A.C.E. Motorhome vs. Nexus RV
Comparing the A.C.E Motorhome features against the Nexus RV Class C Phantom
Over the years, the RV industry has tried to create the perception that Class A motorhomes are better, more valuable and offer more features that a Class C motorhomes. Most recently, several manufacturers have built smaller versions of a Class A and have presented them a “hybrids” to the retail public. Motorhomes, such as, the Montage by Gulf Stream, the Sorrento by Four Winds and the latest the A.C.E Motorhome by Thor Motorhome Company have tried to make a case that they have created the best of both worlds. This comparison is a response to this claim.
ACE Claim #1: We have designed the perfect front cap and windshield
Nexus Advantage: The Ford E450 Chassis has an automotive windshield that is properly angled to maximize the aerodynamics of the unit driving down the road. The ACE has a upright cap that has a bill hanging over the windshield fighting the wind as you go down the road. Also, the overall height of the ACE Motorhome is 11’ 11” where as the Nexus RV Class C are 11’ 3”. The additional overall height of the ACE combined with the upright design clearly gives the Nexus RV an advantage.
ACE Claim #2: Serviceability
Nexus RV Advantage: The Ford design is by far the best, in fact, it is automotive. You can have your Nexus RV Class C and Class B+ service at any Ford dealership in the US. Unlike the ACE which has a limited number of Ford center that work on the configuration of the Class A style chassis. Serviceability is one biggest reason people continue to buy Class C products.
ACE Claim #3: Rear wall and design is good.
Nexus RV advantage: At Nexus, we use all steel cage construction vs. aluminum used by the ACE Class A. Nexus RV has up to 72% more strength in the cage. In addition, we use LED lighting vs the cheaper lights on the back of the ACE. Moreover, Nexus RV has a pre-molded TPO eyebrow along the back of the unit where the back- up monitor is recessed vs. the protruding camera on the ACE.
Also, the ACE wraps the fiberglass up over the roof creating an inferior design where the rear wall is fastened to the roof.
ACE Claim #4: Great Storage
Nexus RV: Ace may have the advantage with exterior storage on certain floor plans.
ACE Claim #5: The entry step is the crown jewel of the motorhome.
Nexus RV advantage: The ACE has 5 steps you must climb to get to the floor level of your motorhome. The steps are steep and may be difficult to climb for many customers. On the Nexus RV motorhomes we minimize the steps to get to the floor level with our low floor design. O