Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
1997 Winnebago Minnie

Hiya,

Brand new to this kick butt site! Looking forward to your replies.

I am about to purchase a 1997 Winnebago Minnie 21RB. Is there anything I need to be aware of OR anything I need to keep a keen eye on when doing the inspection. I am brand new to RVing so your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Also, if anyone has this small type of RV, your input into this style would be greatly appreciated - I still have some convincing to do on my wife :-)

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
leboutillier is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-23-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
W4MBG's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Posts: 650
we bought our first RV a few months ago, the 29' version of yours. very well put together rig. still outfitting her. so far only a few local runs to keep her limbered up.
__________________

__________________
1999 Winnebago Minnie 29', Ford V10, Close to stock.
W4MBG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 33
Welcome!
I'm fairly new to this forum also, you'll find a lot of great knowledge here. I'm responding because I know a couple of folks that have newer Minnie 21 footers. They bought 21's for the size and towing capacity (they tow horse trailers) and are very pleased with them.
There are many sites online with pre purchase checklists. My priorities would be to weigh the rig if I could to confirm the weight ratios. Then I would pay particular attention to the roof and seams,exterior doors and windows, looking for leaks or soft spots. Then on to the coach systems. Fresh, gray, and Black water tanks, pumps, drains and vents, check for leaks. Electrical systems, Refrigerator, generator and AC. Propane systems next, heater, stove and refrigerator. Check for leaks. Then I would crawl under the chassis looking for damage or critters. Then I would finish with the engine, tranny, driveline and rear end. Become as familiar with this rig as you can with the current owner.
Like I said, there are a ton of checklists available and diligence now will save you headaches later. Once again, welcome!
OND
__________________
oldnotdead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1973 Minnie Winnie (Winnebago) AmberGotLost Vintage RV's 33 08-16-2011 04:28 PM
transmission in 1997 winnebago adventurer byg Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 09-28-2010 09:27 PM
HWH slideout 1997 Winnebago Ohsirr MH-General Discussions & Problems 2 07-26-2010 10:10 PM
Winnebago Industries Honors Dealers with the Circle of Excellence Award DriVer RV Industry Press 0 05-26-2010 01:57 PM
Winnebago Industries Circle of Excellence Reciepients 2008 DriVer RV Industry Press 4 05-20-2008 04:40 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.