Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-17-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23
Wink Picking up New 2015 Thor Axis in 10 days

Hi Everyone:

We are new to the RV world and will be starting with the Thor Axis 24.1 as our entry point. I have done a fair amount of research before selecting this unit and am going into this with "my eyes wide open". I have heard many horror stories about the quality of Thor products, but then again, most folks says this is being part of the RV world. All units need to be thoroughly checked out before taking delivery and others need some "fine tuning".

Would any one out there care to spend some of your time, telling me how to best check out my new RV at the time of delivery? Also, I am buying from out of state which complicates any service/warranty issues?

Retired and out to see our beautiful US of A!
evergreen49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-17-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 847
Welcome to the irv2 community and congrats on your new RV plans! We're glad you're here. If you search these forums (look around top right portion of the web page for the word "Search"), you will find all kinds of suggestions on things to inspect before taking delivery. Below is a set of checklists I have found helpful at times. Take a look just to get started.

Need An RV Checklist?... Here Are All The Best Checklists For RVers | The Fun Times Guide to RVing

Good luck and jump right into these forums!
Hudgens Family, 2014 Jayco Precept 31ul, 2011 Jeep GC toad, Blue Ox BX7365 towbar, RVi2Brake in Jeep
Hudgens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
UncleBilly's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 552
You can look here or Google "PDI" report and print one out. Some Apps have this info in them. Not too be an ass but if this is your first RV why buy new? Cost is high and they depreciate like a rock.
UncleBilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23
Oh, no worries. You have a good question, but after researching, I am buying new at about the same price of similar used models. And the wife didn't want someone elses "RV". I explained to her that we would be losing about $10,000 per year in depreciation, at least.
evergreen49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 08:09 PM   #5
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 97
I've also heard lots of Thor horror stories. (after purchasing) We bought a 2012 Serrano. Happy to say after a year no regrets! Love it. No real problems. Hope you do as well.
2012 Thor Serrano, Chuy & Chapo the Mexican Bassets
2014 kia soul
Wapa1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,893
Welcome and good luck with your new rig. Theres a google search box at the top right side of the page. Enter PDI or inspection and there should be a good list in there somewhere......We bought new and other than a few items that needed tweaking, we had no major problems. Good luck.
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 08:20 AM   #7
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 47,830
Welcome to IRV2 and the wonderful world of RV'ing!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 09:10 AM   #8
Senior Member
jones47172's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Posts: 499
evergreen49: I just went through this when picking up a new 2015 Palazzo. Things you find on these forums will be a teaching experience on what to look for and what specific problems that coach is known for. In my case I went to pick up the Palazzo with "eyes wide open". It is easy to gather the knowledge on what to look for and have the intentions of doing so.

After a 4 hour drive I arrived at the dealer. They had the Palazzo in their shop completing a pre buy. The tech was knowledgable and personable and assured us he was doing a thorough check out. I looked a few of the things, like the slides, but was told by the salesman to leave the tech alone or he would never get finished. I realized it was not feasible for me to tie up their shop with the Palazzo and asked if I could spend the night in the RV in their parking lot to do a complete check out. They said this was not possible because at that point it would become a used RV if I did not take delivery. The end result was we left with the Palazzo that evening without completing any meaningful pre buy. While I did look for visible signs of obvious quality issues the thorough inspection I intended never happened. So, luck will play a major role in whether my RV is what I wanted.

In hindsight, and what I would like to leave with you, is to go to the dealer with the intensions of staying DAYS for a pre buy. If you have a trade in stay in it at night and spend the days with the new RV, before signing the papers. The dealer can fix the items you find during this process. An even better scenario is to hire an independent expert, that worked at the factory, for the check out. But I have never heard of anyone that offers such a service.
Mike & Sue Jones
2020 Tuscany 45MJ
Jeep Gladiator
jones47172 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 09:17 AM   #9
Senior Member
Chiefbvfd's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Buffalo, IA
Posts: 2,825
Welcome to the forum d to the V lifestyle....
Terry & Brenda - From the Iowa Banks of the Mighty Mississippi
2011 Winnie Journey 34y, Freightliner / Cummins , 2012 Chevy Colorado Toad

Chiefbvfd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 09:57 AM   #10
Senior Member
camato5's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 462
I bought a new 2014 Thor Tuscany 40XE, sad as it is, you are going to find some things that don't work properly. This is true on every make and model you may buy new. The reason people buy used is because after a few months or a year the previous owners have all the bugs worked out. You too will have bugs to work out. DO NOT panic, you are not alone, hopefully you have a reputable dealer with a half decent service department. Be prepared to leave your coach for a week or more. If you have a problem that needs repair before you use your coach, it may take that long to get the parts. Parts are usually 2 weeks behind in most cases. If it is something that can wait, have them order the parts then bring your unit back to them.
If you are new to motor homes, make sure you understand how to operate it. Get a GOOD WALK-THRU. If you don't understand, ask them to show you again. OR better yet get a video of the walkthrough. One thing I would make sure you understand is how to override the slide system. Just in case you have problems with those while on the road. Those slides will probably be the only thing I can think of that will leave you "dead in the water" if they are out and you need to leave.
Other than that enjoy, all of us who bought new have been through it, some worse than others but in the end, you will really enjoy camping in the MH.
If you have any questions you can always rely on this site and You-Tube ha. This sight had solved so many problems for me and has also alerted me of problems that may arise.
Good luck ya'll
Charlie & Diane Amato
2014 Thor Tuscany 40XE XTE DP
Ferndale, Arkansas
camato5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #11
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23
How can I be "alerted" when someone posts a new comment on a discussion that I have started or interested in?
evergreen49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 03:08 PM   #12
Senior Member
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!

I would recommend video taping the delivery walk through. You will not remember everything you are told.
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 03:50 PM   #13
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP" & Lehigh Acres Fl
Posts: 21,472

See if this link is of any help to you
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L Workhorse W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD, 06 Lincoln Mark LT 4X4
See My Pace Arrow Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 05:48 AM   #14
Senior Member
camato5's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 462
Originally Posted by evergreen49 View Post
How can I be "alerted" when someone posts a new comment on a discussion that I have started or interested in?
You will receive email messages (if you have given your email address to this site) and every morning you will get emails with any new posts from the thread you are posting
Charlie & Diane Amato
2014 Thor Tuscany 40XE XTE DP
Ferndale, Arkansas
camato5 is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ECOA Mid-Winter Rally at Lazy Days wmpbauer Entegra Owner's Forum 23 02-01-2015 01:23 PM
2015 Entegra Anthem (Disappointed) AlKat Entegra Owner's Forum 91 09-20-2014 10:19 AM
Day in US & Days in BC Ron_H Canada Region 26 09-08-2014 05:46 AM
Improved pavement handling/ruined for boondocking 2015 Vista? Camp_Woof Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 06-15-2014 11:29 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.