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Old 03-17-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Hello, new guy from texas I have had a couple of tt's and one 5er. I have always wanted a pusher. It would be on the road about 3-5000 miles a year. So I ran across this winnebago saturday, besides the green paint it is sweet! 38 ft, 55, 000 miles, no major cosmetic damage or water damage I can see. I work on big diesel generators, and hot rod my duramax so im ok with mechanical stuff. I love class a's in general, me and my dad did, however he has long passed. Just looking for some advice from people on the forum about this coach, good and bad. Thanks upfront for any help.

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Old 03-18-2014, 01:37 AM   #2
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I guess everybody is off drinking green beer someplace.

I don't have any personal experience with the UF, but am on my second Vectra. I don't have any major complaints on the Winnebago quality, and the UF is a high quality rig. The only problem I've had with mine is the mirrors they attach to the wall with dbl sided tape keep coming loose. They need something to anchor them securely. Could be that the AZ heat is a major contributing factor with my problems.

If the floor plan suits you, and the price is right, go for it and have a lot of fun with your new rig.

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Old 03-18-2014, 02:50 AM   #3
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Good morning,and welcome to IRV2. I to looked at a UF during my search for a coach,and do know a couple things about them. They were Winnebago's flagship when in production.From what I understand they were under marketed by Winnebago so only produced a few years,but built with the quality you would expect from this class of M.H. They sure looked to be a solid coach and do remember a couple things that were on my short list. IFS,generator on a slide,simi-monque chassis.So if it has had regular maintence and you like the floor plan go for it.One thing though on any IFS you should check out the ball joint boots for cracks real close.Hope this helps.Good luck.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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I looked at the 40j's prior to buying our Safari. In, fact my wife and I sat in one for about an hour and we decided against it. Really a nice, quality coach on a great chassis and this one had low miles and cummins 350. But we felt closed in, not enough windows and when I stood in the shower (I'm 5-10) my eyes were looking over the top. But everybody will tell you buy floor plan first....the 38 has just the solo toilet I believe, I wanted a sink in the poddy and that's what the 40j has...my 2 cents..
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There are several members of irv2.com who own a Ultimate Freedom, perhaps 5-6 of us. The Spartan chassis is a big plus for many reasons. The Independent Front Suspension/IFS, handles very well, and has the sharpest wheel cut of any MH of that era, 55*. Ours is in my signature below. Ours had been in barn storage for 6 years. I have repaired many things on the coach, but not one on the chassis or genset. IMO, all the repairs were the result of non-use, which I knew going-in would be the case.
If the floorplan suits both of you, that's the important factor.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:31 PM   #6
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Well looks like the dealer is to proud of the price. I pulled the nada value and he wants average retail and wont budge. So no deal. Back to the drawing board. I test drove a 2009 windsport 32e with 13, 000 miles and a 2005 national seabreeze with 25, 000. Both gas rigs, going to look at a few more this week.
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I upgraded from a '34ft '94 Georgie Boy, to a '38ft '99 Ult Freedom. We picked it up with 32k miles 4 months ago. We have since put about 6000 miles on it. I do not regret the purchase, have made some mistakes. As this is my first DP ... DEF does not go in the fuel tank , Air conditioning compressor locked up to fry the serpentine belt, Age of tires are an important thing to check (not rely on the salesman/prev owners word) Front blowouts are loud and startling.

'99 Ultimate Freedom, UKQ38KD, on a Freightliner chassis, trailer towing a 1950 Crosley Station wagon .... Member of the Non-Affiliated Camping Group FMCA #F462997 RVM #146 Jon & Ellen
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