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Old 02-12-2019, 07:54 AM   #1
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2017 Adventurer 35P

Will the Adventurer 35P handle the mountains through Colorado on the way to Moab, Utah? We are pulling a Jeep Wrangler as our toad. Any comments are welcome.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:39 AM   #2
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We have the larger model Adventurer, same year, and pull a 4,400 lb toad. We’ve found the RV does well in the Rockies. We routinely visit New Mexico and Colorado traveling to Durango, Creede, Pagosa Springs and up/down Wolf Creek Pass.

2017 is the last official year for the “old, fully featured” Adventurer and it is a great RV. If you’ve found a good one BUY IT!
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We are also really happy with our 2017 Adventurer 35P. After shaking out a few issues at the beginning, the coach has been great. Really solid and dependable. No issues with mountain passes in CA and OR where I usually drive. Because it uses engine breaking in the tow/haul mode, you will need to firmly brake to slow down once the RPM reaches about 5,000. There are other threads on that topic, but downhill is easy to manage.
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We had a 2010 35P Adventurer.....with the workhorse 8.1 and the Allison transmission, the coach worked beautifully towing a Jeep Liberty. That coach took us to Alaska and back with not mechanical problem, but we did have a broken windshield on our way up, but waited for our return trip to have it replaced at the Winnebago factory with a OEM windshield.
I can't say enough about our 2017 (bought in 2017) Adventurer F53 on a 26K chassy with the 6 speed tranny.........enjoy the ride much more.

Hope you enjoy the performance with the 320hp engine 6 speed tranny.....we certainly do.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:56 PM   #5
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We live in Colorado,have a 2016 38Q and we tow a Jeep Wrangler. You are not going to be passing cars going up the passes. But you shouldn’t be in a hurry anyway.
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Ours is an oldie but so am i. (83) driving a 03 adventurer w/8.1 ltr.
Been in all 49 states except Hawaii of course. Great mh, it's always had the power for mtns pulling a chevy malibu. Adventurer 35u.
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Although we are very happy with our 2016 35P, it does not have the poop that our 2003 33v on the Workhorse chassis had. I never got below 45 MPH on any incline with the '03 and have been down to 35 MPH on HWY 50, going up to Tahoe a couple times. I think it is the tranny that makes a big difference. Can't beat Allison!
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