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Old 04-15-2016, 07:17 PM   #1
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New Winnebago Fuse

Just thought I would write about our exciting new purchase. My husband and I just took delivery of our Winnebago Fuse today. We purchased from General RV in Wayland, MI and worked with Rick Baker and his manager Bruce. They were real stand-up guys and very easy to work with - I would definitely recommend them if anyone is looking to buy. We are thrilled with the Fuse so far. We had a Winnebago Minnie Winnie 24 foot for 12 years which we took to all of the lower 48 so are not new to RVing. We did a lot of looking before settling on the Fuse. We had great luck with our first Winnebago so were already partial to Winnebago. We wanted to stay small as we enjoy the freedom to go pretty much anywhere we please. We liked the arrangement of the 23A as the twin beds allow us to bring other family members along or make a huge bed for us. We are big strategy game players so the two tables with plenty of surface space also work well. The couch is extremely comfortable and even with the slide in there is tons of space. We pack light anyway but think we will have room to spare. I haven't driven yet, but my husband says that driving is a breeze. So, so far so good. If anyone has any questions about the Fuse since it is brand new this year, I'm happy to try and answer as we learn more about it. My husband is reading manuals now! Lynn

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:40 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:52 PM   #4
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Looking At Fuse Also

Never owned an rv but looking now. The Fuse and Trend are both on my list. Would like to hear more as your experience with the Fuse. Curious about the mpg .
Hope you have a great time with it.
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I aim to please, so I am hoping that my attempt at posting pictures works. I have not tried this before in this group, so we shall see.... These are a few pictures of our Fuse. One outside, two inside with the slide in. The couch and refrigerator slide out. There are two tables not shown. One can be put between the beds and one in front of the couch when the slide is out. Both tables can be used to make the twins into a very large bed. Beds are comfortable with a Froli bed system and long enough for my 6 2 husband. It is a Ford Transit which my husband likes with a fiberglass roof which he also likes. We are loving it so far. Lynn
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:44 AM   #7
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For the member looking at the Trend and Fuse - those were the two we pretty much came down to as well. It is a very personal decision. I have to say we were pretty much Winnebago loyal since our last Winnebago lasted 102,000 miles and made it to 48 states. My husband is also partial to a fiberglass roof although we recognize opinions differ on this so I don't want to get in a debate about it. But for us, that limited the options if you want a fiberglass roof 24 feet and under. Our last RV was just over 24 feet and we traveled with two children and 2 dogs so now with just two of us most of the time we certainly could not see going any larger. We love being able to park pretty much anywhere, get a spot at any campground and go anywhere we want. The limited towing does not matter to us as we take bikes and a powered paraglider (for my husband) so that gets us anywhere we want to go.

With those desires, we really found nothing that met our needs other than the Trend and Fuse. We really liked the Trend and obviously it has a few years of history and you do not have to be a pioneer on a new model. We were concerned, however, about the weight limitations of the Trend being less than the Fuse due to the fact that there are not dual wheels on the back. The Fuse has dual wheels, the twin bed model has more storage than the twin bed Trend, and we liked the Ford Transit diesel which we thought would have more power. We were also concerned about the model of the Trend with the loft bed as there have been problems reported.

Lichtsinn RV did a video comparing the twin bed models of the View, the Fuse and the Trend which is very helpful in comparing the three models if you have not already seen it. It is on their website or Youtube I believe. It was there, for example, that I learned for the first time that the cargo capacity on the Fuse was 1600 whereas the Trend is 1100 which was one of our concerns.

Anyway, I have gotten longer than I intended. We loved both models is the bottom line. Just giving you our thought process. What was important to us may be completely irrelevant to you or others. I know there are lots of Trend owners who are thrilled with their purchases who have had them for a while, so I hope we are just as happy after we are several months into this.

Hope this helped.

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I was in your same shoes. I got the Fuse 23a for a lot of the same reasons listed here.
I have several mpg entries in my blog and on the yahoo news group

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Great looking Fuse. Thanks for the pics.

Good luck with it and Happy Trails!!!
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Mostly my impressions and the Lichtsinn has been very helpful with their videos. I have gained about half my knowledge from the forums and half from Lichtsinn videos. They are very good and I have contacted them. The dealer here did not know the Fuse was a diesel!


I have been to your blog and it was very good reading. Exactly the type of information I was looking for from an owner. I actually saved it on my favorite for rereading about a week ago.

I would encourage anyone that is looking at the Fuse to read his blog.

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