind as you're crossing a causeway.
There's a simple, inexpensive preventative for that...2" Eternabond tape along the edge down into the J channel. And for end cap leaks, 4" E-bond covering the seams.

And for the windshield, black Gorilla tape seals it up nicely...and works well I'm told. I'll be putting it on mine here soon. If you've had a long term Winnie leak in 10's of rain showers, probably won't help much.
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I have a 2005 Adventure 33V with 35k miles on it and without any problems. It still looks like it came off dealership lot.
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I think Winnebago had an overall winner with the older Adventurers on the Workhorse chassis. Like the energizer bunny, they just keep going and people hang on to them. Other than the habitual Winnebago defaults such as windshield frames that rust out, windshields that leak, fiberglass panels that crack and craze, panels that fall off the outside of the unit, etc., they are great units.
Hahahaha, so, in other words you're speaking of the Workhorse chassis, and that's all. If the sides fall apart and the roof peels off, what's left?
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