2016 Thor Vegas RUV 25.2 Review
The Vegas RUV from Thor Motor Coach brings the party to the road. Designed to provide comfort and entertainment, the Vegas is the perfect option if you’re looking for fun and function.
Four floorplans are available to choose from, and we decided to go with the Vegas 25.2. It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,500 lbs, gross combined weight rating of 18,500 lbs, and trailer hitch rating of 8,000 lbs. For measurements, the Vegas 25.2 has a wheelbase of 194”, exterior length of 26’6”, exterior height of 11’3”, exterior width of 94”, and interior height of 82”. For liquids, the Vegas 25.2 has a fuel capacity of 55 gallons, fresh water capacity of 39 gallons, black water capacity of 30 gallons, and gray water capacity of 40 gallons. The water heater capacity is 6 gallons.
Built on a Ford chassis, the Vegas 25.2 is as strong as it is functional. Its vacu-bond laminated roof is crowned and made of fully welded tubular aluminum. Vegas’ walls and floors have high-density block foam insulation, and the side-mounted power patio awning comes with integrated LED lighting. The 25.2 fulfills all your storage needs; it has a Rotocast storage compartment and exterior Rear MEGA-Storage compartment. To keep you safe, the entry door has a dead bolt lock, and the patio has a light. If you plan on entertaining guests, you can request an exterior 32” television, perfect for late-night barbeques, camping trips and family get-togethers. Before you enter the 25.2, rinse your hands in the outside shower, walk up the rubber tread entry steps and pull on the exterior acrylic grab handle. You’ll find yourself in a modern, cozy space, perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
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Though small in size, designers made great use of the interior space in the Vegas RUV. When you walk in, you find yourself in a stylish living room, featuring residential vinyl flooring, window privacy shades and a ceiling light. The living room is equipped with a pedestal table, perfect for dining, and a jack-knife sofa, perfect for relaxing or sleeping. To accommodate your guests, the living room also has a drop-down overhead bunk. A large window is located behind the sofa and a medium-sized mirror sits to the right of it. Across from the sofa and above the door is a 32” LED TV. While watching your favorite show, you can kick off your shoes and lie down, or eat a home-cooked meal at the table.
Despite Vegas 25.2’s size, you still have the space and appliances to cook a multi-course dinner. The kitchen is equipped with a 6 cu. Ft. double door refrigerator and three-burner gas cooktop. If you’re serious about dinner, you can request a three-burner cooktop with an oven and microwave. Pressed laminate countertops are easy to clean and make prepping food an easy task. Dirty dishes can be stored in the oversized bowl kitchen sink, which comes with a single-handle kitchen faucet and pull-down sprayer. If you need extra counter space for chopping and prepping, you can flip up the countertop extension.
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Equipped with all the essentials, the bathroom is small, but stylish with enough room for washing and grooming. A solid surface countertop is easy to wipe and the vinyl flooring is simple to maintain. The shower comes with a curtain and curbed rod. Above the sink is a mirror and cabinet. Bathroom cabinetry can fit your towels, toiletries, and more.
When you’re ready to sleep, put your clothes away in the wardrobe and go to your bedroom. The queen-sized bed is equipped with a cozy Denver mattress. To improve your sleep, you can request a 12-volt attic fan in the bedroom. If you like to watch TV before going to bed, request a 32” LED television. The Vegas RUV gives you options.
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Last but not least is the most important room of the house, the cockpit. Driver and passenger sit in reclining/swivel leatherette chairs. Between them sits a stow-away coffee table, perfect for lunch and coffee breaks. The touchscreen AM/FM dash radio comes with a CD Player, Bluetooth, back-up monitor and mirror display. Heated/remote exterior mirrors have integrated side view cameras, and both driver and passenger seats have three-point seatbelts. For your convenience, the Vegas 25.2 comes with drink holders, map light, windshield privacy shade, and dash workstation equipped with 110-volt and 12-volt outlets.
The Vegas RUV 25.2 sells for around $75,000. Visit Vegas-Motorhomes.com for more information.