Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Introduces 55-Degree Wheel Cut On New I Beam Front Axle Chassis Designs

GAFFNEY, S.C.—Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) announced today the availability of its new I Beam front axle with a standard 55-degree wheel cut. This increase in wheel cut represents a significant improvement from previous chassis and sets the bar even higher in the RV market, where maneuverability is of paramount importance.

By increasing the wheel cut, a motor home can turn around more easily in a given space without having to back up. In tight quarters such as parking lots, campgrounds and difficult entrances, a high degree of wheel cut is vital to maneuverability, convenience and overall safety.

"Providing class-leading maneuverability to every chassis we build is important to us" said Dean Schaper, Director of Sales and Marketing for FCCC. "Now our customers with I beam-axle chassis can get a level of maneuverability approaching that of our Independent Front Suspension (IFS) units. Not only that, we've widened the track 2.5 inches for greater stability and control. By offering these improvements as standard features we're able to provide superior ride and performance characteristics to more Freightliner diesel-pusher chassis owners."

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, school bus and shuttle bus markets. It is a member of The Freightliner Group, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. The Freightliner Group produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, American LaFrance, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates and is a unit of DaimlerChrysler, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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