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Old 09-05-2017, 02:47 AM   #1
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Thor Vegas Vs Class C

Hi, everyone!

I am looking to go full time.

I am wanting to stay within that sweet spot of 25/27ft. Max.

I have been looking closely at a 2016/17 Thor Vegas. I really like the Vegas lines overall. From what I understand it is a Class A but sits on class C.

Can anyone give me a breakdown between a similar size class C on what I may or may not be missing out on with buying a Thor Vegas Vs another similar class C?

Bonus question. What should I real world expect to pay for a Thor Vegas 16/17?

Thanks!
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I can't help with class c info, but you can get lots of info about the Vegas on the Thor forum: Thor Forums - Powered by vBulletin

You'll get the good and the bad.
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The Vegas like several other makers is a Class A on a Class A gas chassis. This is the Ford F53 motorhome chassis and as far as i can find is the only class a gas chassis available (in various lengths and weights). All share the same v10 ford engine. They are called crossovers because they feature some of the things found in class c's (mainly the drop down front bed).

The interior height and overall capacity should be better than any C.

One of the nice things about the shorter class a's is that while they are shorter they have the same power as the longer ones. In my case my RV is 10,000lbs lighter than the longest one in its model line...with the same motor!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't help with your question.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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The Vegas like several other makers is a Class A on a Class A gas chassis. This is the Ford F53 motorhome chassis and as far as i can find is the only class a gas chassis available (in various lengths and weights). All share the same v10 ford engine. They are called crossovers because they feature some of the things found in class c's (mainly the drop down front bed).

The interior height and overall capacity should be better than any C.

One of the nice things about the shorter class a's is that while they are shorter they have the same power as the longer ones. In my case my RV is 10,000lbs lighter than the longest one in its model line...with the same motor!
Actually.....the Vegas is on an E450 chassis, not the F53.
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Just went to their website and their website stated F350 and f450 chassis for the vegas

Looks like the shortest 24.1 model used the f350 vs the other models using the f450 which is for 2018 models

No clue how they compare to a class C, never driven one however I have walked through a few at local dealerships. Biggest complaint I have always had with class C's is their ride/handling. It would be interesting to know if this RV has fixed those issues.
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I too like the looks and concept of the Vegas, though the beds are too short for me. I have heard various negatives on build quality though. Last fall I was camped out for 3 or 4 days boondocking at a festival and hat a 25 ft Vegas as a neighbor, and visited with the owner a bit, saw inside it, etc. All things considered I like my 28 ft 2002 Safari Trek better, even if the styling is getting a little dated, and I only have 1 flat panel TV vs the 4 I think the Vegas has.

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p.s. If you would be interested in an older RV like mine there happens to be 2001 28 ft Safari Trek on ebay at the moment for under $20,000
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The Thor ACE is built on the Ford F-53 chassis and the lengths start at 27.2. If I remember from what I saw at an RV show, the Axis/Vegas beds are mattresses on the floor. You can arrange them as 2 single beds or a bed that covers the entire bedroom. The ACE 27.2 has a real king bed. Difference between the 2 models new is about 20K. I like them both.

Or you can get a 24-28 foot class C.
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The Thor ACE is built on the Ford F-53 chassis and the lengths start at 27.2. If I remember from what I saw at an RV show, the Axis/Vegas beds are mattresses on the floor. You can arrange them as 2 single beds or a bed that covers the entire bedroom. The ACE 27.2 has a real king bed. Difference between the 2 models new is about 20K. I like them both.

Or you can get a 24-28 foot class C.
The ACE 27.2 doesn't have a "real" King Size bed. THOR claims it is, but it isn't. They're not the only RV Manufacturer that lies about thus.

The Thor 27.2 "King Size" bed dimensions are 72" x 76". An actual King Size bed dimensions are 76"x80".

I don't know how these manufacturers get away with lying like that. Hope this helps.
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We just traded our 2003 E450 Class C in on a 2017 Vegas 25.5. It also rides on the E450 chassis but combines Class A features. I really like staying with a power plant that we are familiar with. Love the newer transmission. Feel like we have more room even though it is 4' shorter. After looking at hundreds of RVs over four years, this is the one for us. DW likes the ride and cockpit much better. What we DID lose was storage! We had a LOT of it in our Chateau 31N. Having to get creative in the Vegas, however in cleaning out the old one we found we were traveling with items we really didn't use. Plenty to donate to Goodwill instead of putting it in the new RV. Good luck!
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