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Old 10-11-2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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THor Aria 3601

Quick question, I have some friends (some what new to rv's) that are looking at a Thor Aria 3601 and asked if I new anything about them, which I do not. So being the smart fellow I am I figured a quick question here might give me some insight on them.
I did a search but nothing came up. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:32 AM   #2
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Not sure what you are asking. I had the Tuscany XTE 36MQ which was the predecessor to the 3601 Aria and we loved it.
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Not sure what you are asking. I had the Tuscany XTE 36MQ which was the predecessor to the 3601 Aria and we loved it.
For example Winnebago had a floorplan with the refer behind the drivers seat and had an issue with weight on the front axle before even loading up, are there any issue like that with this unit.
There are a lot of examples of different manufactures having known issues out of the gate, that's what I'm referring to.
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The Aria is a new addition which was just introduced with the 2017 model. I know one owner who has had their rig since April. They have not said anything about any major problems. Just the normal small issues that will happen with any manufacturer.
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the ARIA is a new platform for Thor... the Venetian is more like what 'replaced' the Tuscany XTE line(which was a confusing name, since the XTE did NOT mean an 'upgrade' like you might expect, but a more 'entry' level Tuscany, usually without the tag axle chassis, and length, but similar amenities)...

so, you have the diesel line up: Palazzo, Aria, Venetian, and the Tuscany flag ship model, usually differentiated in overall lengths, amenities, and price.

The Tuscany now has the new 'upscale' Girard type box awning around the roofline, giving it a very nice look as compared to others, like the Newmar Dutchstar, Entegra Aspire, the American Coach line, and even the upgraded Fleetwood DiscoveryLXE. I don't mean to leave out the Tiffin and Winnebago products, but they seem to slip my mind more and more these days. : /
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I am going to disagree with part of what Mr. T said. The XTE and the Venetian coexisted for at least a year prior to the introduction of the Aria. The XTE line was dropped when the 2017 Aria was introduced. Prior to the Aria, the pecking order was Palazzo, Tuscany XTE, Venetian and then the Tuscany. The Venetian was definitely a step above the Tuscany XTE and not on the same level.
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Thanks for the comments, it sounds like my friends signed papers on a 3901 last night.
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the ARIA is a new platform for Thor... the Venetian is more like what 'replaced' the Tuscany XTE line(which was a confusing name, since the XTE did NOT mean an 'upgrade' like you might expect, but a more 'entry' level Tuscany, usually without the tag axle chassis, and length, but similar amenities)...

so, you have the diesel line up: Palazzo, Aria, Venetian, and the Tuscany flag ship model, usually differentiated in overall lengths, amenities, and price.

The Tuscany now has the new 'upscale' Girard type box awning around the roofline, giving it a very nice look as compared to others, like the Newmar Dutchstar, Entegra Aspire, the American Coach line, and even the upgraded Fleetwood DiscoveryLXE. I don't mean to leave out the Tiffin and Winnebago products, but they seem to slip my mind more and more these days. : /
The Aria more closely resembles the XTE. We have a 2016 36MQ. The Venetian G36 also shares tha same floorplan as the 36MQ and 3601. The Venetian rides on an upgraded chassis with the 380 HP cummins 8.9 engine. The Aria and XTE share the 360 XCR chassis. The Venetian has more of an upgraded feel to the interior (Flooring, other small attributes). The Tuscany line has been the flagship. My understanding is that Thor "dropped" the XTE line to minimize confusion. People though it was just below the flagship Tuscany in the heirarchy.
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