Advisory Circular

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Advisory Circular
Advisory
Circular
SS-100
Date: 04/20/15
SERVICE DOCUMENT
1.
PURPOSE. This advisory circular recommends checking the bell crank assembly on all
Freightliner Chassis equipped motor homes that have exceeded 10,000 miles.
Freightliner/Magnum chassis affected are XC and XCS chassis with a I beam front axle. Chassis
that should be inspected were produced from the year 1993 to 2012 with a 2 piece drag link.
The bell crank affected has a 3 bolt mounting pattern (see page 4).
2. MAKE/MODELS/YEAR AFFECTED.
RV/CHASSIS/MAKE
COACH/CHASSIS/MODEL
YEAR/NOTES
Airstream
Land Yacht
Sky Deck
All
All
Alpha Leisure
See Ya
2002-2008
Coachman
Cross Country
Pathfinder
Sport Coach
2008-2012/3 bolt only
2008-2012/3 bolt only
2008-2011/3 bolt only
Damon
Astoria
Escaper
EscaperLX400
Essence
Tuscany
Ultra Sport
2005-2012/3 bolt only
2002-2005
2005
All
2002-2012/ 3 bolt only
2002-2005
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RV/CHASSIS/MAKE
COACH/CHASSIS/MODEL
YEAR/NOTES
Entegra
Aspire 40/42
Insignia
2009-2012/3 bolt only
2009-2012/3 bolt only
Fleetwood
Bounder
Discovery
Excursion
Expedition
Revolution
2002-2010
2002-2010
2003-2012/3 bolt only
2002-2010
2002-2005
Forest River
Charleston
Berkshire
Reflection
2007-2010
2007-2010
2002-2004
Georgie Boy
Bellagio
Cruise Air (XL)
2003-2005
2002-2005
Gulfstream
Atrium
Caribbean
Crescendo
Friendship (G)
Independence
Scenic Cruiser
Tour Master
Yellowstone
2003-2006
2009
2004-2010
2002-2007
2002
2002-2006
2006-2008
2002-2012/3 bolt only
Itasca
Ellipse
Horizon
Latitude
Meriden
2008-2010
2004-2005
2005-2010
2002-2013/3 bolt only
Jayco
Insight
2009-2012/3 bolt only
King of the Road
Genesis
2004
Mandalay Coach
Presidio
Valencia
2006-2009
2006-2007
National RV
Pacifica
Tropi-Cal
2007-2008
2002-2008
Newmar
Dutch Star
Kountry Star
Northern Star
Ventana
2002
2002-2005
2004-2005
2006
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RV/CHASSIS/MAKE
COACH/CHASSIS/MODEL
YEAR/NOTES
Sport Coach
Cross Country (SE)
Elite
Encore
Pathfinder
Sport Coach
2002-2008
2002-2006
2006-2007
2008
2002-2005
Thor
Astoria
Tuscany
2005-2012/3 bolt only
2005-2012/3 bolt only
Tiffen
Allegro Bus
Allegro Bus
Phaeton
1998
2002-2006
2002-2009
Triple E
Embassy
Empress
Invitation
Signature
2004-2006
2001-2005
2007-2010
2002-2010
Winnebago
Destination
Journey
Tour
Vectra
2008-2010
2002-2010
2006-2010
2004
3. BACKGROUND. The original equipment bellcrank idler assembly has been observed to seize
and/or becomes loose, causing reduced steering control (play) in the steering wheel. This does
not create a safety hazard but will produce steering play, poor return to center, or wander in
the steering system.
4. RECOMMENDED ACTION. When play in the steering is discovered the following procedure are
suggested to check the bell crank idler assembly.
a. Inspection of outer case for damage
b. Detach the bellcrank arm (do not check if a 4 bolt assembly)
c. Check shaft for side to side movement and stiffness
5. REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
a. Re-install the OEM bell crank arm if shaft turns freely and shows no side to side movement.
b. Replace with a SS-100 part bell crank or new OEM bell crank part if the shaft has seized and
or side play in the shaft is observed. It is recommended, for ease of inspection, to use a SS100P Bell Crank Puller for removing the OEM Bell Crank arm. This part will be supplied to
first time dealers for an additional $20.00 on your initial order of an SS-100 Bell Crank idler.
It should be noted this is a Super Steer Advisory notice.
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6. Information to obtain and install an SS-100 SuperSteer Bell Crank
a. SuperSteer customer service line is 1-888-898-3281. Operating hours are Monday thru
Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm Pacific.
b. Website: http://www.supersteerparts.com
c. Removal/Installation video can be viewed at:
http://www.supersteerparts.com/education/product-installs/class-a-installs/
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