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Old 02-12-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question Thor Chateau 24C

We're newbies and are looking at the Thor Chateau 24C. We'd appreciate any input that would be pertinent to our decision to buy or not. Thanks
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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The Chateau line was made by Four Winds RV for many years before the name change to Thor Motor Coach.
See: Four Winds International | Thor Motor Coach #1 Brand of Motorhomes | Diesel Pushers,Class A,Class B,& Class C RV s
These are very nice mid-grade RV's for quality and price point.

Thor acquired Four Winds and Damon a long time ago but did not make the name change until recently with the creation of the Thor Motor Coach (TMC) brand.

Since you are asking about a Thor Chateau 24C, then is might be safe to assume you mean a new purchase(?). This coach comes on a Ford E-350 -OR- Chevy 4500 cab chassis (time tested).

I expect you will see more Class C RV's maker go to the Chevy van cab/chassis because Ford is ending the venerable E-Series line to introduce the "Sprinter" style Euro-style van called the "Transit" at the end of this year (not to be confused with the smaller Ford Transit Connect). But, like the Sprinter, the Transit will be about 10" less wide on dual rears than the regular American van's we know...so the Chevy is a nice fit for a Class C.

Hope that helps
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Can't help with your question but I'm sure someone will jump in with some answers!

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Thanks for the welcome posts and the Thor info.
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To Scarab0088: We didn't know there was a Thor owner's club
How do we get involved with that?
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:I expect you will see more Class C RV's maker go to the Chevy van cab/chassis because Ford is ending the venerable E-Series line to introduce the "Sprinter" style Euro-style van called the "Transit" at the end of this year (not to be confused with the smaller Ford Transit Connect).
From everything I have read the Transit has been added to replace the cargo van lines but production of the E450 chassis for truck/RV use will not stop.
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To Scarab0088: We didn't know there was a Thor owner's club
How do we get involved with that?
These groups are within iRV2. You can join a group by visiting this iRV2 page: iRV2 Forums - iRV2 Groups
Select and join the one(s) you like.

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From everything I have read the Transit has been added to replace the cargo van lines but production of the E450 chassis for truck/RV use will not stop.
This is a GREAT POINT. Yes the CHASSIS will be continued - see the E350 page here: 2014 Ford Stripped Chassis Commercial Trucks | Stripped Chassis Super Duty, E-350, E-450, F-53 & F-59 Commercial Trucks | Ford.com

The Thor Axis/Vegas RV's are already being offered on this smaller stripped chassis - w/ V10 and IFS!

And, the E-series cab/chassis will be phased out starting in late 2014 as the Transit is introduced. First in half ton and later for the larger versions:
Ford - Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Crossovers | Ford Vehicles | The Official Site of Ford Vehicles | Ford.com

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Of course Ford could change those plans if buyers keep demand for the bigger cab/chassis high. Only time will tell.

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