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Old 03-25-2020, 03:13 AM   #1
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Winnebago please enlighten us

Winnebago, please let us customers, those that are left, know what you planning. For the last 2 years you have not produced any Motor homes that most of would buy. You have been killing off your various brands, Itasca and then combining all of the Gas Class A's into basically 2 models not including the Intent, which by the way
Yout Top of the line Adventure appears to not even be up to the standards it use to be.
The Forza 38' models need to have better towing capability. They all can sleep 6 or more and carry 9 but your Toad has weigh less than 4klbs. Last time I checked there is no family hauler that weighs less than 4klbs. Yes you upped the Hitch to a 10klb hitch but you still only get the 2500 Allison transmission, you need the 3000 transmission and a bit more power. Also are you going to offer a King bed in the 38W and 38D?
The Horizon, not looking good as far as sales. It might have something to do with inside design (a boat) and quality.
I will give you kudos for having access to all of the drawings/schematics for Owners to download.
Do something with the paint schemes, black up around the roof just don't cut it. During the summer it is murder on the AC.
Please check with the Chassis manufactures and develope a Fred Class A again. I believe it is a viable option. The fuel mileage will be better and it should be competitive with entry level DP's.
The new diesel engines are very quiet and the problem of too much noise up front should not be an issue. Besides it appears that you have done a great job on noise reduction in you gas class A's much better than other Manufactures.
Hit me up I wanna know should stay or should I go somewhere else.
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I recently looked at their web site, appears the drawings/schematics have been removed from the site. I did not see them.
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Near the bottom of the page, plumbing/wiring diagrams.

https://www.winnebago.com/owners/owner-tools/service
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I love my 2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD with 400 Cummins ISL.
It’s been trouble free. Love the floorplan although they only built these 2006-2008.
As to quality, mine has been really good. Only a few little things easily fixed in the last 13 yrs. The Freightliner Evolution chassis still is a one.
Still looks new, inside and out.
Not sure if they (Winne) changed haven’t really looked at new in a long time.
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supergewl; The bottom line is, you can't buy a Mercedes for the cost of a Yugo. Most RV mfgrs build what sells best, and reduce build costs by using less expensive components. Now you have more options, you may buy a Newmar from Winnebago if you have the coins.





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I recently looked at their web site, appears the drawings/schematics have been removed from the site. I did not see them.
You will find links to all of them in a sticky at the top of this forum.
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The towing capacity, or lack there of, is what pushed us from a Forza to a Newmar. Having 340 hp in a 38'er made me nervous I would be going up a hill, not a mountain, at 20 MPH. And there aren't that many used clown cars available for a toad.

We really liked the floorplan in the Forza
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Near the bottom of the page, plumbing/wiring diagrams.

https://www.winnebago.com/owners/owner-tools/service
Yep, your right. now I see it. Thanks.
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