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Old 05-01-2003, 04:09 PM   #21
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The following is to the best of my recollection...The first unit,,,a Adventurer DP,,was around a 96 or maybe a 97...I have to remember which unit I had there having work on...the second was a Itasca SunflyerDP ,,,bout a 98....the last one was in early 2001 as I had our previous motor home there,,,a Horizon for warranty work...Both of the individuals I knew from WIT which we are members of...Possibly they have changed their coverage since then...I havent looked in my book on the Advantage we have now...but will do so to see if it requires maintenance or not...not to worried as unit is still under first year warranty though...I know that the roof will tear off if it raises up, going down the highway,from the J strip, as I saw the amount of damage to these two units....
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:28 PM   #22
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Diesel Lover, and anyone else interested: The document as titled above does not have a document number on it. It has a revision date, and a copyright notice, the written procedure, and a cross section line drawing of the roof/sidewall joint. I have it on computer as a jpeg file, and if there was a place to post pictures, I would be glad to, for anyone interested. The other option would be to call Winnebago Industries and request it.

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Old 05-02-2003, 08:20 AM   #23
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I just called Winnie and they don't know anything about a document. The CSR even asked around and no one seemed to know anything about it !!!! They still have not learned about the internet and not telling fibs... We need to find a way to distribute the document because if it does not exist it cannot be coryrighted! Would appreciate it if you could Email a copy to me.

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Old 05-02-2003, 09:37 AM   #24
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Capt. Bill,

Could you post that info on the Open Roads Forum that Woodalls sponsers. No problemn with posting pics on that sight.
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:19 PM   #25
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I'm not having any luck at all. I cannot see anywhere on the Woodall forum how to post a picture. In fact, I think I remember a note specifically saying that attachments are not allowed.

So, I went to e-mail it to Jim, but ren into a snag there too. Jim, what the heck is your e-mail address. It's not in your profile, so I haven't been able to send this "non-existant" document to you.

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Old 05-02-2003, 06:33 PM   #26
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Will you please send me a copy of the document?

My e-mail is in my profile.

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Old 05-02-2003, 06:44 PM   #27
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Me too, please! Thanks.

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Old 05-02-2003, 07:47 PM   #28
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Capt. Bill,

If you could email the doc to me as well I would totally appreciate it.
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Many thanks for sharing this important document with us.

Okie,

The manual says every 6 months, owners responsibility to maintain. From what I have gathered off this and other forums it generally has a 2 to 3 year time span for occurrence if stored outside.

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Old 05-03-2003, 08:24 AM   #29
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Capt.Bill I added my Email address to my profile so you can send the doc. I really appreciate it. My seam lasted only about 5 months but that side was sitting facing the sun in Quartzsite this winter.

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Old 05-03-2003, 11:19 AM   #30
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OK folks, I've scanned and sent the document to those who have requested it. If any of you can post a picture, with a link to it here, I would appreciate it.

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Old 05-12-2003, 02:49 AM   #31
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Has anyone figured out how the document can be posted here?

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Old 05-13-2003, 04:26 AM   #32
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I have noticed many of you are very loyal to Winnebago and I guess thats good, but more of us than you know got stuck with bad engineering and quality. I own a 1999 Ultimate Advantage that is the high end of the product line. My most recent problem was the same roof problem many other owners have stated. I admit that mine happened after driving through strong winds in Southern California. When I pulled off in a Flying-J I walked around to all the other rigs and funny thing I only noticed other Winnebagos with the roofs lifted off. Luckily I could push mine back in the J channel and rear cap with minimum damage.
What bothers me the most about this and other problems I have had is that I have written to the director of Quality at Winnebago about my problems and the letter I received said that I should talk to my dealer and not the factory.
When I worked on the assembly floor of a Diesel Engine Plant we took our customer complaints seriously and resolved them.
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:46 AM   #33
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Problem with the J channel is that you have to push against every inch to find the weak spots in the seal. We took all the old out of our 2000 and resealed the entire driver side and got our recent leak resolved but one of the times I was down at the dealers saw a 1999 with the entire front cap blown off.
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:57 AM   #34
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OH and we have always inspected our seams regularly, funny thing is the passenger side had never needed redone but as little as 1-2 inches of loose seal will cause a leak on the driver side. Maybe has something to do with the slide?????
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:00 PM   #35
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I have a 1999 Winn Brave, My roof fiberglass was clulked where the roof meets the side rail.Some spots needed replacement So Went to my RV dealer to find out what materal to use to recaulk and was told that it didn't have to be caulked at all. That if water entered the channel it would just drain out the ends.Well he may be right but I figured it wouldn't hurt to clean and recaulked both sides anyway, It helps hold the roofing in the channel..
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Old 05-13-2003, 03:43 PM   #36
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Capt. Bill, I would be interested in receiving the .jpg of the roof. I recently had a leak, and have had my roof inspected every 6 months as well. Just bought some eternabond and will be installing it shortly. My email address is [email protected].

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Old 05-13-2003, 06:45 PM   #37
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Betty, I e-mailed it to you.

Admin, I wonder if you could post the document, with full credit to Winnebago of course, so others could click the link if they are interested.

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Old 05-13-2003, 07:24 PM   #38
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Capt. Bill, I too would like a copy of the document that dosen't exist. I ordered Eternabond last friday to do my Journey.
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Old 05-14-2003, 06:16 AM   #39
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RLS:
Capt. Bill, I too would like a copy of the document that dosen't exist. I ordered Eternabond last friday to do my Journey.
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Bob, I'll send you a copy, but I would like to ask you a favor too. Will you take some pictures of the Eternabond job when you finish, and email them to me? I'd like to see how it looks when finished.
If anyone else has used this product, same request goes out to them. Can anyone provide a picture of the finished job? Thanks

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Capt. Bill I would also like a copy of the document that doesn't exist as I have a 2001 journey dl. Please email to

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