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Old 12-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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we just purchased a one owner 2011 Winnebago Access Premier 26ft. Class C
we live in Canada but winter in the southwest. We really like the righ except...
: Cannot change from kil. to miles.... I guess Winnebago goes with the cheaper instrument cluster....no "how many miles til empty etc..just trip A & B. really ticked about that.... called W. they said call Ford... Ford says W. orders those basic to just meet Cdn. Std. requirements.

Sewer hose will not fit in bumper. W. says put it in the small comparment on passenger side. (not really a good solution) and for the Premier model: no inverter and no. automatic 120 V to generator ...have to plug into the generator by hand ..

only one way air for fantastic fan in living room.

Maserator pump to empty gray water.... more time consuming when line up

cannot put wheel extenders on for putting air in tires.

so many things we really like about the rig.... but a few inconveniences as well.

thanks for listening..... Kelly
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Sounds like you got a nice rig, but it has a few annoying features. Unfortunately it seems like most of them have some drawbacks but we enjoy them nonetheless. Congrats and have fun.
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we just purchased a one owner 2011 Winnebago Access Premier 26ft. Class C
we live in Canada but winter in the southwest. We really like the righ except...
: Cannot change from kil. to miles.... I guess Winnebago goes with the cheaper instrument cluster....no "how many miles til empty etc..just trip A & B. really ticked about that.... called W. they said call Ford... Ford says W. orders those basic to just meet Cdn. Std. requirements.

Sewer hose will not fit in bumper. W. says put it in the small comparment on passenger side. (not really a good solution) and for the Premier model: no inverter and no. automatic 120 V to generator ...have to plug into the generator by hand ..

only one way air for fantastic fan in living room.

Maserator pump to empty gray water.... more time consuming when line up

cannot put wheel extenders on for putting air in tires.

so many things we really like about the rig.... but a few inconveniences as well.

thanks for listening..... Kelly
We too have a Winnebago Access Premier and have to agree with some of your comments.

Regarding Kilometers vs. Miles displayed on the odometer, I would assume changing that is possible using a programming tool used by a dealer. I would call around to several different Ford dealers and see if that is a configurable option....I would expect it would be.

Regarding the miles/kilos to empty, that would be a nice feature (missing in the US chassis version as well!). However, there are too many variables that could affect the estimate (terrain, change in driving habits - i.e. driver change, etc.). When I get close to a 1/4 tank I am always on the lookout for a decent gas station. Even at 1/4 I am always a little uneasy until I get a fill-up. There are way too many places out in the Midwest where gas stations can be hundreds of miles apart (I know of one stretch that is close to 300 miles.) I am sure there are areas in Canada that are the same.

Regarding the storage of the server hose, the location of the chassis mounting bolts inside the bumper do prevent storing sewer hoses. I clamped a sewer storage tube to the bumper (see attachment) and store my hoses in there. They are fairly in expensive and can be found at Amazon, Camping World, etc. Storing a sewer hose in the bumper can cause premature bumper rust which is also solved by the storage tube.

Regarding the inverter, I believe that was an option in ours that we had to pay extra for, definitely a nice extra feature for extra long trips.

Regarding the 120V to generator changeover, that would be a nice feature but honestly it wouldn't be used that much (only would kick in if shore power was off). For me I also like to know why shore power goes out before changing over to generator.

Regarding the fantastic fan, why reverse? We just open another window and pull the air out of the unit. Personal preference I would expect.

As for wheel extenders, you can install them yourself. I have them on mine. You can get the flexible ones that you install yourself (but are prone to failure if they disconnect from the bracket holding them to the outer tire) or you can get the chrome ones that you have a tire place install (much better but more expensive). The tire "holes" on the wheels need to line up for you to install them - honestly don't know if you accidentally miss align the "holes".

Regarding the maserator for the grey water tank, I agree. I guess that is a result of the location of the grey tank and the generator. Holding down the pump button under the outside shower door is a pain.

Happy Camping!!!
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Thank you,we are really enjoying this rig.
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I had a 2011 Access and I added an adapter to empty the grey by moving the sewer hose to the rear. At full hook up sites I just used a Y pipe and I had a cable release drain inside so as I could empty grey between showers without going outside. I still left the macerator and original crossover connected.
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