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Old 02-11-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Freightliner Chasis

Is the Freightliner Chasis worth the extra cost? What is the best chasis set up for a Class A about 35ft. Thanks...NCROY
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Depending on the motor home that fulfills all your people needs and comfort requirements, you may not have any choice as to which chassis it is built on. If you are going to shop based on chassis manufacturer, you need to do some research on who uses what and in what applications and then find the one that meets your needs.
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I've been pleased with the reliability and performance of my Freightliner chassis, but I can only compare it with the old 1996 Ford F53 of my first RV.

Freightliner does have an excellent help desk available and they will help the individual RV owner at no cost.

There is a "chassis club" Freightliner section here on IRV2 that you can read if interested.

I agree with "find the right coach/floorplan" first and then see if you like the chassis it is built upon.

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Here is the best answer you are going to get. Go drive one and see if you like it. I drove a Spartan chassis and was not comfortable. I drove a freightliner chassis and never looked at anything that was not Freightliner. Other people will tell you exactly the opposite of that. Go drive several chassis and see which one you can see yourself behind the wheel of for a lot of hours of driving.
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The information above is all correct and bare in mind that freightliner is only available with a diesel.engine.
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I've been very happy with my Freightliner chassis. An earlier poster is right, however, in that you may not have a lot of choice in the matter, whether you're buying new or used. The main problem I see is that in the size range you're shopping- 35-36 ft- many builders tend to use the same chassis they use for their smaller 32-34 ft units. This would leave you with a long rear overhang, restricted weight capacity, and a relatively short wheelbase for the size and weight of coach you have, which could contribute to less than satisfactory stability and handling. IMO, you ought to consider looking for a coach in the 38 ft range. First, this would put you on a longer, stronger chassis and second, it would give you more interior room.

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