For nearly 20 years, Freightliner Custom Chassis has been producing its XC series chassis for luxury motorhome manufacturers, and their brand carries some serious recognition within the RV market.
A Freightliner chassis offers space, versatility, and power. It is no wonder that some great RVs are built on this chassis.
We have compiled a list of some of the greatest RVs built on the Freightliner Custom Chassis.
RVs Built on the Freightliner XC Chassis (Class A):
More than 8o% of all Class A diesel RVs are built on an XC Freightliner chassis.
This figure makes sense when the XC chassis is the first choice of more luxury RV manufacturers than any other chassis on the market.
The XC Freightliner chassis was designed to increase an RV’s GVWR, up to 47,000 pounds.
It is understandable why some of the most incredible RVs are riding on this chassis.
1. American Coach – American Dream
American Coach has redefined luxury for Class A RVs with their Dream coach range.
The American Dream Coach has been built on an Exclusive Liberty Bridge XCM Freightliner Custom Chassis and is powered by a Cummins engine that offers 450 – 605 horsepower.
The largest floorplan on offer is 45-foot, and even this motorhome is a dream to drive because it is equipped with UltraSteer and V-Ride.
It also features excellent safety features, including OnGuard and RoadWatch.
Some of the standard features may not seem so standard in this great RV:
- Quartz countertops
- Roadwire heated passenger and driver seats
- Apex custom residential furniture
- Samsung black stainless steel appliances
- Vacu-Bond floors, ceilings, and walls with Powerlock System
With three available floorplans, you will be spoiled for choice in what can undoubtedly be labeled the American Dream RV.
2. Thor Motor Coach – Aria
The Thor Aria RV is a Class A diesel motorhome and a force to be reckoned with on the road.
The Aria motorhome rides on a Freightliner XC-R raised rail chassis and is further up-fitted with the Atlas Foundation.
Powered by a Cummins diesel engine, this RV has plenty of horsepower and torque to offer and a 6-speed Allison automatic transmission.
Built to last, this Thor coach features an Air-Ride suspension and Sachs shock absorbers, all of which will ensure the smoothest ride.
Four different floorplans are available for the Aria range and a host of luxurious features that include:
- Lumbar support captain’s chair
- Three-camera system and dual monitors
- Dream dinette booth
- Reclining theater seating (selected floorplans)
- Whisper Air Cooling system
- Porcelain tiles
- High-gloss glazed cabinetry
- Electric fireplace
3. Fleetwood Discovery
The Fleetwood Discovery RV is holding tight onto its ranks as one of the best-selling and most excellent RVs ever made.
Their 2021 models will mark their 25th anniversary of the Fleetwood Discovery RV.
Built on an Exclusive Freedom Bridge with Freightliner XCM chassis, this RV offers V-Ride suspension, OptiView instrument cluster, and a DriveTech steering system.
Five floorplans are dressed in the Discovery’s newly designed and modern front and rear caps and fitted with some head-turning, comfortable features, including:
- Whirlpool appliances
- Heated porcelain floors in the front of the coach
- King universal satellite system
- 100W solar panel
- Articulating king size bed
- Apex residential-style furniture
- Exterior entertainment system with 48″ TV
360 Horsepower and 800 lb. ft. torque will have any driver of this RV smiling.
RVs Built on the Freightliner S2RV Chassis (Super-C)
The Freightliner S2RV is a front-engine diesel cab chassis and is the brand’s one-of-a-kind “Super-C” RV chassis.
The S2RV was designed and built especially for the RV market and caters to those drivers who want all the performance and power of diesel but without the cockpit of a Class A RV.
4. Jayco Seneca
An excellent RV for any road trip, the luxury Jayco Seneca features top-notch interior and exterior features that are built on a Freightliner S2RV model chassis.
The driving experience of this 360 horsepower motorhome is improved with pilot and co-pilot power seats, rear air suspension, full air brakes, and Sachs shock absorbers for the most comfortable RV ride.
The interior has standard features across all six floorplans and includes:
- Tile-like vinyl flooring
- Decorative kitchen backsplash
- Walk-around king-size beds
- High-intensity recessed LED lighting
- Overhead bunk with 750 lb capacity
- 8f in. interior ceiling height
- LED TV in the bedroom
- Bunks with 300 lb capacity
- Large wardrobes
5. Renegade Valencia
Rebelling against expectations, this RV has a powerful Cummins 360 horsepower engine and a solid base, Freightliner S2RV chassis.
The Renegade RV was the very first motor home to adopt the Freightliner S2RV chassis.
In fact, the Renegade team worked very closely with employees of Freightliner to help design the Valencia chassis.
This Super C Valencia RV is one of the latest models in the brand’s line of coaches, and safety has been one of their main priorities.
Equipped with an integral variable geometry turbocharger, it provides considerable engine braking while the 3000MH transmission allows for greater towing capacity.
The air-ride pilot and co-pilot seat add a touch of luxurious comfort while driving the 360 horsepower turbocharged RV.
The Renegade Valencia RV is a great motorhome that is packed with features that would typically not fall within the price tag it carries.
These features include:
- Beautifully finished hardwood interior
- Soft-close drawers throughout the entire coach
- Stone-tile look vinyl flooring
- Soft-touch synthetic leather furniture
- 60-inch x 80-inch cab over bed area
- Slide-a-bed sofa
- King-size bedroom
- Optional stackable washer and dryer
- Interior height of 7 feet
- 100-gallon fuel tank
Freightliner Custom Chassis share their experience, engineering excellence, and heritage of Freightliner with Mercedes-Benz.
Together they have produced a heavy-duty world-class RV chassis that is the epitome of heavy-duty durability and precision performance.
We can understand why leading-industry great RVs are built on the Freightliner chassis when they have been geared exclusively for luxury RV performance and have introduced more innovations in ride and handling than other chassis manufacturers.
Morten is the founder of GoDownsize. He has filmed and interviewed people living in tiny houses and RVs since 2011. He grew up on the coast where his dad took him boating from a young age. He has completely rebuilt two RVs in which he travels with his family for months at the time. Read more about Morten here.