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Thor, Winnebago debut 2017 model changes


(Nov. 29, 2016) — The 2016 RV Industry Trade Show began today in Louisville, Kentucky. Thor and Winnebago issued news releases about their 2017 RVs to be debuted at the once-a-year event. Here is the very brief overview of models and floor plans as supplied by the PR departments at each company.

•Aria 3401 – Campground friendly diesel pusher featuring king size bed with Tilt-A-ViewTM inclining bed mechanism, 100-watt solar charging system & unique custom dash layout.

Windsport 31Z

•Windsport 31Z – Innovative basement design allows campers to store full size bicycles and kayaks in a basement storage compartment while providing a walk-around queen size bed, power drop-down overhead bunk and optional dual A/C with 50-amp service and upgraded 5500-watt gas generator.

•Quantum KM24
– Fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter based model with full wall slide-out and abundance of sleeping areas

•Chateau 31Y – The first Thor Motor Coach with dual front swivel seats on the Ford E-Series chassis is this luxurious Class C with a full wall slide-out and massive exterior storage.

•Miramar 35.3 – Bath-and-a-half model with a Dream Dinette® booth, expanding sofa, residential refrigerator and washer/dryer prep

Winnebago’s new products and floor plans:
•Paseo 48P (Class B) – The first Class B motorhome built on the Ford® Transit Van chassis. Featuring the powerful Ford EcoBoost engine, the Paseo offers a rear dinette that can be used as a dining and lounging area and a cross-coach sleeping space.

• Era 70M (Class B) – An industry first in a Class B RV – the Era 70M features a slide room that houses a standard powered Murphy + bed that hinges down to form a continuous sleeping space.

•Vista/Sunstar 27PE (Class A Gas) – Offers Class A amenities at a comfortable price and length. A dinette and sofa bed oppose each other at the front of the coach, a split galley is located mid coach and a private master bedroom and bathroom are located in back.

•Vista/Sunstar 32YE (Class A Gas) – The new, double slide 32YE is well-designed, with a dinette, swivel cab seats and sofa/bed positioned to create a lounge for family and friends to enjoy.

•Forza 38W (Class A Diesel) – Features three slide rooms, two full bathrooms and fixed bunk beds. The living space houses an entertainment wall with a large HDTV on a flexible mount. Other amenities in the living area include a standard electric fireplace, a dinette with a picture window and plush furniture.

•Journey 40J (Class A Diesel) – The new 40J is the quintessential diesel featuring our exclusive Maxum Chassis®, generous storage and increased towing power. Factor in a full -wall slide and this bath and a half floorplan will impress with spacious living up front, a large master bath and entertainment features including an available 11-speaker premium cab sound system.

•Winnie Drop 170K (Travel Trailer) – Newest entry to the retro profile line up. It features an outside kitchen, sleeping, cooking and bath areas in an easy to pull light weight design.

•Minnie Plus 26RBSS (Travel Trailer) – The first model in a new line up of Minnie Plus travel trailers. The Minnie Plus completes the line of this series beginning with the Micro Minnie, the Minnie and the new Minnie Plus. These models will feature bigger slides and be traditionally sized campers.

•Spyder 29KS (Toy Hauler) – Exciting new design in travel trailer toy haulers that features a creative floorplan with a galley slide room. The floorplan allows for maximum cargo area while towing and maximum living space when arrived.

•Voyage Lite, Voyage and Voyage Suites (Fifth Wheels) – A new lineup of fifth wheels covering the half ton towable market, the mid profile segment and also the full profile extended stay traveler.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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