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Old 09-20-2016, 01:26 AM   #1
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Thor introduced new DP

Just saw a couple of quick videos from Thor's FB page on its new Aria. Nice looking. Love to see more and price point.

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Old 09-20-2016, 01:30 AM   #2
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Here it is:
https://thormotorcoach.com/aria/

Wow those are big. I hope they used something different for the slides than the Schwintek mechanism.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:01 AM   #3
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Here it is:
https://thormotorcoach.com/aria/

Wow those are big. I hope they used something different for the slides than the Schwintek mechanism.
If interested in a smaller DP, Tiffin just introduced a 31-foot Allegro Breeze at the Hershey RV Show. It's narrower similar to your Axis and not as tall as most modern DPs.


I agree the new Thor DPs are big, but what would concern me a lot (if I was interested in that type of RV) is having only 360 HP for a rig moving up to 36,000 pounds. It seems like it would be kind of slow.


http://www.rvbusiness.com/2016/09/ti...ze-in-hershey/
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:21 AM   #4
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Hmmm...Really light on torque,No independent front suspension,altho wheel cut is ok.
Doesn't say what the GVW/CGVW ratings are.
Also no mention of fresh water/holding capacities are.
no mention of what size of gen set

IMHO MAY be just another "bling mobile"
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:43 AM   #5
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saddlesore: Everything (but the genny specs) you mention is on the specs page on the Thor website:
https://thormotorcoach.com/aria/specs/
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:29 PM   #6
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Generator specs are under "Features" section.

It's an 8,000 watt diesel. Related to power the unit also includes 2,000-watt pure sine inverter, 100-watt solar charging, and 4 batteries.

https://thormotorcoach.com/aria/features/
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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Really light on torque?? 800 ft-lbs?? really?

Ford's V-10 is only 300 ft-lbs...

The GCWR is less than 2x the GCWR of an F-53 chassis and the engine's torque is more than 2x that of the V-10... sounds fine to me.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:49 PM   #8
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it looks like a PALAZZO on an XCR chassis, and front door entrance, similar to the VENETIAN model
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:29 PM   #9
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Quick look at floor plans and spec's. I must say our 37KT still looks pretty darn good!
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:01 PM   #10
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At sea level a 2-valve Ford V10 puts out the same amount of power at its rated maximum torque than does this MH's diesel. At maximum torque they are both putting out the same +/- 260 HP (assuming 1,700 RPMs for diesel).

A 3-valve V10 has a little more torque at lower RPMs but works out very similar in available power to propel the MH at its maximum torque rating.

Torque alone doesn't say much because if you want to accelerate or go up a hill faster, you simply step on throttle and the transmission will downshift to get engine running much closer to maximum horsepower.

It's interesting that new Ford SuperDuty V8 puts out maximum torque of 430 lb-ft at 3,800 RPMs, which works out to 310 HP. At sea level that's more power (at rated maximum torque) than either the V10s or this Cummins diesel.

I'm not trying to compare these engines on equal basis because the Cummins is built heavier for durability, but when it comes to acceleration or hill climbing, power is power, which is why diesels may feel fast but are often slower.

Compared to an Axis weighing roughly 1/3 as much, this diesel MH is going to accelerate and climb very slowly. My guess is that most DP buyers don't care about speed all that much. But if they did, they should look for greater power to weight.
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