Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mexico-ready '09 View For Sale

UPDATE July, 2017 -- This View has now been sold to some lovely RV blogger friends of mine.  Can't wait to follow their exciting travels in the months ahead (and hopefully meet them down the road)!  If you missed out on this View, stay tuned-- my own WinnieView will likely be up for sale within the next couple of months as RVing is becoming more physically challenging for me these days. Contact me at the email address listed on the sidebar if you'd like to be alerted before it gets listed here.

My Mexico traveling buddies, Hans and Ursula, have recently decided to conclude their RVing travel adventures for a more stationary lifestyle in the Lake Chapala region of Mexico.  If you've ever wished to own a meticulously clean V6 Mercedes Sprinter Winnebago View that can handle Mexico's non-ULSD diesel fuel...read on!


As Mexico RVing affectionados know, there's been a big problem the past few years with bringing newer US diesel engine vehicles to Mexico.  Unlike the US and Canada, who converted their diesel supplies to ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) in 2007, Mexico has STILL yet to convert (although they keep promising that ULSD is coming within the "next few years").  As a result, the US emissions controls on 2007 and newer US diesel vehicles, such as diesel particulate filters (DPF's), get clogged and cause the engine to go into "limp home mode" (i.e. 5 mph max speed) after a few tanks of Mexican LSD fuel.

For RVers wanting to travel to Mexico, this has meant either buying a pre-2007 US diesel vehicle (such as the model year '06 or '07 Winnebago View), or buying a newer RV with a gas engine.  But gas engine RV's are usually wider and much less fuel-efficient than the View's "Skinnie Winnie" Mercedes Sprinter chassis-- not a good combination if you wish to drive the gorgeous, narrow roads of Baja or the lush backroads of mainland Mexico.

Fortunately, for '08 and '09 View owners, there's been a great solution to this problem.  The Green Diesel Engineering ECU software upgrade addresses the electronic emissions controls as well as the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) while also improving MPG, HP, and Torque.  Thanks to these modifications, this '09 Winnebago View has performed flawlessly in Mexico, the US, and Canada.

Now, I've always loved the simplicity of my '07 View and its I5 Mercedes Sprinter engine (no emissions controls to worry about), but I must admit to lusting after Hans & Ursula's '09 View for it's increased cargo & towing capacity, it's roomier dinette, and more powerful V6 engine.  If I weren't having to give up RVing myself due to my health issues, I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

So, if you're in the market for an exceptionally clean and well-maintained View, here are the pics and full details:

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2009 Winnebago View 24J  - $63,900

Location: 
Longmont, CO (northwest of Denver)

Contact:
Hans Mueller
Phone: 303-652-4910
Email:  hpmue@mail.com

Summary:
  • Only 31,400 miles - original owner RV
  • Cummins/Onan QD3200 (3.2 kW) Diesel Generator with only 30 hours
  • Upgraded factory-painted graphics (no vinyl)
  • Stored indoors with like-new gel coat finish
  • Exceptionally clean - no smoking, no pets
Upgrades:
  • Green Diesel Engineering ECU tune for improved MPG, HP, & Torque.
  • Newer set of Michelin tires with 12k miles (rated for 70k).
  • Borg metal valve stems with gator caps to quickly check tire air pressure
  • New pair of 6-volt house batteries for increased DC capacity
  • New AGM chassis battery
  • Swivel reclining passenger seat (Eurocampers.com)
  • New medium-firm custom single-piece foam mattress with Froli Travel Spring set for rear bed home-like comfort
  • Ergonomically upgraded dinette seats
  • Thermostatic Mixing Control for shower (minimizes water usage)
  • Most lights converted to LED bulbs for improved efficiency
  • Progressive Dynamics 4655 3-stage 55 amp battery charger
  • Upgraded faucets in kitchen & bath
  • Custom floor mats
  • Removable soft-touch seat covers for driver/passenger seats
  • Fancher's windshield sunshade
  • Motion-activated security/porch light

Included Extras:
  • Whole house water filter
  • Various electrical adapters; Surge Guard Protector (30 amp)
  • Holding tank hoses
  • Leveling blocks & ramps

























This meticulously kept Class C 2009 Winnebago View 24J Motorhome is the perfect way to make your travel dreams come true. It is the ideal size to comfortably drive through towns and to get into size restricted camping spaces in National and State Park campgrounds, while providing all the creature comforts and amenities you want to have in its well-designed, spacious, and comfortable interior. And, being self-contained you can even go camping in the wilderness in style. Put out the awning and make the outdoors an extension of your living room. For the past 5 years we have been traveling through North America, visiting the Baja peninsula, as well as mainland Mexico and can happily report that the vehicle and all systems performed perfectly - maintenance and tender loving care did pay off, making this a vehicle in perfect condition.


Factory Specifications and Features

  • Year: 2009
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: VIEW 24J
  • Class: Class C
  • Location: Longmont, CO
  • Mileage: 31,400
  • Fuel Type: DIESEL
  • Engine: 3.0 Liter Mercedes Benz V6 Turbo Diesel with 5 speed automatic transmission
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6 (Rear bed; Dinette; Cab-over bed)
  • Air Conditioner: Roof-mount, 13,500 BTU ducted
  • Furnace: 25,000 BTU ducted
  • Slide Outs: 1
  • Chassis: Dodge (Mercedes) Sprinter
  • Exterior Dimensions: Length 24’6”, Width 90”, Height 10’11”
  • Capacities: Fuel 26 GAL, Fresh water 35 GAL
  • Holding Tank Capacities: Black 31 GAL, Gray 38 GAL
  • LPG (Fillable to 80%): 18 GAL
  • Water Heater: 6 GAL Electric/LP Gas

This Motorhome Offers Adaptive ESP Technology. ESP Senses Vehicle Load & Performance Parameters to Maximize Handling, Control & Driving Stability.

Specifications: 3.0 Liter 6 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, Four-Wheel ABS, Independent Front Suspension, 180 Amp Alternator, 5000lb Trailer Hitch, Ultra Leather Cab Seats With Adjustable Lumbar Support, Swivel Passenger Seat, Adjustable Headrest, Cruise Control, Cab Privacy Curtain, Power Cab Windows, Power Cab Door Locks w/Remote Control, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Cab Radio AM/FM/CD Stereo w/MP3 Interface via USB, Subwoofer, 19" LCD 12V TV, Large flip-open skylight with screen and sunshade, Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Microwave w/Convection Oven, 3-Burner LP Cook Top, Range Hood w/Fan & Light, Double Door Refrigerator, Medicine Cabinet w/Light, FantasticFan Power Roof Vent in Bathroom, Shower Door, Stainless Steel Lavatory Sink, Skylight Above Shower, 13.5K BTU Ducted A/C, 25K BTU Ducted LP Furnace, Auxiliary Start Circuit, 2 new 6-volt Coach Batteries, Battery Disconnect System, 55 Amp 3-stage Power Converter, Monitor Panel For Systems, Generator Hour Meter Gauge, 30 Amp Power Cord, Cable TV Input, 3.2 kW Cummins/Onan Diesel Generator, Water System Winterization Kit, Driver & Passenger Air Bags, Smoke Detector, LP Gas Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Daytime Running Lights, Fog Lights, Gutters on Awning Rail, Remote Keyless Entry, Electric Step, Rear Roof Ladder, Motion Sensor Porch Light, Power Remote Mirrors w/Defrost, Mud Flaps, Fiberglass Sidewalls, Tinted Windows, Patio Awning, Spare Tire, Curved Roof w/Fiberglass Skin, Textured Fabric Ceiling Material, Foot-operated Toilet, TV Antenna, Contoured Style Cabinetry, Heated Holding System, Whole House Filter, Exterior Wash Station, Rear Backup Camera System w/Audio.



14 comments:

  1. I have been wondering about you, and your health. Nice to see a post from you.

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    1. Thanks Gene-- I'm hanging in there, but still not in remission. Fingers crossed that my next scan in August will bring better news.

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  2. As always it is good to hear from you. So sorry to learn that our best wishes and prayers will not have back on the road soon.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, my View & Tracker might be next on the selling block if I don't get a miraculous recovery soon. Have to be realistic about my more-limited capabilities. Can still visit friends/family via car/plane, so I'm hoping to be on the road for short stints at least!

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    2. Remission will happen soon. I wish I had the $$ for the RV. I have always admired your energy and traveling ability, but, alas, $$ in retirement are not available anymore to do likewise. Think of you often. Stay in touch...........

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    3. Thanks Barbara! I'm finding out that $$ in post-RVing retirement goes away much faster than it did as a frugal full-time RVer-- yikes! But, I'm managing so far & praying that I'll still have my health insurance next year (otherwise, Mexico here I come!). Will certainly stay in touch-- you are such a dear!

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  3. Oh my goodness – I have long lusted after your beautiful RV and I would love to be able to find a way to get my hands on this gorgeous unit as well! My Canadian dollar is so weak against your US dollar right now.

    I have been thinking of you so much this past year and wondering how you are doing. Always holding you close in thought and prayer and hoping for the best possible outcome with your health. Although I too, travel in my small motorhome full-time, I have been more stationary in British Columbia, Canada, the past 10 months assisting and supporting my daughter as she has been going through breast cancer DX and treatment this past year. Grateful to have a lifestyle that affords me the flexibility and freedom to make that choice. Wishing you all the best in the coming weeks and months, Lynne!! Still going to review that motorhome…

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    1. I'm so glad you can be there for your daughter-- she surely is appreciating your love and support during this difficult time. I never really knew the depths of love from my family & friends until my health crisis this year. No matter the daily ups and downs with my treatments, I feel so incredibly fortunate to receive such love on a daily basis-- it really helps!

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  4. Happy to find this post from you and to know you are still so positive about remission. I think of you often.

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  5. Great to hear from you, Lynne !!! Hoping remission is right around the corner. Stay in touch and take good care !

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  6. With best wishes from Chicagoland
    Best Regards
    Voytek

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  7. Czeske's words are perfect. I, too, am holding you close in thought and prayer.

    -- Anne P

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  8. Hoping that your amazing strength and tenacity will help you conquer and return to your journeys

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  9. I keep your blog on my desktop and check back from time to time to see if there is any news about you. So glad to see a post and that you're hanging in there! So many new treatments happening nowadays, praying hard that one works for you, that you are comfortable and managing to enjoy life.

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