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Old 03-28-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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New DX3 owner!

Brought home our 2016 DX3 this weekend. Had a good 1,100 miles from TX to WI to get to know her. Really happy so far!

This forum is a large part of why I went with Dynamax. So great to see the community and manufacturer support. That and its a great coach!

I do have a few initial questions I'd love some input on:

1. Is there anywhere to go for service in Elkhart, IN? I'm in SE WI and thats really closer than any of the dealerships.

2. For cummins/freightliner service I can go to any freightliner shop? Do I need to do anything special to maintain warranty?

3. The side door seems to be sticking. The 2 latches are catching on the bracket they attach to, but I can't see a way to adjust them without taking all the trim off. Anybody else seen this?

4. Where's the fuse / breaker panel? I was looking to switch the fridge off but couldnt figure out how.

That's all for now. Sure I'll be back with more questions. Got a lot to get familiar with!
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:48 PM   #2
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1. Depends on what kind of service (oil changes, stuff like that Hill Truck can service the chassis). Motorhome, I would check with Charger Enterprises. They seem to do a good job and are right across the street from the factory.

2. Yes, anyone that services trucks anyway. Hill truck in Elkhart, IN was just bought by Truck Centers Inc. We have always bought our chassis from Hill Truck, Truck Centers Inc just gives them a much bigger backing (and more locations)

3. That is the nature of the Motorhome latch. Those bolts are required for safety...but they make them tough to close until they're worked in. I'd add that to the list of items to look at for service.

Fuse panel can vary by floor plan. Most times its in the bedroom however.
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Awesome. Thanks for the info! Keys still had a Hills truck keychain on them so I'm sure that's where it came from. I'll definitely look to stop by when its time for service.

Its a 37BH bunkhouse floorplan. I'll poke around the bedroom to see if I can find it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:38 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:05 PM   #5
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Few more questions:

1. I noticed a box in the electrical basement that looked like a surge protector. Does this mean I've already got one hardwired and don't need to add one?

2. Electronic trailer brakes. I thought they were included in the coach. Is there a controller and everything or just pre-wired or am I making stuff up?
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:24 PM   #6
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1. we do use a "Surge Guard" transfer switch. Whether that is enough or not, I'm not sure. This should be the link

http://trci.net/products/surge-guard...ardwires-41260

2. No controller, but we do pre-wire. it is part of our harness and the wire is typically coiled on top of the fuel tank. (sort of like this picture)
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Perfect. Thanks!
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Is there any way to adjust the thermostats below 60?

Will the electric aquahot element be enough to keep things from freezing with lows in the 20s?
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Should be. Just don't run the T-stat too low because the holding tanks will cool down faster than the coach portion.
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Should be. Just don't run the T-stat too low because the holding tanks will cool down faster than the coach portion.
I went ahead and winterized just to be safe. I wish it would just warm up already! Better safe than sorry while I do some experimenting though.

I noticed the holding tanks share a bay with the aqua hot. I got to believe the excess heat that thing puts off is going to keep itself and the tanks pretty toasty. Pretty good design idea if you ask me!
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