Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Community Forums > Thor Owners Community Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
RV Pirate's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37 LX
State: Florida
Posts: 267
THOR #7853
Challenger 37LX owners, got a slide question for ya..

Hey guys,

Just curious if any of you 37 LX owners have had any issues with the full wall slideout. I now there were some issues with other thor models in the past with full wall slides. I'm wondering if the 3 trak system they are using now has fixed the weight problem. Thanks
__________________

__________________
RV Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2017, 01:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger LX
State: Colorado
Posts: 118
THOR #3922
We just completed a 5 month trip where we set up camp 32 different times. The only problem we have had with the full slide was one set-up when the front would go out and the rear would not move. After manually moving the slide out, I was able to access the rear motor. Turned out the setscrew on the motor was missing, and the motor had popped out of its mount, allowing the motor to just spin around. I reseated the motor and added a setscrew. All is good!
__________________

__________________
j37genie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2017, 04:20 PM   #3
Member
 
churd9's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Ace 29.2
State: Georgia
Posts: 96
THOR #6481
Quote:
Originally Posted by j37genie View Post
We just completed a 5 month trip where we set up camp 32 different times. The only problem we have had with the full slide was one set-up when the front would go out and the rear would not move. After manually moving the slide out, I was able to access the rear motor. Turned out the setscrew on the motor was missing, and the motor had popped out of its mount, allowing the motor to just spin around. I reseated the motor and added a setscrew. All is good!


That's the same thing that happened to my ace . I now check the screws before I pull the slid in
__________________
churd9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2017, 06:00 PM   #4
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Colorado
Posts: 60
THOR #5477
Quote:
Originally Posted by churd9 View Post
That's the same thing that happened to my ace . I now check the screws before I pull the slid in


Could you send a picture showing the screws?
__________________
philvickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2017, 08:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
SuperD's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Windsport 29M
State: Indiana
Posts: 3,628
THOR #5196
Quote:
Originally Posted by churd9 View Post
That's the same thing that happened to my ace . I now check the screws before I pull the slid in
x2, picture please so I can check mine. Thank You in advance!
__________________
USMC Veteran
FMCA 101070S

Dave & Myra
One day your life will flash before your eyes,
make sure it's worth watching!
SuperD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2017, 11:21 PM   #6
Member
 
churd9's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Ace 29.2
State: Georgia
Posts: 96
THOR #6481
Click image for larger version

Name:	139A91D2-4CD5-45B3-A785-532416B9F068.JPG
Views:	131
Size:	224.1 KB
ID:	5260
__________________
churd9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2017, 11:22 PM   #7
Member
 
churd9's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Ace 29.2
State: Georgia
Posts: 96
THOR #6481
Click image for larger version

Name:	E0F99236-320B-4D1B-B3E2-56DA2DB8F416.JPG
Views:	141
Size:	216.5 KB
ID:	5261
__________________
churd9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2017, 11:36 PM   #8
Member
 
churd9's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Ace 29.2
State: Georgia
Posts: 96
THOR #6481
Challenger 37LX owners, got a slide question for ya..

Ok that's the screw that will make you Have a bad day! That's all that keeps your slide motor from popping out. It actually is held in by gravity and that screw keeps it from moving up....the reason is if for some reason you have other troubles with your slide short bad motor etc you can remove the screws on both ends and reach in behind the weather stripping and pull the motors up out of the gear then go back outside with help and push the slide back in.....
The screw doesn't actually screw into the motor and hold it tight it just screws through the side of the camper and part way into the vent holes of the motor keeping the motor from moving up.
https://youtu.be/DviEbWT3lUo
__________________
churd9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 12:16 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
RV Pirate's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37 LX
State: Florida
Posts: 267
THOR #7853
Good to know.. Thanks for the pics.
__________________
RV Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 12:06 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 37GT
State: Florida
Posts: 808
THOR #5246
Thanks churd9 for pics and info. Very good information!
__________________
Full Time in 2017 Newmar Ventana 4369
pulling a 24' enclosed (Mini Cooper/Harley/Kayak)
(traded 2014 Thor Challenger)
US Army 70-73 Retired LEO
Joe-FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 01:01 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Mike in AZ's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37LX
State: Arizona
Posts: 506
THOR #7863
Thanks! I just saved the pics and a couple videos from your link. I hope I never need this info, but am so glad to have it in case!
__________________
__________
Mike
USAF Veteran, Retired Security Professional
The only thing necessary for evil to prosper,
Is that good men do nothing.
Mike in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 01:37 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger LX
State: Colorado
Posts: 118
THOR #3922
This is a picture of the hole where the setscrew is supposed to be. As you can see from the indentation on the rubber insulation, there was never a setscrew in the hole.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170415_101104.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	86.6 KB
ID:	5267  
__________________

__________________
j37genie 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 06:41 PM.


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