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Old 08-06-2016, 06:38 PM   #1
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Pulled the trigger! 2016 Axis 25.2

After two years of searching for another rv we finally decided the Axis 25.2 was perfect for us. We're trading a 2004 25' class C for the Axis. Now we have a real bed, not to mention a bigger shower! No more pulling out the sleep sofa bed or climbing a ladder. We looked at many different travel trailers, motor homes, even considered hanging it all up. The latest go round involved new class A, models from Winnebago and Hurricane. Then we looked at the Axis again. We looked when they first came out but the model was too small in the living area. When we walked into the 25.2 we realized the size was perfect. We were never comfortable with the bigger class A models. Can't wait to pick it up next week and start working out what we hope are few and minor bugs from the production line. OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!
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Old 08-06-2016, 06:59 PM   #2
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After two years of searching for another rv we finally decided the Axis 25.2 was perfect for us. We're trading a 2004 25' class C for the Axis. Now we have a real bed, not to mention a bigger shower! No more pulling out the sleep sofa bed or climbing a ladder. We looked at many different travel trailers, motor homes, even considered hanging it all up. The latest go round involved new class A, models from Winnebago and Hurricane. Then we looked at the Axis again. We looked when they first came out but the model was too small in the living area. When we walked into the 25.2 we realized the size was perfect. We were never comfortable with the bigger class A models. Can't wait to pick it up next week and start working out what we hope are few and minor bugs from the production line. OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!
Congratulations and wishing you happy travels in your new Axis. Hope the PDI goes well also.

Think you should show a bit more excitement about your purchase though.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:07 PM   #3
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Congrats!! The wait is a Killer for sure. Enjoy
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:36 PM   #4
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:25 PM   #5
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Enjoy your 25.2. I have the Vegas, only because I liked the vertical headlights. Hang around here and find out the fun stuff. Enjoy your travels.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:29 PM   #6
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Congratulations , very exciting
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:58 PM   #7
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After two years of searching for another rv we finally decided the Axis 25.2 was perfect for us. We're trading a 2004 25' class C for the Axis. Now we have a real bed, not to mention a bigger shower! No more pulling out the sleep sofa bed or climbing a ladder. We looked at many different travel trailers, motor homes, even considered hanging it all up. The latest go round involved new class A, models from Winnebago and Hurricane. Then we looked at the Axis again. We looked when they first came out but the model was too small in the living area. When we walked into the 25.2 we realized the size was perfect. We were never comfortable with the bigger class A models. Can't wait to pick it up next week and start working out what we hope are few and minor bugs from the production line. OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!
Congratulations on your new purchase me and the wife love ours hopefully you won't have not one warranty issue:
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:07 PM   #8
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Congrats and enjoy!!!
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:36 PM   #9
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Happy for you all !! WE LOVE OUR AXIS !!
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Old 04-01-2017, 10:40 PM   #10
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Congrats, I think you will be very satisfied. We have traveled about 600 miles, still getting acquainted. So far everything is working as expected. Love the instant hot water.
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:15 PM   #11
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After two years of searching for another rv we finally decided the Axis 25.2 was perfect for us. We're trading a 2004 25' class C for the Axis. Now we have a real bed, not to mention a bigger shower! No more pulling out the sleep sofa bed or climbing a ladder. We looked at many different travel trailers, motor homes, even considered hanging it all up. The latest go round involved new class A, models from Winnebago and Hurricane. Then we looked at the Axis again. We looked when they first came out but the model was too small in the living area. When we walked into the 25.2 we realized the size was perfect. We were never comfortable with the bigger class A models. Can't wait to pick it up next week and start working out what we hope are few and minor bugs from the production line. OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!
Congratulations we have a 25-.2 ourselves me the wife a little puppy just love it. !!!
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:30 PM   #12
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Congratulations!

Got a 2016 25.2 here also. One of the worst things is second guessing yourself as to if you made the right choice. But, every time I walk in and set down on the couch, I know I made the right choice.

We wanted a smaller RV for boondocking and just being able to stop somewhere and camp. But the class B's were TOO small, and most of the Class A's were too big. Even though the VEGAS/AXIS is about the same size as some of the Class Cs, the ability to have the driver and passenger seats being more of the coach and not just the cockpit made the difference (not to mention the good size shower)

And, the fact the 25.2 has the slide out the back makes for a really small footprint in the wild, a parking lot or a camp ground.

I am sure that you will be really satisfied with your 25.2, and don't be afraid to ask questions of fellow AXIS/VEGAS owners here on the forum

I am sure that
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:07 AM   #13
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After two years of searching for another rv we finally decided the Axis 25.2 was perfect for us. We're trading a 2004 25' class C for the Axis. Now we have a real bed, not to mention a bigger shower! No more pulling out the sleep sofa bed or climbing a ladder. We looked at many different travel trailers, motor homes, even considered hanging it all up. The latest go round involved new class A, models from Winnebago and Hurricane. Then we looked at the Axis again. We looked when they first came out but the model was too small in the living area. When we walked into the 25.2 we realized the size was perfect. We were never comfortable with the bigger class A models. Can't wait to pick it up next week and start working out what we hope are few and minor bugs from the production line. OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!
Great stuff. We are one month in to a two month journey in our 2016 25.2. the only issue we've had is somehow lost the programming on our night shade. ...Got it working though. Read the E450 owners manual! Some good tidbits in there. You are in the right place for sharing info.
Happy travels!
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:30 AM   #14
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Wonderdog, congrats on your new Axis. I picked up my 25.2 Axis yesterday and couldn't be happier, even though I have a great deal to learn!
Welcome to the group!
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:50 PM   #15
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Update to Pulled the Trigger!

Our Axis 25.2 now has 3700 miles, has been in 5 states and spent 1 1/2 months at Camping World for warranty work. None kept the Axis from being used but needed to be done.
Warranty repairs - Floor laminate bubbled up. Repaired.
Drawer latch quit working - repaired.
Tank sensors would only read empty or full. They would read full after first use. Repaired after many discussions between camping world and Thor, according to Camping World.
Entry door latch coming loose from frame. Would not stay tight. CW said they lined it up and fixed it; came loose after a couple days. Put blue loctite on screws myself, no more problems.

The bed. Goodness gracious, the BED! I love the Denver mattress! That sucker is as firm and comfortable as can be. I look forward to sleeping on it every trip.
The couch. Oh my. I can lay down on it stretched out. I'm now 5'11" Age has an advantage after all. Used to be taller! Ha! Comfy.
We threw away the useless drop down bed mattress in the front and replaced it with memory foam and put the original mattress cover on it. Much better.
Bought a cd player for $30 at WalMart.
We use the table in front of couch on occasion, mostly for hobby work. The front table between the captain chairs is our go to dinner table. Wonderful.
No carpet except a little in the bedroom - wonderful!
Still haven't learned about the microwave convection settings, but plenty of time for that.
Gas mileage - depends on where I'm driving and how fast. Max speed usually is 60. Honda says not faster than 65 for our CR-V Towing our CR-V we get anywhere from 7mpg to 9mpg. Best ever was one tank 9.4mpg. Probably inaccurate. I quit checking it. It's reliable, capable and much quieter than the v-10 in our previous rv, a class c. We carry on conversation without raising our voices. Not possible in our old class c.
I did miss having a ladder to get on the roof for about 5 minutes. I have no reason to want to be on a roof. It's a long way down. Hire someone. I do have a telescopic ladder stored in the front compartment ledge over the two side doors. Perfect fit, hope I never need to use it.
We venture out once a month for 5-7 day short trips, often to the National Seashore in Mississippi, and hope to do the reverse snowbird thing and escape Florida's heat and humidity this August. Some cool nights would be nice without having to use A/C. Maybe Canada or Wyoming or Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Haven't decided yet. Good times!
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:09 PM   #16
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We're getting 9-11 mpg towing our Elantra this trip.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:56 PM   #17
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We're getting 9-11 mpg towing our Elantra this trip.
We pull a tow dolly behind ours with a Mitsubishi Spyder we also get the same mileage you do
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:32 PM   #18
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Congratulations, hope you enjoy and have LOTS of FUN!!!
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