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Old 06-15-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Thor A.C.E

Really like the Thor A.C.E. Anybody out there own one and can comment about pros/cons?
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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Looks pretty, but as far as livability, it has some short comings.
The bedroom and bath have very limited storage for clothes and linens,
2 shirt closets, no drawers to be seen.
kitchen has a very small single sink, a 1/3 height pull out pantry, did not see any place to put flatware.

Outside shower under the slide out is really not well thought out.

At the most it appears to be a weekend coach and not meat for any longer trips in my opinion.

I would really look hard at the ability to use it for more than a weekend trip if i were to consider it.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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Hi AGX1040 and welcome to irv2!

I agree with TXiceman,
If I had a $80,000 budget for a new RV, I think I would be looking for a newer used coach that someone else had already worked the bugs out of.
Say maybe 2 years or newer
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Thor a.c.e.

If the ACE can be purchased under 70k and preferably in the mid 60's(and it can) then I agree with all of the above comments. I prefer if the price is right to have full warranties, day 1 knowledge of the engine and chassis. I would not be able to get what I really THINK I want unless I shell out in the 175k and up range. So 67/68k +or- is ok for me and my expectations fall in line accordingly. I will have to suffer the consequences of the outside shower position as it is and make my plans for where it should be if there is a "next coach" in the cards. Wife and I both grimaced somewhat at storage as indicated above, however, that being said we have based on my investigation a top of the line motor and a good chassis. We did add another battery and a ladder at the rear along with a winegard self locating satelite dish and upsized the a/c from 13.5 to 15kw. My wife and I like to camp, however, now being over 60 just having a/c, small refrigerator, smaller tv and ability to move around to new fishing spots in our opinion was worth the $$$$$$ spent. We may well find out that boondocking for a week is not what our ACE was designed for. I've read various RV forums the last 4 or 5 months and it appears that a significant number of all types of RV's have to be reconfigured in various ways to be able to handle significant numbers of days beyond a weekend. Oh, and by the way we bought a mattress topper as the ACE bed sucks. Perhaps buying used is a better option, only you can decide.
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