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Old 02-04-2016, 05:37 PM   #11
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I guess after owning a Blue Bird Wanderlodge for nearly 9 years I was used to masses of schematics covering every item on the bus including chassis.. I do look forward to the wiring and plumbing schematics when they are made available. Theres nothing like factory support and information shared among owners that make this a great experience. Thanks for your suggestions and help. This will be a sizable learning curve for me... but with information, no problem..

The factory tour was a big help to me.. I like the the build and look forward to many years enjoying it as I did my Wanderlodge before a refrigerator fire burned if up!

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May have a long wait on ever seeing a schematic of your unit. Later RJD
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:21 PM   #12
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Slim,

I agree with you and others on the Dynamax Forum of the need for instructions, diagrams, and appliance specific manuals. Their lack causes needless angst over concern for the proper operation of equipment and safety.
I share your concern about the overhang of the rear of the DX3. I had a roller added under the hitch. The roller exacerbates the problem (it lowers the contact point) as well as protects. It is touching the road upon change of grade more often than I would like as it protects the hitch. No damage has been observed..
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Gerard,

Thanks for your input. Where did you find a roller for the hitch. I've seen a few on line that don't look as if their up to the task...
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:36 AM   #13
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Etrailer.com has a bunch of different hitch rollers to look at.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:42 PM   #14
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Slim,

Dynamax was the source of the roller for my DX3. The roller was added by Dynamax during construction at my request.

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Old 02-06-2016, 06:05 PM   #15
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Bclemens,

Thank you for your response. I encourage Dynamax to continue to develop http://dynamaxcorp.com/OnlineManual.aspx . With my new DX3, I received a very nice 11” x 11” x 13” file-folder box of manuals. It is not full, but I am sure I will fill it.

So far, my fallback source of information is Joe Eash at Dynamax. Joe is responsible for me purchasing the DX3. He is very good for his job. He is my “go to source of information.” I do not want to overdo leaning on him for information on using the motorhome.

As with other Dynamax owners and other motorhome brands, the dealer is some distance from where I live. There is a desire, if not need, to deal with problems as they occur. Almost all of the problems I experienced could be solved by information, if available. Until the information became available, there was cause for annoyance and angst. A few examples might be instructive on the need for Dynamax to provide more information.

Levelers – all touchpad LEDs flashed on the center of the dashboard and an audible beeper sounded most of the time when I stopped and some of the time when I headed downhill. The dealer service manager inspected the system and made sure the fluid level was correct. Thereafter, the problem was worse. Where is the reservoir? What is the fluid? A search of the Internet found the operator’s manual and 13 technical information sheets for the particular Power Gear system installed on the DX3. See http://www.lci1.com/support-leveling-system-power-gear-electricError Codes, for “All lights blinking & Buzzer” The mode (error) is “Jacks Down while traveling (jacks not fully retracted, drive-away mode will automatically retract all jacks)” One of the technical information sheets also recommended applying the Parking Break and shifting to P or N. Response: The reservoir is to the left of the generator, ignore any fill line, and fill the reservoir with ATF (automatic transmission fluid).

Engine/transmission – The transmission downshifting on hills appears delayed, especially 4 to 3, and 3 to 2. The Cummins ”Owner’s Manual ISL9 CM2350 L101 warns, “Operating the engine at full throttle below peak torque will shorten engine life to overhaul, can cause serious engine damage, and is considered engine abuse.” (page 1-41). Dynamax, Freightliner, and Cummins manuals do not provide engine specific data. There is no manual on the Allison transmission and the Freightliner manual does not discuss the specific transmission installed in the DX3. Response: Manually downshift until more information is obtained. The Freightliner Chassis Owners Club is open to owners of Freightliner M2 chassis owners, according to its President, and a great source of information on the Freightliner chassis. See http://www.fcocrv.org/Default.aspx Consult Freightliner, if not also Cummins and Allison.

Compressed Air Tanks – Where are the compressed air tanks? Freightliner warns that failure to frequently drain condensate can result in damage to the air brake system. Replacement will cost approximately $30,000. The tanks are not described in the Dynamax manual. Response: The tanks are between the rails near the rear axle. The tanks have automatic condensate drains.

Electrical System – While dry camping, after reading the generator manual, I started the generator and promptly caused a Xantrex fault. After reading the Xantrex manual, while not explicit, apparently Xantrex wants the generator operated through Xantrex. The following day, the generator started on its own initiative. A nice feature under some situations, not nice if I was filling the propane tank. Response: Need to know more than I have so far found in manuals that came with the DX3.

Exterior Wall Mounted Entertainment Center – Where is it? What DX3 Standard Features and Options listed in the DX3 brochure are not installed, and what features not listed were installed?

The DX3 appears to be a very robust, sophisticated, and capable motorhome. That also means complex. Aside from manuals on all the components, a Dynamax manual that provides an overview and diagrams to locate components would be helpful, especially to jump start the learning process for the new owner.

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Levelers: should have been an owners manual in that file folder box. I am just wrapping up a project to have them all in digital form and placed on a USB stick to prevent loss.

Engine/Transmission: Brochure lists the transmission as Allison 3200 TRV Six Speed automatic. Allison owners manual should have been in there...but that is one I don't recall seeing digitally, I'll have to check that one out.

Compressed Air Tanks: I'll have to check on what we are getting for the Freightliner manual. Due to the custom nature of that chassis (thousands of options sets), I have not looked to see how much of what we do goes into their manual. That one concerns me.

Electrical: There should be a manual on the auto gen start. It is primarily triggered by low voltage...but we are adding a temperature sensor as well.

Exterior wall mounted Ent Center: it is behind a door on the sidewall. It is not available on the 35DS due to space and I'm not 100% sure when that item got added to the standards list. At one time it was an option.

Between the MSRP that should accompany the motorhome (showing installed options) the brochure would indicate standard features.

Appreciate the feedback. Gives me some things to dig into on Monday morning. Maybe a "Quick Start" guide is in order, to give the overall lay of the land and direction to the specific appliance manuals. I'll also get into a little more detail into what manual we're getting from Freightliner and Allison.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:03 PM   #17
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I'm still sorting through paperwork and manuals... really not impressed with the contents... but that's okay I'll figure it out and in time hopefully will be able to help others... lol.. I'm still looking for the location of the 12v converter / charger...
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Just to add info to the Levelers.

If you look at this picture, the sensor is close to the fill line. We asked Power Gear to come in and tell us what we should do and they didn't really have a good solution. I think we took it upon ourselves to fill to the top, but then it wanted to force fluid out and people thought there was a leak. We have asked for baffles in the tank or to move the sensor, but that has fallen on deaf ears.
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:41 AM   #19
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Here is what I could quickly dig up on the 37RB schematics.

Again, we're in the middle of a major electrical update as many things are going to Multi-plex wiring. My electrical engineer is neck deep in designing all of those items, new floor plans, etc.
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Excellent bclemens! a man of action... I'll be looking these over.. takes a minute as all schematics are different per manufacturer. This will be a big help if need be.

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