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Old 09-24-2015, 11:09 AM   #57
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This unit is our first MH, we bought it as a carryover at a discounted price. We had a few bugs to work out of it. We recently returned from a 3700 mile trip and the MH ran perfect. Decent power in the mountains, 9.43 mpg running 68mph on the interstate pulling our Jeep Liberty. We like the floor plan, some of the colors may leave something to be desired. All in all we truly enjoy this MH.

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Old 09-25-2015, 04:34 PM   #58
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Took a cross country trip this summer over 5500 miles...one of the units a friend had was a 2014 excursion...we all admired his MPG! Even after turning it up to 340 hp he still averaged just over 10 mpg. We considered trading for a bunkhouse excursion but after looking at it seemed tight...so we stayed with our unit...but our friend traded his excursion for bigger coach...anyone looking for a windshield magna shade for an excursion IM me and I can put you in touch with him.
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:10 PM   #59
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Other than the tow rating (which is fine for me and towing my car) how do you like your 35B? There's still a few things were working out on our 2014 35C, but overall I'd say we are satisfied.
Hi jondrew. It looks like I never replied to your question back in July (apologies). Aside from all the problems we've had (more than usual), we still like the coach...floorplan, size, etc. all meet our needs! Freightliner has a good service infrastructure and that's a good thing. Fleetwood stood behind their product during the warranty period but I'm sure they were happy to get rid of me when it was over. My dealer continues to be a big help with all the issues, although now the extended warranty company has to take the heat.

I've done my share of complaining about the coach. I continue to have issues but I stopped complaining as it looked like I was just complaining to complain. I still like heading out on the road with it but continue to be apprehensive about what will break next (something fails on every trip). During my latest short trip to Joshua Tree I noticed a coolant leak (here we go again).

Happy travels and hope you and your family have a great 2016!
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:28 PM   #60
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Interesting new problem on my last trip. Driving north on I-65 in southern TN and all of a sudden every warning light possible comes on and there is a constant buzzer. The transmission selector is also in error mode. I pull over and check the connections behind the dash. All looks tight. I call Freightliner and talk to a tech. He has me check several fuses and is very thorough. At the end of the call he tells me I need to drive to a Freightliner repair facility and have them look at it, but I shouldn't worry about driving it because it would derate everything to save iteself if there was a serious problem. So I drive 400 miles home using my gps for speed and loud rock music to cover the buzzer. Turns out a harness routed abouve the radiator was too long and got into the fan. The fan damaged some wires and caused a short. They fixed it. 18,500 miles over two seasons and still enjoying the rv life. I was interested in jumping into a Dutch Star, but discovered the trade in value of a 2015 33D is only $110k. I think I will enjoy it a few more years.
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Hi jmills, I had the same exact problem (posted pics on this board somewhere). Had to get it flatbed towed to the nearest freightliner shop and they repaired it to get me on the road...then replaced the whole harness front to back. It fell onto he radiator fan and was shredded.


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Old 07-29-2017, 09:35 AM   #62
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Well I have to agree that once you drive a diesel pusher you never go back to gas.... I have the 2015 Excursion and I love everything about the coach. I get great mpg, if I stay around Florida and other flat areas I get 11 to 12 mpg and I just went up to Pennsylvania and I got 10.5. With a 90 gal fuel tank I can get over 1000 miles and that to me is pretty nice. That said, I think the ride could be better, a little more room in the bathroom and a king size bed. Last time I spoke with Allison or Cummins they told me you could flash the software to get more torque but the engine or transmission couldn't handle it. Be careful if I am not mistaking an engine will cost you around 30k. Now after 2.5 years owning ours, we're thinking on Dutch Star 4018 just to have the few things we're looking for. The Excursion is a great coach for first timers.
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