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Old 01-30-2007, 01:15 PM   #29
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I don't know for sure when the new ULSD engines began manufacture, but I was at Freightliner in Gaffney in April of last year for Camp Freightliner, and the president of FCCC told us that they expected to start manufacturing with the new engine beginning Oct 1, 2006.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:48 PM   #30
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Okay, so no matter, any way I look at it, if I factory order a Winnebago DP (Journey/Meridian) at a dealer at the present time, I'm going to get a ULSD-only engine, correct?

The only way to avoid it for sure is to look for one sitting on a dealer's lot right now that was built after October 01, 2006, right?

Oh man, the pressure is on!

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Old 02-01-2007, 12:44 PM   #31
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Check with your sales people. They can call Winnie to find out if there are any '06 chassis's available, but my guess is the '06 Chassis's are consumed by now -- but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Otherwise, definitely, find one on a lot somewhere.

P.S. Pls let us know what your dealer says regarding if the '06 chassis's are consumed yet!
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:34 PM   #32
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Had discussion with a manager of DOC/DFP exhaust products and he said that to qualify as an 06 engine you needed to mate a block and a crankshaft. Further, he said that warehouses were full of 06 "engines".

For engines with DPF exhaust syatem you can expect higher under hood temperatures due to high amount of exhuast gas recirculation. Active DPF systems will inject and ignite diesel fuel into the DPF to burn off the accumulated particulate matter.

I'm glad my rig is an 06.

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Old 03-18-2007, 09:05 PM   #33
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Update: Hi again. I finally will be taking delivery of a Meridian 34H this week.

The dealer tells me the compass/temperature module is somewhere in the area of $300. They haven't gotten back to me on what they will charge to install it. The salesman said that it will be pretty labor intensive in that they have to place a sensor somewhere on the roof to measure the ambient temperature. He estimates that the labor will be at least as much as the unit itself.

I'm not sure whether to try to install it myself or not. I'm a klutz when it comes to wiring and cutting holes in the dash! I'll think a bit on it and see.

Thanks again for all the responses!
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:03 AM   #34
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I have a 2007 Meridian and the two items you mentioned were not on mine. I believe that they have discontinued these two items.

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Old 03-19-2007, 11:18 AM   #35
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Hi Roy. Yeah, the Freightliner info center has been moved to the center display in the dash. The compass and ambient temperature readout has been discontinued.

As I say, I'm debating whether to have the dealer install the compass or do it myself. Man, $300 + $300+ for installation, to have a compass is ridiculous but I'm so used to having a compass and temperature readout in my cars that I almost will feel lost without them in the motorhome.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:54 PM   #36
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I'm not sure the temperature sensor should be installed on the roof...you may get an unusually high reading. I'm not sure where my sensor is located, but it isn't on the roof...probably under the front chassis area. Works well, though.
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My sensor is under the coach. Having one on top seems senseless to me. IMHO get a second opinion.
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