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Old 03-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #15
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mfrancher: I have sent you a PM with regard to you s/n.

Unfortunately, I have no access to the current Freightliner Custom Chassis Data Base, so I am unable to give specific answers on newer chassis.
This information should be available from your Freightliner dealer through their data base.
If the dealer hesitates, or cannot supply information on your older chassis, call ----Freightliner Custom Chassis, 552 Hyatt Street Gaffney, SC 29341, United States (864) 487-1700, (1-800-FTL-HELP) with your questions.

As you can see, information is hard to come by unless someone posts it on a site like this.
If anyone has original documents that apply to Oshkosh/Freightliner and Airstream, please post for others.


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I have some other older information for the Oshkosh MC, VC, XC, gas and diesel light duty chassis. I will not post it unless someone requests it.
Post your needs or contact me.
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if you have info regaurding this chassis it would be very helpful, i am purchasing a 1994 dolphin on a oshkosh chassis and need all the info i can get.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:14 PM   #17
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Steve:
You should have a chassis model/number that would be of help to start with.

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if you have info regaurding this chassis it would be very helpful, i am purchasing a 1994 dolphin on a oshkosh chassis and need all the info i can get.
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You should have a chassis model/number that would be of help to start with.

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sorry i thought i put this info in. its a 1994 national rv, dolphin D34 model XC20RDX oshkosh chassis
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Good news Steve.
It is apparent that AIRSTREAM used that same chassis in 1997 so that means that all your information will be available from Freightliner.

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...b841732b51.pdf

That chassis, or one updated that would be close to it, was produced by Freightliner as they took over Oshkosh in Jan 1996.

Contact your Freightliner dealer and if they can't help ask for the head office.

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sorry i thought i put this info in. its a 1994 national rv, dolphin D34 model XC20RDX oshkosh chassis
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Oshkosh Service Bulletin V035RT

I came across this information recently and will post it here for general information on these older OSHKOSH Chassis.

This service bulletin V035RT, dated 7/15/1995 deals with frame cracking at the rear suspension torque arm mount on the right rear rail side.

I can not find the specific bulletin, to determine which chassis it applied to, but it might be worthwhile checking this area if you have an OSHKOSH Chassis manufactured on or before this date.

1995 WINNEBAGO WINNEBAGO User Comment / Complaint

Loss of the torque arm mount would result in loss of control of your unit.

I would think the majority of the limited number of 25 1996 AIRSTREAM MODEL CLIPPER's were manufactured after this date, but the previous Airstream 36' Class A models which the CLIPPER model was based on, certainly would be suspect and require inspection. This may not even apply to the raised rail chassis but a visual check will give peace of mind.

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Recreation Vehicle Bulletins

Some good historical information on service bulletins on this site.

Freightliner Recreational Vehicle - car safety information, failing parts, recalls, bulletins, complaints

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Some specs listed below for the XC Straight Rail Chassis of the 1999-2001 era

The XC Series Freightliner Chassis


The XC Series diesel chassis is Freightliner's most popular diesel pusher and the model that made us the number one preferred diesel chassis by motorhome manufacturers. The design is available with either a Cummins ISB, ISC, ISL electronic diesel engine or a Caterpillar 3126E electronic diesel engine. All feature the reliable and smooth Allison 3000MH 6-speed transmission. Engine: Cummins ISB, 5.9-liter diesel
Horsepower: 275 and 300
Torque: 660 lbf·ft
Caterpillar 3126E 7.2-liter diesel
Horsepower: 275, 300, 330
Torque: 800 and 860 lbf·ft

Cummins ISC, 8.3-liter diesel
Horsepower: 330 and 350
Torque: 950 amd 1050 lbf·ft

Cummins ISL, 8.9-liter diesel
Horsepower: 370
Torque: 1250 lbf·ft
Transmission: Allison 3000MH, 6-speed automatic with lock up, push button shifting
Gear ratios:
First: 3.49:1
Second: 1.86:1
Third: 1.41:1
Fourth: 1.00:1
Fifth: .75:1
Sixth: .64:1
Reverse: 5.03:1Vehicle weight ratings:Front GAWR: 9350 to 13,880 lb.
Rear GAWR: 17,500 to 19,000 lb.
GVWR: 26,850 to 32,880 lb.
GCWR: 36,850 to 42,880 lb. (limited by towing components and their attachment to the frame) Wheelbase: 190, 208, 218, 228, 242, 252, 266, 268 and 276 in. Front axle:Meritor FD-965, and FF961, I-beam, wide-track, Neway IFS 114
Capacity: 10,500 lb., 12,000 lb., 14,000 lb.Rear axle:Meritor RS-17-145, RS-19-145
Drive ratio: 4.56:1, 4.63:1
Capacity: 17,500 lb., 19,000 lb.Brakes: Full air brakes with auto slack adjusters and ABS
Front: 15 x 4 in.
Rear: 16.5 x 7 in. drum-style, S-cam Parking brake:16.5 x 7 in. drum-style S-cam, spring-applied, air-released drum-style (rear axle) Cooling system:Radiator core: 910 and 1050 sq. in.
Radiator type: cross-flow, rear-mounted, or side-mounted
Charge air cooler: cross-flow
Transmission air cooler: remote-mounted, water-to-oil
Fan: rear belt-driven/side hydraulic-driven Air conditioning:R-134A air conditioning compressor Electrical system:Alternator: 130-amp or 160-amp
Starting: 12-volt
Battery: two 760 CCA @ 0°F, maintenance-free
Frame:Straight frame rail and raised frame rail construction
Max. resist bending moment: 291,000 lbf·in
Max. frame section: 9 x 2.75 x .25 in. Fuel tank:90, 100, or 120 gal. Steering system:TRW TAS-65 and TAS-85, integral hydraulic power gear
Rating: 12,000 lb. and 14,000 lb.
Ratio: 20.4:1
Pump: gear-driven
Wheel cut: 50-degree
Steering wheel: 18 in. VIP Suspension:Neway air suspension (front and rear)
Shock absorber: tuned shocks, Bilstein
Heavy-duty stabilizer bar diameter: 1.50 in. Tires:Michelin, 22.5 in. Wheels:Steel, 10 bolt lugs, 11.25 in. diameter bolt center Instrumentation:Gauges incl. speedometer, odometer, tachometer, engine oil pressure, water temperature, coolant level, voltmeter, fuel level, dual air pressure Additional equipment:Air compressor
Midland Pure Air Plus heated air dryer
Heated automatic moisture ejector
Fuel/water separator
Farr-Eco air cleaner
Air filter restrictor indicator
Douglas tilt/telescoping steering column
Electronic cruise control with high idleOptional equipment:Four polished aluminum wheels with inner dual steel wheels with trim kit
Remote air fill kit
Exhaust brake
In-block engine heater
Air suspension deflation system
Air conditioning condenser


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Old 02-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #22
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Oshkosh Freightliner V-Line Chassis

Some information on the V-Line Chassis.

Below is BILSTEIN Shock #'s for the RAISED RAIL Oshkosh/Freightliner V-LINE CHASSIS used on the AIRSTREAM CLIPPER..

Shocks for Freightliner V-Line Chassis

BILSTEIN SHOCKS
Year 94-98, Setting B6, Front 24-020725, Old Number F4-B46-2072-MO, Rear 24-020732 , Old Number F4-B46-2073-M0.
V-Line Air Suspension 94-98, B6, 24-020725, F4-B46-2072-M0, 24-020732, F4-B46-2073-M0.
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ALCOA ALUMINIUM RIMS used on the V-Line Chassis were # 87310 and are no longer available from ALCOA.

This rim is replaced now with ALCOA #88311.

88311 - Ball Seat 22.5" x 8.25" on 11.250" bolt circle

Go to this ALCOA site for additional information on inside and outside polish and other options to match your original equipment.

http://www.alcoa.com/alcoawheels/nor...217&cat_id=758


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Old 02-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #23
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Tire Size and Speed

My CLIPPER is equipped with ALCOA 22.5 rims OEM and Bridgestone rubber.

At times I have wished for more ground clearance as the OEM CLIPPER was constructed with the deepest basement vs the overall height for this class of motorhome. Airstream raised the basement on subsequent models to give more clearance at the expense of storage capacity.

I have in my shop, a set of 10 ALCOA 24.5 x 8.25 rims (were my winter rims off my IH 9670) in good condition and have been toying with the idea for using them on the CLIPPER to give a bit more clearance. I have lots of torque with the Cummins CT 8.3 so my only concern was the different speed that the change might make.

Allison requires a visit to their shop to change the sensor located internally on the output shaft of the MD3060, so that might add a few dollars to the change.

But, when I look up some conversion charts I was surprised that it would appear that the change of speed would not be a major consideration if I stayed with low profile tire. Looks like approx. 1 MPH difference at 60 MPH for 275/80 24.5 vs 22.5 tires.

Here is a calculator chart that is available on the Eaton site. Just input your numbers and it will give you a good idea what the change might be.

http://www.roadranger.com/ecm/groups.../ct_062746.swf

There would be quit a difference in I went to the regular 11 x 22.5 tires and even more if I did the 24.5 switch.

All this costs money, so I need to co-ordinate it with my normal tire replacement schedule which should not be due till 2016.

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Freighliner Recalls

This site has a three more recalls that both apply to the XC Chassis used by AIRSTREAM.

The first applies to the 2001 models Chassis models and deals with the 'Williams' electronic throttle control recall. If you go to the site listed at the bottom of this post, you will see that this recall affects 1999 and 2000 models also.

The second recall deals with tire pressures and applies to all models 1996 THRU 2000 including the V-Line Chassis used on the AIRSTREAM CLIPPER.

The third recall deals with 1999 2000 ECM programing that effects the exhaust brake and Allison gear engagment.

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/re...VCL+RV+CHASSIS

This is why it is so important to make sure your CHASSIS has been updated by FREIGHTLINER as these recalls are a safety concern.

Here is some more reading.

http://www.arfc.org/commercial/freig...l/recalls.aspx

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Freightliner Recalls

2003 - 2008 Motor Home Chassis ZF 8018 Steering Assembly Recall. This is a critical recall.

FCCC VCL RECALLS - Auto Recalls for Consumers


Service Bulletins

One deals with the fuel guage problem some members here have reported.
FROM MAY 21, 1998 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, 2000 production.

http://autosmash.com/tsb/TSB_FREIGHT...L_VEHICLE.html

Also those that are equipped with KYSOR DASH INSTRUMENTATION have a recall here. This is a large page, give it time to load.

Technical Service Bulletins.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:57 PM   #26
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Was you chassis updated?
1995 Oshkosh Vc Vehicle Speed Control Recall 96V156000

NHTSA: Action Number: N/A Service Bulletin Number: 96V156000
  • Report Date:
    Aug 27, 1996
  • Component:
    Vehicle Speed Control
  • Potential Units Affected:
    4855
  • Manufacturer:
    Oshkosh Truck Corporation

Summary: When the chassis/vehicle is operated on a highway and the cruise control system is turned on, with the speed set, if the stop/hazard fuse has failed, the cruise control will not disengage when the brake pedal is depressed.


Consequence: The cruise control system will not disengage increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.


Remedy: The cruise control circuits will be rewired and a control relay installed to disengage and deactivate the cruise control if an electrical short or fuse failure occurs.


Notes: Owner notification: owner notification is expected to begin in september 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreedupon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact freightliner/oshkosh at 1-414-235-1726. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
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1994 Oshkosh Vc29rd Service Brakes, Air Recall 95V020000

NHTSA: Action Number: N/A Service Bulletin Number: 95V020000
  • Report Date:
    Feb 09, 1995
  • Component:
    Service Brakes, Air
  • Potential Units Affected:
    22
  • Manufacturer:
    Oshkosh Truck Corporation

Summary: Air compressor governor sensing line does not sense both front and rear brake system reservoir pressure. A front brake system air leak will not be sensed by the governor and the compressor will fail to resupply the front air system causing a reduction of the front brake system performance.


Consequence: This condition can cause loss of braking capability and increase the potential for a vehicle accident.


Remedy: Dealers will relocate the one way check valve in the inlet air line to the rear service tank and a pressure protection valve will be added to allow the governor to sense both front and rear brake system reservoir pressure.


Notes: System: brakes; air supply system; governor. Vehicle description: chassis model vehicles. Note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed uponservice date and the remedy is not provided free of charge within a reasonable time, contact oshkosh at 1-414-235-1726. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.


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Oshkosh XC-21RDX

Airstream did use this XC-21RDX chassis on some models of the 5.9L diesel pusher MHs. This is an extensive/detailed PDF document and is available here. It is 172 pages so give it time to load.

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I see this on eBay today and will post it just for the information that these lighter VC RR chassis were indeed available from Freightliner sometime after 1996.

Airstream did not use these lighter VC RR Chassis on any model, that I am aware of, as they used the straight rail XC into year 2000 for the Cutter.

The HD VC 29RR/RD Chassis was part of the Oshkosh line inherited by Freightliner with the purchase on Jan 96. This 29500# Chassis was used for the limited production Airstream Clipper Class A but this VC chassis was available up to 31000#.

The 97 document posted earlier showed that Freightliner was offering a light version of this chassis and this just confirms what was available.

Detailed information for these chassis should be available from Freightliner on request.

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