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Old 04-01-2016, 08:01 PM   #241
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this looks like the closest to what I have

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I have a wired display in the bay instead of the one shown now with the display right on the box. I also paid around the same price. Lifetime warranty included.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:22 AM   #242
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What is so disappointing from a great company like Winnebago is that you pay $100K for their product and they cheap out by not installing good electrical protection and for a mere $10 they could protect your water pipes from damage due to high water pressure.

But as several have noted, RV dealers make more on repairs than on their sales.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:36 AM   #243
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What is so disappointing from a great company like Winnebago is that you pay $100K for their product and they cheap out by not installing good electrical protection and for a mere $10 they could protect your water pipes from damage due to high water pressure.

But as several have noted, RV dealers make more on repairs than on their sales.
It's no different when you pay 3 or 4 times that much to Winnebago or other manufacturers. Our diesel pusher had no electrical protection, no high water pressure protection, etc.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:41 PM   #244
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One issue. Propane company over filled us and injected the regulator with oil....$175 a new regulator dumped some propane and three hours later we were back on the road.
DMA. I'm concerned how they managed that. New tanks have OPD and it shouldn't be possible to overfill, even if they don't crack the bleed. If you consistently get liquid from the bleed vent before your tank automatically stops flow, you may have a bad tank or a stuck valve in the tank.

Check this out. The Innards of your RV Propane Tank | Roadtreking

That being said, the regulator on my 2016 Navion had to be replaced under warranty because it was leaking. Have filled my tank about 6 times now from 6 different dispensers. It takes propane slowly, and always shuts off automatically before liquid comes out the bleed valve.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:01 AM   #245
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Have read the entire thread and hope to hear more from View owners. I have not owned an RV before so I only know what I have read and I have read a lot but just recently decided on the View.

Any advice on the PDI or issues with the View. Most seem happy here, not so much on the yahoo group. Do not mean to say all are unhappy but much more complaints there. The View seems the right size and equipped unit for me.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:01 AM   #246
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Have read the entire thread and hope to hear more from View owners. I have not owned an RV before so I only know what I have read and I have read a lot but just recently decided on the View.

Any advice on the PDI or issues with the View. Most seem happy here, not so much on the yahoo group. Do not mean to say all are unhappy but much more complaints there. The View seems the right size and equipped unit for me.
The Yahoo site is used by many of us for troubleshooting and repair tips. Therefore many of the postings are about problems and how to solve them, but they are not necessarily representative of the normal experience.

We are on our second View. They are by far our favorite motorhome, including diesel pusher, Class A and Class C units in the past. Although Winnebago quality is "relatively high" they are not without their problems. Therefore it's very important to buy from a dealer with a good reputation for service, not simply the best price. We bought ours from Lichtsinn in Forest City, IA, just 1 mile from the Winnebago factory. They have been super to deal with and help us through a few issues.

The tech did the PDI and walk through and as I requested, directed most of it to my wife who wanted to learn more about the unit. He took over 2 1/2 hours. Then we camped at the dealership and he and the salesman both came out to answer more questions the next day. Lichtsinn is known for doing a great job with the PDI and their service has been workmanlike and thorough. A great dealership worth the trip.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:05 AM   #247
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What makes the View better than the other Class C's of similar size? Is the chassis that much better than the Ford? We currently own the 25B Minnie and are intrigued with the View's profile. What other advantages are there? It appears to be about 12 inches narrower than the 25B. Would we miss thar extra space?
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:41 PM   #248
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What makes the View better than the other Class C's of similar size? Is the chassis that much better than the Ford? We currently own the 25B Minnie and are intrigued with the View's profile. What other advantages are there? It appears to be about 12 inches narrower than the 25B. Would we miss thar extra space?
Mike and Linda,

These are just my personal opinions regarding why the View is better than motorhomes built on the Ford F450 (or F350) chassis, given that I have owned both. The View is considerably more comfortable to drive. It handles better with a better suspension and better noise deadening. Also, at highway speed the View might be turning 3,000 rpm while the Ford V10 will make considerably more noise turning over 4,000 rpm.

If you already have a Ford based Class C then you should get a test drive of a View (or Nation) and you'll be able to make the decision for yourself.

For service on a Ford you'll probably need to find a Ford truck dealer. Car dealers may not be able to handle the larger chassis of a Class C. For service on the View chassis you'll need to find a MB Sprinter dealer. Not all MB dealerships can handle service on the Sprinter chassis. There aren't many so you should check locally. Some dealers, such as Lichtsinn, will do ordinary maintenance such as an oil change, but my local dealer here in Michigan, General RV, wouldn't touch the MB chassis.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:20 PM   #249
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You also might mention that the View/Navion get 16 miles per gallon and can tow a car if necessary. They have so much torque, we pass almost EVERYONE going up the mountain masses, just set the cruise control and enjoy the ride up! These vehicles can park in an RV spot, even the tight State Parks. They are easy to set up and tear down - about 10 minutes and you're off!
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:47 PM   #250
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Any thoughts on the following would be appreciated. Especially experienced specifics.

I can get the new upgrade JBL speakers but pricey for just speakers. Has anyone done an aftermarket with good reasonably priced speakers. I am not sure how the standard sounds and they may be just fine.

Can I safely carry a spare propane bottle. Mostly for back up boondocking or hot a/c weather?

Anyone have experience with the collision avoidance systems. I know many cars have them now and Winnebago is installing them on new models as an option.

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:19 AM   #251
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You also might mention that the View/Navion get 16 miles per gallon and can tow a car if necessary. They have so much torque, we pass almost EVERYONE going up the mountain masses, just set the cruise control and enjoy the ride up! These vehicles can park in an RV spot, even the tight State Parks. They are easy to set up and tear down - about 10 minutes and you're off!
Great point! We towed a Honda CR-V to Alaska and averaged 13.9 mpg for the entire trip. That is twice the gas mileage we got on our Ford F450 Class C. When we weren't towing (Top of the World Highway) the View got 15.9 mpg.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:24 PM   #252
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I too have found the yahoo group difficult to follow. How about using this link JUST for View/Navion folks?? Let's give it a try.

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Old 05-14-2016, 04:38 PM   #253
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Window Awning

Just purchased our 24J, 2016 model year. Has anyone put a window awning over the window at dinette...on the slide?

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Old 05-14-2016, 04:49 PM   #254
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Just purchased our 24J, 2016 model year. Has anyone put a window awning over the window at dinette...on the slide?

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Yes, we got one and had the dealer (Lichtsinn) install. The dealer even complimented us on thinking of it. It is very helpful on hot, sunny days, and provides a good bit of privacy, too. We're definitely pleased.
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:11 PM   #255
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Yes, we got one and had the dealer (Lichtsinn) install. The dealer even complimented us on thinking of it. It is very helpful on hot, sunny days, and provides a good bit of privacy, too. We're definitely pleased.
What length did you go with?
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:15 PM   #256
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What length did you go with?
The motorhome is in the storage lot so I can't measure right now. However, if I remember correctly it is about 5" wider than the window on each end. That keeps the support arms from blocking the window view when the awning is up.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:08 PM   #257
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3M Under Sink Cold Water Filter Drips

Howdy All,
We picked up our 2016 View 24V in January, and it is finally warm enough to dewinterize and check the plumbing out. I still have the water filter bypass plug in place, and noticed that there is intermittently a small puddle of water under the filter bracket after I run some water. It's not coming from any connections, rather it seems to be coming from that little white vent? Tube on the inlet side of the filter bracket. Does anyone know if this will stop when I put the actual filter in? If not I'm going to rip that filter out and just bypass it.

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Howdy All,
We picked up our 2016 View 24V in January, and it is finally warm enough to dewinterize and check the plumbing out. I still have the water filter bypass plug in place, and noticed that there is intermittently a small puddle of water under the filter bracket after I run some water. It's not coming from any connections, rather it seems to be coming from that little white vent? Tube on the inlet side of the filter bracket. Does anyone know if this will stop when I put the actual filter in? If not I'm going to rip that filter out and just bypass it.

Thanks!!
Slight chance, just because of dissemble & reassemble ( resetting connections). Maybe, you should just do that -without filter- to be sure your plumbing parts are not defective. That year warranty will be gone before you know it. PS....nobody will be as careful as you doing that job...it's important to not have leaks under there.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:07 PM   #259
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Yes, we got one and had the dealer (Lichtsinn) install. The dealer even complimented us on thinking of it. It is very helpful on hot, sunny days, and provides a good bit of privacy, too. We're definitely pleased.
Please send a picture! How does it deploy when slide goes out?
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Please send a picture! How does it deploy when slide goes out?
It's deployed manually. You pull down on a tab attached to the awning and hook it under a retainer attached to the slide. Hopefully a couple of pictures are attached.
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