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chuckftboy

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Posted: 09/27/20 06:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have owned 3 class A's on Freightliner chassis and never had issue but if I ever do I'll take comfort in their huge network of service dealers throughout the US.


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Big Katuna

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Posted: 09/27/20 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve had a FL chassis new since 2005. Great service, great support.

So no chassis mfr make all of the components. The trans is Allison, the engine is CAT or Cummins, airbags, rear end ,brakes, filters, air systems are all sourced from third parties.

FL makes different levels of chassis. Entry level is solid front axle, drum brakes, etc to high end independent front suspension with disc brakes and big engines.

The FL factory service center in Gaffney SC is a joy to deal with and I won’t use anyone else if I can get there

I’m not a huge fan of your local semi truck centric Freightliner service centers. They are competent but a tad expensive and not thorough.

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Posted: 09/27/20 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am currently driving a 2000 Freightliner chassis RV. This summer I had the AC compressor lock up. I went to the nearest Freightliner dealer, I was in Bismarck, ND, gave them the last 6 digits of my serial number, they had all the info on my chassis, including the part number for the AC compressor. Had the compressor over nighted for a total cost of 260.00.

It would be very tough to beat the freightliner support network.

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Posted: 10/11/20 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very pleased with our Freightliner. Love the new DriveTech digital dash and steering column which was designed by Mercedes-Benz. Daimler owns Freightliner.


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^^^ On the steering column, are you referring to Comfort Drive or something else? I don't believe Daimler had anything to do with Comfort Drive. I could be wrong.


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Just like the above responses, have a 2003 Fleetwood DP. Freightliner been no problems for all these years. Only wish you old girl had thur bay areas.

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I had a choice between Spartan and FL when ordering my new Dutch Star. I chose FL.

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Posted: 10/18/20 11:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bruce Brown wrote:

^^^ On the steering column, are you referring to Comfort Drive or something else? I don't believe Daimler had anything to do with Comfort Drive. I could be wrong.


No not referring to Comfort Drive. The CD settings (along with a lot of other features) are changed via the steering wheel buttons on left side and setting shown on Dash. The gear selection is located on right side of column along with 3 stage Jake Brake selection. There are videos on line showing the system.

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