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Old 07-22-2016, 05:57 AM   #15
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I have a 2013 sprinter with 45,000 miles on her. The standard oil service at the Mercedes dealer "A" is about $350 and "B" $450.00. You need to change the fuel filter at 20,000 and costs 350.00. The Mercedes techs at Our Winnebago GNR are recommending 10,000 mile oil changes because it is a RV not a van. You can change the oil yourself if you buy the oil Mobil one at NAPA on sale (spec 229.52 stock no. 121218). Use only MB parts and filters. Hourly rates at MB dealer are $199 a hour and Freightliner $159. Transmission oil change recommended by 40,000 miles less if towing can run $485 to $650. As you can see it is more expensive than a Ford chassis but the ride is very good, handleing better and mileage is 14.5 to 16.5. The higher the price of gas the lower the difference. Sprinters need to be serviced by a MB dealer or Freightliner since they are the only ones that have the computer program to read the service codes and fluid levels. Service locations are expanding more each year but the west USA are limited. A good towing plan is necessary such as Coachnet.

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Old 10-12-2016, 02:16 PM   #16
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2017 view V model

Just purchased a 2017 View, reading the operators manual for winterization it says to remove the water filter under the sink and to install a diverter plug to plug the hole when blowing out system. My local Camping word, parts and service have no clue what this plug is or where I may buy one. Any Ideas?

also had a rude awakening of what Camper world considers good customer service. have it in now for issues they did not find on the PDI? anyway I won't complain or comment until I have all the results and facts.

Anyone considering buying this unit I would be glad to provide you with some tips to make your experience better.

is there a good hot line or ph # for Winnebago factory Quality Control?

This is a fantastic unit, just need to work out some minor issues.

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The plug should have come with the RV, check in under the sink or bottom of the closet, drawers or owners manual bag.
We leave our plug in all the time because my wife won't drink the water, but she let's me do the dishes and wash our hands, go figure.

When winterizing remember to run a little through the out side shower and the two low point drains. The low pt. drains are neglected they are short but could cause a problem later. I also run a small amount in the line to the water heater after the diversion valve.

When you bring it out in the spring; run water from the shore water line through all you lines first it takes a lot to clean out the RV antifreeze.
Which model did you purchase, if you buy an extended service plan check out Good Sam their prices are very good and those that I know using Good Sam have had good service.

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The plug was in the filter base when I purchased mine. If the filter was in there could be a possibility that CW threw it out. There have been problems with included things disappearing at the dealer before purchase. There is no Customer service you can call. Any problems call Service at 1-800-537-1885. I found if you call them with a big problem they will put it in your file and when Camping World calls them they approve the fix faster and tell them how to fix it. There is a Yahoo website that can answer your questions and give you ideas on modifications. It is https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/View-Navion/info You can get parts at http://www.lichtsinn.com/ for the coach part. They will give you a 10% discount for being a WIT member.

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