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Old 10-07-2017, 02:48 AM   #1
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30ish Foot Class A and Competition

I'm sure there has been threads about Thor and other brands but I'm speaking more about the 29-33 foot Class A's (around $100k), specifically the Hurricane/Windsport vs competition. I've done a lot of research including Forest River, Winnebago, and Jayco.

Does anyone have any opinions on a Class A from either of these manufacturers? I do like the Thor's, especially the interior finishes, but it seems Jayco may have a slight edge on build quality above them all??? Am I right???

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Old 10-07-2017, 01:39 PM   #2
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I'm sure there has been threads about Thor and other brands but I'm speaking more about the 29-33 foot Class A's (around $100k), specifically the Hurricane/Windsport vs competition. I've done a lot of research including Forest River, Winnebago, and Jayco.

Does anyone have any opinions on a Class A from either of these manufacturers? I do like the Thor's, especially the interior finishes, but it seems Jayco may have a slight edge on build quality above them all??? Am I right???

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You know Jayco is owned by Thor now too.
Thor Industries, Inc. - Thor Announces Acquisition of Jayco for $576 Million
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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Lol. That answers my question then. Thanks
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:51 PM   #4
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This looks like their answer to the Vegas access line. https://m.winnebagoind.com/products/...erior/graphics
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:56 PM   #5
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Loving our 2018 Hurricane 31S. On our 5th month with it with only very minor issues. Hard to beat the Hurricane line when comparing value, features, and utility.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:10 PM   #6
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Loving our 2018 Hurricane 31S. On our 5th month with it with only very minor issues. Hard to beat the Hurricane line when comparing value, features, and utility.
Thanks for your reply. I looked at several models and I continue to find the same 'issues' I don't like.

For example, I want an undermount sink in the kitchen, non plastic sink in the bathroom, queen to King bed with nightstands on each side, TV mounted directly across from seating, non ugly brown inside (seriously, I don't understand why everyone is still making ugly interiors). The Hurricane, in my opinion, is on a different level than its' competition in the price range.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:19 PM   #7
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We've had our 29M Windsport for about 1 1/2 years now and love it and the floor plan.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:12 PM   #8
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We"ve had the Hurricane 32A since 2014, lived in it for 3 winter's plus shorter summer trips... Last winter being 5 months as we sold our house up north and moved south.

The floorplan has worked well for us... The U shaped dinnette, 2 slides...

I think all the manufacturer's have quality issues.... I'd go by the floorplan and deal you can get.

This is our second Thor... I knew what to look for what to check out, and has worked well. A few items found at delivery were quickly addressed.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:40 PM   #9
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This looks like their answer to the Vegas access line. https://m.winnebagoind.com/products/...erior/graphics
They still seemingly refuse to put a large shower in their units. That's one of the things that drew us to the Vegas/ACE (went with ACE) was that they had far larger showers than other coaches in the same size from other manufacturers.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:46 PM   #10
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I have the vegas,do you like the ace?
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:09 AM   #11
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If mine was destroyed tomorrow, Monday I would be in the car headed to MHSRV to buy another Hurricane 31S. In 15,000 miles with 4 months of full timing while were moving to San Antonio, no real problems. The three minor problems were fixed in about 90 minutes at MHSRV just before it were out of warranty.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:29 AM   #12
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We have the Windsport 31S love the floor pan and the coach. We upgraded from the Vegas and are enjoying the extra room.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:12 AM   #13
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I have the vegas,do you like the ace?
I do. Prefer the overhead bunk on the Vegas (wouldn't have used it to sleep, but planned to put some dog pens and other stuff up there, possibly lock things up).

In the end, since we will sometimes be traveling with two large poodles, I opted to go for the extra space. I think the Vegas, especially the '18, is a little more upscale looking inside, as it's been more recently updated, but overall in our couple weeks of ownership, we love it. We are heading up to Branson for the week on Monday.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:04 PM   #14
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If mine was destroyed tomorrow, Monday I would be in the car headed to MHSRV to buy another Hurricane 31S. In 15,000 miles with 4 months of full timing while were moving to San Antonio, no real problems. The three minor problems were fixed in about 90 minutes at MHSRV just before it were out of warranty.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:16 PM   #15
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Take a look at the Windsport 35M. Has 2 bathrooms also. Huge amount of storage. Handles beautiful.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:31 AM   #16
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Id buy a Winnebago Vista, but that just me. Im not sure but I think the new Winnebago Intents might have European cabinets (I.e. not brown).
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