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Old 02-12-2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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I'm considering the 32' Adventurer and Sightseer. What are the differences

In the 2? I'm looking at the 2000 to 2003.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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Best thing you could do is to go here...

Previous Model Year Product Information

where you can download the sales brochures for each model. They will have a page or two listing the standard features, options, floorplans etc for each model.

You can also go here...

Operator Manuals

where you can get the owner's manual for each one and get a feel for how each operates.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:46 AM   #3
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I believe the Adventurer is a model higher than the Sightseer
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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I think the only major difference is the air conditioning. The Sightseer has roof top AC and the Adventurer has the basement air option. I can't see any other differences.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:17 AM   #5
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The Sightseer didn't enter the lineup until 2002. It replaced the Brave. There are several significant differences. I am comparing the 2001 Adventurer 32V to the 2003 Sightseer 33L. 2003 was the first year the Sightseer came in a similar length.

The standard chassis for the Adventurer was the Workhorse. The Ford chassis was an option. It was just the opposite for the Sightseer. Ford was the standard chassis with Workhorse being optional.

The Adventurer came with basement air. It has 2 compressors and could also be purchased with the heat pump option. The Sightseer had 2 roof air conditioners with no heat pump option.

The Adventurer had a 50 amp power cord as an option. The Sightseer had a 30 amp power cord only.

6 way power drivers and passengers seats were an option on the Adventurer. They were not available on the Sightseer.

An Exterior entertainment center was available on the Adventurer. It was not available on the Sightseer.

The Adventurer had a 13" TV in the bedroom. None was available in the Sightseer.

The Adventurer had 2 group 29 house batteries. The Sightseer had 2 group 24 house batteries.

The Adventurer had a patio awning and rear ladder as standard equipment. Both were optional on the Sightseer.

The Adventurer had solid surface Corian counter tops in the galley. The Sightseer had laminate counter tops.

The Adventurer had a 25"TV in the main cabin. The Sightseer had a 19"TV standard

The Adventurer had a 10 gallon water heater. The Sightseer had a 6 gallon water heater.

The Adventurer had an optional 300 watt inverter. The Sightseer had a 130 watt inverter.

The Adventurer came standard with remote control/defroster outside mirrors, they were optional on the Sightseer.

The Adventurer had a larger carpeted area in the main cabin.

The LP tank on the Adventurer was 28 gallons. The one on the Sightseer was 18 gallons.

The Adventurer used HWH leveling jacks. The Sightseer used Quickie leveling jacks.

The Adventurer had an optional work station for the co pilot which was not available on the Sightseer.

The Adventurer had a built in compass/thermometer in the dash. It was not available on the Sightseer.

The Adventurer had a 10 watt solar panel. It was not available on the Sightseer.

The Adventurer had a black tank flush system. The Sightseer did not.

The Adventurer had a generator start switch in the dash. The Sightseer did not.

The slide(s) on the Adventurer were hydraulic while those on the Sightseer were electric.

The Adventurer had a service light on the drivers side near the wash station cabinet (switched from indide the cabinet) . The Sightseer did not.

The information about the Sightseer is from the 2003 brochure. There might have been running production changes that include or exclude items mentioned in the brochure. Sightseer owners can verify any changes on their motorhomes that differ from the published information.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Wow Hikerdogs

What a great response - that took a lot of time to put together
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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I missed 2 of the most obvious things. There are probably others I missd also, but these 2 stick out.

The Adventurer has a drivers door. The Sightseer doesn't, and the Adventurer also had an option for dual glazed windows.
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Hikerdog,
  • that was some response, we will pick up our 37F on Friday. I hope the person who does our walk thru knows as much. . If he or she cant answere something i will email you. I think I read that you ordered a 32H Adventurer--good luck
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for the detailed response. You sold me on an Adventurer. It is a 2000 32'. It has been well taken care of with new brakes, tires, surge protector, gel coat twice a year. Seller also put in new carpet. He is annal about keeping his RV looking good and mechanically sound. Only 336509 miles.
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Unless something has changed since I was looking, the Adventurer is Winnie's top of the line gasser
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Unless something has changed since I was looking, the Adventurer is Winnie's top of the line gasser
Starting in 2005.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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Thanks for the detailed response. You sold me on an Adventurer. It is a 2000 32'. It has been well taken care of with new brakes, tires, surge protector, gel coat twice a year. Seller also put in new carpet. He is annal about keeping his RV looking good and mechanically sound. Only 336509 miles.
I think you'll be happy with your decision. We love our 2001 Adventurer. Over the years it's taken us over 100,00 miles. Each trip was full of fun and adventure. It has all the ammenities of home and never let us down. We liked it so much we ordered a new one a couple weeks ago. If the new one is as comfortable and dependable as the one we currently have we'll probably keep it 12 years and another 100,000 miles.
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We have the 02, bought in 04, and love it

Hikerdogs did a great job on the write up. Ours has 78K miles, hope to put many more

You should be happy with your new purchase.

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #14
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Winnebago has played around with model names a lot in the last 15 years.
Mostly Adventurer has been the top of the line gasser A and Sightseer has been the bottom.

In 2005 the Brave was replaced by the Voyage.

Isn't 300K a fair amount of miles on a gas engine?
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I had an 01 Chieftain. It was the top of the line class A gas model until it was discontinued a few years later.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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Winnebago has played around with model names a lot in the last 15 years.
Mostly Adventurer has been the top of the line gasser A and Sightseer has been the bottom.

In 2005 the Brave was replaced by the Voyage.

Isn't 300K a fair amount of miles on a gas engine?
I should have known the Brave was in the lineup through the 2004 model year. As I recall we went on an Alaska caravan with a couple who had a 2004 Brave. They even mentioned it was the last year it was produced.

When the Chieftan was eliminated in 2005 (last of the Indian based names) the Adventurer became the top of the line gasser. The Voyage only appeared in the lineup from 2005 thru 2008. I don't know where the Sightseer ranked in the lineup at that time. It's now second in the lineup with a price range of $126,778.00 - $141,908.00. The Vista is now the least expensive class A with a price range of $69,999.00 - $123,763.00.

For some period of time in 2001 the Cheiftan wasn't available. When we purchased our 2001 Adventurer we were also looking at a the possibility of buying a Chieftan. At that time none of the dealers we visited had any in stock to show us. When we inquired about ordering one we were told by several dealers they had been temporarily removed from the lineup and were being "redesigned" for the following model year.

I'm sure there are botth 2001 and 2002 Chieftans on the road and there do appear to be noticable differences between the 2.
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Apologies for bringing up a thread from back in February, but this question has been in my head since we bought our 2000 Winny Adventurer 32V in April. The brochure and Hikerdog meantion that 50 Amp service was an option on these models. Does anyone own one of these units with the 50 Amp service? What if any wiring modifications were made internally? I have read some of the of the thread this past summer about the feasibility of converting 30 Amp rigs to 50 Amp and was wondering if this unit would be pre-configured for 50 Amp service and one would just need to change out the cord and transfer box?
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It is not quite that simple, but can be done. Why do you want 50 amps? There are some other alternatives.

Here is a good write up on how to do it

Bob Hatch Converting to 50 amp
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Very complete comparison. The only thing I can add is with the Workhorse/8.1liter GM engine / Allison Transmission version, the pre 2004 (I think) coaches have a 4 speed trans. The 05 has a 5 speed, and newer ones have a 6 speed.
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Thanks for the detailed response. You sold me on an Adventurer. It is a 2000 32'. It has been well taken care of with new brakes, tires, surge protector, gel coat twice a year. Seller also put in new carpet. He is annal about keeping his RV looking good and mechanically sound. Only 336509 miles.
THATS A LOT OF MILES.
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