Diesel Motorhomes Spartan Brings a Commercial Drive Train to Diesel Pushers Market
For more than 15 years, Spartan Motors Chassis has lead the RV industry in developing diesel motorhomes chassis that feature uncommon performance and innovation.
Spartan Motors Chassis Charlotte, Mich.-based subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR) has utilized a Ford drive train to introduce the lowest cost entry-level diesel motorhomes chassis on the market, further narrowing the price gap between gas and diesel alternatives without sacrificing performance. Spartan Chassis debuted the new Competitor concept chassis, the first-ever diesel motorhome chassis built on a commercial drive train, at the annual Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) trade show in Louisville, Ky.
Spartan said the new Competitor concept chassis utilizes the Ford 325hp 6.0L diesel engine, the same engine used on the Ford F250 pickup.
"Working with a Ford drive train on this unique configuration has allowed us to develop a very competitively priced diesel pusher chassis that's designed to be high quality, high performing and easy for OEMs to build on," said Richard Schalter, president of Spartan Chassis. "The Competitor is our response to an industry shift towards low- to medium-end Class A motorhomes. As the motorhome OEMs have gotten better and more efficient building motorhomes, there is a segment of buyers who are focused more on coach amenities and less on pure power. The Competitor fits the bill for these buyers."