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Old 05-04-2017, 08:39 PM   #1
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2018 Dutch Star chassis info.

I'll send F/L in next post.
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Thank you. Sounds great.

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F/L specs are too large. I'll try to shrink it to send.
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7i...w?usp=drivesdk
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Sent a link. Hope it works.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the links. Why do you suppose the Spartan wheelbase for the 43 footers lists 312 inches? Same body as with a FL chassis so do they measure differently? That's 2 feet difference from the 288 Freightliner lists.
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It must be a difference in how they measure. If spartan is longer you would see less overhang but they are the same.
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Randy and Cheryl Thanks for sharing the chassis specifications for the 2018 Dutch Star which is Newmar's #1 selling model. After reviewing both Spartan and FL chassis spec. for 18 Spartan is again is the choice for a chassis for your Dutch Star.
1 Disc brakes on both drive and front axle for Spartan and only front on FL
2 .38 frame rails for Spartan and .25 for FL
3 12,000 tag axle for Spartan and 10,000 tag for FL
4 23K drive axle for Spartan and 20K for FL
5 55 degree turn angle front axle for Spartan and 52 degree for 43 ft. for FL
6 Steel wheels on inside drive axle on both chassis
7 labeled wiring on all chassis wiring for Spartan
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9 Higher resale value for Spartan
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Will the Freightliner shops do warranty work on the Spartan?
I've had two warranty issues and couldn't be happier with their service.
On the first issue, a leaking radiator hose, I asked the mechanic. He said he's never heard of Spartan. When I asked the shop foreman, he said they had a hard time getting paid for warranty work. I'm asking because this may only be a northern Maine situation.
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FL includes a 240 amp alternator and Spartan only a 210 amp.
Doesn't the thicker chassis on the Spartan increase the empty weight?
Spartan says 55 degree wheel cut but doesn't mention 40' vs 43', while FL says 56 for the 40 foot and 52 for the 43.
Higher resale? Not sure how someone would ascertain that.
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Bill, looking at the Spartan service map that is one area of the country that is skimpy at best. Why not call the Spartan service desk and I would think there is a good chance they will do a referral to a qualified shop that will honor a warranty claim. Does anyone know if they will do a service reimbursement to the owner rather than to the shop directly?
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A side note, but something I noticed: the dash gauges look nicer with the Spartan. Look higher end. Uncertain how to describe, Lexus compared to Toyota.
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If you look up NADA motor home resales those coaches with Spartan chassis versus FL you will see a higher resale price for Spartan chassis.
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