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Old 03-27-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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New 2018 Thor Hurricane 34J Owner on board

Just picked up my new Hurricane 34J this past Saturday. Wife and I are very excited.

We upgraded from a Jayco Octane T31B that we only kept for two years. Way to many logistics for hookup, setup and tear down for me. I am really excited not to have to set up in the rain because my rig is too long to fit the run. Unhooking a bumper hitch system in pouring rain was one of my drivers for the conversion.

The other was the fact that my wife would never feel comfortable pulling a 10k lb trailer, maneuvering through traffic and obstacles. Time to stretch our legs and get a little further from home now.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:18 PM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome.

Nice looking rig.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:35 PM   #3
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My wife will be driving us on this excursion...my first time being a passenger! Trial by fire! I'm usually the only one driving pulling a toyhauler. Wish us success...every little bit helps!
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:37 PM   #4
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Awesome rig. Enjoy the ride.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:41 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new rig! My wife drives our Class C, WS31 all the time.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:46 PM   #6
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Congrats on the new rig! My wife drives our Class C, WS31 all the time.
Yeah, I give mine a hard time and shes a good sport. Shes a Leo so she gives it right back. Looking forward to hearing some of the pros cons of Thor.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:16 PM   #7
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Very nice rig. I was ready to sign contract for 26' trailer to tow behind my 2015 RAM 2500 C.C. and wife said no way would she drive that length vehicle set up. Ended up with 24' Class C. She'll probably drive it at a minimum. Can't figure out that thought process.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:44 PM   #8
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Congrats and welcome to the forum!
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:01 PM   #9
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My wife will be driving us on this excursion...my first time being a passenger! Trial by fire! I'm usually the only one driving pulling a toyhauler. Wish us success...every little bit helps!
She's gonna do just fine!
But you? Maybe not so much!!
Congratulations, and have a great trip!
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:05 AM   #10
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Very nice looking rig. Cant say the same for the snow. You are correct about the setting up on the bumper pull. Motor home is 5 minutes from backing in to Miller Time. Enjoy.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:33 AM   #11
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My wife will be driving us on this excursion...my first time being a passenger! Trial by fire! I'm usually the only one driving pulling a toyhauler. Wish us success...every little bit helps!
We bought our 34J in February. I had a broken knee cap so my wife did the test drive and the first bunch of miles. She does great.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:37 AM   #12
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My Wife's nick name is Lead Foot Lizzie. I've got to stay awake and alert if she is driving. Has tendency to drive everything like she's on a race track.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:30 AM   #13
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She's gonna do just fine!
But you? Maybe not so much!!
Congratulations, and have a great trip!
I know right! She's a little apprehensive, but she very competitive. So I'm sure this won't last. She found the camp site for this weekend. She's excited...but just doesn't want to hear me driving from the passenger seat. I'll keep quiet!LOL
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:43 AM   #14
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Congrats on the new rig! We got our 34J last May and the wife drives a little more each trip. Pulling the Toad or not does not really seem to matter to her. Like slowpokes3r, she's a bit on the competitive side... Only thing she has not really gotten use to is how wide it is. She likes to drive too close to the ditch for my nerves sometime, maybe the problem is me . Have fun!
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:09 AM   #15
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My Wife's nick name is Lead Foot Lizzie. I've got to stay awake and alert if she is driving. Has tendency to drive everything like she's on a race track.
My wife thinks she is a race car driver too. Im sure its only a matter of time.
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