Elkhart, Ind.-based Dynamax Corp.’s new DynaQuest Touring Cruiser reflects a growing trend toward Class C motorhomes utilizing bigger, heavy-duty midsize trucks as chassis platforms.
Dynamax debuted the coach at FMCA’s 72nd International Convention, Aug. 16-19 in Redmond, Ore.
The DynaQuest combines the manufacturer’s traditional body styling and construction features with a Freightliner M2 “Business Class” chassis.
The 260SL, one of three models in the lineup, is built on a 190-inch-wheelbase chassis powered by a Mercedes Benz 6.4-liter 250-hp diesel engine backed by an Allison six-speed 3,000-TRV automatic transmission. Optional is a 300-hp Caterpillar engine and Allison transmission.
All models in the 26- to 35-foot DynaQuest series are built on a 23,000-pound GVWR platform, and use the same contoured, smooth fiberglass body and steel and aluminum-framed construction with vacuum-laminated sidewalls as other Dynamax products.
Molded fiberglass end caps and full-body paint are standard, as are other higher-end features. Larger models feature double and triple slideouts. The $175,000 26-footer has a single streetside slideout.
“We believe the new DynaQuest line will appeal to those people who previously owned and appreciate a large diesel-pusher motorhome, but who now are looking for something a little smaller,” says Rick Horn, Dynamax vice president of sales and marketing. “We also think it will appeal to consumers who are currently driving smaller, Ford-based luxury motorhomes, but who are looking to move into something a step up.”