Tiffin Introduces First Class C Motorhome

Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes recently introduced its all-new Wayfarer, a Class C coach built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.

With a “typically equipped” MSRP of $138,000, the Wayfarer makes its debut with a single floor plan, the two-slideout 24QW, although other models are planned.

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

The Wayfarer represents Tiffin’s first Class C entry since 1992, according to a company news release.

“The reason for dipping down into a smaller Class C is simple,” said Andy Baer, national sales manager for Tiffin, a builder of Class A motorhomes since 1972.

“The company wants to make sure it’s offering a Tiffin product for its current customers who are downsizing while also providing an entry point for those who could become lifelong customers.”

The Wayfarer is being built at Tiffin’s new production complex, which includes a 300,000-square-foot main facility as well as a 30,000-square-foot paint building located in Winfield, Alabama.

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

Winfield is about 45 miles southeast of Red Bay, which allowed Tiffin to tap into not only a new labor supply, but one filled with skilled workers looking for employment after a recent closing of a coal-mining operation. Tiffin currently has about 90 employees, but that is expected to grow to 150.

It has taken Tiffin the past seven months to renovate the former BFGoodrich facilities to have them ready for two production lines as well as supporting operations such as cabinetry and other systems.

Coming in at 25.3 feet in length with an 11,030-pound GVWR, Wayfarer’s 24QW configuration features a curbside galley, rear bedroom with a 60-by-74-inch queen bed set inside a rear-facing slide, along with a street-side bathroom and living area with either a dinette or 70-inch sofa housed in the unit’s second slideout.

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

The living area features a 32-inch television while the professionally designed interior decor package features a kitchen backsplash, solid-surface countertops, and premium fabrics and vinyls.

The cab area includes an in-dash entertainment system and integrated rear view camera.

The kitchen offers a two-burner cook top with tempered glass-covered, microwave convection oven, LED under cabinet lighting, and a two-door, 6-cubic-foot refrigerator.

Notable items among the systems are a standard 3.2kw Onan diesel generator, 1,000-watt inverter, 6-gallon electric water heater, house water filter system, and 12-volt pad heaters on the black and gray tanks.

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW floor plan

The unit sits on the 170-inch wheelbase Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, paired with the 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 5-speed automatic tip shift transmission. SumoSprings Ride Assist comes standard, ensuring a quiet, controlled ride.

Also standard is the Active Safety Plus Package—which includes multi-function steering and heated adjustable mirrors—and the Driver Assistance Package with lane-keeping assist, collision prevention assist, and high beam assist.

Stainless-steel wheel liners and a 5,000-pound rated hitch and seven-pin connector also are noteworthy.

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW specifications include:

  • GVWR: 11,030 pounds
  • GCWR: 15,250 pounds
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.4 gallons
  • Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 32 gallons
  • Grey Water Tank Capacity: 33 gallons
  • Black Water Tank Capacity: 27 gallons
  • Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 32 gallons
Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

Tiffin Wayfarer 24QW

The full-body paint exterior is available in three color schemes. The full-body paint system features premium grade paints sealed with superclear coat with ultraviolet protection. This process can require up to seven layers. For additional protection, a scratch-resistant plastic coating protects the front of the coach, stairwell, and entry door lock.

Worth Pondering…

Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.

— Lou Holtz

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