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By: On: Tuesday February 27 2018

Best Class C Motorhomes of 2018

We’ve put together a list of five of the best Class C motorhomes for 2018 to help get you started as you shop for a family motorhome.

A Class C motorhome is pretty easy to spot thanks to its cab-over chassis design. These motorhomes are built on a commercial truck cab frame, or what was commonly called a box van. These may be the most popular motorhome on the road today thanks in part to ease of driving and lower costs to get into the motorhome initially.

Being built on the same basic frame and drivetrain as today’s popular rental moving trucks, anyone can drive a Class C motorhome. They’re lower in initial costs than bigger motorhomes, like the Class A models, too. Their construction tends to give them a higher value down the road a way, too. A nice point for those worried about resale value and loan rates. Here are some of the best Class C motorhomes coming to dealer lots this year.

By: On: Thursday February 22 2018

Best Class A Motorhomes of 2018

Combing through a list of the best Class A motorhomes is an exercise in luxury. These are the best of the best when it comes to RV living.

You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “go big, or go home.” When it comes to motorhomes, those in the Class A category go big and are home – a home on wheels, that is. Class A motorhomes are the largest category of motorized RVs on the market. Often built on a motorcoach, large truck or custom frame, they are often similar in size to commercial buses. Inside, however, they are as different from a bus as could be. Most are well appointed with luxurious furnishings. These are not the cheapest form of RV living, but when you want to travel in style, Class A gets top marks. Here are five of the best Class A motorhomes available for 2018.

By: On: Wednesday November 16 2016

Thor Hurricane 35M Interior

Thor Motor Coach has expanded its Hurricane line-up with a new 35M floorplan featuring a large open living area with double slideouts and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The luxurious 35M comes standard with solid surface kitchen countertops, leatherette fabrics, and high-sheen cabinetry.

In the cockpit, leatherette chairs provide comfort while driving and functionality while camping. Swivel the captain’s chairs around and place the coffee table in between to create a cozy dining area for two. For larger families, this area provides extra seating close to the Dream Dinette booth that seats four.

By: On: Thursday September 29 2016

2017 TMC Aria Front

Thor Motor Coach has introduced the all-new Aria, a Class A diesel motorhome, featuring luxurious interiors and a powerful 360-horsepower Cummins engine.

Entering the Aria, the custom dash layout stands out as the main focal point. Every control and switch is within reach and easy to read. The dash has a unique design for better visibility of the road and features a separate camera monitor display.

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.




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