hunkaman

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1992 winnebago warrior v-6 53k
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    Dover,Ohio

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  1. yeah, kinda contradictory statements all over the place with that. but as long as they put the disclaimer about the warranty, i guess they are covering their buttocks. joe from dover.
  2. after looking over my paperwork i found several references concerning the hitch. on page 3-3 of the "1993 warrior motor home operator's manual", under the "ENGINE OVERHEAT" section, " Also, be aware of the following situations, which can cause temporary engine overheating: climbing a long hill on a hot day-idling while stopped in traffic for long periods of time-towing a trailer or automobile-stopping after a period of high speed driving" on page 4-1 under "ROOF LOADING", "weight added to both the roof and trailer hitch contribute to the gross vehicle weight, which must not exceed the vehicle's GVWR." on the same page under "TRAILER TOWING" , "trailer towing is not recommended for this vehicle. towing a trailer may cause the gross vehicle weight rating to be exceeded and may affect your warranty coverage." the manual i am referencing was printed by winnebago and sent to the dealership to be passed on to the owner, apparently winnebago was aware of hitches being used on the rigs, even though they did not endorse the use of due to warranty issues. i also found the warranty sheet for my rig issued by winnebago, "1993 NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. " under, "DEALER REPRESENTATIONS EXCLUDED" " winnebago industries, inc. does not undertake responsibility to any purchaser of its products for any undertaking, representation, or warranty made by DEALERS selling its products beyond those herein expressed." also under "INSTALLATION NOT COVERED" winnebago industries, inc. cannot however, and does not accept any responsibity in connection with any of its motorhomes for ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT or ACCESSORIES INSTALLED at ANY DEALERSHIP or other place of business, or by any other party other than winnebago industries, inc. such installation of equipment or accessories by any other party will NOT be covered by the terms of this warranty." it seems clear to me that winnebago industries could care less what a dealership would install on a rig, as long as it was known that whatever was installed could or would void the warranty from winnebago industries inc. winnebago industries would not stop selling their rigs to dealerships, because the dealerships chose to add something that winnebago would not warranty, i would have to assume the dealership would provide the warranty coverage lost from winnebago. dealerships depend on accessories as a part of their revenue stream. i conclude that it is not unreasonable to assume dealerships have installed hitches. joe from dover
  3. i can't say for sure that this is the case, but i do know some auto makers offered "dealer" installed accessories. it could be possible ? joe from dover.
  4. i consulted my neighbor who is a certified welder. he is of the opinion the receiver was factory installed.
  5. try a magnet. you will know if you have aluminum or steel. i will get some picks for you soon to show my set up. good luck. joe from dover.
  6. best of luck and be safe. awesome trip ! don't know if your age allows, but hope you have the national park senior pass. would save you some cash. have a great trip. joe from dover.
  7. hey there, my 92 warrior has a 2 inch receiver. not sure if p.o. installed. looks professionally attached. i bought the HF aluminum cargo carrier. good luck and welcome. joe from dover.
  8. welcome and congratz - i too have a 92 warrior. yes you will want to read the manuals, also some important areas of concern will be, condition of tires, tires may look "new" but age is a better indicator. you can check the VIN, to see if your rig has had the head gasket replaced. depending on miles, you may need a valve adjustment. you will get to know more about your rig as time goes on. maybe have a qualified mechanic go over your rig and inspect things like brakes, front suspension, exhaust system, etc. please know that this forum is populated by extremely talented and knowledgeable people. with any question you have, someone here will offer helpful answers, suggestions, or insight. so good luck and enjoy your rig. joe from dover.
  9. HEY THERE TOTEM, is your "new" motor a standard 22re that your builder "beefed" up with non standard parts, like a different cam, or bigger pistons, etc. or is the "performance" 22re, a separate production run of the 22re motor? just curious. thanks. joe from dover
  10. hey there, i am not sure if i understand your question, but IF i do, I have an opinion to offer. having to conform several layers of material to the contour of the cab over area, would best be accomplished by doing one layer of material at a time. each individual layer, (foam,luan.fiberglas sheet) will be more flexible if applied separately. if you "sandwich", the three materials before applying, it will be considerably stiffer, therefore more difficult to attach tightly to existing framework. good luck. joe from dover.
  11. thinking out of the BOX, (literally, in this case!), have you thought of fabricating a sliding platform? with your genset mounted to a sliding platform, you could operate it, safely,outside the box. with a removable door or one hinged in the correct direction, you could easily slide the genset out for use, and back in for safe transport and storage. with a little thought,creativity and time, i am sure this approach could work. just another persons thought. joe from dover.
  12. thanks ed, no hurry, when you have time we can discuss details. thanks so much, joe from dover.
  13. if you could post a photo, may help with offering suggestions. joe from dover.
  14. HAS THIS RIG BEEN SITTING FOR A LONG TIME? LIKE MOST VEHICLES, LONG PERIODS OF JUST SITTING ARE NOT VERY GOOD. IF YOU GET A GOOD REPORT FROM YOUR MECHANIC, STILL KNOW YOU WILL SPEND SOME MONEY AFTER THE PURCHASE. GOOD LUCK. HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU. JOE FROM DOVER