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Old 07-10-2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hello, My wife and I will be picking up a 2017 Vegas 25.3 from MHSRV at the end of the month. This site was a major point of research prior to making our decision, so thank you everyone.
We are very excited. The floor plan is perfect for us and I have faith in the FordE450/V10.
I hope to ask questions as needed and pay back by posting any problems/fixes/changes as I go along.

Thank you
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:48 PM   #2
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Congratulations everyone will try to help anyway they can. we just got our vegas 25.3 a week ago so far very happy with it
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:50 PM   #3
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Welcome! We're in Rockwall and bought a 2017 Axis 24.1 from MHSRV earlier this year (our 1st RV as well). This group has been invaluable to us as we learn the ropes. Lots of helpful, friendly people here!
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:01 PM   #4
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Go to the Motorhome Tech Topics section of the forum. The first thread is a sticky with a link in the first thread to the Axis/Vegas Owners' Manual I compiled. It contains several checklists and lots of system info you won't find in the generic Thor manual you'll get. Also lots of troubleshooting information.
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:54 PM   #5
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Hello, My wife and I will be picking up a 2017 Vegas 25.3 from MHSRV at the end of the month. This site was a major point of research prior to making our decision, so thank you everyone.
We are very excited. The floor plan is perfect for us and I have faith in the FordE450/V10.
I hope to ask questions as needed and pay back by posting any problems/fixes/changes as I go along.

Thank you
I've got one on order ( '18 25.3) with MHSRV. I'll be real interested in your feedback and any suggestions you have in dealing with them based on your experience. I'm a RV newbie as well.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:02 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your new coach and welcome to the forum!!! MSHRV are really nice people, hope your purchase goes as smoothly as ours did!
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:05 AM   #7
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Congratulations on your new coach and welcome to the forum!!! MSHRV are really nice people, hope your purchase goes as smoothly as ours did!
How did you find their PDI? It seems to be a rarity that RV dealers actually do decent PDI's from what I read, and I've read mixed reviews on MSHRV. One good thing it seems is that if you are doing your own PDI they have techs around ready to jump on things you find.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:20 AM   #8
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Our PDI on our Axis 24.1 went very well at MHSRV in February and we never felt rushed at all. One tech did the walk-through with us & thanks to this forum we had a thorough checklist to go through. Another tech was assigned to us to fix everything we came across and it all went smoothly and he fixed everything we came across.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:21 AM   #9
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Go to the Motorhome Tech Topics section of the forum. The first thread is a sticky with a link in the first thread to the Axis/Vegas Owners' Manual I compiled. It contains several checklists and lots of system info you won't find in the generic Thor manual you'll get. Also lots of troubleshooting information.
YES, Ed's Axis/Vegas Owner's Manual has been incredibly helpful and an excellent resource to keep handy.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:22 AM   #10
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Our PDI on our Axis 24.1 went very well at MHSRV in February and we never felt rushed at all. One tech did the walk-through with us & thanks to this forum we had a thorough checklist to go through. Another tech was assigned to us to fix everything we came across and it all went smoothly and he fixed everything we came across.
I just hope their fancy, dancy car wash (errr, rain tunnel) identifies any leaks. Like many, it's my number one concern.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:23 AM   #11
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Go to the Motorhome Tech Topics section of the forum. The first thread is a sticky with a link in the first thread to the Axis/Vegas Owners' Manual I compiled. It contains several checklists and lots of system info you won't find in the generic Thor manual you'll get. Also lots of troubleshooting information.
That whole getting up on the roof and walking around thing has me a bit nervous. I'm not a small guy and not a fan of heights...

I've been perusing the manual for the last few weeks. Great stuff.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:30 AM   #12
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Just take your time and be careful on the roof. I go up on mine about 3 times a year to check caulking and sealing. I'm 73 and not as agile as I once was. Just go slow and with care.

There are a lot of caulking and sealing up there that should be checked to be sure you don't have any leaks.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:56 AM   #13
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Just take your time and be careful on the roof. I go up on mine about 3 times a year to check caulking and sealing. I'm 73 and not as agile as I once was. Just go slow and with care.

There are a lot of caulking and sealing up there that should be checked to be sure you don't have any leaks.
I don't think I can trust the ladder, but I'm wondering if I can safely walk on the roof. I'm 270lbs. I've not found anything definitive on that.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:22 AM   #14
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I don't think I can trust the ladder, but I'm wondering if I can safely walk on the roof. I'm 270lbs. I've not found anything definitive on that.
It should be an annual requirement to check the roof seals and tape and chalk. Perhaps you can use a ladder on the side to reach most of it and get smaller person to do rest with your supervision. The two seams are in the very rear and a few feet above front window. I'm just under 200 and no problem.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:26 AM   #15
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I don't think I can trust the ladder, but I'm wondering if I can safely walk on the roof. I'm 270lbs. I've not found anything definitive on that.
I'm 230 and haven't had an issue on the roof--the ladder does feel a bit flimsy when I climb it but its held up for me. I'm on the roof quite frequently (4-5 times a year).
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:34 AM   #16
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I'm 230 and haven't had an issue on the roof--the ladder does feel a bit flimsy when I climb it but its held up for me. I'm on the roof quite frequently (4-5 times a year).
I know I read that someone posted that the manual (not sure which manual, but I guess they are fairly generic) says that Thor roof's are reinforced with plywood and safe to walk on.

My thinking has been one of those collapsible extension ladders laid next to or on top of coach ladder. so I can still use the bars on top for a little stability getting on/off roof.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:51 PM   #17
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Thank you all for your replies
bevedfelker - That manual is an amazing piece of work! thank you!

We pick up the 25.3 next weekend. I will let you all know how it goes

Again, thank you all
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:37 PM   #18
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I know I read that someone posted that the manual (not sure which manual, but I guess they are fairly generic) says that Thor roof's are reinforced with plywood and safe to walk on.

My thinking has been one of those collapsible extension ladders laid next to or on top of coach ladder. so I can still use the bars on top for a little stability getting on/off roof.
We have a collapsible ladder carried on the rear ladder. We use it to reach the top of the front cap only place I can't reach from the roof. You can see it in my picture.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:30 PM   #19
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Welcome! We're in Rockwall and bought a 2017 Axis 24.1 from MHSRV earlier this year (our 1st RV as well). This group has been invaluable to us as we learn the ropes. Lots of helpful, friendly people here!
Did you buy from MHSRV because you were close or because they had the best deal? Just curious. People have told me Total Value RV in Indiana had the overall best deal, with low prices, no miles on the unit, and the process is hassle free from the standpoint of hiding costs being sprung out at the last minute. I got as far as a down payment at Total Value and then was turned over to the 'finance guy" and half of the stuff told me by the salesman was total BS including the finance rate and the salesman had my credit score. Other people swear by the professional and honest approach at MHSRV.

I'm a "never owned an RV" guy and have been researching this situation for a year or two. I'd appreciate your perspective. thanks.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:16 AM   #20
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My wife & I will be picking up a 2017 Miramar 37.1 this Wednesday and I will post my feedback once I'm done with the deal. I can tell you that I'm in FL and not one local dealer was able to match the price. They have been courteous throughout the negotiation process and I'm hoping it continues once we arrive at the dealer. They encourage you to stay the night on the property and test out as much as possible as part of the PDI. More to come....
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