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Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 29.3 reviews

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3.4
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John DOE

California

Reviewed on 2016-09-06

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1.4
almost a year now nothing but trouble of this THOR ACE 2016. my warranty will be expire soon. *water system opposite hot and cold. *driving to rainy nights wiper fell off almost got into to accident. *NO AC/furnace not hot water. *rear view camera issue keeps going out when you hit the bumps *stayed at the parks 2 day sliding issue wont come back I had to reset the computer outside compartment. *quality issue the sliding door(bathroom) not holding on the unit *uncomfortable driver seat. *U dinette pole fell off due not enough nails. I don't know whats next before my warranty expire. My point here is THOR should do 100% quality not quantity. As for me is I only use my RV once a while it really peeves me off if something goes wrong or not working just ruin your entire vacation. #DONTBUYTHORACE
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Todd Rissinger

Florida

Reviewed on 2021-09-12

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4.6
We have had many different RV’s over the years to include bumper pulls, slide ins, Class A’s, Super C’s, and fifth wheels. Each has its purpose depending on our needs. The THOR ACE 29.3 is perfect for family trips up to a week and longer if you have full hookups. The floor plan layout is great for us and the various sleeping accommodations make the THOR a great coach that is short enough to maneuver in and around towns and smaller camp sites, big enough to give you room to be comfortable in camp sites or in truck stops at night while on the road. The “pet” window on the passenger side is perfect for our furry family members to also get a great view while driving and includes the built in pet dishes in the bathroom. The V10 is an outstanding power train and pulls our built up Rubicon JLUR easily, even through the mountains in Tennessee and Pennsylvania. It is a comfortable ride and easier to drive than several other rigs I have had. The ability to press a button to auto level, use the slide outs, and run the quiet generator makes this a perfect option for our travel which saves us money from hotels and allows us to stay in many different locations while on travel. The storage is not as large as a bigger diesel pusher, but is easier on the budget to purchase than many other class A or C vehicles, especially for those of us still on a working persons budget. When I retire I may move into a 40 foot diesel, but definitely need to adjust it into my budget as these are not cheap whereas our THOR is affordable now and allows us the ability to quickly jump in the rig and take-off for weekend getaways, visit our children and grandchildren, or just go see the sites for holiday weekends. I would recommend the THOR ACE for those looking for convenience on a budget while also being quite comfortable in a rig that looks and performs like the higher dollar models. The psychological approach to a class A vs a class C is minimal. Most feel the class C is easier to drive than the class A, but can attest I have had both and notice no difference between the two. That said, dealers use that psychology to price the class C well outside of a normal budget when the actual “normal” price of the rig would be comparable to the class A in any normal market. I have recently seen 10 year old class C rigs higher priced than the cost of the rig when originally sold. This is great for the owner looking to sell, but not good for the buyer thinking they can get into an older class C rig at a more affordable price. A savvy buyer can get into an older class A “gas” rig today at a great price and have as much if not more convenience for their family than what you would get in a current class C price. This does not mean I feel class C rigs are less than class A rigs, but do consider cost to price. In that logic, is the cost of settling for a higher priced class C with less options worth the price under the current market than getting a higher option class A for less money, also under the current market. COVID really shifted the RV market on its head as the layoffs and manufacturing shut downs reduced the availability of new rigs, which increase the cost of used rigs. Many people were put into a position they never thought necessary in the past when their jobs and income were impacted by COVID thus sold their homes and moved into RV’s to save cost. This rapidly reduced the used RV market and also shifted the way banks loaned money for rigs as they were losing money in home sales and when families moved into RVs, they started losing visibility on the RV they loaned money for and harder for them to repossess if payments were not made. That made the loan options for both new and used rigs almost non-existent and people needed to cash out their 401K to purchase a rig with cash. This also impacted the actual cost/value of the rig because of cash sales, which was great for a dealer, but reduced the options significantly for the working class family looking to purchase an RV but could not get the loan they needed regardless of the credit rating. Overall, a class A is a great option in the mid size range between 28 to 35 foot. I find this is the best overall length for families who do not plan to live in their rigs, but have a great platform to get away when needed. The same philosophy goes for class C’s, but currently they are priced well outside the cost/value range I would be comfortable with, especially when the economy gets back to normal and the price ranges of all rigs also goes back to normal. This is what caused the housing market crash in California during 2008-09 when homes were priced well over the normal price and when the market went back to normal, people had home loans well above the normal market and would never recoup that loss, thus started “walking away” from the loan. Common sense should always play a role in your RV purchase.
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donald

Michigan

Reviewed on 2019-12-30

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5.0
A very good RV overall. The large slide out gives you amazing room for the full timer and the weekend warrior as well. I love the multi sleeping arrangements with 4 beds. The outside kitchen with the BBQ Propane outlet lets you be with your guest outside. The outside sink is a bit small but useful. drivability is great and being as small as it is, the parking is amazing. If your looking for an turnkey vehicle with all the extras, the 29.3 is the vehicle for you.
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Jody Phillips

Georgia

Reviewed on 2019-12-01

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4.6
You can tell that this is a starter motorhome. All I can say is that it works and performs as expected. Only issue so far is a leaky driver window which we are fixing ourselves. It is afterall, a box going down the road. The layout is perfect. It could use a second A/C as wearers in middle Georgia. Other than that issue, it s nice.
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Ron

California

Reviewed on 2018-08-27

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2.0
Only had this Unit for less than a year. Used it for 14 days of camping. The rest of the time it is in the garage being fixed. From the roof, to kitchen drain not hooked up,Wires hanging above rear tires. The list goes on & on. Not a good buy. Not sure if I would want to live in this coach. Because of all the Problems
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3.0
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Quentin Small

North Carolina

Reviewed on 2017-10-30

RV reviewed2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 29.3

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4.8
Purchased new in 2015 for $74,000. Have installed about $5.000 in after market upgrades and modifications. Our third RV, best one we have owned yet. Like it better than the Journey DP we owned. !4,000 miles, 2 1/2 years with out major issues. Never been to a dealer for repairs. Never failed to get us there and back.
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Richard Riley

Tennessee

Reviewed on 2017-06-05

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4.6
Have enjoyed this RV very much. It is our 1st and have been impressed with the performance and ease to drive and park. It had a few small quality issues that were corrected by the dealer. Haven't had a problem since. If I had know my children and grandchildren would like being with us so much after we bought it I would have gone larger. I must say it still provides our needs most of the time. The ACE is a great entry RV for someone not wanting to spend a great deal. I give it 5 stars for value, beats Forest River hands down in my opinion. My next unit will be another Thor.
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Robert collins

Ohio

Reviewed on 2017-05-29

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1.8
Worst rv to drive all over the road bought new you would think you wouldn't have to spent a lot of money to stop the swaying going down the road also every time I took it somewhere something needed fixed it only has 5000 miles on
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Pat Crozier

Oregon

Reviewed on 2017-05-01

RV reviewed2016 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 29.3

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3.4
We recently purchased a use 2016 Thor ACE 29.3 motorhome. The floorplan is great, however on our first rip we noticed water leaking around the front window. After taking it to our RV repair facility, they found that there is NO sealant under most seams. We spent $3700 to have the coach completely resealed. Thor manufacturing would not stand behind the unit and said that unless it is resealed every 6 months the warranty will not cover it. REALLY??? Why would you need to reseal a unit every 6 months if it was manufactured correctly with probably sealant from the factor in the first place. Other owners be ware.
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Nancy Feest

Minnesota

Reviewed on 2016-04-15

RV reviewed2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 29.3

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1.6
Bought this piece of **** in August 2014. In the 3 months of owning it we had it at the dealer 3/4 of the time. Wrong wiper arms, mother board went out twice, could only watch one station on all TV's when we were told you could watch different channels, then when watching in bedroom the main TV had to be on and the only way to change the channels was to get out of bed and turn the main TV channel to the one you wanted to watch. Sofa bent in the middle when my daughter who weighs 150 sat on it for the trip to Georgia and that was only 5 days. Had satellite, surge pro., and stabilizer bar put in. Took our first trip to Georgia, and thought we were going to go off the road it was so shaky. On the way home we stopped off at CW of Madison and traded in for a used Winnebago Sightseer. Best decision we ever made, and we no longer say the name of that HORRIBLE BEAST again. Cringe every time we see one on the road.
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