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Old 11-02-2015, 04:45 PM   #81
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I was rough quoted from Freightliner/Cummins service center for an "Engine Uprate" of $2000-2500.. sounded super high lol.. Anyone else get any info?
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:11 PM   #82
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I was rough quoted from Freightliner/Cummins service center for an "Engine Uprate" of $2000-2500.. sounded super high lol.. Anyone else get any info?
Seems high to me. I'm pretty sure it is just a computer update either via obd port or usb. Don't think there is any mechanical upgrade with this, strictly computer program.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:16 PM   #83
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Seems high to me. I'm pretty sure it is just a computer update either via obd port or usb. Don't think there is any mechanical upgrade with this, strictly computer program.

Spoke more to the freightliner guy and he said it's all from cummins. The flash itself is something like $500, true rest of it is related to the warranty. If you just flash you have the hp/tq but no warranty, this upgrade has to go hand and hand with an upgrade to the warranty to cover the additional "wear and tear" or however they justify it.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:53 PM   #84
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Spoke more to the freightliner guy and he said it's all from cummins. The flash itself is something like $500, true rest of it is related to the warranty. If you just flash you have the hp/tq but no warranty, this upgrade has to go hand and hand with an upgrade to the warranty to cover the additional "wear and tear" or however they justify it.
I would honestly have no issue paying them their $500 or so to do the work but the warranty paperwork should be just a formality in my opinion. Same engine and components should really make this a non- issue.

There has to be a way we can get this without getting gouged.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:53 PM   #85
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I would honestly have no issue paying them their $500 or so to do the work but the warranty paperwork should be just a formality in my opinion. Same engine and components should really make this a non- issue.

There has to be a way we can get this without getting gouged.
I'm going to contact some Cummins service centers here on the east coast and see if I get the same answer.. Anyone else, please feel free to jump in if you know otherwise.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:56 PM   #86
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Might be worth reaching out to Forest River since it is more of a paperwork thing. Maybe since they upgraded the engine for newer models and a lot of owners are going to want this they can do something for us.

Just a thought....
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Might be worth reaching out to Forest River since it is more of a paperwork thing. Maybe since they upgraded the engine for newer models and a lot of owners are going to want this they can do something for us.

Just a thought....
Yeah I will do that. It seems like such a simple thing. It's been confirmed by Cummins/Freightliner that it is indeed possible and just simply a flash. So Forest River cut 40HP/TQ from the early 2015's like I have.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #88
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I guess I just lucked out that my dealer is a Freightliner/Cummins truck dealer and also a Forest River RV dealer.
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I don't think Forest River "cut" the horsepower/torque on the 2015s. The first Legacys were the SR300, with 300HP. They were still selling them in 2015. But also in 2015 the SR340 model came out with the 340HP engine. If you have an SR300, you likely have a 300HP engine. If a SR340, then you have the 340HP engine. It appears the model SR300 vs SR340 is an indication of the engine horsepower. So, there was no "cut" in HP, it was "increased" in 2015 when the SR340 model came out. The newer models also had heated mirrors, water tank heat pads, and LED awning lights. It appears that during the model changeover in 2015, some SR300s were getting these new accessories. So, 2015 still had some "leftover" model SR300s as the SR340s were coming out. This is all speculation based on what I was able to find out from various sources.
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I don't think Forest River "cut" the horsepower/torque on the 2015s. The first Legacys were the SR300, with 300HP. They were still selling them in 2015. But also in 2015 the SR340 model came out with the 340HP engine. If you have an SR300, you likely have a 300HP engine. If a SR340, then you have the 340HP engine. It appears the model SR300 vs SR340 is an indication of the engine horsepower. So, there was no "cut" in HP, it was "increased" in 2015 when the SR340 model came out. The newer models also had heated mirrors, water tank heat pads, and LED awning lights. It appears that during the model changeover in 2015, some SR300s were getting these new accessories. So, 2015 still had some "leftover" model SR300s as the SR340s were coming out. This is all speculation based on what I was able to find out from various sources.
I didn't mean they actually cut the HP. Sorry I wasn't clear.

What i meant was that it's classified as a 2015 but a SR300 - however there is no brochure for a 2015 SR300 only 2015 SR340 w/ 340HP. So we really got a 2014.5 labeled as a 2015 (Have LED Awning, heated mirrors (not sure on the water tank pads yet, but you get the idea). Still 300HP/660Tq as the 2014's were.

Honestly not a big deal. If I could get the additional power for $500 - $750, I'd do it no problem. At $2000-2500 eh.. I'll live.

The dealer did throw in a alignment with the Freightliner dealer prior to me picking it up - so I don't have to worry about the tires getting chewed up as I've read others have had the issue with (since the coach is not aligned after they put everything on the chassis).
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