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Old 12-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Another Short DP question. Dream or a Nightmare?

In my research for a short DP (34.6ft max garage). I found this 34Y Model on a Freightliner XC chassis, Cummins 350, which was built only 1 year, 2009, by Winnebago and Itasca, Journey/Meridian. Was there a problem with these or a victims of a poor market era? The three slide configuration has one slide almost the entire length of the coach. I would think cabin stability could be an issue? Flex? Should this coach be on my short list of possibles, or one to pass on. Anyone care to share on this coach?

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Planning the next upgrade.

Top of the short list: CC 2004 Seaside 33ft
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What do you mean only made in 2009? They made a 34Y from 2009-2012 and now have a very similar 34B...

You mean on that chassis?
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Your Right Tim The 34Y model did run 2009-2012.
In 2009 the length was 34.6ft and grew to 35ft thereafter. Sorry I'm hung up on my garage size being 34.6ft so my search has filtered the 35ft'rs. The question I should be asking, do Coaches with a Full side slide have any issues? Thanks for you input.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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Ahh!

Before the 34Y there was a 32T. It was 32'7" long. Kind of small living room though.

My garage is about 35'6". Our 31Y, at 31'7" is about as long as I'd like to go. I can barely walk around both ends, or easily walk around one. I'd hate to have it locked in, if we have a 35'er, but at least it'd be indoors.
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Your Rigsht Tim The 34Y model did run 2009-2012.
In 2009 the length was 34.6ft and grew to 35ft thereafter. Sorry I'm hung up on my garage size being 34.6ft so my search has filtered the 35ft'rs. The question I should be asking, do Coaches with a Full side slide have any issues? Thanks for you input.
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I think the slide on my passengers side is about 32' or so. No problems yet
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We have a full wall slide on our Providence 42M. No problems!
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Be very careful, and take tape measure with you to actually measure. My 34H model measures in around 34.5 or so bumper to bumper however there is a ladder going up the upper section of the coach that must stick out 6-8 inches or so, or more.
The upper section curves in somewhat, so it really does not add its full depth to the overall lenghth. But, be careful when you have such little room to play with.
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One of the things you can look into is to have your garage door remade. You could frame it out whatever distance you need to properly clear.
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