The Workhorse Group plans to re-enter production of RV chassis at the Workhorse Union City, Ind. plant.
The company sites steady growth in RV shipments, coupled with industry demand and interest, as reasons for re-entering the RV Chassis Market.
“Our RV manufacturing customers have always relied on the dependability and performance of the Workhorse RV chassis,” said Stoney Steenekamp, president of AMP Trucks Inc., a subsidiary of Workhorse Group Inc. “Today, we believe the RV market is strong once again. With the growing demand we have recently seen, it just made sense for us to begin entering back into production.”
Workhorse intends to ramp up production of the Class A Motorhome chassis at the Workhorse Union City plant, which is currently in limited production of the Workhorse E-GEN vehicle, an electric truck chassis with onboard generator for the medium-duty truck segment.
The Workhorse RV chassis line will offer both 6-litre and 8.8-liter gasoline engines, coupled with an Allison transmission. The 8.8-litre engine is designed to match diesel towing ability and mileage.
“It gives us great delight to once again take our place in the RV Chassis market,” Steenekamp said. “We believe the demand is there, we will be building an improved RV chassis line, and we fully expect our Workhorse W-16 and W-22 Class A Motorhome chassis to quickly be recognized as leaders in the category.”
Workhorse was previously a division of Navistar. The Workhorse brand along with the Workhorse Union City assembly plant, and network of over 400 dealerships was sold to Workhorse Group Inc in 2013.