Thor Motor Coach Inc.’s Outlaw toy hauler was the No. 1 selling Class A toy hauler motorhome for 2012, according to data from Statistical Surveys Inc.
The Outlaw is attracting buyers outside the original market for which it was created, according to a press release. Applications include: dog grooming studio; mobile dental office; mobile office area; medical examination rooms; hunting lodge; mobile blood drive unit; tailgating vehicle
Recently introduced, the 37MD model adds a second slide room, which is dual-purposed as a second living area or dedicated bedroom. This functionality is the result of input from consumers wanting to have a single motorhome that can be converted for full-time camping. A sliding glass door separates the garage from the front of the coach and includes a powered shade for privacy.
The 37LS model features a super-slide in the front of the coach for an unobstructed living area. An oversized booth dinette can easily accommodate four people for dinner, while the front captain’s chairs swivel, allowing for interaction with people on the large hide-a-bed sofa.
Either model can be equipped with an electric drop-down bunk over the cockpit area. The bed slides down to provide a comfortable sleeping space for two, and when not in use can be slid up into the ceiling.
In addition, the Outlaw’s garage and ramp door expand and create another place for entertaining. An optional patio railing system forms a terrace off the rear of the coach, while optional fold-down sofas will accommodate seating for six inside the garage.
Full details on all Outlaw models can be found at: http://OutlawRV.com/.
Thor Motor Coach has appointed Nicole Short to the position of director of customer service. According to a press release, Short’s responsibilities will include the day-to-day activities of the Elkhart, Ind.-based company’s customer care and parts fulfillment departments.
Ron Davidson, vice president of operations and customer service noted, “I am elated to promote Nicole to this position. She has the knowledge and skill set to continue our overwhelming story of success in customer service. With Nicole taking over the day-to-day activities, we are even better equipped to make sure ownership of a Thor Motor Coach continues to result in the best overall customer experience.”
Davidson added that Thor Motor Coach’s “Shield of Protection” program will continue to be an integral part of the company’s customer care. Services include:
• 24/7 Factory-direct support.
• Concierge connection, offering customers personal attention right from the factory.
• Gold Star inspections that include 200-plus point quality inspection.
• Rapid response by stocking the necessary parts to customers back on the road quickly.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity. Thor Motor Coach’s forward thinking Shield of Protection programs are a reflection of our dedication to serving our valued customers,” said Short.
For more information on Thor Motor Coach, call (800) 860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com/company.php, or write to: Thor Motor Coach Inc., P. O. Box 1486, Elkhart, Ind., 46515.
Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Motor Coach, Inc. (TMC) announced today (May 29) the promotion of Joel Grimm to the position of national sales manager for the company’s gas-powered Class A and Class C motorhome divisions, along with TMC’s Class B gas and diesel coach lines.
“Joel’s experience in retail and wholesale, as well as his commitment to his dealers made him an exceptional choice to lead the gas sales team,” said Dana Simon, vice president of sales and marketing for TMC.
Grimm previously served as a retail salesperson and general manager at a large RV dealership in Florida, and for the past five years was a regional sales manager for TMC.
“Working in retail right out of college enabled me to understand the dealer and retail customer’s needs in the marketplace,” said Grimm. “I have made some really close relationships with dealers and customers over the years which make this industry so rewarding. I look forward to creating many additional relationships as I challenge our group to continued excellence and improvement.”
The motorhome lines Grimm will oversee include A.C.E., Daybreak, Challenger, Hurricane, Windsport, Outlaw, Siesta, Citation, Four Winds, Chateau, Siesta Sprinter and Citation Sprinter.
Grimm, who holds degrees in management and marketing from Florida State University, will relocate with his family to northern Indiana this summer.
Today’s Video #1 features an interview with Bill Fenech, president of Thor Motor Coach. He discusses TMC’s ACE Class A motorhome. The video is courtesy of Paul Everts RV Country, Fresno, Calif
Newly formed Thor Motor Coach Inc., Elkhart, Ind., will introduce the all-new A.C.E. EVO 29.1 gas-powered Class A motorhome during the National RV Trade Show this week in Louisville, Ky. ”This is an evolutionary product in the marketplace — a combination of a Class A and C motorhome,” said Bill Fenech, Thor Motor Coach president. Built initially on an 18,000-pound GVWR Ford F-53 Super Duty chassis with the eventual goal of being mounted on a 16,000-pound GVWR platform, the 29-foot A.C.E will feature a front cap with electric drop-down beds, kitchen slides, Dutch doors from the living area into the rear bath/bedroom and oversized windows. MSRP: around $75,000.