Podcast 223 features Spartan Specialty Vehicles

Editor’s note: During the interview, our guest mentioned that several training sessions will be offered during the FMCA rally in Perry, Ga. However, due to some limitations, the company will only be able to offer one session.

Today’s guest is Steve Guillaume, the president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles in Charlotte, Mich.

A motorhome’s chassis forms the foundation for everything else that rides on it. It is an essential piece of equipment, and one that must work properly every time.

He provides a little history about the company and how Spartan developed its niche in creating custom chassis for RV manufacturers.

Spartan does a great job in manufacturing chassis for recreation vehicles as well as other important pieces of equipment, like fire trucks and busses.

By working with independent RV manufacturers, Spartan Specialty Vehicles is giving them a competitive edge by custom-crafting unique chassis for the companies.

Guillaume also describes the new Iron Colt (ic-37) chassis used by Foretravel to make its 2019 motorhomes, and he describes the new chassis being used by Nexus RV to produce some of their units.

Spartan Specialty Vehicles opened a new service center in Michigan that promises to help RV owners get problems addressed with their coaches.

The opening of the new service center in Michigan will go a long way toward helping customers get their motorhomes fixed quickly and accurately. Chassis are complicated pieces of equipment. Who better to work on diagnosing and fixing pesky repair problems than the manufacturer?

The company has developed a customer training academy that provides five days of intensive training on the inner workings of the chassis.

Participants also receive professional driving instruction to help navigate their big rigs down the highway and around a campground.

Anyone who owns a motorhome built on a Spartan chassis should invest the time in attending the five-day customer training academy to understand the functions on board their chassis, but also how to use their motorhomes in a safe, reliable manner.

Guillaume also describes technological advancements on the chassis through the Connected Coach system and use of collision mitigation equipment.

For more information on Spartan chassis and Spartan Specialty Vehicles, visit www.spartanmotors.com.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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