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Old 08-12-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Hi from Colorado Springs

Hi All,

My wife and I joined the ranks of RV owners a week ago Saturday when we purchased our Thor Axis 24.1. We've been thinking about it for years and finally found a vehicle that seems to fit our needs perfectly. My better half is semi-retired, and I plan to be within three years, so we wanted to purchase the RV and have it paid for before the income stream stops!

We lucked into what seems to be a decent deal. Our Axis is used, but had only 3500 miles and one trip on it. The original owners had health issues come up and decided RVing isn't an option any more. It was back on the Camping World lot before the state (Colorado) was able to get the new title to them!

We were wandering the Camping World lot looking for a Via (they don't stock them) when a salesman found us. He had just taken delivery of an Axis on consignment which was very similar, if we wanted to look at it. We did,and once the title finally cleared we bought it.

We never did see a Via, but at $40,000 or more difference we didn't need to! According to the salesman, they can't sell Vias side by side with the Axis for that reason. True? Who knows. I do know the better mileage of the Via diesel would never make up the price difference.

We took a quick shakedown trip over the weekend and loved it. Lots of little things to correct or improve. I worked in the shop at the local Winnebago dealer in college, and some things haven't changed, unfortunately. Nothing major though, and we are very happy with our purchase. We're planning a longer trip for October.



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Congratulations on your new RV.

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Old 08-12-2014, 10:18 AM   #3
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Glad you're aboard Randy. Congrats on the new rig. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:31 AM   #4
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Welcome and enjoy! Colorado is one of our favorite destinations, especially the San Juan Skyway area. My sis lives in the 'Springs and we try to visit there often and stay in the USAF Academy Fam Camp. Love it!!
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For a great CG for your shakedown trip, go out to Mountaindale RV Park, and then to the Royal George. Join Passport America for discount camping, and enjoy 50% camping. good for 5 days at Mountaindale.

Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort. #1 rated cabin resort & campgrounds in Colorado. Best campground for camping in the Springs.

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PS I have no affiliation with either, Just a Happy Camper
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Welcome!! I live in the Denver area. Mueller SP is one of our favorite places!

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Welcome to the Forum and we hope you have many great camping adventures. Best of luck with your new to you rig. Enjoy.

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Hi Randy! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch!

Congrats on the new rig!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to iRV2, we are glad you joined us. You live in my favorite part of the states. Daughter and SIL own a summer house up above Fairplay towards Breckinridge. We have taken the RVs over the years to Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, etc.....I will summer in Colorado once I fully retire.

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Welcome to the irv2 gang and congrats on your new Thor Axis wheels! Glad you decided to join. Enjoy the experience and be safe!
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