Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-04-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
Just had a Banks system installed. What a difference!
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
Just had a Banks system installed. What a difference!
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2008, 03:59 AM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
Wizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 296
Congrats, let us know how much the fuel mileage improved. I could use the extra power too, but mileage is the thing now days.
__________________
Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2008, 04:30 AM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
codgerbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posts: 213
Finhawk,
Did you have the complete system installed or the Stinger? I had been talking to the banks people and the complete system along with installation costs exceeded $4000 and the stinger system wasnt a whole lot less than that. If I may be so bold as to ask, What did it cost you?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2005 Suncruiser
Banks Powerpack
Chocolate lab (Buster)
2007 Jeep Wrangler
codgerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
I bought it directly from Banks. It was the exhaust system, transcommand and the new chip for the engine. The cost of the system, including shipping to Phoneix, was about $2400. I had it installed by a guy there who has been doing only that for the last 6 years. It took him about six hours and cost $650. If I'd had it done in Wa, the cost would have exceeded 4K. So I figure I did quite well.
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
codgerbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posts: 213
Finhawk,
That sounds like the stinger system. It sounds like you recieved a good price. I will be interested to find out how much you think the power increase is and if you get any increase in overall MPG.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2005 Suncruiser
Banks Powerpack
Chocolate lab (Buster)
2007 Jeep Wrangler
codgerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 06:48 AM   #7
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
While driving from Florence, AZ to Tucson, the increase in power was really noticable. And frome Tucson to Fort Hauachaua I bucked a headwind for over 40 miles. The bottom line is that I went from 6.2 mpg to 7.55. I can hardly wait to see what happens with a tailwind
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 06:58 AM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
becks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SE Minnesota
Posts: 228
Well Finhawk, looks like you will be keeping that much loved Adventurer for awhile yet. Seems you are liking the Banks already also. Thats the best price I've heard for the whole system. Great job...Enjoy
__________________
06 TS-42-DS04
1040 watts of solar
2014 Jeep Rubicon/2003 Honda CRV
becks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 06:09 PM   #9
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
Yep, I think I will keep it. The 39' Adventurer Limited didn't even trip my trigger enough to trade
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 02:22 PM   #10
Winnebago Master
 
Duner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 532
Finhawk, I assume you have a Ford chassis. Wait til you drive it in 100+ temp pulling a long grade..... that' when you'll notice the other big improvement. When I put Banks on my '99 Chieftain it was really obvious how much cooler the engine ran with those headers. The big fan clutch would not engage til I hit the top & backed off on the throttle. Keeping that fan off when you really need the power to pull hills makes a big difference in speed & mpg's!

Enjoy,
Duner
__________________
Bill & Helen, Last of the Chieftains, 2004 39T, W22, UltraPower, Banks Headers, Koni's, Safe-T-Plus, SMI Stay-n-Play, 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid towed 4-down
https://www.winnieowners.com/forums/...-picture97.jpg
Duner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 10:01 AM   #11
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
For those of you that wanted to know about the fuel consumption----I went from 6.2 to 8.84 mpg. That was from Fort Hauachaua, Az to Holloman AFB in NM. A total of 346 mile of hills and wind. I'm impressed
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 04:58 PM   #12
Winnebago Owner
 
codgerbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posts: 213
I have been averageing around 7.5 with only the factory stock. I am not sure I can justify $3500 for the Banks stinger system let alone the $4000 + for the full banks system. I guess if I was doing a lot of mountain driving it might be worth it. I got over 8 Mpg on the flats going to fla from mich and a hair less that 7 going thru the mountains in West Va area and that was with pullin a 4100# Jeep Wragler.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2005 Suncruiser
Banks Powerpack
Chocolate lab (Buster)
2007 Jeep Wrangler
codgerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 06:06 PM   #13
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
Well, the only thing I can say is that I feel that it has improved things a great deal and I like it. I plan on keeping this thing for a long time. Even considering a full body paint job. So any upgrade that seems to be an improvement, she's gonna get it.
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 10:20 AM   #14
Winnebago Owner
 
codgerbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posts: 213
Thats a good point Finhawk. The 35U is our first motor home and I have learned a lot about motor homing with it. We both love the convieniences and the room with the slides. For us it may be the only one we will have but at this point I am leaning towards maby a 37 or 38 footer. I like the improvements I see on the 04's and 05's (Adventurers). With what I see on the RV websites I think I would need to get a lobotomy first before buying a new motorhome.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2005 Suncruiser
Banks Powerpack
Chocolate lab (Buster)
2007 Jeep Wrangler
codgerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 03:08 PM   #15
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
I too have looked at newer units. Some have really tripped my trigger.But then when I go back and look again after a few days,they just don't look good enough for 7 to 8 hundred dollors a month in payments. I can buy a lot of gas with that. My thinking is why trade something that is paid for for a unit that is not as good as this. Oh well, just my opinion.
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 02:45 PM   #16
Winnebago Owner
 
codgerbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posts: 213
Amen!!!!
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2005 Suncruiser
Banks Powerpack
Chocolate lab (Buster)
2007 Jeep Wrangler
codgerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 05:59 PM   #17
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
I'm glad you agree with me, Bill
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk 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
Our new toy, 2004 Horizon, lots of goodies FIRE UP Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 18 05-31-2011 11:50 PM
New Group Member, New Sightseer 37L DuaneMiller Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 7 09-15-2009 05:15 PM
Where to buy new six-lead power cable to new dinghy? ARNE-T Winnebago General Discussions 7 03-18-2008 04:34 AM
I'm a new Forum Member but not a New Winnebago Owner Tuney-GA Welcome Mat 9 03-09-2007 04:23 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 07:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×