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Old 03-09-2019, 11:15 PM   #1
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Looking at a 98 Adventurer 33ft

Hello all, a newbie here. Going to look at what appears to be very clean single slide unit tomorrow. Has the 460 Ford which I know is under powered compared to the V-10's. But for what I want it for (have a 2nd RV for Boondocking) to use in the wet winter months within the state, & at the price it may just fit the bill.



Other than the usual inspecting for leaks, service history (has 47k) any bad things about these units? Thank you!
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:38 AM   #2
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I've had the same motorhome. ('98 Adventurer 32WQ) for about 15 years. The 460 does well and I have not had a second of problems with it. Yes, it's a little underpowered. Especially if you are towing a car behind you or driving in hilly terrain. The only chassis mechanical issue I've had is a burned out front wheel bearing resulting in a cracked brake caliper. While I've never had an overheating issue, I did put auxiliary electric cooling fans on it a couple of years ago. If you get it, make sure the front steering damper is good. I found out that mine was completely shot a couple of years ago. The replacement took about 15 minutes and made a huge difference in the steering. Back when I first got it, I put air bags on the rear to help the side-to-side sway and changed out the shock absorbers. As for things to watch out for with the '98 Adventurer, carefully inspect it for sidewall delamination and any possible water leaks. You will find that Winnebago publishes an exhaustive amount of documentation for the '98 Adventurer on their website. Last year, I ordered custom touch-up paint (spray can) from www.paintscratch.com.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thank you, it turned out to having some delams above the drivers door & basically ruined the inside cabinet. So I ran like *(&^%. Have a deposit on a 2000 35B at a dealership, heading down Friday for an inspection & test drive.


Kind of worried about buying an old Winnebago after doing some reading about the heat pump, mainly not being able to find a replacement.



We will see I guess.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:16 PM   #4
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l had a 2000 37g. It was a good rv. The one problem I did have was the infamous roof separating at the edges. The one piece fiberglass roof is good, but you have to watch out for the edges separating. It can be corrected with eternabond tape, or reglue the edges down.
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For info on delamination issue I recommend checking out RV Camper Motorhome Delamination Repair
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