Here are some of the emails and FB messages we’ve received throughout the year about the Thor Outlaw. We wanted to put them together so we can easily point to where the Q&A is and help others as well. It’s also nice to go back and read these later on.
From: George (Chip) Mauro
Your Outlaw floor plan is terrific! Looks like it lives very well. I am so smitten with the Thor Super C; 33SW or the 35SB. The floor plan and amenities in those are better than ALL the others on the Ford 550 Chassis. My concern is all the bad reviews I read about Thor products. Some real horror stories with very little support from the manufacturer. Yet they continue to sell year after year! You guys seem to have a carefree experience with your Thor, right? What would you say, most are OK or most are with problems? I don’t want to have those headaches on the road. Thanks, George
From: Denny Winkowski
Date: January 13, 2015 at 4:50:53 PM ESTHowdy Chip,Thanks for finding our site and asking the question. With any large purchase good research is key. I have heard some of those stories and like anything that is mass produced some problems will arise, but I have found the support channels to be quite good and helpful yet realistic. Thor does sell the most and the price points are the way they are for a reason. The ford chassis is solid, and Thor does a good job balancing quality and price. We fix most of our own small problems and the few small problems we did have Thor techs and support took care of. It helps being nice and trying to work with them.If it helps any people tend complain a lot more than praise, it is the nature of the beast, but for our first RV experience we are very satisfied with everything that Thor shown us.You have a 1 year warranty if buying new and feel free to take your taking delivery of it to make sure everything works to your satisfactionThe Thor Super C is sharp, best of luck and buy with confidence————————————————————————
From: Matt Ellinger
Subject: Outlaw RV
Denny and Veronica,
Hi! It’s Matt Ellinger, the Manufacturer Rep for the THOR Outlaw. I just watched your You Tube review and wanted to say thanks for the kind words and I’m glad you’re enjoying your Outlaw. Your blogs are awesome!
Wishing you many, many miles of happy camping.
From: Denny Winkowski
Date: January 8, 2015 at 10:20:07 AM EST
Subject:Re: Outlaw RVHello Matt,Happy New Year Matt and thanks for reaching out. We have been full-timing over a year now and very happy with our Outlaw. I actually met you at the Raleigh RV show back in 2013If you can do anything to help promote us, we’d appreciate it. Cheers!Denny & Veronica
From: Bill Manley
Sent: Thursday, December 4, 2014 2:23 PM
Subject: FW: question on the Thor Outlaw
I saw your website, really great! I was wondering if you or your husband could comment on the “ride” of the outlaw. I keep looking for reviews, and all of the reviews are more about the living space, and less about the actual “ride”. Does it drive well? Do the shocks perform well? Does the gasoline engine have enough power? How is the fridge, and other systems during the ride? Any info would be great appreciated,
From: Denny Winkowski
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:33 PM
To: Veronica Ibanes; Bill Manley
Subject: Re: question on the Thor Outlaw
I’m happy to try and answer any question you have so feel free to ask more. I think it is note worthy that we still love our outlaw and getting compliments on the layout
Shocks have been great and really does handle well in that regard. Does it have enough power? We have only been on the east coast and mountains of the Appalachia weren’t any problem, but we will see when we tackle the west. Regardless for 120k we paid for the gas motorhome compared to the diesel you hauler was almost double and out of budget. It is basically like drive a V10 uhaul truck and it drives accordingly. I am sure a diesel is a great way to go and the outlaw pushes it limits but so far so good.
The refrig could be bigger, I can see that being an upgrade for 2016, however they might comeback and say it can run on propane and the outlaw is good for remote boondocking place, which makes sense.
Everything is nicely packed with little vibrating noise etc. if anything getting some gas pedal soundproofing would be nice. Maybe my next project
From: “Jeff Diers”
Date: Nov 3, 2014 9:39 AM
Thanks for the info! We are for sure getting the recliner.Our adventure has a lot to do with what you and Danny have done. We found you when we were shopping for class A motorhomes with a toy hauler. Your set up is exactly what I needed to keep working on the road while my daughter slowly takes over my company back in Denver. My wife recently retired from teaching, 30 years as a kindergarten teacher. Over the last two years she has become a certified yoga instructor, plus she has been competing in triathlons for over 8 years now. She rides the road bike, I bought a Pedego electric bike to keep up. You will be picks once we get caught up on our blog.We are behind on our Blog time table wise, but should be completly caught up by end of this week. You can find us on www.whereisdiers.com.Thank you so much for sharing your experience, without your website and the initial you tube videos we watched, we may not have got off the ground!! All of your links have been a great help!I have joined you on Facebook also.Thanks and talk soon,
Jeff & Joanna DiersFrom: “Veronica”
Date: Nov 1, 2014 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: recliner
To: “Jeff Diers”
Hi Jeff, first off.. Congratulations!!!!A year living fulltime in ours and still loving it! And the dual recliner is a HUGE plus 🙂 here’s the link 🙂Enjoy! And happy travels!!!!Veronica and Dennyps we also started a thor outlaw group on facebook so we could learn from other Ourlaw owners as well———————————————————Robert JulianApr 25, 2014 9:04amHey folks, hope your adventures continue to go well. Question: how has the Outlaw been towing a vehicle? Notice any loss of power on hills? If so, how much. Thanks! Hope to see you folks on the road once we shove off!RV OutlawzApr 25, 2014 9:24amHi Robert,
Actually the ride got better, I was expecting more drag and a heaviness on the drive, but to my surprise it stabilized the back better and gave a good sense of stability. The V10 handles the cargo well and I didn’t notice any struggles on hills although we haven’t been through the mountains yet. Hope this helps and feel free to ask anything. We are in this together.
Denny. RVoutlawz.com—————————————————————–Judy Carson-CarrollJul 17, 2014 10:05pmHave you had any problems with your outlaw, we’re considering purchasing one possible the class c or super c.RV OutlawzHi Judy, we are very pleased with ours and that class c one looks pretty sweet as well. For our needs it is perfect, it holds the motorcycle and turns into an office when parked. Other RV’ers seem to like it as well.
Here is our youtube video on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_urGCBi2pE———————————————————-John PolubjakSep 13, 2014 6:45pmHello, couple here just purchased 2015 outlaw 37 L’s, planning to hit the road in 2015 for at least 6 months. Enjoy following your page . John and Fran….RV OutlawzSent by Veronica IbañesSep 13, 2014 6:52pmCongratulations!!! And it looks like you’ll be enjoying the life soon as well! We just left from the Hershey RV show to check out the new one as we got 2014, you have some nice upgrades (nicer led lights, patio pull down screen and mirrors on the cabinet doors on top of the cockpit we looked around!——————————————————————–Joop WillemsenSep 24, 2014 11:44amHi there, my name is Joop and Monique is my wife. We’re living in the Netherlands and have decided to go fulltime RVing. I expert to retire soon and therefore we startend exploring the RV market. The European campers are simply to small for us and that’s who we prefereer an USA RV. We’ve seen hundreds of movies on YouTube and websites and think that Thor is one of the best. The Outlaw is really interesting because of its multifunctional design and also the interior height. We are both long and in most RV’s I hit the ceiling in the shower. Because of the garage and bedroomloft the back of the Outlaw is higher. Last weekend we visited a Thor dealer in the UK but he was not so positive speaking about the Outlaw for use in Europe. One of his reasons was that it has normal suspension instead of hydraulic and it would not ride so comfortable. Other reason was the fuel. Because of the size and height refuelling of petrol might not always be possible af gasstations. Large trucks usually are running on diesel so for trucks the gasstations have made more room to manoeuvre. Do you have any experience with towing a trailer? I have many more questions of course. We really would appreciate your feedback. I would also like to come in contact with Outlaw experts like you living in Europe. Thanks and great love from the Netherlands.Joop and Monique.RV OutlawzSent by Veronica IbañesSep 24, 2014 11:52amJoop and Monique! Congratulations!!! We are loving our Thor and our lifestyle more everyday.. And no it’s not for everyone but if it’s your dream and you have the right teammate it’s all possible! On the Thor advice, we’re both around the 5’7 range in height so we’re good there but more than enough space for both of us, and also knew exactly what we needed and looking for before we purchased it. We needed an office and a place to take our toys more than a nice bedroom… And in the gas world.. It’s more economical for us and yes it goes slower up the mountains but we still make it it’s definitely not an off road vehicle ha… We see it as a studio on wheels.. We move to the next location and park with full hookups and park for longer than two weeks preferably a month for the rate discounts daily. We know we can’t maneuver into small state parks or un level grounds.. But if you do your slate search right you should not have problems.. Specially looking out for small bridges in our paths but please send as many questions as you need!——————————————————————