Damon Offers New Chassis on Avanti Class A
Motorized manufacturer Damon Motor Coach, Elkhart, Ind., is offering 21 1/2- and 28 1/2-foot floorplans in the 2010 Avanti Class A motorhome, now being built on the 18,500-pound GVWR Freightliner MCL front-engine diesel chassis. Mated to a 200-hp Cummins ISB engine, the Avanti is estimated to get 13-15 mpg and retails starting at $135,000. ”Unlike a traditional motorhome, the chassis is still five inches lower to the ground to provide a lower center of gravity,” said Matt Thompson, Damon vice president and general manager. Also, Damon has designed new fiberglass front caps on the gas-powered Challenger and diesel-pusher Tuscany motorhomes in addition to offering a 42-foot tag-axle floorplan on the Tuscany diesel pusher for the first time. Damon’s gas or diesel Outlaw SURV also has been redesigned with a passenger side door for easier entry into the garage.