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make something very new,
you have to start at the beginning. . .
We wanted to build an ideal Motorhome. So we went
back to find out what would make it close to
perfect. Not just features from other Motorhomes,
but basic design points that would give us the
kind of Motorhome that people wanted.
A low roofline was a must. And a low floor for
easy entry and exit. Keeping everything low would
also lower the center of gravity for easy
handling. Yet, at the same time, we wanted plenty
of headroom and the kind of ground clearance a
real outdoor vehicle needs.
The biggest problem was the drive shaft and the
rear axle; and that big bulge in the center of
the axle. So we got rid of them.
We designed our Motorhome around a front-wheel
drive unit. Thus, with all the machinery up
front, a conventional rear axle and drive shaft
is unnecessary. We designed simple support arms
for the rear wheels and mounted them
independently on the outside of an extra-wide
chassis. That allowed plenty of interior width, a
low floor, a 6-foot 4-inch ceiling, as well as
the desired low roofline. Not to mention 8 inches
of ground clearance.
And with that as a beginning, we knew our
Motorhome was well on its way.