Originally Posted by KYMCOBRAD
thanks for the input. I will look into the Coachmen.
Have you had any issues with your Paseo, i hear that the refer has some issues. How is the generator that sits behind the rear axel doing?
No major issues with the Paseo, just a couple of minor irritations. A few loose screws that needed to be tightened up, and we added a much larger inline filter to the pump that drains the shower and eliminated the strainer under the drain cap (it clogged up way too quickly, needed to be cleaned after every shower - the new larger filter can probably go 100 showers without cleaning, don't really know because it has been a year since I did it and I haven't had to clean it yet).
The fridge has been great, no issues at all with that. And no issues with the generator either. It is well protected, you will drag the trailer hitch long before you hit the generator. A bigger issue for clearance is the port at the back for connecting an external propane tank. We hit ours and broke the skid plate that is supposed to protect it. The line didn't break, but it was close. I ended up just removing it and capping off the line that went to it from the regulator. Don't miss it, we had never used it.
We put larger tires on ours and also did some suspension upgrades (SuperSprings and SumoSprings) that raised the height of our van by about 4", greatly improving the clearance underneath. Did that after the incident above where we broke the propane skid plate.
Winnebago really should have included the SuperSprings and SumoSprings from the factory. The build is really heavy, and without them the rear suspension bottoms out on every little driveway dip. Coachmen adds them in their build, and I used the same part numbers as what Coachmen puts on the Crossfit/Beyond models.