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Old 10-01-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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I don't claim to be an expert by any means but IMHO, it's dissapointing that Winnebago, as well as the other manufacturers, using the UFO chassis have not come out with what I would call a "WOW" floorplan. You don't need a UFO to put in rounded cabinets or sofas using both leather and fabric.

Personally, I'd like to see Winnebago incorporate the 37B bedroom with 2 forward slides and a front door on the UFO.

We've owned 6 MH's since 1978. The 1st was a Coachmen, the last 5 have been Winnebagos. We're considering #7 and it would be our final one. Although diesel would be nice, realistically I don't think I could justify it. A UFO could be the answer and I hope when we see #7 that "WOW" floorplan is made by Winnebago.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:53 PM   #2
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I don't claim to be an expert by any means but IMHO, it's dissapointing that Winnebago, as well as the other manufacturers, using the UFO chassis have not come out with what I would call a "WOW" floorplan. You don't need a UFO to put in rounded cabinets or sofas using both leather and fabric.

Personally, I'd like to see Winnebago incorporate the 37B bedroom with 2 forward slides and a front door on the UFO.

We've owned 6 MH's since 1978. The 1st was a Coachmen, the last 5 have been Winnebagos. We're considering #7 and it would be our final one. Although diesel would be nice, realistically I don't think I could justify it. A UFO could be the answer and I hope when we see #7 that "WOW" floorplan is made by Winnebago.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:41 PM   #3
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Bob,
We agree completely. We love our 37B but would like to have another front slide with the door either in front of, or just behind the navigator seat. It seems like it should be fairly easy to adapt a current floor plan to a chassis that is flat. Oh well, we can hope.

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Old 10-01-2007, 05:01 PM   #4
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I really like the 37B too. The bedroom door is great when the motorhome will only sleep one person.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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They could even put the 4th slide on the W24 chassis because they have 1000 lbs to play with.

When I checked with Winnebago,the 6,000 lbs advertised towing (GCW 30,000 - GVW 24,000) is limited to 5,000 lbs because of an extension they added to the rear of the frame. Even with a bigger hitch it's limited to 5,000 so why not use it for a 4th slide?
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:40 AM   #6
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When you guys want a slide on the passenger side up front have you considered the effect on the patio awning? The awning is forced into being straight out and doesn't provide any shade if the sun is not straight above you. What is the fasination with the door being put up front/ Is it to simulate the deisel? To me it is a disadvantage to have the door up front as one must have it sticking straight out when parked and using the screen door. This also makes it difficult to have an awning actually provide shade and or rain protection for going in or out of the enterance.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:01 AM   #7
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The wind sensor awning I have now is useless. Very seldom have it out. It is like you mentioned. Virtually no slope to it now so sun blocking may happen between 11:30am and 12:30pm. As for rain protection, I believe, manufacturer said it's not to be left out.

One solution to awning that I saw was to have the awning attached to the slide rather than coming over the top.

I would think an advantage to a door up front or just behind navigator is that it would provide better options for floorplan. Disadvantage I'd think is the need to escape in an emergency.

I guess there is give and take with everything. I'd just like to see a floorplan that takes advantage of the UFO flat floor.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:42 PM   #8
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I wonder if RV manufacturers consult with RV owners on what they want in floorplans, etc? Or do they just design in a vacumn?

We really like our floorplan but could certainly give them suggestions for improvement if asked.

The one major thing that bothers us in our Destination is not one single shelf in any of the cabinets, and no dividers under the sinks.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:19 AM   #9
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Wow, you mean people really prefer that useless door in the front of the diesels? We go in and out of our mid entry door a hundred times a day 365 days a year and can't imagine getting use to carrying our food from the galley through the living room around the passenger seat and down that narrow doorway. If the Horizon or Vectra had the mid entry door with a similar floor plan as our Adventurer 38J, our decision would have been much easier since we really were looking for a diesel pusher.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:17 AM   #10
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I certainly agree about the mid entry door and awning issue. One of the things we like most about our current DP is the lack of a slide on the curb side and our manual awning that actually provides shade and will really shed water. We'd love a side entry door.

When we seriously start looking for another rig, will look for that combo in a DP...side entry, no curb side LR slide, and a real live manual awning that is useful. Not sure anyone makes one.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:07 AM   #11
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We love the layout of the 38J. The double slide makes an open space that is truly impressive. However it does take away from the storage bins and the canopy is total crap in the rain.

I have been studying the canopy and there is no way to make it drain, it is way to flat being out over the slide.

Has anyone ever fixed this problem with the canopy?
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:49 AM   #12
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Gary,

I agree with you w.r.t the manual awning, no streetside slide, and center entry. Actually Alpine makes such a coach, even in a 36' floorplan (not sure of the manual awning).

I know I know.....blasphemy on a Winnie forum.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:10 AM   #13
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We had a lot of problems with our weatherpro at first, to the point we were considering replacing it with a manual awning. But we discovered that if you wind it back in a 3/4 to a full turn after putting it out all the way, it dumps water pretty good. Don't know that this will work for anyone else, but it made ours usable again.
Biggest problem we have now is if the wind blows directly towards the curb side, the awning tends to fold up over the coach. Doesn't seem to hurt anything, but we always pull it in then. From any other direction, the wind sensor will roll it in before it gets too bad.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:59 AM   #14
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Before we took delivery of our fisrt coach, the salesman told us to always wind the weatherpro back in 3/4 to 1 turn. We have never had a problem with water pooling on top.
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