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Old 05-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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Wow! 38J Adventurer 2005-2009

Just discovered this floorplan and WOW! do I LOVE it!!! Anybody got one, had one, or know anything about it?

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Just discovered this floorplan and WOW! do I LOVE it!!! Anybody got one, had one, or know anything about it?

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My last rig was a Voyage 38J. It was great and I swore I would never change-----until I walked into this one.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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My last rig was a Voyage 38J. It was great and I swore I would never change-----until I walked into this one.
LOL! Looked it up ... that's a beauty! I've been lurking and planning on a diesel pusher, but budget and caution have me leaning toward starting with a used gas class A to make sure I really do want to full-time. I can always move up when I am sure.

BTW - what kind of mpg did you get on the 38J?

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LOL! Looked it up ... that's a beauty! I've been lurking and planning on a diesel pusher, but budget and caution have me leaning toward starting with a used gas class A to make sure I really do want to full-time. I can always move up when I am sure.

BTW - what kind of mpg did you get on the 38J?

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It averaged about 6.2 towing my Jeep. The weight of the Jeep is about 400lbs over the tow weight. With the Subaru Baja that I had before, it was about 6.5
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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I have a 2007 Itasca Suncruiser 38J. We fulltime in it and love it. The TV down at eye level is a must have. No more twisting and looking up over the windshield. The living room is 12' wide when both front slides are open. Ours is one the Workhorse chassis and has towed out Grand Vitara over the Rockies and everywhere. Our lifelong mileage is 6.7 mpg and we always have the toad. The motorhome has lots of storage and carrying capacity on the W24 chassis.
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LOL! Looked it up ... that's a beauty! I've been lurking and planning on a diesel pusher, but budget and caution have me leaning toward starting with a used gas class A to make sure I really do want to full-time. I can always move up when I am sure.

BTW - what kind of mpg did you get on the 38J?

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Hi Kathryn, we just bought a '13 Winnebago Vista 35F. We were looking for a diesel but the high cost, even a nice used one, and the 35F great floorplan won us over. Bath and a half when the grand kids are with us is great.
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Hi Kathryn, we just bought a '13 Winnebago Vista 35F. We were looking for a diesel but the high cost, even a nice used one, and the 35F great floorplan won us over. Bath and a half when the grand kids are with us is great.
Forgot to add the other big deal was the L shaped couch with the tv right in front of us. It's like sitting in our den at home.
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have that floorplan but in an Itasca version--tons of living space..love having the entertainment center in the slide..mileage about the same as others have posted...
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Thx all!

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I have been looking at ones on the Workhorse chassis. That has an 8.1L Vortec V-8 340 hp engine, 24,000 GVWR and 30,000 GCWR with a 5,000lb hitch. I am not familiar with the gas engines - will that handle a 4,000 toad?

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We had a 2005 38j itasca sunrise and loved it! MPG ran 8.5ish, but we never towed. [enterprise, they pick you up] It was a good old girl and a great floor plan. We traded it in this week, after 91K miles, for the 35f.
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I have been looking at ones on the Workhorse chassis. That has an 8.1L Vortec V-8 340 hp engine, 24,000 GVWR and 30,000 GCWR with a 5,000lb hitch. I am not familiar with the gas engines - will that handle a 4,000 toad?

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My Toad is a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. It weighs about 5200 with 3/8 tank of fuel. Pulled it with no problem even tho it was a bit over. Just get a good supplemental brake system if you are going to tow.I have the Unified Brake System by US Gear. Easy to use and works well. I would also suggest the SteerSafe and Banks system. Both make life much easier
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I have been looking at ones on the Workhorse chassis. That has an 8.1L Vortec V-8 340 hp engine, 24,000 GVWR and 30,000 GCWR with a 5,000lb hitch. I am not familiar with the gas engines - will that handle a 4,000 toad?

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easily...we've pulled our JK from MT to TX and practically every pass > 10K ft here in CO...
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Hi, What class hitch is on the 38J? I have a 33V and my hitch is only rated for 5000 lbs. What is the GCWR of the entire package? Does it exceed manufacturers weights. I'm allowed 26000 lbs total including RV, all fluids plus whatever you have in rv and occupants.

All that info should be in your information briefcase.

BTW I get between 7.5 and 8.5 mpg on my 33 footer towing a Ford Escape on a tow dolly.

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Hi, What class hitch is on the 38J? I have a 33V and my hitch is only rated for 5000 lbs. What is the GCWR of the entire package? Does it exceed manufacturers weights. I'm allowed 26000 lbs total including RV, all fluids plus whatever you have in rv and occupants.

All that info should be in your information briefcase.

BTW I get between 7.5 and 8.5 mpg on my 33 footer towing a Ford Escape on a tow dolly.

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5K lb hitch, 26K GVW, 30K GCW if I remember correctly...
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WOW is right! But...basement air?

Do all years of this model have the basement air?

Googled prices are all over the place. If a delear is asking, say $80,000 on thier website, what do you think they'd sell it for??
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Do all years of this model have the basement air?

Googled prices are all over the place. If a delear is asking, say $80,000 on thier website, what do you think they'd sell it for??
I believe they do all have the basement air. Many articles I have read say basement air performs better than on roof units, and for the floor plan, I would be willing to go with whatever is available.

On pricing, I have been in sales for 35 years, so I bargain over everything! That said, depending on how many units are available at any given time ... I would look up NADA values, then start at about 10% below low value.

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Do all years of this model have the basement air? .......
WBGO discontinued using the basement A/C in ALL their coaches beginning with the 2011 model year.
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have roof ac/heat pumps on my coach
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have roof ac/heat pumps on my coach
From what I have read, all years of the Winnebago 38J have basement air. When I started this thread, I didn't realize that Itasca would have - of course! - offered their version of the 38J - so it is great to know Itasca offered the roof ac!

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