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Old 08-27-2016, 10:04 AM   #1
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Change of mind

I really like the Winnebago motor homes. However, I have changed my mind on purchasing another.
I don't want to purchase a new unit. So, in considering which to purchase I have to consider the fact of one being equipped with the famous/infamous auto park system.
I don't think they are safe and I don't intend to ever purchase another motor home so equipped.
I know my 1996 Winnebago Adventurer is old. And, it seems now that every now and then (too often), something needs necessary attention on the auto park system.
To me, it seems this configuration is wimpy and should never have been incorporated into a vehicle, much less a large vehicle for the purpose of simply holding the vehicle in a stationary position whether by the P mark for the shift lever or the so called park brake.
I have learned quite a bit about the auto park system from posts here on ir2. But, I have no desire to contend with such a system.
Oh well, I will now look for the part number for the light switch and most likely have to order it.
Thanks Mr P-30 Chevy.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:57 AM   #2
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I really like the Winnebago motor homes. However, I have changed my mind on purchasing another.
I don't want to purchase a new unit. So, in considering which to purchase I have to consider the fact of one being equipped with the famous/infamous auto park system.
I don't think they are safe and I don't intend to ever purchase another motor home so equipped.
I know my 1996 Winnebago Adventurer is old. And, it seems now that every now and then (too often), something needs necessary attention on the auto park system.
To me, it seems this configuration is wimpy and should never have been incorporated into a vehicle, much less a large vehicle for the purpose of simply holding the vehicle in a stationary position whether by the P mark for the shift lever or the so called park brake.
I have learned quite a bit about the auto park system from posts here on ir2. But, I have no desire to contend with such a system.
Oh well, I will now look for the part number for the light switch and most likely have to order it.
Thanks Mr P-30 Chevy.
I had a 1997 Adventurer and now a 2014 Itasca and I don't know what this auto park is that you are mentioning. The P30 chassis had lousy brakes in my opinion along with some other weak things but the new one is fine. Besides, Winnebago did not build the chassis and they still don't so the make of the coach has nothing to do with any of it.
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:18 PM   #3
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No need to dismiss Winnebago as a possible buy. Autopark is specific to Chevrolet and Workhorse chassis, mainly older ones, I think, but I'm not sure if it disappeared in newer ones.

Ford-based motor homes don't have it. It was a reason for me not to even consider any Chevy/Workhorse based rig that would have been in my price range, since we could only afford older rigs at the time.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:57 PM   #4
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I understand your frustration. So much of this RV'ing equipment is ridiculous.
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:02 PM   #5
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So, in considering which to purchase I have to consider the fact of one being equipped with the famous/infamous auto park system.
I don't think they are safe and I don't intend to ever purchase another motor home so equipped.
I know my 1996 Winnebago Adventurer is old. And, it seems now that every now and then (too often), something needs necessary attention on the auto park system.
Thanks Mr P-30 Chevy.

Please don't get disheartened!
I had a similar 96 with the same issues. After learning how to deal with it, I RVed for several more years with it and traded it in 2011 for a product that had the auto park, but the issues had been resolved.
I wish you many happy years of RVing, and that your next rig will give you much satisfaction.
Every rig will have stuff to fix or monitor. Later products are better, but not ever perfect.
We have been fulltime for over 5 years, and the Journey is still out Destination.
Happy Trails
PS: Please dont get discouraged by posters that have something to say, but nothing to add that has value! Some have not even owned a motorhome.
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Stuffs like these happens. I know how frustrating it can be.
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