Fleetwood RV Reveals Power Bridge II Chassis

November 29, 2011

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Decatur, Ind. – (November 29, 2011) – Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, revealed its second generation of Class A Diesel chassis, the Power Bridge II, during the RVIA National Show this week in Louisville, Kentucky.

Designed for exceptional strength, durability and safety, the Power Bridge II chassis is built on a solid foundation derived from the collaborative efforts of Fleetwood RV’s product development and engineering teams along with its parent company, Allied Specialty Vehicles. They then partnered their design efforts with modular chassis components from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation to offer one of the best chassis warranties available. These combined efforts provide customers with the best performance in handling and reliability obtainable in the marketplace today.

“Because of our relationship and collaboration with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and our parent company, Allied Specialty Vehicles, we have leveraged collective experience and resources to design one of the best chassis available in the market today – one that is innovative, safe and reliable,” said John Draheim, CEO and President of Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Main attributes of the Power Bridge II chassis includes existing chassis features such as a single point service center, which aids in serviceability by offering the customer a simplified single point of access to check and monitor fluids. Huckbolts are used throughout which provide a permanent vibration-proof lock to combat high stress and maintain tension. The pass-through storage has been increased by 3% for even more storage space. The new class-leading chassis also features a military-grade e-coat paint process, presenting a more durable finish and ultimate corrosion resistance.

“With more than 5,000 miles of most rigorous durability testing, the chassis is built with world class components such as Cummins diesel engines and Cummins Onan generators. To ensure a smooth ride, the Power Bridge II chassis includes custom shock valving, resulting in the smooth handling and luxurious ride which our customers have come to expect from Fleetwood RV,” says Draheim.

“We believe we've built a chassis that will provide the customer a truly enhanced driving experience," said Jonathan Randall, Director of Sales & Marketing, Freightliner Custom Chassis. "We understand that our collective years of experience as leaders in the industry, coupled with our world class customer support, will result in a superior customer experience."

With the introduction of the Power Bridge II chassis, Fleetwood RV will be updating all Class A diesels with the new chassis.

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About Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Fleetwood RV, Inc. (“Fleetwood RV” or the “Company”) is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles. The Company has one of the best and longest standing distribution networks in the industry and boasts some of the industry’s most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach and Bounder. Fleetwood RV is headquartered in Decatur, Ind., which is also its principal manufacturing location.