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Old 07-21-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Just took a bunch of pictures of the 2009 Journey 34Y. Wow what a nice floorplan. Very roomy and it seems real livable. The TV is directly above the dining table so at breakfast while watching your High Def morning news show, you can look for new wrinkles on the news anchors' faces

There isn't a huge amount of basement storage (to me), but I usually don't look closely at rigs this size. Maybe it is nominal - I don't know.

Here is the link to the brochure

I have a bunch of interior/basement pictures of the 34Y to prepare and upload to my gallery - I'll get that done soon.

Edited to change subject and to change the brochure link from my web site to Winnebago's file.
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Just took a bunch of pictures of the 2009 Journey 34Y. Wow what a nice floorplan. Very roomy and it seems real livable. The TV is directly above the dining table so at breakfast while watching your High Def morning news show, you can look for new wrinkles on the news anchors' faces

There isn't a huge amount of basement storage (to me), but I usually don't look closely at rigs this size. Maybe it is nominal - I don't know.

Here is the link to the brochure

I have a bunch of interior/basement pictures of the 34Y to prepare and upload to my gallery - I'll get that done soon.

Edited to change subject and to change the brochure link from my web site to Winnebago's file.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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YEOZA..!
I sure would like that 81Gal gray tank
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch, I cant wait to see your pictures.
The brochure upload you have comes in 90deg. off. Its verticle, but thats OK as you can see the floorplans just fine.
The 34 for me is just the perfect size, I wish I had the bucks to upgrade. ALAS-- Sigh
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RCtime:
--snip--The brochure upload you have comes in 90deg. off. Its verticle, but thats OK as you can see the floorplans just fine.--snip-- </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Ron - I tried to rotate the brochure 90 degrees to the left and save the pdf collection that way, but it didn't work . I don't work with Adobe Acrobat too much so I plead ignorance! I think you can rotate files in Adobe Reader, so give that a try.

Jeff - 81 gallons - you betcha! Winnie designers are right on target with that tank capacity!

Okay 34Y prospects - I just uploaded a whole bunch of pictures here in our gallery. I also have a shot of the $ticker on the last page.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #6
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Same brochure that Winnebago already has online, right?

The floorplan is an adaption of the '08 Voyage 32H. I do commend Winnenbago for using the extra space created by the full wall slide to enlarge the kitchen vs. making a big hallway. Nice to see it in a DP.

The Voyage (Adventurer for '09) overhead cabinets on the slide wall were very small and awkward. Are they similar in the Journey?
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:10 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tderonne:
Same brochure that Winnebago already has online, right?--snip-- </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Tim - yup - you are exactly right! I didn't think Winnie had the 34Y up on their web site yet since it is so new. Here is a better brochure copy.

Don't know about the cabinets - take a look at the pictures I uploaded.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:15 PM   #8
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Didn't take a look at the pics....

Just looked, it would appear they have the same problem. Cabinets LOOK like they go to the ceiling, the doors do, but inside, they only go up to the top of the slide, a few inches down. Creates some odd interiors in the cabinets.

There is a Adventurer 32H around, no? There was one over near the visitor center a week and half ago...
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:37 PM   #9
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Thanks John for all your work. Price is set on high side. They know it's going to be a hit. I'll bide my time

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Kudos, John!! Nice work.

I may have found the replacement for the Vectra, when its time comes. That gray capacity will thrill the DW, what with her penchant for washing clothes. And the king bed is a winner!!

I like it!!
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:53 PM   #11
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John,
Thanks so much for the sneak peek.
There's much about that new Journey that looks a little familiar to us. (And, we have to say that full slide lives great!) That said, the big gray tank and the king size bed are extra nice!!
But, we just made a purchase. We can't be looking!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:14 PM   #12
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Well, if we can't have it lets all feel better and list our complaints..

-Love the King bed. Don't like that its under a window (gets cold).
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:01 AM   #13
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Great gallery of pictures. Its a beauty.
What feeling did you have about the livibility with the slides in the closed position?
Did you get a chance to see it this way?
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:08 AM   #14
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Ron - really good question... It is displayed with slides out as you might imagine. Maybe I can show up for their 'tour' and presentation and ask to see it with slides retracted.

As an aside - there are some sales happening here . An '05 Vectra near us is gone and I was told they are transferring their stuff to a brand-new '09 Vectra. The Horizon I took pictures of was sold the next day . It is great to see some money going back into the system. All is not roses though since dealers haven't been placing orders for replacement stock.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:18 PM   #15
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John: in your original post, you mentioned the lack of outside storage with regard to the standard for coaches this size.

You're right, it is small enough that it may present a problem to other packrats, like us. Our '05 Vectra 36RD, despite being only a foot longer, has over twice the outside storage of the 34Y. Also, the 37' model of the Horizon has twice as much.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:21 PM   #16
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The brochure lists a 56.6 cu. ft storage
My 2002 34 foot Journey lists a storage cu. ft of 92
That does seem like a large outside storage loss from their previous 34 footers.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #17
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Apparently you are trading inside space at the expense of basement storage. I think this model would be *fantastic* for the weekend or vacation trip, but I would be really challenged to go for months in this model. I have a buddy with an older 28' Safari Trek and he does just fine with his limited storage and he is gone all summer in his Trek.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:10 PM   #18
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You are spot on. But this coach's floorplan and anemities would seriously try me to be VERY creative in storing all my JUNK.
I think this coach will hit its nich of very happy travelers and Winny owners. I like it.
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A properly packed toad makes for wonderful basement storage.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by porscheracer:
A properly packed toad makes for wonderful basement storage. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Ain't it the truth! When we were fulltiming, the Jeep was our detached basement compartment. When we lived on the sailboat, we used two cars for auxiliary storage.
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