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Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,437
Posted By SDM1
It took a solid 3 years to get our 2011 Aspire...

It took a solid 3 years to get our 2011 Aspire sorted out. Joyce and the rest of the CS team stood with us all the way. Wanted to give up many times, but Joyce has the way of ensuring they are...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-08-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,884
Posted By SDM1
We have to say from reading posts and talking...

We have to say from reading posts and talking with other Entegra owners! QC has improved leaps and bounds from our model 2011 Aspire DL42. We still have to say though that Entegra has had an angel...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,814
Posted By SDM1
Thanks DSL We have actually enjoyed the last...

Thanks DSL
We have actually enjoyed the last two trouble free trips in the coach, FINALLY. I completely understand new owners being upset with any issues for what we pay for these coach units. ...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-16-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,814
Posted By SDM1
rcarrie, MY ADVISE take it as you wish since I...

rcarrie,
MY ADVISE take it as you wish since I have been EXACTLY in your shoes with our 2011 Entegra.
As I have found out myself, Joyce can make things happen if you work with her. True it may...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 26,577
Posted By SDM1
us out west, if you read I said PERSONALLY I...

us out west,
if you read I said PERSONALLY I would hook up and pull it. NEVER did I say I recommend for them to do that! I would have no problems with it myself. I PERSONALLY have hauled weights...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-15-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 26,577
Posted By SDM1
Dodge towing

Personally I would hook up and head out with no worries. The more you load these Dodge trucks the better they pull. You should be fine with the weights, maybe right on the line. I have seen these...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,814
Posted By SDM1
rcarriere, For what it is worth, Joyce will go...

rcarriere,
For what it is worth, Joyce will go above and beyond to help you get the coach sorted. We bought a 2011 Aspire 42DL NEW from Hope's Camper in Monroe La.
The thing was a pile of crap...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-29-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By SDM1
Jammer, Can you point me to the dealer that...

Jammer, Can you point me to the dealer that will sell the truck as you described for 45K. i'll go buy another Dodge now for that price!!! My 2011 megacab CTD 4x4 Larime was 47k new!
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By SDM1
Wow, 8,000 miles on ours in 3years and 7 months. ...

Wow, 8,000 miles on ours in 3years and 7 months. Only about 1500 miles at best for actual use, rest to and from factory and repair shops. Things have been a lot better in these last 7 months...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,600
Posted By SDM1
Equalizer Jack system motor shorted out (...

Equalizer Jack system motor shorted out ( internal ground), Jacks were down and stuck on lot. Gotta say though Equalizer worked with us and shipped a new motor out overnight. About an hour to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,183
Posted By SDM1
campground in New Orleans

We have stayed at French Quarter RV Resort, It was our #1 campground to have ever stayed at But Anchor Down RV Resort in Sevierville Tn is tied with it now.
French Quarter RV is down town and about...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,878
Posted By SDM1
our dissapointment

we would have to say , quality vs price! for what these units cost now it would be great to have better quality built coach!
After 3 1/2 years our coach now seems to be lined out and able to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By SDM1
a dodge 3500 dually will do all you need and...

a dodge 3500 dually will do all you need and more! As for the dually part for extra weight, you can say that yes! Dually trucks give you alot more stability when carrying heavy loads at highways...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By SDM1
Leak

Brobox, will try to post picture in morning! Just got to destination and setting up. The leak is just below my washing machine basically! Have looked some during trip today when ran pump ,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By SDM1
Water leaking from????

Has anyone had water leaking ( dripping) from wheel well area and along body line above bay doors???
It is doing this over drive axle area which is inline with washing machine area in coach!! Has...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-13-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,470
Posted By SDM1
We had the same issue on our 2011 Aspire! ...

We had the same issue on our 2011 Aspire! Factory fixed it on first visit and it came back out on drive back home. Entegra shop guy just said dab some GE silicone behind it and stick it back in...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-30-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By SDM1
Problems resolved!!! Jack system was pump...

Problems resolved!!! Jack system was pump motor failure ( internal short in motor)! Equalizer sent replacement and I installed and working Now!
As for rear AC unit, following Keith K 's ideals...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-26-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,856
Posted By SDM1
Sounds like you have an internal valve leaking in...

Sounds like you have an internal valve leaking in the pump system! If it makes you feel any better we had basically the same issue with an Equalizer system and it just took a while to get it...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By SDM1
Update on the Jacks!!! After trouble shooting...

Update on the Jacks!!! After trouble shooting system with Jamie from equalizer on the phone it appears the pump motor is grounding out internally!!! We got it to bump by tapping motor and then it...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By SDM1
Leveling Jacks, Rear Air Unit problems

Looking for others that may have had similar issues. Coach is a 2011 ASPIRE 42DL on Freightliner chassis. We got on site and began leveling coach, all things seemed good. UNTIL coach was doing final...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,229
Posted By SDM1
Bryan, Pretty sure Joyce can help ya out also. ...

Bryan,
Pretty sure Joyce can help ya out also. She went above and beyond to help us get our DEF issues resolved, sounds like you have the same issue we had with leaking hose from tank toinjector!
...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,229
Posted By SDM1
bcp. Keep us informed on DEF issue!

bcp. Keep us informed on DEF issue!
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-03-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,229
Posted By SDM1
We had the same problem as you are now having! ...

We had the same problem as you are now having! For US it was the Blue corrigated looking hose from the DEF tank, The hose had rubbed a coach frame mounting bracket and cut a V shaped groove in the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-22-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By SDM1
Great video, Joyce is a wonderful person with the...

Great video, Joyce is a wonderful person with the most calming and soothing voice. She is perfect for customer service for them. After 3 years of problems Joyce has finally helped us get our...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,012
Posted By SDM1
sounds like when attempting to rid the RV of the...

sounds like when attempting to rid the RV of the spider someone hit the main power shut off switch. That disengages the selenoid and disconnects all power feeds to coach! Appears by post that...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-16-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,012
Posted By SDM1
i know for a fact that on my 2011 Aspire if you...

i know for a fact that on my 2011 Aspire if you hit the MAIN POWER switch inside entry door to the left clse to floor NOTHING at all works in the coach no matter is shore power or generator! ...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 07-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,648
Posted By SDM1
For what it is worth, we bought a NEW 2011...

For what it is worth, we bought a NEW 2011 Entegra 45' DP. April 1st of 2011 was purchase date and we have JUST NOW got things lined out. Last year the coach was in the shop MORE than we had it. So...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-24-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,418
Posted By SDM1
Problems with ours on 2011 ASPIRE, Microwave...

Problems with ours on 2011 ASPIRE, Microwave would just decide to come on by it's self. Showed a Code several times and we have never been able to get info on it. Reported to Entegra CS on both...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 04-19-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,648
Posted By SDM1
Hope you get it sorted soon, just learn to patch...

Hope you get it sorted soon, just learn to patch it up to complete trips best you can and then go to shop. We have been fighting major and minor problems for 3 years now, just got our coach out of...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-19-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
TerryO We would love to get out more, but...

TerryO
We would love to get out more, but HONESTLY since we have had the coach it has stayed on the shop. 2 trips to factory, last summer it was down for 17 weeks straight in the shop. All the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By SDM1
Sounds like some winterizing fluid still in the...

Sounds like some winterizing fluid still in the lines. Had the same issue when winterized our coach, flush system good and should be fine.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
Good news! Coach is repaired and back home in...

Good news! Coach is repaired and back home in Louisiana put back in enclosed storage until we get back down to get it!
Just so everyone can be aware of the problem and check their own RV's out,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By SDM1
The filters you both mentioned should be the same...

The filters you both mentioned should be the same for my 2011 Aspire with Frieghtliner chassi i hope! So far i have not been able to find the water separator filter for my ISL 400. These numbers...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
Well , we dropped the coach off and naturally...

Well , we dropped the coach off and naturally took pictures of it real good for any possible damages! As of the coach there 3 days already they have only moved it from outside the fence to inside...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
Hogdriver, We are sure hoping that is the only...

Hogdriver,
We are sure hoping that is the only issue! Hopefully limp mode will sort out with hose changed! Now just to get the hose replaced is the next issue!
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
After doing a good visual inspection of the DEF...

After doing a good visual inspection of the DEF system i did find a blue spiral wound hose that goes from the DEF pump to the exhaust burner that has rubbed on a frame rail and is now worn in half! ...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
Thanks for the advise Chuck! That the kind of...

Thanks for the advise Chuck! That the kind of information i need to help me out. Joyce with Entegra and Rhonda with Freightliner are a big help rite now, they have found a wrecker service that...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
Folks read into it enough to know its an Entegra...

Folks read into it enough to know its an Entegra so either chassis should not matter if they actually pay attention! To me it matters not the chassis type, has anyone had the problem or heard of...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
I am calling Freightliner because my coach is a...

I am calling Freightliner because my coach is a 2011 and IS a freightliner chassis! Joyce , Rhonda at Freightliner help center are trying to help but none of us can get a reply from Cummins!
I...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By SDM1
DEF blowing out exhaust

Started up the coach today and noticed strong ammonia smell! Looked around coach and it is blowing white smoke and fluid out the exhaust pipe! Checked the fluid coming out and it is the DEF fluid,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,211
Posted By SDM1
Mirrors

I personally own one of the Dodge trucks as you mention! I mainly have something hooked to my truck towing but do drive it around short distances with mirrors in tow position! With the mirrors up...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By SDM1
Decided to Sell

We have decided to sell our coach since we just have no desire to travel any more. If anyone is interested please look in classifieds, still trying to figure how to attach description.
Forum: Full-Timers 03-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,359
Posted By SDM1
we had 2 RV lots in Tennessee, things at the park...

we had 2 RV lots in Tennessee, things at the park became a nghtmare with HOA arguments and people suing each other and it is still going on there. If you want i can give you more specific info in a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,721
Posted By SDM1
Everyone, i just thought i would share that...

Everyone, i just thought i would share that little bit of information about torque moving weight and horsepower equaling speed! The techs theory worked as he said and NO i DO NOT drive my coach...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,721
Posted By SDM1
DSL417, Sorry for the long delay on...

DSL417,

Sorry for the long delay on response. As i had mentioned above, on a factory repair trip in early 2013 I had discussed fuel mileage with some of the Entegra tech's! One of them told me...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-06-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,984
Posted By SDM1
the hydraulic oil is from the vent on the tank...

the hydraulic oil is from the vent on the tank cap, nothing major there! You can use some thick gear oil on some Denso tape ( we use this on out offshore oil rig hydrualic connections to reduce...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-05-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,721
Posted By SDM1
Steve, you are correct on #2. If t is a long...

Steve, you are correct on #2. If t is a long ascending grade you need to monitor engine temp and do not LUG( as we call it ) the engine which will cause overheating. Sometimes fuel economy is not...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-04-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,721
Posted By SDM1
Marc, i will agree it was not setting speed...

Marc,
i will agree it was not setting speed records by any means. I just geared the coach down as needed to stay the 1400 to 1500 range and let it pull. true enough i lost probably 10 MPH on the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,721
Posted By SDM1
the cummins ISX15 has a 600 and 550 HP versions. ...

the cummins ISX15 has a 600 and 550 HP versions. on both of the ISX15 engines max HP is reached at 1800 rpm
ISX15 600. peak torque of 1950 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
ISX15 550. peak torque of 1850...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-04-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,721
Posted By SDM1
it depends on your specific engine! which do...

it depends on your specific engine! which do you have?
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