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Old 06-07-2017, 01:15 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2018 Thor Synergy. We are moving from a 40 ft diesel pusher to this 25 footer. Any advise as how to make the transition?

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Old 06-07-2017, 01:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:23 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats! May be some adjustments for sure.
Jerry and Debbie
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:19 AM   #4
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We went from a 40 ft. 5th wheel to our Synergy TT24 and yes, it still is an adjustment.
You have to be more selective about what you take and how much you take. I don't mind it being smaller because it is more economical to drive and I can use the automotive diesel pumps instead of the trucker pumps. I'm still trying to figure out how to pack for trips but I am getting there. Everything is more compact so I haveto be more creative in my approach but it can be done. Be sure to load the motorhome like you would for a trip and have an alignment done. Mine was out of alignment from the get-go. You already know about warranty repairs so try to get those done ASAP. Mine had leaks that should have never made it off the Thor property but the dealer did a good job of fixing things.

I really like driving this thing and I hope to use it a lot in the years to come. We put over 15k miles last year and got 14.5 mpg (headwinds) to 18 mpg (flatlands) at around 62 mph. Keep track of your your weight too as there are limitations compared to your DP.

Get out and enjoy your new ride and it's great to see another Synergy owner!

Ed and Robin
2016 Thor Synergy TT24
Beaver, WV
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with Nina, Kitt, and Mickey
2016 Thor Synergy TT24 (a.k.a "Ming")
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I wouldn't have thought about alignment in a new vehicle. I will look into that for sure. We also have the TT24 model with the reclining seats. So far, we find the coach to be quite comfortable. I also enjoy not having to mix it up with the semis at the truck stops.

So far, we have only taken short trips so packing hasn't been a problem. There is a mountain of "stuff" that came out of the 40' DP that hasn't and won't make it to the Synergy. A good share of the mountain hasn't been used in a decade or so.

We are going to try to travel and not pull a toad. Hope that works out as it is a pleasure not to have to worry about the toad and all the concerns that goes with it. The Synergy is fun to drive. It drives like a car. Good acceleration and a reasonable stopping distance.

We also had quite a few problems that the dealer needed to fix. I won't get into all the problems, but the dealer had to keep it for a couple of weeks just to fix them all. I also felt that the coach should never have left the factory with all the problems it had. Thor needs to seriously look into better quality control. There is a lot of just plain ol' sloppy workmanship. But..............having said all that, we are pleased with our Synergy and look forward to some quality travel in it.
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Old 06-10-2017, 01:59 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum!
We downsized from a 33' Class A to our Vegas, which is about 26'. We haven't missed the things we threw out. We weren't ready to trim down enough to fit our stuff into a Synergy, but it is appealing for the reasons you listed.
Said before, RVs are a bit like shoes, different types for different folks, and our preferences change over time.
Happy trails!
Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot, and are thankful for everything you've got!
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:31 AM   #7
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We downsized from a 41' Tuscany to a 31' Windsport, go thru everything and you'll be surprised at what you can do without. Get rid of the pans you have never used, all the extra towels and dishes. Seems hard at first but it'll be fine. Hope you enjoy many happy and safe miles!!!
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