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Old 12-01-2005, 02:37 AM   #1
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UNION CITY, Ind. November 29, 2005 "” Workhorse Custom Chassis has developed another choice for first-time Class A buyers that puts more power, maneuverability and control in their hands than ever before.

Now entry level Class A buyers don't need a big motor home to have big-time power, performance, ride and handling at their command. The all-new Workhorse W16/18 chassis (gross vehicle weight ratings of 16,000 and 18,000 lbs.) packs all the benefits of Workhorse's bigger motor home platforms into a smaller, more maneuverable package.

That includes:

"˘ Best-in-class ride and handling. The W16/18's Stabil-Ride™ suspension incorporates advanced components like parabolic leaf springs, unique Like-Air™ auxiliary springs and a patented, heavy-duty integral stabilizer bar. Add premium Bilstein® shocks and you have a suspension system that eliminates body roll, reduces brake dive and keeps the motor home tracking straight.

"˘ Sharper turning. The W16/18's 50-degree wheel cut is the sharpest turn available in a gas chassis. RVers really appreciate this when maneuvering in tight campground trails and small parking lots. A ZF variable ratio steering gear also makes turns smoother and easier.

"˘ More power. The high-performance GM Vortec™ engine produces a flatter torque curve while running lower RPMs than the competition. This makes it easier to climb, merge and zoom past the crowd.

"˘ Dependable braking. Advanced technology Brembo® brakes have a four-wheel disc, four-sensor, anti-lock system designed for dependable, effective braking from the same company that supplies brakes to NASCAR and Formula One racing.

"˘ 200,000 miles with less maintenance. The GM Vortec™ 8100 engine (standard on W18, optional on W16) has a tested life expectancy of 200,000 miles. Its belt is designed for 150,000 miles. Platinum spark plugs are good for 100,000 miles. The coolant is good for five years or 150,000 miles. Oil and filter changes are the only engine maintenance for the first 100,000 miles.

"˘ Robust frame. The beefy rails are 50,000 psi steel (the competition uses 36,000 psi) to create a stronger, safer environment that resists twisting and the resultant damage to components or cargo.

"˘ Smaller doghouse. That's the engine cover between the driver and passenger's seat. The W16/18 sets the engine lower in the chassis, thus creating more room to move between those front seats and adding a diesel-coach feel to the cockpit. It also reduces engine noise, while the lowered center of gravity improves overall stability.

Anyone getting behind the wheel of a Class A for the first time is going to like having a W16/18 chassis underneath them. It will make many driving situations a lot easier, from turning in a campground to passing a truck on the road. As manufacturers adapt more floor plans to it, the W16/18 will open up some great new options for Class A buyers.

Specializing in the manufacture of chassis for motor homes, walk-in trucks and buses, as well as integrated walk-in trucks, Workhorse Custom Chassis is ISO 9001 certified and considered a leader in the motor home and walk-in truck industries. For more information call toll-free 877-294-6773 or visit Workhorse.com.

See the following manufacturers at the a dealership near you for motor home models built on the W16/18:


"˘ Airstream
"˘ Fleetwood RV
"˘ Gulf Stream
"˘ Holiday Rambler
"˘ Monaco
"˘ R Vision
"˘ Winnebago Industries
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UNION CITY, Ind. November 29, 2005 "” Workhorse Custom Chassis has developed another choice for first-time Class A buyers that puts more power, maneuverability and control in their hands than ever before.

Now entry level Class A buyers don't need a big motor home to have big-time power, performance, ride and handling at their command. The all-new Workhorse W16/18 chassis (gross vehicle weight ratings of 16,000 and 18,000 lbs.) packs all the benefits of Workhorse's bigger motor home platforms into a smaller, more maneuverable package.

That includes:

"˘ Best-in-class ride and handling. The W16/18's Stabil-Ride™ suspension incorporates advanced components like parabolic leaf springs, unique Like-Air™ auxiliary springs and a patented, heavy-duty integral stabilizer bar. Add premium Bilstein® shocks and you have a suspension system that eliminates body roll, reduces brake dive and keeps the motor home tracking straight.

"˘ Sharper turning. The W16/18's 50-degree wheel cut is the sharpest turn available in a gas chassis. RVers really appreciate this when maneuvering in tight campground trails and small parking lots. A ZF variable ratio steering gear also makes turns smoother and easier.

"˘ More power. The high-performance GM Vortec™ engine produces a flatter torque curve while running lower RPMs than the competition. This makes it easier to climb, merge and zoom past the crowd.

"˘ Dependable braking. Advanced technology Brembo® brakes have a four-wheel disc, four-sensor, anti-lock system designed for dependable, effective braking from the same company that supplies brakes to NASCAR and Formula One racing.

"˘ 200,000 miles with less maintenance. The GM Vortec™ 8100 engine (standard on W18, optional on W16) has a tested life expectancy of 200,000 miles. Its belt is designed for 150,000 miles. Platinum spark plugs are good for 100,000 miles. The coolant is good for five years or 150,000 miles. Oil and filter changes are the only engine maintenance for the first 100,000 miles.

"˘ Robust frame. The beefy rails are 50,000 psi steel (the competition uses 36,000 psi) to create a stronger, safer environment that resists twisting and the resultant damage to components or cargo.

"˘ Smaller doghouse. That's the engine cover between the driver and passenger's seat. The W16/18 sets the engine lower in the chassis, thus creating more room to move between those front seats and adding a diesel-coach feel to the cockpit. It also reduces engine noise, while the lowered center of gravity improves overall stability.

Anyone getting behind the wheel of a Class A for the first time is going to like having a W16/18 chassis underneath them. It will make many driving situations a lot easier, from turning in a campground to passing a truck on the road. As manufacturers adapt more floor plans to it, the W16/18 will open up some great new options for Class A buyers.

Specializing in the manufacture of chassis for motor homes, walk-in trucks and buses, as well as integrated walk-in trucks, Workhorse Custom Chassis is ISO 9001 certified and considered a leader in the motor home and walk-in truck industries. For more information call toll-free 877-294-6773 or visit Workhorse.com.

See the following manufacturers at the a dealership near you for motor home models built on the W16/18:


"˘ Airstream
"˘ Fleetwood RV
"˘ Gulf Stream
"˘ Holiday Rambler
"˘ Monaco
"˘ R Vision
"˘ Winnebago Industries
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Driver, I went to the WH website and looked at the available manuals. I am interested in the Owner's Manual - 2006 Gas Forward Chassis, but seems to be only available in hardcopy, no CD.

Do you know, if they have it available in downlodable format? We buy most of our software this way and saves in shipping and wait time.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jypiche:
Owner's Manual - 2006 Gas Forward Chassis, but seems to be only available in hard copy, no CD.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>jypiche, I think that's it my friend. Either hard copy or no copy.

There is a gas Motorhome Chassis Guide available on workhorse.com that I find invaluable BUT it's not an owner's manual.
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Txs for your reply. I am actually looking for a soft copy of the guides so I do not have to pay shipping and possibly customs to get to my place.

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jypiche..I received many books from the U.S. and never had a customs cost.Shipping that may apply but I can't remember when and if a request is sent for a book that may leed
to a sale of a Motor Home I would also think the shipping will be paid at there end.Just My .02 and good luck getting the information You want.John
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Txs John. Customs is a hit and miss. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

Just like the new FREE Blue Ox Alexus tow bar I received from WH. Dropped at the door, no cost.
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