Spartan Unveils New Chassis at Louisville Show
Spartan Chassis Inc. will be displaying its K3 and Mountain Master GT chassis along with several innovations during the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, Spartan Chassis will exhibit at Booth No. 5320 in the West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center during the three-day event, which opened today (Dec. 3).
“Since 1985, Spartan Chassis has developed significant technological innovations that have changed the RV industry,” said Art Ickes, president of the Specialty Vehicles business unit. “Throughout the years, the demand for Spartan Chassis has continued to remain strong as owners value the innovations Spartan has and continues to develop. In 2013, we saw a strong increase in the number of prospective Class A diesel motorhome owners requesting a Spartan Chassis.”
Spartan will feature a 24,000-pound drive axle as well as introducing Fogmaker North America into the RV market. The Reyco Granning RD2400 drive axle is designed to take advantage of recent changes in Federal Highway Administration laws that allow the use of a single rear axle rated at 24,000 pounds weight capacity. The RD2400 eliminates torque induced drive line grumble which further extends the product’s life cycle.
Fogmaker North America delivers fire suppression systems for engine compartments and enclosed spaces utilizing a patented water mist technology. This system extinguishes fire by targeting the three components (oxygen, fuel and heat). The system is environmentally friendly and cleanup after activation is simple and fast.
The demand for motorhomes built on a Spartan Chassis has increased 21.5% year-over-year from 2012 to 2013. Spartan Chassis’ unit volume this year outperforms the Class A diesel market by over six percentage points. Spartan custom manufactures chassis to the individual specifications of Entegra Coach, Newmar Corp. and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.