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By: On: Tuesday March 4 2014

Thor Motor Coach

More retail customers in the United States and North America bought a Thor Motor Coach than any other motorhome brand in 2013, according to data collected by Statistical Surveys. In fact, the report says that Thor Motor Coach’s motorhomes made up more than 23% of the US marketplace in 2013.

By: On: Tuesday January 14 2014

Tampa RV Show 2014

Thor Motor Coach will have several new motorhomes on display at Florida’s upcoming 2014 Tampa RV Show. Show gates open to the public January 15th, 2013 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

“The Axis and Vegas models have created the hottest new segment in the motorhome market, the RUV (Recreational Utility Vehicle) with its audience eagerly awaiting it debut at this RV show,” Thor says in a release. “These new RUV’s are compact, fun to drive and easy to maneuver, while permitting living and storage spaces not found in an automotive based SUV.”

By: On: Wednesday November 27 2013

Thor Tuscany 44MT

Thor Motor Coach has unveiled a trio of new floorplans from its Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo diesel motorhome brands.

“Thor Motor Coach diesels have made a 25.8% market share increase in 2013,” says Adam Gudger, national sales manager. “This market increase exemplifies our commitment to product development and new floorplans. We’ve listened to our retail customer and our team has done a tremendous job developing products that meet their needs.”

By: On: Thursday August 29 2013

2014 Thor Miramar Class A Motorhome

Thor Motor Coach has introduced its new Miramar Class A motorhomes, featuring full basement.

“It is exciting to bring to the market these new premium gas Class A Motor Homes,” says Joel Grimm, national sales manager for gas motorhomes. “Many consumers are looking for luxury accommodations in 32-36 ft. models and this new Miramar really delivers.”

The new Miramar motorhomes will be available in four floorplans to suit a variety of consumer needs. An HD-MAX exterior with partial paint design is the standard finish, while full body paint packages are optional.

By: On: Wednesday March 20 2013

Thor Outlaw Toy HaulerThor Motor Coach has announced that Statistical Surveys found Outlaw Toy Haulers to be the best retail selling Class A toy haulers in North America.

According to Thor, Outlaw Toy Haulers are attracting buyers outside the original market for which it was created. Thor says more and more customers are finding these Toy Haulers are not just for hauling toys, like motorcycles and ATVs.

“Outlaw Toy Haulers are the best choice for people wanting maximum flexibility in a self-contained motorhome with space for just about anything,” Thor says in a release. Thor suggests a number of possible uses for Outlaw Toy Haulers:
• Dog grooming studio
• Mobile dental office
• Mobile office area
• Medical examination rooms
• Hunting lodge
• Mobile blood drive unit
• Family with pets or bicycles
• The ultimate tailgating & party RV

By: On: Thursday November 22 2012

Outlaw 37MD Toy Hauler ExteriorThor Motor Coach has expanded its Outlaw toy hauler motorhome family with the addition of the new Outlaw 37MD. According to Thor, the Outlaw 37MD Class A offers more storage and sleeping capacity, along with the most flexible hauling options available.

Adding to the Outlaw 37MD’s flexibility is the addition of a second slide room, which is dual-purposed as a second living area or dedicated bedroom. Thor says this functionality comes as a result of feedback from consumers looking for a motorized vehicle that be used to haul people and toys, as well as be converted for full-time camping.

The 37MD exterior comes with massive, side-opening storage compartments, full-body paint packages, and separate entries for the living room and garage. An exterior fueling station can be used to fill up ATVs and dirt bikes, while outside entertainment options include garage radio controls, wall-mounted marine grade speakers, and 32” LCD TV located under the patio awning.

Outlaw 37MD Toy Hauler Interior

By: On: Tuesday November 20 2012

2013 Thor Tuscany XTE ExteriorThor Motor Coach has announced the addition of 34ST model to its Tuscany XTE brand of luxury diesel motorhomes. The new 34ST joins the 36MQ and 40EX as the most compact floorplan to date on the Tuscany line of class A diesel pushers.

“We are excited to bring this unit to market. We have heard the customers speak and we are listening. We have seen major retail market share increases in our larger Tuscany and Tuscany XTE models, but we continue to get requests for that smaller coach, with big time diesel amenities,” says Adam Gudger, national sales manager for Thor Motor Coach. “The 34ST is the full package!”

2013 Thor Tuscany XTE FloorplanThe 34ST diesel pushers are powered by the Cummins ISB-XT engine rated at 360-hp, and 800 ft. lbs of torque. According to Thor, compared to gas engine motorhomes in the 35’ range, the 34ST boasts 75 percent more torque. Standard exterior features include an Onan QD 8,000-watt diesel generator, Energy Management system, 2000-watt power inverter, and lateral arm patio awnings. The Freightliner chassis has a 55-degree cramp angle on the front steer axle, allowing the 34ST “unsurpassed maneuverability and increased stability.”

Highlighting the interior is a large U-shaped dinette, while the opposing Hide-a-bed sofa with air mattress can be converted for additional sleeping when needed. Modern cooking conveniences include a stainless steel residential refrigerator, stainless 30” over the range convection microwave, and timeless Samsung solid surface countertops.

By: On: Thursday August 16 2012

2013 Challenger 37GT Large Bar KitchenThor Motor Coach has announced the launch of its 37GT to the Challenger line of gas-powered Class A motorhomes.

“With the most innovative kitchen design ever for a motorhome, the 2013 Challenger 37GT model offers consumers a ground-breaking island kitchen with massive countertop spaces,” Thor Motor Coach says in a release. “Continuing the trend of modern and intelligent design, the overhead storage throughout the kitchen is multi-functional with a wine rack that includes hanging glass storage.”

2013 Challenger 37GT FloorplanThe 38-foot Challenger 37GT has an elongated sofa with kick-up footrest. Additional seating is provided by the swiveling captain’s chairs, and Thor says everyone gets a great view of the hide-away retractable 32” LCD TV. The free standing buffet dinette provides a view of the campsite under the patio awning.

By: On: Friday July 13 2012

Tuscany Diesel with Aqua HotThor Motor Coach will be outfitting its 2013 Tuscany Diesel Pushers with Aqua-Hot Heating Systems as standard equipment.

“Aqua-Hot is the most recognized name in hydronic heating systems in the industry and our customers are asking for it by name. It also provides our customers with the benefit of a higher resale value down the road,” says Jerimiah Borkowski, Thor Motor Coach’s director of communications. “Aqua-Hot is dedicated exclusively to providing these types of products and they have a solid reputation for superior front-end support and after-the-sale retail support.

By: On: Tuesday November 29 2011

Running full-speed ahead and building on the success of the A.C.E., Thor Motor Coach shows off the new Palazzo motorhome at the Louisville National Trade Show on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

The Palazzo intends to follow in the footsteps of its gas market predecessor the A.C.E., and revolutionize the diesel entry-level motorhome arena.

The Palazzo’s foundation is a 26,000-lb GVWR Freightliner rear diesel chassis providing more than 5,000 lbs of cargo carrying capacity. Although the exterior dimensions are less than most mainstream diesel products; Thor says the innovative exterior storage is clean, well-lit, and easy to access, all the while trumping the competition’s volume by thirty-percent. The patio area is completely covered by the awning, and slide rooms do not take away from living area or storage access.




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