Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ford Beefs up Chassis for RVs

The Blue Oval doesn't sell recreational vehicles under its own name, but Ford is the leading manufacturer of motor home chassis in the United States. On Tuesday, Ford hopes to widen its lead by unveiling its biggest, most-capable motor home chassis at the annual RV show in Louisville, Ky.

The new F53 Super Duty Class A chassis, in production in Detroit, is all about weight. There are six models in the lineup. The biggest has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds.

That refers to the amount of weight that can be added to the chassis, and titanic numbers like this are just what RV companies are looking for today, according to Rob Stevens, chief engineer for Ford's commercial truck division.

"It's all about knowing our customers," he said.
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