Island Time Needs a New Home

Update: We sold Island Time and now live in Playa del Carmen in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

We are planning a new adventure! We are moving to Mexico in the summer. Sadly, we are selling Island Time, our 2009 Winnebago View 24J. Island Time needs a new home.

Island Time has been lovingly maintained and is in perfect condition. Beautiful wood cabinets and many upgrades. On a Mercedes Sprinter (Dodge) diesel chassis she drives like a dream. Spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage.

We sure hope there is someone out there who can love and care for her as we have. She is ready for new adventures!

For those interested read on for all the details.

• 44,200 miles
• Beautiful wood cabinetry
• Onan QD3200 (3.2 kW) Diesel Generator
• Stored indoors or covered with excellent gel coat finish
• No smoking and no pets

Asking $52,900

• Michelin tires in good condition with 24k miles (rated for 70k)
• Borg metal valve stems with gator caps to quickly check tire air pressure
• AGM chassis battery
• Swivel reclining passenger seat (
• Custom foam mattress with Froli Travel Spring set for rear bed home-like comfort
• Ergonomically upgraded dinette seats
• LED bulbs for improved efficiency
• Progressive Dynamics 4655 3-stage 55-amp battery charger
• Upgraded faucets in kitchen & bath
• WeatherTech custom floor mats
• Fancher’s windshield sunshade
• Green Diesel Engineering ECU tune for improved MPG, HP, & Torque

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. With these modifications, this ’09 Winnebago View has performed flawlessly in Mexico with the non ultra low Sulphur diesel sold there. The DPF is currently removed and is included with the unit. It can be easily reinstalled if desired.

Included Extras:
• Adco custom fit RV cover
• Camco décor-mate black stove cover for added counter space
• Whole house water filter
• Various electrical adapters; Surge Guard Protector (30 amp)
• Holding tank hoses
• Leveling blocks & ramps

Factory Specifications and Features
• Fuel Type: DIESEL
• Engine: 3.0L 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

Winnebago’s Description

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.

8 thoughts on “Island Time Needs a New Home

    • Jeff, we are in Playa del Carmen for at least a year (renting) and plan to move around Mexico. Hoping to blog about it soon.

  1. Hector and Brenda–where are you guys going to live? We’ve always been intrigued with Mexico but in recent years been reluctant to travel there.

    • Hi there. I lost track of our blog with the move. We are currently in Playa del Carmen, in the state of Quintana Roo I the Yucatan Peninsula (you may know this already). We’re renting for a year (at least) and our plan is to move to several different places within Mexico. Many people (including us) have concerns about safety and it’s important to learn about the specific locations you plan to travel to. I’m hoping to blog about our current location once we’re fully settled.

  2. We look forward to hearing all about your new adventures and hope that Island Time gets an owner who will take her on many exciting adventures!

  3. Hi. Your story is SUCH an inspiration! In what kind of water do you use your kayaks? We will be full-timers within the next year and plan to cartop our 2 kayaks on my Prius. They are 12’ SOTs similar to yours which look like Tarpons? My husband will pull our 5th wheel with the truck and I will drive the Prius. What roof rack setup do you have for the kayaks? Do you ever drive the car with them or just tow? We have never travelled out west and hear wind can be of concern. I’m not sure about how my little car will perform traveling at 65mph with two kayaks on top. I would be very grateful for any info, tips or tricks you may be able to share. Thanks so much!

    • Hi Teri, Hector here. We have the wilderness systems tarpon 140 sit on tops. Not light, but super tough and they track great. If you look through more posts you’ll see pics of the Subaru w both the 2 boats AND 2 mountain bikes on top. It is a Yakima system. The cross bars come in different lengths so you need to balance how much real estate you need for the toys, the width of your car, and the overall weight of it all. If you go too wide you’ll bang your head and poke your eye out. Not wide enough, can’t fit the toys. A good rack store is key. Our boats / bikes fit fine and were right at the designed max weight for the rack system. We’ve had Thule on a different vehicle, loved em both. Interchangeable components (you can switch out to ski racks for example). We towed the car behind our 2 different RVs for almost 40k miles with the toys on top and drove the car all over for over 70k miles. We called it parade float mode. No issues with wind. A strong cross wind on a tall bridge might get your attention and jostle you a bit but you ain’t gonna tip over. Sometimes we’d go months without using the boats and just rode around with them getting dirtier and dirtier but then we’d be at the magic spot by a lake or a cove with no one in sight and then … WOW … so happy we had them. Flat water ONLY. Get a good tide table app. Tides and winds matter a lot when kayaking. The west is the best for RVing… so much public land … so easy and cheap to RV compared to the congested eastern US. Get west of the Mississippi or north into astounding Canada and things really open up. Walkie talkies will help since you have to drive separately. Safe travels to you. Feel free to message with any specific questions.

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