An Overview of the Maxum Chassis and Freightliner V-Ride

The perfect diesel-pusher experience begins starts with a solid base, and Winnebago’s exclusive Maxum Chassis provides the ultimate framework for an unsurpassed ride in a Class A Diesel motorhome. Winnebago’s engineers worked closely with Freightliner Custom Chassis – the proven leader in diesel motorhome chassis – to create the Maxum Chassis: a stronger, better performing chassis. The Maxum Chassis sets the standard for diesel-pusher chassis with its lowered-rail frame providing better handling, a smoother ride, and incredible strength. In fact, the Maxum Chassis is seven times stronger than a raised-rail chassis which minimizes chassis flex and twisting. To top it off, the Maxum Chassis’ lowered-rail design increases the basement storage height allowing for pass-thru storage with room for slideout trays.

Winnebago maxum chassis

In conjunction with the exclusive Maxum Chassis, Winnebago offers Freightliner Custom Chassis’ V-Ride single axle suspension rated at 24,000-lbs. Freightliner Custom Chassis V-Ride is designed for luxury motorhome owners who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience.Freightliner Custom Chassis V Ride

Benefits of FCCC V-Ride –

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, giving motorhome owners a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available in a motorhome

FCCC V-Ride vs. the Competition –

FCCC has the Best Class A Ride

  • FCCC has a custom-built drive suspension by FCCC-engineering
  • Competition has an off-the-shelf truck suspension with swiveling bushing

Stability for All

  • FCCC suspensions are rated from 17,500 to 24,000 lbs. and designed exclusively for RV usage
  • Competition uses a generic truck/bus axle configuration

Driver Control

  • FCCC’s V-Ride is the only suspension that controls the weight of a top-heavy vehicle – giving control and confidence to the owner for the life of the coach.
  • Competition is still using technology that FCCC stopped using in 1999.

All motorhomes built on the Freightliner Custom Chassis – including the Maxum Chassis – qualify for Winnebago’s Carefree Diesel Living warranty. This program extends the Winnebago warranty on our diesel pusher lineup —  all built on Freightliner chassis — to an industry-leading 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Lichtsinn RV, America’s closest dealer to Winnebago Industries, has been named Top North American Winnebago Dealer by Winnebago Industries for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs.

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Winnebago Introduces Horizon 42Q Floorplan

Confident and bold, the Winnebago Horizon brings a fresh look to the diesel pusher category, with the performance to back it up. Each of the Horizon floorplans feature a refreshingly clean design, highlighted by LED tube lighting and luxurious Villa furnishings. Both include a spacious master bedroom with an available walk-around recline/incline king bed, abundant interior storage, full galley with residential-style refrigerator, and the versatile Glide & Dine dining table and chairs that let you configure your dining area to suit your needs. Every Horizon is built on our turbo-diesel-powered Maxum Chassis, so you can count on the performance, ride, handling, and storage to match the Horizon’s elegant good looks. Drive, arrive, and thrive in style: the new Horizon is calling.

The Winnebago Horizon 42Q features a mid-coach guest bath, dedicated lounge area, and private master suite make the 42Q ideal for entertaining — or getting away from it all.

WATCH THE FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO TOURING THE ALL NEW HORIZON 42Q & FORZA 38F HERE.

Drive your Horizon worry-free with Winnebago’s 3-year/100,000-mile Carefree Diesel Living warranty.

See Lichtsinn RV’s Winnebago Horizon Inventory here.

The Winnebago Grand Tour 45RL


This is Winnebago at its best. This is the coach your dream coach dreams about. This is the Winnebago Grand Tour 45RL.   Every detail was painstakingly considered to give you the ultimate motorhome experience. Built on the V-Ride axle, side radiator Maxum Chassis with UltraSteer tag axle, your options are vast.

Driver conveniences such as the world-class cab seats, MobilEye collision avoidance technology, and large, dual GPS screens make every trip a pleasure. A king bed, luxurious private master bathroom, and separate mid coach half bath provide a unique level of comfort and privacy that is enhanced with lounge and bedroom HDTVs, a Yamaha sound system, and the Glide and Dine dining table.

Our largest, grandest floorplan, the Grand Tour 45RL, features a double-tier galley island, retractable HDTV, and a cozy fireplace. Even the little things like MCD powered blackout shades and soft-close drawers make a big difference in creating the ultimate coach. Experience life in the Winnebago Grand Tour and accept only the best.

This coach is powered by the tried and true Maxum chassis with Cummins powertrain:

1.Cummins ISL 8.9L hp turbo charged diesel engine

2.UltraSteer passive tag axle (CLICK HERE then click on the video tab for more information on ULTRASTEER)

3.ZF Independent Front Air Suspension, V Ride rear air suspension

4.Side radiator

5.Adjustable brake and accelerator pedals

6.1200 lb ft of torque or power

7.450 horsepower

8.Allison 3000 MH six speed electronic transmission with 3 stage compression brake

9.HWH automatic hydraulic leveling jacks with 3-position controls

10.Automatic air leveling system

So many things come standard in the Grand Tour 45RL, but this model from Lichtsinn RV includes the following factory installed options:

1.Automatic air leveling system

2.Infloor radiant heating system

3.Winegard Rayzar automatic HDTV antenna system, local off air

4.Yamaha Premium Sound System

5.Premium sound radio speakers

6.Polished stainless steel on lower valance doors and panels

7.Exterior entertainment center upgrade, with 55 inch HDTV with extendable and pivot mounting bracket, home theater soundbar system, and subwoofer

8.Magic Mirror with disappearing 29 inch HDTV inherent to the mirror

Includes the following exterior highlights, in addition to the specifications on our website page and brochure:

1.210 cubic feet of basement and exterior storage

2.150 fuel capacity

3.5.6 gallon LP capacity for exterior gas grilling

4.Aqua Hot 450D hydronic dual zone heating system with continuous hot water and engine pre-heat

5.TrueAir Maximum Comfort AC featuring three 13,500 BTU roof air conditioners with 2 heat pumps and 3 condensation pumps, behind hidden insulation in the roof with water runoff piped to the rear driver side

6.50 amp electrical service

 

AND…this just touches the surface of this luxury RV. CLICK HERE to find out more about the Winnebago Grand Tour 45RL from Lichtsinn RV including video, photos and more.