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Old 07-03-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
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Brand: Still Looking
Model: Former Daybreak Owner
State: Nevada
Posts: 52
THOR #360
New to Thor but not RVs

Started the RV adventure in '87 while stationed in Las Vegas with a new Toyota Dolphin. Kept it 18 years. Moved up to a used '02 Coachman Class C as the Dolphin was just worn out. Loved the V-10 Ford, the handling and especially the 8 to 10 mpg. Next stop on the journey, a used '04 Tiffin 37DB as we were considering FT and felt we needed something bigger than the Class C. Loved the unit and the quality but just did not care for the Chevy/Allison drive train and though we are both very conservative drivers, never got over 6.1 mpg. We traded it for a used '11 Vista 26P with just over 2600 miles on it. It ended up being far too small, it rode like a buckboard and the handling was the worst of any unit I've owned. Anything over 60, especially in wind or heavy traffic was a struggle. While on a trip to see in laws and out laws down the deep east Texas in April, I decided that I had enough and traded it in on a new '14Thor 34XDF while in Houston. The new suspension on the F-53 chassis is so far above the prior versions I thought I had died and gone to heaven on drive ability. Love the interior and layout.
After prior experiences, I will probable will do the stabilizer bar and heavy duty sway bars just as a safety margin as soon as I can.

Stan, Shirley & 2 Schnauzers
Former 2014 Daybreak XD34 Owner
USAF, Retired, Life Member: NRA, DVA, VVA, VFW, VSPA
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:02 AM   #2
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Brand: Crossroads
Model: Zinger ZT26BL
State: North Carolina
Posts: 445
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welcome and congrats on the new MH. may it bring you many happy camping trips.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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Model: 37DT Challenger
State: Texas
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Welcome aboard Stan!!
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