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Old 11-29-2007, 06:08 PM   #253
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Hello everyone! After many months of reaseach and being paralyzed with indecision, I finally made the big plung. On 11/12/07 I took possession of my new Tour, model 40FD. Purchased it in Prescott, AZ and immediately had my first big adventure by driving it cross country by myself to our home in South Carolina.
The coach drove and handled like a dream. Have a few minor issues and am wondering if anyone can recommend a authorized Winnebago dealer in SC or Georgia that is reliable and does good work. I'm so glad to have found this site as I am a first time RV owner and need lots of advise and help.
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:48 AM   #254
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Tom;

Congratulations on the purchase of your new Tour. Welcome to the Winnebago Owners forum. I can't answer your question about a dealer. A call to Winni would help answer your question. We have Winni owners in SC and perhaps some one will answer your question. DriVer comes to mind and maybe he will pick up on this.

Post often and let us know how everything is going. You have come to the right place to get your questions answered.

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Old 12-01-2007, 12:41 PM   #255
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I have been reading the comments about the "bugs" some people have with these coaches. I broke the piggybank and purchased an 04 Adventurer brand new. We love the motorhome when we can use it. I have had some bizarre problems from day one. My counter top cracked, the Engine A/C hardly worked and the had to have an additional condensor added because Wokhorse and Winnebago didn't communicate on what evaporator to use, the washing machine broke twice, the radio went out, the battery disconnect switch failed, the HWH jack system stopped working, the skylight leaked and two of the compartments leaked, the shocks had to be replaced because the bouncing was so bad the front wheels felt like they were leaving the ground. Other than those few problems in the last three years and 4,000 miles , it's been great.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:55 AM   #256
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hollycowitsbig;

Sorry to hear of all your problems. Several of these were a result of vendor supplied products. Did your dealer and/or Winnebago work with you to resolve these problems? I have a 03 with 30,000 + miles and other than a HWH problem it has been trouble free. HWH worked with me well to correct the problem.

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Old 12-02-2007, 09:05 AM   #257
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We have owned 3 Winnebagos...the latest being a 2003 Adventurer Model 33V...I have been having some problems with the rear coach heater fan..it screams when it is turned on...I got some advise from another member on how to get the fan out and replace it...don't know if I am going to try or not...it looks complicated.

anyway hello to all Winnebago members and I will be reading the posts.

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Old 12-02-2007, 12:32 PM   #258
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With that many coachs you should be a member.
Welcome to the Winne forum enjoy and DO post often.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:13 PM   #259
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firesafety552;

Welcome to the forum & the Winnebago Forum. IMHO you have found the friendliest site on the internet. Post often and keep us advised of your travel experiences.

Don't be afraid to ask questions as we have a wealth of information available just by asking.

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:14 AM   #260
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Petro,
Did your problem with the HWH system turn out to be the control panel? Mine is in the shop and I was told it needed a control panel. I have the 8.1L chevy motor and I added the Banks system (air and exhaust). I didn't notice any gas mileage improvement but, I did notice a power improvement. The headers actually made the engine quieter. The only thing I notice about it is, the exhaust has a race car sound when you are climbing a hill, and it down shifts. I actually was able to direct some noise back to the Harley riders. I guess noise can save lives and give riders a headache. It's funny to watch them pass me and speed up as they are going by and then turn around and look at me. I just grin and wave.
There is a place in Washington State that claims, with a new computer from them I would pick up even more horsepower and torque. I don't know if it is true and I am not payng the $600 unless someone else verifies their claims.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:19 AM   #261
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Hollycow heres a LINK to discussions on the Ultra Power upgrade this is the second one the first one got to big to follow and we started a 2nd.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:08 PM   #262
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Hi All, DW and I will be retiring this coming year and are trying to get ahead of all by reading everything you tell us. many thanks to all who post as we really do pay attention and will ask without shame as newbee's
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:34 PM   #263
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Welcome to the future retire's club. We retired 6 years ago. Time flies. Our last year we lived in our motorhome while we worked to see how it would be. We still have our house, but only use it for storage, laundry, showers, and toilet during the day.

Many of our friends had sold their house, and our now buying a house again. Ours is an old farm house, and we don't pay that much to keep it up and taxes so we always have a place. We are in our drive right now.

I highly recommend it over the alternative. Although the body doesn't want to keep up with my mind. I have replaced teeth, and now cataracts in the last month, one more cataract to go, and then off the AZ. for the winter.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:58 PM   #264
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Hi all ... would like to sign up for the Winnebago Forum, as we just purchased a pre-owned 2007 Adventurer 35L. Have been spending a bunch of time hanging out the last few months and have been getting a lot of good info as well as ideas. .... thanx to all
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:11 PM   #265
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Welcome all to Winnebago forum and irv2.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:59 PM   #266
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I recently purchased a 2004Brave 34D. I purchased it from Camper World formerly Crystal Valley RV. north of Chicago. I found it online and had extensive conversations with them before my wife and I took the train from Ann Arbor MI. to Chicago. They were kind enough to pick us up at the station and drive us 45mi. to there
beautiful facility.It was inside so we could thoroughly examine it and test everything, We then road tested it and decided to purchase.Everyone treated us very well and it was a pleasure to do business with this fine establishment. They drove us to a local motel and picked us up in the morning. After an extensive orientation all fuels were topped off and we hit the road for the 325mi. ride home. I got us thru to the MI. border and then my wife took over for the remainder of the journey. The coach drove well and the snowstorm that was predicted held off until we arrived home. I highly recommend this dealership to anyone looking to purchase new or used or for service as they have a very large service area that is easily accessible. We have been campers for close to 40 yrs. starting out tenting to popups then to 2 consecutive 5TH Whls. I hope this unit will fulfill our needs for years to come. I anticipate lurking and participating in this forum to gain all the knowledge I can since I'm a hands on type owner/camper. I appreciate all of you providing this special place for Wiinebago owners.
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