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Old 03-15-2017, 11:30 AM   #961
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I have a Thor Axis 25.2, and although there are 3 seat belts, there are no cup holders by the jackknife sofa. I was wondering if anyone used a door saw blade and cut holes to insert cup holders in the table that goes in front of the sofa.

I added 2 cup holders to the end of out dinette and it works awesome. The material is the same so I think it would work just fine. I didn't have the right size hole saw so I used a piece of cardboard to protect the table and used a jigsaw to cut the holes. I undersized them a little so the cups fit in very tight (had to tap them in with a rubber mallet) that way they don't move around. Go for it, you will be happy with the results.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:00 AM   #962
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You are probaby finished with the mod by now just rereading the mods thread.
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I am new to this group. We are considering downsizing from our 2012 35' MH to a 25.3. Husband wants to do nearly every mod that Baddad53 discussed. I saw on 4/14/16 recliners came in but can't find the pictures. Can you please direct me? Also we owned a Thor before, are you happy with your decision? We currently have a Tiffin I love., but husband really wants the smaller RUV. The 25.3 is the only floor plan we can agree on..
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We use this area for shoes (his and hers)

post and table fit in here




Lambright smaller recliners. Had the seat belts repositioned and the 110 outlet and heater ducts moved (one to the side of the refigerator and one thru the new flooring.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:32 AM   #963
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I like the idea of storing the sewer line outside. Has anyone tried mounting a sewer line carrier, like Valterra's product, on the bumper?[/QUOTE

Most of us have mounted our sewer line either under the rear carriage of the motorhome or bumper mounts...it all depends on preference.
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This is how we store our sewer hose ... some use square fence post ...
and there are the commercial applications available.
Went thru the entire mods thread looking for this. Since I am rebuilding the sewer system this looks like the way to go for the hose and the 90 end. tks.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:45 AM   #964
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Had a macerator system put in. Two trips and the pump jammed and died. Put in a new pump myself and first trip it died.

Currently going back to original 3 inch system. I have all the parts now and will take pictures.

First step was draining the tanks. I had just flushed out the black tank so not too bad. And the water looked fine nothing to clog the mascerator pump and looked at it when I took it out. Got the bleach cleaner out and the compartment is looking good. I got a small sheet of ABS from Amazon to patch all the holes in the compartment. Hated the original bayonet mount in the back of the compartment. My back hated it especially. So plan to have it angled down and towards the door but still out of site. Best layed plans....
What system and pumps did you use? I have had a macerator system in my last three RVs over six years and 70,000 miles and never had a failure.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:53 AM   #965
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What system and pumps did you use? I have had a macerator system in my last three RVs over six years and 70,000 miles and never had a failure.
SHURFLO (3200-001) 12V Macerator Pump..maybe its our diet
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:32 PM   #966
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SHURFLO (3200-001) 12V Macerator Pump..maybe its our diet
If those Surflo pumps jam (I have never had one jam in my RV but did in my boat) you sometimes can unjam them using a screwdriver in the back of the pump to turn it backwards. When I installed mine, I cut a round hole in the back of the storage box so I could crawl under the RV and unjam it - if I ever had to. So far, I have not. Sorry you had problems with yours.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:35 AM   #967
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done

back to the old system - and added a compartment light and patched all the holes from the 1 1/2 inch system.



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Old 03-22-2017, 11:07 PM   #968
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You can now add us to the list of Axis/Vegas units with Sumo Springs. We just added the front's and you can really tell the difference--I took it for a short drive on the highway to see if I could tell the difference.

It doesn't seem to "wallow" as much (the slow up and down motion) and it doesn't lean as much in turns (it used to feel like it would fall over)--those 270 degree on-ramps feel a bit more comfortable (270 degrees: the big long right turn that essentially makes a left).
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:54 PM   #969
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Hey Jamie, what # sumo's did you use. I installed the SSF-106-40
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:03 AM   #970
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You can now add us to the list of Axis/Vegas units with Sumo Springs. We just added the front's and you can really tell the difference--I took it for a short drive on the highway to see if I could tell the difference.

It doesn't seem to "wallow" as much (the slow up and down motion) and it doesn't lean as much in turns (it used to feel like it would fall over)--those 270 degree on-ramps feel a bit more comfortable (270 degrees: the big long right turn that essentially makes a left).
I knew you would love the mod.

It makes driving the RUV soooooo much better.

I have the rear SUMOs ready to be installed. Just waiting for some good weather.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:51 AM   #971
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Hey Jamie, what # sumo's did you use. I installed the SSF-106-40
I also put the 40s on.
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I knew you would love the mod.

It makes driving the RUV soooooo much better.
It really does.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:39 AM   #972
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On a recent trip I was behind the wheel. Three-and-a-half to four hours straight Noticed my right knee started to hurt as I've had problems with it down through years The angle of my foot on the gas pedal because I'm 6"4 seem to be a problem so when I got home I called a neighbor and he help me move the seat back about an inch or so make it a lot more comfortable for me to drive I was wondering if anyone else had done this?
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:29 AM   #973
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On a recent trip I was behind the wheel. Three-and-a-half to four hours straight Noticed my right knee started to hurt as I've had problems with it down through years The angle of my foot on the gas pedal because I'm 6"4 seem to be a problem so when I got home I called a neighbor and he help me move the seat back about an inch or so make it a lot more comfortable for me to drive I was wondering if anyone else had done this?
That option isn't available for some of the Axis/Vegas floorplans. In our 24.1, for instance, the slide is immediately behind the driver's seat. This makes for very limited room for driver's seat movement.

I've been able to find a happy spot that has a good combination of recline and place for my foot (I'm 5' 10"). In addition: I use the cruise control a lot--especially for those looong drives.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:02 PM   #974
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I also put the 40s on.

It really does.
Jamie...do you, also, have the Safety Plus ? We do not remember whether or not you installed it.

Ron is going to do either the Blue Ox or Safety Plus..has also considered the Sumo Springs.

So, ...we are attempting to sort out all of this info...ha !

thanks ! K
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:13 PM   #975
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Jamie...do you, also, have the Safety Plus ? We do not remember whether or not you installed it.

Ron is going to do either the Blue Ox or Safety Plus..has also considered the Sumo Springs.

So, ...we are attempting to sort out all of this info...ha !
No safety plus on our camper. So far the only suspension mods we have done are:
  • Alignment
  • Sumo Springs
I was quite surprised at the difference the Sumo Springs made. Especially given what they are and how easy they are to install--if you have the proper jack.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:31 PM   #976
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No safety plus on our camper. So far the only suspension mods we have done are:
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I was quite surprised at the difference the Sumo Springs made. Especially given what they are and how easy they are to install--if you have the proper jack.
Thankyou Jamie ... will pass info to Ron !
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:40 PM   #977
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No safety plus on our camper. So far the only suspension mods we have done are:
  • Alignment
  • Sumo Springs
I was quite surprised at the difference the Sumo Springs made. Especially given what they are and how easy they are to install--if you have the proper jack.
vkb I have the same mods as Jamie and are very pleased with the outcome. Alignment and sumo springs were under $400. Might install front and rear sway bars but for now the coach rides and handles much better. Not quite sold on the Safety plus yet.
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You can now add us to the list of Axis/Vegas units with Sumo Springs. We just added the front's and you can really tell the difference--I took it for a short drive on the highway to see if I could tell the difference.

It doesn't seem to "wallow" as much (the slow up and down motion) and it doesn't lean as much in turns (it used to feel like it would fall over)--those 270 degree on-ramps feel a bit more comfortable (270 degrees: the big long right turn that essentially makes a left).
Just ordered my Sumo's this morning.

Be interesting to see how they work with my Safe-T-Steer .
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Jamie, rvfigs...is this the Sumo Spring you have?
At Suspension Connection $177.00 a pair ...
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1996-2016 Ford E350/450 Cutaway 2x4 & 4x4 (medium duty) - SumoSprings (Front)
at this site...they show 106-40 with 500 lb capacity
and 106-47 with 1000 lb capacity
I emailed them to see which they recommend...both prices are the same
**what determined which sumo springs you chose ?
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:03 PM   #980
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Jamie, rvfigs...is this the Sumo Spring you have?
At Suspension Connection $177.00 a pair ...
Those images look like the rear model but the part number is correct for the fronts (SSF-106-40).

Here are the ones I put on (Sumo Springs)
and here they are on Amazon for about $160

They are sold as a pair so you only need to purchase 1.
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