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Old 04-14-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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Hello from new Aria 3401 owners

Hello all. We bought a new Aria 3401 in St. Augustine in mid-February. We've driven it a few thousand miles and now have it at our home in upstate NY. This is our fourth RV ever, all since 2014. We started with a 23' travel trailer with no slides, replaced in 2015 with a 26' TT with a slide (big improvement). Then, preparing for a two-month trip out west, we bought a 32' gas class A, which we kept for two years but the handling just got to be too much for me. Hopefully, our new diesel pusher will end our shopping.

Here are a few questions/problems we're having if anybody can help.

1. the DEF fill tank is almost impossible to access. Even using a fuel lane DEF fill nozzle at a Pilot/Flying J (man, I wish there were more of those), I can barely get the tip of the nozzle into the fill opening (which is at the very top of the compartment) and must therefore fill very slowly. Trying to fill from a 1 or 2 gallon jug of DEF is about out of the question.

2. honestly, the ride is a little harsher than I expected, moving up from a gas class A. Also, I can hear air hissing out of the air bags when we stop and the bags will deflate on their own within a rather short time, even with the suspension level kept forward on Auto. is this normal? I wonder if there's a problem that prevents the air bags from filling completely. When traveling the dash meters show about 120 psi.

3. what do you do to keep the bedroom TV pull-down door down when traveling? Ours is always popping up.

4. we also have a problem with the slide-out pantries crashing into the doors outside them when traveling.

Any advice/suggestions, etc. would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Scott
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Where in Upstate New York are you?
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:32 AM   #3
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Near Lake George. About 50 miles north of Albany.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:15 PM   #4
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I've been going to Aspencade/Americade since it's inception...
Spent my Honeymoon there also.
We have plans to be at the Lake George RV Park May 25th to the 28th...
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:24 PM   #5
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Oh, man, Bob, I hope for your sake that the weather improves a LOT between now and then!
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:31 PM   #6
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The air bags will deflate if you put the jacks down, otherwise they should stay inflated unless you dump them. Sounds like something might be off with the ride height valves. The dash gauges for air pressure are the brake air tanks, not the air bags. Can't help with the TV or pantry, our seem to not be giving us the troubles you are having. The Def tanks are mounted too high and are a pain. I've found that I can use the jugs that have a long spout, and sometimes can get the nozzle in at truck stops, but not all the way. Thor says its a Freightliner issue, Freightliner says it was fine until Thor put the box on the chassis. So no one will do anything about it.

Welcome to the group, hope you enjoy your new coach.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:47 PM   #7
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Oh, man, Bob, I hope for your sake that the weather improves a LOT between now and then!
I'm an optimist...

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Old 04-16-2018, 12:44 AM   #8
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We purchased a 3601 Aria in June and have been very pleased with the ride? Havenít had a problem with the bedroom doors but was very surprised with the DEF tank. What we did was purchase a longer funnel that allowed us to pour into tank a little faster. Was surprised that Thor and freightliner canít communicate better and solve this problem.
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