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Old 08-01-2019, 09:54 PM   #1
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Good afternoon,

My wife and I sold our Jayco class C in November with the intention of remaining RVless for some period of time. The period was a lot shorter than expected, after a couple of months looking at used rigs we ran across a 2015 Vegas 25.1 with a 2009 Mini Cooper Model S convertible tow car combo that we purchased in June.

Due to prior commitments we've only been able to use it for one trip but there is a second coming up the end of September. As expected there have been some issues with the new MH but I'm working thru the list. Hopefully everything will be repaired for the Florida trip.

I am a semi-retired telecommunications manager and my wife is a barber who plans to retire at the end of the year, our plans are to take some extended trips over the next couple of years so she can see some of this great country we call home.

This time around I went looking for a class A in the general size range of the Vegas, the Ford V10 appears to have plenty of power and the drive-ability is much better than the class C. This is our third rig and the first, a class B on the Sprinter chassis kind of ruined me (I actually used it as my only vehicle for 4 years.) You just can't take long trips, the space ain't there.

The previous owner gave me all the manuals he received when he purchased the Vegas and I must say that I was extremely disappointed with the owners manual. I did however find Ed Felker's User guide this morning which appears to be much more informative, thank you Mr Felker.

We travel with 2 small dogs, one is a blind and rules with an iron fist. She is always the queen of every park we have ever stayed in.

This post was entirely to long sorry.

Christy and Dennis Jackson
Canton, MS
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the club. Lots of good ideas and help for any issues you might encounter.

You already have Ed’s bodacious manual, I would suggest you download the manufacture’s manual for all the systems and appliances as well.

Safe and happy travels!
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:06 PM   #3
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:24 PM   #4
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Good afternoon,

My wife and I sold our Jayco class C in November with the intention of remaining RVless for some period of time. The period was a lot shorter than expected, after a couple of months looking at used rigs we ran across a 2015 Vegas 25.1 with a 2009 Mini Cooper Model S convertible tow car combo that we purchased in June.

Due to prior commitments we've only been able to use it for one trip but there is a second coming up the end of September. As expected there have been some issues with the new MH but I'm working thru the list. Hopefully everything will be repaired for the Florida trip.

I am a semi-retired telecommunications manager and my wife is a barber who plans to retire at the end of the year, our plans are to take some extended trips over the next couple of years so she can see some of this great country we call home.

This time around I went looking for a class A in the general size range of the Vegas, the Ford V10 appears to have plenty of power and the drive-ability is much better than the class C. This is our third rig and the first, a class B on the Sprinter chassis kind of ruined me (I actually used it as my only vehicle for 4 years.) You just can't take long trips, the space ain't there.

The previous owner gave me all the manuals he received when he purchased the Vegas and I must say that I was extremely disappointed with the owners manual. I did however find Ed Felker's User guide this morning which appears to be much more informative, thank you Mr Felker.

We travel with 2 small dogs, one is a blind and rules with an iron fist. She is always the queen of every park we have ever stayed in.

This post was entirely to long sorry.

Christy and Dennis Jackson
Canton, MS
Welcome to the forum...

Owner of a 25.2 VEGAS here and love it.

If you have any DIY blood in your veins you might want to contact THOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, give them your VIN number and request the schematics for your coach.

They come in EXTREMELY handy when fixing and/or modifying things...

(These DEFINITELY do not replace Ed's manual)
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:25 AM   #5
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Congratulations! Welcome to our group from South Texas!
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:46 AM   #6
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Congrats and welcome to the forum
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:11 PM   #7
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One thing I recently noticed is that when creating an account on Thor website after entering the VIN most or all of the schematics and operating manuals for various components are listed. Didn’t notice that last year when I bought my 24.1
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:16 PM   #8
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“This is our third rig and the first, a class B on the Sprinter chassis kind of ruined me (I actually used it as my only vehicle for 4 years.) You just can't take long trips, the space ain't there.”

Been there as well. 36 foot pulling a car for a year and then Gulf Stream Sprinter van for 13 years. Put 115k miles on it. Loved the B class and been on long trips, but it’s made for driving and then moving on, not for living in for an extended amount of time. Gets small quickly. This 24.1 is a great compromise. Welcome to a great forum
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:25 PM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestions, have already registered with Thor but I guess I was expecting something else. The owners manual on the Jayco was much more specific to the individual unit.

I did request some additional information from Thor on the water valve set up on the 25.1 and what I received was a brochure on the switch, which I don't have. There are 4 valves located under the bathroom sink, finally figured them out but I had the fresh water tank overflowing before I did.

There's one thing about it, as in most of our life's experiences you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your knowledge.

Thanks again
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:40 PM   #10
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A picture of the valves along with an explanation of their functions would be appreciated by the next guy with your same, past, problem.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:50 PM   #11
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Good idea, I will take a picture when it comes back from the shop. It's got an intermittent leak in the cockpit that I've been unable to find

Hopefully they will have better luck.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:11 PM   #12
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I'm late again...but welcome aboard. We've got a blind little tyrant too. I cut a 3/4 ply panel to lay over the stair well at night, cheaper than a broken hip.
Enjoy the ride.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:30 PM   #13
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Thanks for the reply,

My job yesterday was to build a guard around the stairwell. I cut a piece of a pool noodle to fit, put 3/4" PVC thru it and capped the ends. I fits tightly just above the floor level.

We are going to try and leave it in place all the time and just step over it, I guess we'll find out the end of the month.

Our rescue dog id deaf, our pekingese is blind and I'm just dumb. On top of that we are all getting old but we are still smiling.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:51 PM   #14
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Welcome

Welcome! We really love our 2016 Axis 25.1. We live in Southern California. We've taken it to Pismo Beach for Christmas, to Napa Valley for Thanksgiving, to Pala Casino for New Years. We've been back to our home state of Michigan in it 3 times. We have also taken it to Cherry Hill Park in Maryland to visit Washington, DC. We done a lot of upgrades, our favorite being the Bigfoot Platinum Levelers that we had put on at the factory in Michigan this summer. I hope that you enjoy your 25.1 as much as we have. Again, welcome!
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