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Old 08-30-2016, 12:50 AM   #1
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Link to Ed Felker's Vegas/Axis Manual

I have distributed the Axis/Vegas Owners' Manual and Checklists I compiled to more 350 owners that requested it by email. I want to thank the many folks that replied to me with kind words about the manual.

To make it easier for new owners to get a copy of the manual based on my 2015 Vegas 24.1, I have set up a Microsoft OneDrive site. You can access the site shown below and download the latest addition of the manual in either MS Word or Adobe PDF format (using the menu on the right side of the OneDrive site).

To download, go to the link, in the upper right corner of the OneDrive site page you will see the menu icon that looks like this . . . Click on the menu icon. If you select "Download" it will download as a MS Word file. There is also a choice to "Download as PDF" by clicking on the menu icon (...) at the extreme right of the OneDrive page, and then select the Download as PDF option.

NOTE: The PDF file will down load faster, is a smaller file, and will print faster.

I will continue to update the manual with new troubleshooting and modification ideas as I see new things that might be of interest to owners. I have not updated the manual based on the changing configurations and floorplans of the 2016 and 2017 (and future) models. The manual will continue to be base lined to my 2015 Vegas 24.1. In general, the checklists and system operations continue to be relevant regardless of floorplan or model year.

The current manual is Version 8.0, dated 3 Jun 2019. The link below is a new link to my ONE DRIVE Shared Favorite. The file can be downloaded as a PDF file.

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AiYx6DLSeiiPgYBSfmvPhwGsR_0TkQ


Note Update (7 Apr 2019): I compiled this manual in Aug 2015. Over the past 4 years I have made numerous updates to include trying to update based on changes Thor made to the Vegas/Axis each model year. I am humbled by the way this manual has been accepted over the past 4 years. It was downloaded or I forwarded copies by email to approximately 1400 owners. It has been viewed by almost 16,000 visitors to this forum. I hope it has provided useful information to other RV owners, which was my intent in sharing it in the first place. The manual posted to the link is revised and in 8.5 X 11" format.

Note Update (4 Jun 2019): The file is now posted on my Microsoft One Drive and can be downloaded directly as a .PDF file. The master file for the manual is a Word 365 that I will save as a .PDF to my One Drive Shared Favorites whenever I make revisions.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:49 AM   #2
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Thanks Ed. Appreciate all you have done in compiling and updating this!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:38 PM   #3
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I did an edit today to add the Automatic Transfer Switch. The new version/revision number is now
Version 4.0, Revision 2 dated 1 Sep 2016

The link is still good.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:40 PM   #4
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Awesome!!!

I haven't visited this forum very often in the past two years - so I've just learned of this amazing resource you have created! It is just what we needed and Thor didn't provide!

I have some idea of what it took to put this together... I am totally in awe!

So... now I have a hint on why my slide motors had to be replaced... probably from getting them out of sync... and though only one went bad, the service center said they couldn't get it to work properly replacing only one - so two motors.

And the question I asked today about the weird hangy-down thing - already in your manual!

Lots of answers to questions I've wondered about... and answers to questions I never thought to ask!

Thank you so much.! and thanks to all your contributors as well.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:05 AM   #5
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Ed,

Thanks again. Just got the new update. I bookmarked the site too so I can keep up with the newer versions of your "Never Ending Story".

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Old 09-12-2016, 12:26 PM   #6
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A big second on the thanks Ed. Your efforts on the manual with continuous updating is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:55 AM   #7
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Tks for your effort
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:46 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Thank you

Ed, I can't thank you enough!!

I am a new owner of a 2016 Axis 24.1 and, like many people apparently, I've been driven crazy by the Thor factory anti-manual. I'm not very mechanically inclined in the first place, and the manual wasn't helping!

What incredible generosity that you have developed this resource and give it away to us grateful recipients!

I hope this isn't out of line, but to Bev--could you please give Ed an extra big hug from all of us beneficiaries out here?

Gratefully, Jane
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Old 11-06-2016, 12:03 AM   #9
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Thanks Ed

I want to add to the list of those who are the beneficiaries of your hard work. Your kindness in sharing the owners manual surely will add another brick to your home in heaven, someday, in the far-off and distant future. Thank you again.
Len & Sharon Hershman
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:36 PM   #10
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Thanks Ed for a great reference guide. As a new Vegas owner it will be very helpful.
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:00 PM   #11
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Thanks Ed for all the work you've put into this resource. You've helped a tremendous number of your fellow RVers...including myself.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:08 PM   #12
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Do you know anyone who has a decent manual for a Thor Gemini?
I can't believe how poor and inaccurate the one is from Thor...
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:10 AM   #13
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Great job Ed! - Leave it to the USAF to resolve so many of the issues encountered with Axis/Vegas ownership. We have a 2015 Axis 24.1 that has given us VERY LITTLE TROUBLE. The minor inconveniences have been resolved with a little critical thinking and basic problem solving (E-5 Vietnam Era USAF Vet). Kudos on the battery change piece. I made the change to AMG chassis and house batteries this year since to OEM were at age 3+. When I re-installed the battery access hatch, I sealed it tight with silicone sealant and anchored it on four sides with metal mending plates. I also installed 4 metal stud anchors into which I anchored the computer work table when re-installed - added much needed stability to that area and eliminated a periodic squeak/rattle from the area. AGAIN, THANKS for the time you put into the manual - extremely helpful.....
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:13 PM   #14
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Ed,
In the section under bedding you suggest: "Donít waste time with sheets & blankets. Buy a bed bag with sheets that Velcro inside."

I have googled and amazoned "bed bag" and "sheets with velcro" and find nothing that fits the bill.

Are you talking about just getting a zip open rectangular sleeping bag with a flannel lining and then making your own sheets with velcro to use with them. Since you go on to talk about: "If you buy sleeping bags, buy the kind that zip all the way open," it sounds like the "bed bag" may be something different than a sleeping bag.

Could you enlighten me on the "bed bag" please?

We still use sheets and blankets and my wife may be too civilized to go to a bag, but it is a real pain to make the beds in a 24.1. We also put in gel foam mattresses so they would need some kind of cover anyway.

I want to say again how much I appreciate you sharing the tremendous amount of work you have put into compiling this manual.
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Old 03-27-2017, 03:05 PM   #15
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Road Hog -- here is a link to a drawstring bottom sheet. I couldn't find my old data on the sheet bag.

https://www.amazon.com/KING-White-Co...wstring+sheets


Here is another link to a zippered fitted bottom sheet
https://www.amazon.com/QuickZip-Fitt...d+bottom+sheet
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Old 03-27-2017, 03:59 PM   #16
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Thanks Ed.
Either looks like it would keep a taut sheet in place and save crawling up on the bed to tug it back into place each morning.

They are a little pricey, but probably worth it for the hassle.

I also wonder about the comfort of having the zipper on top as it is apparently designed to be. It seems like it might be uncomfortable getting in and out of bed. This design would be much more convenient for washing the sheet.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:44 AM   #17
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I have distributed the Axis/Vegas Owners' Manual and Checklists I compiled to more 350 owners that requested it by email. I want to thank the many folks that replied to me with kind words about the manual.

To make it easier for new owners to get a copy of the manual based on my 2015 Vegas 24.1, I have set up a Microsoft OneDrive site. You can access the site shown below and download the latest addition of the manual in either MS Word or Adobe PDF format (using the menu on the right side of the OneDrive site).

To download, go to the link, in the upper right corner of the OneDrive site page you will see the menu icon that looks like this . . . Click on the menu icon. If you select "Download" it will download as a MS Word file. There is also a choice to "Download as PDF" by clicking on the menu icon (...) at the extreme right of the OneDrive page, and then select the Download as PDF option.

NOTE: The PDF file will down load faster, is a smaller file, and will print faster.

I will continue to update the manual with new troubleshooting and modification ideas as I see new things that might be of interest to owners. I have not updated the manual based on the changing configurations and floorplans of the 2016 and 2017 (and future) models. The manual will continue to be base lined to my 2015 Vegas 24.1. In general, the checklists and system operations continue to be relevant regardless of floorplan or model year.

The current manual is Version 5.0, revision 3 dated 11 Nov 2016.

https://1drv.ms/w/s!AiYx6DLSeiiP6UNyy_VYGDO0BW6L
Ed when you get to a place that has wifi please send me a PDF of the handbook. My email address is: sroy6855@msn.com.

I want to use it on my iPhone and when I go to the onedrive site it automatically downloads it as a word doc. I'd like it as a PDF file so I can use it in my iBooks app.

Thanks
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:42 AM   #18
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Sims Roy -- read the 3rd para again. Instead of selecting download, select the menu icon on the far right ,(...). One of the choices is to download as PDF. I won't be back in Tampa before mid Aug to email you a PDF copy.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:42 PM   #19
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Battery Ground

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Your manual is great. I have a question for you though if you don't mind. Where do the coach batteries get grounded to? I have either lost a ground cable or I am going nuts. I have the two battery negatives connected and the two positives connected to each other. I have a positive connected to the 100 amp breaker. I cannot seem to see where the ground hooks to the chassis. I can get another cable but for the life of me I am stumped. I am getting too old I guess :-(
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:21 AM   #20
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Ed, I don't have an Axis or Vegas but I want to take the time to say Thank You for the time and effort you have put in to help so many people. Truly an act of sefllessness that has benefited so many!

If I had a hat on it would be off to you!!!
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