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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.

By: On: Tuesday November 22 2011

Thor Motor Coach has announced plans to introduce several new floorplans for the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show which takes place Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2011 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Ky.

Thor Motor Coach will be displaying a total of 11 new floorplans not seen before at the RVIA show, including the all new Class B+(Plus) Citation 27SB, Challenger 37DT, and the Tuscany 45LT.

Citation 27SB: A fuel efficient B+(Plus) with more exterior storage:
• Glazed cherry or maple cabinetry
• Mega-Storage™ oversized exterior storage compartment
• Onan RV MicroQuiet™ 4000-kilowatts generator
• Patio plus entertainment package
• 32” HD LCD TV
• 30″ residential microwave
• Optional solid surface kitchen countertops
• Over-sized 36” wide shower
• Standard U-shaped dinette

By: On: Tuesday November 15 2011

According to Thor Motor Coach, its Serrano is among the top 10 best selling diesel motorhomes, as of August 2011. Thor Motor Coach sites a report from Statistical surveys Inc., which notes that the diesel-powered Serrano has increased by 20 percent in overall retail sales, which equates to a market share increase of 18.3 percent.

“Our fuel efficient Serrano continues to be a hit with motorhome enthusiasts and has had great appeal with consumers looking to buy gas or diesel models”, says Adam Gudger, Thor Motor Coach’s Serrano product manager. “We have recently introduced two great new floorplans which include a 34-ft bath and a half model and a 33-ft model with a full wall slide with an option for a stackable washer and dryer.”

By: On: Monday September 12 2011

According to Thor Motor Coach, it remains the No. 1 retailing brand of motorhomes in North America with 22.93% share through June 2011, according to Statistical Surveys.

Survey Results also show Thor Motor Coach as the fastest growing motorhome brand among the top eight major manufacturers with a 27.9% increase over last year. As well, Thor Motor Coach Class C sales have experienced a 31.5% growth compared to the previous year.

“Packing in features that include camper favorites like Mega-Storage Compartments, single step entrances and molded fiberglass front caps have helped us solidify our dedication to the Class C market,” says Mike Savage, Thor Motor Coach Class C product manager. “Over the past 6 months we have introduced several new floorplans that integrate features making the coach even more livable.”

By: On: Monday April 18 2011

Thor Motor Coach has introduced a new 34SS Daybreak floor plan with an innovative exterior kitchen at the 45 annual Timonium RV show in Maryland.

“We’ve seen an explosion of outside kitchens on towable products, but nothing from motorhome manufacturers,” says Mike Peterson, product manager for the Daybreak. “This new upscale exterior kitchen design fits our motorhome demographic and is sure to be a home run.”

The Daybreak 34SS floor plan launched with an optional fully functional exterior kitchen on the camp-side of the coach. It features a 15,000 BTU easy clean stainless steel LP grill, 19” widescreen HD TV, and a 4.6 cubic foot mini fridge. Another industry first for a motorhome is the integrated single bowl sink. This sink drains just like the interior sinks, into the grey water holding tank. This is a very desirable upgrade compared to many trailers that simply drain onto the ground.

By: On: Friday March 25 2011

Thor-lg0325Thor Motor Coach recently released three new floorplans to its dealer network – the Tuscany 42FK, Challenger 37KT, and Four Winds 28Z.

According to Thor, these new floorplans feature increased exterior storage, expandable L-shaped sofas, a feeling of “residential openness”, expansive bathrooms, centrally located televisions and modern kitchen work-spaces.

“We have applied the same focus on how owners actually use their coaches as we did during the development of the successful A.C.E. on all new product development including our latest floor plans,” says Bill Fenech, Thor Motor Coach’s president and CEO. “These already popular, exciting new floor plan designs are destined to be winners.”




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