ELKHART, IND. – New 2020 RUV™ motorhomes by Thor Motor Coach (TMC) are arriving on dealer lots. RUVs have been the talk of the RV industry since its debut in 2014 with the Axis® and Vegas® built on a Ford E-series. Compass® and Gemini®, built on a Ford® Transit or Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter diesel chassis, joined the RUV line up the next year. Millennials love RUVs with its euro-styled decors and smaller body frames ranging from 23 feet, 6-inches up to 28-feet, 6-inches.
Comfort and convenience are vital for a trip in an RV, and it starts behind the wheel of the Axis and Vegas models. With integrated side view and back-up cameras, driving an RUV feels safe and comfortable. The most convenient features are hiding throughout the coach. Above the cockpit, a power drop-down overhead bunk lowers with the touch of a button. In the kitchen, the flip-up countertop provides extra space while cooking, and in the bedroom, there is cushioned seating underneath the flip-up bed frame. The Compass and Gemini are the most compact in the RUV segment, allowing those vehicles to be parked just about anywhere. The compact size, fuel efficiency, and easy to drive amenities help these RUVs keep the good time rolling.
This year, the Rapid Camp+ wiring control system receives an upgrade and features both digital and analog controls. Rapid Camp+ is app-enabled, and you can operate your lights, expand slideouts, and check battery levels from a phone or tablet.
TMC recognizes sustainability is important not to just millennials, but all travelers. RUVs feature LED lighting and are solar prepped. Installing solar panels from an after-market vendor allows living off the grid longer.
Once a TMC motorhome is purchased, owners can take advantage of all of the resources that make RV ownership a breeze. Thor Motor Coach has developed a web-based portal, the Owners Resource. This portal gives owners access to important information on their motorhome, including factory-installed components and equipment, owner’s manuals, and more. Along with the Owners Resource, the new Thor Motor Coach app helps with everything from tracking RV service and maintenance to trip planning.
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