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Old 03-16-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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Thor 4x4 Super C announcement

Thor announced they will offer 4x4 on one of their Super C models, the SV34. See link to video below.

It also mentions they may consider a shorter unit, which would be a nice option.

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Salivating, but would like to see one without the front overhang.
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Nice front coil-spring suspension and aluminum wheels. Would be nice on lighter F-53s.

Seems too large to take off road considering minimum ground clearance. Iíd also be concerned house body structure and interior wouldnít handle much twisting at all.
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I foresee impending disaster...
Somebody is bound to think that they've just bought a real off-road rig!
(It looks as if it'd be more of a "poor road" rig... )
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Old Yesterday, 01:45 PM   #5
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If anyone mistakes 4WD for just hard off-roading and buys one of these, they deserve the impending doom. 4WD is not just for off-roading it can be used to launch boats with confidence, in slick muddy campgrounds, on steep gravel inclines, snow.
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There's an old saying about this sort of thing:
"Four-wheel drive will get you twenty feet further down the trail; and twice as stuck!"
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Old Yesterday, 02:21 PM   #7
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4x4 Super C

I like the Ford F550. 4x4 drivetrain reduces the GVW ratings so hope this one is not overloaded from the gate like the Dynamax Isatas with the Dodge 4x4 set up (Isata 5?). Pretty cool looking but the 4x4 isn't worth a reduced rating to me. I'm sure it will work for a niche market.
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The video mentioned same 19,500-pound GVWR, but since chassis is a little heavier, it leaves less cargo weight on which to build the motorhome.

This may be an area where manufacturers may consider the new Ford F-600 with 22,000-pound GVWR.
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A 4x4 Chassis would come in handy for more than taking it off road.

It would come in handy for winter camping, for instance. Or launching a boat.
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There's an old saying about this sort of thing:
"Four-wheel drive will get you twenty feet further down the trail; and twice as stuck!"
I had a guy tell me this, " I go as far as I can in 2 wheel dr. when I get stuck I us 4x4 to get me un stuck and turn around and go back",,,
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That's how my Grampa Denman taught me to do it...
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I used to do a fair bit of off roading (not serious rock crawling or mud bogging of course) when I was a teen/young adult many years ago. The only 4x4 I ever had was an old 1966 model bronco with the small inline 6 engine. That thing was so worn out the engine didn't have enough compression to stay still when parked on a hill! That said, I had a few different pickups with limited slip diffs that could go places a lot of friends with 4x4 couldn't go. I've seen a few 4x4 trucks stuck with one font wheel and one opposite rear wheel spinning. Then when the go in reverse the opposite two wheels spin.... so when they get out and look they see that all 4 where spinning. They probably never even know their 4x4 is only driving 2....just about the same as a limited slip 2wd. I remember once not too many years ago offering to pull a guy out that was stuck like that

Anyway, I guess I probably agree that a person that buys this to go serious mountain climbing almost deserves it...no way the house will hold up to the twisting.

Anyway, if I could afford it, I would love to trade in my 31L for my same floor plan on that chassis.... even though in the almost 5 years we've had it I've never come close to needing 4wd. (in reality I'd be just as happy with the 2wd version). Still, I've been very reluctant to tow our boat, mostly because the ramps around here are mostly all in tidal waters and are therefore fairly long....and I just can't get past that mental image. Also, I remember one of our first trips out to a SP in GA. The sites were all very flat..basically a grass field...but it had been raining and it was a bit soft. No problems...but I think that's an example of where it could come in handy.
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Did you ever use the "parking brake trick"; to fool a rear open differential into thinking it was something more than what it really was?
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Anything 4X4 is better than anything without. If it doesn't fit your bill, don't get it. It's a great option and has it's limited benefit. For those who do the desert sands, camp a lot on the beaches or live in the heavier snow regions...great back up. For those who choose this option to do the Black Bear Pass...we'll see you at the bottom...in pieces. Everything I drive is 4X4 and I rarely use it. It does give me options to go places I otherwise wouldn't, knowing I can get out. RVing is all about taking the roads unknown. 4X4 will take you a few more great places and a little further down the roads than normal. I would opt for it if the price wasn't ridiculous.
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