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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-07-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By ChrisKW
This is an old post, but having had a similar...

This is an old post, but having had a similar issue on our Ellipse 42QD, I added an ability to see the actual water tank level by cutting out a narrow vertical slot (3/4 by 14-inch) in the side panel...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-03-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,271
Posted By ChrisKW
In our Winnebago Ellipse the Corian center...

In our Winnebago Ellipse the Corian center console beneath the InfoTainment console lifts up to remove. In the little cabinet space, above or behind the CD player and drawer, was a video...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By ChrisKW
The short answer is, slideouts should not leak to...

The short answer is, slideouts should not leak to the inside even if water gets under the topper. That is based on three essential aspects of the slideout: 1) the slideout is fully deployed and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By ChrisKW
I respect the fact that not everyone either...

I respect the fact that not everyone either chooses to or has opportunity to run a/c full-time. Mold is also reliant on heat however. Heat can cause a wide variety of issues for internal furnishings...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 40,295
Posted By ChrisKW
Might sound odd, especially on modern diesel...

Might sound odd, especially on modern diesel engines, but some of our military cargo trucks had an occurrence of diesel engines kicking backwards in rotation on shutdown causing the engine to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-12-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By ChrisKW
Modern day radials can get flat spots, even our...

Modern day radials can get flat spots, even our 2002 Ford Thunderbird which is garaged most of its life gets them. We store our motorcoach in a big toy facility with covered concrete pads with her...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-12-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By ChrisKW
Our steps stopped working this summer, but...

Our steps stopped working this summer, but fortunately we were close to the Winnebago service center in Junction City, Oregon. They fixed two broken wires on the four-pin (brass) contact plate in the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-12-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By ChrisKW
Like others, we have always used the recommended...

Like others, we have always used the recommended procedures for leveling the coach, deploying/stowing slides, syncing motors, lube, etc.. We use our coach five months each year, traveling 9-10k miles...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-12-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,194
Posted By ChrisKW
We travel about 5 months each year roundtrip from...

We travel about 5 months each year roundtrip from Florida to Washington state, about 9,000-10,000 miles through about 17 states. Visit a lot of our friends and family throughout the trip. A lot of...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-11-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By ChrisKW
Same here... Chris & Deb - North Venice,...

Same here...


Chris & Deb - North Venice, FL - 2014 Itasca Ellipse 42QD - Toad: 2014 Jeep Rubicon
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-08-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By ChrisKW
Although not an iPad app, I plan all our...

Although not an iPad app, I plan all our overnight stays in advance using campgroundreviews.com


Chris & Deb - North Venice, FL - 2014 Itasca Ellipse 42QD - Toad: 2014 Jeep Rubicon
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-08-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,992
Posted By ChrisKW
My 2014 Jeep Rubicon also has the diodes...

My 2014 Jeep Rubicon also has the diodes installed on the brake lights to isolate the MH brake feed from that of the Jeep. My supplemental brake, a RoadMaster Invisbrake mounted under the driver's...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-01-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,472
Posted By ChrisKW
Well for the last six months the Throttle Pedal...

Well for the last six months the Throttle Pedal Position Sensor has again been acting intermittent. Sometimes, though too slowly, the manufacturer sees a trend and takes the correct action to fix the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-01-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,992
Posted By ChrisKW
Some of you have received a notice from...

Some of you have received a notice from Freightliner for a Safety Recall for the Throttle Position Sensor, of which on specific models built between 2012 and 2014, that does not go into full detent...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-31-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,951
Posted By ChrisKW
Sorry Bad Hemi. Regarding travel creep, we had...

Sorry Bad Hemi. Regarding travel creep, we had the same issue. A Winnebago Rep in Forest City sent us two 'travel locks' and that has gave me great sense of relief using those. We are now in Junction...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-13-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,951
Posted By ChrisKW
We are currently scheduled the end of August at...

We are currently scheduled the end of August at the Winnebago Service Center in Junction City, Oregon near Eugene. They will be installing this coach's third slide kit on the galley, which failed two...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-06-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By ChrisKW
Also not to steal this thread, but speaking of...

Also not to steal this thread, but speaking of damaged transfer switch relay contacts; our internal hardwired TRC Transfer Switch requires replacement after the shore power relay contacts obtained...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-04-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,951
Posted By ChrisKW
Since my last entry in this post, we had the...

Since my last entry in this post, we had the bedroom slide track system fail, of which required its first motor and track kit since new. The work was accomplished by Camping World of Raliegh a few...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-04-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 34,296
Posted By ChrisKW
Lippert Slide Mechanism

Since my last entry in this post, we had the bedroom slide track system fail, of which required its first motor and track kit since new. The work was accomplished by Camping World of Raliegh a few...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-23-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,992
Posted By ChrisKW
We installed a RoadMaster Invisibrake and...

We installed a RoadMaster Invisibrake and corresponding diode kit in our Jeep Rubicon, and very satisfied with the performance. When exhaust brake kicks in the Toad brakes activate for 15 seconds...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-23-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By ChrisKW
A possible cause are the Ride Height Valve Push...

A possible cause are the Ride Height Valve Push Rod Bushings. Our Freightliner Maxuum Chassis (2014 Itasca Ellipse) has three RH valves, one left-front, one on each side of the rear axle. As I...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-10-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By ChrisKW
Perhaps a little late seeing this post, but...

Perhaps a little late seeing this post, but perhaps as a future aid to others, our Itasca 42QD front A/C dropped out during hot days in northern California. In our case, the thermostat no longer...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-08-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By ChrisKW
Our previous 2012 Tour and current 2014 Ellipse,...

Our previous 2012 Tour and current 2014 Ellipse, both 42QD, both make the pop noise when slowing to a stop. Consider it to be normal after all this years and a whole lot of miles traveled.


Chris...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-08-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By ChrisKW
Had this issue on our 2012 Tour and 2014 Ellipse,...

Had this issue on our 2012 Tour and 2014 Ellipse, both 42QD. The problem for us was lessened, not resolved, by frequently lubing the Lippert mechanism as shown in this video....
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-07-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By ChrisKW
Hi Matt, there are a lot of posts dealing with...

Hi Matt, there are a lot of posts dealing with Lippert slide out systems and whether to lube or not, and what to lube. Based on my discussions with Winnebago tech advisors, visiting their...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By ChrisKW
Ray and Tom, good advice and recommendations are...

Ray and Tom, good advice and recommendations are always appreciated, however criticism, especially when you do not have personal knowledge of all the facts, is unwelcome.

Admittedly, for the sack...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-07-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By ChrisKW
No rush, I retired and headed home to Florida...

No rush, I retired and headed home to Florida after having left Washington state. I never rush anywhere, rather the factory is en route to home. Appointments are about two months out, and staying in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-07-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By ChrisKW
In answer to your question, I asked my warranty...

In answer to your question, I asked my warranty company, a third party through Good Sam. Their answer is "no", a claim can only be submitted by an authorized RV service center, not by the owner. In...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-07-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By ChrisKW
I pressed the manager on this issue this morning,...

I pressed the manager on this issue this morning, and it is a new policy change affecting non-scheduled service appointments only. The reasoning is that scheduled appointments allow their staff added...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-06-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By ChrisKW
Thanks for your replies, a great deal of insight...

Thanks for your replies, a great deal of insight that adds to my understanding of Winnebago Industries' policy shift. It seems understandable from their business perspective with regard to word order...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-06-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By ChrisKW
Winnebago Industries Factory Service Center DOES NOT accept Extended Warranties

While awaiting repair service at the Winnebago Industries Factory Service Center in Forest City, Iowa, I was informed that they do NOT accept or process claims for extended warranties. We have a Good...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-06-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By ChrisKW
Today I spoke with a young lady named Rebecca,...

Today I spoke with a young lady named Rebecca, who is simply a wonderful person. She apologized for the unfriendly service when I showed up last Friday. She provided me with a summary sheet that...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-05-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By ChrisKW
We were provided no ticket Friday as a...

We were provided no ticket Friday as a non-schedule service visit, thus no overnight accommodation, so we are offsite at Three Fingers Campground outside of town. I will look for you later today when...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-05-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By ChrisKW
Wow, that is over the top Banjo, glad we missed...

Wow, that is over the top Banjo, glad we missed that. As for our return to the service center this Monday morning, different folks, and they were awesome. Waiting for our tickets to be scheduled, and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-04-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By ChrisKW
Glad your experience was as it should be. In our...

Glad your experience was as it should be. In our case, it was unexpected, and we were at the correct Service Center location. We called for an appointment two months ago when we had eleven issues, of...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-03-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By ChrisKW
Who is at Forest City Factory in early October?

We arrived Friday afternoon, no appointment, but two Winnebago Tech Advisors on the 800 number politely advised us to come as soon as possible given our issues. We have 14, some significant, but...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-03-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By ChrisKW
We arrived Friday afternoon, no appointment, but...

We arrived Friday afternoon, no appointment, but two Winnebago Tech Advisors on the 800 number politely advised us to come as soon as possible given our issues. We have 14, some significant, but...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-03-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By ChrisKW
We just came across Interstate 90 from Seattle,...

We just came across Interstate 90 from Seattle, and currently at factory in Forest City. Other than one day of rain, we had a lot of strong crosswinds in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Minnesota. But,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-03-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,221
Posted By ChrisKW
We had two slide kits installed on our passenger...

We had two slide kits installed on our passenger galley slide in the first year, so understand the Lippert/Schwintek issues. I'm at the factory in Forest City next week to have slides check, they are...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-03-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By ChrisKW
Sorry to hear of your slide issues, we can...

Sorry to hear of your slide issues, we can understand after having two Lippert/Schwintek kits installed on our galley slide prior to the 1-year warranty expiring. A word to the wise, if they replace...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-10-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,747
Posted By ChrisKW
Ideal Rest Air Bed - pump failure

We recently had a failure of our Ideal Rest Air Bed, a Digital Air Sleep System. The air bed components (pump, controllers, etc.) installed in our 2014 Itasca Ellipse 42QD were manufactured by, or at...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 09-10-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 89,269
Posted By ChrisKW
True, Winnebago Tech Advisors recommend following...

True, Winnebago Tech Advisors recommend following the procedure in the YouTube video, which is to lube the Gibbs and the Motor Coupling ONLY. An additional reference provided by Winnebago is:...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,101
Posted By ChrisKW
multiple problems with Winnebago Tour

Had a 2012 Tour 42QD and currently a 2014 Ellipse 42QD. Overall, I agree with the other folks about any new motorcoach having its own minor issues over the first year. We had/have about 25 swaks...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,206
Posted By ChrisKW
Store our coach in a Big Toy facility with...

Store our coach in a Big Toy facility with covered roof, and A/C set for 79 for six months over the winter. Never any problems, and RV interior remains at a lower temps and lower humidity, tires stay...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,542
Posted By ChrisKW
Currently on our annual cross-country trip from...

Currently on our annual cross-country trip from Florida to Washington state, about 3,800 miles so far and with most everything going well. Had five of our grandkids for a week camping on the northern...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By ChrisKW
Three years ago we test drove a Winnebago Tour...

Three years ago we test drove a Winnebago Tour 42-foot model at the Hershey show. Several of the manufacturers kept a few test drive rigs on a side road to the show area which allowed for this. We...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-11-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 239,876
Posted By ChrisKW
Had the same problem as Bob, so thanks Ditto -...

Had the same problem as Bob, so thanks Ditto - did the trick for us too! Our Zone 3 (forward A/C) simply disappeared on the controller while in California early last month, which was not fun in the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 08-01-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 89,269
Posted By ChrisKW
Winnebago Tech Advisors recommend following the...

Winnebago Tech Advisors recommend following the procedure in the YouTube video, which is to lube the Gibbs and the Motor Coupling ONLY. A reference provided by Winnebago is:...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-01-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,951
Posted By ChrisKW
I happen to be one of the owners that read every...

I happen to be one of the owners that read every manual issued with both our 2012 Tour and our newest coach, a 2014 Ellipse. Like many owners, we always level the coach, operate slides with engine...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-01-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By ChrisKW
Typically the only difference between coaches of...

Typically the only difference between coaches of the same model but different make, for example Winnebago (Tour 42QD) and Itasca (Ellipse 42QD), are color schemes for interior and exterior. Concur...
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