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Old 04-27-2017, 07:10 PM   #121
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Our 2016 24.1 stows the table and ladder behind couch...think that was changed 2017 ... and appears, from comments, that it was not a good move !
As always any change involves compromise: The change to the new couch introduced a better, more comfortable couch at the expense of table storage.

I do like how the tables store behind the couch on our model, but I'd also like a more functional couch (I think we're still mixed on the theater chairs as we'd like to retain the 3 seatbelted passengers on the couch).

The hide-a-bed that our couch folds into requiring an air mattress, however, is horrendous! I think we've already punctured two of them with it.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:19 PM   #122
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As always any change involves compromise: The change to the new couch introduced a better, more comfortable couch at the expense of table storage.

I do like how the tables store behind the couch on our model, but I'd also like a more functional couch (I think we're still mixed on the theater chairs as we'd like to retain the 3 seatbelted passengers on the couch).

The hide-a-bed that our couch folds into requiring an air mattress, however, is horrendous! I think we've already punctured two of them with it.
I agree with you Jamie....we like the storage behind our couch, but the couch is not as comfortable as we would like...we have toyed with going to the lounge chairs as a replacement...but like you, we don't like the idea of giving up the seat belts which we use on rate occasion.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:42 PM   #123
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I was wondering, I have to get mine done as well and facility where I bought it said it was under warranty. First did you bring it to a regular Ford dealership? Wondering how they can accommodate an RV and did they arrange for the warranty work? Was an alignment under warranty?

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Old 04-28-2017, 08:18 PM   #124
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I was wondering, I have to get mine done as well and facility where I bought it said it was under warranty. First did you bring it to a regular Ford dealership? Wondering how they can accommodate an RV and did they arrange for the warranty work? Was an alignment under warranty?

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Karen...are you referring to alignment ? If so, a Ford Truck Center or Local Alignment facility who can accommodate a large vehicle is what you need.

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Old 04-28-2017, 08:55 PM   #125
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Thanks but wanted to know if this is typically covered under a new warranty as it seems like many are needing it when it comes from the factory. Mine does only drove it home from dealership. Going on first maiden voyage Monday and Tuesday to try it out and see how the flushing/water system works, if ya know what I mean???lol.....first timers....
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:45 PM   #126
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Thanks but wanted to know if this is typically covered under a new warranty as it seems like many are needing it when it comes from the factory. Mine does only drove it home from dealership. Going on first maiden voyage Monday and Tuesday to try it out and see how the flushing/water system works, if ya know what I mean???lol.....first timers....
Sadly: no the alignment isn't covered under any warranty.
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:04 PM   #127
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Normally I would say no but I was told it was for the first one if it came that way from the factory.....
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:19 PM   #128
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It looks like they moved the microwave to below the stove, to give more cabinet space above the stove
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:23 PM   #129
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Normally I would say no but I was told it was for the first one if it came that way from the factory.....
If you can get alignment done under warranty...good luck to you ! The majority of us have had it done by an independent/Ford Truck Center...keeping in mind..if you take it to your RV dealer you may wait for several weeks to several months to get the job done. I believe some have found that Ford has covered it under warranty.

I am sure someone will add more information regarding this.
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:37 PM   #130
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If you can get alignment done under warranty...good luck to you ! The majority of us have had it done by an independent/Ford Truck Center...keeping in mind..if you take it to your RV dealer you may wait for several weeks to several months to get the job done. I believe some have found that Ford has covered it under warranty.



I am sure someone will add more information regarding this.


Generally if any work is done as far as stabilization or front end/suspension isn't an alignment really needed! Maybe I'm wrong? Generally just an additional cost!
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:31 AM   #131
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Yup that's how our 2017 is. NO storage behind the couch.
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:51 AM   #132
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Snapped a couple of pics of the sofa in our 2017 Axis today. 2nd pic is with the cushions pushed forward to show the back that's up against the wall.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:28 PM   #133
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As always any change involves compromise: The change to the new couch introduced a better, more comfortable couch at the expense of table storage.

I do like how the tables store behind the couch on our model, but I'd also like a more functional couch (I think we're still mixed on the theater chairs as we'd like to retain the 3 seatbelted passengers on the couch).

The hide-a-bed that our couch folds into requiring an air mattress, however, is horrendous! I think we've already punctured two of them with it.
Jamie, I took off the Passenger workstation expecting to see the Chassis battery and saw the attached instead. I want to install the quick fill on the battery. Am I suppose to cut out the square to get to it? David
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:42 PM   #134
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Yup the square is probably held on the backside by some sealer/tape. Battery replacement would also involve cutting out that panel.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:09 PM   #135
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Yup the square is probably held on the backside by some sealer/tape. Battery replacement would also involve cutting out that panel.
Weird that they make access to the chassis battery so difficult but provide convenient spring screws on top of dash to access the radio/camera multiplexer which I would probably never need to access! Im copying all your wise mods so far, front radiator grill screen, dog house insulation, screen bar, house battery fill system....etc. Had a PRV emissions valve go bad and just had replaced on warranty at Bill Brown Ford Fleet center...pretty happy with their service team so far (they did the alignment also).
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:13 PM   #136
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Generally if any work is done as far as stabilization or front end/suspension isn't an alignment really needed! Maybe I'm wrong? Generally just an additional cost!
Ford did not cover under warranty (and it is reasonable that they should not consider that Thor modified the vehicle). Nevertheless, The $160 I just paid for alignment made a big improvement in handling. With the bump stops and steering stabilizer Im really happy with the handling now.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:27 PM   #137
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I was under the impression that the chassis battery was "maintenance free" and didn't need the fill device. I know the coach batteries aren't. Got a 2016 VEGAS here.
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I was under the impression that the chassis battery was "maintenance free" and didn't need the fill device. I know the coach batteries aren't. Got a 2016 VEGAS here.
Well now I am curious....if it is maintenance free (sealed) then I won't bother otherwise a fill kit is in order.....
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:49 PM   #139
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I was under the impression that the chassis battery was "maintenance free" and didn't need the fill device. I know the coach batteries aren't. Got a 2016 VEGAS here.
My 2014 doesn't have a maintenance free chassis battery.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:15 PM   #140
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My 2016 was not a maintenance free. I installed the quick fill from the front. you have to remove the vent hoses to see what your doing.
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