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Who Owns Tiffin Motorhomes and Where Are They Made?

Who Owns Tiffin Motorhomes and Where Are They Made?

You’ve probably heard of Tiffin and have likely seen their popular rigs on the road. But who owns Tiffin Motorhomes, and where are they made? Are Tiffin motorhomes good quality? And what’s this about Tiffin being purchased by another company?

In this post, we’re looking at Tiffin to see how they match up with other manufacturers of high-class rigs in the RV industry.

Who Owns Tiffin Motorhomes?

Tiffin is an RV manufacturer founded by Bob Tiffin in 1972. It became a family business that included Mr. Tiffin’s children and grandchildren. Leigh Tiffin is currently President of The Tiffin Group.

In December 2020, Thor Industries (the parent company behind RV brands like Airstream, Jayco, the Erwin Hymer Group, and Thor Motor Coach) purchased Tiffin Motorhomes (along with its towables division, Vanleigh RV).

But even with this purchase, Bob Tiffin and his family remain at the helm of Tiffin, continuing their longstanding reputation for producing high-quality recreational vehicles. The Tiffin family is still involved in day-to-day operations, and Bob Tiffin, 82 years old as we write this post, seems to have no intention of retiring!

Each company within THOR Industries operates independently from the other THOR companies, so Tiffin continues to run separately from Thor Motor Coach.

Tiffin’s service operations were not transferred to THOR Industries, and Tiffin’s Class A service is still handled in Red Bay, Alabama. Class C (Wayfarer) service continues to be handled in Winfield, Alabama.

Where Are Tiffin Motorhomes Made?

Tiffin Motorhomes is headquartered in Red Bay, Alabama. Three generations of the Tiffin family run the daily operations of this luxury RV company at three locations in Red Bay and Winfield, Alabama, and Belmont, Mississippi.

Tiffin ceased their 8-year manufacturing of towable RVs in March of 2023 and closed Vanleigh RV, their towable division, formerly located in Burnsville, Mississippi.

Are Tiffin Motorhomes Good Quality?

Tiffin has a 50-year history of building RVs and a solid reputation in the industry. Like all complex machines, their RVs can have some issues to work through. But that’s typical for just about all brands, which need some shake-down time to clear any punch list items.

The Tiffin brand has a reputation for quality and customer service similar to other high-class motorhomes, like Newmar Motorhomes and Entegra Coach.

We toured the Tiffin Motorhome factory in Red Bay, Alabama in 2013, so we’re re-sharing our video of that tour below. We were surprised by the level of access we were given at Tiffin. We were allowed right alongside most of the workers as they built these beautiful motorhomes, and filming was no problem.

At Tiffin’s paint facility, we were given earplugs, safety glasses, and a map and were allowed to roam freely around the place.

During the final check & assembly phase of construction, we were encouraged to hop on any coach while it was being finished. We could even ask technicians questions about the RVs while they were working on them.

What Types of Motorhomes Are Made By Tiffin?

Tiffin Motorhomes continues to manufacture Class A, Class C, and Class B motorhomes. If you see a towable from Vanleigh RV on the road, that’s from Tiffin’s towables division. Let’s take a look at one of each of the three classes of RVs from Tiffin’s 2024 line of motorhomes.

Tiffin Allegro Bus 45 BTP — Class A

This Bob Tiffin Limited Edition Allegro Bus is a Class A motorhome celebrating Tiffin’s founder in his 51st year with the company. As a tribute to Mr. Tiffin’s legacy, the Allegro Bus 45 BTP is limited to only 82 coaches, symbolizing Bob Tiffin’s age in 2024, the year this rig is being manufactured.

Bob and Judy Tiffin in the 2024 Limited Edition Allegro Bus manufactured as a tribute to their remarkable contributions to the RV industry.

Tiffin owners Bob and Judy Tiffin in the 2024 Limited Edition Allegro Bus manufactured as a tribute to their remarkable contributions to the RV industry. (Photo source: Tiffin Motorhomes)

This luxury rig’s paint job evokes the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and even has a slide facia that resembles a Packard grill, Mr. Tiffin’s favorite car. According to Tiffin, every detail of the Allegro Bus 45 BTP reflects Bob Tiffin’s influence on the motorhome industry.

A Tiffin Class A Allegro Bus

A Tiffin Class A Allegro Bus 45 BTP. Only 82 of these limited-edition coaches are being made. (Photo source: Tiffin Motorhomes)

The 2024 version of the Allegro Bus is built on a PowerGlide Raised Rail Chassis (PowerGlide is Tiffin’s own custom-engineered chassis) and has a Cummins diesel engine and an Allison 3000 MH 6-speed automatic transmission. After owning two motorhomes with Cummins engines and Allison transmissions, we heartily agree with those choices.

This Limited Edition 45 BTP is 45′ long and can sleep up to five people. It has a bath and a half and four slideouts. With 100-gallon fresh and gray water tanks and a 55-gallon black water tank, the Allegro Bus can handle some serious boondocking and full-time travel.

2024 Tiffin Wayfarer 25 JW — Class C

The Wayfarer is one of Tiffin’s Class C motorhome offerings. The 2024 Wayfarer is available in four floorplans. The 25 JW features sandstone cabinets, champagne decor, an Etna Linen leatherette, and a 146 sq. ft. interior.

The Wayfarer is 25′ 8″ long and is built on the Mercedes-Benz 3500XD dual-wheel cutaway chassis. It uses the Mercedes-Benz 3.0-liter V6 turbo 188 HP diesel engine with 325 lb-ft torque paired with their 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. A SumoSprings Ride Assist system offers a comfortable ride for the driver and up to three passengers.

A 2024 Tiffin Wayfarer

The 2024 Tiffin Wayfarer features a luxurious interior and many desirable features that make it a comfortable RV for up to four riders/three sleepers. (Photo source: Tiffin Motorhomes)

The 25 JW sleeps up to three people in two separate sleeping areas and has a single slide-out. It offers 54 sq. ft. of storage space as well as a 30-gallon fresh water tank, a 33-gallon grey water tank, and a 28-gallon black water tank.

The Tiffin Wayfarer offers a 15,000-BTU air conditioner and a wall-mounted thermostat with a built-in temperature sensor. It’s prepped for (but doesn’t offer as a standard feature) a solar panel and in-motion satellite. The Wayfarer does come standard with an Onan Quiet Diesel Series RV QD 3200 generator, two 12V flooded lead-acid house batteries (with an option for two 12V Lithium batteries), as well as a 2,000W pure sine wave inverter, with the option of a 3,200W pure sine wave inverter/charger.

2024 Tiffin GH1 — Class B

The 2024 Tiffin GH1 is built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 AWD chassis, and equipped with a Fox Shocks suspension package so it can take you off-road to some off-the-beaten-path camping destinations. It even has an on-board air compressor so you can air up (or down) your tires as needed.

A Tiffin GH1 Class B motorhome

This photo shows the AWD Tiffin GH1 in the wild, where its AWD chassis, Fox Shocks suspension system, and off-grid power system shine. (Photo source: Tiffin Motorhomes)

The GH1 is a 19’6″ Class B motorhome that sleeps two and has a small bathroom with a 4.5-gallon cassette toilet. It also has a 26-gallon fresh water tank and a 22-gallon grey water tank and features a hydronic heating system with climate controls that include a wall-mounted thermostat with a built-in temperature sensor.

This Class B rig has 220 watts of onboard solar, a 540-Ah Lithium-Ion battery kit, and a 3000W pure sine wave inverter. It’s also prepped for optional Starlink Pro to keep you connected when you’re off-grid.

Tiffin Motorhomes has a longstanding reputation for producing quality RVs, and their 2024 line continues that tradition. Tiffin has remained one of the top producers of luxury motorhomes since Bob Tiffin founded the company in 1972.

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Wednesday 13th of March 2024

Regarding servicing of Tiffin Wayfarer & Midas rigs, the Winfield service facility was closed last October (2023) and so these Class C rigs are now being serviced at Red Bay along with all the Class A rigs there. That said, Wayfarer/Midas owners can still book appointments ahead of time so they're not stuck in the first-come-first-serve waiting line that the Class A owners have to endure. Apparently Tiffin is intending to roll out the appointment system across the board at some point in the future.


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Tiffin USED to be good motorhomes until Thor took over and their customer service Absolutely Stinks these days! I own an older Tiffin Allegro and tried to simply get some touch up paint and a new water reservoir for wipers and called their factory in Alabama 3 times, contacted them 3 times by email and received Absolutely no help! They acted like they had no clue! Maybe it was because like I said the Allegro I have is older (2004) but they still I believe should have been able to help me but they seemed to have no interest in doing so! Too bad because we really like our older Tiffin as it is not all plastic inside and still looks beautiful!

AK Fish

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

All is not rosy with Tiffen manufactured RVs and warranty repair experiences. That is the case with most manufacturers-you get the good with the bad.

It is how they treat the customer when the bad surfaces and needs to be addressed properly by the dealer(s). As with any purchase, research any RV brand and local dealer that will be doing the work (if they'll take you if you decide to buy it elsewhere-ask them) before you decide if this is the one for you.


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

CCC of wayfarer is 860 pounds Like all class C Mercedes. Add two people 10 gallons of water and you are at 400lbs already. Not safe…trust me I know


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

So sorry to hear about that, Richard. The Wayfarer (and Sprinter chassis-based RVs) aren't the only victims of this. Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC), especially on smaller motorized RVs, can be extremely limited. But even huge diesel-pushers can suffer from bad engineering and being overweight. About 10-15 years ago, American Coach had an issue with a model that was rolling off the assembly line at (or very near) the GAWR of the front axle... so with people in the front seats, and a full tank of diesel (right up behind the front axle), they were overweight!

Would be nice if there was some kind of standard to ensure that, even EMPTY, RVs weren't overweight. But... these things DO happen. These days, the phrase "Caveat emptor" ("Buyer beware!") is particularly valid... you really have to do ALL of your homework. And, even then, you may get caught.

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