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Old 07-02-2020, 09:37 AM   #1
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Thor Class C Quality

Hello all,

I know you get all kinds of answers on this. Thor doesn't have a very good reputation right now but I know a couple people that have newer class A's and love them.

We're full timing in a 43' 5th wheel but in the process of buying a house and downsizing to a class c or possibly a shorter class a.

I've seen quite a few 2014, 2015 Thors in both that look good and have pretty good prices.

Any thoughts on this?

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Old 07-02-2020, 09:45 AM   #2
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Most of what Iíve read here concerns dealer support and warranty issues. Looking at a 2014 through around 2018, you should be able to find one with all the bugs worked out and ready to just enjoy for the duration.
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I understand all brands may have some problems. Never have owned a Thor product, but from what I hear from my RV service owner it may be a good thing you'll have a S&B while the RV is in service. His typical waiting time service is around two weeks, right now its running six weeks plus before they even look at it the first time.

Good floor plans with lots of blitz is great for the showroom, at least in my opinion.
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Sometimes you get what you pay for, sometimes you don't.
Yes, you'll probably get a lot of advice to stay away from a Thor product.
With any Rv, especially entry level models, inspection by an experienced Rv tech is probably the best money you'll ever spend. Take your time, I think you're looking at the right model years.
And, for what it's worth, I've never seen a Thor laying in pieces at any campground yet, contrary to what you may hear.
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Old 07-02-2020, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. We won't buy anything regardless of make without an inspection.
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We had a Thor Quantum that we bought new and had almost three years. One 45 minute repair at the dealer and a trip to the mothership for basically one item, and a few minor ones and we ended up with a few free upgrades in the deal.
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Have a 23u 2017 model. Been a few glitches for sure. Not as pleased as I'd like to be with the warranty service. Had to fix some things I'd rather not have. If you're gonna be happy rv'ing you're going to have to be or be willing to become somewhat handy. Doesn't matter the brand. B4 I bought our thor (new) I was shown some forest river's, winnebagos.. some had bad, glaring issues with roofs, slide holes cut improperly and leaking (brand new deliveries) and other chicanery.

I've known from previous thor experiences (funmover owner) the box section is solid and cab to box no leaks. (Esp if no slides) Thor has the most units I've seen in the rental biz; many over 100k miles when I seen rental co ads to sell well used models. If they'll hold up to that, they'll hold up to me ( and likely you) was my thinking. So far it has.
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