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Old 04-16-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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who builds on the FRED?

where would i find a list of all the builders who use the FRED? i know Tiffin n GULFSTREAM DO. ANYBODY ELSE.
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The FRED is an option on the Newmar Grand Star.
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Freightliner may be the best place to give you that info. the main number is 864-487-1700. Customer assistance number is 800-FTL-Help.
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With FL getting out of the RV industry has anyone heard what the future of the Fred will be?
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Where did you hear that Raca-roni? I'm sure there is no truth to that rumor. I was at the plant and the service center in Gaffney a week or so ago and saw and heard of future plans.
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According to the FCCC customer products page FCCC Motorhome Chassis: Built on Freightliner the following are offered on the MC (FRED) chassis.

Coachman: Sportscoach Avant Garde
Damon: Outlaw
Forrest River: Georgetown
Gulf Stream Coach: Bounty Hunter, Crescendo, Independence, Sun Sport, Sun Voyager, and Yellowstone.
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Tiffin: Allegro, Allegro Bay
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:00 AM   #7
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MY motorhome was built on a FRED.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:14 PM   #8
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Back when FL said they were no longer going to use Cat diesel engines because of the problems they had meeting the EPA requirements they made mention of getting out of the RV business and just concentrating in the truck business.
Even though they have hundreds of dealers nation wide there are only a few that are Oasis dealers and the majority of them will not work on RV's, just trucks.
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Just saw where Winnebago was going to have some front engine diesels for 2010 and that there would be a Freightliner FRED in the Adventurer series.
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Workhorse is now offering a front engine diesel in their W series chassis, the W16D and W20D. It's a MaxxForce (Navistar) diesel engine. Some manufacturers may jump onto that, since it simplifies their build requirements by using the same chassis for both gas and front diesel models.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:26 PM   #11
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how do you like the fred compared to a pusher? Have you had a chance to compare?
I am considering a fred and will appreciate the input.
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Depends on what models you are comparing. If you could find the exact same model in front and rear engine configurations, about the only differences in front vs rear engine is noise level in the cockpit, some amount of engine hump (doghouse) in the front and flatness and depth of the floor in the storage bays (the rear engine allows a lower flat floor because there is no drive shaft running the length of the coach).
However, pushers generally have air suspension instead of leaf springs, an independent front suspension instead of solid axle, and other enhancements that are not strictly related to the engine location. Therefore most pushers ride and handle a bit better, are often more plush, have more features, etc.
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