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Old 08-21-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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Winnebago Navion 24V

We are thinking of buying a used Winnebago Navion 24V. Can anyone tell me their experience with one?

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Old 08-22-2016, 06:02 PM   #2
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Love the navion ours is a 24v 2014 32,000 miles no problems pleasure to drive goes everywhere great for state and national parks.

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Old 08-23-2016, 01:09 AM   #3
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Our second Sprinter based RV. The 2014 24V floor plan has worked out to be best for our use.
We like two separate living spaces created by the curtain.
We use it mostly in the twin bed configuration so as to not disturb each other if we get up in the middle of the night.
We go to bed and rise at different times the curtain works best for us so I don't get into trouble with the boss.
We don't have the cabover mostly because we like the appearance better or IQ profile but also so that we don't use it to store more junk.
Slightly larger shower / bath room than the other models.
We typically only live in it for about 2 months at a time with some weekending on occasion. We haven't ever run out of storage space, but then we are careful to buy things only that we need. Best to find out what you use rather than carry extra or things that are unnecessary.
Fuel mileage runs about 15.4 at 65mph to 18 at 55mph or less. We don't tow a toad.
Longest distance traveled RI to Alaska this year which is where we live. We usually stay in the West in the spring then head home when it starts to get too hot.
It is a pleasure to drive, easy to park and maneuver around town.

The only complaint is the road noise from the rear wheels. You need to find a way to quiet that area or put up with the sound level. We sprayed in some sound deadening material but I am planning on more work in this area.

We also never use the table that came with the RV instead we have a 20 inch folding table made by GCI that weighs nothing and can be use inside or out, easily moved around folds up small.
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:51 PM   #4
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We love our 24V, but it has had a number of headaches. On our maiden voyage from Fla to CA, almost all the cabinet latches broke, the chassis door wouldn't lock with the key fob, the shower nozzle had a leak, the under bed cabinet slide broke, the air-conditioner broke and it was in the shop (under warranty) for over 2 months "waiting on a part". I think these are typical problems that have to be addressed and repaired over a number of months and/or trips. Our last trip to the mountains (got back yesterday), was pretty much flawless. However, there is noise that comes from the rear wheels - - -- we don't know what it is. Pulled into a truck repair shop and had it looked at. It's a clinking, metallic noise that sounds like a nut or something in the wheel well. The shop couldn't find a problem. We love the way it drives, very smooth (yet noisy); we love the twin bed configuration for the same reason as the other responder. It's comfortable for two adults and 2 small dogs and we all have a nice routine now. It drives well on the city streets and I do 99% of the driving. My husband is the navigator. We are newbies - - but so far, we haven't had any regrets. Looking forward to our Florida trip in January - Key West, Everglades, and the west coast. My recommendation, look up on line and print a new RV inspection sheet/guide. You should be able to find a check off list that is very comprehensive. Plan to spend HOURS inspecting any RV that you are seriously considering purchasing. That way, you can make sure all the little repairs are made before signing on the dotted line. I wish we had done that. Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:51 AM   #5
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Hopefully you took it back to your dealer for all the repairs.
Our 24V only had two issues: front end alignment toe in adjustment and the TV comes unlatched occasionally.

The alignment normally requires adjustment based on how you load to travel we are usually light.
TV latch should have a lock, which has been added from Home Depot.

We are debating on moving up in model years but we will stay with 24V.

Have fun, our next trip is back to Utah more hiking Zion, Bryce, Arches and Canyon Lands April/May.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:33 PM   #6
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New Navion Owners

We picked up our new Navion 24V this August and have taken her (Iris) on 4 trips so far. There haven't been any problems that weren't of our own creation (RV newbies) and I've been very impressed with the quality overall. We ended up with a cabover bunk which we didn't want, but the extra space is welcome now even though it doesn't look as nice. No regrets about any of the options we selected. I wish there were more space in the shower (or less of me) but, outside of that, I would absolutely make this purchase all over again. Happy trails!
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:21 AM   #7
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Availability of camping spots in National parks, State parks, BLM and Canada's provincial parks is much better under 30 ft.

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