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Old 05-21-2023, 10:35 AM   #1
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Verify recall

Before I complete purchase of 2008 Destination 39W would like to verify any recalls have been completed:
Vin 5B4MGF7GX73424240
Thank you in advance,
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HOW DO I FIND IF THERE ARE ANY “OPEN RECALLS” ON MY VEHICLE?
Contact Winnebago Customer Assistance at customercare@wgo.net or 800-537-1885 with your Winnebago Body Serial Number.
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Old 05-21-2023, 11:13 AM   #3
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Thank u n will give them a call
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Before I complete purchase of 2008 Destination 39W would like to verify any recalls have been completed:
Vin 5B4MGF7GX73424240
Thank you in advance,
Bill
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I can tell you that chassis is a 2007 model year R-26 "UFO". Currently I cannot "run" the Vin # thru the database at WCC because the server has been down for weeks now. However, I can tell you that both of the 2007 R-26 vins that I have downloaded previously do show 1 recall, namely 61101-C. It is to replace the rubber cap on the UNUSED side fuel fill into the tank. One of these vins was sold to Coachmen, and the other was sold to WBGO, which probably means your chassis was ordered by WBGO with the same option.

I'm GUESSING that WBGO can confirm IF that chassis was recalled, but I don't think they will know if it was completed or not. Please let us know what you find out from them.

AFAIK, 61101-C was the only recall issued by WCC for the UFO models. They were definitely NOT included in the infamous "brake recall" you may have read about.

There was a TSB issued in May of 2010 as follows:

WORKHORSE CUSTOM CHASSIS SERVICE BULLETIN BULLETIN NO: 60901-CS May 3, 2010 BULLETIN TYPE: Customer Satisfaction
SUBJECT: Electric Fan Clutch and Water Pump Replacement MODELS: All 2007 and 2008 Model Year UFO Chassis with 8.1L GM
Vortec Engine

It has been determined that the electronic fan clutch installed on the UFO chassis identified above may not disengage as intended and may result in excessive stress on the water pump shaft. Consequently, some or all of the following may occur:
- Water pump leak,
- Water pump shaft failure, and
- Engine overheating.
Workhorse Custom Chassis (Workhorse) is issuing this customer satisfaction notice authorizing the installation of a redesigned electronic fan clutch and water pump for the affected UFO chassis.
VEHICLES INVOLVED
All 2007 and 2008 model year UFO chassis equipped with the GM 8.1L Vortec engine.
Dealers must check the WOW system to verify that the vehicle is part of this customer satisfaction field action and that the repair procedure was not previously performed.
OWNER NOTIFICATION
Workhorse will notify owners and body companies regarding this customer satisfaction field action. The repair instructions are listed below and a copy of the owner letter is attached.
DEALER RESPONSIBILITY
Regardless of vehicle time in service or mileage, Workhorse dealers must perform this repair procedure on any affected vehicle at the request of the owner and at no charge to the owner.
2010 Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC. All rights reserved.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
This procedure requires the replacement of the original electronic fan clutch and the water pump with a kit containing a redesigned fan clutch and a new replacement water pump. The water pump gasket must also be replaced. Detailed instructions are found in the REPAIR PROCEDURE section of this bulletin.

Again, I don't know if WBGO can confirm the status of this TSB either.

I believe you MAY be able to get better info from a WCC / Navistar ASC such as the guys at: www.urvp.com Ask for Jon or Alan.
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Outstanding info Ed n appreciate the effort...will contact all parties n post what I find...thank you,bill
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Hi Bill. Im sure you are super excited about this coach. The UFO chassis coaches are super cool and very beautiful inside and out. Almost everyone who owns them absolutely love them. And for good reason.

That said, there are a few very important components for that chassis that are rare and very difficult to find, new or used. I know several people on this forum have UFO coaches and they love them because of how they are built and having the rear engine. However, some are finding components like the Chassis Control Module nearly impossible to find. The Wabco brake system is often problematic as well. Its hard enough finding a Workhorse Service Center that will work on a W series chassis these days. Its almost impossible to find a WSC willing to look at a R26.

Not trying to scare you away from the R26 chassis, just want you to understand the complexities if these now orphaned chassis. If you are getting the thing for $40k or less then you should be ok. If you have to pay a premium for the coach then there are likely better options than the R26.
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