FCCC SL Series Chassis Combines Smooth Handling with Driver Comfort
Equipped with an Allison4000 MH transmission, the FCCC SL Series motorhome chassis boasts the same reliability, durability and maneuverability customers have come to expect from an FCCC product.
The FCCC SL Series offers a standard ZF independent front suspension handling a Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of 14,600, 16,000, 18,000 and 20,000 lbs. The 18,000 and 20,000 GAWR suspensions include an assist steering cylinder to achieve a greater wheel cut and to reduce the steering effort needed by the driver. The result is a smoother, more comfortable ride.
The FCCC SL Series also boasts an optional ZF ITAG independent tag axle with passive steer to improve the turning radius of the motorhome by up to 5 percent compared with a fixed tag axle.
Recognizing that maneuverability is a primary concern for RV pilots, the FCCC SL Series chassis features up to a 60-degree wheel cut depending upon tire size, allowing drivers to maneuver through tight spots, including parking lots and inner-city travel.
Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes, which boast a shorter stopping distance than traditional foundation drum brakes, come standard on the FCCC SL Series chassis. The Bendix VORAD Collision Warning System and SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS are optional.
The Bendix VORAD Collision Warning System is a radar-based collision warning system used by commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, major trucking fleets and specialty vehicle manufacturers. It provides following distance alerts, collision alerts and stationary object alerts to help drivers better understand that a situation has developed in front of the vehicle that may require immediate attention. The SmarTire technology monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on a vehicle to provide real-time tire status information to the driver or maintenance technician. The technology is designed to warn the driver of tire-related problems, such as low pressure and high temperatures, before they become dangerous. The system reads pressure and temperature information from inside the tire and communicates wirelessly to an on-board receiver.
Durability tested and validated at the Bosch Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., the FCCC SL Series chassis is available in a raised- or modular-rail configuration.
Production on the FCCC SL Series chassis will begin in April 2012.
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