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Old 09-19-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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We just purchased a new 2005 Winnebago Adventurer 37B and have just returned from out first outing. We had a relatively good and uneventful trip for our first. We ended up with a short list of things that needed to be fixed I thought, especially based on some of the stories that I have read about.

We had hot water in the toilet and the toilet sprayer didn't work. One side of our electric sofa was off the track and the rear drop down table had been damaged and had to be replaced. We were missing the Quick Connect sewer fitting and there wasn't a window shade on the side entry door. The good news is that we made a quick trip to the dealer and he was able to fix everything on short notice in about 3 1/2 hours. The factory had hooked up the hot water to the toilet instead of the cold, but the sprayer did work, we just didn't know that you had to depress the foot pedal to make it work.

We were gone for 7 days on our trip and stayed the first 3 nights in my brother-in-law's driveway hooked up to water and electricity. He is an experienced motorhome user and was a big help. They live on a farm and it was very quiet there until just before dawn and we started hearing funny popping noises? We couldn't figure it out? We even wondered if it was caused by the propane and it was going to explode or something? It turned out that it was the opening day of goose hunting season and it was shotguns that we were hearing!

We stayed in two great campgrounds on the remaining nights of our journey and had a great time. We logged a little over 2,000 miles and didn't drive so far on any day as to overdo it.

Our biggest problem so far has been my wife is having trouble sleeping at night with either the air conditioner or the heat pump on being too noisey. She sleeps in the back bedroom and I in the front because I am the snorer in the family. We have thought about trading bedrooms to see if that will help or have had it suggested to try an electric heater instead of the heat pump? Any ideas?
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:45 PM   #2
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We just purchased a new 2005 Winnebago Adventurer 37B and have just returned from out first outing. We had a relatively good and uneventful trip for our first. We ended up with a short list of things that needed to be fixed I thought, especially based on some of the stories that I have read about.

We had hot water in the toilet and the toilet sprayer didn't work. One side of our electric sofa was off the track and the rear drop down table had been damaged and had to be replaced. We were missing the Quick Connect sewer fitting and there wasn't a window shade on the side entry door. The good news is that we made a quick trip to the dealer and he was able to fix everything on short notice in about 3 1/2 hours. The factory had hooked up the hot water to the toilet instead of the cold, but the sprayer did work, we just didn't know that you had to depress the foot pedal to make it work.

We were gone for 7 days on our trip and stayed the first 3 nights in my brother-in-law's driveway hooked up to water and electricity. He is an experienced motorhome user and was a big help. They live on a farm and it was very quiet there until just before dawn and we started hearing funny popping noises? We couldn't figure it out? We even wondered if it was caused by the propane and it was going to explode or something? It turned out that it was the opening day of goose hunting season and it was shotguns that we were hearing!

We stayed in two great campgrounds on the remaining nights of our journey and had a great time. We logged a little over 2,000 miles and didn't drive so far on any day as to overdo it.

Our biggest problem so far has been my wife is having trouble sleeping at night with either the air conditioner or the heat pump on being too noisey. She sleeps in the back bedroom and I in the front because I am the snorer in the family. We have thought about trading bedrooms to see if that will help or have had it suggested to try an electric heater instead of the heat pump? Any ideas?
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:23 PM   #3
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Art, Welcome to the IRV2 website, glad everything turned out great for you on your first outing, and that the dealer was able to correct everything that wasn't working. .... Enjoy! Ed.S
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Hi Art;We are wondering if you and your wife might like the mattress warmer for cool nights instead of the heat pumps...We bought ours at K Mart and just love it..then you can use heat pumps for evenings or mornings..We turn our mattress warmer on about one hour before bedtime and it feels heavenly.....
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Artt, welcome to iRV2 and we are glad to have you join us. Congratulations on you new rig. Glad to hear that everything is working out. Do you have a fron and rear air? If it is ducted you may find that if you set the front air up you can turn off the rear air (less noise) untill the wife gets usedto the noises it makes coming on and off. Used to live next to a railroad track. After awhile you didn't even know they were passing. Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:11 AM   #6
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Paulmargede:

What a wonderful idea! It does get noisy at night with the roof top air running or the heater, but we still have a "sound machine" running as well. My husband snores, and the "sound machine" is a big help.

I really like the idea of a mattress heater though. When you're in bed, it doesn't really matter to me about the room temperature. I'm going shopping!

Thanks for the hint!



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by paulmargde:
Hi Art;We are wondering if you and your wife might like the mattress warmer for cool nights instead of the heat pumps...We bought ours at K Mart and just love it..then you can use heat pumps for evenings or mornings..We turn our mattress warmer on about one hour before bedtime and it feels heavenly..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Paulmargede,WELCOME TO Irv2 AND,CONGRADULATIONS on your new rig.Enjoy & happy campin'.
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