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Old 03-02-2016, 08:04 PM   #141
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Model: Axis 25.3
State: California
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Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Not sure it is an "issue" per se as more of one person's annoyance.

We've had our 24.1 since Feb 2014 and haven't had any issues with the waste valves. Yes its all pretty low, but works well. Keep in mind that the dump output rotates.
Its just bad engineering and is a pet peeve of mind being a former engineer. It didn't drain at the last campground due to it height being the same as the drain (Flying Flags in Buellton). The valves open up and down direction which is poor leverage being in the back of the small compartment. I had a new 1983 Itasca Phasar which was a low chassis also but had no problems - worked well. The Axis valves work just the height and location are "p" poor. There are a few poor engineering designs by Thor were they just are not thought out. (thermostat being behind the slide wall being another) We still like the coach just "annoyed"

2016 Thor Axis 25.3 w/ 2011 2dr Wrangler in tow
Demco tow bar with Patriot braking
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:05 PM   #142
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Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
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Originally Posted by Baddad53
The valves open up and down direction
That must be specific to the 25.3; on my 24.1 they are both pull up to open.

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Old 02-17-2017, 12:38 AM   #143
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Model: Axis 24.2
State: Tennessee
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Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Wait! Stop the presses...there is a 3rd floorplan for the Axis!! Look at this flyer:

The 24.2 model. Very interesting. I wonder if one of those will be at our camper show.

From the looks of it this is a rear kitchen model. That would seem to open up the main area a bit more but now your sleeping options are limited to: the drop down bunk, the hide-a-bed, and the small dinette. In this case I'd bet your "main" bed would be the drop down bunk (it can hold 500lbs). This model looks to be more of a tailgater type of unit: It has seatbelts for 7 but not sleeping for 7 and a bit more counter space in the kitchen.

Oh yeah another thought too: For more storage do NOT get the range/oven combo. Just get the cooktop (you'll get 2 or 3 extra drawers for storage) then get the optional convection microwave (you'll have a combo oven/microwave). We had an oven in our 5th wheel and we used it once in 10 years. We got the Axis configured this way: The combo convection/microwave works quite well as an oven.

I have a 24.2 and love it. I do not like dinettes and this unit has 2 captain chairs there with a pull out table instead. Much more comfortable in my opinion. The only real gripe is the bottom bed. I would prefer a jackknife sofa. I also would like a regular mattress for the drop down bed as well. I can order one for the drop down and drill new holes for the pins and I have just today requested if a jackknife sofa was available. All in all though I really like this unit.

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