Thanks. Unless I am overlooking something neither of these links do anything but tell me Winnebago’s part number. Which is different than the model number.
I’ve encounter this matter several times. For the latest one, the water pump, has a model number that is clearly readable on the pump. But it is Winnebago's model number NOT Shurflow’s. There is a 99.9% probability that Shurflow makes (made) the exact same pump but with a different model number that they sold to others besides Winnebago.
If I knew that model number, I could buy a rebuild kit for under $40.
(which I think uses the same links you suggested) will sell me the whole pump for $97.94 plus S/H. I can buy a replacement pump for a lot less at most nearly any RV parts dealer. I would actually pay more for a model that is not Winnebago’s private reserve so that if it needs a new diaphragm later I will be able to repair it.
I’ve had this problem of needing to match Winnebago’s special model number with the manufactures standard model number several times. In most cases I was able to find the manufacture the standard model number. But sometimes it took a while and I am still trying to get the standard model number for the water pump.
When I submitted the post I doubted that anyone has tried to make a cross reference of Winnebago’s’ private model numbers to the manufacture’s standard model number. That would be very hard to do without Winnebago’s help.
Winnebago must have some reason, which I cannot fathom, for making it so hard to make repairs. Using super-secret model numbers is just one means to make repairs harder and adds to the cost becasue if you can not find the standard model you will pay more.
Simple changes in the design would make access to equipment much easier. It often takes longer to get to the equipment than to repair it. I would rate their drawings and wiring information a c+ but that is only after I’ve spent many hours figuring out the hidden tricks on how to read them. A how to use guide of about four 4 pages long would have saved me many hours.
I tell anyone that inquiries about a Motor home, that they should not buy one unless they are very handy, or prepared to have their unit sit in a shop 2 to 6 weeks a year. I am still glad I own one, it is just so frustrating that the repair time is about 5 times more than the repair time I spend on my three vehicles and home, combined.