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Old 08-24-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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I waited seven years for a solution to not being able to fill my fuel tank beyond 3/4. I know many others have or had this same problem. Although I made inquires to Winnebago Industries and my dealer over all those years I got no satisfaction....only "if a solution is found you'll be notified"
Well...a solution was found...Ford was supplying a replacement tank and WI was paying for four hours of labor.....but I wasn't notified...I found out on another RV Forum. So I called both my dealer and Winnebago and after a little hassle a tank was sent to my Ford dealer. On the day of replacement my Ford dealer informed that the cross members under the tank...where my jacks are bolted...were welded to the frame. Those would have to be cut and re-welded...adding at least 400 dollars to the cost...plus a few hours beyond the four hours allotted by WI. Sooo I am still filling my tank 3/4 full and my Ford dealer has a new, very large bird bath.

Anybody else have problems with this "solution"?
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I waited seven years for a solution to not being able to fill my fuel tank beyond 3/4. I know many others have or had this same problem. Although I made inquires to Winnebago Industries and my dealer over all those years I got no satisfaction....only "if a solution is found you'll be notified"
Well...a solution was found...Ford was supplying a replacement tank and WI was paying for four hours of labor.....but I wasn't notified...I found out on another RV Forum. So I called both my dealer and Winnebago and after a little hassle a tank was sent to my Ford dealer. On the day of replacement my Ford dealer informed that the cross members under the tank...where my jacks are bolted...were welded to the frame. Those would have to be cut and re-welded...adding at least 400 dollars to the cost...plus a few hours beyond the four hours allotted by WI. Sooo I am still filling my tank 3/4 full and my Ford dealer has a new, very large bird bath.

Anybody else have problems with this "solution"?
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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Luckily I don't have your problem. Have you tried having your dealer contact Winnebago customer service? With an explanation of the problem in replacement they just might step up for you.
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Elphy, did you really expect a free fix after seven years?

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Yes, Troth...I did expect a solution ..not just after seven years but from day one. It was a manufacturing error that neither Ford or Winnebago would admit too. They finally just compromised....but the fix should not have cost an owner anything...it should have been a recall...seven years ago.
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