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Old 07-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question should we or not

Hello new family...my wife and I are greenhorns of the most dark and vibrant color to the world of motorhomes..class a diesels to be specific. Having experience in every other rv class the last being a 35ft 5wheel pulled by a duramax we have decided that class a is our way to go, won't get into the reasoning. That being said I have found a 2004 winnebago journey 36G pushed by a 3126 cat and 3000 allison. the rig was kept pretty darn decent by the previous owner and has 40000 miles . Maintenence kept up are far as I can tell, tires and batteries two years old , windshields clear, and so on. so here's my dilemma ...any secrets about the engine/motorhome I should be aware of . As far as being handy I am a 8 out of ten...but these beasts are a whole new world for me. any help or advise would be appreciated and loved deeply. signed ...just don't know

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:50 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

One thing you might research with that rig is rust in the windshield enclosure. You'll find plenty of reading about it right here on this forum if you do a search.

Good luck.

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Did you do 'most' the maintenance on your truck? Do you also do' repairs' around your SB? If the answer is 'yes' then you can do 'most' repairs/maintenance on a Class A DP. MH's are not much different then owning a SB, they can just move from one place to another.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Hi ralochy,
Welcome to iRV2. The iRV2 Winnebago Owners forum is where you'll find members with the most experience with the Winnebago brand. You're no green horn. In 05 I was dragged kicking and screaming into my first diesel. I've had class A coaches for quite a while. So you are ahead of me. For me, the diesel is different but not a problem. I do all the routine maintenance myself. Everything else I leave to the professionals.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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recall site

Google Motorhome recalls:

I did and I got this site. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchVehicles

I plugged in your yr mnf and model and got some hits. If the coach you're looking at has any of these items make sure they've been taken care of.
Good Luck Happy Hunting
PS you might go to rv.org and check out their product. It will be the best money you'll spend on your coach.

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