Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is debuting new additions to the Tuscany XTE, Hurricane, Four Winds, Axis, Windsport, Chateau and Vegas motorhomes at the Annual RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky this week.

The Tuscany XTE 40AX focuses on entertaining the masses. Reclining theater seats are positioned directly across from a 60-inch LED Smart HDTV. The TV retracts into the counter below when it’s not in use, giving way to a beautiful view of the outdoors. The 40AX also features an additional 40-inch LED TV, which is convenient when sitting down at the dinner table. Preparing meals and storing the leftovers is a breeze with the residential kitchen appliances, standard in every Tuscany XTE motorhome. The custom-built Amish cabinetry will amaze and delight, looking like it came out of a coach costing thousands of dollars more.

2015 Tuscany XTE Diesel PushersThe Tuscany XTE motorhome line-up gains not one, but two new floor plans with the addition of the 40BX. It’s the first in the XTE line-up to offer bunk beds. Bunk beds have been so popular in gas motorhomes that it only made sense Thor Motor Coach introduced it to their Class A diesels. TMC puts a twist of their own by implementing a unique three-door arrangement that gives the bunk area complete privacy from the living area of the coach. Your kids will feel like they truly have a bedroom of their own, especially when it comes time to watching their favorite cartoon or DVD on their own bunk TV.

Thor Motor Coach has created a better solution to those wanting a coach with two bathrooms.
The Hurricane and Windsport models now have a “half-and-a-bath” in the 35C floor plan. Instead of placing the full bathroom in the rear and the half bathroom in the middle, they switched the locations. You can enjoy true privacy and not have your guests trudging through your bedroom to take a shower. TMC paid close attention to owners’ needs with this floor plan and created an astounding amount of walk space in the bedroom, a multitude of dresser and closet space, and a variety of sleeping areas. TMC didn’t forget the entertainment aspect and answered it with theater seating and the Always-in-View™ 40-inch LED TV.

Thor Motor Coach’s “Recreational Utility Vehicle”, referred to as the RUV, continues to grow with the addition of the 25.2, available in Axis and Vegas RUV brands. The RUV is sized like a large SUV, and drives like one, but offers so much more. The 25.2 is the first in the line-up to feature a bedroom slideout that houses a walk-around queen size bed with a Denver Mattress. The innovative L-shaped sofa with a removable pedestal table provides a place to eat, a place to watch TV, or a place to sleep.

Excitement surrounds the 29G, which is available in both Four Winds and Chateau motorhomes. Thor Motor Coach understands Class C owners want convenient and functional amenities outside as much as they do inside. To respond to the demands, they now offer an exterior kitchen as standard on the 29G. The exterior kitchen features a refrigerator, kitchen sink and portable gas grill. To go the extra step, you can opt for an exterior 32-inch TV as well.

“The number one reason people buy one motorhome over another is because the floor plan fit their needs or their lifestyle,” said Gary Stanton, Product Manager at Thor Motor Coach. “We continually push ourselves to build new and innovative models for our valued dealer partners. We want them excited about the new line-up and to share their enthusiasm with the consumer.”

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Now through February 2015, Georgia State Park Logo at participating state parks. Many of the RV sites have water, sewer and electric amenities.

Those with four-legged children are welcome to bring their leashed canine family members along.

To take advantage of this offer, use promotional code SnowBird50% when calling 1-800-864-7275 or on www.GaStateParks.org/reservations. For additional details, please visit www.gastateparks.org/snowbird.

This special discount is valid for campsites at six participating state parks scattered across middle and South Georgia, including Florence Marina, Kolomoki Mounds, Magnolia Springs, Reed Bingham, Seminole, and Stephen C. Foster. Chattahoochee Bend State Park, an hour south of Atlanta near Newnan, is offering the 50 per cent discount from December 12, 2014 to February 28, 2015. The parks offer unparalleled natural surroundings, quietness and serenity, historical perspectives, and something uniquely different about each one for discerning cold-weather escapees. Most are within easy driving distance of other state parks that offer discounts on winter golfing.

Fast Facts on the Snowbird Special:
– One-time ParkPass entrance fee of $5.00 not included.
– Reservations are necessary, but there are no extra fees for making reservations
– When reserving online, the full rate is charged, but is adjusted to the discount price on arrival. Best to call the park directly for reservations.
– Discount applies to all tent and RV camping, with or without hookups (Most have electric and water, some have sewer)

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Campers in Michigan State Park

Campers in Michigan State Park

The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting campground host applications with positions available as early as April and as late as October, 2015.

Campground hosts are responsible for 30 hours of service per week, including directing visitors to their campsites, answering questions about the park or recreation area, planning campground activities and performing light park maintenance duties. Volunteer duties take place throughout the summer (including weekends and holidays), with a minimum commitment of four consecutive weeks.

Individuals and/or teams (such as husband and wife) at least 18 years old are eligible to apply for campground host positions. Hosts must furnish their own camping unit, equipment and personal items.

Hosts are screened and interviewed by site managers and selection is based on familiarity with the state park system, camping experience, special skills, availability and knowledge of the area.

New campground hosts are required to attend training, which will take place June 3-4, 2015, at the Ralph A. MacMullan Center in Roscommon, Michigan.

For additional information about the DNR’s Campground Host Program and how to apply, go to www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers or contact Miguel Rodriguez at 517-284-6127.

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