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Photo Release -- Spartan Specialty Vehicles' Road Warriors Exhibit and Train Motorcoach Owners, at RV Rallies Across the Country

CHARLOTTE, Mich., Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Specialty Vehicles ("Spartan"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDQ:SPAR), showcased their industry-leading Class A motorhome chassis, and shared valuable motorcoach maintenance tips during training seminars hosted during key July RV events, including the Newmar Kountry Klub 2015 International Rally, in Lewisberg, West Virginia, and the Family Motorcoach Association, 2015 Family Reunion Rally, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Spartan Specialty Vehicle's Jeff Wertz, Business & Product Support Manager, alongside Mike Butler, National Sales Manager explain the design and engineering details behind the optimized suspension and handling enjoyed by coach owners riding on a Spartan chassis.


Mike O'Neil, Spartan Specialty Vehicles' Technical Trainer delivers need-to-know, bumper-to-bumper motorcoach maintenance tips, arming owners with mission critical engine, transmission, and full chassis maintenance information and schedules to keep them on the road and enjoying their RV.


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"Preventative motorcoach maintenance is something we at Spartan can't stress enough," said Steve Guillaume, President of Spartan Specialty Vehicles. "Spartan is glad to have the opportunity to help shine a light on regularly scheduled maintenance tasks, many of which coach owners can perform themselves. Rallies like the FMCA Family Reunion and Kountry Klub give us an opportunity to inform owners of any coach and help to extend the useful life of their equipment to preserve their investment and get the peace of mind they deserve."

The training sessions provided at both events were just a glimpse of the full service Spartan Owners Academy, a week-long onsite driving, maintenance, and systems familiarization course, hosted by Spartan, multiple times throughout the year. There, owners of Entegra, Newmar, Foretravel, and those interested in purchasing coaches on Spartan chassis, can camp at the Spartan Facilities while they learn about their coach.

In addition to exhibiting the industry's Premier Class A RV chassis at the shows, the Spartan Parts and Accessories team staffed its Rally Trailer, where motorcoach owners enjoyed interacting with factory representatives for answers to common maintenance questions, purchased RV parts and gear at discounted rates, and got to see precisely what makes a Spartan chassis unique.

"Coach manufacturers like Entegra and Newmar are sending their owners a clear message when they put their motorcoach bodies on a Spartan chassis. They're saying, 'You deserve the best—from the ground up—and we're going to deliver.' Spartan is happy to be a big part of that value equation, on eight models in the market today, and counting," said Mike Butler, National Sales Manager, Spartan Specialty Vehicles.

Spartan chassis can currently be found under the following 2016 Class A Motorcoach models: Entegra Cornerstone (45', 600 hp, K3 chassis), Entegra Anthem (42' and 44' Mountain Master GT chassis), Entegra Aspire (39', 42' and 44', 450 hp, Spartan Mountain Master GT chassis), Foretravel Realm FS6 (45', 600 hp, Spartan K3 GT chassis), Newmar King Aire (45', 600 hp, Spartan K3 600 GT chassis), Newmar Essex (45', 600 hp, K3 600 chassis), Newmar London Aire (45', 600 hp, Spartan K3 600 chassis), , and the Newmar Mountain Aire (45', 500 hp, K2 500 chassis).

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery and service markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan™, Spartan Chassis™, Spartan ER™, Spartan ERV™ and Utilimaster® – are known for quality, performance, service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,700 associates at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Indiana. Spartan reported sales of $507 million in 2014 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Russell T. Chick Corporate Director of Marketing Spartan Motors, Inc. 517.997.3852

Source:Spartan Motors, Inc.