Savannah, GA,
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June
2012
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America/New_York

Durable, versatile and built for action—qualities of a true Champion— Great Dane Champion dry vans are built to give fleets a competitive edge.

Summary


Versatility is a hallmark of the line of Great Dane Champion dry vans. Available in aluminum and stainless steel exteriors, composite panel designs, FRP and insulated models, and shallow and deep drop configurations for high-cube hauling applications, Champion dry freight vans offer the flexibility to serve all types of operations.

Versatility is a hallmark of the line of Great Dane Champion dry vans. Available in aluminum and stainless steel exteriors, composite panel designs, FRP and insulated models, and shallow and deep drop configurations for high-cube hauling applications, Champion dry freight vans offer the flexibility to serve all types of operations.
Durability and quality workmanship that lead to reduced maintenance costs, long service life and a quick return on investment are among the attributes of Great Dane Champion dry vans. The heaviest and strongest in the industry, extruded aluminum bottom rails on the trailers are securely fastened with hardened aluminum rivets to I- beam crossmembers. Exceptional front-end durability comes from an outer top rail splice plate that adds strength to the front-to-sidewall top rail connection and provides protection from water intrusion.

To help prevent moisture intrusion into the cargo area, the floor on Champion dry vans is pre-undercoated on the bottom and sides and caulked at the joints. Also as a corrosion preventative, crossmembers are pre-coated with wax, including end clips, allowing for full coverage of both the floor and crossmembers.

The Great Dane Champion dry van's roof offers unmatched durability and longevity with its galvanized steel, anti-snag roof bows that are permanently bonded with a premium two-part epoxy. The tension-mounted roof sheet is joined to the top rail with an extruded aluminum molding. The attachment is closely riveted, bonding a foam sealing tape between the roof sheet and top rail, and is finished with a neoprene sealant to prevent moisture intrusion.

Standard composite swing-type rear doors on Champion dry vans have galvanized steel exterior and interior skins with a resilient polymer core, which eliminates corrosion issues associated with moisture absorption in plywood cores. Composite roll-up rear doors are avail- able as an option.

Several flooring options are available on Champion models including laminated hardwoods in various thicknesses, composite floors, and aluminum dry cargo floors. The laminated hardwood floor, installed with screws in an alternating pattern for increased strength and featuring a patented zigzag joint, is pre-undercoated on the bottom and sides. It is also available with Waxin floor protection to further extend its service life.

Various interior linings options are offered on Champion dry van models, including plywood in various thicknesses and fiberglass-rein- forced plastic. The extremely durable SSL lining, consisting of a layer of galvalume steel over a rigid core to produce an interior lining with a greater puncture strength and more corrosion resistance is offered, and Great Dane's incredibly thin and puncture-resistant PunctureGuard liner is available.

Champion dry vans are equipped with an exterior lighting package that uses all LED lights and the industry's best wiring harness. The Great Dane Long Life Light System is a maintenance-free, fully modular and sealed system that boasts a ten-year warranty.

For added versatility, Champion dry vans can be specified with various side door locations and quantities, and a variety of steps and grabhandles. A range of cargo restraint options is also available. A lightweight version of composite models is designed especially for heavy floor loading operations. The package incorporates a high base rail with a lighter weight side panel, a composite front wall, aluminum crossmembers, and other weight saving components.
Great Dane's complete package of comprehensive corrosion prevention solutions available on Champion dry vans includes CorroGuard, the exclusive trailer undercoating developed specifically for protection from rock and stone impingement, and chemical resistance to de-icing chemicals and road hazards.

The unparalleled design standards and proven manufacturing techniques that provide quality in all Great Dane trailers are evident in the line of Champion Dry Vans. Designed to meet a variety of dry freight hauling needs, Champion vans are versatile and built to last.