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By: On: Monday September 19 2016

Thor Motor Coach Dealer Open House

Dealers across the United States and Canada are arriving today at Thor Industries Dealer Open House to witness Thor Motor Coach’s innovations for 2017. Thor Motor Coach’s display at the 7th Annual Thor Industries Dealer Open House includes a massive layout of 80 motorhomes, including the ARIA, a new diesel pusher line featuring luxurious interiors and a powerful 360-horsepower Cummins engine.

“We are debuting 18 floor plans,” said Jon Krider, director of marketing at Thor Motor Coach. “And these new floor plans showcase our team’s commitment to being the most innovative motorhome company in the market.”

Here is a list of what dealers are seeing from Thor Motor Coach this week:

  • New VENETIAN G36 floor plan with electric fireplace & 55” TV mid-ship
  • PALAZZO 36.3 featuring Tilt-A-View™ Inclining Mechanism on a king bed
  • TUSCANY diesel motorhomes with new interiors and Rand McNally RV GPS Navigation
  • AXIS and VEGAS 25.5 floor plan with twin beds that convert to a king bed
  • New floor plans for GEMINI and COMPASS RUVs, including the 24TX built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 24F Class C motorhome featuring a full-wall slideout
  • New QUANTUM RQ29 with an exterior galley and TV
  • New FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 24FS and 24HL Mercedes-Benz Sprinter floor plans
  • CITATION SPRINTER and SIESTA SPRINTER 24SV with a dynamic living space
  • FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 35SM Super C, built on a Ford F-550 with high-gloss glazed solid wood cabinetry and new front entertainment center
  • SYNERGY RB24 on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with twin beds that convert to a king bed
  • A.C.E. 30.3 with a retractable 40” LED TV, and A.C.E. 30.4 with exterior MEGA-Storage™
  • CHALLENGER 37YT, a triple slideout featuring dual vanity bathroom sinks
  • New HURRICANE and WINDSPORT 35M bath-and-a-half floor plan with expandable sofa & large shower
  • New MIRAMAR 37.1 with two full bathrooms and bunk beds
By: On: Tuesday September 6 2016

2017 Thor Motor Coach Miramar

Thor Motor Coach continues to roll out excellent Class A motorhomes with the 2017 Miramar and Challenger brands.

Consumers are sure to find a floor plan that is Made to Fit their needs in the Miramar. With six innovative floor plans, the Miramar is powered by a dependable 6.8L V10 engine on the strong Ford® F-53 chassis.

By: On: Friday July 22 2016

2017 Outlaw Cover

Thor Motor Coach’s 2017 Outlaw motorized toy haulers feature valuable camper conveniences aimed to fit today’s life on the road.

Class A Outlaw motorhomes receive upgrades from top to bottom this year. Interior decors, faucets, matching stainless steel kitchen appliances, and flooring have been refreshed to keep up with today’s design trends. The most obvious addition is the Amish handcrafted solid hardwood cabinetry with its intricate detailing and high-gloss glaze application.

By: On: Friday July 8 2016

Jayco Logo

Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced the acquisition of Jayco, Corp. (Jayco) for approximately $576 million in cash.  This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the Company’s strategic focus on growing its recreational vehicle (RV) business.  In particular, Jayco brings complementary products in travel trailers, folding camping trailers, higher-end diesel Class A motorhomes and larger Class C motorhomes.  Jayco will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor, and the existing senior management team will continue to lead the business.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jayco to the Thor portfolio of companies,” said Bob Martin, Thor President and CEO.  “Jayco is a company that I have admired for more than 20 years while working in the industry and living in the community very close to their operations.  We value the longstanding success of Jayco and are committed to providing the Bontrager family, and their team of dedicated employees, the resources they need to continue the success they have built at Jayco over the past half century.  This investment also illustrates our confidence in the future of the RV industry as younger consumers enter and expand the market over the coming decades.  Both existing and new RVers will see the benefits of our subsidiaries’ efforts as they lead in innovation with new technology and features in our products that make RVs easier to use and better connected.”

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

2017 Quantum Exterior

(Press Release) Experience upscale living in Thor Motor Coach’s new 2017 Quantum and Synergy motorhomes at dealerships across the United States and Canada.

The Quantum, the most luxurious Class C on the market, features leatherette furniture, solid surface kitchen counters and hardwood cabinetry. Thor Motor Coach went big this year, both in terms of storage and increased window sizes. Additional storage both inside and out provides plenty of room for personal belongings, plus larger windows in the living area accentuate the Quantum’s spacious floorplan layouts.

By: On: Wednesday May 25 2016

2017 Four Winds Super C

(Press Release) Thor Motor Coach 2017 motorhomes are arriving at dealerships across the United States and Canada. Thor Motor Coach’s diverse product lineup is made to fit Class C motorhome buyers with a variety of unique styles, sizes and floor plans that feel custom-made – at a truly competitive price.

Thor Motor Coach is excited to reveal the Four Winds and Chateau 2017 floor plans, which feature the Dream Dinette booth and spacious living areas. Small details such as the redesigned cab-over and additional storage compartments make a big difference to potential owners. New graphics packages are available to choose from if you opt for Thor Motor Coach’s exclusive HD-MAX fiberglass exterior. Floor plans that are 31-foot long feature a larger window in the living area and new decorative kitchen backsplash.

By: On: Tuesday May 10 2016

2017 ACE

(Press Release) At Thor Motor Coach, updates and new features keep our motorhomes looking fresh and delivering outstanding and memorable experiences. Some changes are aesthetic, others are practical additions. We try to incorporate customer feedback and make value additions and changes that meet changing needs and preferences.

If you’re looking to buy your very first motorhome or you’ve put your current RV through the paces for many years now, you may want to check out our revamped line and start planning your purchase in advance. For advice and inquiries, please visit our Coach Link page to talk to our friendly and knowledgeable sales adviser.

Without further ado, here’s a look at what’s new for model year 2017.

A.C.E.

The new A.C.E comes with a new Brazilian Cherry wood option, which gets its name from its natural cherry color. A cool new Arctic Frost Interior is an additional interior option. Further interior updates encompass the vinyl floor, countertops, wall board colors and border trim. Up to 12 new features updates have been incorporated, including blank tank flush for all floor plans, vent covers on attic fans, and handy LED bed overhead reading lights. Six options on current A.C.E motorhomes are now standard on the 2017 model.

By: On: Tuesday March 8 2016

2016 Chateau Super-C Class C Motorhome

Thor Motor Coach is showing off its new luxury Class C motorhomes – the Quantum on the Ford E-450 chassis and the Super C lineup under Four Winds and Chateau on the F550 chassis.

TMC outfitted the Quantum and Super C models with high-end amenities. In the kitchen you’ll find solid surface countertops, which are heat resistant and easy to clean. As well, a standard tile backsplash is designed to look nice while it protects your walls from food splatter. Another nice touch is Amish handcrafted solid hardwood cabinetry with a high-gloss glaze.

By: On: Friday January 8 2016

Gemini-Motorhome

Thor Motor Coach motorhomes are getting ready for an RV show near you.

TMC will be featuring both the new Compass and Gemini motorhomes, the newest members of the manufacturer’s Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV) lineup. Gemini and Compass models are built on the new Ford Transit chassis, offering impressive fuel economy while being easy to drive.  

By: On: Thursday November 26 2015

Thor Gemini

Thor Motor Coach unveiled its new Gemini RUV motorhome back in September. It is the first Ford Transit equipped motorhome in North America.

While we saw a few pictures when it was introduced, TMC has produced an extensive video that covers the new Gemini inside and out. If you have any interest in compact motorhomes, this 26-minute video is worth checking out.




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