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Old 08-07-2014, 06:06 AM   #11
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Although I did not check exactly what the speeds were,, I thought I did detect that with the engine brake on it took longer to shift into 6th.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:03 AM   #12
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Thanks to all. It drops about 200 RPM when it goes to 6 th. I run a lot of two lanes so I see 55 MPH some. I'll try the mode button. I just need it to shift a couple mile sooner. It has all kinds of power in 6 th so I feel that in no way is it lugging it. On my last coach I just never used the mode button? It had the smaller Allison.

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Old 08-16-2014, 10:18 PM   #13
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An update for owners of newer vehicles-no red LED. Rather the window that shows what gear you are in simply says "Mode". I almost called Allison for a new shifter control panel. Also I dislike the placement of the shifter control panel. At the present time I have to take my eyes off the road to find the mode switch. Perhaps with more miles it will become second nature.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:04 AM   #14
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I agree on where the shifter is. On my previous coach. (Not FR). The shifter was quite a bit further forward. This one is almost behind me. Of course I'm vertically challenged and have my seat way forward !!

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:27 PM   #15
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Ok just did a 400 mile trip. Transmission shifts to 6th gear at about 57 or 58 mph.

With the mode button on (red light on). Transmission will shift into 6 th at 54 MPH.

I'm good with that. I like the 55 mph roads.

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Old 09-24-2014, 11:58 PM   #16
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I agree on where the shifter is. On my previous coach. (Not FR). The shifter was quite a bit further forward. This one is almost behind me. Of course I'm vertically challenged and have my seat way forward !!

Russell

Worse than it's location...... howcum to go forward in the coach you press the REAR-most button and press the FRONT-most button to go backward in the coach? Is that bass-ackwards or what??

How dumb is that??

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Old 09-25-2014, 06:40 AM   #17
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Worse than it's location...... howcum to go forward in the coach you press the REAR-most button and press the FRONT-most button to go backward in the coach? Is that bass-ackwards or what??

How dumb is that??

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Only backward to us!! But see we are not engineers???

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Only backward to us!! But see we are not engineers???

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Ya know..... I wouldn't be surprised if it were dictated by yet another damn federal govt regulation (from the fed DOT, maybe).

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Worse than it's location...... howcum to go forward in the coach you press the REAR-most button and press the FRONT-most button to go backward in the coach? Is that bass-ackwards or what??

How dumb is that??

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How come you have to click "Start" to shut down some computers?
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