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Old 09-24-2015, 10:49 PM   #1
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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Here they come!

The Compass seems to be the same as the Gemini - maybe I missed something.

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Thor did that with the Vegas and the Axis. I'm guessing it allows RV dealers in the same area to have their exclusive region, but allow some choices, similar to Winnebago and Itasca.

Oh, and they are diesel only.
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RUV? I hope that doesn't last long.

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It will be interesting to see where these come out price wise. I'd expect a Thor product to be fairly inexpensive, considering they have no idea what quality means.
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It will be interesting to see where these come out price wise. I'd expect a Thor product to be fairly inexpensive, considering they have no idea what quality means.
Tried to "Build One" on the website. All that does is have you pick options and then email local dealer for a "quote". Could not find any MSRP.
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I kind of like the floor plan but it doesn't appear to have a wardrobe to hang a few items of clothing. You'd have to move up to the Siesta Sprinter 24SR / Synergy SP24 to get a very similar layout with a closet for clothes.
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It will be interesting to see where these come out price wise. I'd expect a Thor product to be fairly inexpensive, considering they have no idea what quality means.
LOL! I was thinking the same thing. THOR loves to use hideous wallpaper and cheap plastic couches.
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LOL! I was thinking the same thing. THOR loves to use hideous wallpaper and cheap plastic couches.
The interior "decor" "style" reminds me of the 60's and 70's interiors reference I posted over on the HymerCar Elkhart thread.

Don't forget some "swoopy" graphics for the sides, so it looks like all the other Class Cs. :roll eyes: You paid for that.
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I think that the hanging closet is to the right of the fridge
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Tankless water heater, ~17 gallon LP gas tank... OK, but would be nice to have a Truma or some innovative appliance, and not something that is boondocking-hostile.
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Good luck!

I really am surprised that we haven't seen the Truma system popping up in RV's everywhere. Winnebago hasn't even put it in the Era yet!
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I really am surprised that we haven't seen the Truma system popping up in RV's everywhere. Winnebago hasn't even put it in the Era yet!
Given the popularity of the Truma hydronic system, hopefully WGO will replace the ERA 70C Alde unit and make a mid-year switch the Truma across the ERA range.
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Im confused. Why use the diesel? Theres two advantages for me when wanting a Ford Transit RV. That is the much larger number of service centers over the Sprinters. And the Ecoboost GAS engine. There are those of us who just do not want a diesel RV. And the Transit Ecoboost looks to me like the perfect alternative.

If im a diesel buyer I would just pay the small price difference and get the Sprinter model.
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A rear slide? As I recall, that didn't sell well in the past...

The fabric screams 1969...
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Im confused. Why use the diesel? Theres two advantages for me when wanting a Ford Transit RV. That is the much larger number of service centers over the Sprinters. And the Ecoboost GAS engine. There are those of us who just do not want a diesel RV. And the Transit Ecoboost looks to me like the perfect alternative.
Many RVs using the Promaster as a base. How do you think the Dodge Promaster (Fiat Ducato) compares to the Transit?
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Many RVs using the Promaster as a base. How do you think the Dodge Promaster (Fiat Ducato) compares to the Transit?

I like some of the Promaster models. I just cant invest in a single rear wheel RV. Maybe im nuts, but I just think it makes a difference in stability and safety. And since Promaster doesnt offer dual rear wheels I have all those models crossed off the list, even ones I would certainly consider otherwise.
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RUV. Yeah young buyers are going to buy this in place of a Suburban. Why not build a true Class B that actually is close to a Suburbans dimensions? Young people with growing families need Class C's not B+ motorhomes.
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I do think this is the perfect application for the Transit. Could be the marketing folks think this diesel will be just a bit cheaper than the Mercedes and also play to the "buy American" crowd. Pitching this RV to the younger, family set is kinda laughable. These B+ rigs main appeal is the retired set who want something just a bit bigger than a true B.
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I like some of the Promaster models. I just cant invest in a single rear wheel RV. Maybe im nuts, but I just think it makes a difference in stability and safety. And since Promaster doesnt offer dual rear wheels I have all those models crossed off the list, even ones I would certainly consider otherwise.
As far as stability - the front wheel drive ProMaster will be much more stable in crosswinds and with passing big rigs than any comparable rear wheel drive RV. You won't see them building a Mercedes-like "crosswind assist" into a ProMaster because it's just not needed.

Having driven ProMasters and Sprinters (single and dual rear wheel versions); you'd much rather be driving the ProMaster across Wyoming...
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