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Old 03-19-2018, 12:10 PM   #1
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Maintenance Requirements/Schedule

I am calling Freightliner Help, 800-385-4357 and am on hold. Already talked to one rep after going through their phone menu: “for an RV, yes; new or existing issue, new; hold for next rep”. That rep said oh yes, same chassis but you have to talk to someone else for RV’s!

My questions I want answered is what maintenance schedule do we follow and when does the requirement start? Build date of chassis (Mar 2017)? In service date to first owner (Oct 2017)? Warranty starts at in service date.

The M2 Operator/Service manual that came with the DX3 really doesn’t seem to address RVs. This website: https://www.fcccrv.com/parts-and-service/downloads/ has RV specific maintenance checklists. There is a lot of stuff that has to be done for the first two six month intervals, then every 12 months from then on. Doubt that I’ll ever hit any of the miles before the month interval. Is this what all of you have been using?

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Well, just finished talking with the same rep. Even though the phone number I have in the Dynamax provided Freightliner Business Class M2 Driver’s / Maintenance Manual is the same as on their website noted above, it isn’t the number for us. Apparently it is for the bus type RV’s: Tiffin, Winnie’s, etc. So the same rep I originally talked to is sending an email to “them” (doesn’t really know who “them” is or where they are located) to call me back to discuss my questions.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:27 PM   #2
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In researching the engine and transmission used in the M2, I had found a maintenance sheet on the Cummins ISL9. But Oil is 20k or 12 months and you should do your primary fuel filter at that time also.

I'd follow the recommendations from Allison on the transmission, which has a break-in (5k miles, see page 58) for the main filter, then every 4 years for the fluid & main filter. The internal filter is only changed at overhauls.

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Old 03-19-2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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Cummins manual is pretty straight forward as is the Allison. Still puzzled on the Chassis maintenance. Thanks for your input..
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:58 PM   #4
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Cummins manual is pretty straight forward as is the Allison. Still puzzled on the Chassis maintenance. Thanks for your input..
There will probably be 20 different versions for what I am about to tell you but go to your local Freightliner Service Center and they will explain.

So, I have a friend that works at my local Freightliner Service Center, and our M2-106 is listed more for a truck than an RV and it is unlike the other DP chassis. I had a hard time trying to figure out the maintenance schedule too, but once you decide what Schedule you are (page 00/2) you will see that it is pretty easy to use. My dealer decided that we (RV) should be a schedule II on that page and you follow the maintenance intervals on that page. We decided that I should use a mileage of 7500 instead of the 8000.
But 8000 is the base in the book, all this depends on how many miles you dive.
On page 00/4 for your mileage I use the 8000 mile interval. The maintenance procedures are IM, M1,thru M5, depending on the miles.
On page 00/5 the title of maintenance tasks are listed for the maintenance intervals.
The book is kinda like the ARMY PM manuals and if you know where to look for stuff, its there.
I hope that I have not confused you, but the place that you are gonna get service from is the place to go and have a chat with them.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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Joet, after 21 years in the Army flying and instructing in CH-47's I am definitely familiar with TM/PM's. Used to tell my fellow pilots if they ever needed help getting to sleep just start reading the -10!
I had already decided to use schedule II also, but wanted FL to agree or give further guidance. I think what they use for pusher platforms is a nicer format; haven't checked them side by side to see if I could use their checklist and cover the requirements. Also, want FL to verify the start of maintenance requirements starts with the in service date.
Still waiting for a call back from "them".
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Joet, after 21 years in the Army flying and instructing in CH-47's I am definitely familiar with TM/PM's. Used to tell my fellow pilots if they ever needed help getting to sleep just start reading the -10!
I had already decided to use schedule II also, but wanted FL to agree or give further guidance. I think what they use for pusher platforms is a nicer format; haven't checked them side by side to see if I could use their checklist and cover the requirements. Also, want FL to verify the start of maintenance requirements starts with the in service date.
Still waiting for a call back from "them".
thank you for your service. mech inf myself.
My start date was " date in service" they will verify that with your vin. two year warranty with Freightliner, five year with Cummins all on the in service date. You can purchase a five year extended from freightliner if you purchase it six months from the in service date. I have a verification paper from Freightliner, I will take a picture of it and post it, you can see what it looks like.
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Thanks for your service, also. Did you buy the extended warranty? And please post the picture..thanks.
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Thanks for your service, also. Did you buy the extended warranty? And please post the picture..thanks.
I posted the info about the extended warranty because if you go six months past your in service date you will not be able to purchase it.
The info was posted on here somewhere awhile back, but by the time that I found out about it, I was two months over my date.
So here are the forms: one is for your chassis, and all the stuff that goes with that, the other is the Cummins warranty info and BTW, I was shocked to see that with Cummins there is a $100 deductible, I had an emissions problem that was under warranty, but cost me $100.
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I posted the info about the extended warranty because if you go six months past your in service date you will not be able to purchase it.
The info was posted on here somewhere awhile back, but by the time that I found out about it, I was two months over my date.
So here are the forms: one is for your chassis, and all the stuff that goes with that, the other is the Cummins warranty info and BTW, I was shocked to see that with Cummins there is a $100 deductible, I had an emissions problem that was under warranty, but cost me $100.
What's a BTW?
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What's a BTW?
BTW=By the Way...
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