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Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-03-2016, 09:27 AM
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Posted By bigben
Teeirtup26 - I believe after reading some threads...

Teeirtup26 - I believe after reading some threads on the IRV2 sites that some of the 2016s with 6 speed trannies are not engine braking when headed done steep slopes. I would also assume by...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-03-2016, 02:55 AM
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Posted By bigben
Teeitup26 - I am also curious about how the 6...

Teeitup26 - I am also curious about how the 6 speed will navigate the long, steep slopes.

Also, how do you like the V10 gasser vs the DP - especially on the mountains?
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-03-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
Teeitup26 - I don't think I was clear. I have...

Teeitup26 - I don't think I was clear. I have figured it out on the 5 speed and rely heavily on the use. My point was that the 6 speed owners relate issues with engine braking and the lack there...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-02-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
Glad to hear the engine braking is working on...

Glad to hear the engine braking is working on most of the 6 speeds. On a long downhill slope it is essential. The V10 is a real horse and yep when it is working right it gets a little noisy.
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-02-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
mcbsunny - first off thank you for your service,...

mcbsunny - first off thank you for your service, especially with the Corps.

Wow - nice paint job!! Having our own 2015.5 37TB, I can tell you it is a great floor plan that we just love! We spend...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 03-22-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
We've got the 5 speed and it does a very steady...

We've got the 5 speed and it does a very steady and deliberate job of braking going done steep inclines. After going through the Rockies to include Ten Sleep, Wyoming - I came to love the engine...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 03-21-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
They really needed to get rid of that air...

They really needed to get rid of that air mattress. Terrible
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 03-20-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
Ours in the 37TB is a full size bed. We took out...

Ours in the 37TB is a full size bed. We took out the inflatable mattress and put in a decent cushion with a memory foam topper. Then re-drilled the holes for the pins in the new position and leave...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 03-20-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
Oneilkeys - please let us know your experience. ...

Oneilkeys - please let us know your experience. We travel so much in our coach that losing the downshift on steep grades is NOT good. Again, let us know please.
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 03-20-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
As I understand from the F53 forum, the 6 speed...

As I understand from the F53 forum, the 6 speed drives better until it comes to going down the hill. Then, at least as others have reported, the engine doesn't help brake at all. I've learned how...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 03-19-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,483
Posted By bigben
As you look at the changes, most seem to be color...

As you look at the changes, most seem to be color of paint and wood. No big changes to the layout or chassis - only one I seen is the small table top storage.

Note: Sorry my comment was based on...
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