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Old 06-21-2016, 10:02 AM   #29
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We went to a La Mesa RV show at Cardinals Stadium in Phoenix on Sunday (120 degrees, the poor guy outside with the 5th wheels was really lonely). We have almost decided on the Winnebago Fuse 23A, which is the same floorplan as the Trend 23D. No bed drops from the ceiling. Diesel Ford engine, Ford chassis. First year for this model, 2017. They have run in Europe for years though. $105k sticker, their price $85k. It's about 5k more than the Trend due to the diesel they said. I hope to get it for maybe $78k.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:01 PM   #30
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Other active Trend forums

Found a useful and active bunch on Facebook.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:00 PM   #31
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flat tow

Joined this club today. We've had our trend for 1 1/2 years. We like it a lot. Just bought a smart car and plan to flat tow it. car weighs 1806 lbs. Should work. Trend is the v 6 dodge, front wheel drive with a tow option. Feels like it would tow the car well. I plan to find out. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Glad to find a whole tribe of trendy people on this web site.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:17 PM   #32
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Hi, great idea. Please join us on Facebook. Winnebago Viva Trend group. Very active and helpful
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:12 AM   #33
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We are also researching flat towing...we found a can just input your info on your 'toad' and a list of all the parts you need pop up. puts out a list every year and the issue is crammed packed with vendors that supply the towing trade, you can get overwhelmed, good luck! We pay attention to what works for other folks...

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Old 05-19-2018, 10:18 AM   #34
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2017 trend transmission gear hunting

All, I am new to this forum. We purchased a 2017 Trend new 6 months ago and pretty much love the coach. I have 2 issues though. First- it will not stay in overdrive/6th gear even in flat Florida for long at highway speeds. In even the slightest headwind it downshifts to 5th, gains speed and then upshifts. Even in tow haul mode. It will do this say 20 times on a 300 mi trip. We do not tow anything- usually just 2 bikes on the back. Anyone else experience this?? I think the owners manual say to place the tranny in 5th when this happens and just run at say 2800 rpm which kills the gas economy. Any feedback will be much appreciated. Second issue- the Onan 2800 generator is pretty loud on this unit. I know I cannot install a new muffler as that would void the warranty. Anyone ever figured out how to quiet it down?? Thanks. We do love the coach but have these issues. Planning on a trek Fl to Fairbanks Ak so want to get the kinks ironed out.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:17 AM   #35
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Just got back from trip to California from Southern Texas. My 2014 Trend stays in 6th gear most of the time. Southern Texas is generally flat. In hill country it ran in 5th and 6th.
Take it to the Promaster dealer near you. Have them test it and see if all is ok. I averaged for the 3100 miles 13.1 mpg. One 200 mile stretch I averaged 20.1 miles per gallon. I usually run at 65 miles per hour. I was towing a small trailer. It was empty at the time. Coming back the trailer was full. I was close to the maximum towing capability of the trend.
You're correct about the generator it is noisy. We don't run it a lot. The dash are generally keeps the entire coach cool even on the hottest Texas day.
Coming back from California my son-in-law needed a back massager running. So for that time that he was using that we ran the generator. That was roughly half the time on the return trip.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #36
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I have these problems in my 2016 Trend.
1. The ceiling bed didn't go up and down smoothly and broke the first time we tried to use it.

2. front tires bald after 5000 miles.

3. lights out warning after hazard lights use.

4. GPS... no signal

5. noisy and vibration from generator (sounds like a motorcycle)

6. Chassis quit charging house batteries.

7. refrigerator doesn't work, (it worked great at first, then only freezer worked, then nothing)

7. my local Winnie dealers(x3) all totally disinterested in providing warranty work.

8. finger pointing, dodge says take it to Winnebago, Winnebago says take it to Dodge.

9. the rear is too low, even with no weight added.

I'm going to try Camping World next, I'm hopeful that they will get it in order. I'm very disappointed that my Factory warranty expired without providing repairs.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:30 AM   #37
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GPS is usually because Winnebago did not get antenna cable attached.
Tires are easy to spin. Did you have front end aligned?
On gen look at the exhaust pipe. The pipe is touching frame of coach. Get some separation and it will be much better.
Not sure what rear is too low means. It is easy to drag if that is what you mean.
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