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Old 08-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Thor Motor Coach Takes Kitchen Space To A Whole New Level

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Thor Motor Coach
Takes Kitchen Space To
A Whole New Level

Elkhart, Indiana (August 14th, 2012) – Leading Motorhome Manufacturer, Thor Motor Coach announces the launch of the revolutionary 37GT to their Challenger line of premium gas-powered Class A Motorhomes. With the most innovative kitchen design ever for a motorhome, the 2013 Challenger 37GT model offers consumers a ground-breaking island kitchen with massive countertop spaces. Continuing the trend of modern and intelligent design, the overhead storage throughout the kitchen is multi-functional with a wine rack that includes hanging glass storage.

The luxurious 38 foot Challenger 37GT has an elongated sofa with kick-up footrest which provides the perfect place to just sit back and relax. Additional seating is provided by the swiveling captain’s chairs, and everyone gets a great view of the hide-away retractable 32” LCD TV. The free standing buffet dinette provides a grand view of the campsite under the patio awning, while keeping that open concept throughout the coach.



New 2013 Challenger 37GT Motorhomes
· 38ft. gas-powered Class A luxury motorhomes

· Revolutionary “Island” kitchen w/ vast countertop space
· Custom kitchen bar & built-in wine rack
· Hidden trash receptacle in island
· Large sofa & recliner combo with hide-a-bed
· Large walkthrough all-in-one bathroom
· Dual vanities and full length mirror in bathroom
· Large panoramic window across from kitchen
· Motorized, 32” hide-away LCD TV
· Washer & dryer ready
· See More





Storage space is the primary focus in the bath and bedroom areas, but the little things are what set the 37GT apart from the pack. His and Her vanities, a full length “dressing” mirror and stackable washer/dryer prep all come standard.

“The size of the kitchen sets this floorplan apart. It feels big and if you like to entertain, this is the coach for you”, responded Joel Grimm, National Sales Manager for gas motorhomes.

To learn more about thenew 2013 Challenger Class A Motorhomesvisit http://ChallengerMotorhome.com/.

For more information about Thor Motor Coach motorhomes visit http://ThorMotorCoach.com/, orwrite to: Thor Motor Coach, Inc., PO Box 1486, Elkhart, Indiana 46515.

About Thor Motor Coach
Thor Motor Coach, Inc is an operating unit of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO), producing various motorized recreation vehicles that are sold throughout the United States and Canada. Thor Motor Coach RV brands include Class A Diesel Motorhomes; Palazzo and Tuscany TAG & XTE, Class A Gas Motorhomes; A.C.E., Daybreak, Challenger, Hurricane, Windsport, and Outlaw Toy Haulers, Class B Plus Motorhomes; Siesta and Citation, Mercedes Benz Sprinter Based Class B+ Diesel Motorhomes; Siesta Sprinter and Citation Sprinter, Class C Motorhomes; Four Winds and Chateau.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Looks great in the pictures. Plenty of room. My comments for what its worth..is the kitchen usable while the slide is in? And I want to see if theres another floorplan in which the toilet is not sitting out in the hall.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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Looks nice but I hope they redesign it so you don't have to go through the bathroom every time you want to go fore or aft. I've seen a few DP's with an island but not wrap around like that. I'm sure others will copy it. I think my wife would like it even though we usually eat out.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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I really love this kitchen, and i love the huge window to look out when cooking or doing dishes. It does not look usable when traveling. Looks like the slide comes into the kitchen like a 5ver does. The one thing i do not like is the heater grate right in front of the sink area. You would not be able to lay a kitchen rug, and ever stepped on a grate with bare feet when the heater is running, They are hot. but other than that it is a really nice kitchen
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Looks great in the pictures. Plenty of room. My comments for what its worth..is the kitchen usable while the slide is in? And I want to see if theres another floorplan in which the toilet is not sitting out in the hall.


it looks like it would be a tight fit with the slides are in also the window is nice,but is alot of wasted space
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Like the counter space, the abundance of cabinets & the rounded end cabinet (no bruises from bumping corners). Having a picture window that size can be nice - we've got one close to that size in our Bounder. But it does transfer a lot of heat when the sun's on that side. And I can count on 1 hand, out of the dozens of places we've RV'd, where we'd have a view similar to the one shown in the photo. Usually the view out that side is of the neighbor's patio. Like CorLynn I wouldn't want to stand on a register to do the dishes & it being there negates putting a throw rug down. Bad placement. The floorplan doesn't indicate a window at the dinette, but the photo does. "?"

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Looking closely at the plan, it is short on storage fro clothes and linens. I guess you stuff every thing under the bed.

Our 36' 5er with 3 slides has it beat hands down on storage space.

The storage seems to be a growing theme with the manufacturers. provide lots of room and windows, and not much in the way of useful storage.

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hhmmm, so yeah WOW, a very residential feel to the living space. A few things I don't like about it:

- it does not appear that you can use the kitchen when the slides are in. I know this is probably a minimal complaint, but ...

- I personally do not like the bathroom setup. I would give up one of the sinks and change the layout of the bathroom so that it's private, and maybe include a full aisle down the drivers side. Giving up that extra sink might also make up for the closet that would be lost with the full side aisle.

If we were in the market for a new motorhome, this would likely be a floorplan that we would consider - although at the end of the day, as much as I like to look at other motorhomes, I feel that I have yet to find a kitchen layout that is as functional and full of storage as our 32' National Sea Breeze has. The U shaped kitchen served us VERY well for over 7 months of full time living and travel and is *just* large enough for 2 people to work in comfortably. I think that the fact that our kitchen layout is found in many other NRV's is a testament to it's efficiency.
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The bathroom doesn't excite me.
The useability of the kitchen with slides in concerns me.
The safety of the dining room chair and the stairway concerns me. Can't tell if they have a safety railing behind the chair on the stairway.
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Class A RV's Large Island Kitchen Answers




Just an FYI: I just looked at this coach, here's what I have found:
  1. It is an optical illusions in the photos.... you can access the fridge with the slide-out in, with partial access to the drawers.
  2. Also, there is a guard rail between the dining room and the entry steps.
  3. And the dining room does have a window




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WOW!!! that is one fine looking floor plan especially the eye level retractable TV across from the couch. Could use a bit more wardrobe space though.

Wonder if it's built on the F53 26,000 GVWR chassis?
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Post Motorhomes built on Ford F53 26K GVWR Chassis

Yes, this motorhome's floor plan is built using the Ford F53 RV Chassis w/ 26K GVWR.

Reference Link: SPECS | 2013 Challenger Class A Motorhomes: 37GT Class A RV w/ Large Kitchen & Bar

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Putting the TV in front of a window so the light from outside over washes the TV's light. BAD IDEA (though you could pull the shade I guess).

One hole, waiting for toilet space.

On my Intruder (Bath and a half model) the bed is where the main bath is on that one and the main bath is where the bed is, (hence the need for the half bath)

Very nice,, For additional counter space.. I use folding table.
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hhmmm, so yeah WOW, a very residential feel to the living space. A few things I don't like about it:

- it does not appear that you can use the kitchen when the slides are in. I know this is probably a minimal complaint, but ...

- I personally do not like the bathroom setup. I would give up one of the sinks and change the layout of the bathroom so that it's private, and maybe include a full aisle down the drivers side. Giving up that extra sink might also make up for the closet that would be lost with the full side aisle.

If we were in the market for a new motorhome, this would likely be a floorplan that we would consider - although at the end of the day, as much as I like to look at other motorhomes, I feel that I have yet to find a kitchen layout that is as functional and full of storage as our 32' National Sea Breeze has. The U shaped kitchen served us VERY well for over 7 months of full time living and travel and is *just* large enough for 2 people to work in comfortably. I think that the fact that our kitchen layout is found in many other NRV's is a testament to it's efficiency.
Yea... why the 2 sinks, it must be tight enough for one person to be in the bathroom at a time....
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