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thor tiffin logo By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a move that may be greeted by some with disappointment, RV giant Thor Industries has bought out Tiffin Motorhomes. The selling price, $300 million, was coughed up by Thor through cash and a company draw-down of existing asset-based credit. The official sign-off took place Friday, December 18. With Tiffin sold, will things stay the same? Independent ownership “makes a significant difference” Bob Tiffin founded the coach-building company in 1972. Since then, generations of Tiffin owners have unitedly sworn their rigs were some of the best on the market. Here’s a statement from Tiffin, when it still truly was a family-owned RV manufacturer: “Tiffin Motorhomes is proud to be one of the few family-operated manufacturers in the industry, and it makes a significant difference in how our company operates versus our competitors. For starters, with the Tiffin name on every coach, building a superior motorhome isn’t just our occupation. It’s a matter of personal pride, a pursuit we have committed our lives to perfecting.” Here’s the source – but look fast, Thor may take this down soon. Thor reliability issues We know Tiffin owners personally. They’ve told us how reliable their rigs have been, how dependable and, of course, how little their rigs have spent in down-time, awaiting repairs. We also know that when there were glitches, the company stood ready to take care of the problems, and usually did so quickly. But what happens now, with Tiffin sold and […]