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Old 08-17-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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Windsport 32N

So my wife and I have decided to bite the big one and purchase our first motorhome. We have chosen the Thor Windsport 32N based on the overall floor plan, length, amenities and so forth. I feel like we have done our due diligence but still have a slight feeling of "Hope like heck this is the right decision". I plan to retire at the end of the year and we plan to get on the road immediately after. We live in Houston, Texas and would welcome some suggestions on places to visit with great rv parks in which to stay.

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Old 08-17-2015, 09:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2.

Before purchasing a Thor you might want to do some research. I know all coaches have their problems but it seems Thor owners have been having more than their share.

48 THOR INDUSTRIES complaints and reviews @ Pissed Consumer

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Old 08-18-2015, 12:02 AM   #3
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When I was about to plop down some serious money for a motorhome, I spent $139 to subscribe to the RV Consumer Group ratings service. I needed something to help me pick a dependable motor home. I don't know what the general concessions is of that ratings service I subscribed too, but I depended on it a lot when shopping for a motorhome.

What year of Windsport did you buy? According to the RV Consumer Group rating service, some but not all Windsports have a poor rating for highway control. Most are also listed for 'snow-birding', instead of 'full-timing.' Full-timing I feel should be a better-built higher-rated coach.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:21 AM   #4
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59 WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES complaints and reviews @ Pissed Consumer

And Winnebago has 59 complaints. All manufacturers are having problems with QC, and probably always will. Key is a very thorough PDI, which you can learn to perform from these forums.
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Sorry about that Windsport57. Did not mean to drag you into a conflict on your first post. Let me be the first to welcome you to irv2. I envy your soon-to-be retired status! Post location ideas on the above link and you'll prolly get more responses.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:24 PM   #6
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I love the Windsport 32N floorplan...
If I were in Houston I believe I would head north... Lots of things to see before you even get out of Texas.
Enjoy your travels and be safe!
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2007 and 2008 material used for seats and couches was not good.My2007 was sad looking.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:46 PM   #8
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If it has the floor plan that you can live with and the price is right, then go for it. If I listened to all of the nay sayers I would have never bought a Motor home of any kind. I was told that windsport and hurricanes are entry level. That may be true to some extent, but My 9 year old Hurricane has 56,000 miles on it and is still running strong. I am the 2nd owner and it is no where near falling apart like some would have you believe. Care and proper maintenance are the keys. A good dealership is a must. Yes things go wrong, but that is what a warranty and a good dealership are for. Do a good PDI, and walk through. Before signing on the dotted line. If it has the floor plan and features you want and passes inspection then go for it and enjoy. Welcome to iRV2
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:49 PM   #9
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I think the OP was looking for suggestions on places to visit.
In summer, go north young man!
Get up to high altitude in CO where it is 70-80 daytime and 40-50 at night!
Look at Ridgeway CO, Buena Vista CO, Taylor Park is stunning!

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