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Old 11-26-2016, 09:58 AM   #1
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Hi: David and Martha here....we are selling our 17' TT....wishing to go withna 26-30' class A....we like floor plan of ACE 29.3... but might consider the smaller Vegas or Axis for manuverability...our hope is to find a gently used unit....any advice or cautions would be appreciated. I just joined the site so at this point haven't looked at what is already posted...
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:38 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Take your time to make sure you are satisfied with your decision. Lots of used units, as people are upgrading, and down sizing, so you should have a good selection.
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:48 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of helpful info and friendly folks here.
For a used RV, you can take a look at the Thor Owner Classifieds. I have recently seen a couple for sale on the forum.
Also, read, read and read for some helpful tips on buying and maintaining an RV on the forum. It is all here, it just takes some time to go thru it. If you have any specific questions, there is someone here with the answers. And if you don't get an answer, you will get an experienced opinion.
Best wishes for your search.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:13 PM   #4
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Welcome! Not sure what part of Florida you are from but there are some RV shows coming up that could help you decide.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:14 PM   #5
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Hi: David and Martha here....we are selling our 17' TT....wishing to go withna 26-30' class A....we like floor plan of ACE 29.3... but might consider the smaller Vegas or Axis for manuverability...our hope is to find a gently used unit....any advice or cautions would be appreciated. I just joined the site so at this point haven't looked at what is already posted...
Welcome to the forum!

Best decision I ever made was joining this community of campers. Members are extremely helpful and really care about helping a fellow camper.

We have the 24.1 Axis with dinette set up. We love the coach, except the small bathroom.

The ACE is also a nice coach.

Make a t-chart with advantages and disadvantages. Include list of categories like size, weight, gas, floor plan, usage, etc.

Take your time and don't rush your decision.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:17 PM   #6
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Thanks...we are in Sarasota
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:01 PM   #7
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Regardless of which unit you end up getting take some time to read through Ed's Axis/Vegas manual found here: http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f10...nual-4961.html
You'll at least get an idea of what to look for when purchasing one if you happen to choose one.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:50 PM   #8
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Thanks...we are in Sarasota
The Tampa RV show in Feb is really big with all the major manufacturers present with most of their models. You can get a good idea of what is out there and the differences between the different RVs. There are also a bunch of RV dealers near the show. Helped us to decide what we wanted to buy last year. The manufacturers also give the dealers large incentives to sell RVs at the show, so sometimes you can get a pretty good deal.
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:32 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. We have a 2015 Vegas 24.1. My wife and I are retired and we travel with out 17 lb Bichon. We find the 24.1 perfect for our lifestyle and needs. We especially like the twin bed setup. We find the floorplan also perfect in terms of inside storage space and the outside storage is more than ample for everything we carry.

We live in Tampa and have had the Vegas for a littler over a year. We have put 8800 miles on it and have camped in it for about 100 days. The Tampa RV show is great and General RV of Tampa (located in Dover, just east of Tampa on Interstate 4) has been a great dealer to work with and their warranty service was exceptional.

Here is a link to the Owners' Manual I compiled from owners suggestions and hints on the Thor Forum. There is a Pre-Delivery Checklist in the manual you will find handy as well as other system descriptions not contained in the Thor literature.

https://1drv.ms/w/s!AiYx6DLSeiiP6UNyy_VYGDO0BW6L
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:07 PM   #10
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Thanks Ed. I appreciate your comments. We bought our Winnie Drop from Lazy Days...will bemkidking tires there tomorrow. Wow, what agreat owners manual you've put together.its over-the-top great...
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:49 AM   #11
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Welcome!

I second Ed's suggestion that you check General and the Tampa show. Both are great. LD, well, I was brought up if you can't say anything nice...

RV's are like shoes in that everybody has different preferences and sizes. Ed likes the twin beds of the Vegas 24.1 and we equally like the walk around queen and bigger shower of the 25.2. Smaller units were too cramped and short on storage for us. Bigger ones generally cost more and require more room to park and maneuver. The trick is choosing he one that fits you!

Happy hunting!
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:35 AM   #12
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Thank you..very much .appreciate your comments. Do you know anyone at General in Tampa?...oh, the 25.2 has 16" wheels. Do you feel this is o.k. for road comfort etc. I assume they just wear 20% or more quickly than 19.5"
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Old 11-27-2016, 12:36 PM   #13
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Ed, do you have a salesperson contact at General RV in Tampa (I-4 just east of I-75)? Thanks
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:43 PM   #14
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My salesperson is now working in their service department. But from what I've seen any of them will treat you well.
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:47 PM   #15
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Thank you..very much .appreciate your comments. Do you know anyone at General in Tampa?...oh, the 25.2 has 16" wheels. Do you feel this is o.k. for road comfort etc. I assume they just wear 20% or more quickly than 19.5"
I put 25,000 miles on my Vegas and the tires still looked they had negligible wear. The 16" tires are also much cheaper to replace than the 22.5s and my wife did not like the extra height up into the F-53. The E-450 weights a lot less than the F-53 so the 16" tires are right for it.
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:04 PM   #16
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Thank you...appreciate the info on tires....we are haeded off to Lazy Days (where we bought a TT and have a salesperson contact) to look at a Vegas....we will head down the road to the General RV dealer to look too. We don't have a contact their at this point...the dealerships seem 4 miles apart just east of Tampa
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:27 PM   #17
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Two miles east of Lazy Days is Camping World of Tampa which sell the Axis. While Camping Worlds have been trashed in this forum (and I am not saying people do not have good reasons to do so) Camping World of Tampa has treated us well. We will be there tomorrow morning for some warrantee work - the first since we purchased the coach in February. Hope we are as happy with Camping World of Tampa by tomorrow afternoon....
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