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Old 06-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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My wife and I just bought a 1990 Itasca Sunflyer and drove it 150 miles home. It has it's issues to be sure, (we paid 6500), but all in all with the cleaning we've done, getting the generator going and holding a full load, repairing the in-dash AC, and tuning up the motor, we're looking forward to getting to take our first trip.

Still got a few more things on the list to fix. Electric steps are inop, the levelers that raise and lower the motorhome are inop, (I believe the compressor is the culprit here....climbing into close quarters to get at that), a few small leaks on the interior water lines.....hmmm....and oh yeah one other minor issue.....the emergency brake doesn't work!

.....At any rate I paid more for less in a truck and a car before. I think we can get this up and running with some elbow grease and some bucks. No noticeable use of oil, has 40k on the motor, used approx. 25 gallons for the return trip. If anybody tells you to check the tires for dry rot....listen. lost one on the left rear dully on the way home......

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard, there is a lot of good info to help with the fixes and projects on this site.

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Old 06-15-2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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Congratulation on the purchase of your Sunflyer. Winnebago makes great coaches. It sounds like yours has not been maintained well but I believe you will get it back in good shape.

If you have HWH jacks consider calling them at 800-321-3494. They are customer friendly people and can help you diagnose your problem. On your step issue if you have Kwikee steps they have a web site with lots of info. CLICK HERE

I encourage you to visit the Winnebago Forum with questions. We have a great group who like to help when they can. Lastly we have a Winnebago Chat every Tuesday night at 9 PM EDT. Feel free to joins us with any questions you have and we may be able to help in some way.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:21 AM   #4
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Congrats on your purchase. You already know that you will have fixes to do before you have it the way you want. Don't worry what you don't know or understand this forum is the best to help. If they don't know they will lead you in the right direction. We also purchased an older MH and have enjoyed the fixes to make is right. On those occasions that I didn't know about something I asked and they answered.

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Old 06-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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Update! We got the air leveling system working with an auxilliary compressor. The motor that drives the pistons on the primary was fried. Taking the motor off and rewiring it. Will bench check it and hopefully reinstall it and all will be fine.

As for the steps not working I told my wife to jump and I'll catch her......oops! sorry hun! Can I help you up?!
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new coach. There is always something that needs to be fixed on a coach even if it's new. Take your time and enjoy.

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