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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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  • Rudi schaffner
    Rudi schaffner:
    7 hours agoneed some help replacing the engine air filter in my 2006 journey 36ft 350 hp cat.can I do this at home myself
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      Jim & Linda Work 7 hours ago My husband says you can but he suggests watching the U tube videos
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      cptdzl 6 hours ago I've done it twice, once to replace and the second time to gain access to an engine repair. BOTH times I required a second person (younger/stronger). You'll need a hose tool, basically a bent curved awl to run in and around the rubber hose connections, af...  more
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        cptdzl 6 hours ago Oh yea I have a 2005 36G C7 350
  • Sherry
    Sherry :
    Mon at 9:55 AM
    I'm full timing in a 2004 34' Winnebago Brave: Been having trouble with the awning arms not folding in properly and being unable to hook them for traveling. Now I have an actual large hole in the fabric so I need to have the whole thing replaced. Sounds ...  more
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      Memah Tue at 8:27 AM I’ve heard good things about Tri-Am in the Ocala area.  Never had work done by them and don’t know if they do awnings, but I’ve heard good things.
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      LarandSus Tue at 1:21 PM If you look at the RVillage Marketplace and search for awning, you'll find an entry for Stone Vos in Brooksville, FL. They have one recommendation. Maybe they can help.
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      Sherry Wed at 7:20 AM Kathy, Thanks so much for your help and wishes.  I've gotten a lot of good advice and have checked into those I could.  As of now I have no one set to do the replacement.
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      Barry & Millie-Ambassadors 7 hours ago Alliance coach in wildwood
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      Bandit455 6 hours ago Hopefully, the awning frame is OK and you can save a bundle replacing fabric only...good luck!
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      • Sherry
        Sherry 6 hours ago the awning arms will not come together to allow me to use the clip that keeps them from coming out going down the road.  I have to tie one side with a rope because the front arm is over an inch to the right of the back when the awning goes up.  ...  more
  • ART & MARGARET
    ART & MARGARET:
    March 8Anybody know where I can get a used Norcold refer door for my 36' Adventurer. Refer or used parts graveyard ? thx.
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      Tim & Kathy (from Indiana) March 8 Don't know if this would help,  But maybe try on Ebay.. Or Amazon?? maybe Camping world, (though I would try CW as a desperate last choice) 
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      Bandit455 March 8 Amazon does list Norcold parts, have not looked for doors though
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      GaRay of Light March 8 This place is in Phoenix and is huge! https://www.azrvsalvage.com/
  • RaynSharon
    RaynSharon :
    March 8We have a 2010 Winne Via. The Dometic frig is beeping and we cannot figure out why. If we press lightly on top framework it will stop. When beeping light inside frig is off; when not beeping light is on???
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      Nicholas & Charlotte Jubinski Jr March 8 I have a 2014 View.   My refer will beep if it feels the door is not closed tight enough.
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      mse1602 March 8 Hi Guys,  I have 2007 Journey. My frig beeps when the door is not closed all the way. It will also turn the light off if you leave open too long.  Michael
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      Marilyn & Grant March 8 We have an Itasca & like the above comments our fridge will beep if not closed tightly, it will also beep if there is an interruption of electricity to it. We have a panel on the fridge door that shows a code when it is beeping. Make sure you don’t have a...  more
    • RaynSharon
      RaynSharon March 8 Thank you all for  your thoughts!
  • Sue and Bob
    Sue and Bob:
    March 5We have an Itasca Suncoast with a Ford V 10, thinking spring, what oil is recommended for it?
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      ART & MARGARET March 5 go with the new synthetic oil now. cost more , but worth it.
    • Sue and Bob
      Lois Michele March 5 Hello, I have a 2000 Winnnebago Adventurer with a Triton V 10, I use 5w20 full synthetic. :)
  • Retired 1SG
    Retired 1SG:
    February 27I have a 2013 Winnebago vista. When I run the generator my air conditioner will not turn on. Am I missing something. I can’t find a breaker anywhere. I found a fuse in the thermostat itself and it’s good. Thanks for any suggestions. New to this.
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      Birdie February 28 I have a 2012 30T and all I have to do is turn on the genny and it automatically comes on if the thermostat is set correctly. Mine doesn’t required being plugged in anywhere. The troubleshooting will probably be when it gets plugged into shore power. But ...  more
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        Birdie February 28 In the summer, I often drive with the generator running with the house A/C on because it works better than the A/C running from the engine. It is wired to start automatically. My Class C had to be plugged into the rig. This one not. I have owned this for ...  more
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      Rich& Marilyn March 2 may seem silly but check the setting on panel to make sure you turned off ac
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      Bandit455 March 3 I did a little reading in the link I sent you and from our discussion, do you have a 50 amp shore power cord? And if you do, do you also have a heat pump (on your thermostat, you will see a setting for gas heat, electric heat, cool and off if you aren’t s...  more
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      BE&CI March 5 We have a switch near our fuse panel to switxh from shore power to generator
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        Bandit455 March 5 Ok, can you verify for me if you have to plug your shore power cord into a generator outlet in the cord compartment, and if it is a 30 amp service?
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      Birdie March 5 I don’t have to do that, Bandit455, on my Vista 30T 2012. Start the genny and go.
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        Bandit455 March 5 The manual I posted a link to states these come with a 30 amp circuit that needs to be plugged into Genny, and an AC switch near breaker panel. It is ALSO available with a 50 amp circuit with an automatic switch and no AC switch, which Retired 1SG says he...  more
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        Birdie March 5 No mine is a 30 amp. But then mine pretty well came with all options. It is auto-wired with the plug being not an option....that would be a step down from top of the line options. I checked that out when I first got my Vista because my old unit (a Fleetwo...  more
  • Lois Michele
    Lois Michele:
    February 25Hello, I just found a crack in the windshield. It's about 5" long. It starts at the top of the drivers side window, it is not in the line of sight (yet). Can something like that be repaired? Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.:)
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      Lois Michele February 26 Thank you everybody! I found the crack after all the shops were closed yesterday. I think I saw Safelite in my area. I'll keep you posted on the repair. :)
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      Birdie February 26 I managed to put off my replacement for about 2 years. I just let it keep creeping until it was just about all the across/down and then I had it replaced. I think there is a rule that the crack HAS to start at the top.
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      Hoffie February 26 I had a crack in my windshield and Safelite informed me that if it was larger than could covered by a dollar bill then it would have to be replaced. Mine started at the top also and ran about 2 feet toward the bottom. When they removed the old windshield ...  more
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      Lois Michele February 26 I went to Safelite and the repairman said that I didn't need to be in a hurry to fix the glass because it isn't a safety issue at this time. It will be about 2K to replace ( it is a 2 piece wind shield). I will do some price shopping before I have any wor...  more
    • Lois Michele
      Paul & Doris Cunningham February 27 check your insurance policy for glass coverage.  I used to have a $1,000 deductible on glass, but changed it to $250 a couple of years ago.
  • MichRich57
    MichRich57:
    February 15In Mesa, AZ...Looking for recommendations for mobile repairs for the RV...A Class, Itasca Sunrise 2005 and won't start. Charger says batteries are charged but won't turn over, generator will start, possibly starter??
    Park we're in has a list, but seems y...  more
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      Bob Humphreys February 15 Make sure gearshift is firmly in park. Is there a "click" when you try to start? If yes, probably starter has died, if no, check if instrument panel alarms illuminate (brake warning, check engjne, etc.) These all should illuminate when key is turned to "s...  more
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      Marilyn & Grant February 15 When in Mesa we have used 4 Points RV Service (480-795-4778).
      The owners name is Juan. We haveb’t had to use him for engine problems so I don’t know what he is like for that problem.
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      (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis February 16 Sure sounds like the starter and alternator. We just replaced ours and WOW - what a difference!
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      Vince & Sue February 26 Hopefully you have it fixed by now. I had similar problem on our 2000 Brave. The first time, the roadside assistance mechanic rapped the starter with a ball peen hammer and it started. I did replace the starter, but the hammer prevented a tow. Another cau...  more
    • MichRich57
      MichRich57 February 26 Thanks all!  Had forgotten we had Good Sam Roadside Assistance, so called them and Wrench came out and fixed it.  Wires to the started had loosened and started to corrode.  Bonus is they have a number of outlets across the US, so we may be ...  more
  • RaynSharon
    RaynSharon :
    February 13We have a 2010 Winnebago ViaR. Today the Dometic 3-way refrigerator (RML8555) stopped working. Have been all over the internet searching for possible problems. Our guess is it simply has quit. Have electrical background and have checked areas that I fe...  more
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      Tim & Kathy (from Indiana) February 13 In all 3 of our RVs,  the frig had gone out.  With all 3, the problem was the computer board. Computer boards to replace them, cost about 150-225. plus about an hour of labor, depending on replacement source, and frig. When your repair person lo...  more
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        RaynSharon February 13 thank you.  yes will def consider elect only.  actually would be nice to have elec and 12v so can run while driving.
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      Dawn&Reggie February 13 You could also try burping it. Its where you turn the fridge upside down for about 12 hours. Search on youtube "burping rv refrigerator ". It couldn't hurt to try.
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      Bandit455 February 13 There is a fuse on the back side of thr fridge that powers up the logic board. If this is blown, you will be dead in the water. All modes require 12vdc to power the board. That being said, a small residential fridge with an inverter is the way to go...
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      • RaynSharon
        Bob Humphreys February 13 Good idea but pricey. A decent sine wave inverter (1000W) and an extra battery will only give you less than a day boondocking. About the same as a new RV refer. I couldn't justify the finances to go that route.
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      Bob Humphreys February 13 You did the obvious? 12V lites the light when the door is opened? Are the fins in the heat exchanger iced up? Is the fuse blown? Is it in "auto" mode? They are really pretty simple. It takes 12V for the circuit board, then either propane or 1151VAC to h...  more
  • Jeff512
    Jeff512 :
    January 24Has anyone had paint work done by La Mesa RV, specifically the W. Phoenix location? I had the driver's side-window disintegrate and the swirling glass did a number all down the side of my coach.
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      Tony & Connie January 24 Yes. It was a couple years ago. And they actually contracted it out to Camping World as they had the paint shop. And I did have to have them repaint it three times (due to drips, orange peel). Third time was good though. And they did guarantee it for life...  more
    • Jeff512
      Pam & Ed January 24 You might want to check rvservicereviews.com and google reviews to find a highly rated shop.