Originally Posted by dstankov
I called Ford and they ran the VIN for my coach. The chassis for my coach was delivered as a 242 in 22K chassis. Apparently Thor extended the center of the frames on the ND, LX and TB rather than go to the 24K chassis with available 252 inch wheelbase.
Just thought this may be an interesting bit of info know.
Dave, have you looked under the motorhome to confirm the stretch? Or measured the wheelbase? Is it possible the specs you are going by are off, and that the chassis is shorter? Or that the length is longer than indicated by Ford?
The process to lengthen a chassis must be more expensive than if done at factory. It doesn't seem right that they would do it if avoidable. Have you asked Thor why they stretch instead of buy longer with slightly higher GVWR?