Dynamax Corp. of Elkhart, Ind. is in the process of introducing the Grand Sport, a 36-foot Class C motorhome built on a Freightliner Business Class FL70 chassis.
A Grand Sport prototype was shown during the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) gathering in Oklahoma City earlier this month. The unit also will be shown during the retail/trade shows scheduled for this fall in Harrisburg, Pa., and Pomona, Calif., said DeWayne Creighton, president.
In the interim, Dynamax will attempt to assemble a dealer network to stock the Grand Sport, and a dealer meeting in Elkhart is planned for this summer, Creighton added.
The Freightliner chassis comes with a 300-horsepower Caterpillar CFE diesel engine and it has a 33,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr).
The Grand Sport unit shown at Oklahoma City has two slideouts and is fully loaded with accessories and plush furnishings. Its suggested retail price is $262,000.
The response from attendees at the FMCA convention suggests the Grand Sport will be viewed as a viable alternative to many diesel pusher Class A’s, Creighton said.
Dynamax modified the front cab of the Freightliner to give the Grand Sport less of a truck-like appearance. The modifications include a Dynamax-designed fender, grill and front bumper and Dodge Ram pickup headlights were used instead of the Freightliner FL70 headlights.
Dynamax also installed a motorhome-style dashboard and instrument panel along with a series of three steps providing easy-entry through the driver and passenger’s side doors of the cab.
FMCA convention attendees felt the two doors at the front of the cab are an attractive feature, Creighton added.