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Old 09-03-2017, 08:28 PM   #1
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I used a friend's motorhome (Sportscoach) many years ago, now I'm considering buying a used Thor (2014) Vegas. Would be interested in feedback on the following:

1. How do I get motorhome service if I have a problem when away from home? Is the Good Sam club membership a possibility? Others?
2. Any common problems/issues I should be aware of when buying a used RV?
3. I heard some campground electrical service can cause problems and that I should consider a power "purifier". Comments?

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Old 09-03-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
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I used a friend's motorhome (Sportscoach) many years ago, now I'm considering buying a used Thor (2014) Vegas. Would be interested in feedback on the following:

1. How do I get motorhome service if I have a problem when away from home? Is the Good Sam club membership a possibility? Others?
2. Any common problems/issues I should be aware of when buying a used RV?
3. I heard some campground electrical service can cause problems and that I should consider a power "purifier". Comments?

Thanks,
Rocky
1. Different types of service... There are various roadside assistance programs out there - your auto plan may not be suitable for RV use - check and see.. There are also extended service plans if you wish - or of course pay as you go... There are mobile techs that can come to the campground. You will often find a wait for a normal service appointment.

2. Scan the forum a bit.. A thorough inspection is your best friend when picking up a coach... Don't sign/pay till everything is as you want it.

3. You should have a surge supressor - Technology Research (SurgeGuard) and Progressive are two popular brands - they validate the wiring before engaging the coach, and protect against high/low voltage. Come in both plug in and hard wired models.
There are devices that go further - and cost more - will actuall y boost voltage if it gets to low... I'm happy with cutting off my coach and protecting what is on board.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:05 AM   #3
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I used a friend's motorhome (Sportscoach) many years ago, now I'm considering buying a used Thor (2014) Vegas.
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Welcome to the forum! You are asking good questions and GMC gave good answers, as he usually does. Most of the things you might wonder about can be found by using the "Search" tab above.

As you budget for RV ownership, be sure to add in some for repairs (or deductibles and uncovered expenses) and for tires and batteries every 5 years.

Suggest all current and prospective Vegas and Axis owners download and read Ed Felker's excellent crowd-sourced manual.
http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f10...nual-4961.html
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