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Old 09-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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Is it true that Tiffin is discontinuing FRED? Other than bottom line were there problems with this chassis? Some owners I have talked to seem to like this chassis. Maintenance was not bad nor was noise on those morereecent Cummings engines. Of course nobody likes to admit they made a bad buy.

I was looking for 2008 or 2009 34xb or 35 tsb with 340 hp/660 lb torque engine. Seems Triton is too week on these models since tow capacity is down to 4000lb. My 34N Hurricane with same engine is rated at 5000lb tow capacity.

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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The Fred is very noisy- you'll hear everything...rpm's up and down as it goes through all the gears, etc. I test drove a 34 QBA on that chassis a few years ago- very disappointing. If you absolutely need a diesel coach- go with a conventional design with rear engine, if you like the Allegro Bay- there's nothing wrong with the F-53 chassis unless you have to opt for more towing capacity. Stay away from Workhorse.

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