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 07-11-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
papa peter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 10
Vista 26P 11.5K mile Shakedown Cruise

Just returned from our 11,500 mile 12 week shakedown cruise with our new 2012 Vista 26P. Visited 28 States and 4 Canadian Provinces. Traveled from California to Virginia with lots of side trips, up the New England Coast and into the Canadian Atlantic Provinces. The 26P handled the trip great

Just dropped it off at my local dealer with a hit list of about 12 items but none of those were deal breakers. Minor issues and all the major components worked as advertised

Only disappointment was visiting Forest City, Iowa at the wrong time of the year ... right in the middle of the annual WIT Grand National Rally and the 4th of July. Was hoping for a tour of the factory and have some of the items on my hit list looked at but alas ... next time.
papa peter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
Site Team
 
macnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 1,473
I have the 26HE and also just retuned from my shakedown cruise (1 state and 200 miles! :-). We also found a few minor things, like 2 of the drawers sticking, and a lock outside hard to operate...but all of major systems worked like a charm. Love Winnebago quality! Congrats on your purchase and may you have many years of great adventures in it!
__________________
2017 Adventurer 35P, towing 2014 Honda CRV
macnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
rream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 346
Wow great "shakedown cruise" - you really racked up some miles
__________________
2012 Winnebago Journey 36M Cummins 360
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited, Air Force One
277 Campgrounds, 1350 nights camping since 2009 and 61 K Winnebago miles
rream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
Winnebago Camper
 
Postflight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Johns Creek,GA
Posts: 5
Just purchased a 06 Itasca Sunova 26P, Love it EXCEPT, it has a major heat problem under/behind the kitchen sink and bathroom sink. They are next to each other. I have found that I have a "MotorAid Heater". Well, my water heater is putting out 200 degree water, and it so hot I am afraid it is going to come apart. Is there anyway to turn it down or better yet, OFF?
Postflight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by Postflight View Post
Just purchased a 06 Itasca Sunova 26P, Love it EXCEPT, it has a major heat problem under/behind the kitchen sink and bathroom sink. They are next to each other. I have found that I have a "MotorAid Heater". Well, my water heater is putting out 200 degree water, and it so hot I am afraid it is going to come apart. Is there anyway to turn it down or better yet, OFF?
There should be a shut off valve in the cooling system tie in. There is on ours. And yes, we do have to be careful when we first stop as the water is very hot at about 180°, same as the coolant temp.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Lifetime GS Member, SKP, FMCA,
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #6
Winnebago Camper
 
VSPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Humble, Republic of Texas
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by papa peter View Post
Just returned from our 11,500 mile 12 week shakedown cruise with our new 2012 Vista 26P. .....
Think I'm envious! Currently we are only able to take short trips and at the rate we're going it will take about 8 to ten years to get that amount of milage on our 26P, but we have always been more into short trips than long ones. Only complaint I've had with mine is the latch release on the living area chair. It's come lose twice since we bought it.
__________________
Stan, Shirley & two Schnauzers, 2014 Itasca SunStar 35F
VSPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 08:48 AM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
papa peter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang652 View Post
Think I'm envious! Currently we are only able to take short trips and at the rate we're going it will take about 8 to ten years to get that amount of mileage on our 26P, but we have always been more into short trips than long ones. Only complaint I've had with mine is the latch release on the living area chair. It's come lose twice since we bought it.
What kind of latch release do you have for the living area chair? Mine is the one that has the bracket that is screwed down into the floor. For the most part we had no itinerary on our trip. We often decided which direction and where we would head that morning
papa peter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 10:01 AM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
Sightseer33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 18
Great to hear. Have had three sightseers. All great !
Sightseer33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #9
Winnebago Camper
 
VSPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Humble, Republic of Texas
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by papa peter View Post
What kind of latch release do you have for the living area chair? Mine is the one that has the bracket that is screwed down into the floor. For the most part we had no itinerary on our trip. We often decided which direction and where we would head that morning
The movement of the chair in our unit is controlled by two plastic levers, one to make it slide forward and one, the broken one, controls the swivel action and the cable screws to the base of the chair where it attaches to the swivel. Even the first technition commented that it was a poor design at best and he'd had problems with it in several units. As I've previously posted, I'm giving consideration to removing the entire chair and it's base and replacing it with a free standing RV recliner and finding something to replace or cover the hole that removing the base would leave in the carpet. Just got to work that into the budget.
__________________
Stan, Shirley & two Schnauzers, 2014 Itasca SunStar 35F
VSPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Vista or Sunstar Owners' Feedback 26P or 30W 11595gulf Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 34 09-03-2014 10:10 PM
2012 Access 2000 Mile Shakedown Run coachmanrvr Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 9 11-19-2011 10:15 AM
First shakedown cruise Sweet40FD Winnebago General Discussions 55 08-14-2006 05:30 PM
2005 Vectra shakedown cruise montanaB Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 8 06-14-2006 05:08 AM
Cruise Cruise Not Maintaining Speed ep35rja Winnebago General Discussions 9 05-24-2006 10:58 AM

» 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 02:28 AM.


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