THE INNER WORKINGS OF A
QUALITY MOTOR COACH

The beauty of American Coach is more than skin deep. Beyond every coach’s shiny surface, there are layers of undeniable quality — the very backbone of American Coach. Using unrivaled materials and the latest construction techniques, we start with the best motorhome chassis then build from the ground up.

A CUSTOM FREIGHTLINER MOTORHOME CHASSIS

A CUSTOM FREIGHTLINER MOTORHOME CHASSIS

THE LIBERTY CHASSIS®

An exceptionally built motorhome should ride on an equally exceptional foundation. For that reason, American Coach partnered with Freightliner Custom Chassis, a Daimler company and the parent company to Mercedes-Benz, to build its own exclusive Freightliner motorhome chassis — the iconic Liberty Chassis® — the foundation of every American Coach. The result? Your coach rides on one of the industry’s strongest foundations for an exceptionally smooth ride. Even better, thanks to the chassis’ unique design, American Coach features some of the largest pass-thru storage in motorhome history. In short, no detail went ignored:

UNSURPASSED STRENGTH

I-BEAM CONSTRUCTION

The Liberty Chassis bridge features steel I-beams, each made from one-piece, high-strength steel molds that are inherently stronger than typical three-piece, raised-rail designs that can warp at the seams. Backed by rigorous road tests, you won’t find a stronger foundation.

HUCK BOLTS

American Coach’s custom chassis features resilient huck bolt assembly. These bolts, known for their undeniable strength and vibration resistance, are considered the most reliable aerospace-grade fasteners available. Huck bolts have a longer fatigue life than other fasteners (up to 20%).

SIGNATURE E-COATED CHASSIS BRIDGE

Chassis components are e-coated, an electrically charged process that gives the steel bridge structure a long-lasting corrosion barrier. Moreover, the e-coat was put to one of the most rigorous trials, a 1,000-hour salt spray test to ensure your foundation holds up to the elements.

RIDE AND HANDLING FEATURES

DOUBLE-WISHBONE INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION

With the Liberty Chassis comes unrivaled handling thanks to a double-wishbone independent front suspension system backed by the dependability of the ZF name (most models). Dual wishbone-shaped arms minimize roll or sway while allowing for a 60-degree wheel radius.

ULTRASTEER TAG AXLE

Exclusive to the Freightliner, the Liberty Chassis features an UltraSteer tag axle for precise maneuvering. Following the ideal turning path of the front suspension, this tag axle provides up to 17% reduction in curb-to-curb turning radius — a 140% improvement over other designs.

See UltraSteer in action.

ULTRASTEER I-SERIES

American Eagle rides on the UltraSteer I-Series, which combines Freightliner’s tag axle design with enhanced independent axle suspension for full control. You’ll welcome the 20% tighter turning radius. Ready to handle luxury with precision?

ULTRASTEER B-SERIES

The UltraSteer B-Series straight-beam axle and wide-track suspension arms provide increased lateral stiffness on models like American Dream. Forward-mounted tie rods eliminate inside wheel tire scrub for accurate steering, even during sudden maneuvers.

V-RIDE REAR SUSPENSION

Experience luxury without limits. The Liberty Chassis’ V-Ride rear suspension is the first-ever single-axle suspension rated at 24,000 pounds, meaning you can carry more gear without sacrificing ease or safety. American Coach also features a 15,000-lb. integrated hitch.

See the V-Ride in action.

PREMIUM SACHS SHOCKS

Your coach is a home on wheels. Not only do you need a solid foundation, you need components to protect everything riding on it. Custom-tuned SACHS shocks, backed by the ZF name, dampen the rigors of the road to protect your coach and create a smooth, enjoyable ride.

MICHELIN TIRES, ALUMINUM WHEELS AND BENDIX® DISC BRAKES

American Coach delivers stopping power with Bendix disc brakes for reduced fade and brake noise. And to make head turns, ride on the reliability of Michelin tires, paired with aluminum wheels to make your coach the envy of the road.

OTHER CHASSIS CONVENIENCES

EASY-ACCESS CHASSIS SERVICE CENTER

Aside from renowned handling, the Liberty Chassis factors other important conveniences, like an easy-access chassis service center. Stay up-to-date on preventative care thanks to the ease of the Liberty Chassis’ single service panel (select models).

POWER GENERATOR SLIDE

Want even more convenience? The lower fiberglass front fascia opens at the push of a button, providing easy access to the front chassis components, as well as the powerful Cummins Onan Quiet Diesel generator.

DUAL-SIDE FUEL FILLS

Go the distance in American Coach. The Liberty Chassis’ high-flow, 150-gal. fuel tanks allow you to go farther, fill up less often and fuel up on both sides of the coach. Let’s just say, we know how to build a diesel pusher.

THE INDUSTRY’S LARGEST STORAGE

The Liberty Chassis design creates extreme pass-through basement storage space for taller compartments, ample room and easier access — all without compromising the integrity of the American Coach chassis.

REVVED UP FOR ADVENTURE — CUMMINS MOTORHOME ENGINES

What’s American luxury without American power? American Coach combines its custom Liberty Chassis with select model Cummins motorhome engines. Cummins, the workhorse of the Class A diesel motor coach industry, has long been the favorite among motorhome owners for its fuel economy, renowned dependability and best-in-class power. Leave no hill unconquered. Bring along the tow vehicle. And rest assured that the Cummins name, along with American Coach’s dependability, will get you there.

CUMMINS ISX15 600 HP ENGINE

The most popular heavy-duty engine in North America, the Cummins ISX15 delivers American Eagle’s best-in-class 600HP grit, along with 1,950 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The Eagle packages all of this with three-stage engine brakes and an Allison 4000 MH 6-speed transmission with electronic shifter.

CUMMINS ISL9 450 HP ENGINE

The Cummins ISL9 powers both the American Revolution and the American Dream, delivering a 450 HP ride with 1,250 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The ISL9 has the highest power-to-weight ratio for strong towing capacity and features two-stage engine brakes and an Allison 3000 MH 6-speed transmission with electronic shifter.

QUALITY MOTOR COACH CONSTRUCTION

Sometimes, it’s the details that you cannot see that the matter most. American industrialist Henry Ford said it best — quality means doing things right when no one else is looking. Case in point, beneath each tile, behind every wall panel, above white ceiling liner, American Coach packs more hidden craftsmanship than any other coach. You might not see the difference now, but you’ll feel it years down the road when your motorhome continues to deliver the same American luxury experience. Peel back the layers, and you won’t find another quality motor coach that compares.

FLOOR AND BASEMENT STORAGE

  • 5-layer flooring with 3" bead-foam insulation
  • Heated water and holding tank compartments
  • Pebble-finished fiberglass basement lining
  • Insulated aluminum framed and paneled luggage compartment doors

WALLS AND FRONT CAB

  • Automotive windshield bonded to steep super structure and fiberglass
  • Steel construction on front bulkhead
  • Full fiberglass front and rear caps
  • Fiberglass front- and rear-quarter panels
  • Sound absorption material in the front, rear and engine of the coach
  • Aluminum-framed wall construction
  • Gel coat fiberglass exterior sidewalls with no wood substrate

ROOF

  • 6-layer radius roof with bead-foam insulation
  • One-piece molded fiberglass roof with radius corners and seamless transition to caps
  • Quiet-Cool integrated roof HVAC system with hidden vents

THROUGHOUT

  • Dense bead-foam insulation
  • Interlocking aluminum roof, sidewall and floor connections
  • Vacu-bond® sidewalls, roof, floor and rear wall
  • Premium automotive full-body paint with sand and buff high-gloss finish

CUSTOM PAINT FOR THAT FINAL TOUCH

We take pride in every detail of our coaches, right down to the gleam of each paint package, which is why American Coach features its very own custom paint facility at its manufacturing location in Decatur, Indiana. Every coach makes its way through the 125,000-square-foot facility, visiting six different downdraft paint booth stations to achieve American Coach’s pristine look — an automotive full-body paint with sand and buff high-gloss finish.