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Old 05-12-2018, 07:15 AM   #1
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Anyone on this forum own a Sportscoach diesel pusher? We are seriously considering upgrading to a DP. I would like to know build quality for this coach. The cummings engine and freightliner chassis are a given, but would like to know about the rest. Our Pursuit is entry level and quality suffers.
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:27 AM   #2
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Anyone on this forum own a Sportscoach diesel pusher? We are seriously considering upgrading to a DP. I would like to know build quality for this coach. The cummings engine and freightliner chassis are a given, but would like to know about the rest. Our Pursuit is entry level and quality suffers.
FROG Bob might still have His Sportscoach DP? Contact him! Youroo!!
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:20 PM   #3
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We own a 2017 Sportscoach FW 407 love everything about. We have had a few problems when we first got it and in the shop now trying to fix a switch that is suppose to cut on a ceiling fan and also putting a porch light on that we wanted. It did not come with one. As for as service Forest River has been great. The biggest problem is finding other Sportcoach owners. As for as the power the only mountain I been in is going to Fayetteville Arkansas from Shreveport which are not big mountain but I would say more than hills. I came Thur Mena ark and came up I-49 to Fayetteville I had no problems at all I maintain a speed of 65 and in 5th gear and we got around 10mpg pulling a traverse and we have 5000 miles I have been told the mileage should get a little better. But really Iím happy with 10 Mpg and I think the coach weighs around 30000 lbs. this is my second class A I would for sure buy another one .Also it is well in insulated. This past Dec we were in 15deg temp water tank did not freeze and we ran the fireplace plus two ceramic (small) and it kept the inside around 70 to 75 Des we never turned on two gas units. Hope this helps
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:24 PM   #4
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I can answer more questions after mid July we are going to be in it for around 45 days Grand Canyon,Yellowstone and then Black Mountains then back to Shreveport La.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:28 PM   #5
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We have the 360 hp engine lol I keep thinking of things
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Thanx for sharing Micman. Good travels with your Sportscoach.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:53 PM   #7
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We have a 2017 Sportscoach FW407 (the bunkhouse model).
We had one issue regarding a leak of the gray-water pipe (broke) and water flowing into the basement. Was fixed by dealer under warranty.
One minor annoying thing is that there is no lighting for the entrance. The handle is not the LED kind and there is no porch light. I noticed what appears to be a small led light set under the steps that does not light up from any switch I can find. It looks likes a purple wire is broken. I mentioned it to the dealer and they said they don't know anything about a step light underneath. I reckon someday when I have the time, I will attempt to trace that purple wire to a power source and figure where it might connect to the small light bank attached to the underside of the step.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:40 AM   #8
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We have a 2017 Sportscoach FW407 (the bunkhouse model).
We had one issue regarding a leak of the gray-water pipe (broke) and water flowing into the basement. Was fixed by dealer under warranty.
One minor annoying thing is that there is no lighting for the entrance. The handle is not the LED kind and there is no porch light. I noticed what appears to be a small led light set under the steps that does not light up from any switch I can find. It looks likes a purple wire is broken. I mentioned it to the dealer and they said they don't know anything about a step light underneath. I reckon someday when I have the time, I will attempt to trace that purple wire to a power source and figure where it might connect to the small light bank attached to the underside of the step.


I have the same Sport Coach as you I had a lighted handle put on mine picking it up today from shop also
we also have a light under steps and it is connected to the switch for the steps to come out and stay out or to stay in when you close the door. When I get back home with it I will let you know how it works. Also another thing you need to watch when you run the gas heat the vent close to the TV blows on the wood and this wood gets very hot also with this heat blowing the way it does it will not allow your fireplace to heat up because that heat blows on the fireplace thermostat. Also the plug for your engine heater is behind the panel under the back sink my electric plug had to be moved so you can plug this in so you can have heat on your motor on cold days which is a great place to put a heater when camping because this plug has itís on breaker.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:33 PM   #9
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...we also have a light under steps and it is connected to the switch for the steps to come out and stay out or to stay in when you close the door. When I get back home with it I will let you know how it works.
Thanks so much for the info your provided. I am really curious what you might find in terms of wires connected to the light under your step. If you could share a picture or two would be super helpful.

Have not had to use the heater much as have only stayed in warm climates so far, but good to know none the less!.

Thanks
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