GAFFNEY, S.C.—Freightliner Custom Chassis’ new XCL diesel-pusher chassis, with lowered frame rails and an inverted-rail design, has created a new standard in power, performance and storage capacity in the motorhome marketplace.
Tony Sippel, RV product manager for FCCC, says, “The lowered frame rails create a lower center of gravity to improve ride and handling while expanding storage capacity. And the inverted-rail design allows OEMs to offer more flexible pass-through storage options beneath the floors of their motorhomes.”
Like the XC chassis, the XCL comes standard with a front I-Beam suspension and 55 degrees of wheel cut. Freightliner also offers the optional ZF IFS suspension with its industry-leading 60-degree wheel cut for easier maneuvering in tight spaces. Another notable XCL advantage: a 34,600-pound GVWR.
XCL engine choices include a standard 350-horsepower Cummins® ISB diesel, an optional 360-horsepower Cummins ISC diesel and turbocharged Cummins ISL diesels rated at up to 425 horsepower.
The XCL is the third chassis entry in FCCC’s XC Series, which already includes straight- and raised-rail configurations. Says Jonathan Randall, FCCC’s director of sales and marketing, “With the XCL, OEMs can build the motorhomes their customers want—the way they want them.”
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, school bus and shuttle bus markets. It is a division 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 and Thomas Built Buses nameplates and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.
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