While it’s hard to believe 2013 is already behind is, we are very excited about the RV industry and its continued positive momentum for 2014. And, judging from the attendance, enthusiasm and energy we experienced among dealers and OEMs at RVIA in December, we are far from alone.
As it is every year, it’s great seeing all the beautiful new coaches and products hitting the market in the coming year at RVIA - especially those built on our chassis, of course. This includes new 2014 models from Newmar, Thor, Winnebago, Itasca, Fleetwood, Forest River and Tiffin, to name a few.
We did a bit of debuting ourselves at RVIA, unveiling an exciting new product – the V-Ride Rear Suspension System. Featuring a completely reinvented design from the ground up, the V-Ride is the first ever single-axle rear suspension rated for 24,000 pounds. Development of the V-Ride was made possible in large part by the updates to federal bridge laws through the Department of Transportation, updates the RVIA was heavily involved in advocating for.
Debuted by FCCC at RVIA 2013, V-Ride is the first independent rear suspension rated for 24,000 lbs.The V-Ride will enable motorhome owners to carry more of their gear and luxury coach builders to add more amenities. And, V-Ride’s proven design and engineering will provide impressive durability and an incredibly stable, comfortable ride – which are the kinds of chassis benefits you’ve rightly come to expect from FCCC over the years. We’ve received strong interest from several potential build partners and expect V-Ride – on the XC chassis – to be a feature of some outstanding luxury coaches beginning in model year 2015.
You can learn more about the technology behind the V-Ride – and how it will transform the driving experience – by watching the official launch video at our YouTube channel.