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Old 08-05-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm new to RVing and new to this forum. I just purchased a 1987 Itasca Sunflyer 31' class A, P30 chassis 454 w/ 71k. I have taken a few trips out and am feeling pretty darn good about my purchase (no real issues).

I do have some questions though, and although you may not have the answers, I am hopeful you can point me in the right direction. I am also fairly confident that this post may be in the wrong location and may upset some long time forum-ers, in that case I apologize - moderators feel free to re-locate.

I have located some basic info on Winnebago's website and was able to find brochures and basic data on my coach. It is the small stuff I haven't figured out.
1. Where do I go to get new wipers, what size, brand etc.
2. What kind of headlight replacements do I shop for, where, what size style etc.
3. Where can I get an exterior porch light lens cover? The winnebago catalog doesn't have one.

I know that stuff sounds silly, but those are really the only things I have concerns about.

Its very solid, everything works, great interior. I am rebuilding my shurflow potable water pump as it had a leak in the switch housing. I have ordered some new LED tail lights for safety and reliability. Just resealed the roof with liquid rubber, that stuff is awesome. Knock-on-wood she is in pretty good shape and I feel like I got a screaming good deal on the rig, I'd tell you how much but its more fun to hear people guess.

Oh one more thing - Under the coach, I have what appears to be an air compressor styler tank. One hose goes into one of my basement storage compartments and has what appears to be a valve stem identical to what you would find on a car tire. The other line goes under the hood and connects to a pull lever under the steering wheel. When you pull the lever it releases air. What could this be for? is it aftermarket? Kind of at a loss on this one.

I hope I found a welcoming RV community here, and look forward to hearing some answers, suggestions and maybe a few guesses. Thanks for having me.

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Check out the motion detector light as a replacement for your porch lite. I have 3 on my rig and they are great. A bit spendy but easy to install. Have fun and welcome!
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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from NH. Nice looking coach. Any auto parts store will assist you on wiper replacement. Ebay is place where you can find other RV replacement parts from RV venders. Good luck and safe travels.
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Welcome to irv2. Your RV sure looks to be in great condition. Hope you enjoy it here. I'll move this to our Vintage section where hopefully you'll get some help on your issues.
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Very nice both inside and out. I hope you have many enjoyable trips and years with her.
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Thank you all for the warm welcome and suggestions! They are all very much appreciated!

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Wow, that '87 is in beautiful shape. Welcome!
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The air being released is coming from a compressor located somewhere. It may be for air horns, inflating your tires when/if necessary, front or rear air bags if installed, or for filling air mattresses/beach toys? On a 454 chassis, it's definitely aftermarket.

Headlights, wiper blades, stuff like that, are generally over the counter items at any good auto supply. On occasion, you do need to be creative. Like when the counterman asks you what year and model motor home you have? This is mindless habit on his part. Ask him to match the part you have in your hand. It's very unlikely he'll be able to find a listing for that particular application.
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The air being released is coming from a compressor located somewhere. It may be for air horns, inflating your tires when/if necessary, front or rear air bags if installed, or for filling air mattresses/beach toys? On a 454 chassis, it's definitely aftermarket.

Headlights, wiper blades, stuff like that, are generally over the counter items at any good auto supply. On occasion, you do need to be creative. Like when the counterman asks you what year and model motor home you have? This is mindless habit on his part. Ask him to match the part you have in your hand. It's very unlikely he'll be able to find a listing for that particular application.
Thanks, great info!
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