Top Motorhome Brand Rankings are in: What Motorhome Manufacturer is #1

Thor Motor Coach has been recognized as 2011’s top retailing brand of motorhomes in North America according to Statistical Surveys, Inc..

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Motorhome Manufacturer, Thor Motor Coach Ranks as Best Selling Motorhome Brand in US & Canada for 2011

The company’s Class C motorhomes captured the #1 market position in 2011 and accounted for nearly 24% of all Class C sales. These results showed Thor Motor Coach’s Class C brands grew fastest amongst the top manufacturers with a 17.5% increase. In addition, Thor Motor Coach’s Class A motorhome brands lead the market in 2011, capturing 23.7% of all gas powered Class A sales.

Success at the retail level is only possible with a talented dealer network. The partnerships formed between Thor Motor Coach and its dealers solidify the foundation to develop innovative products with superior value.

“Reines RV and Thor Motor Coach have been partners for over 12 years. Finding the right motorhome manufacturer was an important factor for our long term success as an RV dealership. Thor Motor Coach’s products have always been known as “the best value” with a solid reputation for standing behind their motorhomes”, said Lindsey Reines, owner Reines RV in Manassa, Virginia.

Motorhome Manufacturer, Thor Motor Coach's Shield of Protection

Thor Motor Coach's Shield of Protection

Consumer focused programs such as “Gold Star Inspections” and “Concierge Connection” emphasize a commitment to quality driven products. These industry unique programs create unyielding partnerships with dealers and retail customers.

“You cannot be the top single brand retailer of motorhomes without partnering with great dealers. These alliances are essential, allowing us to provide our customers a superior ownership experience”, emphasized Jeff Kime, President of Thor Motor Coach.

For more information on Thor Motor Coach motorhomes, call (800) 860-5658, visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com, or write to: Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486, Elkhart, Indiana 46515.

About Thor Motor Coach
Thor Motor Coach, Inc is an operating unit of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO), producing various motorized recreation vehicles that are sold throughout the United States and Canada.

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Class A Motorhomes Reviews: 2012 Thor ACE in Canada

Norm Rosen from Canada’s RV Lifestyle Magazine Reviews the ACE Motorhome…

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Canada's RV Lifestyle Reviews the Class A ACE Motorhome

a melding of the best attributes of the class A motorhome concept with the compact affordability of the class C models. It is, as the engineers at Thor Motor Coach describe, the ideal combination of the drivability, interior space, and fuel economy of a compact class A motorhome, with the interior features and  maneuverability of the class C design. That is why the units are called A.CE. – an acronym for A and C Evolution.

On the road, the A.C.E. is a pure pleasure. Stable, peppy, and fun to drive, it is very easy to get used to.

The Bottom Line - For those who are looking to move up to a Class A motorhome that is designed for 21st century touring, or experienced RV’ers interested in downsizing to a more compact and fuel efficient unit, the A.C.E. is at the top of our “must see” list. A very fine handling vehicle that suits the needs of a wide cross section of Canadian RV families…” -Norm Rosen, RV Lifestyle Magazine

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Finally an Affordable Rear Diesel Class A Motorhome

2013 Palazzo - Affordable Rear Luxury Diesel Motorhome

New 2013 Palazzo Rear Diesel Motorhome by Thor Motor Coach

The Palazzo was engineered and designed from the ground up in response to an overwhelming demand from customers and dealers to fill a void in the rear diesel market. Customers who are asking for the luxury and competence of a larger diesel pusher in a more compact, efficient, easier to drive package will find the 34′ 5″ Palazzo is the answer. Priced like a high-end class A gas coach but with the confidence and amenities the big-rigs offer the rear diesel crossover Palazzo has created an entirely new segment in the motorhome market.

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Palazzo’s key design elements:

  • 300 HP Cummins Diesel Engine
  • 10,000# Hitch
  • Fuel Efficient
  • Low Profile Go Anywhere Design
  • Double Slide-Outs
  • Mid-Entry w/ Easy-In Single Step Entry
  • Large Residential Refrigerator & Microwave Come Standard
  • Seating for 8/10 in Living Space
  • Passenger Desktop Workstation w/ 110v & 12v Outlets
  • Home Theater Sound Bar
  • Always-in-View™ TV Slide System
  • XL Adult Sized Shower
  • 6000W Onan Diesel Generator
  • Auto-Gen Start
  • Tall Pass-Through Mega-Storage™ Compartments
  • Low-Profile Slide-Tray
  • Thor Motor Coach’s Exclusive Motorhome Mud-Room™
  • Upgraded Bright & Reflective Fiberglass Storage Compartments
  • Optional Drop Down Bunk
  • Optional 33.3 Bunkbeds / Bunkhouse Floorplan
  • 18′ Power Awning
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Three rear diesel floorplans to choose from for 2013:

Huge RV Storage Compartment w/ Slide Tray

The Palazzo has room for everything and more...

Packing in a 300 HP Cummins turbo diesel engine into the low profile body of the Palazzo gives you all the power you’ll ever need while saving fuel. Built on top of the industry leading Freightliner XC chassis with 26,000 lbs. of CVWR offers plenty of cargo caring capacity, lucky there is plenty of storage to be filled. The 2013 Palazzo even features a 10,000 lbs. trailer hitch for all your towing needs. A tall cavernous double door pass-through storage compartment comes standard with an ultra low-profile slide traygiving you quick and easy access to all your gear. Putting the customers’ needs first the slide tray is well placed in the center of the compartment making it a shelf midway up in the compartment keeping you from having to pile all your equipment on itself to stow it away. Accessing your cargo is a snap with its clever no-look latch that opens the doors wide without the use of a center bar.

During a walk around of the Palazzo you will find an award winning premium full body paint design, 18′ electric patio awning, and heated mirrors are all standard although you may opt for an invisible bar, exterior TV, or dual pain windows. The well-thought-out entry has been designed low to the ground and features a single entry step over the doubles making entry and exits easier for everyone.

The Palazzo’s no compromise attitude was carried over when it comes to ride quality and safety, air brakes and air suspension come standard. The hydraulic one-touch automatic leaving system makes setup a breeze. Even accessing all your dumps and fills have been simplified using this coaches well thought-out Campers Corner, centralizing all your major household service points. The driver and passenger dual fuel fills are sure to save you several trips around the block waiting for an open fuel pump. You can also skip the frustration of dealing with the noise and heat producing appliance while enjoying the camp-side of the coach because the Palazzo utilizes Thor Motor Coach’s Camp-Sense design. Camp-Sense places the appliances on the off-camp side of the motorhome making the passenger side of the coach more enjoyable.

New Small Rear Diesel Motorhome with Large Residential Fridge

Huge Whirlpool Residential Fridge & Microwave

The interior is loaded with smart features and clever designs too. The compact space has been wisely used with a focus on how you would use your motorhome. Down to the simplest of touches like well-placed cup holders for the driver and passenger simply make your excursions more enjoyable. Function and livability should never be optional so every Palazzo always includes an XL adult sized shower, hide-a-way pull-out trash bins, premium day/night roller shades, motorhome mud-room at the entry, brushed metallic 18 cu.ft., residential Whirlpool refrigerator and a matching 30″ over-the-range microwave that give you all the touches of home.

A U-shaped booth, large sleeper sofa, Euro-recliner, and two comfortable rotatable captain’s chairs ensure you have a place for everyone who drops in providing
seating for 8 unlike its competitors. The passenger’s seat has a flip out PC tabletop with tech charge station with 110 volt and 12 volt outlets. You and your guests will also enjoy the home theater bar with WOW sound technology when watch movies or even just listing to the nightly news.

Walking it to the bedroom where you will find the second slide-out that extents your living space you see the 26″ LCD TV that comes standard. Thor Motor Coach wisely placed the pillow-top bed in the center of the room giving easy access to the bed from either side.

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This budget friendly, 34′ foot, class A rear diesel motorhome is short on length but is tall on features…

Underneath the beautiful skin of the new Palazzo you will still find all the robust utilities that are a must for a serious traveler. A powerful 6,000 watt Cummins-Onan QD generator, automatic generator start, and a 2,000 watt power inverter will provide all the power you will ever need.

The 2013 Palazzo by Thor Motor Coach is the absolute best value in the rear diesel motorhome market today and is a must see for all class A gas and diesel motorhome shoppers for 2013.

360 Tour of the Palazzo’s Living Space

360 Tour of the Palazzo’s Bedroom

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Video Review of 2012 37KT Challenger Motorhomes

2012 37KT Challenger Motorhome - Class A RV

2012 37KT Challenger Living Room w/ Fire Place

Here’s an overview look at the new 2012 37KT Challenger motorhome. The Class A 37KT floor plan is among the most popular class A floor plans in the industry. Step inside and you’ll notice how each each room feel spacious and separated from the other. The warm and glowing fireplace and Sony LCD TV come standard.

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Understanding Motorhome Turning Radius vs Wheel Cut


Diesel Motorhomes Turning Radius and Wheel Cut

Example: Motorhome's Turning Radius with 55 Degree Wheel Cut and 259" Wheelbase

Turning Radius: The turning radius or turning circle of a motorhome is the size of the smallest circular turn (i.e. U-turn) that the RV is capable of making.

Wheel Cut: Wheel cut is how sharply the front wheels can turn, measured in degrees.

Wheelbase: The wheelbase is the horizontal distance between the center of the front wheels and the center of the rear wheels.

Benefit of Increased Wheel Cut: Gives your motorhome better maneuverability in tight spaces such as campgrounds, parking lots, and fuel stations by decreasing its turning radius. The turning radius is effected by the coaches wheelbase and the degree of its wheel cut.

Chassis Turning Radius, Wheel Cut, and Wheel Base of Diesel Motorhomes

Diesel Motorhome Chassis: The Wheel Cut & Wheel Base Effect On Turning Radius

Understanding A Diesel Pushers Wheel Cut vs Turning Radius

Motorhome Chassis Example: Freightliner XC-S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Preventing Storage Damage: Rodents

RodentRodents often build nests and take refuge in stored motorhomes. Sometimes they gnaw on rubber hoses and fuel lines or wire insulation, or build nests in air cleaners and on top of the engine, which can result in breakdowns or even fires.

Before starting the engine or taking your coach out of storage, carefully check for nests and rodent damage.

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Sexy Euro-Cockpit and Dash now on Luxury Diesel Tuscany Motorhome

Luxury Diesel Motorhome Cockpit - Astoria & Tuscany RV (Class A)

Single Axle Tuscany Dashboard: 36UF, 40LX, & 40WD

The cockpit and dash is all new on the 2012 Tuscany luxury rear diesel motorhomes on the Freightliner XCR Tag Axle Series Chassis. The 45 foot 45LT and the two 42′ 42RQ, and 42FK rear diesels received the all new amenities including a VIP Smart Steering Wheel and a fully back lit instrument cluster . Theses  luxurious motorhomes also come equipped with the ultra-reliable Cummins ISL turbocharged diesel engine that produces 450HP.

Luxury Rear Diesel Motorhome Cockpit - 2012 Tuscany

Luxury Rear Diesel Motorhome Cockpit with VIP Steering Wheel - 2012 Tuscany 45LT, 42RQ, & 42FK

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FMCA Reviews the 2012 Daybreak Class A RV

“The Daybreak holds appeal for the RVer who appreciates a host of residential conveniences in a motorhome but wants to steer away from high price tags

-Robbin Gould, FMCA Magazine

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Motorhome Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach, Top Selling Brand & Still Growing

Thor Motor Coach continues as the #1 retailing brand of motorhomes in North America with 22.93% share through June 2011 according to Statistical Surveys.  The results also show Thor Motor Coach as the fastest growing motorhome brand among the top 8 major manufacturers with a 27.9% increase over last year.  Class C sales captured the #1 market position with an impressive market share growth of 31.50% compared to the previous year.

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Top Selling Motorhome Brands: Class A & Class C RVs

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.  Over the past 6 months we have introduced several new floorplans that integrate features making the coach even more livable,” affirmed Mike Savage, Thor Motor Coach’s Class C Product Manager.

With 22.9% market share growth over last year, Thor Motor Coach experienced the largest increase for Class A’s within the top 8 manufacturers. Over the last few months retail customers have responded well to the addition of several impressive new features on the Hurricane and Challenger lines, the redesign of the Tuscany, and several new floor plans on the Windsport, Serrano, and A.C.E. lines.

Our continued focus on what retail customers’ desire helps us to bring innovative floorplans with intelligent features to the market.  Our after the sale support programs like Concierge Connection and Rapid Response Parts along with the stability of a strong and financially sound company are added reasons consumers continue to display their confidence in our products.”, stated Dana Simon, Vice President of Sales.

Best Motorhome Manufacturers offer Top After The Sales Support for an Awesome Motorhome Ownership Experience

Thor Motor Coach's Customer Service Brands

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Save Money on Motorhome Fuel: iPhone, iPad, Android, Smartphone App

Motorhome / RV iPhone, Android, iPad, Smart Phone App

Find Cheap Fuel When Traveling in Your Motorhome

Gas Buddy is a free smartphone application & website that will display local gas & fuel costs.

Applications are available for:

  • iPhones
  • iPads
  • iPods
  • Android Devices
  • Windows Phones
  • PCs

Gas Buddy displays both gas & diesel fuel prices helping you locate the lowest priced fuel when RVing.

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