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Nvr*lost

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Posted: 03/26/17 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is basically no difference other than the graphics. I looked at Thor products this past weekend and after what I saw, wrote Thor off of my list. Glaring quality issues in the cab of all 4 Axis products I looked at. Brand new vehicles with paneling patched and not cut properly leaving big gaps between the edge of windows and the walls. I said to the salesman, "If they can send out a product from the factory with such obvious flaws, what the heck is hidden that the customer cannot see?" Quality control seemed to be absent. I am going back to Winnebago where I know they have quality control, use lasers to cut panel walls, and can be trusted. Don't get caught up with all of the smoke and mirrors, look for the quality of the build, make sure the walls are constructed of metal framing, not wood, seems are welded correctly, you have side access to the generator (not under the back of the vehicle like in the Compass), screws have not fallen out of cabinets etc. Take your time to inspect heavily.

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We looked at the Thor, the Winnie line and every other imaginable manufacturer we could find. We will pick up our new Phoenix Crusier 2100 in a couple of days. It was the best we felt fit OUR particular situation. Has everything we want, A Ford gas, 22 feet long, walk around bed, full time dinette, dry bath and more. Couldn't be happier!


Our Phoenix Cruiser 2100, "Bob", has turned us from campers into RVers and loving it!


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I just bought a new 2018 Thor Compass 24tf with a sprinter chassis and a full wall slide. I paid $72000. I actually wanted a renegade villagio or dynamx isata 3 or even coachman prism, but compass is at least 20k cheaper. And the reason i think im going to enjoy this one more than my 5 previous class b and c motorhomes is the low expectaions i have entering into this relationship. I cant be too mad when the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom is warped because it was cut too long.

I hated my 2016 winnebago era 170x because i paid 105k for it and the drawers fell apart like a motel 6 the first month. I question whether winnebago makes quality products anymore. My 2013 airstream interstate seemed so much better put together including invisible things like quality anti sway bars. Whats ironic is that airstream is a subsidiery of thor and yet night and day in quality.

Anyway, i recommend thor compass for anyone looking for a shorter c class without the ghetto over cab bed look of the usual c class.

You will also love the giant slide that is over 3 feet wide and 18 feet long. Thats extra 60 sqft of space almost.

Listen, i think most motorhomes sold in north america are poorly constructed. It doesnt matter what you buy. If you dont lower your expectations, you will be very disappointed. In that light, i am thoroughly enjoying my new compass made of compressed saw dust. It looks really good as long as i dont have my glasses on.

Mike
2018 thor compass 24tf
2016 roadtrek versatile 170
2016 winnebago era 170x
2015 winnebago view 24m
2006 winnebago view 23

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