Like a fixed home, a motorhome is only as good as its foundation
The ancient Spartans were known for their fierce determination and success in battle. Modern-day Spartan Chassis â€” a builder of fire-apparatus chassis and a notable military-vehicle-chassis builder â€” is known for its quality and strength. This commitment carrys over into the companyâ€™s motorhome chassis business, and is the foundation for some of the RV industryâ€™s most exclusive coaches. These include the Foretravel Realm FS6; the Entegraâ€™s Cornerstone, Aspire, Insignia and Anthem; and Newmarâ€™s King Aire, Essex, London Aire, Mountain Aire and Dutch Star.
The lineup begins with the massive K4-605 chassis, which sports a Cummins X15, 605-hp turbodiesel engine paired with an Allison 4000MH-6 transmission. With its torque box design, this chassis can carry significant loads and tow up to 20,000 pounds.
The K3-605 has the same powertrain as the K4-605, but has a straight rail frame instead of the ladder-type frame.
The K3-500, which is similar in design to the K3-605, features a Cummins ISX 12 500-hp power plant, with an Allison 4000MH electronic six-speed transmission. This chassis is capable of towing 15,000 pounds.
Spartanâ€™s K2-450 is available either with or without a tag axle and is pushed down the road by a Cummins L9 450-hp motor paired with an Allison 300MH electronic six-speed transmission, with a 15,000-pound tow rating.
The chassis are available to the coachbuilder with many options, including various solid beam and independent front suspensions, and a passive steer tag axle, that the company says is purpose-built as a steering tag, not a repurposed front steering axle.
Spartan chassis come with a 3-year, 50,000-mile transferable warranty; a lifetime warranty on the frame; a Cummins 5-year, 100,000-mile engine warranty; and an Allison transmission warranty of 5 years, 200,000 miles. Maintenance is made easier by a color-coded air purge system, and an easy-access on-chassis service center.
For those who don’t want to do their own service, Spartan has service centers all across the country. There is 24/7 customer support, as well as complimentary Coach-Net roadside assistance included with the chassis warranty. Access to these support options is available through the Spartan app for iOS and Android.
Spartan Motors | 517-543-6400 | http://www.spartanmotors.com/rv-range/