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Old 10-17-2018, 04:56 AM   #1
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Hello from a new 2018 Vegas 25.2 owner.

My wife and I have done a few Saturday night shakedown trips (state park overnights). No major problems. We are looking forward to some extended travel in the New Year.

Happy with our Vegas purchase so far.

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Old 10-17-2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new coach and welcome to the forum!!! Sounds like you’re already having fun, keep up the good work!!!
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:58 AM   #3
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Congratulations! Welcome to our group!
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:25 PM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome.

If you haven't already download and read Ed's excellent crowd sourced Axis/Vegas owner's manual found here: http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f10...nual-4961.html
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:58 PM   #5
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Welcome and congradulations.

Dont dont forget to winterize. You might be safe in Central or Southern FL but N. FL can get pretty cold sometimes.

Enjoy.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:05 PM   #6
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One thought is the sliding bathroom door on the bathroom. When I braked too hard it came forward and the bottom glide holder came loose because of short screws through quarter inch paneling. I replaced those two with 2 inch screws that went through the panel, half inch gap, and into the stud wall for the bathroom. Also added a bungee for the door from the shower to an eye bolt back to bedroom TV. This was all done after I hit the truck brake so a bit more repair than prevent fix.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:04 PM   #7
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Glad to hear that the shakedown cruises have gone pretty well!
Welcome to our little corner of the Internet!
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:24 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum!

We have enjoyed our 25.2 for three years now. For us and the way we travel, it fits just right. You'll find a lot of experienced and helpful folks here.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:43 AM   #9
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Welcome and congradulations.

Dont dont forget to winterize. You might be safe in Central or Southern FL but N. FL can get pretty cold sometimes.

Enjoy.
Yes it can. Specially if you like the wind in your face and can't afford a car and you own a Bike. Took to getting a piece of cardboard and putting it inside my cold weather jumpsuit. Believe or not, it worked. Course so did rubber bands over the sleeves and gloves.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:03 AM   #10
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Welcome; we have 2017, 25.2 just went over 16,000 miles. For us a perfect layout, so far no problems with the rig.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:10 PM   #11
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We own a 2016 Axis 25.2. the only problem we have had was the outside shower kit was never sealed. Rain entered
the the shower kit into the coach behind the couch. It was not found for a long time since it was never seen. The water went under the vinyl floor and destroyed the flooring under the fresh water tank. Just watch that seal on the outside around the outside shower.

Other then that, we've had no problems and everything works great. It's a perfect layout for the 2 of us.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:29 AM   #12
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Welcome

Welcome from a newly minted member. Enjoy the ride
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:53 AM   #13
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Good luck with your new coach. Shakedown cruises are the best. You find wonderful things like screws on the floor, lose hoses, and even noises you never herd before. Happy RVing!!!
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:42 PM   #14
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Hello from a new 2018 Vegas 25.2 owner.

My wife and I have done a few Saturday night shakedown trips (state park overnights). No major problems. We are looking forward to some extended travel in the New Year.

Happy with our Vegas purchase so far.

Greg
try installing a "steering stabilizer". My Vegas 25.1 did the same thing on a cross
country trip last May. After I installed a steering stabilizer and upgraded the anti sway bar, all seem,s to be good now.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:43 PM   #15
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Welcome!
We have been members for about a year now and the forum members have been extremely helpful and informative!
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:51 PM   #16
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I have a 2017 25.4 Vegas. I had water leaking in the bedroom area. Found out it was leaking from the taillights when rain was hitting the back of the motorhome. I found out the seals are only warranted for 6 months. I checked them out, there was practically NO seal. I covered the taillights with butyl tape, and a couple other areas that looked suspicious. I had the motorhome for more than 6 months, and not even a year! Check out the seals, please.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:01 AM   #17
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We took ownership of a new 2018 24.1 Axis in June. Really love the size, function, etc. Have only taken it out on a couple of short trips, and so far, are very happy with it. After reading this forum, it didn't take us long to add/completed a few mods, (new Oxygentics shower head, battery water filler kit, chassis batt access, adding stick-on "door stops" to underside of countertop extension to stop banging, adding screen door bar handle, a new 770 gps, 3" foam pads for the beds, and converting my O Grill to hook directly to the RV's outlet. (You have all cost me a lot of extra buck, lol)

I did notice while driving, steering wheel requires constant 1-2" back and forth movement. I took the MH to a Goodyear facility, and had alignment checked. It wasn't what I expected, but they found the alignment was right on! Next thing for me is adding the Safe-T-Plus and hope that will help!

Only real problem I ran into was having batts go dead! After a few weeks from our last trip, I found both the chassis and both house batteries completely discharged. I had checked, and nothing was left running, and the "Power" (Use) switch was in the Off position. Not sure why all batts drained that quickly. I charged both house batts, and then used emer. start to fire up engine. Everything seemed ok, so I left the Axis plugged in to my garage for a couple of days... Recheck showed no discharge in any batts. Assuming now, I just need to plug in/restart every few weeks to keep things charged.

Thanks for the good info you all have provided on this Forum!
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:55 PM   #18
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Congratulations on your purchase, we have a 2016 25.2 and we love it. I've done a few mods to make it better, jacks, vent covers, solar panels and inverter to mention a few. Good luck in your travels.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:22 AM   #19
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We keep our 24.1 plugged in 365 24/7 with a small space heater set at 42 degrees, AC set at 85, Magna Shades up, fridge set to electric, Power button to Use...we call it ready mode (ready for last minute fishing trips). Once I got the initial problems with the Harris batteries (changed them out) I have had no problems with charging, heating, cooling nor needed to winterize.


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Old 10-29-2018, 01:55 AM   #20
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Glad to hear that the shakedown cruises have gone pretty well!
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Yeah, had that problem too with my shower doors. Locked them in place before, put a screw in one end to make sure it doesnt go off the rail and got used to fixing it again every once in awhile. Also learned to rubber band all the inside compartment doors to each other to make sure they stay SHUT when I travel. Got a surprise with the jar of pickles on the floor when I went for my hourly beer but hey, didn't hurt cause I had my shoes on. Sticky floor though.
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