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Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-21-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By 88keys
We own an 09 Icon 24A with 60k+ miles on it. It...

We own an 09 Icon 24A with 60k+ miles on it. It has not been trouble free, but, most things were Sprinter related and not Fleetwood related.

Sprinter Related issues :
1) Glow plugs (twice)
2)...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,097
Posted By 88keys
I want to make sure that I get the right Koni FSD...

I want to make sure that I get the right Koni FSD from Amazon. Can you please provide a link ? Thanks :-)
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,029
Posted By 88keys
mj, can you elaborate on the Magnitude ride,...

mj, can you elaborate on the Magnitude ride, handling, quietness ? Would appreciate it.


Also, how did you find that the wiring and plumbing wasn't up to snuff ? Where were the "give-aways" if...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,762
Posted By 88keys
:DWah ! I was wondering/hoping that Ford would...

:DWah ! I was wondering/hoping that Ford would come out with a direct competitor to the MB. That is awesome news. Now we just have to wait for an RV manufacturer to design something utilizing this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By 88keys
Interesting. At highway speeds, most of the...

Interesting.

At highway speeds, most of the noise that our MB Class C RV makes is wind noise. A close second is tire/road noise and then last the MB diesel engine. Traveling into versus down wind...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-23-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,029
Posted By 88keys
Color scheme is the only difference between the...

Color scheme is the only difference between the Omni and Magnitude.


I've read that it gets about 12mpg on the flat and ~9 in the mountains. The 6.7 L engine produces 330hp and a whopping...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,612
Posted By 88keys
We've got 2 Interstate Coach Batteries. They're 6...

We've got 2 Interstate Coach Batteries. They're 6 yrs old and still going strong, but, if I were to have to change them I'd probably go AGM.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,029
Posted By 88keys
+1 We have a 25-2" Mercedes based RV with a...

+1
We have a 25-2" Mercedes based RV with a full wall, 12'- slide. The "inner space" is fine but storage is the biggest thing. Not enough storage : for lawn chairs, BBQ, golf clubs (the pass through...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,008
Posted By 88keys
Never mind..you answered my question a little...

Never mind..you answered my question a little later in the thread.


Wondering if the new Omni/Magnitudes will be any better overall ? There are already some "cab over separation issues" over on...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-12-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,269
Posted By 88keys
Totally agree. Imagine traveling in an RV...

Totally agree.

Imagine traveling in an RV that is SO quiet all you hear is wind and tire noise.

Say goodbye to EGR, DPF, DEF, transmission issues etc...and the torque !!! Mountain ? What...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,667
Posted By 88keys
Why would they be "replaced by gasoline versions"...

Why would they be "replaced by gasoline versions" if the "Many failures by the way-were not "diesel related" ?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,077
Posted By 88keys
Just to add 2cents CDN. We’ve got a MB diesel...

Just to add 2cents CDN. We’ve got a MB diesel that had a seized EGR. MB had to actually “break it off”. $1500. Since then, with the help of a YouTube vid, I remove and manually clean the EGR with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-26-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,421
Posted By 88keys
+1 We bought used with very low mileage on the...

+1
We bought used with very low mileage on the RV and had a shudder at a specific speed/RPM. The steering wheel would start to shake.
We thought that it couldn’t be the tires due to the low mileage...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 01-04-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,850
Posted By 88keys
Well, that's just it, if there were some, I'd...

Well, that's just it, if there were some, I'd have put 'em on yesterday. I can' find any for the MB. It's a wish list item.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 01-03-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,850
Posted By 88keys
Bang on ! I'll add : dually wheel well...

Bang on !


I'll add : dually wheel well liners....protects the underside of the chassis from a blow out and adds an extra noise barrier....those duallies make a lot of noise ! There should be a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,267
Posted By 88keys
I posted several references : Ford Edge - 57...

I posted several references :

Ford Edge - 57 db

2019 Dodge RAM 1500 pick up - 57db

These are considered quiet vehicles on the road.

But, O.K....here are a couple more :
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,267
Posted By 88keys
This is an old thread but I Googled Excursions as...

This is an old thread but I Googled Excursions as we're thinking about getting one.



Generally, it would be good to add to the subjective opinions about ride quality and noise with a decibel...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-23-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,732
Posted By 88keys
Coffee Press : ...

Coffee Press :

https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Brazil-French-Press-Coffee/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=sr_1_9?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1545604584&sr=1-9&keywords=Coffee+Press

Boil as little or as much water in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,032
Posted By 88keys
fwiw, there are a couple of diesel Class C's...

fwiw, there are a couple of diesel Class C's currently on the market...but, I think at least one of them is being called a Super C. At 32' +++ they sure are Super C's :

One on the Ford Diesel :...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,032
Posted By 88keys
Wha ! That would be very cool. Something that...

Wha ! That would be very cool. Something that isn't as rough/jarring I'm hoping. Oh...and a diesel version would be awesome.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,032
Posted By 88keys
My in laws had an RV with the Triton V10 engine...

My in laws had an RV with the Triton V10 engine in an E450 chassis. That engine was a total beast....up any mountain with total ease...Valley of the Gods ? pfff...no problemo...at all.....


but,...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 12-19-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,850
Posted By 88keys
Very curious....those of you that have upgraded...

Very curious....those of you that have upgraded to Sumo or Koni shocks, how does the rear handle those deteriorating, perpendicular bridge & highway expansion joints ? Is it still jarring the coach...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 12-19-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By 88keys
ksrow....Thanks !....will definitely try the...

ksrow....Thanks !....will definitely try the Dynamat on the front doors. On our rig, the fit of those MB front doors is not the greatest...so yes, will look into everything.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 12-17-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By 88keys
I am on a mission to try and reduce the road...

I am on a mission to try and reduce the road noise in our 09' Sprinter based RV.

In the cab :
#1) I bought several boxes of adhesive 3M Sound Reduction Matts :...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 12-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 64,931
Posted By 88keys
Awesome review !!!! We are also looking at this...

Awesome review !!!! We are also looking at this RV.



One thing that drives us nuts in our current coach is the road/wind noise. My wife and I find it hard to hear the radio and have to talk in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-18-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,662
Posted By 88keys
That system is fantastic ! Which service dept....

That system is fantastic ! Which service dept. did you go to that had the Sealtech system ?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-18-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By 88keys
Our little rig has just started to leak from...

Our little rig has just started to leak from where the rear view mirror would normally hang. We caulked the entire gap between the cab over bunk and the chassis roof and it still leaks in heavy rain....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 57,096
Posted By 88keys
just to add a little something to the thread... ...

just to add a little something to the thread...


We test drove a used Allegro breeze 28BR a couple of weeks ago...it did have a Safefty Plus Steering stabilizer. Yes, it did wander. It wasn't...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-28-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,274
Posted By 88keys
I'm speechless rwatson.:sad:

I'm speechless rwatson.:sad:
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-27-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,274
Posted By 88keys
We're talking a quarter of a million dollar...

We're talking a quarter of a million dollar coach....and "the worker cut something too short..." (and they let it go ????)

In this 21st century plant, don't they have something like we had in the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-11-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,094
Posted By 88keys
:banghead: ooof !:banghead: I second that. ...

:banghead: ooof !:banghead:
I second that.



Yes, that's how ours works.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-01-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By 88keys
Sherry, any details on the frameless windows that...

Sherry, any details on the frameless windows that you can share ? I can imagine the reduced air flow, but, I've had no actual experience with them.
Our traditional framed windows are great for air...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-01-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,078
Posted By 88keys
Yep, I "depend" on Facebook....lol....ugh... ...

Yep, I "depend" on Facebook....lol....ugh...

btw, there are Class A Fleetwood discussion groups, Winnebago Class A discussion groups, yes on Facebook...with some pretty great real time info on...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-27-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,078
Posted By 88keys
Class A Longevity ?

There's quite a long discussion over on Facebook...Class A versus Class C....which would you prefer ? The overwhelming replies were Class C's !

One of the big reasons was that Class C chassis are...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-26-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By 88keys
Thanks for the excellent comparison tips. ...

Thanks for the excellent comparison tips.

imho the 35B has the most practical/natural living room layout/floor plan (it just makes sense where everything is located) but, for us it's just too...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-25-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By 88keys
Excursion/Pace Arrow "Improvements" Year to Year ?

I'm scanning for used up to new Fleetwood Excursions from 2013 on up to 2018 and cannot find any docs/comments/reviews regarding "improvements" (or what they think they've improved) or even "changes"...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-16-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 256
Pace Arrow: Pace Arrow 36U owners
Views: 60,955
Posted By 88keys
That is an awesome color...and an awesome rig ! ...

That is an awesome color...and an awesome rig !

When we did the Fleetwood factory tour, they said that they can do any color scheme. Was it very costly ?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-09-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By 88keys
Lizard Skin or similar to tame road noise ?

Has anyone tried undercoating their motorhome with Lizard Skin or a similar sound deadening product ? If so, how much did it help ?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-05-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,199
Posted By 88keys
:bow: That is ....scary.

:bow:
That is ....scary.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-23-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By 88keys
We've got a similar issue, but, our "whine" and...

We've got a similar issue, but, our "whine" and "drone" is on an '08 Sprinter 3500 chassis.

When talking with some different differential experts, when they found out it was a "Florida RV"...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-22-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,975
Posted By 88keys
Yes, yes, yes !!! We've got a 25' Icon on...

Yes, yes, yes !!!

We've got a 25' Icon on the Dodge/Mercedes Sprinter and we drove from Ontario Canada to California back to Ontario and although it's not deafening by any means, the cabin...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By 88keys
Yep, mine also sprung a big leak after going...

Yep, mine also sprung a big leak after going South.(good thing my wife caught it when I just started to take a shower...STOP !...came the cry from the kitchen).

I removed the Hot/Cold taps and...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-09-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 32,709
Posted By 88keys
We have an '08 Sprinter chassis under an '09...

We have an '08 Sprinter chassis under an '09 Fleetwood Icon 24A. I thought I'd contribute to this thread even though I have a pre DEF unit....thankfully.

Some symptoms/problems may help others :...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-02-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By 88keys
Interesting to say the least. There was...

Interesting to say the least.

There was quite a few jokes in some RV forums about "bringing your tools" to your new Fleetwood run thru...I guess it wasn't a joke at all.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-23-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By 88keys
I guess so....it's too bad though. I thought they...

I guess so....it's too bad though. I thought they made the nicest versions... aesthetically speaking. Whoever designed them, my hats off to you.:thumb:

The Class C versions are still being made by...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By 88keys
:laugh: Nice one.

:laugh:

Nice one.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By 88keys
Anyone know why they stopped building the...

Anyone know why they stopped building the Sprinter based RV's ?

The 24V with the full slide seems to me to be the best layout I've ever seen in a small C. Large kitchen counter, full bathroom,...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By 88keys
You can delete this post if you'd like since it's...

You can delete this post if you'd like since it's outside of the year parameters that you've specified, but, we own an '08 Sprinter 3500 based RV :
#1) Completely seized EGR Valve assembly :...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,106
Posted By 88keys
Does anyone own a Winnebago Via ? Just...

Does anyone own a Winnebago Via ?

Just wondering what the quietness, handling & visibility out the front with the larger dash/overhang would be like. It's on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis, 25' or...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-01-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,280
Posted By 88keys
Check for the fuse between the coach batteries...

Check for the fuse between the coach batteries and the chassis.
Although I don't have a Bounder, our Icon has a similar problem. Turned out that the 150A AMG fuse, under the drivers seat, went...
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