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Old 10-21-2017, 12:22 AM   #1
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Door clearance

Hi I have been looking at the Axis 24.1. I like the coach but Iím a little concerned about the ground to the door well. Has anyone had problems with (dragging on speed bumps etc.)?
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:57 AM   #2
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I've had mine since May and had it out a few times. It hasn't been a problem yet.
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:11 AM   #3
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Hi I have been looking at the Axis 24.1. I like the coach but Iím a little concerned about the ground to the door well. Has anyone had problems with (dragging on speed bumps etc.)?
Speed bumps No. Tree stumps Yes!
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:40 AM   #4
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Have had ours for a few years now and have not yet hit the ground with the door trim.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:11 AM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks you all for your comments. Tom I hope you did not do to much damage hitting the stump.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:06 AM   #6
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Thanks you all for your comments. Tom I hope you did not do to much damage hitting the stump.
The only damage was superficial. It dislodged the fiberglass door trim. I was able to screw it and caulk/glue it back in place myself. It looks good as new and we have had no problems with it since then. Of course I'm more careful now when I back into camp sites. The Axis is not designed for off road camping. But, as long as you are not planing on boondocking in remote areas, I don't think you will have problems with the step. Just look out for stumps!
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:38 PM   #7
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Good to hear

Hi Tom. Good to hear it was not to serious. Thanks again for the reply.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:13 PM   #8
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I was concerned about this when we started looking at the Vegas or Axis. Have had no scraping in 21,000 miles, but I do stay aware that that is a low point on the coach. There is a hump inside the gate at our storage lot, and it doesn't clear much there.

There haven't been many forum reports of damage to that thin fiberglass under the door, so that's encouraging!
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:47 PM   #9
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Thanks

Thanks for your input. It sounds like it has hot been a major issue. If we end up with one I will definitely be cautious.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:04 PM   #10
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I had road debris crack that trim piece so I ended up removing it. I don't notice at all now. I have caught the low spot on a steep driveway. I backed up a went at a different angle. Now I watch for those situations.
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:25 PM   #11
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The road debris that I found was a traffic cone I couldn't avoid. It broke the wheel well trim and the step trim. I'm thinking that piece should be rubber instead of rigid plastic.
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:44 PM   #12
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Year and a half old no problem
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