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Old 09-17-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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Looking for anybody who has bought one of the newer (last year or so) diesel pullers. We just ordered one--a 2007 Gulfstream Sun Voyager 39' with a front diesel engine--a 300hp Cummins Freightliner and wanted to hear from another owner as to how they like theirs? Or from anybody else for that matter, if they have any information about these?

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Looking for anybody who has bought one of the newer (last year or so) diesel pullers. We just ordered one--a 2007 Gulfstream Sun Voyager 39' with a front diesel engine--a 300hp Cummins Freightliner and wanted to hear from another owner as to how they like theirs? Or from anybody else for that matter, if they have any information about these?

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Old 09-23-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Welcome Jill to irv2
The chassis you are getting is called the FRED and its new to the market not many in the field yet by the number of posts. You can go down to the Freightliner Forum below and you may fine some feed back on chassis. I will short cut your post to New member check in maybe someone will have a answer for you their.
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Hi 007-thanks for the info--it's true, I haven't found one person yet who has experience with these rigs. My understanding is they've been around for about a year now, so I hoped there'd be somebody on these forums. Oh well, guess I'll be that person!
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:45 AM   #5
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macleay, welcome to IRV2. As far as I know, the FRED chassis was just intorduced in the past month or so. Gotta' watch thoes slales people at the dealers tell you.

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Old 09-23-2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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The FRED Chassis made it's debut at last year's Louisville trade show and then at this year's RV show in Hershey in September.

FRED Rolls Into Hershey, PA

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation will reveal its innovative FRont-Engine Diesel motorhome chassis, now referred to as "FRED," at the 37th Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey, PA, September 14 through 18.

FRED was developed around extensive surveys conducted with current gas-RV owners who indicated a strong desire to have a diesel engine option under their favorite gas motorhome floorplan.
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Old 09-23-2006, 01:38 PM   #7
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Jill , not to worry. The FRED chassis is a very competaint chassis. I have liked them since their inception, the Cummins will do the job for you for many years. I test drove one in Hershey and liked it. It does have compatition in the form of the new workhorse UFO, but the UFO is in a whole different catagory. The FRED has it's own personality, and I'm sure you will end up loving old FRED. Oh by the way Congrats
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Jill, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the new Sun Voyager. I am sure you will enjoy both it and the forum. Looks like you have been given some info and hopefully more to come. You will find we are a group of fun loving RVers that like to help each other where we can. Any questions you have, just ask. Good luck and stay safe.
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Thank you all for your replies! We are very excited about getting our new motorhome, but a little nervous becuase of the newness of the FRED. Thanks, Jestme13-you are the only one out of several forums that has even driven one! Glad to hear you liked it.

Rebelsbeach, that is one of the reasons we wanted this particular motorhome--the floor plan is incredible, in our opinion. Take a look at the gallery for #8389 and the floorplan: http://www.gulfstreamcoach.com/sunvoyager/index.html#

The other reason is we wanted to go from a gas to a diesel, and wanted new if possible, but couldn't afford most of the diesels we found. The FRED was less expensive.

Probably won't get it until late November, and will report back.

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Very nice setup and different, congrats and sorry about the wait.
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Thank you! It was one of the last RVs we looked at at the RV show, in fact, we found it by accident--they didn't have it showcased very well. It is called three-zone living--it gives the feel of three separate rooms--living room,
dining room/kitchen, and bedroom. Plus there's an actual hallway to get to the bedroom, as well as getting to it from the bathroom. Very interesting to us.

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Jill, we looked at that exact model at our dealer in PA and were very impressed by it. That one was a gasser, but the dealer said we could have a FRED for about the same price, hence my interest to test drive the FRED.
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