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Old 08-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi all. Newbie to DP here. Recently got a '14 390fl-60. I was told by a fellow rv'er that I need to drain my air tanks frequently to prevent water getting back to the dryer. He said that all of the freightliner chassis that he has had have had these in the wheel wells as generally two pulls. I've looked in the freightliner chassis manual and can't find anything. Anyone else doing this? Also, do we have a fuel mileage calculation in our readouts? I love this rig and just need to know more about it. Thanks...Rich
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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In the front wheel well on both sides there are lanyards wire loops that will expel any water in the lines. I do mine when I remember about once a month. There is a instant mileage read out and a average mileage read out. Play around with it when not in gear and you will find it. There is also a good write up on this thread. Try the search.



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Also forgot to welcome you to the forum. It's a great place to gather info.



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Old 08-26-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Berkshire club. Think there is a total of 3, two on the left and one on right. Have pulled mine a couple of times, heard the air go out but never seen any moisture. Turn you wheels and they are easier to see. As to the computer milage, it's always been a bit off from the old pencil and paper method, ours is about a miles per gallon off, give or take a bit.
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Thanks for the info. I have been following and been impressed with the Forest River Forum and the community before I bought one. This was, actually, one of the many things that got me interested in buying a Forest River product. Glad to be on board.....
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Hi all. Newbie to DP here. Recently got a '14 390fl-60. I was told by a fellow rv'er that I need to drain my air tanks frequently to prevent water getting back to the dryer. He said that all of the freightliner chassis that he has had have had these in the wheel wells as generally two pulls. I've looked in the freightliner chassis manual and can't find anything. Anyone else doing this? Also, do we have a fuel mileage calculation in our readouts? I love this rig and just need to know more about it. Thanks...Rich
Below is a link that will help you out. Lots of great info and starting on page 30 will answer your questions about draining your tanks manually. Welcome to the forum!! I too just bought a 14 390BH and love it!!!!

http://freightlinerchassis.com/docum...4504000000.pdf

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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Btw, page 52 will help you With your info center and how to choose inst fuel and all the other possible read outs.


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Old 09-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #8
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Thanks all for your help....
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