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Old 02-12-2018, 08:37 PM   #1
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Hi from Panama City Beach, Fl

Thank you for allowing me to join the forum. Were looking at a Thor Freedom Elite 29FE. It has everything we want. Before we buy, Id like to get your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks again!

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Old 02-12-2018, 09:33 PM   #2
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You will find that you get ALL sorts of opinions here including some folks that will do their level best to scare you off of purchasing any Thor product. We bought a 2017 Freedom Elite 26HE a year ago and although we had to make a few adjustments and minor repairs we havent had any serious issues and no warranty repairs. My advice is to buy the unit you like and then do the most thorough pre-delivery inspection (PDI) you can. Its a machine with many parts, assembled to a price point and subject to much movement and shaking on the road so there will be maintenance and repairs associated with ownership. Beyond that, just use it and enjoy it! And welcome to the club!
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:42 PM   #3
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Model: 2014 Windsport 34f
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I wish we were in Panama City Beach TODAY! I miss Pineapple Willy's.
Rick & Jan
with Lilly (Most Active Dog) & Mattie (Laziest Dog in the World)
Wally: 2014 Thor Windsport 34f
Toad: (Wally One) 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking (4 Down)
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:01 PM   #4
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Shopping is always more than half of the fun;isn't it?
Welcome to the craziness in here, and don't hesitate to ask us anything: you'll probably get a kick out of the variety of answers!
"What: me worry?"
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:35 PM   #5
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Model: 2016 Hurricane 27K
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Welcome to the forum! If you wade around on this site awhile you will find that much of the quality of your RV experience will revolve around the dealer, especially on a new unit that will qualify for warranty service. A dealer with poor predelivery preparation and/or poor warranty service can make you miserable!

A question to the forum about a specific dealer might be very enlightening to you, and save you a world of hassle! You might also consider the nearly identical Four Winds model. Here's a forum string that compares them:

You might want to consider a used unit, especially if this is your first motorhome. There are pros and cons to that idea, forum friends can help sort that out, too.
If all else fails, read the directions!!
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