Thor Motor Coach Introduces New Chateau Class C Model

Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Motor Coach introduced the new Chateau 31Y floor plan during the 2016 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 31Y offers a full wall slideout and swivel captain’s chairs, a first in the Chateau lineup.

The 31Y features sophisticated interiors, high-sheen cabinetry, and solid surface kitchen countertops. Storage is not an issue with the innovative exterior MEGA-Storage compartment, large enough to hold full size bicycles or recreational kayaks. The MEGA-Storage compartment also includes a portable table.

2017 Chateau 31Y interior front to back

2017 Chateau 31Y interior front to back

Other Chateau 31Y highlights include:

  • Ford F-450 chassis
  • 6.8L Triton V10 engine with 305-HP and 420 lb.-ft. torque
  • 8,000-pound trailer hitch with 7-pin round connector
  • Onan RV QG 4000 gas generator
  • Dream Dinette booth and jack-knife sofa that convert to sleeping areas
  • Touchscreen AM/FM dash radio with CD/DVD player, Bluetooth, and back-up monitor
  • 40-inch LED TV in the living room
  • 32-inch LED TV in the bedroom
  • 3-burner gas cooktop with oven
  • 30-inch over-the-range microwave oven
  • 6 cu. ft. double door refrigerator
  • Black tank flush system
  • Rapid Camp Wireless Control System
  • Keyless entry
  • Ceiling Ducted Air Conditioning System
2017 Chateau 31Y interior kitchen

2017 Chateau 31Y interior kitchen

Optional Chateau 31Y features include:

  • Automatic Hydraulic Leveling Jacks with Touchpad Controls
  • Second Auxiliary House Battery
  • Leatherette furniture
  • Exterior 32-inch LED TV on manual swivel
2017 Chateau 31Y interior

2017 Chateau 31Y interior

2017 Thor Motor Coach Chateau 31Y specs include:

  • Chassis: Ford E-450
  • Ford Engine: 6.8L Triton V10 320-HP and 420 pound-foot torque
  • GVWR: 14,500 pounds
  • GCWR: 22,000 pounds
  • Wheelbase: 213 inches
  • Exterior Length (w/o ladder): 31 feet 3 inches
  • Exterior Height (w/AC): 11 feet 1 inches
  • Exterior Width (w/o mirrors): 99 inches
  • Interior Height: 7 feet 0 inches
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 gallons
  • Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 40 gallons
  • Gray Water Tank Capacity: 28 gallons

    2017 Chateau 31Y interior

    2017 Chateau 31Y interior

  • Black Water Tank Capacity: 28 gallons
  • Furnace: 30,000 BTU

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), Class C motorhomes (Four Winds, Chateau, Siesta, Siesta Sprinter, Citation, and Citation Sprinter), and RUVs (Axis, Vegas, Gemini, and Compass).

Worth Pondering…

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

—Stephen Covey

Leave a Reply