This Summer’s Adventures, Powered by Ford
More motorhomes are built on Ford chassis than any other brand. Add that to the astonishing Ford F-Series and Ford Transit success, and you’ve got the baddest bragging rights in town.
We love Ford trucks. Whether they’re tiny and versatile Rangers, sleek and powerful F-150s, or mega-capable “Super Dutys,” we simply can’t get enough of them. That being said, there’s an entirely different segment of Ford trucks we don’t typically talk about — RVs.
Ford-powered RVs aren’t new. For decades, Ford has provided hundreds of thousands of E-350s and E-450s to several RV manufacturers so they can be turned into affordable weekend warriors. Like most vehicle sales, the American RV industry is enjoying a nice upswing in sales activity, and more Fords are finding their way into traditional and new recreational vehicle applications.
According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), by the end of 2016 shipments were up 15 percent year-over-year, and 11.7 percent through March of 2017. In fact, more motorhomes are built on Ford chassis than any other brand.
Check out the different RVs below, and remember that this summer’s adventures are powered by Ford!
The ultimate in maneuverability and compact comfort, Class B camper vans like this Winnebago Paseo – built on a Ford Transit – are the top choice of couples and small families who want to venture far from RV parks and experience the increasingly popular #vanlife.
Growing numbers of families are answering the call of the road by embarking on adventures in RVs built on Ford chassis like this Class A Leprechaun from Coachmen. Ford is America’s best-selling motorhome chassis manufacturer.
Class C motorhomes like this Coachmen Concord built on a Ford E- Series chassis offer families greater maneuverability and a more compact size than Class A motorhomes.
Compact Class C motorhomes like this 2018 Thor Motor Coach Gemini 23TK built on a Ford Transit chassis are popular with active families who use them to go motorbiking, snowboarding, kayaking and exploring.
RV manufacturers started selling Class B and Class C motorhomes built on the new Ford Transit cutaway chassis in 2016. The Winnebago Fuse is one of the first Class C motorhomes built on the Transit cutaway.
Class A motorhomes – including this 2018 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 27.2 – are built on stripped truck chassis like the Ford F-53 are often quite luxurious. Class A motorhomes are frequently seen in RV parks, and at motorsports events and other outings around the country.