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Old 09-30-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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Smile Hi! We are looking...

Hi, we are a retired couple living in SW Ohio, very interested in an Axis 24.1. Joining to learn more while we wait for some inventory to look at. Looking forward to soaking up the knowledge of this group.
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:46 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome.

We've been loving our 24.1 for 6 seasons now.

If you want to know everything there is to know about an Axis download and read Ed's excellent crowd sourced owner's manual for Axis/Vegas units. Find it here:
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f1...nual-4961.html

That will prepare you to talk to dealers better than anything else...
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:49 AM   #3
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Shopping is fun: isn't it?
Welcome to our virtual RV Park, and the best of look to you with the research and the buying process!
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Old 09-30-2020, 01:23 PM   #4
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Thanks and a ?

Thanks so much. This will help. Do you tow your Bolt when camping? Iím wondering how we will get around without Ďpulling up stakesí.
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Old 09-30-2020, 01:24 PM   #5
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Welcome to our virtual RV Park, and the best of look to you with the research and the buying process!
Thanks so much!
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Old 09-30-2020, 01:52 PM   #6
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I responded to your PM with a reply detailing my purchase experience.

I bought the Axis specifically since I thought it was small enough to be maneuverable in rustic campsites and not too cumbersome to pull into a grocery store parking lot. We don't do a lot of sightseeing trips while camped which might be the biggest reason to have a toad.

If we decide we need to go somewhere while camped, we should be able to get going (no hookups in rustic SP, NP, USFS campsites) in a few minutes and maybe less time than it takes to unhook a toad each time you camp.

I think that the new 7.3 liter V8 delivered in new Axis should easily be up to the task of towing a small toad. That engine is used in Ford vehicles with 5,000 more GVWR than the Axis, less than a small toad will add.

Good luck on your search.

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Old 09-30-2020, 02:01 PM   #7
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Thanks so much. This will help. Do you tow your Bolt when camping? I’m wondering how we will get around without ‘pulling up stakes’.
Tow the Bolt on a dolly as it can't be towed 4-wheels down:
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That is an EZE-Tow Dolly.

Charge it up at the campsite and we're off...
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Old 09-30-2020, 03:37 PM   #8
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Jamie,
I sort of assume that your camper plugs into the 30 amp outlet...
Do you use the 50 amp one for charging the Bolt?
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Old 09-30-2020, 03:51 PM   #9
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Jamie,
I sort of assume that your camper plugs into the 30 amp outlet...
Do you use the 50 amp one for charging the Bolt?
Funny you should ask that This is from our last trip out:
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Old 09-30-2020, 04:07 PM   #10
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Old 09-30-2020, 06:24 PM   #11
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Funny you should ask that This is from our last trip out:
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Yellow is the 30amp to the Axis, left one is the 50 amp to our Clipper Creek charger (EVSE) on the ground there.
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(Just happen to have these pics because I was illustrating in an EV forum about how to charge at a campground LOL.)
It appears you've got some sort of surge protector going to your car, but not the rv??
With all the electronic equipment on RVs these days a good surge protector/EMS, hardwired or portable, should mandatory every time/everywhere you plug in the rv. They are bit pricey but so is replacing air conditioners, microwave, tvs, etc., I know ours has saved us on at least 2 occasions.
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Old 09-30-2020, 06:32 PM   #12
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It appears you've got some sort of surge protector going to your car, but not the rv??
With all the electronic equipment on RVs these days a good surge protector/EMS, hardwired or portable, should mandatory every time/everywhere you plug in the rv. They are bit pricey but so is replacing air conditioners, microwave, tvs, etc., I know ours has saved us on at least 2 occasions.
I Concur!!... NEED an EMS on each....


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Old 09-30-2020, 07:09 PM   #13
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While I'm of the opinion that the electronics in the car are probably "fussier": it wouldn't be a bad idea to also protect the RV...
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Old 09-30-2020, 07:13 PM   #14
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It appears you've got some sort of surge protector going to your car, but not the rv??
With all the electronic equipment on RVs these days a good surge protector/EMS, hardwired or portable, should mandatory every time/everywhere you plug in the rv. They are bit pricey but so is replacing air conditioners, microwave, tvs, etc., I know ours has saved us on at least 2 occasions.
For EV's they are called EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). They aren't really surge suppressors, they are more like a fancy GFI.

They perform two tasks:
  • Stop the current flow to the car if there is a ground fault
  • Inform the car of the max current available on the circuit

The Clipper Creek pictured (that I use in campgrounds) is a 20 amp unit: It tells the car "you can charge at 240V @ 20a". At that rate it puts about 20 miles an hour back into the Bolt. (On the road a "fast" charger would charge about 100 miles in 30 minutes.)

I do have a surge suppressor for the RV; just didn't have it plugged in at the time.
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:21 PM   #15
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:01 PM   #16
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If you are looking for used, we see used 24.1 rigs show up on dealer lots in Florida fairly often. It pays to shop around. You rarely pay extra for modifications that the previous owner did.
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Old 10-08-2020, 08:05 PM   #17
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I am solo, full timing in my AXIS 24.1 and love it. Handles like a dream, tows my Buick with ease. Welcome.
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