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Old 09-03-2020, 05:46 PM   #21
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We're on our second Thor, the first, an Axis ,the wife didn't like, (too dark/single beds). Our second, a Vegas 25.2 is ideal for what we do, the rear slide out is great, giving us a pretty big bedroom. I've added extras and mods including a new, bigger s'less steel sink, solar panels, inverter, levelling jacks and an extra, round table.
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Old 09-03-2020, 06:12 PM   #22
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We're on our second Thor, the first, an Axis ,the wife didn't like, (too dark/single beds). Our second, a Vegas 25.2 is ideal for what we do, the rear slide out is great, giving us a pretty big bedroom. I've added extras and mods including a new, bigger s'less steel sink, solar panels, inverter, levelling jacks and an extra, round table.
And what happens in Vegas...
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Old 09-04-2020, 10:27 AM   #23
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Old 11-08-2020, 02:51 AM   #24
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I watch a lot of You Tube for research. However, I like to see it and touch it as well. The RV shows should start in a few months. See what is coming to your area.

Anyone out there have a 2014? I believe 2014 was the first year for the Axis and only offered the 24.1. I am going to look at one next week. It is a one owner and I am hopeful it will be just what I need to get started. I hate to hear you say they look cheap. I suppose I will find out soon enough.
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:21 AM   #25
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I am happy to hear you still like your older Axis. I may be picking up a 2014 next week. One owner, 45k miles.
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:23 AM   #26
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I am happy to hear you both still like your older Axis. I may be picking up a 2014 next week. One owner, 45k miles.
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:37 AM   #27
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I am happy to hear you both still like your older Axis. I may be picking up a 2014 next week. One owner, 45k miles.
I own a 2015 same as the 14, I'm really happy with what I've turned the RV into. I feel Thor did an excellent job of designing the coach and the Ford F-53 chases is bullet proof, but the crew that put them together I feel fell short, I have come across some real head scratchers trying to figure out why they have done things, but all in all real pleased, of course they have added and improved with newer models but what keeps me from upgrading is the unique windshield,, only a few year option..I own a few classic cars that are unique so the Axis fits right in..
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Old 11-08-2020, 05:51 AM   #28
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I own a 2015 same as the 14, I'm really happy with what I've turned the RV into. I feel Thor did an excellent job of designing the coach and the Ford F-53 chases is bullet proof, but the crew that put them together I feel fell short, I have come across some real head scratchers trying to figure out why they have done things, but all in all real pleased, of course they have added and improved with newer models but what keeps me from upgrading is the unique windshield,, only a few year option..I own a few classic cars that are unique so the Axis fits right in..
Except that the Axis/Vegas units don't use the F-53 chassis. The 24.1 uses either an E-350 or E-450 depending on the model year.

Yup still happy with our 2014 24.1.
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:04 AM   #29
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My 2014 Axis

Funny, I just had a long talk with a Hurricane owner in the parking lot at Cracker Barrel last night about my little Axis (24.1). I too fell in love with the windshield and the rest just came with it. This trip was for an overnight softball tournament with the Axis serving as “overflow” for the family staying in the hotel. It’s small enough that it takes up little space in the tournament parking lot yet has enough engine to get it up the mountains of North Georgia to take the two “littles” camping for a week at a time. Though I have been coast to coast and border to border - even staying months at a time snowbirding, this is my favorite use. Most of my troubles have been self inflicted and though there are some specific quirks that the guys here have had to help me out with, I can’t imagine owning anything else - wouldn’t even look. I guess the only thing I really missed on this was the misdesign on the whatchamacallit cable that changes the PDR - mine got burned up on Mount Eagle a few years ago. Shoulda had that redone before. Pardon me now I’m at the ball field early so I can step out of my little coach and watch the ISS pass over. Happy Trails!
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:53 AM   #30
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Funny, I just had a long talk with a Hurricane owner in the parking lot at Cracker Barrel last night about my little Axis (24.1). I too fell in love with the windshield and the rest just came with it. This trip was for an overnight softball tournament with the Axis serving as “overflow” for the family staying in the hotel. It’s small enough that it takes up little space in the tournament parking lot yet has enough engine to get it up the mountains of North Georgia to take the two “littles” camping for a week at a time. Though I have been coast to coast and border to border - even staying months at a time snowbirding, this is my favorite use. Most of my troubles have been self inflicted and though there are some specific quirks that the guys here have had to help me out with, I can’t imagine owning anything else - wouldn’t even look. I guess the only thing I really missed on this was the misdesign on the whatchamacallit cable that changes the PDR - mine got burned up on Mount Eagle a few years ago. Shoulda had that redone before. Pardon me now I’m at the ball field early so I can step out of my little coach and watch the ISS pass over. Happy Trails!
Back when we first got our coach our son was still playing baseball (and not in college ! LOL) we used our Axis to tailgate his doubleheaders and feed the team in between the games.
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:56 PM   #31
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Except that the Axis/Vegas units don't use the F-53 chassis. The 24.1 uses either an E-350 or E-450 depending on the model year.

Yup still happy with our 2014 24.1.

We can always count on the Geek for a correction! I Have a Box Van that has the F-53 got them confused.
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Old 11-09-2020, 01:31 AM   #32
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I'll chime in here with our experience. Our 2016 Vegas 25.2 was built early in the model year, and has the taller windshield and the E-350 chassis. With what I know now, I would have preferred the later 2016 model with those changes, be have few complaints with our coach as delivered 5 years ago. We now have 35K on it and hundreds of night in it.

We prefer the walk around queen to the bed setup in the 24.1. Your preferences may vary. Our main complaints are the shredding upholstery and oxidation of the gelcoat. Exposure to the punishing Florida sun has aggravated both of those issues.

I have considered the competitive motorhome offerings, and so far haven't found anything that compells me to spend the $$$ to trade. For us and the way we travel (now) it's our Goldilocks coach, not too big, not too small, but just right.
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Old 11-09-2020, 07:45 PM   #33
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I own a 2015 same as the 14, I'm really happy with what I've turned the RV into. I feel Thor did an excellent job of designing the coach and the Ford F-53 chases is bullet proof, but the crew that put them together I feel fell short, I have come across some real head scratchers trying to figure out why they have done things, but all in all real pleased, of course they have added and improved with newer models but what keeps me from upgrading is the unique windshield,, only a few year option..I own a few classic cars that are unique so the Axis fits right in..
Thank you. I think I will love my new to me 2014. One of those head scratchers has to be cut out the plywood to get to the chassis battery.
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:58 PM   #34
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Thank you. I think I will love my new to me 2014. One of those head scratchers has to be cut out the plywood to get to the chassis battery.
That is the same on every model year. Some people have been able to remove it via the wheelwell.
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Old 11-09-2020, 11:43 PM   #35
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Thank you. I think I will love my new to me 2014. One of those head scratchers has to be cut out the plywood to get to the chassis battery.
I delayed doing this until it was time to replace the chassis battery. The hard part for me was removing the screws in the flip computer desk. Had to get a hammer drill for that.

Once that was off, I thought I would add hinges, but instead just mounted 4 flat brackets so I could replace the plywood after I cut it out with a plunge saw.

Now that I have access, that's how I add oil when I do an oil change. You can do this!
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Old 11-10-2020, 12:46 AM   #36
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In my 2018 Vegas the microwave being down below made it impossible to use! We had to take pics of the front in order to program it.
Funny you should say that...

We opted for an end of year New ‘17 over a New ‘18 for that very reason. (Plus it was $10k less).

My 6’ wifey refused to bend-over (you know what I mean...), too difficult to read the displays

And yes, we gave up the large window, stainless under-mount sink and small flat cooktop. Instead got an over-the-cooktop vent.

We’ve since remodeled the kitchen to provide more flat counter space.
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Old 11-10-2020, 12:56 AM   #37
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One more thing...,
Living in Southern California we use & enjoy our outside TV more than any other feature.
Since we added a DISH dome, it’s so convenient and fun

Too bad the outside TV is no longer available on AXIS/VEGAS
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