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Old 05-31-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
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Mileage on Used RV

Interested to hear what everyone's thoughts are on 69000 miles on a 2005 Winnebago Adventurer 35A with a Chevy V10 workhorse. My husband and I would like to trade ours and of course I love the layout of this model. But understand cosmetics are not as important on a used RV as maintenance and cost of repair. Relatively new to RVing so need advice. Thanks
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:12 PM   #2
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Are there any service records for the RV available? The mileage over 14 years is not bad but at that age expect things needing to be replaced due to age and not wear. If not maintained properly there could be more problems with the chasis and those are not cheap as you cannot sasily go to a regular mechanic - they usually don't have the tools and space for RVs
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:44 PM   #3
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Interested to hear what everyone's thoughts are on 69000 miles on a 2005 Winnebago Adventurer 35A with a Chevy V10 workhorse. My husband and I would like to trade ours and of course I love the layout of this model. But understand cosmetics are not as important on a used RV as maintenance and cost of repair. Relatively new to RVing so need advice. Thanks
We had a 2005 Adventurer, Workhorse chassis and GM 8.1 liter V-8. It had 59K miles when we sold it 3 yrs ago. It todays time the coaches are identical.

GM says this is a 200K mile motor if properly maintained. If it has a good price, go for it. Winnebago makes good equipment.
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I have a 2005 Suncruiser 38R with 32,000 miles and I bought it new.

The 35A is a nice motorhome.

Anyway, the 35A came std on the Ford V-10 chassis. The Workhorse W22 22,000# chassis was an otption. Also, the Workhorse W24 24,000# chassis was an option.

The 35A has 3 slides and is heavy for a 35' motorhrome.

IMHO, the Workhorse W24, 24,000# chassis is the much preferred chassis. The W24 has a larger Allison transmission, a 2100MH, than the W22's 1000MH.

The W24 was a $4530 upgrade option.

Full body paint was a $6160 option. Full body paint make the 35A look much newer than a 2005 model.

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Old 05-31-2016, 04:59 PM   #5
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Adventurer 35A with a Chevy V10 workhorse.
That would be a V8 engine
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I have the 2007 Itasca version on W24 chassis. I bought it 3 years ago with 16,000 miles and have 43,000 on it now. I have done all maintenance to establish baseline.

My DW loves the floor plan and I will be hard pressed to get her into something else. You won't go wrong if it's on W24. Chech maint records, tires and batteries age.

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We have a 2005 Adventurer 35B model on the GM Workhorse chassis. The chassis and drivetrain are pretty bullet proof, the coach has had several Winnebago engineered problems. On the chassis, run the chassis VIN number on the Workhorse website to make sure all the recalls have been addressed. Some issues on the coach are: Leaking windshields, rusty windshield frames, outside sidewalls cracking and crazing due to fiberglass gelcoat problems, (This happens mostly on coaches with full body paint), Clear coat paint peeling off of roof where it curves down to side rail, roof seam where it meets side rail detaching due to sealant failure (especially on older rigs, 10 or more years), end caps needing resealing, front engine access hood mounts bounding detaching from inside front cap, basement air conditioner ducting seams leaking due to failure of seam tape behind rear end cap. I am sure there are more issues but these are what we have experienced in the 3 years we have owned ours. We still love the RV and the lay out and the way it handles going down the road.
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Many thanks

Thank you all so much. We will certainly look at this RV well informed thanks to each of you. I saw that the RV had on the back V8 but it was advertised V10. Glad you cleared that up for me.
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We have an 06 Itasca Sunrise 35A (a quality level below the Adventurer and Suncruiser). It's on the WH 22K chassis. When loaded for 6 months snowbird travel, full fuel and lpg, 1/3rd water, we're pushing about 21,800 lbs. Our axles are rated for 23.5K though. I would look for the 24K chassis if you snowbird or if it's equipped with the washer/drier combo. We love the floorplan.
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Thank you all so much. We will certainly look at this RV well informed thanks to each of you. I saw that the RV had on the back V8 but it was advertised V10. Glad you cleared that up for me.

If it is on a Workhorse chassis the vin will begin with 5B4 and if the sixth vin position is an "A", it will be the W-24. If sixth is a "6", then it is a W-22.
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Thank you all so much. We will certainly look at this RV well informed thanks to each of you. I saw that the RV had on the back V8 but it was advertised V10. Glad you cleared that up for me.
If it has a W22 or W24 chassis, it has a GM V8. If it has a V10 (Ford) motor, it has a Ford chassis.
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