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Old 07-21-2003, 05:23 PM   #29
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:05 PM   #30
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I've had mine 5 years and it's been very dependable with very few repairs needed.

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Old 12-03-2006, 04:58 PM   #31
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We have an attached garage and my only hobby is working on my coach. We have some little things that go wrong and we fix most ourselves.

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Old 12-03-2006, 06:03 PM   #32
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I have a 3 yr old Winnebago I bought new and have been on 7 trips with it so far and there is always something to fix while we're gone or when we get home. So far the only things that haven't had something wrong with them are the rear TV and the furnace (I'm keeping my fingers crossed about them). I've been to 4 Winnebago dealers, 3 Freightliner shops, 3 diesel shops, and the Winnebago factory once, all under warranty or service recalls - thank goodness.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:45 AM   #33
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Nope, really nothing needing any real repairs, there's plenty of cosmetic things to touch up here and there, but for the most part, the 32 year old girl is pretty much ready to go.

Now, Does my RV require alot of Projects, why yes, cause I keep coming up with new ones
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:25 PM   #34
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We certainly don't have things to fix from every trip. Two years ago, it was a different story because we probably are using our RV much harder than the previous owner and I'm fussy about everything working correctly. We always seemed to have 3 or 4 things in need of attention.

The biggest use of my time has be the mods. Adding air horns, a surge protector, house battery power to the dash stereo, VMSpc have all added enjoyment and functionality to our RV. I'll live with fixing an occasional drawer slide or screen door handle.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:17 PM   #35
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After 15 months with this coach one would think there is nothing left to break. Wrong! I just got back from my quarterly dealer appointment. Have yet to take a trip and already got my list started for the 1Q 2007 appointment. Glad I got a 3 year warranty and hope everything is settled down by the end of the warranty.

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As of 12/15 the list continues to grow. The trip to the Keys went okay. Got back and after one day sitting on its' pad, the awning stopped working. Called A&E and they said is was the control card. I must take it to a dealer. They will not ship me the part that I can plug in myself. The dealer is 110 miles away!
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:40 AM   #36
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After my first RV (Suncruiser) I figured that little things would always be popping up but nothing major. After we got the 2004 Allegro Bus we were plesantly surprised. The only two times we ever had issues they were all Freightliner related, the Tiffin part was excellent. On the 2007 Bus we went with Spartan this time so hopefully we'll now be batting 100%.

Still, there will always be something that will loosen up and need tweaking every now and then. But I don't anticipate anything major any more. I've generally found that if something is going to break or wear out you'll catch it when you service your rig or de-winterize it. These things do take maintenance but if you keep up with that your travels should be relatively trouble free.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:35 AM   #37
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cruzer:
. On the 2007 Bus we went with Spartan this time so hopefully we'll now be batting 100%.

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First thing wrong on my new motorhome was on Spartan Chassis. Porosity in the hydaulic filter head, which I was told by my dealer was not rare. Of course, there is the infamous Newmar Spartan Essex fan problem chronicled on irv2 in a 100+pages. So, its no quarantee to buy a Spartan either.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:11 PM   #38
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My last MH was a 94 Bounder and I never had any problems with it until our last trip. We traveled from So Cal to Illinois and it seemed that everytime we stopped something else was going wrong. Nothing major but the list was growing. In Illinois one of the springs on our kick down jacks broke and when we pulled into Nashville TN our parking pall broke.
It just so happened that there was an Alpine Rally at the KOA that we chose and we HAD been looking for a new MH and we HAD been looking at the Alpine and figured what the heck LOL

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Old 12-13-2006, 02:36 PM   #39
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So far, so good. The only repair we have had done at the end of a trip was to replace the motor that converts the sofa into a bed.

I'd rather be lucky than good any day.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:49 PM   #40
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I've done a lot of modifications, but very few repairs.

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Old 12-14-2006, 09:30 PM   #41
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We purchased our coach in July '05. We've driven 26K miles and have only repaired three items: lift pump, transfer switch(loose wire nut), electric water heater element (I had drained the tank...oops). The rest are maintenance items and a few loose bolts or screws.
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