Which Chassis is Best for You?
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Which Chassis is Best for You?

Oct 08, 2020

Thor Motor Coach offers Class C motorhomes in all different forms, including diesel pushers, toy haulers, Sprinters and gas-powered. So how do you know which is right for your lifestyle? We’re here to help you determine the first step of buying your motorhome: which chassis is best for you.

All Class C Chassis Options:

First, let’s simply break down the different chassis options by Class C type:

Gas Powered:

  • Ford E-Series Chassis (Standard for Chateau, Four Winds, Quantum, Quantum LC, Outlaw Toy Hauler)
  • Chevrolet Chassis (Optional for Chateau, Four Winds, Quantum)

Diesel Powered:

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis (Standard for Delano, Tiburon; Optional for Four Winds, Chateau and Quantum)
  • Ford F-550 (Standard for Omni and Magnitude)

Chassis Engine Breakdown:

If you like to know how much grunt your motorhome’s engine has, then check out the Class C engine breakdown:

Ford E-Series Chassis:

  • 7.3-liter V-8 gas engine with 350 horsepower and 468 lb.-ft. of torque

Chevrolet Chassis:

  • 6.0-liter V-8 gas engine with 323 horsepower and 373 lb-ft. of torque

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis:

  • 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine with 188 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque

Ford F-550:

  • 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 (4x4 or 4x2, depending on floor plan) turbo diesel engine with 330 horsepower and 825 lb.-ft. of torque

Chassis Size and Towing Capacity:

As you consider which chassis is best for you, think about how long of a motorhome that you feel comfortable driving and whether or not you’ll be pulling a trailer or car on the hitch. You want to be confident that your Class C motorhome has the right towing capacity for your needs.

Ford E-Series Chassis:

  • Varies in size depending on floor plan, ranging from 24 to 33 feet. Hitch weight rating is 8,000lbs.

Chevrolet Chassis:

  • Varies in size depending on floor plan, ranging from 24 to 30 feet. Hitch weight rating is 8,000lbs.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis:

  • Varies in size depending on floor plan, ranging from 24 to 26 feet. Hitch weight rating is 5,000lbs.

Ford F-550:

  • Varies in size depending on floor plan, ranging from 33 to 37 feet. Hitch weight rating is 10,000lbs.

Choosing the Right Class C Motorhome

There’s more to choosing the right Class C motorhome, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or Super C RV than the chassis. You have to find the right floor plan, features and amenities to live your life on the road to the fullest. If you need help along your process, you can always reach out to our Coach Link®Sales Advisor for answers to your questions, assistance in finding the right floor plan for you and, when you’re ready, check your local dealer’s inventory.

Class C Motorhome Brands:

Class C Gas RVs:

There are five gas Class C motorhome brands: Four Winds, Chateau, Quantum, Quantum LC and Outlaw Toy Hauler. These motorhomes come in multiple floor plans and prices so that all can enjoy traveling with their loved ones. Check them out to learn more:

Mercedes-Benz Sprinters:

You know and love the name Mercedes-Benz®, and you’re going to love the Sprinters we offer. If you love Four Winds, Quantum and Chateau, you can also get them on a Mercedes chassis. Plus, you can enjoy two Sprinter exclusives, Tiburon and Delano:

Super RVs: Diesel Class C Motorhomes

If you love the power of the diesel pusher, you’re going to love our Super C RV brands, Omni and Magnitude. These motorhomes offer the same floor plans, with unique interior and exteriors, so you can find which model feels like home to you:

Find a Class C Motorhome For Sale Near You

Has one of our Class C RVs caught your eye? We have an easy-to-use Dealer Locator so that you can find one today. Your Class C Motorhome adventure is only a click away.

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