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Travel Supreme Inc., Wakarusa, Ind., is the first motorhome builder to produce a diesel-pusher unit on Spartan Motors Inc.’s midengine chassis, known as the Me2.
The Travel Supreme ME model was shown during the industry’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, which ends today (Dec. 5). It includes a 440-cubic-foot “garage” at the rear of the 41-foot motorhome that is big enough to hold a small automobile, motorcycles, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles or other items RVers might want to use at their destination.
The two Travel Supreme ME, equipped with two slide-outs, is expected to retail for $300,000 to $350,000.
Separately, Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan announced new chassis supply agreements with motorhome manufacturers Coachmen RV and Tiffin Motorhomes.
Coachmen RV, a unit of Elkhart, Ind.-based Coachmen Industries Inc., will use the Spartan Mountain Master chassis as the platform for its model year 2004 Sportscoach Legend.
Coachmen RV had used Freightliner Custom Chassis units for its diesel pushers since the mid-1990s, according to Spartan.
The 2004 Sportscoach Legend will feature a 400-hp Cummins turbo-charged engine, a six-speed Allison automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes and Spartan’s Independent Front Suspension (IFS) system.
For Tiffin, Spartan will supply Mountain Master chassis for the Alabama-based company’s 2004 Allegro Bus model. It will include a 330-hp Cummins engine along with the Allison six-speed automatic and Spartan’s IFS system.