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Old 12-27-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Ace 27.1

Hi All, I was told by a dealer that Thor is not going to make the 27.1 any longer. It is 28 ft long and the 29.? is only one foot longer. Can you Ace owners tell me how the 29 foot coach drives and how it would compare to driving the Axis 24.1? Thanks
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I don't know why a dealer would say the ACE27.1 is discontinued...it is listed on Thor's website for the 2015 line...maybe deserves a call to Thor to confirm what the dealer is saying.
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The ACE and Axis drive differences should be obvious. The ACE 27.1 and 29.2 are riding on a 16,000lb GVWR F53 RV chassis. The Axis is riding on a 12,500lb GVWR stripped E-Series chassis. Besides the obvious weight capability, the Axis has an independant front suspension (IFS) vs. the F53's solid beam axle. IFS should provide a noticeably better ride...just the nature of the design...but at the cost of weight capability.

It should be noticed that the Axis has no leveling jack system as standard equipment...a big deal if you camp away from campgrounds or lots with nice flat surfaces.

I would test drive both rigs to see the difference, which could be obvious.

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ACE 27.1 is not going away

FYI -

I contacted Thor regarding ACE 27.1's life span.
As you see below, Thor has no plans to discontinue a big seller...

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The termination of the Ace 27.1 floorplan is incorrect. The 27.1 is the number two best selling floorplan in the Ace line-up following only the 30.1.
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