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Old 08-12-2021, 11:23 PM   #1
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 25.3
State: Alabama
Posts: 60
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2017 Thor Axis 25.3 vs 2021 Thor Windsport 30.1

We currently own the Axis and well saw this Winsport for sale, hummm besides payment almost double which is a possible negative what other pros v cons from the group?
Axis easy to drive/park, just sits in the back yard loaded and ready.
Windsport offers more room and comfort for when we get to wherever as it is roomy. Whereas Axis is a lil cramped with just the bed slideout....BUT>?

Bob Ammons, aka AMMO BoB
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2017 Axis 25.3
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Old 08-12-2021, 11:46 PM   #2
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Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 7,158
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Your Axis may have more towing capacity than the Windsport as well as better gas mileage. The Windsport may have a larger OCCC than your Axis.

Check the numbers.
Ted & Melinda
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Old 09-04-2021, 11:54 PM   #3
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2020 Thor A.C.E. 30.3
State: Missouri
Posts: 168
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We went from a 2019 Thor Four Winds 24 BL to a 2020 ACE 30.3 because we wanted more room and my wife wanted a real bedroom door and a bigger bathroom. The ACE is about 6' longer and has two instead of one slide.

We are very happy with our decision and love all the extra room. Best of all, we went from 900 to 2500 lbs cargo carrying capacity.
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Old 09-05-2021, 01:33 AM   #4
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Model: 2016 Hurricane 27K
State: Florida
Posts: 2,434
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There have been plenty of folks on the forum who found their Vegas or Axis wasn't quite big enough. Then again there were and are many who found the right fit in their smaller rig.

I've said here that RV's are like shoes, the style you prefer may be much different than the next person. And that preference may change over time. Double the payment, and probably double the depreciation? That might not matter to some, if it brings you more enjoyment and it fits the budget, maybe the dollarsdon'tmatter.

My analytical side suggests you calculate rhe total cost of your current rig per night, based on expected miles and nights, then do the same for possible alternatives. Your ultimate choice will likely be apparent.

We traded a 33 foot Class A for a Vegas 25.2 and enjoyed it for 6 years. Not too big, not too small. We just traded it away for a 29 foot Hurricane and time will tell if that wa a good move. Will the big slide and the power steps cause problems like we had with our earlier Class A?

PS. Bob, thanks for your service
May the trails always twist in your favor
May the tales always end in good light
May you have more friends than one campfire can hold
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Old 09-06-2021, 01:35 AM   #5
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Itís a very personal choice. We went from a 26 ft Freedom Elite to a really nice 30 ft Class A (SOB) and couldnít be happier. Although the class C was easy to drive and park we didnít like breaking camp every time we wanted to go sight seeing or shopping. Rented a car a few times but now tow a small car. Good luck in your decision making!
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