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Old 02-20-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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I was looking at the specs and the new LHASA model has a shorter wheel base than the 42 QBH. Why is is so? Same length bus.

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I was looking at the specs and the new LHASA model has a shorter wheel base than the 42 QBH. Why is is so? Same length bus.

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I went to the online "brochure" for the 2012 Phaeton and don't "see" much difference between the 42 QBH and the 42 LH floor plans. Certainly nothing that would lead one to expect much difference in the underlying chassis.

Therefore, my GUESS is that what we see as a drastically shorter wheel base is .....simply a typo. They happen all the time, not just online, but in printed materials, too.

I did not find a "LHASA model" listed.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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I'm with Ed, it's probably a typo. The Freightliner chassis site shows the Tiffin Phaeton 42' on Freightliner chassis (2011, 2012 not posted yet) to be 272". I can't believe Tiffin would put the same model on two different chassis lengths. The 2012 Allegro Bus 43 QGP & 43 QRP are both showing 294" wheelbases. No way are you going to find a Phaeton on a 296".
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
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Tiffin's sales specs are notorious for errors. Whenever something like this pops up I would immediately assume it was an error. Your odds are 90/10 that you'll be right.
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I had this same question and figured the LH and the QBH use the same frame. Since I am looking at an LH, I emailed Tiffin. It is just as we thought. I received a quick reply. Here is the reply to my email -
Both the 42 QBH, and the 42LH are built on the same chassis. Both have exactly the same wheelbase. There are two schools of thought on how to determine wheelbase, and that is where the confusion comes from. Some people measure from the center of the front axle to the centerline between the two rear axles, and on this chassis you would get a distance of 296”. The other method is to measure from the center of the front axle to the center of the drive axle, and with that measurement you would get 272”.

I’m sorry for the confusion in our literature. I will ask our marketing folks to get that corrected. I hope this message answers your question. Let me know if you need anything else.
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