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Silvergray49

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Posted: 12/25/19 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know why Winnebago discontinued the Fuse? Problems? Reviews?

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Posted: 12/25/19 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 12/25/19 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My friend purchased one new and had a never ending stream of problems with the Ford Transit and the Winnebago Fuse portions of the rv.Had to wait weeks for Ford truck shops for service which mostly couldn't repair sources of check engine lights and engine oil leaks. The rear of the rv was so low to the ground that the right rear was caught on pavement twice which tore up the body and caused extensive damage The cabinetry was poorly constructed and drawers were constantly flying open.They had to almost beg an rv dealership to take it in trade on a new one. Almost a year later the dealer still couldn't sell it and was offering a healthy discount to a point where they were losing a significant amount of money.

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Apparently Ford has redesigned the 2020 Transit chassis so Winnebago stopped production on the 2020 Fuse.....hopefully to redesign the house body for the new chassis. Not one seems to know if Winnebago going to bring the
Fuse back to production.....no word from them so far...
AS far as problems with the .fuse.....the vast majority of owners love their Fuses. Admittedly Winnebago did address some issues on the early models....like low rear clearance. You will find the most useful information on the Fuse on the Winnebago Fuse Owners Facebook group.

* This post was edited 12/25/19 06:34pm by Ed_Gee *


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Recent information I have read about the new Ford Transit chassis is the GVWR has been increased to 11,000 lbs and the GCWR increased to 15,000 lbs. These numbers come close to matching the Sprinter ratings.


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Ford has upped their game with the 2020 Transit:

https://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit-chassis/models/cutaway/

The 11,000lb GVW and 15,000lb GCWR are real specs. Bigger news is a heavier duty cycle 3.5 EcoBoost is available with 310hp and 400ft-lbs of torque. That's just about V10 numbers, and also AWD is an available option across the line up, including the 178" WB DRW chassis.

That is going to make for a nice platform to carry a small Class C.


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The Fuse was ugly and didn't sell well. Where I work we couldn't give them away.


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azdryheat wrote:

The Fuse was ugly and didn't sell well. Where I work we couldn't give them away.


Interesting...... your compatriots to the north in the greater Phoenix area certainly had little problem moving their Fuses when they had them in past years......

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.....

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Okay, gottcha you either love em or hate them. I really like hearing from all opinions. Thank you for all your posts. It really does help. Silvergrey......Happy travels.

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Lumpty wrote:

Ford has upped their game with the 2020 Transit:

https://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit-chassis/models/cutaway/

The 11,000lb GVW and 15,000lb GCWR are real specs. Bigger news is a heavier duty cycle 3.5 EcoBoost is available with 310hp and 400ft-lbs of torque. That's just about V10 numbers, and also AWD is an available option across the line up, including the 178" WB DRW chassis.

That is going to make for a nice platform to carry a small Class C.


That's a game changer for sure, previously you could choose a wheezy gas V6 with very little low end torque or a diesel with decent low end torque but low horsepower. Now you can have both, and it should perform great.

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