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January '18

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72 • RV PRO • January 2018 rv-pro.com O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T He noted that the engines come with "Virtual Technician" connectivity, which provides remote diagnostic services and integration with FCCC's 24/7 factory-direct service and nation- wide dealer network. "Our customers and partners benefit from our being a part of the Daimler family and the exclusive access to global expertise and resources that provides," Taylor said. "Detroit engines set the industry standard when it comes to performance, power and efficiency – and we're excited to begin offering them on select FCCC products in the future." Henke said FCCC expects to begin producing the XCR DD8 engine in the second quarter of 2018 and is still determining a production timeline for MC DD5 pilot units. FCCC also used the National RV Trade Show to highlight a number of technologies it has introduced to the market in recent years, including the RoadWatch electronic stability con- trols, UltraSteer vehicle handling system, VRide rear suspen- sion system, and Optiview all-digital LCD control instrument cluster, which was inspired by parent company Daimler's Mer- cedes-Benz S-Class sedan. "These types of features are already available in cars," Sippel said, "so we thought: 'Why shouldn't they be available in an RV?' These are just some examples of how we've leveraged Daimler's expertise to better serve our customers." FCCC used the National RV Trade Show to highlight a number of technologies it has introduced to the market in recent years, including the RoadWatch electronic stability controls (pictured), UltraSteer vehicle handling system, VRide rear suspension system, and Optiview all-digital LCD control instrument cluster, which was inspired by parent company Daimler's Mercedes- Benz S-Class sedan. Pictured here is the XCR diesel chassis powered by a Detroit DD8 engine. The 7.7-liter diesel engine offers up to 375 horsepower at 2,200 RPM and 1,050 pounds per feet of torque.

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