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Old 08-29-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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How's the ride?

I'm curious how the ride of a Feightliner rear diesel compares to the Sparten and Roadmaster Chasis? I currently have a Roadmaster R4 chasis, and it rides very rough, looking for a smoother ride. Thanks for the help. Any help or suggestions concrning Freightliner is appreciated.
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I had a RR4 chassis and currently have a FreightLiner XCS IFS chassis and the ride without any question is much better on the Freightliner chassis. I can't tell you how it compares to the non IFS chassis.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Tire pressure?

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I'm curious how the ride of a Feightliner rear diesel compares to the Sparten and Roadmaster Chasis? I currently have a Roadmaster R4 chasis, and it rides very rough, looking for a smoother ride. Thanks for the help. Any help or suggestions concrning Freightliner is appreciated.
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When I first got our 2007 Fleetwood on a Freightliner chassis the ride was very rough.

I got the coach weighed, per wheel, checked the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure for the per wheel weight and determined our tires were over inflated by about 30psi. Since then the ride has been very smooth.

It seems many dealers will inflate the tires to the max inflation pressure to protect them against lawsuit issues. It makes the ride very HARD.
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ours is sensitive to tire pressures.

but overall it rides very nice, except through I-20 in Louisiana

sometimes it feels like it wanders on the rutted highways
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:04 AM   #5
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ours is sensitive to tire pressures.

but overall it rides very nice, except through I-20 in Louisiana

sometimes it feels like it wanders on the rutted highways
If you think it is rough with a Freightliner, try it on an F-53 chassis!
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It is pointless to try to compare just "Freihgtliner" to some other specific chassis. FL builds dozens of different chassis configurations, even under the one "XC" chassis name. There is little valid comparison between a 228" wheelbase straight rail, solid axle, XC and a 268" raised rail with IFS, just to give one example.

For that matter, your Roadmaster R4R is no comparison to the larger, better handling, Roadmaster RR8R either.

The RR4R is about the equivalent of a FL XC-S chassis and I suspect the ride is about the same. It's a pretty basic air suspension chassis either way. The better chassis models will ride and handle better, whether Roadmaster, Freightliner or Spartan.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:51 PM   #7
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Gary! tells it just the way i see it they will all ride nice until you get on rough road and that's when you can tell the diff.
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I think it's more of how rough the road is as well. Our Freightliner chassis rides pretty smooth but some roads just don't cut it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:06 AM   #9
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All above are true however I suspect you are looking for an answer based on a equivelent caparativly speaking of what you have now.
I have not had thousands of miles in an R4 chassis, BUT enough to know that my purchase of my Freightliner chassis Winnie Was the clear choice for me.
Now thousands of miles later I am still happy with my decision.
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