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Old 09-03-2016, 07:58 PM   #113
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I might not be on topic here.... We have found that hanging a curtain just behind the front driver and passenger's seat makes a big difference in keeping the cool in the living area during the summer and heat in the area during the fall and winter. Also we keep it closed while driving and the chassis' A/C and heater then keep us comfortable.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:03 PM   #114
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We bought the Magna Shades a couple of years ago and have been very pleased with them. Easy to put up and take down. We did the windshield and driver's and passengers side windows. Can't comment on self installation as we had them installed at the factory in NC.
I think I saw pictures of your unit with the shades installed on the Magna Shade web site - very clean installation.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 09-21-2016, 08:30 PM   #115
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I made my own windshield shade out of Phifertex (from Sailrite.com). This material allows you to see outside but folks cannot see inside (except at night when lights are on in coach). Also made an awning sun/wind shade out of same material. These were very easy to make. I can provide more detail and photos to any that need it.

Another question. I have a serious leak at the sliding window on both driver and passenger side. I just put on several layers of duct tape to stop it but this is only a temporary fix as you need to be able to open the windows sometimes. Yesterday, I bought a gutter extension and installed these on right and left front, along with a rubber gutter that I installed between the awning and gutter extension. These helped very much on the flow (it has really been raining here) but there were still leaks which is why I used the duct tape. Any ideas? Do any of you have this problem?
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I am looking for an Avanti 3106 to purchase. Would prefer a 2011 or newer, I want the cummins. If you know of one please contact me at 435-632-9075.

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This is way late but I hope you found what you were looking for and have enjoyed it. We're in the process of looking for the same rv and hope to learn from your experience.
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Can anyone tell me if the drivers seat can move up and down for shorter people? Thanks
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:13 PM   #118
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recently purchased used 2011Avanti 2806 has the same problem with front side window tracks filling with rainwater.
wife says she found a mention on line that Damon did not provide functional weep holes in these window installations.

currently looking for a solution.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:26 AM   #119
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When leveling we made sure the front was slightly higher than the rear allowing the rain water to drain toward the back. Took care of our similar issue.
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Old 03-27-2021, 10:57 PM   #120
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my 2011 Avanti 2806 does not have a switch for an exhaust break though Cummins info indicates that the exhaust break is integral to the turbocharger on the ISB 6.7.
-- so I guess that it functions independently??
Would be comforting to know -- heading to the mountains
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:21 AM   #121
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my 2011 Avanti 2806 does not have a switch for an exhaust break though Cummins info indicates that the exhaust break is integral to the turbocharger on the ISB 6.7.
-- so I guess that it functions independently??
Would be comforting to know -- heading to the mountains

The "Engine Brake" feature was introduced by TMC in the 2012 model year. I am not aware of any Avanti owners who have retrofitted this feature to earlier models.
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Old 06-02-2021, 10:19 AM   #122
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Hello, had the same problem with water spilling inside during heavy rain. Found a solution, but not easy to do. The problem with these windows is that installers placed sealer all around the window frames during installation. They simply did not skip over the weep holes, probably the same installer because they only made these units for two years. If you remove the rubber insert and the track piece you will see the weep holes. It takes a lot of work to get through the gum that was used as a sealer. Requires a very, very thin saw blade with an angled point to get through. After you do, clip off one end of a coping saw blade and use it to remove the gum. Most of this work must be done outside so you must protect your finish with something like a thin piect of plastic for the blade to ride back and fourth flat against it. I can now see light through these weep holes and heavy rain these past few days have proven that they now work as they should.
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:09 PM   #123
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overdrive switch

My 2011 Avanti 2806 has an overdrive off switch on the leftside dash next to the cruse control switch. I am unable to detect any change in RPM when the switch is selected. Does this model have a functional overdrive off??
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overdrive

Perhaps my first question should have been: Does the 2011 Avanti 2806(Cummins ISB 6.7/Allison 1000 six speed/Freightliner) have an overdrive?
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recently purchased used 2011Avanti 2806 has the same problem with front side window tracks filling with rainwater.
wife says she found a mention on line that Damon did not provide functional weep holes in these window installations.

currently looking for a solution.
This is true, and it is a pain to correct. We had water coming in and spilling during a heavy rain several times. You must be careful removing the slider felt strip (so that you can reuse it) and pull out the rubber surround pieces. Then using small thin files, a very thin/narrow flexible putty like instrument, and picks you can pull out the rubber seal material from the weep hole locations. It is a difficult task and you can mar the outside finish if you don't be careful. But ours now work well and there is no longer any water buildup. It seems the initial factory installers just spread sealer around the entire surface and did not bother to miss the weep holes that are there. Under the felt liner you will find the slots leading to the outside slots. You can push the very thin narrow like putty tool (really an artist stainless steel paint mixing spade) through the outside holes where you must remove the sealer from outside. From the outside, once you have marked the slots with a grease pin for location when outside, you can then begin to insert the thin tools to grab the sealer but don't push up too far or you will be pushing on the glass gas sealer. The best tool is a broken dental pick to grab and remove the unwanted sealer from the outside so these weep hole locations can function. There are three or four of them.
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My 2011 Avanti 2806 has an overdrive off switch on the leftside dash next to the cruse control switch. I am unable to detect any change in RPM when the switch is selected. Does this model have a functional overdrive off??
I have a 2011 Avanti 2806 with a switch to the left of the steering wheel labelled “OD OFF” (Overdrive OFF). When the switch is enabled (Overdrive OFF - switch light ON), the transmission uses gears 1-4 only. When the switch is disabled (Overdrive ON - switch light OFF), the transmission uses all of the gears (1-6). The labelling is a bit confusing, but it works.
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