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Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions Today, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 191
Posted By Pete'sMH
I drove with the propane on for years until I...

I drove with the propane on for years until I researched propane fueled RV fires. Then I bought an older but unused 800W inverter on EBay for $55. Itís modified sine wave and works just fine...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,618
Posted By Pete'sMH
Thatís a fact. I enjoy and learn a LOT from this...

Thatís a fact. I enjoy and learn a LOT from this forum but I have to take a break every now and again because I just get totally tired of constant complaints and rants about mostly minor annoyances....
Forum: Introduce Yourself | Say Hello 08-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By Pete'sMH
What you said!

What you said!
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 08-20-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Pete'sMH
I see the tire minder system on my 32 ft Class A....

I see the tire minder system on my 32 ft Class A. I used the signal booster that came with the system wired directly to the battery cutoff switch and attached it to the trailer hitch at the back of...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 08-19-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Pete'sMH
Also make sure you are plugged into shore power,...

Also make sure you are plugged into shore power, on your gear running the engine when you retract the awning. The little bit of extra voltage may be enough to get things moving. You wouldnít think...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 08-18-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Pete'sMH
Also check the hitch limit. Probably 8,000 lbs...

Also check the hitch limit. Probably 8,000 lbs but maybe only 5,000
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 08-18-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 115,013
Posted By Pete'sMH
X2 on simple green. Works a treat with a soft...

X2 on simple green. Works a treat with a soft scrub brush. Just a bit messy working overhead.
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 08-17-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Pete'sMH
I keep my valve closed whenever the coach is in...

I keep my valve closed whenever the coach is in storage or driving. Itís only open when something is actually lit.
Forum: DRV Luxury Suites 08-17-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,357
Posted By Pete'sMH
My 2 six volt OE batteries lasted 4 years. I...

My 2 six volt OE batteries lasted 4 years. I replaced them with cheap flooded batteries from Batteries Plus for $180 for the pair. I plan to replace them every 3 or 4 years. Easy and way cheaper...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-16-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Pete'sMH
I have a friend with a 3D printer. He has made...

I have a friend with a 3D printer. He has made several useful items for me and something like this would be an easy item to make. And easy to make changes to the design as you see what works and...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By Pete'sMH
Heck out the Stay in Play brake. It is an easy...

Heck out the Stay in Play brake. It is an easy permanent installation so it always ready to go and is one of the few truly proportional brake systems.
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 08-15-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Pete'sMH
Or just read the ownerís manual.

Or just read the ownerís manual.
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 08-05-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,602
Posted By Pete'sMH
Yup. You CAN get a nicer coach, and maybe if itís...

Yup. You CAN get a nicer coach, and maybe if itís your full time home itís worth it. But for must of us who are occasional, short term users the compromises are worth the savings. Any coach can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself | Say Hello 08-05-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By Pete'sMH
Iíve done it without any catastrophe but...

Iíve done it without any catastrophe but typically I want all four tires at least touching the ground. The jacks certainly are strong enough to lift your coach off the ground without damage but the...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 08-04-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Pete'sMH
Yup. Same is true for the Stay in Play brake...

Yup. Same is true for the Stay in Play brake system. Itís ďpermanentlyĒ installed in the toad and ready to go all the time. No hook up required. And itís one of the few systems a available that...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 08-03-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Pete'sMH
This worked for us for a number of years but...

This worked for us for a number of years but finally we have set up to tow. Snowbirding in Florida was the deciding factor for us. A month in Navarre without a car just didnít work.
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 08-01-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,047
Posted By Pete'sMH
So in the F53 weíll see effectively the same...

So in the F53 weíll see effectively the same horsepower and torque we have now in the 6.8L. Good to know!
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 08-01-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,047
Posted By Pete'sMH
I predict there will be improvements over the...

I predict there will be improvements over the first several years of production that will make me happy to keep my current rig a few years longer .
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-01-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Pete'sMH
There is a Roadmaster product (#195225) that will...

There is a Roadmaster product (#195225) that will carry a spare and still let you use your hitch for other purposes. Itís heavy and expensive because itís designed to be able to carry a spare for...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 07-29-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,853
Posted By Pete'sMH
I just found a great Wrangler TJ - 2004 with...

I just found a great Wrangler TJ - 2004 with 66,000 miles. Still pretty spendy for a 15 y.o. car but it sure is a kick to drive! I was going to tow my 2014 Ford Focus but the base plate install was...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 07-29-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,653
Posted By Pete'sMH
I am a firm believer in having toad brakes...

I am a firm believer in having toad brakes regardless of the weight. Itís an expensive part of the deal (approximately $1000 plus installation if you have a permanent model and canít do your own...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 07-24-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By Pete'sMH
The 90 day leak warranty is not unusual and while...

The 90 day leak warranty is not unusual and while we could all wish it was better it really doesnít represent poor quality. RV parts move in weather and with travel. This is simply bound to loosen...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 07-23-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Pete'sMH
Itís called a ďhigh/low adapterĒ and are...

Itís called a ďhigh/low adapterĒ and are available from many suppliers. Etrailer is among the best. They come in 2 inch increments from 2 to 10 inches. Sadly my setup needs the 10 inch one which...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 07-23-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Pete'sMH
X2 on frequent inspections. Weather and use will...

X2 on frequent inspections. Weather and use will loosen joints and seams quickly. Iím on mine about every other month and only rarely fail to find something that needs attention. If you stay ahead...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 07-21-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By Pete'sMH
Agree on that. Our wind warning day was our only...

Agree on that. Our wind warning day was our only 500 mile day of a long trip and I was really spent when we finally stopped.
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