Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Community Forums > Thor RV Lifestyle
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-19-2017, 12:34 PM   #41
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 8,964
THOR #1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmc
Looks a lot like the Palace of Auburn Hills... lol... lived 5 miles from there until the move to FL... and did some freelance work for them (flying blimps and watching games... lol) for many years.
It takes a while to get out of that lot after a large event even in a car - so may not have been that much longer in the RV.
Yup it was the Palace--about the only venue in the area with a large flat parking lot that can fit an RV. Ok granted downtown next to Comerica there are a few open parking lots but I don't think any of them would let me park the RV there and now with the new Little Caesars Arena opening up a few months away there are even fewer "RV possible" spots downtown.

We're clear across town--closer to Ann Arbor--so that was a bit of a trek (especially with I-75 all messed up now due to "construction season").
__________________

__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 02:38 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: SOB 2014 Meridian 36M
State: Washington
Posts: 978
THOR #7205
Having & using the MH for special outtings is a real "luxury" for us & friends and family. We have used ours twice as a changing room & base camp for out door weddings. It is really handy for the bride to change into her gown. Also, keeping food cold for the following reception. We have also used ours when I go drag race. My wife has a comfortable place to get outta the sun.
__________________

__________________
99dart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2017, 01:06 AM   #43
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane
State: Alabama
Posts: 34
THOR #7745
Once a month we drive it to our local mall and go out to eat and watch a movie just to run it we also take it to family get togethers and ball but after reading this post I'll never dread shopping w wife again drop her off crank generator and watch tv sounds great
__________________
One fat one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2017, 08:55 PM   #44
Member
 
Making Journeys's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis
State: California
Posts: 33
THOR #7294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jedsmom View Post
Haven't done it yet, but we have a reservation for a front-row parking place for the 2017 Rose Parade. Rain or shine, we'll be able to see the parade with a super vantage point. I've been to the Parade dozens of times, mostly playing tour guide for out-of-town friends, but have never paid the $$ to take the rig. We're really looking forward to it!


Hey Jed
Will you be able to see the parade from the RV? If so what site can someone go online to reserve a spot?
That sounds like a great way to spend New Years
__________________
Making Journeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2017, 08:07 AM   #45
Junior Member
 
State: Alabama
Posts: 2
THOR #8048
Well, we're moving cross country from the PNW to Lexington, KY. So we decided to buy our first motorhome to help with the move and our family of 5, plus 2 dogs and 2 cats will be much more comfortable in our bunk model. The bonus is the enjoyment we'll be getting down the road experiencing everything East of the Mississippi that will be new to us. We're from TX but spent the last 2.5yrs up here.

We rollout of Walla Walla, WA in the morning.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5637.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	139.9 KB
ID:	5656
__________________
2fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2017, 09:22 PM   #46
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 25.2
State: Virginia
Posts: 2
THOR #8287
1) Tailgating at our annual Jimmy Buffet Concert, get there early, stay there late until the traffic is gone.

2) Cool down and lunch or riding out the thunderstorms area when we make a day trip to the local amusement park.

3) Extra lodging for Guests, our cabin is small.

4) Going to visit the in-laws. We don't have to drag all of our junk in and we can escape and watch what we want.

5) Hauling the ATV's around to riding areas. Gives you a place to unwind clean up and even sleep if you get to tired driving home.

6) Picking up new Jeep Projects.

7) Going to the Casino. Gives you area to unwind and even stay over night if you stay really late. Many will let you park overnight.

8) Any time we want to just have everything with us for our special needs daughter. Makes trips go a lot faster having the bathroom and food right here with us.
__________________
Peeski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2017, 10:44 PM   #47
gmc
Senior Member
 
gmc's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
Posts: 1,869
THOR #2829
A 'spare' propane tank for the gas grill when one goes to cook dinner on the home grill and finds the tank empty...
(might have something to do with no turning it off properly last time...)

Thank you Extend-a-Stay..
__________________
Greg
Not yet retired...
Florida (Michigan transplant)
2014 Hurricane 32A
2000 Infinity (previous)
gmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #48
gmc
Senior Member
 
gmc's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
Posts: 1,869
THOR #2829
Backup to the backup generator!

Well... my first post to this thread about a year ago - I mentioned possible upcoming use as hurricane evacuation plan...

We stayed put for Irma - but the RV still came in use.
Without power since Sunday - and yesterday morning emptied the last 5 gal can into the portable backup generator... and no stations open with gas...

Yard had dried out just enough - and fallen tree left enough room to squeak the RV out from behind the garage and up to the house...
Three extension cords from 3 different circuits in RV ran into the house and we had a 33 foot long portable generator with 60 gal of gas to use

Did leave some rather deep ruts across the yard that DW noticed rather quickly.. but got the job done!

Power came back on today - but it was ready to go longer if needed.

Need to add a power tap to be able to plug in a generator cord to tap off power... But had enough extension cords to "git 'er done".
__________________
Greg
Not yet retired...
Florida (Michigan transplant)
2014 Hurricane 32A
2000 Infinity (previous)
gmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 06:28 PM   #49
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 16,249
THOR #8860
It gave me a GREAT reason to join a really nice forum!
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
"History shows again and again; how Nature points out the folly of Man!"
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 06:47 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: SOB 2014 Meridian 36M
State: Washington
Posts: 978
THOR #7205
We drove ours to my sons wedding 330 miles away. Pulled the Focus along with us, so had transportation once we got there. It worked out great!
__________________
99dart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 06:51 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: SOB 2014 Meridian 36M
State: Washington
Posts: 978
THOR #7205
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmc View Post
Well... my first post to this thread about a year ago - I mentioned possible upcoming use as hurricane evacuation plan...

We stayed put for Irma - but the RV still came in use.
Without power since Sunday - and yesterday morning emptied the last 5 gal can into the portable backup generator... and no stations open with gas...

Yard had dried out just enough - and fallen tree left enough room to squeak the RV out from behind the garage and up to the house...
Three extension cords from 3 different circuits in RV ran into the house and we had a 33 foot long portable generator with 60 gal of gas to use

Did leave some rather deep ruts across the yard that DW noticed rather quickly.. but got the job done!

Power came back on today - but it was ready to go longer if needed.

Need to add a power tap to be able to plug in a generator cord to tap off power... But had enough extension cords to "git 'er done".

I'm glad you came thru the storm safely! I have often to my wife that having the MH parked here at home was a great backup in case of power outage in the winter (summer too, I suppose).
__________________
99dart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 07:35 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 27K
State: Florida
Posts: 216
THOR #2154
Interesting you had the same idea I did, about using the RV when the lights go out like with Hurricane Irma. Well, because the HOA doesn't allow RV's to park in the neighborhood, the RV is normally kept in a local "Personal Storage" location. I overlooked an important detail...

The day after Irma went through, I went to the storage lot to check on the RV. I hadn't needed my RV for "plan B", since my home generator got us through the power outage OK. Well, it turns out the storage place locked everything down tight, put a note on the office door, and fled north! I couldn't have gotten to my RV if I had needed it.

I need to rethink that plan ahead of the next hurricane!
__________________
Tom N3EQF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 08:34 PM   #53
gmc
Senior Member
 
gmc's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
Posts: 1,869
THOR #2829
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom N3EQF View Post
Interesting you had the same idea I did, about using the RV when the lights go out like with Hurricane Irma. Well, because the HOA doesn't allow RV's to park in the neighborhood, the RV is normally kept in a local "Personal Storage" location. I overlooked an important detail...

The day after Irma went through, I went to the storage lot to check on the RV. I hadn't needed my RV for "plan B", since my home generator got us through the power outage OK. Well, it turns out the storage place locked everything down tight, put a note on the office door, and fled north! I couldn't have gotten to my RV if I had needed it.

I need to rethink that plan ahead of the next hurricane!
HOA (or more specifically lack of one) was one of our major considerations in the purchase here... Reading some of them - I wouldn't even be able to change oil in my driveway... We were fortunate to find something both without an HOA - and with sufficient land/room to easily store/move... though a note that after 9 inches of rain - it might need a little time before moving It's parking spot was high and dry with water only under the overhang behind rear axle... several inches of water in other parts of the yard that it needs to traverse to exit.
I can power it in place if needed... when I have power.

Let's hope the 'next hurricane' is a long way off!
__________________

__________________
Greg
Not yet retired...
Florida (Michigan transplant)
2014 Hurricane 32A
2000 Infinity (previous)
gmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 08:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×