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Winnebago & chassis resources
« on: January 13, 2009, 05:39:50 PM »
Please feel free to suggest additions and corrections to the list!
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Winnebago-specific:

Manuals and diagrams (1990 - and newer for plumbing/electrical)

List of what sealants to use

Operator manuals - 1988 and newer

Parts search (2001 and newer models only) by unit serial number

Buy parts online through Winnebago Outdoor or Amazon if you prefer  (note: it's a limited selection of parts at this time)

Previous years model information

Classic Winnebagos (not affiliated with Winnebago Industries)

Dealer locator

Supplier links

Service tips

FAQ, contact numbers

Junction City, OR Winnebago facility - 541-234-2167

Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Club (WIT)

Investor Relations

Information for visitors to the factory

Chassis-related:

Freightliner Chassis Owner's Club

Freightliner Custom Chassis - Motorhome

Workhorse Chassis Motorhome Club

Workhorse Custom Chassis documents (manuals, etc.)

Workhorse Chassis home page

Ford Fleet -  Motorhome Chassis

Freightliner Sprinter Chassis

Workhorse Parts and info:


Rock Auto (parts catalog> Workhorse> model year)
Ultra RV Products
Omey's Performance

Other:

Link to a post with a collection of basement air resources

Precision Circuits PCS manual

Parts source thread for A&E Oasis door awning (Dometic Oasis Elite model 974xxx)

Keyless entry thread

How to replace an entry door mechanism/latch (thanks to afchap)

Adding adjunct roof air in a 14x14 vent opening

How to repair a bedroom slide hydraulic leak

How to adjust the level sensors on automatic HWH levelling jack

No hot water? Read through this thread for troubleshooting tips

Refrigerant charge guide for various Class A motorhome chassis

Thread about how to pull the dash on a 2003 Brave

Replacement basement door latches (improved design with aluminum plunger)

Troubleshooting tips for the  Intellitec/PowerLine 620 energy management system

Trend/Viva Yahoo discussion group

Facebook group for all Winnebago Brave owners

How to replace a Schumacher converter with a Progressive Dynamics model or a Best Power Max converter

Great thread about the Precision Circuits Power Control System on newer Winnebago Industries units

How to replace the air filter on a Journey

Procedure to find compartment leaks

EternaBond and Winnebago warranty considerations

Power Gear

Power Gear email address

An HVAC parts supplier (Heating, ventilation & AC)

Glass Repair:

RV Glass - 888-777-6778. They also have a facility in Phoenix

RV Fog Doctor - 501-278-3015. Searcy, AR

Sun Coast Designers - 727-868-2773. Hudson, FL (Caution, read this thread first!)



WINNEBAGO MODEL IDENTIFICATION: De-coding the Model Number

A common topic of discussion is how to interpret the model identification for a specific Winnebago Industries, Inc. motor home. The use of letters and numbers is not really a secret code; they have a specific meaning when identifying one of our vehicles. The following chart helps to explain model identifications for the last ten years of Winnebago Industries, Inc. products. For example, a WKR40TD is a 40-foot Winnebago Tour on a Freightliner chassis. For the most part, the characters used in the first four positions of our model identifications have stayed consistent. The fifth position may have one or two characters, and identifies the floor plan configuration. These model identifications reflect standard equipment, and options such as chassis selection may vary with an individual coach. Your model identification can be found on your coach's certification label as shown in the example below.

FIRST CHARACTER = Division:
W = Winnebago
I = Itasca
U = Ultimate
R = Rialta

SECOND CHARACTER = Chassis Manufacturer:
C = Chevrolet
D = Dodge Sprinter
F = Ford
K = Freightliner
P = Workhorse
S = Spartan
V = Volkswagen

THIRD CHARACTER = Model Type:
1 = 100 Series H-Body Eurovan Camper
2 = 200 Series C-Body Access/lmpulse/RialtalVista/Sunstar
3 = 300 Series C-Body Minnie/Outlook/Spirit
4 = 400 Series C-Body Minnie Winnie/Sundancer
5 = 500 Series C-Body View/Navion
7 = 700 Series C-Body Aspect/Cambria
D = D-Series Sightseer/Sunova
E = E-Series Vista/Sunstar
F = F-Series BravelVoyage/Sunrise
G = G-Series Adventurer/Suncruiser (prior to 2009)
J = J-Series Adventurer (2009)
K = K-Series Suncruiser (2009)
L = L-Series Chieftain/Sunflyer
M = M-Series Destination/Latitude
P = P-Series Journey/Meridian/Horizon
Q = Q-Series Ultimate Advantage/Ultimate Freedom R-Series Tour/Ellipse
S = S-Series Vectra/Horizon

FOURTH CHARACTER = Indicates the approximate length of the motor home

FIFTH CHARACTER = Floorplan

ON THE COACH CERTIFICATION LABEL IS:
- Upper left - date vehicle was mfg by Winnebago Industries

- Top center - Chassis mfg and date chassis was mfg

- Bottom Left - s/n assigned by Winnebago
   The 6th character of the s/n indicates the model year
   5 = 1995   A = 2000   F = 2005
   6 = 1996   B = 2001   G = 2006
   7 = 1997   C = 2002   H = 2007
   8 = 1998   D = 2003   J = 2008
   9 = 1999   E = 2004   K = 2009

- Bottom Center - Winnebago product model name

- Bottom Right - VIN
   10th character of the VIN indicates model year of the chassis
   S = 1995   Y = 2000   5 = 2005
   T = 1996   1 = 2001   6 = 2006
   V = 1997   2 = 2002   7 = 2007
   W = 1998   3 = 2003   8 = 2008
   X = 1999   4 = 2004   9 = 2009

- Bottom Right - Interior base color

- Center - GVWR; GAWR for Frt & RR axles; Suitable tire size; Suitable rim size; Cold Inflation Pressure
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Edit History


Edit 6/10/2013: Operator manuals now available from 1993 to present
Edit 1/4/2010:  Electrical diagrams now available back to 1990 model year
Edit 7/9/2010: Include how to decode Winnebago model identification, added link for operator manuals
Edit 7/23/2010: Added email address for Power Gear
Edit 12/16/2010:  Checked all links, edited some, added a Sprinter chassis link
Edit 1/14/2011:  Added a good source for HVAC parts - thanks go to Charlie (Pubtym) for the info
Edit 3/12/2011: Operator manuals now go back to 2003 - thanks Ed for the tip
Edit 7/21/2011:  Corrected the 6th digit of the model ID which indicated the model year - thanks to Larry (TheBigLarry)
Edit 12/12/2011:  Some tidying up of dates and links
Edit 2/4/2012:  Added links to glass repair shops.  Thanks to John Hilley!
Edit 4/19/2012:  Added links to topics that were previously a sticky topic
Edit 8/11/2012: Added link to article about replacing your air filter - Journey/Merdian
Edit 12/7/2012:  Added link to good thread explaining the Precision Circuits Power Control System
Edit 1/28/2013:  Corrected broken Investor link
Edit 1/31/2013:  Added links about replacing a Schumacher converter
Edit 5/4/2014: Removed dead Workhorse links
Edit 1/31/2015: Added link for EMS troubleshooting tips
Edit 4/23/2015: Added link to thread about how to pull dash on '03 Brave
Edit 5/16/2015: Added links for Workhorse parts, Facebook group for Brave owners - thanks to Woofer
Edit 6/22/2015: Added links for online parts ordering through Winnebago Outdoor or Amazon
Edit 9/18/2015: Added link to refrigerant charge guide
Edit 12/18/2015: Updated Workhorse chassis links
Edit 3/8/2016: Moved several 'sticky' threads from top of board and referenced here as links
Edit 4/30/2016: Updated Trend/Viva Yahoo Group URL
Edit  5/22/2016: Added link for troubleshooting no hot water situation
Edit 6/2/2016: Added Junction City, OR Winnebago contact phone number
Edit 7/19/2016: Added link for Dometic Oasis Elite door awning parts source
Edit 10/13/2016: Added link to Precision Ciruits PCS manual
Edit 1/26/2017: Added link to replacing an entry door latch
Edit 5/11/2017: Added link to a post with basement air resources
Edit 7/19/2017: Added link to post about repairing bedroom slide hydraulic leak

« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 07:54:13 AM by John Canfield »
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Re: Winnebago resources
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 08:52:24 AM »
John, Just a thought, what about links to chassis sites?
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Re: Winnebago resources
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 11:57:14 AM »
John, Just a thought, what about links to chassis sites?

Bob - great idea!  I'll start putting that together.
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Re: Winnebago & chassis resources
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 03:16:48 PM »
Diagrams or layout for TV coax cable inside an RV, also possible diagram of the "studs" locations in the walls.  Location of
"studs" would aid when trying to hang an object on the wall, be it permanent or temporarily.

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 03:26:56 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum!

The wiring diagrams do have the coax runs (and speaker wiring, etc.) shown - extremely handy at times for those of us that like to tinker.

It has been a while since I have looked over the diagrams - I'm not sure if they show the wall framework or not.  If you happen to look at your unit when it is cold (and humid) outside and warm inside the unit, you can easily see the outline where the insulation is not as good, i.e., a structural member is present due to condensation on the outside wall.

I know many have called Winnebago owner relations with those kinds of questions and the techs do a very good job of coming up with good answers.

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Re: Winnebago & chassis resources
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 11:11:36 AM »
thanks for the listing...having purchased a 2004 Brave a while back I was doing the lazy man's pursuit of chassis manuals (i.e. not much). your links led me right to the site i needed to get manual. :)
 
Did note one oops  :( in your listing
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THIRD CHARACTER = Model Type:
1 = 100 Series H-Body Eurovan Camper
2 = 200 Series C-Body Access/lmpulse/RialtalVista/Sunstar
3 = 300 Series C-Body Minnie/Outlook/Spirit
4 = 400 Series C-Body Minnie Winnie/Sundancer
5 = 500 Series C-Body View/Navion
7 = 700 Series C-Body Aspect/Cambria
D = D-Series Sightseer/Sunova
E = E-Series Vista/Sunstar
F = F-Series BravelVoyage/Sunrise
G = G-Series Adventurer/Suncruiser (prior to 2009)
J = J-Series Adventurer (2009)
K = K-Series Suncruiser (2009)
L = L-Series Chieftain/Sunflyer
M = M-Series Destination/Latitude
P = P-Series Journey/Meridian/Horizon
Q = Q-Series Ultimate Advantage/Ultimate Freedom R-Series Tour/Ellipse
S = S-Series Vectra/Horizon
Note that the numeral 6 is missing for the Ford F550 super chassis for class A motorhomes. The Ford VIN interpreter site did lead to correct manuals.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 11:17:43 AM »
Hi Bob - thanks for noting the omission.  Somebody else furnished that list, I'll try to get the full description for #6.
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Re: Winnebago & chassis resources
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 09:45:58 PM »
Update for item #3 - more Operator Manuals have been posted on the Winnebago web site; they now go back to 2003.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 07:11:07 AM »
Thanks Ed - update made!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 01:56:35 PM »
Nice of you to do that John. As much as I hang out on the Winnebago site I have never once gone into the "service tips" and WOW what an informative section! I highly recommend anyone who has a minute check that section out, lots of great tips & info!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 08:34:58 AM »
Thanks Dar!
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Re: Winnebago & chassis resources
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 01:13:10 PM »
   5 = 1995   A = 2000   F = 2005
   6 = 1996   B = 2001   G = 2006
   7 = 1997   C = 2003   H = 2007
   8 = 1998   D = 2004   J = 2008
   9 = 1999   E = 2005   K = 2009

No digit for 2002 models listed.  B=2001 and C=2003.
E and F both show 2005. 
Suspect C is 2002, D is 2003 and E is 2004, but thought
you might want to correct the post.  Regards.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 05:43:53 PM »
Good catch Larry - I'll edit the info.
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Re: Winnebago & chassis resources
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2012, 07:09:40 AM »
John,

Great site. Thanks for all the helpful data.

How about adding the HWH equipment to the site?  http://www.hwhcorp.com/
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 07:40:11 AM »
Will do Bill - thanks.
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Re: Winnebago & chassis resources
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2013, 11:07:54 AM »
Any resources that go back to 1989?  I'm having issues getting anything diagram/wiring/etc for my 1989 Chieftain.

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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2013, 08:13:20 PM »
Winnebago was on a mission to digitize and put up older documents/diagrams but it appears they have stopped at model year 1990,  I'll check and see what the plans are.  You might be able to get them to manually copy/email/snail mail something for you.
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2013, 12:13:52 PM »
John; I understand that Winnebago also has a web site that, 1) you can look up a list of all Winnebago part# in your coach,  2) a site that you can look up the service/repair history of your unit. I don't know the sites but have heard of them. If you have/can get this info it'd be great.  Thanks Dana
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 04:56:50 PM »
John; I understand that Winnebago also has a web site that, 1) you can look up a list of all Winnebago part# in your coach
Yup - third link down in the first post in this thread

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  2) a site that you can look up the service/repair history of your unit. I don't know the sites but have heard of them. If you have/can get this info it'd be great.  Thanks Dana
Never heard of that resource being made available to the general public by Winnebago
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 05:46:33 PM »
John: Dealer mentioned a site (no info though) that the owner can see what service/repairs had been done to their unit. Not as extensive as the one a dealer can look at though according to the dealer I talked to.
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Re: Winnebago & chassis resources
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2014, 04:53:32 PM »
Hi John, I have a 2000 Ultimate Freedom. There aren't many Ultimates on the road, I think they were built between 1999 and mid 2004. They are on a Spartan MM  GT chassis, if you want to include a link in your already extensive list.
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2014, 05:33:05 PM »
John, the Workhorse Chassis link and the Workhorse Chassis Owners Club link are both dead links.
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2014, 09:07:47 PM »
Thanks very much Bill, corrections made.  I need to verify all of the links - I'm a few months in arrears  :P.
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2015, 10:32:49 AM »
Has anyone else had trouble using the "Previous Years Model Information" link?  I have used it several times in the past, and found it very helpful, but the last three times I tried, it didn't work.

Hope it is still available!
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2015, 10:43:38 AM »
Winnie changed the link - all fixed!
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2015, 10:16:16 AM »
Workhorse Links for Parts and Info
1.  ROCK AUTO WORKHORSE PARTS - https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php?carcode=3296716&a=www.google.com%2BSearch%2Bfor%2BWORKHORSE&ck[ID]=0&ck[idlist]=0&ck[viewcurrency]=USD&ck[PHP_SESSION_ID]=dhd3kikcro6768ii3fpsbr6f01
2. ULTRA RV PRODUCTS -  http://www.ultrarvproducts.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=34
3. OEMYS PERFORMANCE - http://oemys-performance.com/index.htm
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2015, 07:19:25 AM »
Added - thanks for the links!
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2015, 09:07:35 AM »
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Edit 4/23/2015: Added link to thread about how to pull dash on '93 Brave[/size][/b]

correction: it is a 2003 brave, not a 1993 brave.
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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2015, 09:18:29 AM »
Also a request on behalf of Brave Owners.
Forums are critical to all RV owners and this is the best of the best. There is a FaceBook Group similar to your link for "Classic Winnebagos".
I don't think FaceBook will ever be able to replace a good Web based forum, but it is a cool place to post rig pictures and exchange ideas.
There is such a group for Brave owners "old and new retro" and the "btween" braves.

This group is open to ALL Winnebago Brave Owners

The link is
https://www.facebook.com/groups/735629463187747/
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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2015, 10:27:38 AM »
Done and done.
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