Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2018, 07:48 AM   #1
Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 59
Dropped the hammer on 2007 Itasca Meridian 34H

Finally made the move to purchase our new/to us DP: '07 Itaska Meridian 34H. Pick up next week. We are excited and looking forward to traveling down the road.

Request any Meridian 34H owners contact me with any information about their coach, mods they made and problems they encountered that I need to be aware of.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those on 1rv2 for their timely information provided that helped me make this decision.

Thanks - Richard
__________________

rrtribble is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-18-2018, 07:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Pepper2's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Roaming the West
Posts: 2,323
Congratulations!!!
__________________

__________________
Neal and Deb + Mya and Gizmo, the pup's
2003 Winnebago Sightseer 30B

May the roads rise up to meet you, May the winds be always at your back...
Pepper2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
FIRE UP's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 6,173
Quote:
Originally Posted by rrtribble View Post
Finally made the move to purchase our new/to us DP: '07 Itaska Meridian 34H. Pick up next week. We are excited and looking forward to traveling down the road.

Request any Meridian 34H owners contact me with any information about their coach, mods they made and problems they encountered that I need to be aware of.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those on 1rv2 for their timely information provided that helped me make this decision.

Thanks - Richard
Richard,
Well, you're acquiring a nice coach. We really like that length. Ours is an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT. We might some day, back down to a 34Y. Anyway, I could direct you to lots of areas of inspection and investigation but, just for starters, I'd do a real thorough inspection of the roof-to-gutter seam for adhesion and sealing. That area is of primary concern for most of us with Winnes and Itascas. Also, do a thorough investigation of as many of the "Glue" attachment points for both the front & rear grills, all the headlight, fog light and other points of glue attaching for solidarity and stability. Winne and Itasca glued all that stuff on to the back side of both the front and rear caps.

And some of it has tendency to break loose and or fall off every now and then. There's more but, that will get you started on checking out your new coach. Good luck.
Scott
__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2018, 08:40 AM   #4
Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 59
Thx Fire Up,
Shebbona RV is doing a complete review of all systems, engine, and coach and correcting everything. In addition I purchased a 1 year bumper to bumper service warranty because anything, new or used will have problems and since this is my first DP I know I will experience a learning curve, hopefully only a small one.
Looking forward to hitting the road with wife for a couple of short trips to get used to everything.
Wife wants me to call them daily for status but I told her they said a week so we'll let them do their work.
Decided to dolly tow '17 Buick Enclave. Considered a car hauler but went with the dolly for now because of limited storage space. Just sold our ranch so living in town (yuk) but necessary.
Safe travels.
rrtribble is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2018, 09:59 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
FIRE UP's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 6,173
Quote:
Originally Posted by rrtribble View Post
Thx Fire Up,
Shebbona RV is doing a complete review of all systems, engine, and coach and correcting everything. In addition I purchased a 1 year bumper to bumper service warranty because anything, new or used will have problems and since this is my first DP I know I will experience a learning curve, hopefully only a small one.
Looking forward to hitting the road with wife for a couple of short trips to get used to everything.
Wife wants me to call them daily for status but I told her they said a week so we'll let them do their work.
Decided to dolly tow '17 Buick Enclave. Considered a car hauler but went with the dolly for now because of limited storage space. Just sold our ranch so living in town (yuk) but necessary.
Safe travels.
You are more than welcome Sir.
I have done way more than I care to admit pertaining to maintenance, repairs, alterations, modifications, adjustments, and learning about our coach since we bought it about 7 years ago. Your new coach is very, very similar to ours. So, if you have any questions pertaining to just about anything, surely PM me and I'd be glad to help. And, you state you're getting a form of a warranty with it, correct?
Well, just for your own protection, do read that warranty brochure, cover to cover and even the FINE PRINT. While there are SOME good stories on here about aftermarket warranties actually living up to their expectations, there are plenty more stories on how they wormed out of coverage of an incident do to "fine print" which, when not read or followed in an incident, can lead to lots of heartache. Good luck and do ask if any questions arise.
Scott
__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2018, 08:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 487
Congratulations!

I think that the Winnebago/Itasca 34' model is what we will be looking for next. It is on the very top end (34') of what we want in length, but it should fit our needs. I also like that before 2012 or so you will be DEF free!

Did they make a 32' entry level DP in the Meridian line?
DryCreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2018, 08:53 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Algonquin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by DryCreek View Post
I think that the Winnebago/Itasca 34' model is what we will be looking for next. It is on the very top end (34') of what we want in length, but it should fit our needs. I also like that before 2012 or so you will be DEF free!

Did they make a 32' entry level DP in the Meridian line?
Our 2011 Meridian has DEF. I understand that DEF was mandatory after 2010. I don't think they made an entry level Meridian shorter than ours (34Y model but actual length of 35').
__________________
2011 Itasca Meridian 34Y
2014 Honda CR-V
Algonquin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2018, 09:45 PM   #8
Community Moderator
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 12,770
Congratulations and best of luck with your new Meridian.
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2018, 07:41 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
CaptBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Indian River, De
Posts: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by Algonquin View Post
Our 2011 Meridian has DEF. I understand that DEF was mandatory after 2010. I don't think they made an entry level Meridian shorter than ours (34Y model but actual length of 35').
Just as a FYI, DEF applied to engines built in 2010 or after; not the model-year of the vehicle. Cummins knew this, and increased production of their engines, and stockpiled them, in the year or so before the switch.

So an RV (or any vehicle; truck, tractor, etc.) being produced in, say, 2010, 2011, 2012.... using pre-2010 manuf engines were not required to use the DEF system. Just thought you might like to know.
__________________
CaptBill
USAF 1965-1971; USCG Master
2002 Horizon 36LD - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4
Indian River, De
CaptBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2018, 09:24 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: clearfield, utah
Posts: 313
We have a 2014 34B Itasca Meridian - and we love it. As a word of caution verify which model of transmission you have. Ours is a Allison 2500 and is the limiting factor for the weight of a toad. Wish we had a 3000 series and I could tow more weight.
__________________
2014 Itasca Meridian 34B
46490 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2018, 07:56 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 487
That is why I was thinking that before the MY2012 you could get a DEF-free Cummins. That was the year that the ISB in Dodge (OK, Ram) trucks ended up with DEF.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Algonquin View Post
Our 2011 Meridian has DEF. I understand that DEF was mandatory after 2010. I don't think they made an entry level Meridian shorter than ours (34Y model but actual length of 35').
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptBill View Post
Just as a FYI, DEF applied to engines built in 2010 or after; not the model-year of the vehicle. Cummins knew this, and increased production of their engines, and stockpiled them, in the year or so before the switch.

So an RV (or any vehicle; truck, tractor, etc.) being produced in, say, 2010, 2011, 2012.... using pre-2010 manuf engines were not required to use the DEF system. Just thought you might like to know.
__________________

DryCreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
itasca



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
Looking at Buying a 2004 Itasca Meridian 34H LeeB Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 1 11-20-2015 06:18 PM
2007 Itasca Meridian 34H DP capnqball Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 8 12-28-2012 06:27 AM
Big Trip Report - 2005 Itasca Meridian 34H THutch Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 10-26-2006 08:43 AM
2005 Itasca Meridian 34H NHRAF145 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 19 04-01-2005 05:46 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.