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Old 10-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Any Triple E 37 FGB Commander Owners Out There

We are considering purchasing a 2006 Triple E 37 FGB Commander with the workhorse chassis with the 8.1 chevy engine. We have heard that the 37 FGB gets terrible gas milage, is this true? Also is there any other problems or concerns that we should be aware of.

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Hi Snowbirds04 and Welcome to the Forum!

I can't help you with specifics on the Triple E coach but as far as the engine goes it will be the same for any Workhorse chassis of similar year/size class A. Won't matter if it is a Triple E or Winnebago or whatever. You would be looking at about 8 mpg (US) on a good day.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Well about 8 MPG works out to around 9.6 up here in Canada. At least it sounds better.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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I have looked at this same floorplan and loved it (I assume you mean the 3710FB?). With any luck I too will have one of these.
This model came standard on the W24 chassis which IMO is a big plus. There are too many 37 footers out there on 22,000 lb chassis that are likely overweight. The W24 chassis is not included in the Workhorse brake recall which is nice too.
Our US brothers may not be as familiar with the Triple E product but I believe it will stand should-to-shoulder with any gas coach on the road.
As for gas mileage I agree with Nick-B, this motorhome shouldn't be any better or worse than other coaches of comparable size & weight.
The Triple E's are a well built coach that probably makes it a bit heavier than others but shouldn't be much different than say a Newmar Mountain Aire.
Now if you'd only tell me where I can go see this motorhome!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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Hi just new to the forum,
We have owned a 2006 35FB on a workhorse chassis since new. We have thoroughly enjoyed it however we have had a few issues both workhorse and the triple e. All covered under warrantee.
workhorse: Both rear axles seals leaked, instrument cluster needed replacement, getting a proper wheel alignment, ruined front tire after less than 8000 kilometres, the mentioned brake recall, and a fuel clip recall.
Triple E, fiberglass rear panel cracked after first winter (could be the -35 temperatures!) replaced at the factory over the next winter. Next winter sheet flooring cracked, replaced again at factory.
Lately we have been having issues with the HWH jacks, replaced 2 solenoids last summer and another this spring. Triple e parts generally seem to be well built.

Hope this helps!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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Oh yes, the mileage is about right. I tell people anywhere from 8 to 12 per gallon depending on wind direction. That's Canadian.

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