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Old 02-28-2023, 11:10 AM   #1
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2002 Winnebago Adventurer still in service

We have a 2002 Adventurer with a W20 chassis , 8.1 with the Allison transmission It has 94,000 miles and for the most part we've had very few problems. All recalls accomplished along with oil changes every 3000 miles and transmission serviced every two years by the local Allison dealer. Everything works great . We're thinking about the age and mileage of the coach.

We're planning a couple trips this year and are interested in the experiences of other RV'Rs. We still race and attend car shows and we take our fur babies with us so the RV is a must.
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Old 02-28-2023, 11:13 AM   #2
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Have you had any exhaust manifold problems?
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Old 02-28-2023, 06:16 PM   #3
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Our '96 was still going strong when we traded it for our current coach.

But...the Otto Park system was a recurring problem. It needed two new ACs. The pressboard cabinets were staring to deteriorate significantly. And so on. The age-related problems could all be fixed; the basic coach was fine. But after we fixed everything we would still have had a '96 Adventurer.

So think about where it will be in a couple of years, and whether you want to fix it up or replace it. You can see from my sig line what we decided...
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We have an 03 Adventurer 33V on a W20 chassis. Are you growing concerned of the longevity of your coach? It may not be the heaviest Workhorse chassis but its very capable. It is a solid built coach from tires on up. Weve had very few problems with either the chassis or the house components.
It may be an 03 but wed rely on it to go most anywhere. 55,500 mi and going strong.
Fear not, you have a wonderful coach and it will continue to provide you great experiences and memories.
Safe travels!!
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i have a 98 winne vectra grand tour on a p-12 chassis.just under 60 k miles and just replaced all 6 tires i would drive it anywhere.
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Arch Hoagland I haven't had exhaust manifold problems.
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Old 03-01-2023, 09:54 AM   #7
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n2zon looks like you made a good decision. We have two long trips planned and have decided to stick with our coach at least for another year.
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Old 03-01-2023, 10:10 AM   #8
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bobmar our 2002 Adventurer is a 33v W20 as well. I agree with you that it's a solid well built coach. Before we purchased ours 16 years ago I consulted with my brother who had a 2000 Winnebago 35 Adventurer. {still does} He was a 777 Quality Manager for Boeing and had inspected hundreds of coaches and said by far the Adventurer was the best in his opinion. We have a lot of confidence with our coach. Thanks for your response. Safe travels for you as well.
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We're the 2nd owners of our 2000 35ft and we love it. 1st had every record and receipts, and had just replaced tires and brakes. It now has 60k and drove back to S Dakota (about 1500 miles) with no problems. It has the Ford chassis. Did install the Safe T Stabilizer and made a big difference. My only coach but I am totally impressed how she drives and handles. I actually prefer my transmission to the newer over the newer ones. I have more control over the RPM's has the Banks shift kit on it.
It's always been stored inside and this makes a big difference for longevity, still looks new! Anyway I have no plans on changing, very hard to replace her I would think.
I'm currently installing all new oak mouldings around the walls and ceilings, a big job to dress her up a little. My Brother in law has an 016 Bounder ours handles like a dream compared to there noisy, swaying coach. IMO Winnebago did some fine engineering when they built there coaches back in this generation. Good luck and happy travels!
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I love the floor plan on the 35 footer. Knowing what I know now we would have looked for a 35 footer as well. We were unable to store ours inside so its taking a beating here in Tucson but it still looks great and runs great. We thought about getting another coach for awhile but like you decided to keep ours. Two long trips planned this summer hopefully with no problems.
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