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Old 12-02-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Freightliner Custom Chassis Debuts UltraSteer Line

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Greg Gerber, Editor
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LOUISVILLE, KY – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. today unveiled UltraSteer, a line of fully integrated and precision-tuned tag axles.

Designed for RVs, UltraSteer is compatible with both disc and drum brakes and offers OEMs I-Series and B-Series configurations to provide flexibility with coach floorplans. FCCC debuted UltraSteer at an event at the annual meeting of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, taking place this week in Louisville.

“With UltraSteer, premium manufacturers now have a clear choice for the best premium chassis on the market,” said Tony Sippel, director of sales and marketing for FCCC. “UltraSteer provides full control and precise maneuvering in all conditions – as well as increased safety, the elimination of tire wear and lower maintenance. It is the new foundation of the driving experience luxury OEMs want to provide their customers.”

With UltraSteer, the wheels on the tag axle follow the turning path of the front suspension, with forward-mounted tie rods enabling the inside wheel to have optimal turning range. The result is a 17 percent reduction in the curb-to-curb turning radius, according to the release.

In addition, UltraSteer’s outboard-mounted shocks are more reactive to roll input and its wide-track suspension arms provide increased lateral stiffness, also improving handling and safety in sudden maneuvers, the release noted.

“UltraSteer is the latest example of how we work to consistently deliver a better driving experience to manufacturers and RV drivers,” added Gordie Taylor, RV product manager for FCCC. “Backed by the engineering excellence and innovation of the Daimler family, UltraSteer shows how we at FCCC keep our OEMs a step above the competition.”

UltraSteer will be available initially on select FCCC chassis beginning in early 2015.

For more information Visit the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation website at www.freightlinerchassis.com for additional FCCC news and product information.

SOURCE: Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation press release
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Now if only Freightliner service centers would actually support RV chassis owners, instead of just their truck customers, I might consider buying another Freightliner chassis RV. I've had to park my coach sideways in front of the service bays on road trips just to get attention from Freightliner service.

My next RV will have a Spartan or other chassis.
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Now if only Freightliner service centers would actually support RV chassis owners,
PDXDisco, Freightliner Custom Chassis Support is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at 800-FTL-HELP. They will immediately hook you up as an RV'er with the closest and best resource that can resolve your problem.

You should be always looking for an Oasis Service Center as the best possible option.

Freightliner truck repair centers are not geared well toward supporting RV'ers. In the same sense, a Spartan shop that fixes Fire Trucks, OTR vehicles or other specialty vehicles may also not be the best option to fix your Spartan powered RV Chassis.
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The amount of Freightliner service centers dwarfs Spartan. Freightliner is very hungry and has made some huge changes. This is why Newmar is bringing them back on some of their highline coaches.I have a Freightliner custom chassis on our new coach. I love it so far. None of the air leaks and wiring issues I had with our 2014 Spartan.
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