Editor’s Note: The following article, authored by Lazelle Jones for the January 2015 issue of Family Motor Coaching magazine, offers an inside look at the Outlaw 29H Class C toy hauler motorhome by Thor Motor Coach. The magazine is published by Cincinnati-based Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). For the full story click here.
As the RV industry enjoys a healthy upswing, manufacturers continue to produce innovative products that allow RVers to spend their leisure time however they prefer. One example: toy-hauler motorhomes, which ATV, motorcycle, and side-by-side enthusiasts use to transport their adult toys to a destination while taking along the creature comforts of their home on wheels.
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) designers have applied technologies from the company’s Type A toy haulers and put them to good use when creating Type C models. One model, the Outlaw, is offered in Type A, Type C, and Super C floor plans for 2015.
Not long ago, I inspected the Outlaw 29H, a Type C toy hauler built on the Ford E-450 chassis and powered by Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V-10 gasoline engine. The engine develops 305 horsepower and 420 pound-feet torque and is married to a five-speed automatic transmission with a tow-haul mode. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the E-450 is 14,500 pounds, and the gross combination weight rating (GCWR) is 22,000 pounds.
I checked the total gross vehicle weight, which came in at 12,400 pounds. This included a half-full tank of fuel (tank capacity is 55 gallons) and one adult aboard (approximately 150 pounds). The fresh-, gray-, and black-water holding tanks and the 6-gallon water heater were empty.
The Outlaw 29H comes with a manufacturer’s base suggested retail price of $106,275. The only options to be added to all the other equipment and appointments that come standard are a four-point hydraulic leveling system featuring an auto-level function, a power driver’s seat, and holding tanks with heat pads.
A fully appointed Type C motorhome, the Outlaw 29H comes standard with all of the amenities one might expect in such a unit. A coach-wide interior wall separates the rear cargo area from the residential front of the coach; when the center-aisle interior door is closed, you would never guess this unit is designed to haul toys.
The area above the cab houses a sleeping quarter that hosts a couple of adults comfortably. A panel in the platform bed can be rearranged to permit ease of movement between the cockpit and the salon area when the bed is not in use. On the cab-over’s curb side, a 32-inch flat-screen television is mounted to the wall. It is attached to a robotic-type arm that allows it to be pulled out and adjusted for viewing from anywhere in the galley/salon areas.
The 29H includes a street-side slideout in the living area that measures 133 inches long, 18 inches deep, and 82 inches high on the interior. The slideout is extended and retracted using a track-guide electric mechanism. Touch the wall-mounted button and the slideout responds quickly. The slideout comes with a topper awning.
The slideout houses a sofa bed that can sleep two adults or a couple of kids. A tabletop can be set up next to the sofa for dining or whenever a flat surface is needed. A post for the table inserts into a slot in the interior floor.
Aft of the sofa, also in the slideout, is the full-service galley, which includes a countertop with cabinets and drawers below, a large double-bowl sink, and a three-burner cooktop. A microwave-convection oven hangs above the cooktop. Finished wood cabinets that yield copious amounts of storage line the upper walls.
Opposite the slideout, aft of the main side entry door, is a 6-cubic-foot refrigerator and a pull-out pantry.
A full-service bathroom is next in line on the curb side of the 29H. This area includes a porcelain toilet, a lavatory counter that sits atop a cabinet complex, and a mini tub with faux-glass sliding shower doors.
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