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Old 04-02-2020, 09:11 PM   #1
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S2RV chassis service

I read a post on another forum about how since the S2RV chassis is made by FCCC, it's going to be a lot harder to find a shop willing to work on it than an M2 chassis. Is there any truth to this, or just FUD?
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Wasn’t true for me, the S2 is also used as a bus chassis and basically is the same as a M2 when it comes to service.
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:50 AM   #3
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A truck is a truck is a truck. Any truck shop will work on ANY brand chassis. All but the steel used to build a chassis is pretty much the same. The air springs are made by one of 2 companies (usually Firestone). The brakes and systems are probably Eaton. Anyway you get the idea. Chassis service is NEVER a problem for ANY brand if it is an honest shop.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thank you both for the information. I thought that the other poster was incorrect but I'm glad to have 3rd party confirmation.
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Freightliner Comparison Chart

Freightliner Comparison Chart, hope this helps.
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That is not published by Freightliner but by Dynamax, who does not build on the S2RV chassis, and is seeking to "highlight the strengths" of the M2 Heavy platform. They don't mention that some of the listed things are additional equipment installed by Dynamax and not inherent to the chassis. For example rear suspension air dump switch is a recent addition, and plenty of older Dynamax coaches don't have it. "Upgraded" shock absorbers is another example. The chart says that S2RV doesn't come with an auxiliary air chuck but that is always added by the coach manufacturer, and the Valencia has it too. So in my opinion it's a dishonest comparison. I get it, it's marketing material, but they don't represent it as such.

Also the chart does not answer my question.

To be fair, SportTruckRV has published an even worse misleading comparison chart that compares the 2018 Valencia to the discontinued-since-2018 non-HD Force and the 2016 Seneca.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:18 PM   #7
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I've taken my 2018 ValenciaBB to my local Freightliner service center without issues. As has been mentioned earlier, the S2RV chassis is substantially similar to the M2 chassis (with some compelling modifications that are particularly suitable for a motorhome - single 100 gallon fuel tank, 10 gallon DEF tank). They've been more than happy to perform the annual chassis maintenance X 3. If you give them a call, I'm sure they'll be happy to answer any questions:

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hi everyone im based in ireland and im looking for information on the cost of s2rv chassis to buy but cant seem to find the price can you buy them direct
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