Entegra Coach diesel motorhome owners will receive a surprise this week. Spartan RV Chassis will unveil its new Spartan Premier Drive chassis system today at the Entegra Coach Diesel Owners’ Homecoming event at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana.
The system includes Spartan RV Chassis’ new independent front suspension (IFS). The IFS enhances agility and maneuverability when driving, the supplier said, and improves bump absorption through custom-built, high-performance shocks designed specifically for motorhomes.
“We know luxury RV owners invest a lot of time and money into their motorcoaches,” said Steve Guillaume, president, Shyft Group Specialty Vehicles, “so we have designed each element of the Premier Drive system from the ground up to deliver the best ride quality possible.”
IFS brings a tighter, more automotive feel to motorhome driving, Spartan RV chassis said. A 55-degree wheel cut enhances turning and an air disc brake system decreases stopping distance during braking.
“With every new innovation, driver safety and comfort is our No. 1 priority,” Guillaume said. “Our new independent front suspension went through rigorous testing by highly trained engineers and experienced motorcoach drivers to ensure that every passenger feels comfortable and every driver feels in control, ready to take to the road with confidence.”
The Premier Drive system is made for Type A motorhomes, providing a robust frame and cross member system. The rear suspension stabilizes the motorhome’s back to smooth driving conditions on uneven terrain, unpredictable roads and windy conditions. Spartan RV Chassis’ torsion control system reduces stress on the chassis frame, the supplier said, increasing the chassis’ longevity and decreasing twisting.
An advanced tag axle enhances the turn radius with a 17-degree wheel cut and distributes weight more evenly, the company said. E-Z Steer technology enables drivers to customize the steering effort in various driving conditions.