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  • Tim & Susie Zich
    Tim & Susie Zich :
    We have a 2013 Journey 40 ft DP. We want to replace the L shaped sofa with a sleeper love seat and a recliner. Has anyone replaced this piece of furniture and how hard is it to remove? Any ideas of where to find well made quality furniture? We alrea...  more
    • Mon at 10:02 PM
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    • Tim & Susie Zich
      Jim & Theda its pretty easy to remove, it all bolts together and to the floor. we had ours replaced once by winnebago and say how it was done. as far as replacement thats a personal choice. i know there is a company in junction city oregan. Country Side interiors. th...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Tim & Susie Zich
        Tim & Susie Zich Thanks for the reply. Appreciate the help. Merry Christmas!!
        • Tue at 6:45 PM
    • Tim & Susie Zich
      Bandit455 Here is a site that specializes on RV furniture. A lot of people have been putting home furniture in their RV's and I question that logic. Most of these pieces are heavier, harder to secure to the floor, structurally, probably not as strong and in worse c...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Tim & Susie Zich
        Tim & Susie Zich Thanks for the info. We both have bad backs and are at our wits end with uncomfortable furniture. Merry Christmas.
        • Tue at 6:45 PM
  • Travelinas
    Travelinas:
    Happy Saturday! We have a 2004 Winnebago Brave, 34-feet with bedroom and living room slides. We want to replace the carpet with a floating floor (TrafficMaster or something). Our biggest concern is with the slide outs, and making sure they'll still be abl...  more
    • December 9
    • Travelinas
      Micheal and Diane Whelan Do a You Tube search. There are a few on there. One of them did a beautiful job using a vinyl but trimmed the face of the slider to close to the main floor. When they retracted the slider they tore the new vinyl. Oops ! There was another that did floating...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Travelinas
        Travelinas Thanks. That's what I'm concerned about. A friend told me that someone he knew had the new flooring buckle up when he retracted the slide. I think I just need to thoroughly understand how our slides work first.
        • December 9
    • Travelinas
      Vince & Sue We replaced our entire floor in a 2000 Brave with one slide this spring.  We used allure and it worked fine except for the first section. A section on either end came loose.  I may not have waited long enough for the glue to adhere.
       
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      • Travelinas
        Travelinas Did you take it right to the edge of the slide when extended?
        • December 9
    • Travelinas
      Jim & Glenda I don’t think I would use a floating floor some type of peel and stick maybe better that’s like in my 2016 adventure
      • December 9
    • Travelinas
      Vince & Sue We ran the flooring to the edge of the slide when extended.  We only had a problem with the two sections (~6 in long) at each end of the slide.  I am going to replace those two small sections and see what happens.
  • Deborah and Terry
    Deborah and Terry :
    Has anyone experienced their basement heat pump/gas furnace failing? Ours works in gas mode only. We have replaced the circuit breaker to no avail. Welcome any ideas.
    • December 9
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    • Deborah and Terry
      Norm & Barb Bauer Don’t know the age of your coach, but could be the thermostat. It was the problem in my 2006.
      • December 9
    • Deborah and Terry
      Nan33 Your heat pump provides AC and electric heat.  The gas furnace is entirely separate and is now your only source of heat.  AC is dead!  We had ours fail, and the bad news is the heat pump you probably have is the same as our 2006 Itasca.&nbs...  more
      • December 9
    • Deborah and Terry
      Micheal and Diane Whelan We have a 2003 that had the same issue. Good news was I is a Coleman Mach series and parts were readily available and a regular HVAC repair person could handle it. The failure turned out to be dirty contacts. We had a full service plus a bearing and belts...  more
    • Deborah and Terry
      Paul & Doris Cunningham It could also be the mother board for the hvac system. I think that there's a trouble shooting guide that tech's use to diagnose.  Check the Coleman website to see what you can find.  New mother boards cost around $200.
    • Deborah and Terry
      dustsquid I'm seeing the same problem in my 2005 Adventurer.  The AC and propane furnace both work fine.  The heat pump though does not.  It just blows air.  The thermostat eventually notices the heatpump not making a dent in the temperature and...  more
      • December 10
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      • Deborah and Terry
        Deborah and Terry Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will try to post again when we have the answer.
        • Wed at 6:01 AM
  • Toobwoozl
    Toobwoozl:
    I have a 2000 Journey where the furnace doesn't always want to shut off. This is my first time really using the furnace. Woke up to it at 80 degrees last night. When in heat mode does the middle switch actually do anything? I'm pretty sure the blower only...  more
    • November 20
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      Hoffie If your AC unit is only AC and not a heat pump then I believe the middle switch is for the fans in the AC unit. When the left switch is put on 'cool' or 'fan' then the middle switch should control the speed of the fan in the AC unit when it is cooling or ...  more
      • November 20
    • Toobwoozl
      Jimmy and Becky You can email Winnebago with any questions. They are really good to respond.
      • November 20
    • Toobwoozl
      Pam & Ed Have you tried setting it to a lower and lower temp when it is overheating.  If it does turn off and maintains it at 70 when you have it at 60 (for example) it could just be out of calibration.  That unit may have a mechanical bimetal switch for...  more
      • November 20
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      • Toobwoozl
        Toobwoozl I set it all the way down to 55 and it kept running. I had to turn the thermostat to off for the furnace to start its cool down cycle.
        • November 20
    • Toobwoozl
      Pam & Ed If the cover comes off easily I would open the thermostat and see if it has a bimetal thermostat and that the contacts open and close as you move the temp adjust.  If they don't that is your issue. If they do you could just visually inspect the wirin...  more
      • November 20
  • Nan33
    Nan33 :
    HELP! I'm hoping there may be a night owl out there with RV electrical knowledge. Coach is a 2006 Itasca with 10 m/o house batteries and 500 watts of solar on the roof' Gray day today, so not much solar energy. We left for about 9 hours and came back...  more
    • November 16
    • Nan33
      Mike & Susie I am not qualified but, as a novice, I would check terminal posts for corrosion, make sure connections are tight and, if wet cell, check water levels.  Good luck and hope you get a more qualified response.  Worse case, since drivable, take to a ...  more
      • November 17
    • Nan33
      croscwa Also, check the HVAC fan (tho you'd probably hear it).
      • November 17
    • Nan33
      dustsquid While it may not be your problem the symptoms you described happened to  me last month.  My problem was that the 200 amp T fuse had blown.  This is a fast blow fuse to protect the entire 12volt/charging system.  Without it there is no ...  more
      • November 17
    • Nan33
      Nan33 Turned out the "salesman's switch" shorted out.  It is now taped into the off position and we ar awaiting arrival of a new switch.  For th moment all is well and we are crossing our fingers that it will hold until we can install the new swit...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Nan33
        The Gentles What is the "salesman's switch" please?  Thanks,
        • November 30
    • Nan33
      Nan33 A switch that can turn off all the electricity, both 110 and 12 v.  Called a salesman's switch because it can be used when a coach is being displayed for sale.  Ours is on a panel next to the passenger seat.
      • November 30
  • Brent H
    Brent H:
    Hello Hello, I have been around camping and travel trailers and boats most of my life growing up. This is going to be the first in a Class A coach
    After a year and half of doing a rehab project replacing a 10 foot section of roof from hail on a 1996 32 RQ...  more
    • November 16
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    • Brent H
      Pam & Ed Coach looks great.
      • November 16
    • Brent H
      Brent H TY. She is a 96 with 30,000 miles and gave $2500.00., I invested sweat equity and about $800 in parts and materials. I drove her pretty hard last week and double and tripple checked the systems. 
    • Brent H
      Ricky Crow She looks good! I have the same bus just 9' shorter (23rc)
      • December 7
  • Chuck & Flo
    Chuck & Flo:
    Key West .... wife & I are going for 1st time. Planning for Thanksgiving 2018. Retired with 2 small dogs. Driving 30 ft class A & towing caar. Thoughts, hints, best rv spots? Thanks in advance.
    • November 16
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    • Chuck & Flo
      Mel Good luck with this, looks like some parks are up and running, but I think the state parks are still down.
      • November 16
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      • Chuck & Flo
        Chuck & Flo Yea I've look at park sites and many are opening.  I hope many more will be better in a year.
        • November 16
    • Chuck & Flo
      Bandit455 Get reservations in ASAP! They fill up quick!
      • November 16
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      • Chuck & Flo
        Chuck & Flo That's what I figured .... that's why I'm starting planning 1 year in advance. Also why I hope I will get some good references from others.  I have referenced Good Sam and FMCA but still looking for more info - can never be too prepared!  
        • November 16
    • Chuck & Flo
      Bandit455 Not sure where you are heading from, but we stopped at Cape Canaveral last spring, stayed at Jetty Park. It is about 9 miles from Kennedy space Center. That is a fantastic place to visit! Jetty Park is located at Port Canaveral. You can watch the cruise s...  more
      • November 16
  • Jan Nichols
    Jan Nichols:
    Just joined! We have a 2016 Sightseer! Our 2nd winnebago. Camp Hosts in the summer for 5 months. Heading to Yuma on the 18th! Been RVING for 13 years!
    • November 8
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    • Jan Nichols
      Tim & Susie Zich Welcome to the group. Great people here. Safe travels!!
    • Jan Nichols
      jbarry130 Congratulations on your Sightseer! We just bought a gently used 2015 Sunova last month. Love it! Replacement for our 2004 Class C Minnie.
    • Jan Nichols
      Tom and Marsha_Smith Welcome Jan to the group. We have a 2014 Sightseer 35G and love it.
    • Jan Nichols
      Beth and Michael Welcome. We have a 2005 Adventurer. 35 U. Perfect for us.  Off to Arizona in a few weeks Hide 1 Reply
      • Jan Nichols
        Jan Nichols Leaving for AZ on Sunday.  We plan on being in Yuma about the middle of the first week of Dec.
        • November 16
    • Jan Nichols
      Gary & Rachel Welcome
  • Salter's
    Salter's:
    We are new to this group. We recently purchased 170S Winnie Drop. Any other owners in this group?
    • November 4
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    • Salter's
      Edman Curious - what is a Winnie Drop?
    • Salter's
      Bandit455 Had to look that up myself, looks like a sleek little 17’ (?) TT.

      Welcome to the group!
    • Salter's
      Salter's Thank you! Yes, it is VERY small. We downsized from a 29 foot but found that we couldn't get into some desirable camping spots so this should do the trick! It has everything you need; kitchen is in the slide so gives you a little extra space. Found out we...  more
    • Salter's
      BJP23 Welcome to the group. You can usually find  good info on this site. 
  • Yoopers Don & Mary
    Yoopers Don & Mary :
    I've got a 2017 Forza 34T, and at the end of a short stay last weekend I noticed water on the back wall inside my bathroom cabinets, right up at the top edge. There was enough water that it was running down the wall (again inside the cabinets - see pictu...  more
    • November 3
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    • Yoopers Don & Mary
      Micheal and Diane Whelan We travel in cool weather a lot. Found it a necessity to use roof vents to control the moisture. We have had sweat on the walls but try to avoid it. Damp rid works but we found the judicious use of electric heaters (they don't add moisture like a furnace ...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Yoopers Don & Mary
        Yoopers Don & Mary We use the vents when showering or cooking as well.  I think before we head south in January, I'm going to buy one of those piezo-element dehumidifiers and run it all the time to keep the humidity in check.
        • November 4
    • Yoopers Don & Mary
      Pam & Ed Condensation is a reasonable guess but there is a real tendency to rationalize that a problem is a simple one and that it might go away.  I would strongly advise you to keep a close eye on this and do everything you can to be sure it isn't a leak.&nb...  more
      • November 4
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      • Yoopers Don & Mary
        Yoopers Don & Mary I couldn't find anything in the seals that looked suspicious.  It is not on a slide, but it is within 2 feet of the shower skylight and the bathroom fan, but their seals looked fine.  I haven't tried running water over the roof in that area, but...  more
        • November 4
    • Yoopers Don & Mary
      Tom and Marsha_Smith We always open the ceiling fan openings and turn one on to exhaust the air outside. Hide 1 Reply
      • Yoopers Don & Mary
        Yoopers Don & Mary My wife and I do the same, but we had two guests, and since I wasn't in the bathroom while they were taking their showers, I can't be sure if they had the vent open and the fan on.  I will be seeing them tomorrow, and I'll ask the question.
    • Yoopers Don & Mary
      Bandit455 I am hoping you inspected the roof, and roof/side walk seam. Remember, a water leak can travel several feet before showing up? Inspect EVERY caulk joint up there. Even ones you think are too far for water to travel.
      • November 4
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      • Yoopers Don & Mary
        Micheal and Diane Whelan Have tech do a pressure test if you are at all in doubt.
        • November 4
      • Yoopers Don & Mary
        Yoopers Don & Mary The coach is only 7 months old, but yes I got up on the roof and looked it over carefully, and found nothing.  That's what led me to the condensation theory.
        • November 4
    • Yoopers Don & Mary
      Birdie Condensation and “running” water is a hard sell for me. I run a propane catalytic wave heater and it will create a lot of condensate on the front windows, but it doesn’t “run”. Just keep an eye on it. For proactive maintenance on my 5 1/2 year old rig (6 ...  more
      • November 10
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      • Yoopers Don & Mary
        Yoopers Don & Mary Thanks for the comments.  After running the furnace for a while the other day, I put my hand on the wall in the bathroom, in an open part of the wall  (the inside surface of an outside wall) , and it felt slightly cool (it was 34 degrees outside...  more
        • November 10