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    Owners of Winnebago RVs to share helpful tips while on the road in regards to maintenance, improvements, or to share experiences.

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  • Lois Michele
    Lois Michele:
    Fri at 11:14 PMHello, My RV is a 2000 Winnebago Adventurer. I was away for an art show in my RV for 2 weekends in cold weather and while I was away I discovered water beads along the roof/wall seam in the bedroom. I took the RV to the repair shop to check the roof, they...  more
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    • Lois Michele
      SouthParkSteve Sat at 12:34 AM Any time you burn propane, one of the byproducts is water vapor.  This means any cooking or heating of your RV when it is closed up will cause condensation.  If you open your roof vents, that will help some, but you can also go to Walmart and bu...  more
    • Lois Michele
      Mike Hendrix Sat at 4:23 AM I owned a 2000 winnebago adventurer for around 10-years.....it was a great RV we put 104,000 miles on it and completely wore out the interior ---- that is why we sold it.  Living in Florida and avoiding COLD at all costs I think you should be looking...  more
    • Lois Michele
      Clayton and Renee Sat at 8:07 AM I agree with everything said except the furnace does not add moisture since the byproducts of combustion are separated from the airstream and are expelled outside. Condensation occurs when a surface temperature falls below the dew point temperature of the...  more
    • Lois Michele
      Yoopers Don & Mary Sat at 9:06 AM We bought a small dehumidifier and that helps, but in an extreme case, the bucket of Damp Rid should be your first step.
    • Lois Michele
      Dave and Vicki McKenna 36 minutes ago We bought a large(for a RV) dehumidifier for use in humid climates. We mostly us it  when we are in Livingston TX in the winter. It's amazing how much water it pulls out of the air. 
  • Jim & Korin
    Jim & Korin :
    December 6Has anyone upgraded their tow hitch from a Class 3 with a 500lb tongue weight to anything with a higher tongue weight on a 30ft Vista F53 chassis??
    • Jim & Korin
      Birdie December 6 Class 3 can accommodate 8,000 lbs. Check if your Vista can tow even that much.
    • Jim & Korin
      Bandit455 December 7 I would think that a good weight distributing insert with your existing hitch would give you the capability you need without exceeding your current hitch or RV specs. If you are not familiar, it spreads the tongue weight across the front and rear axle of ...  more
    • Jim & Korin
      Jim & Korin December 7 Thanks for the responses. I’m mostly concerned with putting a hitch on to catty a motorcycle that weighs about 500lbs with the hitch. I’ve read that the overhang extension is the problem and not as strong as going directly to the frame
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      • Jim & Korin
        Bandit455 December 7 yea, that is a whole different animal your talking about. I know there are setups out there, but I have zero knowledge about them
  • Lois Michele
    Lois Michele: December 4
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    • Lois Michele
      Lois Michele December 4 Hello, It might not be wimpy, it's about 1/2 inch diameter. It is, however, smaller than the cord in the RV. :)
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      • Lois Michele
        SouthParkSteve December 4 Is there a reason you can't use the RV cord, and just plug it into the generator directly?  I agree with LarandSus....the biggest issue I am hearing with what you propose is the extension cord part......
      • Lois Michele
        Lois Michele December 4 The generator is part of another set-up and I am trying to avoid moving it thru a very tight space.
      • Lois Michele
        Marta231655 December 4 invest in the right extension cord, why take a chance
    • Lois Michele
      Terry & Diane December 5 moving t thgenerator would be less trouble than burning something up,just a thought...good luck
    • Lois Michele
      Robbie & Alice December 5 Hopefully, you won't have neighbors who would have to listen to your open-framed generator.
    • Lois Michele
      Bandit455 December 7 If all you are doing is plugging into a 15 amp outlet on the generator to charge batteries etc, you are probably OK as long as the cord you are using isn't too long (40' or less) and is absolute minimum 14 gauge. 12 gauge is preferable. Any longer and I w...  more
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      • Lois Michele
        Lois Michele December 7 Hello, Thank you so much for the info. I will look into the Hughs Autoformer. The good news is that I got the Onan fixed today (new starter and solenoid).  Yay! :)
    • Lois Michele
      Bandit455 December 8 https://hughesautoformers.com. They come in 30 amp and 50 amp configurations. They designed to be plugged into the pedestal, and RV plugged into it. For security reasons I mounted mine in the cord compartment. This prevents it from growing legs...
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      • Lois Michele
        Terry & Donna Schroeder December 8 We have the Hughes autotransformer and use it full-time and wouldn't be without it.  Good protection for all those electronic components.  Protection against low voltage is almost as important as protection against spikes.
  • Vince & Sue
    Vince & Sue:
    November 30Has anyone in this group had windshield frame repairs done to eliminate leaks? Our 2000 Brave has significant rust on the frame that needs to be repaired before a new windshield can be fitted. I’d like some recommendations on shops (preferably mid-Atlant...  more
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    • Vince & Sue
      Mel November 30 Harrisburg Pa. Windshield was cracked had to replace, rust in frame from leak. Was replaced and clean up frame, been a year no problems yet.
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      • Vince & Sue
        Vince & Sue November 30 Who did the repairs?
      • Vince & Sue
        Mel November 30 Sorry can not remember who did the repairs (3rd party), but it was done at Cummins sales and service Harrisburg, they might have info on who did it or who can do it.  I have my coach service and inspected there.
    • Vince & Sue
      Vince & Sue December 5 Thanks
    • Vince & Sue
      Pam & Ed December 5 I really like Apalachee RV. https://www.apalacheerv.net/.  Have not had the windshield done there however.
    • Vince & Sue
      croscwa December 6 I dealt with Amy from Custom Glass Solutions by Guardian,  614-431-6319. when our 2003 Winnebago Adventurer had a similar leak. They made our windshield, and had a replacement in stock. They may have made your windshield.

      They wor...  more
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      • Vince & Sue
        croscwa December 6 I found the repair shop contact information:



        Ricky
        Capital Auto Glass
        6316 ALLENTOWN RD
        TEMPLE HILLS MD, 20748
        Phone: 301-449-8171
    • Vince & Sue
      Vince & Sue December 6 Thanks. 
  • Yoopers Don & Mary
    Yoopers Don & Mary :
    November 30parked in Acoma, NM
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      Susan and Jerry November 30 Beautiful!
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  • Jeff512
    Jeff512 :
    November 29I have a question about replacing the house batteries in my Aspect. I am currently hooked up to 20amp shore power.

    I assume that before I begin to disconnect the batteries I need to deactivate the "Coach Batt" switch.

    But do I need to disconnect the sh...  more
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    • Jeff512
      Pam & Ed November 30 In my coach the Coach batter switch does not disconnect the inveter it just turns if off. It also doesn't disconnect the solar.  So to get started turn off the coach bat switch, then disconnect power, then disconnect solar if you have it.  Make ...  more
    • Jeff512
      Bandit455 November 30 You Do need to disconnect from shore power, then with ignition off (to isolate chassis batteries from coach batteries) remove the coach batteries, negative cable first, then positive. Swap them out and reconnect positive first, then negative.
    • Jeff512
      Jeff512 November 30 I appreciate the help.
  • Lois Michele
    Lois Michele:
    November 24Hello, I'm having generator trouble again. It was running and starting well until the night temps dropped below freezing. Now it cranks but won't start. The chassis volts drop to 10.9 from 12.3 when I try to start it. Maybe bad batteries? Any ideas? Th...  more
    • Lois Michele
      Okietravellers November 25 Batteries probably bad. Start main chassis engine then start the generator after settling in turn off main engine. Gen should keep running.
      Charlie
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      • Lois Michele
        Lois Michele November 25 Hello, You all have given me a great list of things to try. I will keep you posted. As always, thank you so much and happy holidays to you! :)
    • Lois Michele
      Treeguy November 25 What brand of Gen Set?  When is last time bowl was drained or inline filter changed? Spark plugs or low oil?  If dirty or water in ether in very cold can cause fuel flow problems.  
    • Lois Michele
      Okietravellers November 25 Since the 2 batteries you have are both 12 volt batteries, I suspect you will need to replace them with (2) quality 12 volt batteries. Trojans are excellent quality lead acid flood batteries.

      The primary issue here is that you need equal or ...  more
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      • Lois Michele
        Lois Michele November 25 Hello Okietravellers, Thank you so much for your comment. I never thought that I might need the 12 volt type for the coach. I will definitely research that before I replace them! :)
    • Lois Michele
      Lois Michele November 27 Generator update. When this problem started, I promise that I had a 3/4 tank of gas. By the time I posted the question I was nearing 1/4 tank. In the past my generator has still worked below a 1/4 tank. I suddenly had a whim to slightly raise the front en...  more
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    • Lois Michele
      Lois Michele December 8 Hello everyone, The generator is fixed. It needed a new starter and although the solenoid was good I had that replaced that also, the original parts are 18 years old.
      Another RV repair shop once told me that you can tell when something is going bad ...  more
  • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
    Clifford and Marilyn Carroll:
    November 23Need some help on a starting point. I have a 2007 Aspect 729H Winnebago motorhome. We came back home to Wisconsin in late October and the weather in November turned very cold. I had drained all the water systems to prevent freezing and decided to turn on ...  more
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    • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
      Clifford and Marilyn Carroll November 24 Birdie,


      Somewhat new to all of this since this is our first season. I have the motorhome parked outdoors and the temps are ranging from 20-50 degrees. I drained all the water out of the lines, but I didn't want to add anti-freeze si...  more
    • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
      Birdie November 25 Well I would expect you to run out of propane. With temps at 20* if you rig is not well insulated and the temps stay that low that long you could have problem with the drain pipes (the U). I put booze in mine. If there is water in the gray or black tanks ...  more
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      • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
        Clifford and Marilyn Carroll November 25 I drained everything I could think of, The lines, The water heater, The black and grey tanks.I blew out The fresh water inlet With a compressor set at 40 lb. I think I was able to get most all of the water out. I may be Being over-cautious With the heat. ...  more
    • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
      Vince & Sue November 25 I’ve never winterized our 2000 Brave. Before the weather freezes, I drain all of the lines,leave all spigots open, and and run the water pump to try to clear it out. I also drain the hot water heater and leave the drain open.  The black and gray wate...  more
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      • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
        Clifford and Marilyn Carroll November 25 Good to know. Glad my thinking was not off base. However, if you have drained all the water, are you heating your MH just in case you missed something? That was my thinking. Sounds like you do not travel during the winter to warmer places. The weather in ...  more
    • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
      Vince & Sue November 25 I do use the heat. Delaware gets cold, but not as cold as Wisconsin.  I do want to be ready to travel south if it gets too cold. 
    • Clifford and Marilyn Carroll
      Bandit455 December 7 One thing to check and is often overlooked, outside showers and the backflow preventer at your city water hookup. Just reach in with your index finger and push. You will feel a plunger depress and if water comes out, hold it until it is done- only take a ...  more
  • MichRich57
    MichRich57:
    October 31On our final snowbird trip, crossed into the US yesterday morning at Ambassador Bridge, Detroit/Windsor, and made it as far as Joliet, Illinois. Took time out to fill up with groceries, wine & beer and get our phones & internet sorted out. 5 min before ...  more
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    • MichRich57
      Ed & Betsy Mayr October 31 Safe travels & good luck.
    • MichRich57
      Birdie October 31 Good luck on the repair. Hope it is quick and cheap. Just had weather system blow thru central TX. Lots of lightening, rain, wind and a bit of hail. Took about 3 hours. Temps dropped about 20 - 30 degrees. Oh, well, we shiver, you guys laugh at us!
    • MichRich57
      MichRich57 November 1 Thanks, found a truck repair, they put the sensor computer thingy on it, couldn't read it.  Guy figured it was a fuse in the sensor, but couldn't guarantee anything.  Hubby decided to keep going, since it was only orange and not red.  Five ...  more
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        Birdie November 1 Maybe the codes were in French - reader in English! Hey its a joke!!!
      • MichRich57
        JimOnTheBeach November 1 I hope you made it to your destination I'm in Kentucky right now and it's been 22 to 25 degrees overnight for the last couple and they're talking freezing rain mixed with snow coming in Tuesday.
    • MichRich57
      MichRich57 November 11 Lol Birdie, I wish, Winnebago built in US, so I don't think so.
    • MichRich57
      MichRich57 November 11 JimOnTheBeach, yep, been in Mesa, AZ for a week :-)  starting to cool of a little, but not like at home, we'll take it!
  • BE&CI
    BE&CI:
    October 25Hi everyone, we are wanting to find a diagram that shows all the lube points on our 2009 Sightseer, does anyone have info on this? Thanks
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      Lois Michele October 25 Hello, Find out the maker of the chassis ( in my case it is Ford F53 ). They should have a diagram available for both the front end and the drive train online that you can down load or they can email it to you.  :)
    • BE&CI
      RVingHealthyTill100 October 25 If you go to this link (below) you can find lots of different info about many things Winnebago... ;)

      https://m.winnebagoind.com/product-resources/product-information