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Old 10-18-2016, 07:13 PM   #1
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We are looking at a 2016 Thor Chateaux 31w, class c. I'm curious to hear from anyone who has one if they think this is a good coach? Pros and cons of this coach? We have found one at a dealer and have to make up our minds shortly. Please help an RV virgin
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Look at something that does not have wood in the sidewalls !
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:29 PM   #3
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Look at something that does not have wood in the sidewalls !
What rv would you recommend- in the 30 foot range
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We had the chateau 31E in our list of finalists. The 31W is a beautiful unit. Are you ok with the residential fridge (no propane operation)? Is single pane glass ok with you? In the end, we stumbled into the Winnie 31D and absolutely love it.
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Look at something that does not have wood in the sidewalls !
Wood in the walls?
The frame on all TMC motorhomes (B+ to the Class A DP's) is a welded metal frame with closed cell insulation vacuum/pressure/heat bonded into the walls and roof. See the build video here:
https://thormotorcoach.com/chateau/

There is Luan to skin the interior wall...like almost every other RV made.

The 31W is an incredible Class C with full wall slide. Just be sure to see it with the slide closed for use if/when you can't open the slide.

The Four Winds/Chateau model lines (duplicates) are the best selling Class C's in North America...they are doing something right

Best luck to the OP
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We had the chateau 31E in our list of finalists. The 31W is a beautiful unit. Are you ok with the residential fridge (no propane operation)? Is single pane glass ok with you? In the end, we stumbled into the Winnie 31D and absolutely love it.
I'm not sure about the fridge. Our propane will last longer, but it does seem like an energy hog. Nobody can tell me how long before I have to use the generator- I've heard anywhere from 12 hours to 3 days. Not sure why they switched from a propane/electric fridge found in most coaches
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Probably for a cost reason and a lot of the gas absorbsion refers tend to have problems
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I purchased a 2013 Fourwinds 31L in August of 2013 and for the first year was either taking the rig to the dealer or fixing it myself. So far all the paint covering the plastic backing strips started peeling off because the manufacturer didn't prepare the surface properly or the paint wasn't conducive to the plastic backing strip.I finally got the manufacture to cover the repair. By the time we drove the rig home from the dealer about 15 miles , we had several drawers opening and slamming shut as we went around a turn. The large pantry slammed open on the first trip spilling all the contents. The manufacturer nor the dealer had a fix. We have had to replace the 32inch tv and the radio because of poor wiring practices. The remote door locks would not work the day we got it and after taking the rig to a FORD dealer, we were informed that the door locks were not Ford. After 3 years of operation, we have finally make a trip without having to repair something. I will never purchase a rig from this manufacturer and I would never buy from this dealer.
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