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Old 02-25-2019, 07:02 AM   #1
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Thor Class B Gemini vs Class A Vegas motor gome

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My wife and I are thinking to switch from our actual Travel trailer (Bullet Prenier 19ft) to a mid size motor home.
2 models got I attention lately. The y are:
-Thor Class A Vegas (or Axis) 25-26 ft
-Thor Class B Gemini 24-25 ft built on a
Diesel Mercedes unit.

Both came around the same price in Canada.(125,000$).
Does anyone have a recommandation ?

Would someone also could tell me if they be good for winter activities suce as ski etc...

Many thanks
Sherbrooke, Que.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:04 AM   #2
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You're looking at two very different type rigs...although TMC calls them both RUV's.

The Sprinter Eurovan based Gemini is smooth as silk and very economical with the small Diesel...but has a rather low OCCC.

The Axis/Vegas is the only RV made that is riding on a stripped Ford E-Series chassis. These are the chassis under Class C motorhomes. Being a stripped version you have a Class A nose but with independent front suspension for a much better ride than any other gas Class A (all others have a solid beam axle in front). And the Class A front extends the livingroom when parked/camping.

Because of the big V10 engine in the Axis/Vegas, the mileage will be lower than the Gemini, but the power and OCCC is much higher (carry more gear).

I have looked closely at both of these models. They have their pros and cons. Only you can decide what is best for your needs.

However, we would go with the Axis/Vegas because there's an old saying in the RV world;
Too big lasts until you get used to it. Too small lasts forever.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:31 AM   #3
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Another consideration.. Canadian seasons.....Most of the entry/lower mid level Thor (and other) Brands are not a truly 4 season Having abundant insulation, fully enclosed basement with enclosed plumbing, true/realistic basement & coach heating/adequate cooling....and coach/basement storage...

Keep in mind..
Your 1st coach is a learning tool..
When You tour/view "In Person" any perspective coach..
View it First with all slides retracted,
If the coach is fully usable without the slides extended, then give it a second look.
(Think wally-docking,rest areas,truckstops...any where that you cannot/do not have room for the slides to be extended, Or in Your case winter camping..(It is much easier to keep a RV warm/cool with the slides retracted..less interior space to heat/cool))

BUY USED! & buy one with everything you "think" you want and will need..
IF the perspective coach seems a bit small but still "DO-Able" .......REMEMBER!!!
What seemed small... becomes unbearably TINY after being Coop'd up" for a week or more due to weather...
(AKA.....Cabin Fever)
And.... You WILL make mistakes and have booboo's We all have.....(sometimes more than twice..)
Within a year (or less) you will discover..about the RV

What you love about the RV...
What you can kinda-sorta tolerate with the RV..
And what you absolutely hate about that !@#$%^%$#@! RV.
Then you can go get what you should have gotten in the first place..
Happy Hunting
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:19 AM   #4
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My 2017 Thor Axis has waste tank heaters, well at least a switch for them, but I haven't gone anywhere that would require me using them. The fresh water system is inside the heated area.

We compared the Gemini with the Axis, at the same lot, side by side, and felt that the Gemini was much less roomy.

We got the rear slide out model, so we each had a side of the bed to get out of.
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