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Old 10-06-2018, 10:18 AM   #1
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Hi Folks, I am looking for a little help please.

We are looking to trade our 2016 (Pre Thor) Entegra Coach on 2017 Grand Tour.

I wanted to reach out to other Grand Tour owners to gain some insight.

What do you like, not like, any particular issues I should be aware of, etc.

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:05 AM   #2
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I am new here and literally just upgraded from a 16 Winnebago Sightseer 36Z gas coach to a brand new 17 Grand Tour 45RL. We have only had it a week. But so far we love it! So many amazing features.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:28 PM   #3
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The 2017 Grand Tour may be the last of the best Winnebagos!! They are not in production right now why they retool the recent purchase of the Country Coach plant in Oregon, and no one knows what actually may come out of the factory in the future. I suspect the success of the new Horizon may dictate some of the new styling.

The 2017 Grand Tour should represent the peak of "nice features" for the fleet which may not be seen in future years. On the Freightliner side - It was still the Cummins ISL/450 hp Allison 3000, but a side radiator, V-ride, rear steering, Independent front suspension, and 3-stage engine brake - many of these features never trickled down to the other DPs in the fleet. On the Winnebago side, they went back to the underfloor Power Gear slide mechanisms on the heavy slides for the 45RL (this is a good thing), they went back to HWH leveling (also a good thing), and the full length Gerard type awnings. The coach is gorgeous and I always thought they took a few decorating tips from the early pre-Thor Entegra's to be honest, such as the band of color across the interior

If I could swing it, I would have one in my garage!
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response and input. I appreciate it!
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:59 AM   #5
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We purchased a new 2017 GT RL last December. Having read extensively about the quality control deficiencies in RV construction I was steeled for a frustrating post purchase experience. Throughout the last year I’ve watched recall notices regularly being posted for most major brands - but not Winnebago GTs. We’ve had two glitches so far - both covered under warranty. The entry steps stopped retracting (door magnets were corroded) and the inverter was bad. The coach electronic wall control tablet was actually telling me there was something wrong but not what. It would continually “ding-dong”. Both the Winnebago and tablet manufacturer techs did not know what was causing the aural alarm (Winnebago said the system was so new they didn’t even have a manual for it yet). Once replaced, everything works great now. Frieghtliner has come out with a recall in August saying the V-Ride Suspension mounting bolts may not be torqued enough and they may loosen and basically cause the rear axle position to shift. The recall is for XCL chassis manufactured 12/3/14 thru 6/28/17. Winnebago just issued a recall for the lack of a fuse in the wiring for the auxiliary solar panel port. Overall, we’re very happy the Winnebago Grand Tour.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:59 AM   #6
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Not to be on they other side but we looked at that coach and went back an bought an Entegra. Or 40 ft journey 2016 gave us so much grief that we traded it in after 7 months. We loved the Entegra
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:32 AM   #7
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After thinking about it for a few minutes there are a few things I would wish for.
1. More storage space on the driver’s side - there is only a cup holder, no space for a sunglass case.
2. A retractable workstation on the copilot’s side.
3. Relocation of the safe. You cannot access it with the driver’s side slide retracted.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:43 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply, there are a lot of happy Entegra owners. We had 2 that were problems, so moving on.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:45 AM   #9
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Great feedback, Thank you! I agree with the cab area storage comment, our Entegra has the same problem.
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