Everything You Need to Know About the Thor Class B Lineup

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If you’ve been around RVs long enough, you’ve heard of the RV empire Thor Industries. Just a walk around the campground. You’ll see Thor manufactures the majority of the campers and motorhomes.

These vehicles include Cruiser RV Stryker toy haulers, a KZ Durango fifth wheels, and Tiffin Phaeton Class A motorhomes. Thor also makes its own line of Class B camper vans.

These are the smallest motorized RVs and are convenient for solo travelers or couples who want to get in and out of places without problems. 

Let’s take a look at the Thor Class B lineup, and then you can decide if one of these units is right for your travels.

About Thor Industries

Thor Industries is one of the mega-giants of the RV industry. When Wade Thompson and Peter Orthwein purchased Airstream in 1980, Thor Industries was born.

The company’s next purchase was in 1982 when the Canadian company General Coach also became part of the Thor family. In 1984, Thor Industries became a public company, and in 1986, Forbes named the company the sixth on its “200 Best Small Companies In America” list.

Since the 80s, Thor has acquired numerous brands, including Dutchmen, Keystone, and CrossRoads. Its family of brands is the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.

If you own an RV or keep up with RV news, you know the name Thor Industries because of how popular their brands are. You’ll also know how many different companies they own.

What RV Brands Does Thor Industries Own?

The most recent addition to Thor’s family of RV brands was Tiffin in December 2020. AirXcel – a leading supplier of OEM and aftermarket RV parts and accessories – was the last brand to join the Thor family in September 2021.

To date, Thor Industries owns 17 North American RV manufacturers. There are also 14 other North American brands, 16 European caravan manufacturers, and five other European companies. 

The North American RV brands include Entegra, Jayco, DRV Luxury Suites, and Highland Ridge RV. Other North American companies under Thor’s umbrella include Aqua-Hot, Dicor, MaxxAir, and Togo.

About the Thor Class B Models

Thor has its own Motor Coach company that includes Class A, B, and C motorized RVs.

Its camper vans allow owners to easily maneuver in and out of grocery store parking lots, national parks, and big cities while giving dry campers more options for off-road, remote travel. All the Thor Class B options come with a private kitchen, bathroom, and bed.

A thor b parked outside
Source: Thor Motor Coach

Where Are Thor Class B Vans Manufactured? 

Tours are available at Thor factory locations in Elkhart, Bristol, and Wakarusa, Indiana.

Like so many other RV manufacturers, Thor Industries has its home in the “RV Capital of the World.” Plant 240 in Bristol makes the Sequence, Tellaro, Rize, Scope, Sanctuary, and Tranquility Class B vans.

The Compass AWD and Gemini AWD are manufactured in Plant 750 in Elkhart. If you’d like to schedule a tour, everyone in your party must be 7 years old or older and wear closed-toe shoes and safety glasses. There’s to be no photography or videography.

Read more: Does Thor Industries actually manufacture your RV? Let’s see Many RV Brands Thor Industries Owns!

The Thor Class B Line Up 

The Thor Class B lineup includes 10 different models, each with varying floor plans and amenities.

Depending on your budget and travel lifestyle, there’s bound to be one that suits your needs.

Dazzle and Twist

MSRP: Starting at $118,860

GVWR: 9,350 pounds

Length: 21 feet 1 inch

Available Floorplans: 3

All three floor plans for the Dazzle and Twist include a wet bath, front swivel chairs, a single-door refrigerator, a two-burner range, and a stainless steel sink.

The floor plans differ in the lounging and sleeping spaces. The 2AB features two rear benches that convert to a 72-inch by 66-inch bed. A small dinette is behind the driver’s seat.

The 2JB features one rear sofa bed that converts into a 74-inch by 71-inch bed. 

A removable table and additional seating are also in the rear of the model. Finally, the 2LB moves the wet bath to the very rear of the unit with opposing sofas that convert to a 74-inch x 80-inch bed.

Scope and Rize

MSRP: Starting at $112,980

GVWR: 8,550 pounds

Length: 17 feet 11 inches

Available Floorplans: 3

The three Scope models and three Rize models in the Thor Class B lineup offer very different layouts, but they all come with front swivel chairs, a single-door refrigerator, a two-burner range, and a stainless steel sink.

The 18A features two opposing benches in the rear that convert to a 72-inch by 39-inch bed. A cassette toilet and fully enclosed shower combo are across from the small kitchen. A dinette is behind the driver’s seat. 

The 18G features a rear wet bath and two opposing benches that pull out into a bed.

Finally, the 18M also features a rear wet bath, but the two benches are side-by-side behind the driver’s seat instead of across from each other.

A thor b on the road
Source: Thor Motor Coach

Sequence and Tellaro

MSRP: Starting at $134,260

GVWR: 9,350 pounds

Length: 21 feet 1 inch

Available Floorplans: 4

The 20A and 20J floor plans are similar. The front features a dinette behind the driver’s seat, a closet behind the dinette, and a wet bath next to the closet.

The kitchen, with a two-burner range, single-door refrigerator, and stainless steel sink, sits across from the wet bath. However, the rear of these two units differ.

The 20A has two opposing benches that convert into a 72-inch by 66-inch bed, and the 20J has a sofa bed system with separate seating and a removable table. 

The 20K features a rear wet bath, refrigerator/freezer combo, and an expanding sleeper sofa with a removable table behind the driver’s seat.

Finally, the 20L features a rear wet bath and two opposing sofas with a removable table. Behind the driver’s seat is the kitchen.

The living area of a thor b

Compass AWD and Gemini AWD

MSRP: Starting at $159,300

GVWR: 11,000 pounds

Length: 23 feet 7 inches to 25 feet 10 inches

Available Floorplans: 3

The Compass AWD and Gemini AWD are the first options with varying lengths in the Thor Class B lineup. These Class B+ motorhomes don’t have the swivel chairs in the front but have the traditional Class C cabover look.

However, there’s no bed in the cabover. It’s a place where Thor installed a skylight. 

The 23TE features one slide with a sofa and queen size Murphy bed behind the driver’s seat. A retractable television sits across from the sofa.

The kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer combo, a two-burner range, and a closet. In the rear of the unit is a full bathroom. 

The 23TW features a huge slide along the entire driver’s side of the unit. A booth dinette is behind the driver’s seat, with a queen bed next to the dinette.

The full bathroom is across from the bed, and the kitchen is galley-style across from the dinette. Both the 23TE and 23TW are 23 feet 7 inches in length. 

Finally, the 24KB is 25 feet 10 inches and features two twin beds in the rear of the unit. The full bathroom is across from the galley-style kitchen.

One slide extends behind the driver’s seat for the jack-knife sofa. The interior and exterior color schemes differ between the Compass and Gemini models, allowing owners to choose the style they like best.

Keep in Mind: Interested in what else Thor has to offer? Take a look at the Thor Axis Class A RV!

Sanctuary and Tranquility

MSRP: Starting at $173,460

GVWR: 11,000 pounds

Length: 19 feet 7 inches

Available Floorplans: 2

The floor plans in the Sanctuary line have the front swivel chairs and wet bath. The 19LT features a small sofa behind the driver’s seat. The wet bath is next to the sofa, and the galley-style kitchen is across from the wet bath.

A 51-foot by 74-inch bed is in the rear. This is the only unit of the Thor Class B options with a permanent bed that isn’t twin-size. 

The 19PT has a refrigerator/freezer combo behind the driver’s seat and the wet bath next to it. Like the 19LT, the kitchen is across from the wet bath.

A large sofa in the rear folds out into a 70-foot by 72-inch bed. Additional seating and a removable table are also in the rear.

The bedroom area of a thor b

Compare and Contrast the Thor Class B Vans

Camper vans are great options for travelers who don’t want the hassle of hitching and unhitching.

They’re small, which means fewer amenities, but the Thor Class B lineup still has everything you need for a weekend of adventure or a week-long cross-country road trip.

If you’re considering a Class B, consider what Thor has to offer. You can buy confidently knowing the company has been in the RV industry for decades.

It clearly knows how to run an organization with its numerous acquisitions over the last 40+ years.

Which Thor Class B might be in your future?

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