Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Further Widens Lead in Diesel RV Chassis Market

GAFFNEY, S.C. …Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) continues to extend its leadership of the Class A diesel RV chassis market. In 2002, FCCC’s share of the Class A diesel RV market rose 5.6 percentage points to 45.6 percent. The closest competitor trailed by 13.0 percentage points. The data comes from the latest RV market report prepared by Statistical Surveys, Inc.



“We are very pleased that a large and growing number of RV customers continue to trust Freightliner products,” said Jack Conlan, President of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.



Conlan attributed FCCC’s market share increase to the strong sales from motorhome manufacturers that use FCCC chassis, including Airstream, Alfa Leisure, Coachmen Industries, Damon, Fleetwood, Forest River, Four Winds, Georgie Boy Manufacturing, Gulfstream, King of the Road, National RV, Newmar, Tiffin, Triple E of Canada and Winnebago.



According to data from Statistical Surveys, FCCC’s Class A diesel RV retail sales totalled 7,129 units in 2002, an increase of 1,442 units or 25.4 percent. Sales overall for the industry grew by 9.8 percent.



“Freightliner Custom Chassis has worked very hard to establish a reputation for quality, dependability, value and excellent customer support and we are extremely proud that our products and our brand continue to be recognized and favored by the RV industry and its customers,” Conlan said.



Based in Gaffney, S.C., Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motor home, delivery walk-in van, school bus and shuttle bus markets.



Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, American LaFrance, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Freightliner is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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