Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC, Union City, Ind., will introduce two new front-engine diesel chassis at the 46th Annual National RV Trade Show, Dec. 2-4, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Ky.
The new W20D and W22D chassis feature 20,000- and 22,000-pound GVWRs, respectively, and are powered by 230-hp Navistar MaxxForce 7 diesel engines.
Workhorse said the W20 chassis will be displayed in Louisville on Winnebago Industries Inc.’s Itasca Sunstar floorplan and a new Serrano Class A coach by Four Winds International Corp.
Also at the show, the Avanti Class A motorhome from Damon Motor Coach is equipped with the Workhorse W16D front-engine diesel that was introduced in September. The chassis builder will also display a 2009 Chevy Workhorse Class C chassis with an increased GVWR from 14,050 to 14,200 pounds.
Other Louisville highlights include:
• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc., Red Bay, Ala., will unveil a new quad-slide 36-foot entry-level Allegro Class A diesel pusher with 7-foot ceilings, more cabinets above and below the counters, larger windows and improved placement of the LCD TVs. The coach will be offered on Tiffin’s own PowerGlide, Freightliner or Spartan chassis. Base MSRP: $185,000.
A new 43-foot luxury tag axle Allegro Bus floorplan will be displayed featuring a front kitchen plus a bath-and-a-half.
• Coachmen Industries Inc. will show the new M-Series ultra-lightweight travel trailer with three 19-foot floorplans offering base weights from 2,712 pounds to 3,100 pounds and a 28-foot layout with a 4,800 pound dry weight. The laminated fiberglass-and-aluminum M-Series offers bike racks, aluminum wheels, portable grills and LCD TVs with inside/outside mounting brackets as an option.
The Middlebury, Ind., manufacturer also will introduce two new 25-foot Freelander Class C motorhome floorplans on the high-mileage, imported Freightliner Sprinter chassis, and a new entry-level, gas-powered Mirada 298 Class A floorplan on a 16,000-pound GVWR Ford Super Duty chassis.
Coachmen’s Viking Division will debut the Grand Haven lightweight travel trailer line along with the Viking Express folding camper trailer with a dry weight of 455 pounds.
• Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, Elkhart, Ind., will introduce the new Edge lightweight travel trailer with four 14-foot floorplans, each weighing less than 3,000 pounds. Also debuting are the Heartland Cedar Ridge recreational park trailer, the value-priced Eagle Ridge fifth-wheel with 32- to 38-foot floorplans and the Road Warrior fifth-wheel toy hauler that provides an 88-degree turning radius.
• Camp Technologies will introduce its lightweight RTV Camper, designed for offroad RVers with a large fully-enclosed tent. Offering 18-inch ground clearance, the camper features heavy-duty steel-rimmed tires and a 4-inch steel chassis. The RTV Camper’s military-grade, frame-supported, attached camp shelter accommodates two to six adults with normal gear.