hi. I'm Joel Graham national sales manager at thor motor coach today we're going to discuss the all-new 2016 thor motor coach siesta sprinter joining me today is Adam Odell sales representative of thor motor coach who's going to go through some of the nice features that this coach has to offer Adam can you explain to me some of the items that make this coach safe and strong going down the road sure you know.
I store motor coach we really take a lot of pride and innovation versatility and affordability. So, honestly rather than be just actually talking about it why don't we just take a peek at it and. I'll see you in person perfect sounds good call me all of our motorhomes are engineered using the best combination of aluminum steel and fiberglass the walls and roof are constructed from aluminum which provides a strong yet lightweight skeleton to support the overall house of the motor home our floors are built from steel the heavier steel construction helps lower the overall center of gravity of the motor home while providing an excellent platform to help insulate the interior of the RV from road noise the insulation within the walls roof and floor is low density polystyrene foam the insulation is form fitted to all structural areas to provide protection from the exterior elements the side walls are finished in fiberglass large flat sheets or rolls of fiberglass are laid upon a lamination table to be prepped and bonded to lay aluminum structure a large glue applicator runs beads of adhesive every inch down the length of the structure to ensure one hundred percent coverage now the lamination process takes place the entire walls roof and floor are inserted into an individual lamination bed where air is removed and pressure is applied causing the adhesive in the walls to flash also known as vacuum bonding this flashing permanently Bond's all the layers together providing an optimal structure to build a motor home with a lamination process complete a final routing of all cutouts in the structure is performed all openings in the walls and roof are framed in aluminum while the floor is all framed in steel this extra step ensures the openings are always sized correctly.
So, items like windows vents and entry doors will fit each and every time well Adam seems like a well-constructed motorhome a question. I have is if. I'm traveling across the country or just going on a weekend getaway how much storage do.
I actually have to take my stuff with me great question. So, earlier. I mentioned to you how for motor coach has innovation right sure we pride ourselves on innovation.
So, there's three things. I want to point out all those storage all right bring you around here and show you. So, number one all right, if you notice around the edges here raising steel all right this is a basement storage coach okay and lieu of having one side wall all the way to the bottom and having holes cut out for the storage we actually stop it here and create a steel cage construction for the storage all right all the steel is actually cut at more ride okay it's all going to be laser-cut precision.
So, therefore to the highest degree all right and lieu of that we also have the rotocast or departments okay it's a five fun plastic therefore giving you the opportunity where it can trot mold or mildew its steel and carpet what what could happen, if you get sweat okay get mildew it kid rust good rest oh and, if you have allergies what you know what can happen yeah you can sneeze and right okay. So, in lieu of using this steel and carpet we use a five splint lastic all right into basically an injection mold and it can trot mold or mildew okay well that's great and lastly, if you notice these nice side hinge baggage doors ok there's side his number one they're not going to be over him. So, therefore you're not the duck below to get to your actual stuff its side hinged and every door that we have is fully insulated and it's all aluminum again aluminum can't do what okay Russ exactly right.
So, therefore blooming them steal and the fios one plastic ensures for your stores we safe and sound throughout the entire years of camping wow that's great Adam can you show me some items on the back of the motor oil well Adam now that you've showed me all the great storage at this store motor coach siesta has to offer what type of towing do. I have can. I toe a vehicle can.
I tow a trailer can you explain that to me good question you know earlier. I mentioned you innovation okay now. I'm going to talk to you about versatility alright the beauty of our sprinter product that is very very versatile alright.
So, therefore do you want to tow a car vote or bike you had the opportunity to tow up to 5,000 pounds wow that's great. So, 5,000 pounds is a huge thing on this because a lot of people are telling what Oh little cars little trailers things like that they can get around sure okay. So, very very big deal.
I also Joe, if you notice the entire rear of this coach it's a one piece rear fiberglass mold of cap all right now, if you notice there's no seams in it right sure anymore on the entire cat top to bottom now what's the benefit happen though seems less chance for separation water to get in right and it looks nice suit shirt though is all one piece all right. So, with that being said we have a ladder right now with our ladder what we do is we're actually going to place electro galvanized steel behind this to book basically the plate it to keep it from you know you know sagging or from you know denting the back of this or whatever. So, we put a letter galvanized steel in the back of this last, but not least, if you notice up here we're going to have a backup camera now the video this backup camera is is that it has 19 LED night vision lights in it alright.
So, therefore even at night time, if you're in a tight situation when you're backing up it'll prevent you from hitting your coach and cause any future damage well Adam. I hear a lot about motorhomes being self contained yeah don't really hear that a lot in travel trailers can you explain to me a little bit about what self-contained means in a Motorhome yeah self-contained basically means that this coach here is equipped with a generator okay water heater and three tanks you have a freshwater tank a black tank and a grey tank alright. So, what that means is that it's self-contained is that you literally can take this motor home in the middle of the woods, if you have the resources for it so, if you have enough fuel and water you can actually camp which we call it dry camping for as long as you have resources for wow that's great now the generator is get it run off of LP or gas or what is available on this siesta well standard in the cs is going to be a 3600 LP generator by Onan okay and we do have the optional 3200 aw diesel generator okay now either way the LP will run off the actual LP tank and the diesel, if you option it in now to run off the actual diesel fuel tank itself okay that's great well thanks for the explanation yeah well now that we've looked at all the storage on the outside know that this motorhome can tow a vehicle tow a trailer now we know it's self-contained actly what that means why don't we go on the inside and take a look and see what this yeste has to offer my desk oh right well.
I don't know that we're sitting in the cab of the siesta sprinter motorhome feels nice and compact up here how easy is this motorhome to drive you know it's a good question and back to that verse it's the only thing that. I talked about because it's such a big deal with Thor. I mean innovation versatility and affordability huge alright.
So, the versatility this coach is that. I recently took a 2,000 mile road trip and honestly the way that it moves in and out of traffic is unbelievable. I mean.
I. I'm literally it's almost like i'm driving a normal sized vehicle really. So, i can maneuver in traffic.
I can park almost anywhere. I feel comfortable in this. I feel safe and honestly.
I was disappointed when. I got back in my roller card to come back home drives that know it drives that nice yes it does Wow um safety features um you know whenever you're looking at an automobile safety is always a very important part yeah can you go over a few safety features at this Mercedes Sprinter has to offer yeah well a couple things first off is that it's gonna have air bags all right and the driver side and the passenger side all right we also have side belt safety harnesses all right from the factory okay all right and also for visibility see those side mirrors all right they're gonna be nice and big and oversized therefore you can see your blind spot when. I was driving this coach.
I had no issues at all with white spots because that bottom here it's incredible that's great it really is all right and last, but not least back up camera all right. So, actually it's right here you can see it and you can exit just from the outside, if you want to, but back in camera also helps, if your tone of vehicle yeah um another thing that's very popular vehicles these days is GPS. I'll make your selling down the road and you're navigating through unfamiliar towns this is this coach equipped with GPS good good question um what we decided to go ahead and do is that what we found is that people are.
I guess they're more leaning towards their smartphone nowadays for GPS okay. So, what we decided to do is actually go away from putting GPS in the axial module all right and we've added an hdmi output here all right therefore this has the capability to mirror your smartphone Wow. So, therefore the navigation you have on your smartphone you put it down here you hook it up and then that image all right will literally appear itself on this screen it's awesome.
I mean. I use on my trip it's awesome that's also, if you got somebody traveling with you has got to make it easy for the passenger to actually type in addresses and navigate to pop up on the screen and get the driver to go where they're looking to go and plus while you're doing that there's a USB port and it charges your phone too wow that's incredible charging right that's incredible well you know Adam the front of this cab looks extremely comfortable nice a lot of safety features as you mentioned and also you know just the wood dash applique up here with the nice wood grain gives a nice high-end feel to the siesta sprinter motorhomes. So, thank you for going through these features with us and, if you don't mind maybe we take a look at the living room and offer now we're in the living room part of the siesta motor coach you know what's important to a lot of folks is seating seat belts eating it is a tight small motor home.
So, can you go over a little bit of what type of capacity it has yeah you know one of the biggest concerns in a small motor home being 24 feet is you know where am. I gonna sit my friends family you know people in the camp ground they want to come over to our camper sure okay. So, what we've done is we have the sofa which can see two or three okay, but we teamed up with Mercedes alright and being that we're an innovative company we actually have the two front captain and co-captain chairs that will swivel around and actually literally double your interior living room sitting area wow that's great that's really good that's what i call innovation.
I like it all right well Adam now that you've talked about the great seating capacity in this small little motorhome something that. I noticed when. I first walked into this coach is the beautiful cabinetry gives you a residential field almost something that you would find in some people's homes right good thing you brought that up because again with our innovation and versatility this cabinetry and which.
I'm very proud about this is the first custom-built cabinet in our small motor homes that we've done all right that there is a high-end real hardwood high gloss maple cabin door and this is all custom built or this entire coach really yeah wow that's incredible well Adam the cabinetry is a beautiful feature that this coach has to offer and it is standard looking around this motor home to. I see a lot of other features that really give it a nice residential feel ya you know from the top down this coach we really want to give it that home looking at home feel cuz when you're away from home be kind of sometimes you kind of want to be home. So, what we did is we we combine those two and you know with the chemistry and how that looks, if you look at the floor ok i want to point this out real quick because number one this is our brand new vinyl floor using and has a very very high-end look.
I mean literally from the top down you can't even tell it's not like tile it's very very real looking so, if you also notice that we have no seams on our floor get. So, full we did notice that your goals there and we also take the vinyl all the way to the edge all right we don't cut around any furniture. So, when.
I open this vinyl still below there all right we put the bottle to the edge and put the furniture on top of it therefore it can't curl up or overtime you know change the look of it sure ok. So, in combination with the floor and the cabinetry let's talk about the chef's kitchen. I call this the chef's kitchen because it's.
So, versatile and that's what we're about you know that innovation and versatility is huge with us. So, having this kitchen. So, nice and quaint is that you've got the one piece bowl here all right that's all stainless steel very residential very nice-looking you have the fall set which comes off.
So, so you can come in around even have the stovetop over here with a flat surface. So, that's gonna do what for that give you more countertop is going to give you more counter space in the key and that Coach like this is counter space because you never have enough sure right. So, by adding that adds to that counter space right perfect also.
I noticed to it comes standard perfect exactly given you know his innovation that is an advantage innovation. So, look at this. I mean you've got what plenty of room here to put pots pans and you can store stuff.
So, small coaches don't have this sure all right that's a big big deal all right convection microwave all right and last, but not least to add to that residential style we're doing full drawer guys, if it's a roller ball bearing and their full extension. So, you can get to the very back of this no prom at all wow this you guys have just done a great job very nice appointed front living room area residential feel as. I look into the back of the coach though.
I see a huge sleeping space back there yeah oh man why can't ya maybe you can show me a little bit about that Joe got it homey with adding to the versatility of the 24 st this has twin beds in the back of this coach all right. So, you've got two twin beds and they're going to be each 30 x 73 inches in addition to that there is a cushion that will actually fill in the portion that's missing and make that one huge king bed which will be 90 x 73 inches well Adam we really appreciate you coming out today and going over the nice features and benefits of the exterior interior the all-new 2016 thor motor coach siesta my pleasure thanks rob me at thor motor coach we build many of the world's most recognized brands of motorhomes to make sure your new motor home is the perfect fit for you and your family our engineers work with more ride international the leader in chassis modification to design and construct the foundation for your motorhome more ride provides the steel assembly that makes up the basement storage and support structure of the motorhome rauch a C's come to us from leading chassis builders like Ford Chevrolet freightliner and mercedes-benz computer-aided design models allow thor motor coach engineers to provide more ride all the information needed to make the perfect parts for each chassis a specialized steel cutting and forming process is used for each individual part the use of these metal forming machines help create consistency throughout the build many chassis 'he's need to be modified based on the floor plan of the motorhome these chassis zeeeee will be stretched to provide the optimum combination of storage and drivability steel see channels are welded in place to provide strength and rigidity the lengthening of the chassis requires a modified driveline new drive shafts connect to the transmission and rear differential specialized machines are used to create the correct drive angles and balance the new drive shafts before being installed on the unit steel cross members make up the largest section of the structure spanning horizontally from side to side over the main frame rails these cross members support the floor of the coach while evenly spreading the weight of the coach for better stability while driving with the newly formed structure in place the chassis is brought in for painting to protect the raw steel from the elements this special paint is formulated to help inhibit rust and corrosion special attention is spent to ensure only the steel structure is painted leaving all of the automotive components with the standard coating provided by the chassis manufacturer even though you can't see what is beneath the beauty of the motorhome you can be certain thor motor coach and more ride. International have created a strong foundation meant to stand the test of time you.