Thor Motor Coach Introduces New Quantum Class C Model at Hershey RV Show

Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Motor Coach introduced the 2019 line of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Quantum Class C motorhome at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, September 12-16, 2018. The Quantum Sprinter was designed for luxurious living and priced to fit anyone’s budget from families buying their first motorhome to full-timers and snowbirds looking for a roaming […]

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Entegra Coach and Spartan Introduce All-New Reatta

Charlotte, Michigan-based Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc.,  and Entegra Coach, a division of Jayco, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, unveiled the all-new 2019 Entegra Coach Reatta luxury Class A diesel motorhome at the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 98th International Convention & RV Expo in Gillette, Wyoming. […]

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Dreams Fade Into Nightmare in a Thor Motor Coach

So much for the lure of the open road. Bill and Jennie Mangan (pictured above) say their dream of spending the first 10 years of joint retirement traveling the country in their luxury motor coach quickly faded beneath a cloud of diesel fumes pouring into their bedroom at night as leaking hydraulic fluid seeped into […]

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Travel Experience Like None Other: Monument Valley & Northeastern Arizona

Head into the vast landscape of northeastern Arizona and it’s as if you’ve entered another world. Highways roll endlessly along plains with not a soul in sight. The land rises imperceptibly, cliffs reveal themselves in the distance. Further exploration uncovers a canyon where ancient people once made their homes—and where some live still. The road leads on […]

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Thor Motor Coach Introduces Hurricane 35M Floor Plan

Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Motor Coach has expanded its Hurricane lineup with a new 35M floor plan featuring a large open living area with double slideouts and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The 35M comes standard with solid surface kitchen countertops, leatherette fabrics, and high-sheen cabinetry. In the cockpit, leatherette chairs provide comfort while driving and functionality while camping, […]

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Winnebago Acquires Grand Design RV

Several months ago, Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, purchased Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. That announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. That move put nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical […]

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Starcraft Introduces Solstice Upgrades

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Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft RV has announced product upgrades to its flagship Solstice fifth wheel line. Solstice was designed from the ground up to deliver stellar performance. Top luxury appointments abound in this mid-priced, but top luxury fifth wheel. Innovation and quality are both attributed to Starcraft’s reputation, and Solstice is our premium flagship, according to […]

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Heartland RV Introduces New Big Country 6-Slide Model

Elkhart, Indiana-based Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC continues to introduce new models in the growing luxury fifth-wheel market. The new Big Country 3965DSS features the industry’s first six-slide model in the rear-den floor plan, according to a company news release. The 3965DDS utilizes Heartland’s slide-in-a-slide technology in the upper bedroom while creating a homelike environment with […]

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Is RV Industry Consolidation Healthy For The Consumer?

And we arrived safely again. Pictured above 7 Feathers Casino RV Resort at Canyonville, Oregon. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV maker, recently purchased Jayco for $576 million. This announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. The move puts nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc., the leading provider of market data […]

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