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Old 02-10-2019, 04:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a Spartan chassis on there class A motorhome and if so how do you like it, does it lean much around corners, any feed back/ info is appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:42 PM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

We have the Roadmaster chassis so can't help with the Spartan!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Thanks very much, I have heard great things about the Roadmaster Chassis but not very much about the Spartan Chassis.

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We have the Spartan Mountain Master chassis, albeit a '97 version. Our air ride keeps the lean to a minimum but it does lean a little. You do want to slow down going around short curves. The Spartan chassis has changed a lot since '97 so you'll hear from someone that has a newer Spartan soon.
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There is a reason the Spartan chassis, if available on that model, is a $5,000 upcharge. Their primary business is building emergency response chassis, RV chassis and military/specialty chassis.
There are very few RV mfgrs that build their own chassis due to expense required and expertise.
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Not sure what years you're thinking about. But early 2000 Spartan chassis had a definite ball joint problem. The rubber boots would rot opening up the joints to all kinds of grit. You can't replace just the boots, the whole assembly has to be replaced. And what pissed me off was that Spartan knew of the problem, but figured it would be out of warranty by the time an owner found it.
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Does anyone have a Spartan chassis on there class A motorhome and if so how do you like it, does it lean much around corners, any feed back/ info is appreciated.
Our Kountry Star (purchased used in 2015) is on a Mountain Master chassis. Yes the ball joint boots were shot but ball joints were still fine as they had been kept clean and lubricated. Had them replaced in 2017 for $2300 at the Spartan factory where I have my annual maintenance done.
Chassis has independent front suspension which provides a slightly better turning radius than I-beam suspension and handles well over those pesky pot holes and expansion joints. Some lean but overall comfortable ride on air suspension.

I don't have experience on other chassis but have no complaints with my Spartan chassis or the factory maintenance.

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Mines on the Spartan le chassis still rides great.
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We have a 2008 American Eagle on a Spartan chassis. We had passenger side tag axle airbag rupture. Other than that, no problems, other than normal maintenance. Ball joints were not an issue for our year. Leaning in corners? You're not buying a Porsche.
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Leaning in corners? HWH ActiveAir option sounds like the fix.
There are lots of Spartan Chassis...to get any specifics, specify what you are looking for (Class A? DP? Size?) In general, Spartan seems as good a chassis as any. Nothing is perfect, and everything has someone who disagrees.
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Not sure what years you're thinking about. But early 2000 Spartan chassis had a definite ball joint problem. The rubber boots would rot opening up the joints to all kinds of grit. You can't replace just the boots, the whole assembly has to be replaced. And what pissed me off was that Spartan knew of the problem, but figured it would be out of warranty by the time an owner found it.
Now the boots can be replaced by an aftermarket boot. The solution to greasing the joint is to insert a zerk fitting into the bottom of the joint, which requires drilling a hole for it. That's all posted in the Spartan forum.



My boots are gone, when I had an alignment performed last summer, I specifically had the tech inspect the joints, he said they measured within tolerance. Not bad for 19 yr old joints.
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