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Old 04-13-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
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Automatic Traction Control

Does anyone know about this feature? I have it on my 08 TS and there is nothing in the Spartan Manual or in the inadequate owners manual I was provided by TS. I'm not sure how it functions and I can only assume it's purpose. But we all know what you get when you break that word down. Thanks for any help.
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Automatic Traction Control | ATC Operation | Auto-Facts.org

FWIW I don't have your chassis but I would assume they all work the same.
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mcdigs, the best I can describe my system is the ATC is the automatic traction control system... it is tied in with the ABS system and monitors the wheel revolutions, feeding that into the computer and using the magic of silicone chips, detects if you are slipping or having traction issues, much like traction control on a car or truck. However on the motorhome, it controls the engine speed, by reducing the throttle if it detects spinning to help you pull out of maybe muddy camp grounds or if you manage to get into some unstable road surface such as ice.
The switch is a momentary switch which allows you to activate it for a moment, say on a steep incline on grass for instance. The light will come on when you turn the ignition on and will stay on doing a self test then shut off. It also comes on if the system activates itself, to let you know it has gone into traction control. Mine will flash slowly when on and flash quickly when it's being used. The one time I had to use mine I was on ice on a slight incline and couldn't move until I turned on the ATC then I got up the incline with both drivers locked together and slightly spinning.
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Thanks for the info it makes a lot of sense now that I know how it operates. I think it is another great feature that Spartan provides I'm just diasppointed they didn't provide info in owners manual.

Thanks again.
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FWIW I was told that at one very large rally a lot of coaches were getting stuck and needed a tow to get out, except for those that had ATC. All with ATC were able to drive out on their own. It was slippery red clay as I remember it.
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