Thor Outlaw toy hauler 37RB brought the idea of motor-home to the new levels, keeping residential interior it also includes the garage with capacity of 2,500 lbs for toys....
Thor Industries was founded in 1980 by Wade Thompson and Peter Orthwein with the purchase of famous Airstream.
Over the years the company acquired such big RV industry names like Dutchmen, Heartland, Crossroad, Keystone, Jayco and became one of the biggest RV manufacturers in US. In this “crowded” RV environment the Thor Motor Coach clearly keeps the first position as the biggest manufacturer of motorhomes in North America.
Interestingly, the Thor Motor Coach decided to “expand” the traditional design of motorhomes to fully reflect the functionality of residential “home-away-from-home” by adding the “garage”. As the result the Thor Motor Coach is probably the only manufacturer making motorhome-type toy haulers. Currently the company offers a series of Outlaw toy haulers based on class-C and correspondingly class-A motorhomes. Following is the presentation of “luxurious” A-class model 37RB.
Thor Outlaw 37RB A-Class motor-home toy hauler
From the outside the Outlaw 37RB looks like the traditional bus-like A-class motorhome. What makes the difference is the interior floor-plan. Compared to traditional motorhomes the residential-like living area is only slightly reduced (thanks to slide-outs and loft). At the same time a spacious garage and patio are added opening new possibilities once the toys are out. For example the garage can serve as an extra sleeping space, mobile office, dog kennel or together with the rear patio as the large lounge or place for party….
Outlaw 37RB Toy Hauler: floor-plan
Outlaw 37BG version - floor-plan
In most (if not all) A-class motorhomes, the cockpit makes part of the living area. Such design is even more important in toy haulers where the “residential” part of the RV is substantially reduced to make room for the garage. The reclining/swivel Leatherette Captain’s chairs together with small but elegant stow-away coffee table make a comfortable lunge area when on the campground. On the passenger side you will also find little pull-out table. Thanks to 110Vac and 12Vdc outlets it can be used as an “on-road” office (Dash Workstation).
The Thor Outlaw 37RB is designed to sleep 8 persons. To make it possible the cockpit houses a “hide-away” overhead bunk (54” x 74”). At the touch of the button it drops down about half-way offering the sleeping space for two on a Cotton Cloud mattress (ladder access). Dual power roller shades on the windshield and manual ones on side windows guarantee the privacy but only from the outside.
Obviously the cockpit includes modern high-end truck’s control and audio equipment (backup monitor, heated exterior mirrors w/integrated side-view cameras etc …..). But it also houses purely RV-related Automatic Leveling Jacks control touch-pad panel.
Cockpit - on the right the Dash Workstation (mini-office)
Overhead bunk - here partially lowered down
... and here an elegant "mini-lounge" with coffee table
The galley located on the curbside shares motorhome’s center-area with the living “quarters”. Thanks to residential look the kitchen nicely fits into the living space. Deep high-gloss glazed cabinetry with fair amount of storage space, shelves and drawers as well as solid surface countertop w/tile backsplash bring stylishness. Stove w/oven, built-in 30” microwave, 11 cu. feet stainless-steel double-door refrigerator, double-bowl sink, high-rise faucet with pull-out sprayer adds to the overall elegance. The flash-mounted solid covers over the stove and sink fully match the countertop, so once they are deployed the galley actually looks like part of the living room.
The dining area (together with the refrigerator) is placed in the slide-out on the street-side of the motorhome. The leatherette dinette booth is comfortably spacious so it can be used even when on the road (obviously in closed slide-out configuration and with safety belts attached). Two cup holders in the dining table will allow you to keep your favorite drinks handy!
Model 37RB: galley
The residential vinyl flooring, soft-touch ceiling and LED lighting makes it a warm place you can enjoy. You wouldn’t find here the classic Entertainment Center, however for sure you will have hard time to miss your favorite TV programs. Four TV screens are offered as the standard features including one in the living area (above the entrance door), one in the bedroom (model 37RB only), one in the “garage” and finally one exterior. If this is not enough, the loft is also TV pre-wired. Note that TVs are connected to interior HDMI video distribution system, BlueRay DVD Player (Living area), and also to digital TV antenna and cable. The Bluetooth coach stereo system (w/application control) takes care of audio (including exterior speakers).
The overhead cabinets located above the dinette booth offer easy to access storage space.
Model 37RB: interior seen from the Master Bedroom
Model 37RB: interior (view from the cockpit)
Model 37BG: Quite different layout with dinette both on the curbside, leatherette sofa and kitchen on the street-side of the motor-home.
Model 37BG - dinette booth and behind the full bathroom
It’s a split bathroom with shower cabin separated from the toilet. You can see it also like a “walking-through” bath where the toilet and large vanity with sink is on one side of the RV while the shower cabin is on the opposite side. Under normal circumstances the toilet’s privacy is assured by the hinged door, so it can be used without closing the interior passage from the living area to the Master Bedroom and farther to the garage. However when it comes to the shower, for privacy the passage must be closed. The bath door is then rotated 90 degrees to separate the bathroom from the living area while the sliding door closes the access from the bedroom. One can say – at this moment the split bathroom is connected back together.
While it may not be the most practical solution in the large rig designed for up to 8 persons, it’s still quite clever design given obvious space limitations.
The shower cabin (32” x 24”) has sliding glass doors. The cabin is quite tight, but the skylight makes it feel more spacious (at the end it may not help, but at least it looks bright and roomy).
In contrast, the toilet itself is really spacious and quite residential - large vanity with stainless-steel sink and solid-surface countertop, plenty of storage and dual-door medicine cabinet with mirrors. And the obvious item – the porcelain, foot-flashed toilet.
BTW – just to make it clear - the garage has it’s own side-entrance door so when the shower is in use (bathroom “off-limits”) there is a way to get to the bedroom!
The model 37BG has a classic bathroom including all three features: toilet, vanity and shower cabin in one place. As the result, the passage along the motorhome is not obstructed when the bath is in use.
Model 37RB: Split bathroom with vanity and toilet separated from the shower cabin
The master Bedroom is located in the central part of the coach, next to the garage. Well, maybe calling the main sleeping area “Master Bedroom” is a bit of exaggeration, however compared to the model 37BG, the 37RB offers the “private” sleeping corner. Housed in an extra slide-out with wardrobe, TV screen, privacy doors and possibility to include the whole bathroom, it certainly has some characteristics of the master bedroom.
Queen-size bed with a Denver mattress promises comfort. The wardrobe w/drawers and mirror doors as well as overhead cabinets provide space for linen and cloths. Needless to say that bedroom includes the TV screen! There are even two miniature night-stands with solid-surface countertops on both sides of the bed. They are good to keep phone, drink, but that is pretty much all….
The bedroom also provides access (staircase) to the loft located in the garage. Obviously it is a “crawling” area, but nevertheless, it includes full-size bed, storage cabinetry, two windows with roller shades and is pre-wired for TV. Given the fact that the loft leads to the Master Bedroom, it is a perfect place for children (note the safe staircase access instead of the typical ladder). It also implies that the loft’s TV screen should probably stay as never materialized option.
The privacy of the Master Bedroom is assured by solid sliding doors (bathroom side) and glass sliding doors with the power roller shade (garage side).
The model 37BG does not have any “private” sleeping space. While it can accommodate up to 10 persons, all beds (bunks and sofas) are located in the common open space.
Model 37RB: Master Bedroom (slide-out)
The rear garage is a focal point of both Outlaw 37RB/BG toy haulers. The 37RB garage is a bit shorter (10’2”) compared to the length of the 37BG one (13’6”). So this may be a crucial factor when choosing the “right” model.
The Drop-Down Zero-Gravity Ramp Door effortlessly opens to either serve as the patio or ramp (7’2” x 8’4”). Thanks to the “snap-in” patio system with railings the process of setting up the outdoor space is a breeze. The only limitation is the load (BTW 1,500 lbs limit is quite generous). To make it more “user” friendly, the patio is equipped with power awning protecting from sun and rain.
The garage has tread plate, non-slip flooring so it is easy to keep it clean from any stains. Multiple tie-down rings are available for securing toys. As in most toy haulers, the garage is designed as a “multipurpose” area, so for example once the toys are out it can be easily converted to an extra living space. Two opposing leatherette Jack-Knife sofas (model 37BG standard, model 37RB option), TV screen and Bluetooth stereo system offer possibility to use the garage as the large lounge, play-room…. (obviously the patio extension greatly helps). But this is not all. You will also find standard bug screen curtain over the rear opening to provide protection from “flying creatures”.
For night two jack-knife sofas can be converted into full-size bed (60” x 75”) so the garage can serve as the sleeping space. Attic fan with cover, air ventilation sidewall vents and 5k BTU (6k in 37BG) A/C should make sleeping comfortable regardless the weather. The garage of the model 37BG is also equipped with a queen-size drop-down bunk w/Denver mattress (60” x 75”) adding extra sleeping space for two.
Model 37RB: garage with optional Jack-knife sofas.
Garage set to sleeping area: Model 37BG includes standard power bunk (upper level) and 2 Jack-knife sofas providing sleeping place for 4 persons. Model 37RG does not have bunk bed and the 2 sofas are optional.
Bracket for pet's leash is located behind the rear axle, next to the rear side-entrance
Exterior width (1)
Exterior height (2)
Interior height (3)
Patio load (5)
Fresh water tank
Grey water tank
Black water tank
Extra seat belt positions
1. Without exterior mirrors
2. With A/C
3. Lowest headroom is 80” (garage under the loft)
4. Gross Combined Weight Rating is defined as the maximum weight of the tandem: tow vehicle (in this case Thor Outlaw 37xx) and eventual towed vehicle (normally it will be a trailer, but in this case eventually towed behind passenger car). In other words the GCWR is the maximum weight of the towing vehicle (including passengers & payload) and towed vehicle.
5. Maximum load on the patio (includes patio furniture and people)
6.8L Triton V10
Original Ford F53 chassis
... and its modified version for Thor Outlaw toy haulers 37RB/BG
Dashboard Workstation (mini on-road office)
Model 37RB: Pull-out pantry
One of newest upgrades: 11 cu. ft residential fridge (available starting from 2016 models)
Main Bedroom (model 37RB only)
Model 37RB: Bedroom (large wardrobe with swing TV screen). On the left staircase leading to the loft
Model 37RB: Power rolling shade on the sliding garage doors assures privacy
Loft (model 37RB only)
Model 37RB: loft is a perfect sleeping (and hide-out) place for children
Additional Sleeping Areas
Model 37RB: garage with optional Jack-knife sofa in folded position. On the right the small metal storage....
Garage and Patio
Rear patio deck with easy to deploy railings
One of rotocast storage compartments
.... and the drain hole
Xantrex Inverter control panel is located next to the front entrance door
All in all - when it comes to the choice between the models 37RB and 37BG the first one is definitely the most popular. It offers spacious garage without jeopardizing the residential look and feel of the living area. And "residential" includes the Master Bedroom with high level of privacy and the loft for children. The 37BG seems to be a favorite choice for those in need of larger garage and more sleeping space. But these imply no privacy....
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