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Old 10-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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We are considering trading our 2008 Itasca (Winnebago) Navion 24H for a 2013/2014 Winnebago Cambria 27K or 30C. Any advise on what to look for? Any issues or reliability concerns? Thanks,

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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If it's any help, we have a 2005 Aspect, the twin of the Cambria. Built on the Ford E450 chassis, it's been very reliable. The house part has been pretty good also, only a few minor issues. We have almost 70,000 miles on ours. I would not hesitate to buy Winnebago, probably one of the better manufacturers.
The mileage will not be as good as your Navion though! I get ~10 not towing, about 8.5-9 towing our Subaru.
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Burns and Diane, How easy is it to find a Ford dealer that can work on your RV? What fuel mileage can I expect? We don't drive over 55 MPH, even on the interstates and will sometimes be towing a small car.

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Most local Ford dealers will work on Class C motorhomes as long as they don't have to be put on a lift. I found a dealer fairly close by that works on trucks and had him install new shocks, so they are out there. You can call the Ford motorhome service number and they will give you the names and numbers of dealers who will work on motorhomes.
Our mileage is 8.5-9 towing a Subaru Impreza, and around 10-10.5 not towing. Not as good as your Navion, but certainly more room!
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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Hi Hiker...we're looking at the Cambria & Aspect 27k's ourselves and love the floor plan and style. There is another guy on here Richard44 that is the owner of a brand new 27k of the 2013 year.
Here's a bit from him...you may wish to PM him for more info.
Class A or C for newbie?
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I've had my 2005 Itasca Cambria (26') for five years, now, and I've been very impressed by the quality of the coach, from cabinets to electronics. I do wish I'd purchased the 31', however. A "minus" feature that I must mention is that exterior bays, while numerous, have openings of only 7" tall except for one. The interior of the bays is roomy, but sometimes fitting something in through a 7" opening is tricky. One other item that's a bit poorly designed is the necessity to hold up the mattress with one's back in order to reach the water pump and valves for winterization. I've constructed some braces to hold it up. Other than that I can honestly say I've never had a bit of trouble with any of it, no squeaks or rattles, and I'm comfortable living in it for weeks at a time.

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I had a 2006 (26) Cambria and loved it. I agree 100% with the poster on the mattress having to lifted by hand along with a thick bed board to get to the drain valves and water pump, also the water heater shut off valves. I finally cut a door in the side of the bed base. Framed it, and life was easier, but still a pain to winterize. Every thing else was just super on the Cambria, well balanced and with air bags a snap to drive. It actually stores more stuff than it looks like it would.

I tried air lifts for the bed support, could find none that would handle the support with the mattress still on the bed. i also went to the travasack to avoid a cumbersome bed make up.
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We have an 08 Aspect 29H.
Driving set the speed you indicate. You should get 9-10 easy.
My local Ford dealer will not work on a MH. Bay's are not big enough.
I have found 2 local independent service centers that I have used.
I do general Maintenance Myself.
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