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Old 04-05-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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New Chateau 29G Owner

My wife and I purchased our first RV, a 2016 Chateau 29G, last weekend. When we told our neighbor, who has owned a motorhome for years and uses it extensively, he advised us against a Thor, stating that everyone he knows who has purchased a Thor RV has had nothing but problems. We expressed our concern to the dealer (La Mesa RV) and their service manager's comment was that they don't see more problems with Thor than any other make, and they get good factory support. I really liked the floor plan we got, and thought the workmanship was acceptable, but now I wonder if I should be looking at a different manufacturer, since we haven't yet taken delivery. Any comments would be welcome.

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Old 04-05-2016, 08:14 PM   #2
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Brand: Crossroads
Model: CF32BL
State: Mississippi
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Most RV takes some tuning up. This is true of Thor Winnabago, Tiffin and the 1 million dollar units. The trick is to make certain that the service department that you are buying the unit from is good. On your part do a real good walk through, trying out every thing. Do not sign the papers until after all is repaired to your satisfaction. Than if your dealer has camping sites there camp there the first night. If not camp driveway will do for a couple of nights. Above all keep you sense of humor, and have a good time.Also tape your PDI.

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Old 04-05-2016, 08:25 PM   #3
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They are all the same but I sued La Mesa RV and Winnebago back in 1980 for my first unit. The unit deaded four times on my wife within the first month and I traveled alot overseas for my job at the time - not happy. They ended up rebuilding the entire engine and we didn't have anymore problems. Wouldn't buy a garbage can from La Mesa. Acted like used car salesmen not RV sales. But it was a long time ago. We like our new Thor RUV. Just got a call a few minutes ago from Thor Customer Service to follow up on the drawings I requested. Nice.
2016 Thor Axis 25.3 w/ 2011 2dr Wrangler in tow
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:22 PM   #4
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State: Florida
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Welcome. We also used LaMesa, but out of Florida. We have had great service from the and really enjoy the floor plan of our 28Z.. Same overall size as your 29G. Yes, it took some tweaking, but overall very satisfied. Let us know how that floor plan works out. Enjoy.
Jim & Marianne Four Winds 28Z gone
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2018 VanLeigh Vilano 365RL on the road
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