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Old 03-02-2016, 08:04 PM   #141
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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"
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:05 PM   #142
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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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Wait! Stop the presses...there is a 3rd floorplan for the Axis!! Look at this flyer:
http://thormotorcoach.com/media/docu...2014-08-22.pdf

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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Old 06-11-2017, 10:39 PM   #144
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we love it

we have owned a 24.1 for two years now. We have put about 16,000 miles on it and we love it. We had stayed in it for 3 months at a time. We purchased some recliners and replaced the bench seat...(personal preference we pull a vehicle with it and have not had any problem other than a front fender guard coming off which Thor fixed without any problem. Highly recommend the Thor axis 24.1
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:52 PM   #145
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we have owned a 24.1 for two years now. We have put about 16,000 miles on it and we love it. We had stayed in it for 3 months at a time. We purchased some recliners and replaced the bench seat...(personal preference we pull a vehicle with it and have not had any problem other than a front fender guard coming off which Thor fixed without any problem. Highly recommend the Thor axis 24.1
We love ours as well. 14,000 miles for us. Our fender trim separated as well. The dealer fixed it, sloppily but it did get fixed. We have some trim coming apart on the inside, glue separating and the trim falling away. We are two weeks in to a 7 week trip, our longest so far.
It is perfect for the two of us, no toad just bikes.
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Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM   #146
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Grey tank handle

We have a 2016 24.1 & one side of the grey plastic T dump handle broke off.
I went to CW & bought a $2 replacement metal handle & found out that the dump mechanism is all one piece. I'm unable to screw on the new part.
I'm thinking of cutting off the remaining plastic & glueing the new handle on.
Anyone else have a similar issue?
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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM   #147
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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"
Ran into this problem on our first camping trip . We were in Cape Cod and the sewer pipe at our site was actually higher than the outlet on my Vegas .
We all know poop doesn't flow uphill so I had move to another site with a more favorable angle to dump.
Even at Fort Wilderness I had to unscrew one of their sewer couplers to get a good angle.
I did purchase a Flo Jet pump to use instead of gravity if need be.
It also allows me to dump my tanks at home.
Even the Flo Jet required a 45 degree elbow in order to avoid ground contact.

Poor design for sure but I believe the low design of the Vegas contributes to it's great driving manners.
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Old Yesterday, 04:20 PM   #148
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I've installed a Clean Dump system in my Vegas and new Axis and have used then for 35000 miles without a problem. I can pump both the black and grey tanks thru a small hose uphill and long distances without any mess or smell. And it is twice as fast as taking out the hose, cleaning it and putting it back in. I don't even wear gloves anymore.
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Old Yesterday, 05:41 PM   #149
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[QUOTE=shspector;74264]We have a 2016 24.1 & one side of the grey plastic T dump handle broke off.
I went to CW & bought a $2 replacement metal handle & found out that the dump mechanism is all one piece. I'm unable to screw on the new part.
I'm thinking of cutting off the remaining plastic & glueing the new handle on.
Anyone else have a similar issue?


Done!
! sawed off the remaining plastic & went to the plumbing dept at Home Depot. Found a chrome "Universal" vise grip cross arm diverter handle (fits any faucet), placed it over the nub & tightened it down. Saved whatever Thor would have charged for a total new mechanism & the labor to install.
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