Spartan Chassis Introduces Passive Steer Tag Axle

Charlotte, Michigan-based Spartan Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., has introduced its new Passive Steer Tag Axle for the Recreational Vehicle industry. This purpose-built Passive Steer Tag Axle produces a 7 percent reduction in curb-to-curb turning radius. “Spartan’s Passive Steer Tag Axle has been designed, engineered, and purpose-built for motorhomes in the recreational vehicle […]

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Spartan Chassis Introduces New Products & Innovations

Charlotte, Michigan-based Spartan Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. displayed its K3 and Mountain Master GT chassis along with several innovations during the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, December 3-5. “Since 1985, Spartan Chassis has developed significant technological innovations that have changed the RV industry,” […]

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November RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced seven recall notices involving six recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Spartan Motors, Charmac Trailers, Play-Mor Trailers, and Outlaw Conversions. Spartan Motors Chassis Charlotte, Michigan-based Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc. is recalling 125 model year 2011-2012 motorhomes manufactured January 28, 2010, through March 12, 2012, and equipped with Cummins ISC engines. […]

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October RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced three recall notices involving three recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Jackson Mfg. Co., Spartan Motors Chassis, and Open Range R.V. Company. Jackson Mfg. Co., Inc. Jackson Mfg. Co., Inc. is recalling 250 model year 2006-2013 Jackson travel trailers manufactured January 1, 2006, through April 25, 2013 and equipped with […]

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More September RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced 4 recall notices involving 4 recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Aluminum Trailer Company, Starcraft RV, Peterson Industries, and Spartan Motor Chassis. Aluminum Trailer Company Nappanee, Indiana-based Aluminum Trailer Company (ATC) is recalling 17 model year 2013 Quest trailers manufactured February 26, 2013, through April 10, 2013. Due to a […]

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June RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving four recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Fleetwood RV, Jayco, Spartan, and Forest River. Fleetwood RV Decatur, Indiana-based Fleetwood RV is recalling potentially 184 certain model year 2014 American Revolution, Bounder, Discovery, Expedition, and Southwind motorhomes. Fasteners that attach the solar panel may become loose during […]

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Rebirth of an American Classic

Streamline design first captured the American imagination in the 1930s, when smooth, continuous, shiny aluminum skins were found to increase efficient movement. At that time a series of sleek aluminum aerodynamic travel trailers designed by American entrepreneurs make their way to the marketplace: Bowlus Road Chief, Airstream, Streamline, Silver Streak, Avion, and Spartan. The only […]

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And Still More May RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving four recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Forest River, Spartan Motors Chassis, Fleetwood RV, and Gulf Stream Coach. Forest River, Inc. Elkhart, Indiana-based Forest River, Inc. is recalling 9,526 model year 2013-2014 Forest River models Blue Ridge, Cardinal, Cherokee, Columbus, EVO, Georgetown, Flagstaff, Forester, Lexington, Puma, […]

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Spartan Introduces New Innovations

Charlotte, Michigan-based Spartan Chassis, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., introduces new innovations which highlight recent progress and define the Company’s strategic intent. With over $8 billion in annual revenue, the North American RV industry represents a core market with strong growth opportunity for Spartan Motors, Inc. and a strategic reset for Spartan Chassis, according […]

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Spartan Introduces Compressible Fluid Strut

Spartan Chassis, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. introduced a Compressible Fluid Strut (CFS) that offers a collection of performance benefits and opportunities for part-count reduction. The single unit combines fluid spring, shock absorber, damping, and actuation functions into a lightweight and compact design. The CFS is currently undergoing Spartan testing and is manufactured by […]

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