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THOR ENTERS FAST-GROWING FOLDING CAMPING TRAILER MARKET

 JACKSON CENTER, Ohio, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced today it has started production of Dutchmen folding camping trailers in Syracuse, Ind.
 "Folding camping trailers have been the fastest growing RV segment in the past 2 years, increasing about 30 percent annually," said Thor Chairman Wade F.B. Thompson. "Equally important, `fold downs' as they are typically called, are the industry's most affordable vehicle. They attract first time buyers who often upgrade into RVs of the same brand with more features, such as travel trailers and motor homes."
 "Dutchmen fold downs continue the Dutchmen strategy of offering top value products at the best possible price. Initial dealer reaction to the new product has been spectacular and we already have a substantial backlog," Mr. Thompson added.
 Folding camping trailers is the only RV market segment that Thor has not been in until now. It is a $250 million retail market and is running at the rate of about 60,000 units in 1993.
 Thor Industries, Inc. is the second largest manufacturer of RVs and the largest builder of small and mid size buses in North America.
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 /CONTACT: Wade F.B. Thompson, chairman, or Peter B. Orthwein of Thor Industries, 513-596-6849/
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