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Old 01-03-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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04 Winnebago Sightseer 30B

Just purchased a nice motor home 17,000 mi in great shape need tires and check belts and hoses.
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Looking good. Congrats.!
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Nice coach! What engine?

And where are you headed on your first trip?
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Nice coach! What engine?

And where are you headed on your first trip?
It is a V10 first trip is April to Huntington beach state park SC. But first warm day will camp local. Have a State park 40 mi away open all year.
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Nice coach. Enjoy your travels.
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Nice. We had an 05.

See if your engine batteries get charged when plugged in or on generator. If not, add a simple Trik-l-Start device so they keep up. You can find run down engine batteries in a week or less if not charged or disconnected.

Also check your engine hood for hinge mounts. Many have needed to be re-glued. A very simple procedure.

Adding a decent size solar panel will keep your batteries happy.

We loved our Sightseer and traded in in for our retirement RV. That V10 had lots of power. Don't be afraid to wind it up. A bit more insulation under the engine cowling will really quiet it down. I also added air bags to the rear.
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Congratulations! Let us know how your shakedown runs go. Looks like you have already got some great advice from others who have owned similar coaches.
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We have been very happy with our 2003. You may want to look thru the Owners Forum for Winnebago's, very informative. I see you also use a exercise stepper for a third step. Congratulations!
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We have been very happy with our 2003. You may want to look thru the Owners Forum for Winnebago's, very informative. I see you also use a exercise stepper for a third step. Congratulations!
Only use the exerciser stepper ever got.
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Congrats folks, we owned a 2005 and it was a great coach. Enjoy
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Nice. We had an 05.

See if your engine batteries get charged when plugged in or on generator. If not, add a simple Trik-l-Start device so they keep up. You can find run down engine batteries in a week or less if not charged or disconnected.

Also check your engine hood for hinge mounts. Many have needed to be re-glued. A very simple procedure.

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We loved our Sightseer and traded in in for our retirement RV. That V10 had lots of power. Don't be afraid to wind it up. A bit more insulation under the engine cowling will really quiet it down. I also added air bags to the rear.
how do u kill eng battery in a week most it would do is radio, all else should be on house
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Looks like a nice low mileage rig. If the tranny, differential and cooling system have original fluids..I'd probably change them soon, just due to age.
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how do u kill eng battery in a week most it would do is radio, all else should be on house
Steps, engine and transmission computers. There are always niggling things that will find a weak battery, especially when the weather turns cold.

Run a lead acid battery down several times and you will cripple it. In freezing weather it can be destroyed.

Having a dead engine battery is a common complaint and there are many rv's that have built in systems. The Sightseer did not in those years.

Just a 1/2 amp draw an hour over a week is a lot on a small battery.
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