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Thor Acquisition Renews Stability in Wakarusa

June 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Officials in Wakarusa, Ind., got some very exciting news Monday (June 3). As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Thor Industries Inc. announced it is taking over the beleaguered campus that used to house Monaco Coach, and more recently motorhome operations for Navistar RV, on the town’s south side.

“This is awesome. I’m ecstatic. It couldn’t be better for us,” said Jeff Troxel, Wakarusa Town Manager. “It adds stability to the town. We haven’t had stability on that side of town for years.”

Bob Martin, president and COO of Thor, said it’s too early to know how many jobs will be created as the company plans to move part of its Thor Motor Coach subsidiary along with painting operations for Keystone RV Co. into the Wakarusa  site.

“We’ll have a clearer picture of what our plans are,” Martin said. “I know people always want to know how it’s going to affect people in jobs, but long term it should be good for the county and the community and we’d like to see it come back to production numbers it was at years ago.”

The move will mean new production for Thor Motor Coach and won’t reduce any of those jobs in Elkhart, he said. “It will be in addition to our plant in Elkhart. The Elkhart work force will stay the same,” Martin said.

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TMC Windsport Offering Bunkhouse Floorplan

April 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Motor Coach Windsport 34J

The new Windsport 34J Class A motorhome from Thor Motor Coach caters to larger families with a versatile bunkhouse floorplan design, according to a press release.

With a complete overhaul of the Windsport for 2013, the 34J removes the bunks from the camp side of the coach, allowing parents and grandparents to sit under the patio awning without disturbing the kids. The floorplan also opens up space for an optional exterior kitchen in the basement that includes a generous countertop area with integrated sink, portable grill and refrigerator.

Also offering flexibility, the 34J’s bunkhouse can convert from a sleeping area to a sitting area or a full length wardrobe while a pair of LCD TV’s allow for personalized viewing in each bunk. Once converted to a sofa, the top bunk TV can be removed and located across the hall for family viewing.

Living room arrangements are very family-oriented, as the seating in the coach is centrally located. Multiple players can all join in the action of family game night or share the bucket of popcorn during movie night. An optional overhead bunk provides full-size sleeping accommodations above the cockpit seats, bringing the overall sleeping capacity to eight.

The exterior is handsomely finished with Thor Motor Coach’s HD-MAX exterior standard along with optional full-body paint packages for an ultra-high-end look. Side-hinged slam latches on most exterior baggage doors afford easy access to the basement storage while the no-maintenance rotocast storage trunks are simple to wipe clean. A 32-inch LCD exterior TV located under the patio awning is now optional.

Standard features on all 34J Class A Bunk Houses include an Onan 5,500-watt generator, 50-amp service, dual 13,500-Btu air conditioners and a gas/electric water heater.

For more information visit http://Windsport-RV.com/ or http://ThorMotorCoach.com.

 

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TMC Reports New Products Driving Retail Sales

January 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With the early retail RV shows now in the rearview mirror, Thor Motor Coach reports the company is continuing to see an influx of new buyers for its products.

“The 2013 RV shows have been great, getting this year started on the right note,” said Joel Grimm, national sales manager for gas motorhome sales. “Our dealers have achieved excellent sales at our retail shows this year. Consumers are seeking out our products as a result of our great dealer base, introduction of new model features and the positive feedback from our ‘Shield of Protection’ customer service programs.”

New product offerings include:

• Thor Motor Coach’s HD-MAX high-definition exterior finishes with durable gel coat on select brands of motorhomes.

• All-new Four Winds and Chateau “Super C” motorhomes built on the Ford F550 chassis and powered by the 6.7L Power Stroke turbo diesel engine.

• Four Winds and Chateau 26A Class C motorhomes, offering a compact floor plan with walk-around queen bed slide.

• New 27.1 floorplan compact in TMC’s A.C.E. motorhome line, featuring a king-size bed and full wall-slide in a Class A coach that measures 28 feet, 7 inches.

• The Tuscany 34ST diesel motorhome offering high-end amenities while giving RVers improved maneuverability with an overall length of 35 feet.

• The Outlaw 37MD toy hauler with dual slide rooms, sliding patio door access to the garage and a ramp door that converts to a patio.

• The Hurricane 34E gas-powered Class A motorhome featuring a bath and a half floorplan.

• High-end Windsport 34F Class A with full-wall slide, a wide open living area, oversized shower and Denver Mattress king-size bed.

“New products, floorplans, eye appeal and a concentrated effort to offer the best value in the market help us build increased retail desire for Thor Motor Coach products,” said Adam Gudger, national sales manager for diesel motorhomes.

For more details about Thor Motor Coach Motorhomes and upcoming RV Shows visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com.

 

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TMC Rolling Out 33SW ‘Super C’ at Tampa Show

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Super C 33SW by Thor Motor Coach

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.”

For more information visit http://fourwinds-super-c.com and http://chateau-super-c.com.

 

 

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TMC Touting 33SW F550 Super C Motorhomes

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Motor Coach unveils new series of Super C motorhomes.

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.

 

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TMC Adds New Floorplan to Outlaw ‘A’ Toters

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Outlaw Class A toterhomes by Thor Motor Coach

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/.

 

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TMC Rolls Out Compact Tuscany Diesel Coach

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TMC's Tuscany XTE Class A diesel motorhome

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.

 

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TMC Reporting Record Sales at Hershey Show

September 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Motor Coach's A.C.E. Class A

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.

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TMC Debuting New Windsport at Hershey Show

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Windsport by 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.

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Thor Unveils Redesigned Class A Hurricane

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Motor Coach Hurricane gas-powered Class A

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.

 

 

 

 

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