The Workhorse RDP has a loyal group of owners who have told me more than once how much happier they are with the R-Series than their previous RDP product which they traded in.
It's premature to count the R-Series out just yet because it is a great product and the service resources are increasing every day. International Truck & Engine and Roadmaster Chassis have formed a joint venture called Custom Chassis Products, LLP which will see R-Series and Roadmaster Chassis being built in the same facility. The plans call for up to 5,000 units per year to be produced and I am curious as to how all of that will work out.
The R-Series production has been moved from the Autocar manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, IN to it's new home in Elkhart, IN.
International Truck & Engine is very much committed toward moving forward in the RV business and the R-Series is but one component of that initiative. Couple the initiative to build with International's strong service and parts organization and you can see where owning an R-Series makes a lot of sense.
The R-Series is not going anywhere. The new R-Series chassis will be powered by Caterpillar engines and the Allison 3000MH transmission will continue to be featured. There are many innovations in the chassis and to learn all about the R-Series click on the graphic below:
2007 Workhorse R-Series RDP
About the R-Series warranty; You're covered. Your R Series chassis is covered by the most comprehensive transferable warranty in the industry, plus 24-hour roadside assistance for three years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Allison transmissions are covered by a five-year, 200,000 mile warranty.
Specifications in the on-line information listed are subject to change.