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Old 09-22-2016, 01:25 PM   #1
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Winnebago View

Thinking of purchasing a 2017 winnegabo View G.
Dose it matter where u purchase the MH or do u just shop price?
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:11 AM   #2
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I shop price, but select a reputable dealer.. generally based on a recommendation from someone.

But to answer your question more directly, I purchased 8 hours drive from my home.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:14 AM   #3
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The closer you buy from Forest City, the fewer delivery miles will be on the vehicle. Delivery miles are put on during the critical break in period.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:30 AM   #4
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Thanks, I was wondering if I bought in one state the dealers in another would service the unit
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:58 AM   #5
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I bought out of state, 3 hours from home. Went with a price that was $6K less than closest dealer for a rig that really didn't have all the options I wanted. Ordered instead of buying off lot. This worked for me. Only real warranty issue was a kinked rear air bag line that I repaired myself. There are several independent repair shops around me and my thought was that I was $6K ahead so any work I might need and I couldn't get local dealer help I could cover. Better reviews for local independent than dealer service
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:11 AM   #6
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The simplest thing is to buy from a local dealer that you trust. You will need follow up warranty work of some sort. We had to purchase our unit from Ohio because that was location that had what we needed. We are located in NC and had to find an equivalent replacement for insurance when previous unit was totaled. I am having to use a local shop for Winnebago warranty work and will see how that goes. I previously purchased from them and hope that will help. Was told that they tend to service units purchased there FIRST!
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:11 AM   #7
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I live in San Diego and bought my Itasca Navion in Ohio. The local dealer was asking full MSRP and the one in Ohio had a price that was about 25% below MSRP. Well worth the trip. As far as service the only local authorized dealer (La Mesa RV) has about a 2 month wait for service appointments whether the unit was purchased from them or not. I did find that the La Mesa RV in Yuma could get me in with just a few weeks notice - I used them for an LP hose recall. To take care of my "punch list" after almost a year of ownership I stopped by the Winnebago factory in Iowa - great service there and I was going to the East Coast anyway. If your schedule doesn't allow for long trips you may be better off buying from a nearby dealer if you can find one that you are comfortable with - I couldn't so went the long distance route.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:01 PM   #8
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Smile Happy View J model

I just purchased a 2017 View from my local Dealer after price shopping units closer to factory. paid 25% less than MSRP. Love the View. The Mercedes diesel is sure a plus. on our shake down cruise we put on 1200 miles and worked out all the wrinkles of operation.

before accepting unit verify all 110 outlets work use a light up tester on battery, gen, and full plug in operation. we had 2 outlets that didn't work and the inverter also had some issues.
check your black customer pouch, ours did not have Mercedes service/operation manuals.
also test drive for air noises (drivers side door / windshield.
make sure the DEF tank is full!

Cant say enough about the handling and quality is great. Got chased out of Yellowstone by a snow storm! but still a fun trip
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I got a very good deal from a local dealer in the PNW. I did not know at the time, that I would have so many problems. The industry is not like cars. You will have some issues. The first year will drive you crazy. You will learn a lot. Buy local, because you will return to your selling dealer. My friends bought a WGO motorhome last winter. Their dealer stopped selling WGO products and they have to go to a shop many miles away. The good news is they do get service.
Buy local, get a good price, ask a lot of questions, read this ang other blogs like the Yahoo skinny Winnie's.
Most of the issues I had were not Mercedes related, tires with screws when I picked it up but did not see. Rember there is no TPW so make the dealer check the tires. If low make them check for screws. My AC never worked well and getting it fixed was hard. Other issues were fixed by my dealer.
I love my service writer because he understands that we don't bring in stuff that is not real. I think the Techs are too quick to say no trouble found.
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I also was told by my dealer if you buy local they will get you in for service..if you buy elsewhere they'll fit you in. Now, the dance on price. We decided we wanted the 2017 V, I wanted the G because of the bed in back, the way the toilet flushed (foot is fine actually) but I didn't like not having a ladder on the back. I have two sons who are older teens and may not be with us always but...I needed the sleeping couch... so the V it was.. with the overhead bed too. So I decide I'm ordering what I want then, they don't discount much % off the MSRP when ordering maybe 22 %... I would have driven to IA (1500 miles) and picked up there had the discount made it worth my while...so local I went. After reading all the forums I decided the double pane windows...so glad I did, diesel gen set, bathroom upgraded fan...you know you need that..solar and a few others. Good luck. There are some upgrades you will want after you drive it too tire extenders for checking air pressure or the tireminder system, sway bars etc
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2017 view V

Has anyone recently purchased a View with the Mercedes motor an chassis? If so did you get the Mercedes manual with your package? If so was it specific to your coach or was it a sprinter application?
Word of advise don't sign off on the PDI until they verify all component operations. Have all 110 recepticals verified Make sure all components work on Elect, Gen and battery operation. If you wait an schedule in with a campers world get ready for a slow cumbersome process
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Has anyone recently purchased a View with the Mercedes motor an chassis? If so did you get the Mercedes manual with your package? If so was it specific to your coach or was it a sprinter application?
Word of advise don't sign off on the PDI until they verify all component operations. Have all 110 recepticals verified Make sure all components work on Elect, Gen and battery operation. If you wait an schedule in with a campers world get ready for a slow cumbersome process
Well, a View is ONLY built on the Mercedes chassis, and nothing else. The vehicle owners manual should be included, and yes, it will most likely be the generic 2500/3500 Sprinter van manual. It will contain everything you need to know about the cab and chassis, its just that it contains information about parts of the van you don't have, just ignore these.

A View, like all Winnebago products, will also come with a black cloth pouch with dividers. It will have a spiral bound manual with all of the manuals reprinted, for the appliances you have (and then a few you don't), and then stuff that is not included in that manual, will have loose instruction manuals in a pocket in the black pouch. Wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, and parts manuals FOR THE COACH are found on the Winnebago industries web site under resources.

I was lucky. I bought my View used through a dealer/broker, from the estate of the original owners. Every scrap of paperwork was in the black pouch, even including the original sales contract that showed how crazy high priced the unit was in 2007. The buyer, after figuring his '95 model trade in, and interest on the borrowed money, was going to end up paying something like $155,000 for the View!!!

I got unlucky in that someone, and I suspect the dealer/broker, cleaned out the interior, and threw out or stole everything that wasn't nailed down. The cup holder inserts in the dinette table, all of the fridge shelves, a whole bunch of little things, were all missing and I had to spend money to replace them.

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2007 Winnebago View 523H on a 2006 Dodge (Daimler-Chrysler aka Mercedes) Sprinter 3500 chassis (T1N). Bought Sept 2015 with 18K miles on it, Prog Ind HW30C, Prog Dymanics PD4645, Chill Grille, PML/Yourcovers.com deep alum trans pan, AutoMeter 8558 trans temp gauge, Roadmaster sway bar, Fantastic Ultra Breeze hood, added OEM parabolic mirrors and RH aspherical mirror.
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Buying local versus out of state

This is a great forum. I was reading your posts for few weeks and really enjoyed it. I was thinking about purchasing second RV for some time since my old 1996 travel trailer suffered water damage from roof leak. I considered fixing it but I was given quotes for repair around $5,000 plus. I think that instead of sinking money in this old unit I will buy a new one. I decided on Winnebago view 24J. It is only for me an my wife. I shopped locally but also found identically equipped unit for $18,000 cheaper from Ohio dealer. I am little concerned about buying from dealer I know nothing about. Would it be against forum rules to ask forum members about this out of state dealer? I will wait for someone to warn me against it before I ask. It could be only private email message with positive or negative review. Thank you in advance.
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