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Old 05-07-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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New 2014 Fleetwood Terra SE 31c

Just took our first trip in the New Fleetwood.
Our first RV, went big and went home with a Class A.

We fit easily in a 30' spot in a Cali state beach park where they are notorious for measuring coach length. Wouldn't have fit with anything longer.
Love the floor plan, sleeping 8 easily in a 31' coach.

We have #2980 lbs of OCC so lots of room for stuff and people.

Power is surprisingly decent... was accelerating from 60 to 65 on an uphill passing trucks. Can easily do 75mph when the road is flat and level around 1900-2000 rpm.

So far so good... a few minor things, some wires in the engine compartment underneath routed slightly strange, and weird strain on them that would lead to breaking over time. I will have the dealer re-route some of these.

Also noticed hardly any zip ties securing wiring in the engine compartment. Not like it will get loose or damage anything, just lots of free play. The OCD person in me will go through with zip ties and extra secure it.

Did overnight without hookups, and with, to run it through its paces. 36gal grey tank will fill quickly, so I think we'll have to use a tub for dishwater and throw it out if we are going an extended period of time.

Also need to add an inverter, and I will probably add a solar panel too.
Already replaced all the interior bulbs with LED ones at a cost of around $150-200.

Wife is already looking at the Kelderman air suspension upgrade.
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Gorgeous rig! Congrats and have fun!
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Sweeeeeeeeeet.... Congrats...
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Looks great,I would be careful raiseing tires off the ground.
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I noticed that as well... I just used the "auto" setting on the leveler, and when it was down the front right tire was off the ground...

Should I put leveling blocks under to get it closer first? then auto level?
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A little night campground shot! ;-) loving' the Terra, I'm able to squeeze it in some tight spots.
HATE the cruise control shift points on the Ford V10. I think i'll try the 5-star tune.
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Enjoy that beauty. Congrats on the coach.
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If your spot is so off-level that the tires (especially rear ones) are off the ground, then yes, get some blocks so that the wheels are on solid surface. If this happens when you use auto-level even when on a relatively level spot, then the auto-level will need to be adjusted to true level by the dealer. That is a great looking rig you have. I love the night shot!
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Just took our first trip in the New Fleetwood.
Our first RV, went big and went home with a Class A.

We fit easily in a 30' spot in a Cali state beach park where they are notorious for measuring coach length. Wouldn't have fit with anything longer.
Love the floor plan, sleeping 8 easily in a 31' coach.

We have #2980 lbs of OCC so lots of room for stuff and people.

Power is surprisingly decent... was accelerating from 60 to 65 on an uphill passing trucks. Can easily do 75mph when the road is flat and level around 1900-2000 rpm.

So far so good... a few minor things, some wires in the engine compartment underneath routed slightly strange, and weird strain on them that would lead to breaking over time. I will have the dealer re-route some of these.

Also noticed hardly any zip ties securing wiring in the engine compartment. Not like it will get loose or damage anything, just lots of free play. The OCD person in me will go through with zip ties and extra secure it.

Did overnight without hookups, and with, to run it through its paces. 36gal grey tank will fill quickly, so I think we'll have to use a tub for dishwater and throw it out if we are going an extended period of time.

Also need to add an inverter, and I will probably add a solar panel too.
Already replaced all the interior bulbs with LED ones at a cost of around $150-200.

Wife is already looking at the Kelderman air suspension upgrade.
Nice looking coach and congratulations! Wishing you many safe miles of travel and memories!
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Looks great,I would be careful raiseing tires off the ground.
I agree with Rooster. If possible remember to deflate the air suspension and lower the coach before leveling.
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Don't believe that there is air suspension involved. Most likely the auto leveler needs adjustment. Great looking rig. As a suggestion Henderson Drive Line is an excellent vendor that specialize in chassis upgrades and tuning for any coach. They are located in OR. John will answer any questions you might throw his way. Not affiliated in anyway. Be sure to join the FW owners forum hear at IRV2.
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A little night campground shot! ;-) loving' the Terra, I'm able to squeeze it in some tight spots.
HATE the cruise control shift points on the Ford V10. I think i'll try the 5-star tune.
This type of abrupt shifting is normal when using the cruise on hilly non flat terrain. (don't use the cruise while climbing moderate grades)
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