California’s MHC Group Inc. will introduce the first Class A motorhome built on the me2 chassis assembled by Spartan Motors Inc. of Charlotte, Mich.

The mid-engine me2 was introduced by Spartan during the RV industry’s national trade show in Louisville last November, and MHC will introduce the motorhome on the new chassis during the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) rally that opens on April 3 in Oklahoma City.

MHC, which bought the assets of the now defunct MountainHigh Coachworks Inc. last year, will call the new 38-foot unit the Desert Fox.

The me2 chassis features a rear lift-deck that provides extra storage space for bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, canoes and other “toys” that complement the RV lifestyle.

The me2 motorhome chassis is an adaptation of some of the fire truck chassis that Spartan currently builds.

The me2 could be used for high-end coaches in the 38-foot, 370-hp diesel engine horsepower range down to “entry level” diesel units in the 28-foot, 260-hp engine and $100,000 retail price range, said John Sztykiel, Spartan’s COO.