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Old 12-30-2017, 09:15 PM   #41
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Silly question, is furnace in Thor Aria 3901 electric?
Ty in advance! 👍
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:50 PM   #42
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nope, propane.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:01 AM   #43
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Ok, ty.
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:19 PM   #44
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Chassis batteries

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1) Do chassis batteries charge while MH plugged into shore line?
2) We will be staying for 5 months in a campground, should we start MH engine (diesel) and let it run for a bit every couple of weeks or so?
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:23 PM   #45
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1, yes
2, I wouldn't unless you are going to drive it around long enough to get everything up to normal operating temps. Otherwise condensation may cause problems down the road.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:20 PM   #46
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Thumbs up Chassis batteries

Ok, great. Ty m1noel.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:41 PM   #47
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What has everyone's experience been with the cook top? You only have 2 burners and if one is on high (boiling water) you can't use the other one. If you turn the 2nd burner on it lowers the heat setting on the 1st burner. Hard to cook that way and I am just wondering how all of you are dealing with that.

Just went out and tried ours for the first time. I had 2 pots both burners on high and had boiling water in both in just a few minutes. Not bad considering its 26 degrees in the coach right now.
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:01 PM   #48
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Hi All,
1) Do chassis batteries charge while MH plugged into shore line?
2) We will be staying for 5 months in a campground, should we start MH engine (diesel) and let it run for a bit every couple of weeks or so?
Ty in advance for answers.
2) Also you should run the generator once per month for 15-30 minutes with a load (air conditioning).

In the summer, I also opened the ceiling vent a crack and left the fan running. This puts a minor load on the house batteries so that they don't get overcharged. I called the vent manufacturer and they said there was no issue with keeping them running.

In the winter leave a small (750 watt) electric heater running to keep mold from starting.
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:23 PM   #49
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Wow! Thank you for getting back to me on that. I will start inquiring about ours. Maybe ours is an earlier model. Ours in on a 15 amp breaker, is yours?

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Old 01-01-2018, 06:35 PM   #50
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Wow! Thank you for getting back to me on that. I will start inquiring about ours. Maybe ours is an earlier model. Ours in on a 15 amp breaker, is yours?

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Yes 15 amp breaker.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:10 AM   #51
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Thank you.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:22 PM   #52
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we pick up the new Aria 3901 in march 18 dose anty one have a good pdi for this unit
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:06 PM   #53
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we pick up the new Aria 3901 in march 18 dose anty one have a good pdi for this unit
Hi adoyle52,

Congrats on your new Aria!

Like you, we also spent some time on the forums reading through common issues BEFORE we did our inspection and it was big help. After delivery, we camped a few miles away in a site with FULL hook-ups so we could thoroughly check the plumbing system, something dealers probably won’t let you do prior to delivery.

As for us, in addition to obsessively looking over the entire coach, we decided to apply extra attention to inspecting the following items:
  • Checked for problems opening and closing slide due to tilt bed.
  • Checked for loose waterline connections behind the washer and the refrigerator.
  • Checked to make sure the water heater work properly on LP AND electric.
  • Induction stove working properly (you'll need to bring an induction pan/pot)
  • Looked for hydraulic leaks on leveling Jacks – Extended and retracted several times
  • Looked for crimped water lines leading to the refrigerator AND the ice maker.
  • Looked for crimped furnace vent lines. Looked under the cabinets for sharp bends/crimps/crushed furnace vent lines.
  • Visually inspected all tanks (black/gray/white) for cracks/hole.
  • Checked air ducts for excess Styrofoam and/or sawdust leftover from construction.
  • Triple checked each slide. Listened and look for squealing, scraping and tearing sounds. Also looked at the alignment and made sure they opened and close 100%.
  • Checked furnace for clogs (sawdust/other debris).
  • Checked roof for cracks and peeling paint.
  • Checked to make sure A/C units worked
  • Checked GFI for tripping
  • Test drove for squeaks and rattles
We also checked the following items immediately AFTER taking delivery (at the nearby campsite):
  • Shower Drain – Checked to make sure the shower drained into the GRAY tank, NOT the black tank. (required dumping water down the shower drain and opening the gray tank valve to see if it drains out.)
  • Bathroom Plumbing Venting – Checked to make sure both the gray and black tanks were vented through the roof. We ran water down all drains at the same time. If something backed up, that would indicate that we may have a problem.
Overall, most things checked out GOOD!

Here’s a list of repair items that were identified and resolved BEFORE we took delivery:
  • Broken cabinet door
  • Adjust crooked doors/drawers
  • Peeling paint on the edges of roof
  • A few scratches in the exterior paint
  • Broken window
  • Screen door – screen had come loose
  • Firefly system was not communicating with AC unit
  • GFI tripping. Was thought to be repaired, but is still occurring.
  • Eliminate squeaks and rattles (very few)
The beginning of this thread outlines most of the issue we discovered AFTER delivery during our shakedown tour.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #54
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Thanks for the info
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:03 PM   #55
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Hi m1noel,

Thanks for the feedback! Congrats on your NEW Aria! I'm glad you're you like it!

We recently dropped our Aria off for warranty work. We'll see how that goes. Overall, we're pretty optimistic. Our dealer has been very accommodating so far.

Our punch list includes some similar items:
  • The stairs stopped working a few times. Had to tap the stair motor to get it work a couple of times. Some people say it's the motor sticking, others say it's the wire connection. Tapping the motor resolved the problem for us.
  • The GFI in the small bath trips frequently.
  • Our fireplace blower worked fine, BUT the fireplace would randomly shut off and could not be turn back on for 30+ minutes. It was NOT the blower shutting off after the thermostat temp was reached. The entire unit would shut off. I suspect this may be due to some overheating fail safe. Our dealer was familiar with the issue and they felt confident they could fix it.
Wow! We have also had similar issues and some have been fixed while others are still open issues. Our GFI was replaced by the dealer and that has fixed that issue of tripping all of the time. Our step cover motors stopped lifting the cover and both motor assemblies had to be replaced. Our fireplace stops just like yours. Have you gotten this issue fixed? If so, what was the solution? We would really like to use our fireplace but it won't stay on much longer than 15 minutes if we have the heat turned on within the fireplace.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:23 PM   #56
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Our fireplace stops just like yours. Have you gotten this issue fixed? If so, what was the solution? We would really like to use our fireplace but it won't stay on much longer than 15 minutes if we have the heat turned on within the fireplace.
Hi tomdigate,

We dropped our Aria for at our dealer early October last year for warranty work and are patiently waiting to get it back. We plan to pick it up in a few weeks. I will post an update once it’s back in our possession.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:55 PM   #57
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I don't know if this is your fireplace issue also, but ours will heat properly if the furnace is not running. If the furnace is running it stops heating pretty quick because the cold air intake and thermostat for the fireplace is inside the same cabinet as the furnace. It heats up pretty quickly in there and trips the thermostat.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:42 PM   #58
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I don't know if this is your fireplace issue also, but ours will heat properly if the furnace is not running. If the furnace is running it stops heating pretty quick because the cold air intake and thermostat for the fireplace is inside the same cabinet as the furnace. It heats up pretty quickly in there and trips the thermostat.
That's good to know. We never used our fireplace at the same time we had the furnace on. For us, the fireplace just randomly shuts off after awhile and cannot be turned back on for 30-40 minutes. We tried debugging it. All other electrical system worked property and no tripped breakers. At the time we dropped off our coach for warranty work, our service tech indicated that they were familiar with the issue and knew how to fix it - something about a faulty part. We'll find out for sure in the coming weeks...
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:04 AM   #59
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The fireplace issue is answered above. It shares a circuit with the hot water heater so if the hot water heater turns on, the fireplace turns off.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:20 PM   #60
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Thanks Chesuncook1. I'll make sure to mention the shared circuit issue to my dealer before signing off on the repairs.
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