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Old 04-20-2021, 04:39 AM   #1
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Numbers Airbags front and rear Axle

Hello, we Emanuel and Nicole from Europe (Switzerland) and own a Forest River Berkshire 2007 with xc -r chassis and MB 900 engine. We now want to change the air bellows on the front and rear axles. Unfortunately, the numbers are no longer visible, the front axle says 1T15 TQ1 on the bellows, and we don't find any numbers on the rear axle. Can you help us get the numbers through? Thanks and Regards
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:11 AM   #2
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I live in Northern VA and work with a sweet elderly couple who grew up in Bern. We also own a Berkshire, 2011 390RB have no answer to your ? Thought the first model year of a Berkshire was 2008?
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:20 AM   #3
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yes we are 15 miles near Bern, our Bekshire is model 2007
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:00 PM   #4
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1-800-FTL-HELP (1-800-385-4357

I would call Freightliner the number above to get the proper part information.
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:38 PM   #5
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You can try Forest River, Berkshire in Elkhart Indiana.
Contact for service is Mitch Wirt Phone 574-295-2117
mwirt@forestriverinc.com

OR try Freightliner ( Division of Daimler)
FCCCRV.com in Gaffney South Carolina

For either place have your 17 digit VIN available. This gives them your exact build specification. There might also be a FR Berkshire build number but the VIN will show your chassis parts.
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Old 04-21-2021, 12:40 AM   #6
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Thank you for your reply. Freightliner gave me this front number - HLD 90557249
Rear - HLD 90557290 hope these are correct. regards
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You can try Forest River, Berkshire in Elkhart Indiana.
Contact for service is Mitch Wirt Phone 574-295-2117
mwirt@forestriverinc.com

OR try Freightliner ( Division of Daimler)
FCCCRV.com in Gaffney South Carolina

For either place have your 17 digit VIN available. This gives them your exact build specification. There might also be a FR Berkshire build number but the VIN will show your chassis parts.
Thank you for your reply. Freightliner gave me this front number - HLD 90557249
Rear - HLD 90557290 hope these are correct. regards
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Old 04-21-2021, 12:42 AM   #8
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1-800-FTL-HELP (1-800-385-4357

I would call Freightliner the number above to get the proper part information.
Thank you for your reply. Freightliner gave me this front number - HLD 90557249
Rear - HLD 90557290 hope these are correct. regards
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Old 05-01-2021, 04:48 PM   #9
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Getting Parts info for Freightliner Chassis

I often go to the DTNA website (Daimler Trucks North America), since the Freightliner chassis of the Berk is made by them.

Set up a free account with your Chassis VIN number and it will give you the information on the build of your coach. I'm hoping that this goes back to 2007 for you. My 2015 is well covered.

https://login-dtna.prd.freightliner....ConnectHome%2f

One nice thing I learned about my chassis is that it has two MBAs. As a retired finance professor, I must say that the chassis must be pretty smart! I suspect that MBA means "Mercedes Benz Axle", since the reference is to axles. But, I like the academic story...
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Thank you for your answer, as we come from Europe we cannot register on the site, we have found the numbers for the air springs. Thanks for the information
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Iím surprised that you are blocked from the site. Is it blocking your European IP address? If it doesnít like your address, just give a home address in the US or Canada. If it blocks your IP, try using a VPN that makes it seem like your IP is in the US.

There is a lot of useful information on that site, and I think you have a right to access it, since you own a Freightliner chassis.

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Thanks, I'll try again. We are very happy with the Frightliner chassis and the MB engine. I'm looking forward to Daimer Frightliner's home page
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It's common for the model year of the vehicle chassis to be a year different than the RV. RV builders buy the chassis as an "incomplete vehicle" and convert it to an RV, and that often takes a year. Then they give it a new VIN (vehicle identification number).

But nobody servicing your chassis wants the RV year, they need the VIN and year of the chassis.

DMV is a different story. Some states use the original chassis VIN, and some use the RV VIN.

Sometimes all this confusion can work for you; after buying my RV, I found out it was a 2012 instead of a 2011, and my dealer -- wasn't very good at handling details. So any of those RV parks that restrict the age of RVs now have to give me one more year.

YMMV.
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Old 05-02-2021, 02:49 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info, yes our chassis is 2006 and the structure from 2007.
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Hello, we Emanuel and Nicole from Europe (Switzerland) and own a Forest River Berkshire 2007 with xc -r chassis and MB 900 engine. We now want to change the air bellows on the front and rear axles. Unfortunately, the numbers are no longer visible, the front axle says 1T15 TQ1 on the bellows, and we don't find any numbers on the rear axle. Can you help us get the numbers through? Thanks and Regards
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Have you tried contacting Freightliner custom chassis out of Gaffney, SC? As the manufacture we buy a chassis from them that would have the air bags installed on it, they should be able to help you.

https://www.fcccrv.com/owners/#owners-fcoc

or you can always call 1-800-FTL-Help and it should connect to someone at the gaffney facility where the chassis are made.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:47 AM   #16
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Thank you, yes, we wrote to Freightliner and Forest River and they gave us the numbers for the air suspension. Thank you for your information
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