The retail public gets its first glimpse of the new “Super C” motorhome from Thor Motor Coach, with the introduction of the new 33SW. According to a press release, the new model will be available in the Four Winds and Chateau brands, filling the void in today’s market for “powerful” diesel-powered Class C motorhomes.
Known for its durability and ride quality, the Ford F-550 chassis serves as the foundation of the 33SW with a GVWR topping out at 19,500 pounds. Powered by a 300-hp, 6.7-liter Powerstroke engine with 660-lb.ft of torque and a 6-speed transmission, the 33SW is capable of towing up to 10,000 pounds.
According to Thor Motor Coach, the Ford F-550 Super Duty platform offers owners the benefit of both commercial strength and durability as well as a luxurious automotive cabin and superb ride quality. In addition, the coach will be backed by Thor Motor Coach’s service center network along with Ford service centers throughout North America.
The 33SW come standard with Thor Motor Coach’s HD-MAX high definition exteriors finishes and a long list of standard features that include a 5.5kw Onan generator with automatic start, dual 13,500 Btu air conditioners, slam-latch baggage doors, Bigfoot leveling jacks and a fully molded, one-piece front cap.
Interior amenities include a full-size residential refrigerator, 30-inch over-the-range microwave, solid-surface countertops, 1800-watt power inverter, and solar and privacy window roller shades.
“After the first day here in Tampa, we are getting great feedback on the new Super C Motorhomes,” said Joel Grimm, national sales manager for gas motorhomes at Thor Motor Coach. “The new 33SW is turning heads with the additional living space created using the Ford F550 chassis. Features like diesel power, more maneuverability, better towing capability and better driving comfort are what our customers tell us is missing from the larger Class C RV market.”
Super C Motorhomes are back at Thor Motor Coach, the North America’s most chosen motorhome brand, with the introduction of the new 33SW F550 Super C Motorhomes.
These new “heavy duty,” diesel-powered Ford F-550 Super Duty Class C motorhomes will be available in both the Four Winds and Chateau brands, rounding out two of the most recognized and popular class C brands in the market, according to a news release.
Sporting a Ford F-550 chassis, the 33SW has a GVWR topping out at 19,500 lbs. Power comes from a fuel sipping PowerStroke 6.7L diesel engine flexing a full 300-hp, and hefty 660-lb.ft. of torque. That powerful combination, along with the Ford 6-speed transmission allows the 33SW to maximize the 10,000-lb. trailer hitch. The coach comes standard with an electronic brake controller integrated in the dash, so consumers simply get in and go.
The HD-MAX exterior offers a high-end exterior finish. Every 33SW comes with a long list of standard exterior features, which include a 5.5 Onan generator with automatic start, dual 13.5K roof air conditioners, slam latch baggage doors, Bigfoot leveling jacks and a fully molded, one-piece front cap.
Inside the 33SW, features resemble a luxury yacht, instead of a Class C motorhome. Residential refrigerator, 30-inch over-the-range microwave, solid surface countertops, solar and privacy window roller shades and an 1,800-watt power inverter make the short list of game changing features.
“We are confident this new 33SW will turn heads with the additional living space created using the F550 chassis,” said Joel Grimm, national sales manager for gas motorhomes at Thor Motor Coach. “Features like diesel power, more maneuverability, better towing capability and better driving comfort are what our customers tell us is missing from the larger class C market.”
The full details on all Thor Motor Coach Class C’s can be found at: http://fourwinds-super-c.com.
For more information about Thor Motor Coach, call (800) 860-5658, visit www.ThorMotorCoach.com or write to Thor Motor Coach Inc., PO Box 1486, Elkhart, Indiana 46515.
Building on the success of the 37LS Outlaw Class A toy hauler motorhome introduced earlier this year, Thor Motor Coach is rolling out its 37MD model for the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.,
According to a press release, the all-new 37MD provides even more storage and sleeping capacity along with flexible hauling options.
The 37MD features a second slideroom, which is dual-purposed as a second living area or dedicated bedroom. This functionality is the result of input from consumers looking to own a motorized toy hauler for hauling people and toys, but also wanting to have a motorhome that can be converted for full-time camping.
The exterior is equipped with large, 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 ATV’s and dirt bikes, while outside entertainment options include garage radio controls, wall-mounted marine grade speakers and a 32-inch LCD TV located under the patio awning.
Inside, the coach offers an array of upgraded appointments with Leatherette seating surfaces, solid surface kitchen countertop, 30-inch over-the-range convection microwave and easy-clean vinyl flooring throughout the entire coach.
A new optional overhead bunk bed is located above the cockpit for added sleeping flexibility. The second living room/bedroom has a convertible sofa that makes into a queen sized air bed with a loft area for kids or storage.
A sliding glass door separates the garage from the front of the coach and includes a powered shade for privacy. Transform the Outlaw into the hottest hangout in the campground by turning the garage and ramp door into a place for entertaining with the optional ‘Party Deck’. This patio railing system allows a veranda off the rear of the coach, while optional fold-down sofas will accommodate seating for six inside the garage or be converted in beds.
The full details on all Outlaw brand toy haulers can be found at http://OutlawRV.com/.
Thor Motor Coach announced the addition of the travel-sized 34ST model to their Tuscany XTE brand of luxury diesel motorhomes. According to a press release, the new 34ST joins the 36MQ and 40EX and represents the most compact floorplan to date in the Tuscany line.
“We are excited to bring this unit to market, because we have heard the customer speak and we are listening,” said Adam Gudger, national sales manager. “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.”
The 34ST diesel pusher is powered by the Cummins ISB-XT engine rated at 360-hp and 800-lb.-ft. of torque. Thor said that compared to gas engine motorhomes in the 35-foot range, the 34ST boasts 75% more “hill-busting 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 improved maneuverability and stability.
The new compact 34ST floorplan interior features a large U-shaped dinette and an opposing Hide-a-bed sofa with air mattress that can be converted for additional sleeping. Modern cooking conveniences include a stainless steel residential refrigerator, stainless over-the range convection microwave and solid-surface countertops.
The all-in-one bath provides privacy while leaving hallway space to navigate from the living area to bedroom. The master suite includes a premium Denver Mattress sleep system and room for a stackable washer dryer.
For more information visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com.
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) reported record retail sales for units sold at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., Sept. 10-16.
“The customer response for our motorhomes was amazing. We had people in the Thor Motor Coach display from the time the show opened until we closed,” remarked Joel Grimm, national sales manager for gas motorhomes at Thor Motor Coach.
According to a press release, the most sought after and talked about addition at the RV show was Thor Motor Coach’s new HD-MAX exterior packages, a line of full color exterior décor packages that provide the look and feel of a full body paint package, but for thousands of dollars less. HD-MAX exteriors are available on TMC’s A.C.E., Hurricane, and Windsport Class A motorhomes, Four Winds and Chateau Class C motorhomes, along with the Siesta and Citation Class C, B-plus style motorhomes.
The redesigned Hurricane and Windsport Class A motorhomes, shown to the public for the first time at Hershey, were well received, according to TMC, particularly the new 34E rear bath-and-a-half floorplan.
TMC reported that its best selling A.C.E. brand posted record sales, while the Palazzo line of compact diesel pusher motorhomes also attracted buyers. The Tuscany and Tuscany XTE luxury diesel pushers also drew attention with a mix of content and price in a higher-line diesel motorhome.
The new 31L Four Winds and Chateau Class C motorhomes are marketed as offering more interior living space than most Class A motorhomes while the 29TB triple-slide Siesta and Citation had completely new interiors with upgraded features including optional leveling jacks, Firestone Ride-Rite air suspension, and HD-MAX exteriors.
“The commitment to our valued dealers and retail customers, focus on innovative customer service programs, and the development of ‘must have’ products is generating added excitement for Thor Motor Coach products,” commented Dana Simon, vice president of sales at Thor Motor Coach.
Visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com for more about Thor Motor Coach.
Thor Motor Coach is debuting a redesigned Windsport motorhome at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., along with the company’s all new HD-MAX full-color exterior graphics packages. The event opened Monday (Sept. 10) and runs through Saturday at the Giant Center.
According to a press release, the gas-powered Class A Windsport is currently in its 16th year of production. “With some much improved changes to modernize the Windsport, dealers and retail consumers are going to love what the new Windsport has to offer,” said Jon Krider, director of product planning at Thor Motor Coach.
The new front cap on the Windsport reveals aggressive headlight styling and large panoramic windshield while the rear cap is highlighted with vertical LED taillights. The coach’s interior ceiling height has been raised providing more living space and increased cabinet storage. The five available floorplans for the Windsport motorhomes start at 30 feet and extend up to 35 feet. The Windsport 35-foot 34E is also making its debut at this year’sshow, offering a rear bath plus an additional half-bath at mid-ship.
Along with new styling, the 2013 Windsport will sport Thor Motor Coach’s all-new HD-MAX exterior graphics packages. According to Thor, HD-MAX full-color exteriors cost thousands of dollars less than existing full-body paint schemes.
Thor Motor Coach will also be showing the new Windsport and HD-MAX exteriors at this year’s Thor Industries Open House at the RV/Motorhome Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., on Sept. 18-20. For additional information visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com/2012OpenHouse-HD-MAX.php.
North America’s top selling motorhome brand, Thor Motor Coach (TMC), will unveil its newly redesigned Hurricane gas-powered Class A motorhomes on Sept. 15 at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa. “With the Hurricane we are building one of the most recognized nameplates in motorhome history, and we intend on keeping the Hurricane on top of retail consumers want list. The rejuvenation of the Hurricane line was driven by our valued Thor Motor Coach dealers and customers,” Dana Simon, TMC vice president of sales and marketing, stated in a news release. Hurricane motorhomes are now available in four floorplans ranging in length from 30 feet to 35 feet, including the 34E a bath-and-a-half model. The exterior of the coach is redesigned with front and rear fiberglass caps and increased exterior storage. Inside these new coaches you’ll find additional ceiling height, creating increased cabinet capacities. TMC will also introduce at Hershey the HD-MAX full color exteriors on the new Hurricane. The HD-MAX package can be styled in one of two graphics packages, giving it the high end look of coaches but costing thousands of dollars less. To learn more about Hurricane motorhomes visit http://hurricane-rv.com.
Thor Motor Coach announces the launch of the 37GT to its Challenger line of premium gas-powered Class A motorhomes featuring an innovative, spacious kitchen design.
According to a press release, the 2013 Challenger 37GT model offers consumers an island kitchen with “massive countertop spaces.” Continuing the trend of modern design, the overhead storage throughout the kitchen is multi-functional with a wine rack that includes hanging glass storage.
The 38-foot Challenger 37GT has an elongated sofa with kick-up footrest along with swiveling captain’s chairs, all offering a great view of the hide-away, retractable 32-inch LCD TV. The free-standing buffet dinette provides a view of the campsite under the patio awning, while keeping the “open concept” throughout the coach.
Other features include:
• Hidden trash receptacle in island.
• Large sofa & recliner combo with hide-a-bed.
• Large walkthrough all-in-one bathroom.
• Dual vanities and full length mirror in bathroom.
• Large panoramic window across from kitchen.
Storage space is also the primary focus in the bath and bedroom areas that also offer his-and-her vanities, a full length “dressing” mirror and stackable washer/dryer prep as standards.
“The size of the kitchen sets this floorplan apart. It feels big and if you like to entertain, this is the coach for you,” said Joel Grimm, national sales manager for gas motorhomes.
Rental firm Cruise America announced that it recently took delivery on its 30,000th Class C motorhome, acquired over its 40 years of operation. According to a press release, the Mesa, Ariz.-based company has 4,000 Ford-powered rental recreational vehicles operating throughout the United States and Canada.
Cruise America reported that one of the reasons for its growth over the last 40 years, despite slowdowns in the economy, is the fact that the company enjoys a heavy percentage of repeat business.
“I believe that our unparalleled repeat business is due to the fact that we really do care about our customers and we show it through our commitment to top-notch service,” said President Bob Smalley Jr. “This, combined with the fact that we care enough to provide the best motorhomes on the market, has made us the leaders in the industry.”
For 25 years, Cruise America has teamed up with Thor Motor Coach, which manufactures all of the company’s Class C motorhomes – each designed and built to Cruise America’s specifications. These motorhomes, wrapped in attractive scenery, have become iconic along the highways of the U.S. and Canada, according to the release.
In addition, as new inventory comes in, the used coaches are reconditioned, refurbished and sold to the public at affordable prices. Over the last 40 years, Cruise America has sold 26,000 of used Class C RVs to customers.
Cruise America offers its inventory of fully equipped, self-contained Class C rental RVs and used motorhomes for purchase on its website, as well as an extensive list of rental and sales locations. For more information visit http://www.cruiseamerica.com/.
Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Motor Coach has added two “value driven” floorplans to its Palazzo line of diesel motorhomes. According to a press release, the new 33.2 floorplan targets the first-time diesel pusher buyer or the veteran RVer looking to downsize while the 33.3 bunk house model provides exceptional sleeping capacity for families.
The 33.2 model carries over many of the same features offered in the original 33.1 model combined with several new amenities. The arrangement in the living area is more inviting offering a leatherette sofa and Euro-recliner, captain’s chairs that swivel to become part of the living area when parked, and a dinette layout that allows for full view of the 32-inch LED TV. Additional features include a convertible linen closet that can accommodate an optional stackable washer/dryer and a large 30-inch by 36-inch shower in the private bath.
The 33.3 bunk house model is a true family motorhome that can sleep up to eight people – ten with the optional overhead drop down bunk bed. The 32-inch LED TV is situated at the dinette for easy viewing from the dinette or sofa. Like other Palazzo models, a residential Whirlpool 18-cubic-foot refrigerator has plenty of room to keep all the food and beverages cold when hitting the road. Extra wardrobe and drawer space is designed throughout the coach providing ample storage space.
Every Palazzo motorhome is built on the rugged Freightliner XC chassis equipped with a Cummins ISB diesel engine sporting 660-pound/feet of hill climbing torque. New features on all Palazzo floorplans include a 95-gallon fresh water tank for extended dry camping and an optional overhead drop-down bunk in the cockpit for additional sleeping.
For more information on the Palazzo luxury diesel motorhomes visit http://PalazzoRV.com/ or for other Thor Motor Coach products call (800) 860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com/, or write to Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486, Elkhart, Ind., 46515.