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Author Topic: Freightliner FRED(FRont Engine Diesel) chassis  (Read 2032 times)

fzust

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Freightliner FRED(FRont Engine Diesel) chassis
« on: May 07, 2009, 02:55:59 PM »
Has anyone experienced anything good or bad about this chassis in a motorhome?  Any thoughts or comments?  The motorhome I want to buy has one of these and it seems like a pretty good setup for what I want.  Cummins 330HP 650Lb/Ft diesel.


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Re: Freightliner FRED(FRont Engine Diesel) chassis
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 05:32:51 PM »
If you are looking at the Allegro Diesel Fred made by Tiffin, Here is an entire thread on the merits of that motor home.    It's a very long thread, but you can get a drift of whether the owner was pleased or not with the coach.  We have several members who have it and they all seem to be happy.

I have an Allegro Bus and have been very satisfied with ours.

Now if there is another "Fred" out there besides Tiffin, then hopefully someone will jump in and provide some information.

Marsha~

Allegro Bus Diesel Pusher with Hyundai Tucson SUV toad. 
In case of necessity, alternate transportation is available in the form of 1 old horse.

Gary RV Roamer

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Re: Freightliner FRED(FRont Engine Diesel) chassis
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 10:01:17 PM »
Everybody who has a FRED loves it. Strong, great power and fuel economy.  I doubt if anybody would give up a pusher diesel to get one, but compared to gas chassis coaches it is super.
Gary
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Re: Freightliner FRED(FRont Engine Diesel) chassis
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 11:48:58 AM »
Greetings,

Reading your post on front engine diesel rigs by Tiffin, do you have any idea as to whether the earlier ones say around '90 or '91 where turbo cummins or non-turbo and did the non-turbo 6.9 L perform nicely in comparison to let's say a chevy 454? Just curious if you have any input on that?

            Charles

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Re: Freightliner FRED(FRont Engine Diesel) chassis
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 09:51:08 PM »
There is another "front engine diesel' chassis available now - the Workhorse W20/W22/W24 with a Navistar MaxxForce 7 diesel. Monaco is building the Vesta on this chassis and it is also available as an option for the Monarch line.
Gary
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2004 American Tradition
2007 GMC Acadia
Homebase: Ocala National Forest, FL