Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15
No ICC Flasher, sqeaks, wind noise, and sliding table on '13 Sightseer

Has anyone found an aftermarket ICC flasher box that can be added easily to a MH. Our new Sightseer doesn't have one and I miss it.

Is anyone else bothered by the loud squeaks that come from the slide gaskets behind the driver and passenger seating. Seems quite loud and gets very annoying as the miles pile up. Is there any type of lubricant that can be used safely?

Thanks to those who posted about wind noise coming from the window weep holes. I used plastic electrical tape on the front side windows and the coach is much quieter now. The dealer asked if we had weep hole covers, which I don't see on any of the windows, so we'll see what they give us when we get in for warranty work. They also mentioned some type of wind vortex caused by the side mirrors. I'll post about that when we get the coach in and find out what that fix is if any.

The buffet dining table is a nice option. In practice, however, the table will slide back into the buffet very easily with and without the leaf in place. Bump the end and zoom the table slides into the buffet. Has anyone added a stop of some sort to hold the table extended? Seems there should be some sort of latches built into the slides but there are none that I can find.

Thanks for the help.
Bill596 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
Winnebago Master
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 898
Buy a can of slide seal lubricant, wipe seals clean and spray with lubricant. It will definitely reduce friction noise, and prolong seal life. If you wish, baby powder quiets them for a short while.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA. "We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
edgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill596 View Post
Has anyone found an aftermarket ICC flasher box that can be added easily to a MH. Our new Sightseer doesn't have one and I miss it........

The buffet dining table is a nice option. In practice, however, the table will slide back into the buffet very easily with and without the leaf in place. Bump the end and zoom the table slides into the buffet. Has anyone added a stop of some sort to hold the table extended? Seems there should be some sort of latches built into the slides but there are none that I can find.

Thanks for the help.
BILL: I don't think WBGO offers an ICC switch, but if you are trying to flash your headlights to let truckers know it is safe to re-enter your lane after passing, try lightly depressing the parking brake pedal. On my Workhorse, that kills the DRLs momentarily and does not "set" the PB. Unfortunately, that does no good at night, nor does it offer a "thank you" flash from the rear lights if I'm the one doing the passing. For that I just use the turn signals.

RE: your table, mine has very noticeable "detents" at both the fully retracted and fully extended positions. Moving the table from either position requires a little effort, so perhaps your dealer can make some adjustments for you. My "table frustration" is that, with the leaf installed, we cannot get past the table when the slides are in for travel and removing & storing the leaf after each use is a PITA. good luck. Ed
__________________
2016 EC Aspire 42RBQ / 2014 CR-V
edgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #4
Winnebago Master
 
DancinCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: On the Road Westward
Posts: 699
On ours, the latches are the same as what are used on our kitchen drawers. After extension, give an extra little pull.

You can see them under the table. They may need to be replaced if broken.
__________________
Dan & Sharon & Kasey (Our Yorkie Puppy (12 Yrs Old) On the Road (2012 Journey 36M, 2006 Jeep Liberty)
USN-Ret ('65-'93) Fulltimers, Class of 2012
DancinCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Palisade CO
Posts: 895
Winnebago customer service told meto use either baking soda or talcum powder on the slide seals to prevent squeaking.

I leave my headlights off but on on high beam and flash the headlights on and off a couple of times if I want to tell a trucker that it is okay to pull back in. That way he sees both low and high beams come on at the same time. Nowadays I only do that if a truck is passing me slowly and has another truck right behind him.

To thank a trucker I activate the emergency flashers for three or four flashes.
__________________
Clay WA5NMR - Ex Snowbird - 1 year, Ex Full timer for 11 years - 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N Workhorse chassis. Honda Accord toad.
Clay L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 301
I have attached to the bottom of this post, a generic set of instructions on how to add an ICC switch function to a motorcoach which may or may not be helpful if doing it yourself.

However, previously being OTR truck and bus drivers, we thought about wiring a ICC function to our coach but decided it wasn't worth the trouble as DH is not good with wiring.

We did have a friend disable our DRLs, however. So at night, if we wish to signal a trucker that it's okay to come back in front of us, we will just flip the switch to "parking lamps" thus killing the headlights and will do the customary signal by briefly turning off the headlights for 3-seconds. Please do not use high beams at night for this function as truck drivers are annoyed by it.

To flash our markers at night when a trucker signals us to come back in, we will just shut all the lights off quickly 2-3 times. Yes, it shuts all the lights off but just for a few seconds.

In the daylight, we will use high beams on for 3-seconds for signaling "okay to come in front of us." and use the emergency flashers for several blinks to thank a trucker if they signal us to come back in.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Add-on ICC Switch.pdf (61.5 KB, 74 views)
amanda_h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15
Thanks to Ray, IN;edgray;dancincamper;Clay L and Amanda H; fo rall the tips and help. I'll check the table stops this weekend and gather the parts for the add on ICC switch and install that. I'll pick up a can of slide seal at camping world later this week.
Again thanks to all for the help.
Bill596 '13 Sightseer 33C
Bill596 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15
Edgray and Ray- I looked under the table and there they are a latch for each side at fully extended position. The bad news, the (coach) rear most slide has been mounted about 3/16 inch too high and the table latch part runs into the fixed latch mounting block and not into the latch. The front latch would work if not for the rear interference. I've added it to the punch list for warranty work.
Thanks for steering me in the correct direction.
Bill596 '13 Sightseer 33C.
Bill596 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 66
If it is a creaking/snapping kind of noise that you are hearing, it is not the seals, but the gibs on the Schwintek slideout. Winnebago suggests CRC Power lube as a cure. So far it has worked on a couple of units.
forest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15
forest - I don't understand the term 'gibs' on the slideout. The noise is as you describe creaking and snapping (popping). I most noticeable at slow speeds on normal roads (that is) bumpy, small pots holes, etc. Doesn't seem as noticeable on the highway.
Thank you for the post _ I've added it to the list and we'll see what the dealer can do.
Bill596 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 03:09 AM   #11
Winnebago Master
 
DAN L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 724
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill596 View Post
Has anyone found an aftermarket ICC flasher box that can be added easily to a MH. Our new Sightseer doesn't have one and I miss it.

Is anyone else bothered by the loud squeaks that come from the slide gaskets behind the driver and passenger seating. Seems quite loud and gets very annoying as the miles pile up. Is there any type of lubricant that can be used safely?

Thanks for the help.
i use protect all spray a couple of times a year.

Protect All Polish, Wax & Treatment All Surface Care - Protect All
__________________
01 WINNEBAGO 35U W20.8.1L SW Wa, Hi. Good Sam, SKP. AMSOIL fluids. BANKS ecm program. SCAN GAUGE II w/ Ally temp. 2 LIFELINE GPL-6CT AGM Batts on their sides. TST tptts. K&N panel air filter. AERO mufflers. TAYLOR plug wires. ULTRA POWER track bar. KONI fsd shocks, toad '14 smart car
DAN L is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sightseer


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Sightseer - Some questions, gas lock, wind noise. Bill596 Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 7 04-17-2013 04:04 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×