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Old 10-31-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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Nexus 32 SC Super C Indepth Review - Mike Mas

Hello Forum Members - this is an extensive in depth review on the new Super C from the folks at Nexus. The Nexus Phantom 32 SC is built on an International TerraStar chassis with the MaxxForce 7 V8 Diesel engine with an Allison 6 speed transmission.

I’m just another RV owner like you guys and wanted to share my finding with other forum members – I have no association to the manufacture other than a customer relationship. Enjoy!

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Old 11-01-2014, 12:41 AM   #2
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Damn Mike that's one hell of an in-depth and long review. I like it! 😜 I've always liked Nexus story and their rigs, but they are way too expensive for me. No big deal, I'll be happy with a late 90's Beaver DP, that is if I can find the one I want, no easy feat! 😜
Lastly, love your other rig. That is one friggin cool "truck" 😜
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Uncle!

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Old 11-04-2014, 02:48 AM   #4
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Nice work, and thanks for posting.
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Idleup, nice review. We looked at this RV very seriously but we ended up buying a Thor Four Winds Super C. Our main concern was the lack of engine or exhaust brake which I considered pretty important for towing a heavy trailer. According to the NEXUS rep at the Hershey show in 2013, not only was a brake not an option but he was not aware of any way to add one aftermarket. This seemed odd for a Super C but it definitely sent us off in a different direction. So far, the F550 is nice but there are a lot of annoying issues with the Thor coach part. Your comment about the "residential" refrig and battery capacity is interesting. We haven't had the opportunity to check this yet. We paid extra for the diesel generator - the LP unit just makes no sense with the diesel engine RV - so recharging the house battery shouldn't too much of an issue.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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Jebsen,

You're 1005 right - the MaxxForce engine should have an exhaust or engine brake. However on the positive note- I did take a ride to Asheville NC from Ga where I have to go though the mountains and found I could go down a 7% grade without touching the brake in 2nd gear and it would keep it around 30-35mph. Regardless i sure wish it had the brake - by the way they do make an aftermarket exhaust brake but you have to do a DPF delete to use it.

Did your Thor have a 110 fridge installed?

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Nice write-up and summary of the features. Being Nexus is the MH guys from Gulfstream, I see a lot of similarities between the new Nexus and my older Gulfstream Supernova. That is not bad, just observation. I do prefer the 22.5 wheels and tires on mine, but I also have higher 26,000 GVWR with mine.
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Idle-up,
Yes, it came with a 110v "residential" fridge. No option for the usual dc/LP RV type. It was billed as a big plus. We'll see.
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Yes, it came with a 110v "residential" fridge. No option for the usual dc/LP RV type. It was billed as a big plus. We'll see.
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Yep - the "big plus" is they stick a few grand in their pocket and you're stuck trying to keep your batteries up as the inverter sucks it dry. The bad part is these refrigerators are not efficient nor economical in any way.

Oh well its not the end of the world - as long as you know what's happening you'll be OK - like I said unless your dry camping its not really a problem.

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Idleup, nice review. We looked at this RV very seriously but we ended up buying a Thor Four Winds Super C. Our main concern was the lack of engine or exhaust brake which I considered pretty important for towing a heavy trailer. According to the NEXUS rep at the Hershey show in 2013, not only was a brake not an option but he was not aware of any way to add one aftermarket. This seemed odd for a Super C but it definitely sent us off in a different direction. So far, the F550 is nice but there are a lot of annoying issues with the Thor coach part. Your comment about the "residential" refrig and battery capacity is interesting. We haven't had the opportunity to check this yet. We paid extra for the diesel generator - the LP unit just makes no sense with the diesel engine RV - so recharging the house battery shouldn't too much of an issue.
I have looked at the Nexus and too wanted an exhaust brake. I have a trailer truck combination that weighs in about 23.5K-24.5K and have tow without an exhaust brake. I thought it did good, than got the same truck (later year) with an exhaust brake and would never go back.

I too ask Nexus earlier this year about the exhaust brake and was told basically the same thing. I contacted Navistar/Intentional about it, they have it and its doable as an aftermarket. They told me that since I haven't ordered yet. to have the manufacturer order it with the chassis and that it would be about half the price. I told them that I didn't think that would happen and was willing to pay for it and that my only concern was that would the engine still maintain its warranty. They told me that as long as one of their shops does the work and it is their product, it would not void the warrant.
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Thanks so much for the very detailed write up! This unit is at the top of my shopping list, so this is very helpful. Would you mind describing the problems you had with the spec sheet? I've already found three, and I haven't touched a unit yet. On the web spec sheet, the transmission, barrel chair, and fuel tanks are mis-stated.
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Our main concern was the lack of engine or exhaust brake which I considered pretty important for towing a heavy trailer. According to the NEXUS rep at the Hershey show in 2013, not only was a brake not an option but he was not aware of any way to add one aftermarket. This seemed odd for a Super C but it definitely sent us off in a different direction.
One more thing...On the topic of exhaust brake. International has a very long (72-page) list of options for the TerraStar. It includes a $900 (MSRP) option for an Engine Exhaust Brake. If we end up getting this unit, I'll try asking for that option to be installed with the chassis order. Right now the 32SC is at the top of our list.
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One more thing...On the topic of exhaust brake. International has a very long (72-page) list of options for the TerraStar. It includes a $900 (MSRP) option for an Engine Exhaust Brake. If we end up getting this unit, I'll try asking for that option to be installed with the chassis order. Right now the 32SC is at the top of our list.

Hello thanks for the reply - yes if there is an option to get it for $900 one would be an idiot to pass it up.

As I said, while I wish I had the brake, its not really a problem for me I can hold a 7% grade in 2nd gear and maintain 35 mph with no service brakes being used. The V8 diesel has good braking power with just the engine itself.
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Hello Guys I finally got time to remedy the stock hitch which hung down too low - I cut out the cross bar then re-welded it at the top of the hitch side-plates, this moved it up almost 5 inches - major difference!

Enjoy - Mike
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