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Old 11-26-2016, 09:47 PM   #1
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Owner's who are happy with their coach

This was mentioned in a different thread (here: A Thor dealer refuses to do service work ) so I figured I'd start it.

Perhaps we can even have a suggested format:

Coach: 2014 Thor Axis 24.1
Owners: Family of 3 (two of us and son in high school)
Usage: Approx: Monthly camping trips in the summer and some tailgating and usually one week-long trip sometime in the summer
Miles on Coach at present: ~10,000
Do you pull a toad: Yes either my wife's Escape or my C-Max
Mileage: We get around 8 or 9 mpg depending on terrain, wind, towing or not, etc.
Any issues when you picked it up? Yes one small one: bathroom door was broken, dealer noticed it during PDI and repaired it with a new door (we did NOT have to leave the RV there while the door was on order)
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Why do you love your camper:
After owning a 31ft 5th wheel we pretty much fell in love with the small size of the Axis on first sight. Since then it has proven to be quite the able unit. It can get a little cramped in there with 3 or more people but usually when its nice out we're outside the camper (we've even camped with 5 but 2 of us had their own tent to sleep in).

Very maneuverable and easy to drive: My wife wouldn't drive any of our other pull-behinds but she has no problems with the Axis (even with a car in tow).

I probably could go on and on so I'll stop and let more people chime in....
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:00 PM   #2
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LOL Don't use this post, if you're happy with your unit use this thread:
Owners who LIKE their coach
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
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Jamie, I like your format better than the thread I started, good job!
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:01 PM   #4
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Happy with our 2016 Ace 29.3

We bought in new in April and have put about 5,000 miles on it. We had a few minor problems, all taken care of by Thor under warranty and Bretz RV in Billings Montana (110 miles away). Although not perfect, I don't know how we could have purchased a new motorhome at this price point and been more satisfied. I would likely be happier with a new Tiffin Allegro 32.1 but it would cost me $70,000 more, a lot more than we paid for our Ace. Just not worth the extra money to us at this point.

We really like the outdoor kitchen and the ease of hooking up the included bbq grill without having a separate propane bottle. Also, we like the outdoor television. The downside is we lose some storage outside but so far it has not been a problem for us. It is a lot of motorhome for the money, and yes, we would buy an Ace again.
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:01 PM   #5
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yeah we can continue that format in your thread though...it was mentioned to you so I think we should make that one the "official happy post"
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:03 PM   #6
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Jamie, you're a good man!
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:03 PM   #7
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Model: 2015 Vegas 24.1
State: Pennsylvania
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Coach: 2015 Thor Axis 24.1
Owners: Family of 2 living in Tampa FL (retired AF Col, retired nurse, and 17 lb Bichon)
Usage: Approx: Monthly camping trips throughout year. Mainly go to Disney World Fort Wilderness during winter. Summer trips to PA, DE, MD, and VA during summer. Several trips include military FAMCAMPs in FL and VA.
Miles on Coach at present: ~8800
Do you pull a toad: No
Mileage: We get around 10 mpg depending on terrain or wind.
Any issues when you picked it up? Yes, two small discrepancies: loose trim on ceiling above electric bunk and hinge for front hood was stiff (lubed).
Warranty Issues: Windshield stress crack (replaced under warranty, repair took 2 days in shop), replaced front hood assy, replaced microwave/convection oven (cooling fan stopped working). Never had RV in dealer's lot awaiting parts, all warranty repairs (with exception of windshield completed in 1 day).
Pic of us camping:
See attached picture from Fort Wilderness

Why do you love your camper:
Perfect size for my wife and I and our 17 lb Bichon. Love the twin bed arrangement and tons of inside storage. Love amount of outside storage especially with large rear pass-through and small front pass-through. Great handling and perfect size for navigating parking lots.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:39 AM   #8
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We love our Hurricane 31s 2016. Yes we have way to many issues with poor workmanship, but now all but a couple items have been completed. HurricaneRaine, as the grand kids call our RV is almost ready for our summer trip to Maine. We can't wait. Happy, happy, happy.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:40 PM   #9
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We have a 2016 Thor Vegas 24.1. 8000 mi!Es, average 8.5 to 10.5 depending on speed and what I can draft. No real issues. Rrecently added rubber coupling under shower pan to stop drip.

Is mainly my wife and I with a 65lb and a 35 lb English Sheppard (semi calm border collie). Sometimes a grandchild or two. It gets used at least once a month, sometimes more often towing racecar on dual axle open trailer (5500 to 6000 lbs). Every other month, we take to WDW campground. We have also used for out of state racing and trip o NC.

The overall utility and ease of use is key. We did look at going bigger, decided we give up too much for more space.

The only thing I wish was different is shower. Bigger would be nice, but not a deal breaker.

Wife is very happy driving it. She can drive pretty much anything. Last race day, she towed racecar and did fine.

Things I am going to address shortly, put spare underneath, eliminate pulse from water pump and add an inverter.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:31 PM   #10
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Model: Chateau 31E
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Coach: 2017 Thor Chateau 31E
Owners: Family of 5 (two of us and 3 girls (9,12,13)
Usage: Shooting for once per month
Miles on Coach at present: ~2700
Do you pull a toad: Not yet but will likely start with wife's explorer (no money left to buy something smaller to tow)
Mileage: Havent driven enough yet to report a number.. expect 8 to 10
Any issues when you picked it up? Bunch of minor stuff on fit and finish (seat trim loose, staples showing, exhaust for generator chipped/peeling), to some major issues: Remote control causing slide/awning to freeze and major leak in rear right window (at dealer now getting fixed)
Pic of us camping:


Why do you love your camper:
Floorplan fit our needs rather well... big but not too big
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:17 PM   #11
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Model: 2016 Siesta Sprinter 24ST
State: Florida
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Coach: 2016 THOR Siesta Sprinter 24ST
Owners: Senior single male
Usage: Travelling/camping, S.M.A.R.T member, visiting relatives
Miles on Coach at present: 20,300 miles
Do you pull a toad: No. I have a Toad from previous 36ft Dp but very seldom need it. I did rent a car on one trip to Niagara Falls
Mileage: Consistent 15 to 16.5mpg
Any issues when you picked it up? Several minor, missing screws, small window and furnace door leak (stupid reverse louvers), ac vents, torn cushion on delivery, all repaired by Thor and dealer, Carpenters Campers in Pensacola.
Why do you love your camper:
Very comfortable to drive, Easy to set up, Twin beds and reclining theater seats are handy, small size can park anywhere. I travel with a Newfoundland dog and a Pug.
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:17 PM   #12
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why we love our Axis

Coach: 2016 Thor Axis 24.1
Owners: 2 of us...husband and wife !
Usage: In storage from Nov thru March .. we make at least 2 extended trips during the summer and camp nearby on a weekly basis.
Miles on coach at present: approximately 7800 miles
Do you pull a toad no, at present we do not ... however, we frequently pull an enclosed trailer for motorcycles .. and have a hitch mount rack for the dual sport when not pulling trailer
mpg: between 9 & 10 depending on terrain & wind
Any issues upon delivery electrical ... missing component ... problem solved without leaving coach at CW (they got part and immediately made appt for us to come in..done in about an hour) ... and thankyou to all Forum members for helping out !!
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Why do we love our Axis Having owned 2 Class B+ motorhomes and a 30' Toyhauler...we made the decision to go back to the efficient size of the Axis. It is perfect for us in every way ... we have made a few mods..as all of us have done. We are sooo anxious to get it out of storage and begin THE FUN OF CAMPING in 2017 ! ... already have a 2 week trip planned !!
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:56 PM   #13
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Great to read about Happy Campers who are enjoying their coaches, that's what it's all about!!!
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:20 AM   #14
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Coach: 2016 Thor Motor Coach Hurricane 31S
Owners: Two old folks with three cats (2 Abbys & 1 torbie tabby)
Usage: 4 to 6 30 day trips to see the sights
Miles on Coach at present: ~10,000
Do you pull a toad: Yes 50% of the time 1961 Rampside
Mileage: around 8.3
Any issues when you picked it up? No when we left the MHSRV. Two electrical repairs under warranty after 8,000 miles
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:22 PM   #15
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<b>Coach</b>: 2016 Thor Motor Coach Hurricane 31S<br />
<b>Owners</b>: Two old folks and one parrot<br />
<b>Usage</b>: 90 day trip to see East Coast, Florida to Maine to Mn, back to Florida<br />
<b>Miles on Coach at present</b>: ~9,500<br />
<b>Do you pull a toad</b>: Yes, 2014 CR V<br />
<b>Mileage</b>: 8-9<br />B
<b>Any issues when you picked it up</b>? Yes many over 45 write ups.
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