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Old 02-17-2015, 12:54 PM   #1
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2014 Excursion 33D towing.. and mods..

picked up a2014 excursion 33d..

loaded it to 30,000 lbs.... went up a 6% grade....


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Old 02-17-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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pretty cool little coach,,, made by Fleetwood , freightliner... cummins power..

I finally found one with out the resident. fridge..

26,000 coach with combind 30,000
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:14 PM   #3
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here another video cruising 30,000 lbs loaded to the max...

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Old 02-17-2015, 01:20 PM   #4
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we really love this RV...does it have enough power? yes...

would I like more ...HEll yeah

there is a few don't likes....

first... the tires... 255-70-22.5s... why so little????
it think they make it ride bad...??? so... off to the tire store to check it out

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Old 02-17-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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soooo... the tires made it ride bad.... caused all kinds of squeaks and rattles/vibrations...that and they mke it ride harsh...

so I put 275-70-22.5s

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Old 02-17-2015, 01:26 PM   #6
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headed towards Utah... long up hill ride...

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we just went on a 500 mile trip... the new tires were great.... like riding on air... no viberations..

mostly up hill...9.2 mpg...

coming home... 10.4 mpg...
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couple pics of the tires...
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Nice photos and videos. I have a 2014 35c and like it. Just picked it up a few weeks ago and an getting the gremlins worked out. Hopefully the last thing is the generator which was pushing out blue smoke under load. Just dropped it off at the local Cummins place for warranty service.

I wish I could find a good tire place like you seem to have. I don't feel much in the way of vibrations, but the coach does seem to wander a bit while driving it. Not sure if it's pilot error or not.

You said Goodyear was picking up the tab on the fronts? I assume you're covering the other 4

Really nice seeing that Excursion going up that grade pulling a big trailer. The most I'll ever pull will be my car. Also don't have very many 6% grades in Florida. I'll have to head out your way to find those.
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Nice photos and videos. I have a 2014 35c and like it. Just picked it up a few weeks ago and an getting the gremlins worked out. Hopefully the last thing is the generator which was pushing out blue smoke under load. Just dropped it off at the local Cummins place for warranty service.

I wish I could find a good tire place like you seem to have. I don't feel much in the way of vibrations, but the coach does seem to wander a bit while driving it. Not sure if it's pilot error or not.

You said Goodyear was picking up the tab on the fronts? I assume you're covering the other 4

Really nice seeing that Excursion going up that grade pulling a big trailer. The most I'll ever pull will be my car. Also don't have very many 6% grades in Florida. I'll have to head out your way to find those.
my gen is puffing blue smoke also..also found out from onan that the first service is 20 hrs..
mine had 60 hrs when I got it

so its at onan right now...pick it up tonight..
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some coral pink camp pics
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Nice photos and videos. I have a 2014 35c and like it. Just picked it up a few weeks ago and an getting the gremlins worked out. Hopefully the last thing is the generator which was pushing out blue smoke under load. Just dropped it off at the local Cummins place for warranty service.

I wish I could find a good tire place like you seem to have. I don't feel much in the way of vibrations, but the coach does seem to wander a bit while driving it. Not sure if it's pilot error or not.

You said Goodyear was picking up the tab on the fronts? I assume you're covering the other 4

Really nice seeing that Excursion going up that grade pulling a big trailer. The most I'll ever pull will be my car. Also don't have very many 6% grades in Florida. I'll have to head out your way to find those.
also,.. befor the tire swap, I had all kinds of squeaky rattles coming from every where...gone..

heres the specs on the two tire sizes
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37 mph won't work for me ( I can go 60 with my V-10)...why don't they put the 360hp engine in the 33D? I wish it was a option as we like the 33D for our next MH.
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37 mph won't work for me ( I can go 60 with my V-10)...why don't they put the 360hp engine in the 33D? I wish it was a option as we like the 33D for our next MH.
the difference is this... it hardly ever shifts and is quiet.. my v10 went up the hill 12mph faster

the cummins runs at 62 down the highway 10mpg,,, the v10 got just under 5.. pulling the same trailer
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