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Old 07-19-2015, 09:07 PM   #1
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Thor Super C for Fulltiming

I would like to hear any comments as to the suitability of the Thor Super C for fulltiming. My wife and I will become full timers next summer, and we have been "window shopping" in the $125-150K range. Reason for C over A is the availability of diesel in that price range.

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Old 07-20-2015, 12:24 AM   #2
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Have toured 5 of these RV's (models of the Four Winds and Chateau lines and the Outlaw 35SG) and found them to be well appointed and functional. The VERY large slides on several models makes the interior very large once parked.

The overcab bunk really struck me as useable for adults or for large item storage being so TALL. Class C's on van and other Super C's with MDT truck cab/chassis are required by design to be much shorter, due to the cab's height, but not with these RV's.

And the Ford F550 foundation makes these RV's very special with towing capacity of 10,000lb!
With little problem finding available and affordable service, being very similar to thousands of other Super Duty Fords...unlike the Freightliner or Navistar MDT's under Super C's from other brands.

There are some owners of these RV's here...hope they find your thread.

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Welcome to the forum, we have had our Four Winds for 1 1/2 year now. With full timing in mind in 2 years, we believe the coach will work for us, but may not work for others.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:01 AM   #4
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Was considering a C plus

Could anyone tell me what MPG I could expect with a Four Winds, with the 550 chasis and 6.7 turbo diesel.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:39 AM   #5
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Some people full time in class Bís, some need large DP 40+ feet long. It's more up to you and what things do you have to have, how much room do you need!

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Originally Posted by hogman1 View Post
Could anyone tell me what MPG I could expect with a Four Winds, with the 550 chasis and 6.7 turbo diesel.
Pulling my CRV I get an average of 10.5, pulling my F-150 I average 9.8. I usually cruise at 62-65 mph and have driven through most weather conditions and road elevations.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:19 PM   #7
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I would check out the NeXus Super-C's long before spending my money on a Thor product. NeXus builds custom RVs and they are factory direct. I love their "Ghost" model.
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We recently bought a 2016 Thor 33SW Four Winds (Super C) and opted for the Entertainment Center, since we didn't need a overhead bunk bed (and small swing-out TV). Comes with a 50" TV with sound bar. Really quite a nice setup. We like that the dinette and sofa are opposite each other, so we both have a place to lean back, stretch out and watch TV. The other floor plans that have a sofa and dinette on the same side makes it more cumbersome to watch TV.
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We've owned a 2014 Four Winds 33SW since the fall of 2013. We are not full timers, but we do spend over 150 days a year traveling in the lower 48 and at our home base in Alaska. Full timing could be done in it as long as done in a warm climate as its insulation is not great. The full slide makes for plenty of room; residential refrigerator, king-size bed and the low to the floor cab-over bed. Our last motor home was a 29 foot on a gas Ford E450 van chassis. It sometimes was not fun to drive; in high winds, passing or being passed by semi-trucks, mountain roads. We do love the Ford F550 truck chassis under our 33SW; lots of power, easy to drive and sticks to the road in the wind. We have put over 20,000 miles on it averaging between 8 to 12 miles per gallon. We get the lowest MPG when headed out to the bush for a week or more loaded with supplies, full water and puling our Jeep Wrangler. We have had problems with the full wall slide, but none with it since it was repaired last winter. Good luck with your search.
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You might look at the Winnebago Forza 34t. It's prices just over your budget but you could probably get a 2014 at a reasonable price.

Keep in mind that new Class As sell for around 25% less than MSRP. And the longer they sit, the better the deal.

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