First Time Camping Tips
Tips & Tricks

First Time Camping Tips

Aug 26, 2021

If you’ve recently taken delivery of your new Thor Motor Coach, odds are you’re excited to hit the road. But first, let us share our first-time camping tips with you.

Watch our How-To Videos

Before you take any trips, be sure to watch the How-To video for your Class B+ motorhome. Our video team created an in-depth guide for each motorhome, so you have a reference for how to work all of your motorhome’s components. The best part is that you can go back to watch these any time you want! While you’re there, subscribe to our channel to stay up-to-date with the latest how-to and troubleshooting videos.

Consider Taking Your First Trip Close to Home

It may be tempting to plan a cross-country trip for your first outing, but it’s a good idea to do a trip closer to home first - especially if it’s your first time owning a Class C motorhome. Although one of our owners wrote a blog containing her RV trip packing list, there’s a chance you’ll leave a must-have behind that you hadn’t thought of before. If your first trip is closer to home, it’ll be easier to go get it, and you can write it down on your own list before a longer or farther trip.

Sign Up for Owners Resources

With just a few clicks and your camper van’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), you’ll have access to an online resource library. The Owners Resource gives you access to important information on your motorhome, including factory-installed components and equipment, owner’s manuals and more (starting at the 2010 model year). If you have trouble, we even have an instructional video guide to help you create an account on the sign-up page.

Visit our How-To Page

We are consistently providing new content to assist our owners and we update our one-stop how-to guide frequently. With everything from blogs about cleaning your toy hauler to lifestyle activities and recipes (also available in video form), it’s filled with information you’ll need on the road. Feel free to bookmark this page on your web browser for convenience. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, send us a message on social media and we’ll add it to our to-do list!

Still Looking for Your First RV? You’ll Love These!

Hurricane Class A Motorhome

Available in five unique floor plans that sleep six to nine people, Hurricane is a great choice for a first-time Class A motorhome owner. Inside, every layout comes standard with a Dream Dinette® with cup holders, leatherette sofa bed and stylish cabinets featuring black nickel-finish hardware with glass inserts on select doors. There’s plenty of closet space, a fully-equipped kitchen and select floor plans with a bath and a half.

Palazzo Class A Diesel Pusher

Palazzo, available in four floor plans, is a luxurious diesel pusher made to fit families - sleeping eight to 10 people. Families of all sizes enjoy the smooth ride, thanks to the Atlas Foundation™, Air-Ride™ suspension and Sachs® shock absorbers. The 10.1-inch touchscreen dash radio with Bluetooth®, navigation and SiriusXM® guide you to the destination free of stress. You can even bring your car along on the 10-thousand-pound hitch.


New to RVing? Check out our free Owners Guide

Are you searching for local inventory? We offer a convenient Dealer Locator.