Motorhoming | Family Motor Coach Association
- Created: Thursday, 10 December 2009 18:39
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has introduced the FCCC MC-L Class A diesel motorhome chassis.
The MC-L is designed with a durable frame and updated driver station configuration. According to a Freightliner press release, the new chassis greater fuel economy, enables more aerodynamic body designs and offers superior ride quality.
The MC-L is equipped with an Allison automatic six-speed transmission and powered by a Cummins ISB 6.7-liter electronic diesel engine that generates up to 200 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque. An up-to-50-degree wheel cut is designed to enhance maneuverability, assisting RV owners as they traverse through urban settings and tight spaces.
“Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation developed the MC-L chassis as a solution to Class A customer needs,” said Jonathan Randall, director of sales and marketing for FCCC. “Working in conjunction with body builders, we designed and engineered the MC-L chassis to enable the manufacture of more fuel efficient and aerodynamic motorhomes, while offering customers a durable, reliable and maneuverable option.”
The MC-L’s low-profile frame rail enables motorhomes to sit lower to the ground, increasing aerodynamics and ride quality. Also, the quieter front-engine diesel is said to allow for a more comfortable ride for passengers.
The MC-L has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 18,000 pounds.
Damon Motor Coach built its new Avanti motor coach on the MC-L chassis. According to independent testing results by Damon, the Avanti is 70 percent more fuel-efficient than any other Class A gas model. With the addition of the MC-L chassis, the entire Damon diesel fleet is now exclusively built upon Freightliner chassis.
“We’ve been working with FCCC for several years,” said Matt Thompson, vice president and general manager of Damon Motor Coach. “We chose to work with FCCC because they consistently respond to our needs. Meanwhile, the MC-L chassis’s design will prove to be beneficial to our customers.”
The MC-L has a three-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.