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Old 11-29-2022, 02:48 PM   #169
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Search for Vienna and villagio by Renegade RV.... And you should find it. Message me again if you come up empty.
I just purchased a Vienna and I'm trying to pickup useful information anywhere I can. I see repeated references to the FB group for the Vienna so I thought I better signup for Facebook to get into that group. I have been declined by the moderators because I just signed up for FB. Not very friendly if you ask me.
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I just purchased a Vienna and I'm trying to pickup useful information anywhere I can. I see repeated references to the FB group for the Vienna so I thought I better signup for Facebook to get into that group. I have been declined by the moderators because I just signed up for FB. Not very friendly if you ask me.
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Donít feel like the Lone Ranger Doug. Iíve been on Facebook for a few years now and have been declined membership several times. I also own a Vienna. I finally stopped trying
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:44 AM   #171
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I am baffled at this level of scrutiny and defense. What's the issue? Is this group of moderators afraid I actually own a mini-wini and I'm trying to steal internal secrets. These groups exist for likeminded people, and in this case co-owners of a certain brand can get together online and share info and experiences.
I would truly like to know, if there are any of the moderators on this obviously
elite group that read this post please tell me what you are protecting. Do you feel like you have enough REAL members that you choose to close the door behind you?

Curious.... Doug
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Old 11-30-2022, 06:54 PM   #172
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If it's any consolation, I'm trying to wean myself off FB, including the Renegade group. Too many helpless people who refuse to read manuals and can't do basic internet searches. Too much talk about interior decoration and recipes for me. Too many check-writers and not enough DIY'ers. I think the discussions over here are more interesting.
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Old 12-01-2022, 09:13 AM   #173
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I appreciate the response, I really do. I recently turned 70 and felt that one of my major life's accomplishments was that I never got on Facebook. But I bought this new motorhome, felt a little overwhelmed about all the pro's and cons of the Vienna and motor homing in general that I thought I'd try to get educated. It's a true statement of my concern that I finally signed up for what I consider one of the worst things that ever happened to the world, only to be told I can't sit with the cool kids.

I'm with you, I'm off the FB wagon and will look to class acts like you for tips on how not to step on my ....
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Old 12-01-2022, 09:49 AM   #174
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I'm with you about FB, Doug. The thing that the FB Renegade group has is volume of conversation. There are several thousand members, and a lot of active participants. But as you know, quality is not the same thing as quantity. And the amount of practical, dispassionate problem-solving (as opposed to complaining) and accurate advice (as opposed to uninformed but strongly held opinion) is often discouraging and off-putting to me. I don't know anything about Viennas but I'll certainly respond to your posts if I have anything useful to contribute.
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Old 12-01-2022, 09:53 AM   #175
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Oh, and if they don't let guys like Frank in, then it's not a group worth joining anyway. He's owned more Renegades than the average bear - I almost bought his Explorer a few years ago. He would be a net-add to any Renegade group. Their loss.
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Old 12-01-2022, 08:04 PM   #176
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I just purchased a Vienna and I'm trying to pickup useful information anywhere I can. I see repeated references to the FB group for the Vienna so I thought I better signup for Facebook to get into that group. I have been declined by the moderators because I just signed up for FB. Not very friendly if you ask me.
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Doug,

Are you trying to join the Renegade Facebook site or the specific Vienna & Villagio group?

The Vienna & Villagio group link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5606...ussion/preview

If you put a request in make sure to scroll down and answer all the questions. I missed a couple questions and was not approved. It took three tries for me to gain access. The best part of this group is some of the information is the "Files" section.

I currently own a 2022 Vienna 25RMC. Prior to this I had 2019 Leisure Travel Van Unity Island Bed. LTV (Leisure Travel Vans) actually has good website for their owners. So you might want to explore the their website. Even though the RV's are manufactured by different companies, the components are generally the same including the MB chassis. I still refer to their training videos prior to completing tasks like winterizing.

Go to "Leisurevans.com". Under the Owners tab you can view two areas. The first is "Help Center". There are articles and videos under multiple categories. I believe that this was Leisure's first attempt at providing training information. So some of the information presented here is for the the older chassis and components. The second and newer section is "Owner's Manuals & Videos". When you select this section you will need to enter in a Year (i.e. 2022) and Model (i.e. Unity) for videos to display. After the page reloads scroll down to below the Unity Manual section to view videos. Don't worry about the request to Register for MyLTV. Note the the "Unity" model is on the MB chassis just like the Vienna. The "Wonder" model is on the Ford chassis.

Have fun exploring the different topics. Hopefully, this will assist you in learning more about RVs and their components.

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Old 12-02-2022, 09:43 AM   #177
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Are you trying to join the Renegade Facebook site or the specific Vienna & Villagio group?

The Vienna & Villagio group link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5606...ussion/preview

If you put a request in make sure to scroll down and answer all the questions. I missed a couple questions and was not approved. It took three tries for me to gain access. The best part of this group is some of the information is the "Files" section.

I currently own a 2022 Vienna 25RMC. Prior to this I had 2019 Leisure Travel Van Unity Island Bed. LTV (Leisure Travel Vans) actually has good website for their owners. So you might want to explore the their website. Even though the RV's are manufactured by different companies, the components are generally the same including the MB chassis. I still refer to their training videos prior to completing tasks like winterizing.

Go to "Leisurevans.com". Under the Owners tab you can view two areas. The first is "Help Center". There are articles and videos under multiple categories. I believe that this was Leisure's first attempt at providing training information. So some of the information presented here is for the the older chassis and components. The second and newer section is "Owner's Manuals & Videos". When you select this section you will need to enter in a Year (i.e. 2022) and Model (i.e. Unity) for videos to display. After the page reloads scroll down to below the Unity Manual section to view videos. Don't worry about the request to Register for MyLTV. Note the the "Unity" model is on the MB chassis just like the Vienna. The "Wonder" model is on the Ford chassis.

Have fun exploring the different topics. Hopefully, this will assist you in learning more about RVs and their components.

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Thank You, I did miss the questions about the actual FB profile stuff. I also didn't post a picture, so I'll give it another shot. I actually looked at the Unity first, but they are so hard to find, and the used ones are ridiculously priced. I found a 2020 Unity that had body damage for more than it sold for retail. I understand supply and demand but, really. I love the Vienna, although it is tied up in the crazy transmission recall but I'm eager to learn.
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Old 12-03-2022, 07:12 PM   #178
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Turned down again. We're back to " not on Facebook long enough "
Oh,well.
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I paid 2200 dollars to have it removed from front of our 40 ft Winnebago and repainted, because the glue that held it on looked like it had rusted. Never again. Lwa south, Lloyd Waters
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Old 04-03-2023, 07:12 AM   #181
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2021 Vienna RMC

My first RV. I love it. Iíve done 3 trips around the SW US and quite a few day trips in San Diego. All systems work well. Really I
Enjoy the tankless water heater as I like long showers.
Gravity fill would be nice.
Black tank sensor is an issue. Tried cleaning solutions but didnít help.
Winegard system is a learning curve.
It handles well but I did upgrade the bump stops and added Koni shocks. Iím toying with idea of beefing up the leaf springs. Tim at Sprinter Pitstop in SD is very knowledgeable about suspensions and anything Sprinter.
Only repair so far is the bath fan. Parts took months. The
Woody at Renegsdenn respondsj to emails quicka recall toMV add heat shielding to the exhaust pipe. Regen cycle was melting a few cargo bays I guess.
Also MB has done two software upgrades so far.
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I've got one., purchased 12/2015. It took about 6 months back and forth with the dealer to get everything repaired, but I do like it. I have only been out for short trips and am still learning about it. I have only 1200 miles on it, and a third of that was to get repairs. So far my only complaint about design, though, is there is no gravity fill for the freshwater tank, only the inlet for city water. On my old RV, I used the gravity fill a lot, so I don't like not having one. I can use the hand pump sold for antifreeze, but- you know? why? I can't say how they compare to the other sprinter based class c's, but I like it, especially the bathroom.

I'm looking at purchasing a 2014 Villagio and was wondering what issues I should be looking out for. I read a small mention about soft floors. Any input would be appreciated.
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