Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Brands and Products > Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-25-2018, 01:57 PM   #21
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Michigan
Posts: 20
THOR #13849
yes i am, the area where the rear ladder is attached--i am also concerned about the ladder being loose, it isn't that bad but the other motorhome and trailer we had were much tighter and i have a bicycle rack that i hang on the ladder to take a bike with us--i was going to call customer service about both items but wanted some other opinions before i called, thanks and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
__________________

__________________
super stock racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2018, 02:21 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
DogLovers's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 SynergyTT24Ming Blue
State: Indiana
Posts: 363
THOR #6280
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Gritz Carlton View Post
If you cut a shoe box in half and imagine the box is the area of your truck cab and the lid is the Thor cap...the cap sets over the "aluminum channel" just as the shoe box lid sets over the box and rest on the truck cab roof. Fasteners are installed from the inside, horizontally along the padded area where your privacy curtain fasteners are. If you can remove the decorative trim from this area, you might be able to access the area where the fasteners are (or are missing). I didn't get to see how the aluminum channel is attached to the truck roof but I would imagine it's from the inside with fasteners in a vertical position, up into the aluminum channel. There is also flat trim installed along the roof across the front and both sides where the cap meets the body. Hope this helps...have you called CS to see if they can send you a drawing specific to the attachment process of your unit?
Nice sketch. I'm sending you some crayons.
__________________

__________________
Bill & Martha more than 42 years.
Traveling with Shih Tzu's Baily, Bella, Baxter and Maltese Buster. Towing, Golf Cart, Harley or Polaris RZR.
DogLovers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2018, 11:00 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
The Gritz Carlton's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: THOR Chateua 35SF
State: Georgia
Posts: 3,096
THOR #11130
Quote:
Originally Posted by DogLovers View Post
Nice sketch. I'm sending you some crayons.

When I was a little kid (I'm a big kid now) I used to eat crayons...it made my turds look like little rainbows. I would trade them to the girls for a peek at their panties. I wonder if that would work now at the campgrounds?? It might get me free camping at some of these places!!
__________________
2018 THOR Chateau 35SF
Two Labs, Bugsie & Blondie
The Gritz Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2018, 01:56 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Michigan
Posts: 20
THOR #13849
Anyone else have "puckers" on the top of the rear panel??
__________________
super stock racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2019, 03:29 PM   #25
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Outlaw 35SG
State: Texas
Posts: 6
THOR #1655
F-550 cab cap separation

Had a similar issue with my 2014 Outlaw Super C. The dealer found that only three fasteners were screwed in to hold the over cab cap on. I recommend you make sure you have all the fasteners installed before another trip.

As mentioned on this forum previously, this was one of over 100 quality items I had to address, and one of the most serious. Most of them I can correct myself but this cap problem needed someone who knew how it should have been installed.
__________________
OutlawDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 11:10 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 35BB
State: California
Posts: 3
THOR #4693
Had same problem a year+ ago with my 2018 Chateau F550. First time noticed rain water on the above-the-driver-seat bed.
The vehicle was on the manufacturer warranty still, but the dealer blamed Ford. Although Ford acknowledged the fault, they refused to pay since their 90 day warranty on sealants already expired. Since it was the middle of camping season, I had no time to walk through all these labyrinths of bureaucracy and payed the dealer out of my pocket.
When I inspected the results of "repair", I understood that it would not last long. The dealer just added additional sealant layer on top of the old one.
Few months later I noticed a strange sound from the cab. Here what I found:

Sorry, I can't attach images. Adding Dropbox link does not work either...
__________________
MarkovAlex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 02:01 AM   #27
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau Super C 35SF
State: Kansas
Posts: 14
THOR #11472
Quote:
Originally Posted by edkjr View Post
Have any of you Super C owners experience the fiberglass cab over separating from the Ford F550 roof? Just drove up from Seneca s.c. to Connecticut. First noticed cold air blowing in above my head when driving. After getting here on inspected the cab over and found I can lift it off the truck roof.

We did while we were traveling through Alaska. Fortunately, ours was still under warranty, so we took it back to the dealer, who fixed it very well. Our dealer said they'd never seen such a thing -- maybe, maybe not -- but they did seem as disgusted with Thor as we'd been.


Kim
__________________
KCKim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 09:48 PM   #28
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 19
THOR #13982
I found that most of the screws where backed out, and some fell out. These went from the Ford roof and threaded into the bottom of the Thor cab over. Was able to see after I removed the inside trim..
Looking forward to my Thor visit this coming February. Hope they can fix it.
Edk
__________________
edkjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 09:58 PM   #29
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 19
THOR #13982
Quote:
Originally Posted by super stock racer View Post
yes i am, the area where the rear ladder is attached--i am also concerned about the ladder being loose, it isn't that bad but the other motorhome and trailer we had were much tighter and i have a bicycle rack that i hang on the ladder to take a bike with us--i was going to call customer service about both items but wanted some other opinions before i called, thanks and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
My ladder was really loose also, I was afraid to use it. The factory tightened it up the first time I went back to Indiana. But it's loosened up again.
Edk
__________________
edkjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 10:21 PM   #30
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 35BB
State: California
Posts: 3
THOR #4693
Ok, I've figured out how to add images.

Here what I've found:



All fasteners got out of their places, looks like wrong type was used. It looked to me fasteners used were too thin. Oncoming wind pressure plus vibrations plus improperly spread sealant and I've got this nice picture.
I am not sure still whether it is Thor design flaw or assembly guys curved arms. Or both.
I was damnably reluctant to dо it at our dealer (it is Davis, CA, La Mesa RV branch, the worst service in USA I ever met). Fortunately in law - a really handyman - came to stay with us for couple months. He encouraged me to fix it it ourselves.
__________________
MarkovAlex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 10:31 PM   #31
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 9,220
THOR #8860
Quote:
Originally Posted by edkjr View Post
I found that most of the screws where backed out, and some fell out. These went from the Ford roof and threaded into the bottom of the Thor cab over. Was able to see after I removed the inside trim..
Looking forward to my Thor visit this coming February. Hope they can fix it.
Edk
Do you think that you've got the "situation" stabilized to the point where your RV won't suffer any further damage?
Good luck next Month: please let us know how this all works out!
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
FMCA Member F473304

Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Former coach: Thor Outlaw 29-H
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 11:13 PM   #32
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 19
THOR #13982
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkovAlex View Post
Ok, I've figured out how to add images.

Here what I've found:



All fasteners got out of their places, looks like wrong type was used. It looked to me fasteners used were too thin. Oncoming wind pressure plus vibrations plus improperly spread sealant and I've got this nice picture.
I am not sure still whether it is Thor design flaw or assembly guys curved arms. Or both.
I was damnably reluctant to dо it at our dealer (it is Davis, CA, La Mesa RV branch, the worst service in USA I ever met). Fortunately in law - a really handyman - came to stay with us for couple months. He encouraged me to fix it it ourselves.

That looks exactly like mine especially on the driver side. Did the verticle seam above the drives door going up to the roof bow out, mine did.
__________________
edkjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 11:16 PM   #33
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 19
THOR #13982
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
Do you think that you've got the "situation" stabilized to the point where your RV won't suffer any further damage?
Good luck next Month: please let us know how this all works out!
I used 2" 3 M Extream tape across the whole seam at the roof.
__________________
edkjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 11:35 PM   #34
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 35BB
State: California
Posts: 3
THOR #4693
Quote:
Originally Posted by edkjr View Post
That looks exactly like mine especially on the driver side. Did the verticle seam above the drives door going up to the roof bow out, mine did.
Mine separated on the whole roof coming from about 1/3 driver door length from it's back to about same point on the passenger side, may be a bit smaller, like 1/2 length.
__________________
MarkovAlex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2019, 12:42 AM   #35
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 9,220
THOR #8860
Quote:
Originally Posted by edkjr View Post
I used 2" 3 M Extream tape across the whole seam at the roof.

__________________
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 11:32 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
The Gritz Carlton's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: THOR Chateua 35SF
State: Georgia
Posts: 3,096
THOR #11130
Quote:
Originally Posted by edkjr View Post
I found that most of the screws where backed out, and some fell out. These went from the Ford roof and threaded into the bottom of the Thor cab over. Was able to see after I removed the inside trim..
Looking forward to my Thor visit this coming February. Hope they can fix it.
Edk

Please keep me posted as to your factory visit. Those guys are very honest and get the job done. Ask them about the history of this issue, when and if they discovered an inherent problem and what they changed to resolve it. The tech that did my work performed a full inspection of the front cab area and said all was OK. I had some white paint starting to show at the upper seam (about 8 inches from top down) on each side where the cap meets the body, which looked like separation. He found it was the fault of the paint shop not letting the sealant dry enough before painting over it. They made cosmetic repairs and all is good.
__________________
2018 THOR Chateau 35SF
Two Labs, Bugsie & Blondie
The Gritz Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 08:34 PM   #37
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 19
THOR #13982
Finally getting back to Thor for long anticipated roof separation repairs.
See what they say tomorrow.
__________________
edkjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 08:41 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Outlaw 29H
State: Florida
Posts: 138
THOR #12751
Iíll be watching this..... I have a regular Class C Outlaw 29H. Iím waiting to here from Thor about scheduling a visit to deal with a leak in that area.

My cab over bunk and walls are dry and we never find water after heavy rain (like last night) but once in a while when I start driving after it has sat for a while water starts dripping down the back of my neck.

Dealer said it was the slide window not having a seal from the factory. I picked it up in March and first trip in April it leaked again in the same place.

Water has to be getting in around the cab-over somewhere and pools up and then when the rig moves it ends up dripping out of the back of the headliner.
__________________
Judge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 06:27 PM   #39
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 19
THOR #13982
Looks like 1 to 2 weeks for repairs, so will be going back home to wait for the call.
__________________
edkjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 06:30 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
The Gritz Carlton's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: THOR Chateua 35SF
State: Georgia
Posts: 3,096
THOR #11130
Did they indicate what caused it...as in, something overlooked in assembly or a failure in design, etc.?
__________________

__________________
2018 THOR Chateau 35SF
Two Labs, Bugsie & Blondie
The Gritz Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2