Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2019, 05:49 PM   #1
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 39
THOR #14989
Battery Compartment

Can anyone tell me what this latch (cannot think of a better description) is used for and how to clean it. Looks like it is coroded.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20190522_124435.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	259.4 KB
ID:	17564  
__________________

__________________
Windsport_29_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 05:52 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
srambus's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Idaho
Posts: 22
THOR #11367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windsport_29_M View Post
Can anyone tell me what this latch (cannot think of a better description) is used for and how to clean it. Looks like it is coroded.
That's the dog leash tie up ring
__________________

__________________
srambus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 05:54 PM   #3
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 12,080
THOR #8860
Cleaning it?
Give Petroleum Jelly a try...
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
FMCA Member F473304
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
"History shows again and again; how Nature points
out the folly of man..."
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 39
THOR #14989
Battery Compartment

Thank you! I remember this topic was covered in my walk through. I have used it on my maiden voyage. I used a 10 ft leash to secure my little 4 legged friend while sitting outside.

I will let you know if vaseline cleans off the corrosion.
__________________
Windsport_29_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 06:12 PM   #5
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 12,080
THOR #8860
Good luck!
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
FMCA Member F473304
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
"History shows again and again; how Nature points
out the folly of man..."
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 11:43 PM   #6
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 39
THOR #14989
Vaseline did not work. Was that a joke?
__________________
Windsport_29_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 03:13 AM   #7
lug
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 32.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 83
THOR #11442
I use ACF-50 in a non aersol spray bottle to clean, lube and protect. When used with Scotch Brite, green is ok, and a small (brass and stainless steel) bristle, tooth brush style, brush will help remove that crud. A little bit goes a long way. Click image for larger version

Name:	2019-05-22%2021.55.47.jpeg
Views:	55
Size:	36.9 KB
ID:	17587
__________________
lug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 04:39 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 31E (2019)
State: California
Posts: 242
THOR #12270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windsport_29_M View Post
Vaseline did not work. Was that a joke?
coming from bob, my money is on: yes.
__________________
Diemaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 02:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2013 31L
State: Florida
Posts: 1,906
THOR #908
I'm not understanding where this thing is exactly, form the photo.
If IN the battery compartment could it be a tie down point for the batteries?

As for cleaning it.... I think you'd need some acid or chemical based thing to clean it.
What I would do is remove it, wire brush it/scrape it, then paint it. Depending on how it looked after brushing it, I might use one of those rust converting products before painting
naval jelly, ospho, or one of the many products such as Rust-Oleum Automotive 248659 Rust Reformer. Auto parts store will have it
__________________
blw2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 03:40 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 34J
State: Florida
Posts: 160
THOR #14384
I cleaned and repainted my entire battery compartment.

First I used battery acid neutralizer and cleaner (CRC) until no pink showed.

Then I wire wheeled off any flaky paint or rust (lots of it)

Then I used navel jelly on remaining rust

Then I painted with this:




During this process I also cleaned rust off the hydraulic pump and hose connections. I put AGM batteries in (less venting of acid), and threw it all back together.
__________________
apr67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 03:49 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
revjeffrey's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 Windjammer
State: Indiana
Posts: 1,108
THOR #7074
Painting the under carriage areas. I always use a can of black spray Rubberized Undercoating. Coverage is amazing.
__________________
Rev. Jeffrey 2017 Thor Axis 24.1 E450 Windjammer.
Silver Safe-T-Plus Steering Control
SSF-106-40 SumoSprings Solo Front Bump Stop SSR-107-47 SumoSprings Rear Bump Stop
Hellwig 7718 Front Sway Bar & 7180 Rear Sway Bar
Koni FSD Front Shocks 8805-1042 / Koni FSD Rear Shocks 8805-1043
revjeffrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2019, 02:40 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Yvonnemarc's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.2
State: Massachusetts
Posts: 260
THOR #8180
Quote:
Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
I'm not understanding where this thing is exactly, form the photo.

If IN the battery compartment could it be a tie down point for the batteries?



As for cleaning it.... I think you'd need some acid or chemical based thing to clean it.

What I would do is remove it, wire brush it/scrape it, then paint it. Depending on how it looked after brushing it, I might use one of those rust converting products before painting

naval jelly, ospho, or one of the many products such as Rust-Oleum Automotive 248659 Rust Reformer. Auto parts store will have it


Nope. It really is a dog leash tie ring. I have one in my ACE as well.
On mine the dog cable clip enters thru a hole in the bottom under the ring and clips to the ring. That way you can still close the compartment door so no leash hanging out the door.
__________________
USN - RETIRED NUKE
Taunton, MA
Yvonnemarc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2019, 02:57 AM   #13
Member
 
Hikes in Rain's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 97
THOR #5584
There's one in my battery compartment. So that's what it is? Wow, who'da thunk?? Come to think of it, there are pet bowls in a drawer under the shower, too.
__________________
2015 Thor ACE 27.1
2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Hikes in Rain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2019, 02:14 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Massachusetts
Posts: 354
THOR #12830
Two screws. Just replace it with a new one.
__________________

__________________
2017 Mercedes Chateau Citation 24SR, flat towing at times a 2013 Honda CRV or two Rad Power electric bikes depending on the trip.
Yaktop 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 03:48 AM.


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