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Old 09-11-2015, 08:46 AM   #1
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Dynamax Customer Satisfaction with Force, Force HD, or DX-3

I was drawn to the C+ class motorhomes by the available power, bunk/cabover options for my family of six, and better mechanical access. New Renegades, Showhaulers, and Haulmarks are out of my price range. The next step down seems to be the Jaycos, Dynamaxs, and a couple others using the Freightliner M-2 chassis with the big 9.0L cummins.

The dynamax force HD seemed to be the best compromise on power and accommodations, for us, for the money in the new market.

Please tell me about your Dynamax Force or DX-3 and your interactions with the manufacturer, if any. No raves about previous Dynamax models necessary. Thanks anyway, but their great reputation is impossible to miss.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #2
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We purchased our 2016 DX3 about 2 weeks ago and have been staying in it since then. It is well built and we have had only a few items on our punch list to repair. In our 20+ years of rving, Dynamax has been the most responsive manufacturer we've ever worked with. We are currently at the factory and had our short list of repairs taken care of yesterday. Everyone here has been very helpful and we are happy campers
We would recommend Force HD or DX3 for your needs. Force HD has same chassis specs as DX3...Force HD has overhead bed, DX3 does not.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #3
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We toured three or four forces and dx3s and went on a test ride in the dx3, since we wanted a Force HD. It seemed to be very smooth and effortless to drive. Unfortunately, we only rode on flat highway. Therefore, we really didn't get a feel for the coach's power.


Do you tow with your DX-3? How do you feel about the power of the 9.0 Cummins? Thank you for the reference on Dynamax!
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:49 PM   #4
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Yes, we tow a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd (approx 5000 lbs). The DX3 doesn't even know it's back there!!! We've only driven 200 miles +/- since our purchase and have not driven any significant hills...just a few inclines. The rig seems to have plenty of power...transmission has never left 6th gear on Interstates and rolling hills. The transmission shifting is very smooth and the truck feels strong and steady.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:36 AM   #5
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Thank you.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:35 AM   #6
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Hi all, sorry to hijack/piggyback this thread, Thanks for the info so far.. My wife and I too are looking at Super "C's" to upgrade to from our 5th wheel Bunk house. We too want the diesel for power. We just went to the Hershey PA RV show. Looking to stay with a bunk house, We have narrow down to either the Jayco, Dynamax, or we even saw Thor on the F550 chassis. (Not impressed with quality, plus seems May be too small, but like the lay out of the Bunk house model). We also spoke with the people from Renegade who said they're coming out with a "family priced" super c. Bunk house, soon. Still maybe pricey. My question to you all is ; anyone know or knowledge on how the 6.7L's are? We. Plan on pulling a smaller SUV, right now have Ford Escape hybrid. Wondering if the 6.7L's would be sufficient enough for us?
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:57 AM   #7
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Just an FYI, at our Dealer open house, Dynamax debuted a new Super C built on the Dodge 5500 chassis. It will be the Isata 5 series.

10,000 lb hitch and cummins diesel are standard. I'll try and get some pictures posted soon.

MAKE/MODEL DODGE RAM 5500
ENGINE 6.7L
CYLINDERS 6
HP 325
TORQUE (LB/FT) 750 LB/FT
TRANSMISSION 6 spd 66RFE
GCWR 37,500
GVWR 19,500
GAWR (FRONT) 7,000/7,250
GAWR (REAR) 13,500
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WHEELS 19.5 X 6.0 ALUM
TIRES 225/70R19.5

DIMENSIONS 36DS
OVERALL LENGTH 36'-2"
EXTERIOR WIDTH 96"
EXTERIOR HEIGHT 12'-4"
INTERIOR HEIGHT 82"
CHASSIS WHEELBASE 204.5"
COMPLETED WHEELBASE 264.5"
AWNING LENGTH 16'
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This sounds interesting.
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Maybe fuel consumption might be reasonable.


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Old 09-29-2015, 09:00 PM   #10
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we own a 2016 DX3.. it is a great mh. we have had a couple things worked on at the dealership we bought it from (b4 we left there) and a few things at the manufacturer.

what has been corrected - dynamax was good to work with. but, we have a few minor things we are going to take care of that dynamax has to get in. these were minor items that needed to be ordered. the dealer said they would order them, never got them. dynamax said they would order them and still haven't gotten them. all we want is simple things (like a screen for our bunk that has a small hole-i want a good one).

we are still waiting. we bought our unit and june and here we sit.... have talked to 2 people at dynamax and get the run around everytime.

if you have an appt to get things fixed, they seem good. if you want parts good luck. they don't keep stock from what i understand.

its a great unit, they are good to work with. but don't expect to get parts anytime soon.
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