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Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
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  • Engine: 440-3
1978 count as a classic?
« on: October 29, 2017, 05:21 PM »
1978 Itasca 440



Offline Oz

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Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 05:54 PM »
For us here?  From the first made up to the 1990s.  That's about the time the chassis and technology really started to change.


 :) :)ThmbUp
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Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 06:07 PM »
Great! Wanted to make sure I belonged :)ThmbUp  Guess I will wander around a bit.

Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 06:16 PM »
Didnt get to wander to manuals ???  oh well

Offline M & J

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Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 06:21 PM »
Become a full member and ye shall find what ye seeks.
M & J

Offline postman

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 07:23 PM »
$5.00 paid.  Hm?

Offline M & J

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Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 07:24 PM »
Well done. Welcome sir.
M & J

Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3

Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 11:25 PM »
OZ,  :)clap


Okay I figured it out. Wow! downloaded two manuals already.

Sorry, guess I am so use to being ripped off! My reference to simple machine was from previous experience as an admin.

While I didnt find any info specific to my Itasca, what I did find will help. Gonna dive in. I dont know about others, but I dont go a single day without pangs of buyers remorse.

thanks

Offline CapnDirk

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  • Chassis: P30
  • Engine: 454
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 12:18 AM »
In case you didn't know, Itasca is the same as Winnebago.  Service and part info for the chassis will be the same, and if you find body and coach wiring diagrams they should be about spot on.

All appliance and generator info is standard equipment by other manufacturers and a lot of info on that is here.
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Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 12:35 AM »
In case you didn't know Itaska is the same as Winnebago.  Service and part info for the chassis will be the same, and if you find body and coach wiring diagrams they should be about spot on.


All appliance and generator info is standard equipment by other manufacturers and a lot of info on that is here.


Well closest I have found to mine was a brave (dodge). But dont get me to lying... heres a link...


http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=22740.0
 

Offline Elandan2

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Elandan II D27DRK
  • Chassis: Dodge M500
  • Engine: 440
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 06:51 AM »
You will find that 1978 was kind of an "odd" year for Itasca. The Itasca line generally used Chev chassis where Winnebagos used Dodges. But in '78, they built some Itascas on Dodge chassis. Here is the link to the brochure, you can see that the chassis is listed.
 https://winnebagoind.com/resources/brochure/1978/1978Suncruiser.pdf
 
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Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 06:12 PM »
Elandan2  :)ThmbUp ;) :)clap WAY COOL! Thank you!

Offline Oz

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Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 07:00 PM »
The link to all the Winnebago brochures is also in the member area as well as in a specific topic.


It takes a little longer but,t, the reason I process all orders manually and send every purchase acknowledgement message individually, is to ensure that our members do get exactly what they pay for and get my personal help if they have any problems.

That's becoming rare, these days.
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Offline postman

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 07:54 PM »
Members? or 1978 Itascas?  :)rotflmao


I dont know if visitors can read this. Once I was "validated" within 10 mins I was happy with membership! So if you suspect you have a survivor of time and road, Its worth it to look here! More so if you are researching buying one!!!


P.S. OZ my [bbcode] does not appear to work?

Offline WrigleysBraveWin

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  • Engine: 454
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 09:26 PM »
Elandan2  :)ThmbUp ;) :)clap WAY COOL! Thank you!


Good luck with your Classic .....

Just wanna say brother the folks round here are like family, good family, and they will help 100 folds beyond Investment ..... Just saying .....

And again, Best of Luck, I know we love our Classic, they are so cool!
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Offline Oz

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Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 06:59 PM »
Members? or 1978 Itascas?  :)rotflmao


I dont know if visitors can read this. Once I was "validated" within 10 mins I was happy with membership! So if you suspect you have a survivor of time and road, Its worth it to look here! More so if you are researching buying one!!!


P.S. OZ my [bbcode] does not appear to work?

Visitors can view our boards so they can see just how interactive and helpful our community is.  We typically have between 150 - 200 visitors viewing our boards at any given time!

bbcode should work.  Type what you want, then highlight it and click on the bbcode icons.  It doesn't appear if you use the quote or quick reply options, as I am now, unless you enter the code manually.  Like this
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Offline Oz

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Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 07:00 PM »
Take your time, explore your new world.  There's so much to discover! 


 :) :)ThmbUp


PS - cleaned up the topic replies a bit.
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Offline postman

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2017, 08:55 PM »
Take your time, explore your new world.  There's so much to discover! 


 :) :)ThmbUp


PS - cleaned up the topic replies a bit.

OK! let me try it.

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Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2017, 09:05 PM »

 :)

Offline postman

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  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2018, 07:56 PM »
 :'(


I really do not want to disassemble that dash and trace every wire!

Offline LJ-TJ

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  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1978 count as a classic?
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2018, 09:05 PM »
 :)rotflmao Yep! there's only one way to go if you want it done right. Been there,done that got the Tee shirt. D:oH! $@!#@! ???

 

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