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Old 03-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #15
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Nice rig, wait a minute I owned one just like that once. Great coach and you can't go wrong with a Winnie. Jim
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #16
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What a luck find for you, they are few and far between. Enjoy your shake down trip, it will be a blast, travel safe & good luck.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:48 AM   #17
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Originally posted by Raining Starr:
This is our first entry into the world of RV'ing. We will be taking it on a 400 mile circular route shake down cruise starting Sunday. Both the interior and exterior are immaculate. We are really thrilled about beginning this phase of our life.

So how did the shakedown trip go, or are you still traveling? You learn a lot on that first trip. Hope you didn't stress too much and enjoyed.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #18
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Trekkers,

The four day shakedown cruise went flawlessly. Total maintenance problems was a lost stripped out screw to the A/C filter screen.
My total newbie mistakes was limited to shutting off all power to the rig and than not being able to figure out why the generator wouldn't start. Also couldn't figure out why the leveling posts wouldn't work till I realized I hadn't set the park break.
That was it! Like I said, flawless.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #19
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Now that you are a member of the Winnie Family, think about investigating a local WIT chapter,travelling to Iowa for the Grand National Rally and as always look to your new friends here with any questions.

Might suggest you check those tires although they might look good when they are over the 5-7 year old mark they have a high tendancy for blow out.

Travel safe and well.

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #20
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Thanks, we are replacing the front tires this month before a 500 mile trip, and the back four in June before we head out of state. It's painful because they look so pristine but I know they gotta go.
I'm a professional bus driver so nothing has a higher priority than safety to me. Those tire replacement dates are as soon as our budget permits.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:25 PM   #21
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I had a unit almost exactly like that.....wish I still had it. I put a liner in the doghouse and quietened things down a bit. A great coach.
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Doghouse liner? Didn't know about that. I'd love some noise reduction. Thanks.
Google search here I come.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #23
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Doghouse liner? Didn't know about that. I'd love some noise reduction. Thanks.
Google search here I come.
Probably referred to as insulation but it helps especially when the engine is down shifting frequently.

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I believe one brand name is "Dynamat". It is used frequently in hot rods and customs to reduce noise.
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Not New, But New to Us

Just purchased this 2005 Winnebago Adventurer 35A. Not as nice as some of the new ones, but we hope it will fit our needs. This will be our first rig with slides!!
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Just purchased this 2005 Winnebago Adventurer 35A. Not as nice as some of the new ones, but we hope it will fit our needs. This will be our first rig with slides!!
I really like that kitchen interior. Looks to be in great shape. You got any shots of the bedroom area?
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I really like that kitchen interior. Looks to be in great shape. You got any shots of the bedroom area?
Glad you like it. It has had good care. Here are a couple of bed and bath pics.
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Very nice. I like the clean functional lines of the Winnebago MH's of that time, which was a major factor in choosing our Chieftain. Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.
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