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Old 04-19-2018, 12:58 AM   #1
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24.1 oil change

4-18-18

I just watched a video on an Axis 24.1 where the owner removed the computer flip down desk, cut a section out of the plywood, and accessed the battery to remove and replace it.

He did not show that the oil filler cap was in this same area and would provide quick access when adding and/or changing the engine oil.

Has anyone tried this? Do you have photos and suggestions?

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Old 04-19-2018, 03:16 AM   #2
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you can change the oil in 20 min, or 2 hrs going thru dash. changing the battery is a one time deal with me then i will sell MH and buy something that
Ford will and can work on. 2016 axis.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:08 AM   #3
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4-18-18

I just watched a video on an Axis 24.1 where the owner removed the computer flip down desk, cut a section out of the plywood, and accessed the battery to remove and replace it.

He did not show that the oil filler cap was in this same area and would provide quick access when adding and/or changing the engine oil.

Has anyone tried this? Do you have photos and suggestions?

Machlin
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I wonder if the 24.1 has a little less access than 25.2. In the latter, there is room for a funnel and 1 qt bottle of oil.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:22 AM   #4
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I wonder if the 24.1 has a little less access than 25.2. In the latter, there is room for a funnel and 1 qt bottle of oil.
The entire front end (everything in the front "cap") is identical across all models--well ok as "identical" as Thor can get. In that regard every VIN is probably unique! LOL
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:55 AM   #5
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The entire front end (everything in the front "cap") is identical across all models--well ok as "identical" as Thor can get. In that regard every VIN is probably unique! LOL
I hear you Jamie. The more I did, the more I see glaring poor craftsmanship. I should just not look. Lol.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:41 PM   #6
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Am I missing something? The dash needs to be cut to access the battery?

Is this normal among all small Class A's? The more I read, the more I'm getting put off from buying a rv. I totally understand thee are issues, and Thor isn't the only one, but if these issues and craftsmanship were on regular automobiles, those car companies would be going out of business.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:48 PM   #7
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Am I missing something? The dash needs to be cut to access the battery?

Is this normal among all small Class A's? The more I read, the more I'm getting put off from buying a rv. I totally understand thee are issues, and Thor isn't the only one, but if these issues and craftsmanship were on regular automobiles, those car companies would be going out of business.
No/yes: No you can access the battery through the front hood. There is an access panel (with a couple of cuts) in the dash to remove/replace the battery. This only applies to Axis/Vegas class A's and not F-53 based ones (and, likely, not any other manufacturer's vehicles either).

If I'm not mistaken, Thor corrected that on new models--someone with a newer model would have to verify that.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:00 PM   #8
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I have made the cut and placed hinges on the ply wood for future ease.
For changing the oil I use a funnel with a hose attached long enough to reach the filler. By propping the funnel with the windshield wiper it frees up a hand so you have two to pour in the oil.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:46 AM   #9
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this is the video:



I went to CW instead.

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