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Old 08-30-2021, 02:50 PM   #1
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Newbie question regarding Sunstar vs Vista

Can anyone tell me the difference between a sunstar and a vista MH?

Also, what is the difference between a Sunstar or vista and adventurer? Many of the posts I read on google seem to suggest that the only difference is full body paint? That does not seem correct to me based on the price difference, but I thought I would ask.

I have decided that I would like to purchase a 30' A, and Winnebago seems the best built RV for my price point. I would appreciate hearing from owners who went with a Winnebago for their input and advice.

Thank You in advance

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Old 08-30-2021, 02:58 PM   #2
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I have a Vista LX with full body paint and totally happy with it. Two small warrenty issues when new that dealer fixed. Don't ask me about Gulfstream.
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The Vista and Sunstar (27n) models were identical. There were no quality differences, and the options and available colors were even the same. Both models stayed identical until they were combined and renamed "Adventurer".

There were only about ten options that could be ordered, including full body or half-body paint schemes, but not much else because they all came pretty loaded. That may be why they were moved out of the Vista/Sunstar line.

I don't think anything (except minor styling changes and the MSRP!) is much different since the name change to Adventurer. They've been building them since 2013, with very little changes, so they must have been successful for Winnie.

PS - IMHO all three are GREAT choices for a smaller class A.
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According to Winnebago website, all 3 still exist with the Adventurer costing more. Friends of mine just bought a 2022 Sunstar, very nice coach
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Can anyone tell me the difference between a sunstar and a vista MH?

Also, what is the difference between a Sunstar or vista and adventurer? Many of the posts I read on google seem to suggest that the only difference is full body paint? That does not seem correct to me based on the price difference, but I thought I would ask.

I have decided that I would like to purchase a 30' A, and Winnebago seems the best built RV for my price point. I would appreciate hearing from owners who went with a Winnebago for their input and advice.

Thank You in advance

Rob
Need more information on exactly which model you are looking at and year.
However for now, The Adventurer is the top of the line Gas model that Winnebago offers. It does have more features than the Sunstar and or Vista models.
Better quality materials and different paint and color schemes. the Adventurer will also have things like 3 places to level the coach from and tank monitors in various places. these are the things that make it more expensive. Or at least it did until they combines Itasca and Winnebago and killed off Itasca (Sunstar), Winnebago (Vista). I think I got that right.
Now the Vista and Sunstar are basically the same but don't share floor plans with the Adventurer.
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Old 09-03-2021, 01:20 PM   #6
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The Vista and Sunstar are the same coach. They are even built on the same line. The Adventurer is a step up in Class A grade level. It basically replaces what used to be the Vista and Sunstar LX models. The Adventurer comes with full body paint and I believe all Adventurer models come with a heavier chassis that supports 22.5 wheels. I am not sure what Adventurers are actually selling for but the list price seems high to me which makes a comparable Tiffin or Newmar worth looking at. I say that as a 2 time Winnebago owner that thinks they usually provide the best value in a gas class A.
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If you're buying new, the Vista and Sunstar models all have short king and queen beds (75"). On the Adventurer, all have standard beds except for the 29B. We have a 2015 Itasca Sunstar that is pretty much identical to the Adventurer 27N (and it has a standard queen bed).
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As others have said, it likely comes down to the types of materials and features.

We had a 2017 Vista for close to five years and it was excellent. The Vista and Sunstar will have slightly lower quality materials than the Adventurer. For instance, most of the wood cabinets in my Vista were “wrapped”, and the Adventurer is likely solid wood. The Vista rode on 19.5” wheels and the next level up will have 22” wheels. My Vista had a gas-only hot water heater, not a gas/electric model.

I’d take the time to do research and look at both models. They are both great at their price point; it just depends on what you want.
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Frame & Tire sizes look the same based on chassis.

Other than the paint job, most other differences are in things like countertop materials, upholstery coverings, and some base model default items.
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Can anyone tell me the difference between a sunstar and a vista MH?

Also, what is the difference between a Sunstar or vista and adventurer? Many of the posts I read on google seem to suggest that the only difference is full body paint? That does not seem correct to me based on the price difference, but I thought I would ask.

I have decided that I would like to purchase a 30' A, and Winnebago seems the best built RV for my price point. I would appreciate hearing from owners who went with a Winnebago for their input and advice.

Thank You in advance

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Frame & Tire sizes look the same based on chassis.

Other than the paint job, most other differences are in things like countertop materials, upholstery coverings, and some base model default items.
You’re right. I thought the adventurer had the better chassis.
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