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Forum: Modifications and Updates 06-09-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By bigben
Using an external battery charger

We boondock for about 2-3 months in Florida. Quiet time is from 11-7 each day. At 7:00 AM it is time to bring the batteries back up to full charge. We have and onboard generator used for cooking...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 05-23-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,190
Posted By bigben
Another data point. We've had a similar issue a...

Another data point. We've had a similar issue a couple of times in the in the last year. Bugs, dust - something seems to collect at the ignitor point keeping the system from igniting. My cure has...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 05-13-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By bigben
Yep - nothing but good to say and especially...

Yep - nothing but good to say and especially about Teena. She stayed on the phone and helped me troubleshoot an electrically issue long after the warranty was expired.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 03-13-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By bigben
I am chasing the same thing on my 2015...

I am chasing the same thing on my 2015 Challenger. Haven't had time to chase the issue with a multimeter. I am fairly certain it will be a ground wire issue
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 12-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,747
Posted By bigben
pilot - one more data point from us. We've...

pilot - one more data point from us. We've driven just over 60k miles in our Challenger, most of those miles pulling our 2013 Ford Explorer. Those trips have been through virtually all of the lower...
Forum: Thor RV Lifestyle 12-20-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By bigben
Beautiful coach. May you have lots of great...

Beautiful coach. May you have lots of great times and memories. Enjoy!
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 12-20-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,747
Posted By bigben
pilot - there are a number of commercial...

pilot - there are a number of commercial campgrounds in the Keys. Use RV Park Reviews to get an idea. The biggest issue we've seen with these campgrounds is the very tight spaces. There are some...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 12-18-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,766
Posted By bigben
Rich - we use a small model we purchased at...

Rich - we use a small model we purchased at Walmart. Our Challenger is a bit longer and has 50 amp service, so if it is really cold (not subfreezing) we will use 1 in the front and one in the rear. ...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 12-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,766
Posted By bigben
Our new Tiffin owner is spot on. Rarely use our...

Our new Tiffin owner is spot on. Rarely use our furnace, save it for when it is so cold out that we need to heat our basement.
Forum: Introduce Yourself | Say Hello 12-18-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By bigben
Congrats on the Outlaw! And welcome to the ranks...

Congrats on the Outlaw! And welcome to the ranks of the Vagabonds.
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 12-17-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By bigben
Yep - the Seiki TVs don't play well on digital...

Yep - the Seiki TVs don't play well on digital signals. Initially I used a digital converter. It needs to be placed it inline. I placed it where I could use it as a HDMI input to the HDMI...
Forum: Travel | Camping Spots | Roads and Routes 12-16-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,571
Posted By bigben
We had a Rand Mcnally 7725 for about 3 years. It...

We had a Rand Mcnally 7725 for about 3 years. It had been acting a little wonky for the last 3 months of use - then it finally quit. Tried several models and then landed on the Rand Mcnally...
Forum: Introduce Yourself | Say Hello 12-16-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By bigben
A couple of data points. 1. You must be...

A couple of data points.

1. You must be your own best advocate. We've put more than 54k miles on our coach in 3.5 years, averaging 8 months each year. We've had issues but fixed each. Thor...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 12-09-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By bigben
If you don't hear from them early on Monday, give...

If you don't hear from them early on Monday, give them a call. The CSRs you'll talk with can generally give the design folks a call and get you the diagrams/schematics. Last time I called I had a...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 12-09-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By bigben
stonycreek - yep. I am very adverse to paying...

stonycreek - yep. I am very adverse to paying $125/hour to have someone to learn how to find a problem - let alone fix it. I spent a number of years in an Army motor pool in a number of capacities...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 12-09-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By bigben
Digital cable and Seiki TVs is an old problem....

Digital cable and Seiki TVs is an old problem. Either you have to use a convertor box for the signal or replace the TVs. But I'd check to make sure the OTA signal amp is off. If it is on, readable...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 12-09-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By bigben
What happens if you put a cover over the bathroom...

What happens if you put a cover over the bathroom heat register? Do the other registers have warm air? If not you've got disconnected heat ducts.
Forum: Introduce Yourself | Say Hello 12-09-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By bigben
Welcome to the RVing World.

Welcome to the RVing World.
Forum: Thor RV Lifestyle 12-05-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,841
Posted By bigben
Well Ho HO HOO. Enjoy Bob and make sure you give...

Well Ho HO HOO. Enjoy Bob and make sure you give the folks at Tiffin forums some of what for. Again Enjoy
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 12-05-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By bigben
I have been the same way on self insure except...

I have been the same way on self insure except for this one time. And it worked out.
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 12-04-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By bigben
The only extended warranty we've ever purchased...

The only extended warranty we've ever purchased has been the wheel and tire insurance. I was a bit unsure at purchase time - cost us about $500. In Aug 2017 we had a slow leak in the side of tire -...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 12-04-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,747
Posted By bigben
Maxjr758 - it must be a grand daughter thing. ...

Maxjr758 - it must be a grand daughter thing. Ours LOVE their bunks and the drop down in front. Pappaw loves the bunks - you are not continuously setting some up and taking something down. Simple
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 11-30-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,747
Posted By bigben
wrapped - 2 more thumbs up on the FH model. If...

wrapped - 2 more thumbs up on the FH model. If we didn't need all the sleep spaces - absolutely!
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 11-30-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By bigben
Javelin - the diagram I attached shows the...

Javelin - the diagram I attached shows the connection via the relays in the Buss below the automotive fuse panel. I am trying to find the Ford ignition circuit.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 11-30-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By bigben
The rapid camp module in fact does use that same...

The rapid camp module in fact does use that same voltage. The 6 volts comes from the Ford ignition input without being plugged into the relay. That is why the relay was closing incorrectly when the...
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