SL Rear Suspension

Your motorhome’s rear suspension not only defines ride and handling – it determines how much weight your vehicle can carry in luxury amenities. With V-Ride, you’ll experience luxury without limits.



V-Ride® Rear Suspension System

Luxury Without Limits.

V-Ride Rear Suspension

As the first-ever single axle suspension rated at 24,000 pounds, V-Ride® is designed for luxury motorhome owners who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience.

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, giving motorhome owners a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available in a motorhome

DetroitTM Drive Axles

Detroit Axle

Backed by many years of manufacturing expertise, Detroit™ axles provide market-leading performance and value.

  • Precision-cut gear sets allow higher torque applications and quieter operation
  • Elimination of the pinion head bearing allows for larger differential, for added stability and durability
  • Significant weight advantage
  • Increased ground clearance on select models
  • Easy maintenance and less oil capacity reduce lifecycle costs
  • Compatible with all brakes available on our chassis

Meritor Single Rear Axles

Meritor Single Axle

Meritor's proven designs are combined with high-strength engineered materials to provide excellent performance and durability.

  • Gearing and axle shaft designs are matched to deliver cost-effective, dependable functionality
  • Gearing options provide long life and increased durability
  • Precision-forged differential gears provide maximum strength and shock resistance
  • Rigid differential cases support precise gear alignment and durability
  • A wide range of axle arrangements and housing bowl positions allow customization and packaging flexibility for luxury RV manufacturers
  • The widest range of gear ratios available enable high-end motor coach manufacturers to choose axles to fit their desired fuel economy, greater torque or maximum traction
  • Available two-speed hypoid axles offer additional traction as needed
  • Versatile, high-quality components ensure quiet operation and ease of service
  • Lightweight aluminum carrier casting options deliver additional payload capacity and fuel economy
  • Optional Driver-Controlled Differential Lock (DCDL) provides superior traction and spinout protection in slippery conditions