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Chevy-Workhorse ‘C’ Upgraded for ’08

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Significant changes in the 2008 Chevy-Workhorse Class C motorhome
chassis are expected to further sales. Principally powered by the GM
Vortec 6.0L gas engine, the 2008 model will see a horsepower boost from
300 to 323 at 4,600 rpm, and a torque boost from 360 lb-ft to 373 lb-ft
at 4,400 rpm.

In addition, the interior cab has a new dash and has been
redesigned with an SUV feel. In fact, it is the same interior as found
with GM’s new SUVs, while retaining the roominess that has made it a
winner in improving travel comfort for RVers.

Performance and safety enhancements for 2008 include the
following: new steering wheel with new cruise-control activation for
easier driving; new radio offerings with MP3 capabilities; automatic
headlamps; new HVAC control knobs; and childproof window switches for
added convenience and safety. Updated seating materials improve looks
and comfort. In addition, the 2008 model also features a new Driver
Information Center that keeps drivers updated on vital engine and
vehicle functions.

The chassis features an independent coil-spring front
suspension with heavy-duty stabilizer bar and a rear multi-leaf spring
suspension. It has four-wheel disc brakes with ABS. The cutaway
platforms have gross combined weight ratings (for motorhome with
vehicle/trailer in tow) of 16,000 pounds for the 9,600- and 12,300-pound
gross vehicle weight rated (gvwr) chassis, and 17,600 pounds for the
14,050-pound gvwr chassis.

The powertrains are all covered by General Motors’ new, limited
5-year/100,000-mile warranty (whichever comes first) for 2008 cars and
light trucks. RVers can call a 24-hour service line at 1-877-4CHEVRV or
1-877-424-3878 to find the nearest service center.

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