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Old 03-10-2021, 04:46 PM   #1
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Thor motorhomes

I know Thor at one time was good. I'm pondering an older Thor motorhomes. Just when was it when the quality went in the tank
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Old 03-10-2021, 06:53 PM   #2
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I can't say when the quality started going down, but my 2019 Venetian has had several issues since new. All the exterior storage unit doors, including the TV, all leak when driving in the rain(Poor design). I've had 3 pieces of trim fall off(Poor workmanship). I had a list of about 8 issues that had to be corrected by the dealer before I took possession. Their Quality Control was lacking when mine was built. Since I've fixed the problems, the motor home seems to be OK, but I'll look elsewhere in the future. Good luck.
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:56 AM   #3
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I seem to be the one with the best luck, my 2019 Tuscany has had not any issues with the exception of a cylinder of a slide failing, and the keyless start wont hold a program. everything else (that Thor does) is great. several Aquahot issues, and one issue with leveling jacks. Lippert fixed the jacks over the phone in a matter of hours, Aquahot has sent a lot of free parts. My best Thor however was the 2012 Challenger 35KT. never had one issue with it. But I bought it used, and two years old. so don't know what the previous owners had to do. If I had it to do all over again, I would be buying my 2019 this year softly used.
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:35 PM   #4
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When Thor was first formed back in 1980 it was for the purpose of buying Airstream RV manufacturing. The company had not been profitable for several years so changing that was the first order of business. That was done very quickly but the actions included drastic changes in the manufacturing process and in the warranty practices. About the same time they acquired the Hi-Lo Trailer Company. In 1984 they went public and with the increased capitalization began to purchase other RV manufacturers which were financially struggling. They soon became known for less warranty support, cheaper construction and generally developed a poor reputation. They are currently the largest company in the RV manufacturing and sales industry The company today operates some very financially successful RV brands and some of then have been known for high quality but there are still many in the "older generation" of RVers who still consider anything made by Thor to be of questionable quality. They are now an $8 billion company.
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:20 PM   #5
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I honestly did not know that Thor was ever a good quality.

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Old 04-14-2021, 07:06 AM   #6
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I've own a 2006 Hurricane since 2011 and the coach has performed very well over 400 nights out and about covering over 55,000 miles. I have updated and changed some of the interior and appliances over the years but that was a want and not a need. The house has never forced us home early due to a failure of anything Thor produced or due to an installation error that could be attributed to the Thor production line.

My one complaint about workmanship is they could have done a better job sealing the coach. Had a few leaks early that I was able to correct quickly and over time I've pretty much rework all the exterior seals with a higher quality sealant.

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2014 Challenger owner for 5 years and no major problems. Had a battery control center board go bad and replaced it. Water input at the rear of the fridge for ice maker had to be replaced. Both problems were not Thor's fault. I have a good unit.

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We have had 9 different motorhomes in the last 22 years. Have owned Georgie Boy, Holiday Rambler, Coachmen, Itasca, Winnebago, Jayco, and now we have a 2013 Thor Hurricane 34E. We've haven't had any major issues with it. We did upgrade the F53 chassis with aftermarket stuff for handling, but that's a Ford issue not Thor. As far as quality goes I'd say our 2013 Thor is a middle of the road RV. Not as nice as our Holiday Rambler or Itasca but much better then the Coachmen Mirada and Winnebago Vista we owned.
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Just Closed on a 2021 Challenger 35mq today. Read thousands of posts in the last years and saw Thor owners with lemons and problems. But there were were also similar posts and very POd owners on Newmar, Tiffin, and other models who spent Thousands more. I'm convinced no matter how much homework you do you can still end up with a lemon. We shall see.
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Just Closed on a 2021 Challenger 35mq today. Read thousands of posts in the last years and saw Thor owners with lemons and problems. But there were were also similar posts and very POd owners on Newmar, Tiffin, and other models who spent Thousands more. I'm convinced no matter how much homework you do you can still end up with a lemon. We shall see.


Exactly! You only hear about people’s problem there are lemons made by everyone.
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