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Old 03-14-2017
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Default The God THOR talks about the RV Thor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWw904saLGA

Dude has a way better attitude than I would...
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Default Thor RV, made by the same folks that made Yugo,s?

The video reminded me of the reviews on Yugo cars when they were new.
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he does have a good attitude,i would not be so happy!
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Hey,i remember going to an FMCA convention and parked by the street in the family parking area there was a Bounder or Safari that had big yellow lemons cut out of yellow paper taped all over it,it also had yellow balloons attached everywhere.
I guess it was a Lemon???

But,Wanderlodges were represented well at those conventions too,some Bird owner that was unhappy with his paint job hired a banner plane to circle overhead with a banner that said something about wanderlodges,i don't remember the wording.
But,over at the wanderlodge exhibit people were flocking in,to ask about the planes banner,everyone of them got a tour of a wanderlodge!
It may have been good for business!
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That seems to be the norm, not the unusual. I have had two friends buy new RV in the last couple of years. Neither wanted a 20 year old Wanderlodge. Because they wanted to spend their time on the road enjoying, not working on it.
In Both Cases, a nightmare.
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I have a really good friend through the GMC club who bought a Thor Axis a couple of years ago. As GMC's and GMCers age out some of us are looking for alternatives. While I liked my GMC, I had always wanted a Bluebird and am totally happy with that choice.

My friend has 2 GMCs which are both dependable. He just wanted to do some out-west travel that he thought required something a little newer. He bought the Axis. He uses the GMC for 250 mile trips and less, and the Axis for longer trips.

Although it has been OK, and since he bought it used at a huge depreciated discount, it just reeks of cheap. Every time I look at it, though, I think what a nice Wanderlodge he could have bought for the same money.

I have another friend who bought a HUGE gas class A, based on the fact that he wanted bunk beds for his grandchildren and he wanted something brand new. After 2 years, he's ready for a diesel pusher, especially for the air brakes. He is taking an awful hit, but he insists he wants a brand new one. He has the funds to trade every 3-4 years when the warranty runs out, but doesn't realize how much time a POS could spend in the shop during that time.

To each his own.
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That seems to be the norm, not the unusual. I have had two friends buy new RV in the last couple of years. Neither wanted a 20 year old Wanderlodge. Because they wanted to spend their time on the road enjoying, not working on it.
In Both Cases, a nightmare.
If they are assembled anything like this travel trailer (and I bet they are) it isn't any wonder they have issues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXMJrRQ3SVk
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There is a couple that walks their dogs in our area. They walk on the street behind our house. We happened to be outside when they were walking and they called us over to ask about our motorhome. They were looking at new ones.

I told them to be very careful about new motorhomes - most were going to spend the first 6 months in the shop fixing all the quality control issues. I said they would be better off picking a higher end coach - like a Wanderlodge - that was used and going with that. First, they wouldn't fall apart as quickly as a cheap new one. Second, they have already gone through all of the warranty issues.

I am not sure I convinced them but at least they would be thinking about it.

I offered a tour of the WanderBee but they declined at the time.
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Bought a new Thor Astoria 37' pusher in 2012. Beautiful coach. If I had made that video, it would have been 45 minutes long detailing all of the problems. The day my warranty ran out, the service manager at Thor called me to tell me NEVER to call them again about anything. If I did, I would hear from their legal council. I sold it soon after. What a piece of ****!
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