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Old 04-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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A different GVW question

I think we all know about the weight issues with our MHs. My question is, has anyone had a failure of their Freightliner chassis because of an overweight issue? And if you had problems what happened?

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Grand Blanc, MI
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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I think we all know about the weight issues with our MHs. My question is, has anyone had a failure of their Freightliner chassis because of an overweight issue? And if you had problems what happened?

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Grand Blanc, MI
I have not had such a problem. When I get to Gaffney, I'm going to talk to engineering about that. My understanding is that there may be a LITTLE leeway in the stated gross weight figures.

FWIW, my coach drives/rides/handles perfectly considering it's 1800 lbs overweight. I drive way "ahead" of the coach, watching for the need of a hard stop; if there's a weak link, it's the brakes.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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Boo what I was told by the engineering department at Freightliner the brakes are the same on our 10500 lb axel as the 12500 lb axel. They clam the only difference is the size of the airbag. My steer axel is made by Detroit Diesel and I talked to them when I gave them the numbers they also said that that is the only difference. I still am surprised by this and I am not passing this off as true fact but only what I was told when I researched the issue.I do have Literature that I downloaded from Detroit Diesel that support that claim.As far as I can tell after researching this to death the
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Boo what I was told by the engineering department at Freightliner the brakes are the same on our 10500 lb axel as the 12500 lb axel. They clam the only difference is the size of the airbag. My steer axel is made by Detroit Diesel and I talked to them when I gave them the numbers they also said that that is the only difference. I still am surprised by this and I am not passing this off as true fact but only what I was told when I researched the issue.I do have Literature that I downloaded from Detroit Diesel that support that claim.As far as I can tell after researching this to death the
Maybe my brakes are not quite "perfect". I'm used to stopping big vehicles from my semi driving days, and the coach just doesn't seem to have the stopping power that my truck did.

As an aside, I HAVE slammed a 80K lb (fully loaded) semi into the back of a city bus in Zanesville, OH. Bus driver merged VERY suddenly (onto I70) in front of me.

I put down 300 feet of skid marks, but still was doing about 25 MPH when I hit her. Truck and bus totally disabled and had to be towed.

Only traffic accident I've ever been involved in, in my whole life. And trust me...... neither you, I, or anyone else wants to face that situation in our coaches.

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Boo unless you are meeting with a different group you will not meet any of the engineer group. The place that all the work is done and the Camp Freightliner is held is not at the factory. It is a Freightliner service center and that is all it is. I don't want to imply that it's a bad thing. They are the best service center in the country as far as I have seen or heard.
If there are any questions or issues that need to be resolved I would suggest having them answered and resolved before you get there.
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