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Old 07-03-2016, 11:02 AM   #11
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I bought a trucker gauge at a truck stop and it works great.....


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Old 07-03-2016, 03:21 PM   #12
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x2 on the trucker's gauge.

I bought mine at a truck stop. It has a long handle, can be used by pushing it or by pulling it, heavy duty, and it cost a lot of money. I've used mine for years without any problems and it's accuracy has remained constant.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:56 PM   #13
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If the local dealer has issues with where you bought the rig one quick call to Diesel Division should bring them around quickly.
Sorry Bunci, but I have been rejected by an FR dealer for service, even after getting Randy involved. FR allows certain labor times and for each repair type. My rejecting dealer said they would need more time then allowed and if I purchased there they would have comp'ed the difference and I suppose with the hopes of my being a future customer. FR doesn't necessarily have an upper hand on the dealers, as I found out.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:30 PM   #14
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tire gage...

I second the previous comment regarding Mike Coty from Freightliner Custom Chassis. He recommended: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Another big gotcha from the Camp Freightliner Class: Always measure your tire pressures cold and out of the sun. With these big tires, the sun affects the pressure significantly very quickly.

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Old 07-03-2016, 07:42 PM   #15
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Dealer unwillingness to service units not purchased from them

Well, this might kill my deal, I just called Holland RV in San Marco, Ca and the sales guy was very upfront on telling me that they only service their customers and don't take outside work...he explained that warranty work in RV does not work like the automobile industry. Typical repair cost covered by FR will come short to the actual dealer cost, so the dealer will eat the difference to keep their customers happy but will not do it for someone like me that got the RV out of state. The reason I got it out of state was that the local dealer did not have the unit I wanted and were not willing to work on price to get one. It is really a shame that FR does not have a better reimbursement system to handle their warranty claims...I hate being held hostage by dealers to either buy from them or not get serviced....
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:10 AM   #16
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Some dealers will accept a "one time set up" fee...$200 or so from customers who bought their RVs elsewhere. You would need to talk to dealer Service Manager or above on this.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:01 AM   #17
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Jacques - Keep in mind that the FR warranty is only for a year. The Freightliner and Allison warranties are covered by those manufacturer dealers. Price is a powerful incentive to buy afar. I purchased 1,000 miles away.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:39 AM   #18
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I have 3 or 4 tire gauges that work ok,,, but on our Sunseeker the stem is flexible,,, I found I must hold it with needle nose plyers !!! Or loose more air than I added !!!
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:40 AM   #19
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Do try to find one that hold its reading,,, Truck Shop would be your best bet !!!
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:37 AM   #20
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Why worry about where you get warrantee done--if you are traveling good chance you not be at your local dealer anyway.

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