Thor Motor Coach Introduces Compact Tuscany Diesel Pusher

Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Motor Coachannounced the introduction of the travel-sized 34ST model to their Tuscany XTE brand of luxury diesel motorhomes.

2013 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany XTE Class A diesel motorhome
2013 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany XTE Class A diesel motorhome

The new 34ST joins the 36MQ and 40EX as the most compact floor plan to date on the already popular Tuscany line of class A diesel pushers, according to a news release.

“We are excited to bring this unit to market, because we have heard the customer speak and we are listening. The 34ST is the full package,” 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 foot pounds of torque.

The Tuscany XTE living space is exquisite with hand laid porcelain tile flooring, UltraLeather furniture coverings and solid hardwood cabinet door.
The Tuscany XTE living space is exquisite with hand laid porcelain tile flooring, UltraLeather furniture coverings and solid hardwood cabinet door.

Compared to gas engine motorhomes in the 35-foot range, the 34ST boasts 75 percent more hill busting torque, said Gudger.

Standard exterior features include an Onan QD 8,000-watt diesel generator, Energy Management system, 2,000-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 unsurpassed maneuverability and increased stability.

The new compact 34ST floor plan makes great use of interior space while not sacrificing the amenities expected in the Tuscany XTE line of coaches. A large U-shaped dinette makes a good place to enjoy a meal, while the opposing hide-a-bed sofa with air mattress can be converted for additional sleeping when needed.

Modern cooking conveniences include a stainless steel residential refrigerator, stainless 30-inch over the range convection microwave, and timeless Samsung 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.


2013 Tuscany XTE Class A Diesel Motorhomes

2013 Tuscany XTE Motorhome Model 34ST

2013 Tuscany XTE Class A diesel motorhomes are available in three floor plans: 34ST, 36MQ, and 40EX.


Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach was formed when Damon Motor Coach and Four Winds International strategically merged in late 2010. For over 23 years Damon and Four Winds have been building many of the most recognized brands of motorhomes. Thor Motor Coach manufactures Class A Front Engine Diesel motorhomes (Serrano and Avanti), Class A Diesel Pusher motorhomes (Astoria, Tuscany, and Palazzo), Class A Gas motorhomes (A.C.E., Hurricane, Daybreak, Windsport, Challenger, and Outlaw), and Class C motorhomes (Four Winds, Chateau, Siesta, Siesta Sprinter, Citation, and Citation Sprinter).

Thor Motor Coach is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.

Address: 701 County Road 15, PO Box 1486, Elkhart, Indiana 46516

Phone: (800) 860-5658


Worth Pondering…

Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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TrailManor Introduces Three New Models

Jacksboro, Tennessee-based TrailManor Manufacturing Co. LLC introduces three new folding hard-wall trailer models.

The TrailManor 2922 models are based on the company’s best-selling 2720 line, with the addition of a king-size rear bed.

The 29-foot trailers are offered in configurations including front and rear beds; a front slide out model with sofabed; and a front slide out model with a dinette.

“RV buyers have been trending toward larger beds for several years, and TrailManor dealers have received lots of requests for a king bed in smaller models,” noted Cleo Eickhoff, vice president of marketing for TrailManor, in a news release.

“Last year, we addressed this by offering a king bed in our 2417 Sport model. Now, we’re giving dealers three new king bed models at highly desirable price points.”

TrailManor 2922 travel trailer

TrailManor’s entire lineup features hard-wall travel trailers that fold down like tent campers for easy towing. They are lighter than traditional travel trailers due to TrailManor’s laminated construction and can be towed with properly equipped minivans, crossovers, and small SUVs. The company said that it takes about one extra gallon of gas to tow a TrailManor trailer 100 miles.

A TrailManor trailer sets up in less than two minutes and owners don’t even have to unhitch. Inside, TrailManors are equipped with the amenities of upscale travel trailers, including a full kitchen, a hard-wall bath with shower and tub, plenty of storage, and ample living space.


TrailManor Manufacturing Company, LLC

TrailManor was founded in 1983, but the story goes back much farther. Before the first TrailManor was shipped to a dealer, the design went through ten years of prototypes and testing. It was only after the innovative TrailManor design was thoroughly tested and proven that it was made available to the public.

Founder, William J. Hulsey, has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and more than 25 years of experience in developing high technology materials and products.

He transferred this knowledge to a dedicated group of current TrailManor employees who continue to manufacture trailers that are light in weight, easy to tow, engineered to last, high in resale value, and fun to use from the moment you leave your driveway.

Today, TrailManor has two locations, a manufacturing plant in Jacksboro, Tennessee, and general offices in Hartington, Nebraska.

The product line has expanded to include both the classic TrailManor design and a new series of Sport models that are exceptionally light, very affordable, and a delight to own.

That’s what you should expect from a travel trailer, and that’s what you get with TrailManor.

General Offices:  P.O. Box 397, Hartington, NE  68739

Manufacturing Plant: 1202 McGhee Lane, Jacksboro, TN  37757

Phone: (423) 563-6685


Worth Pondering…

If you wander with open eyes and simple curiosity, you’ll discover a much richer pleasure — the simple feeling of possibility that hums from every direction as you move from place to place.
—Rolf Potts

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