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Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-27-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,472
Posted By Thehobe1
House water pump noise

The ones delivered with RV's tend to be very loud. There are replacements that claim to be quieter. The water pumps are normally rubber shock mounted so you could remove the pump and wrap it with...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 08-27-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Thehobe1
Misfire, #6

You should probably start with removing the spark plug and just replacing it if you don't have the means to test it (i.e. color, cracking insulator etc.) Next would be the ignition coil(s); probably...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 08-26-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By Thehobe1
"too symbol" what's that? I think you are...

"too symbol" what's that?

I think you are saying that when attempting to start with the engine hot, there is no click of the solenoid and no dimming of the headlights (turn them on while starting)...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-16-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By Thehobe1
I did not mention one item. When the ignition is...

I did not mention one item. When the ignition is off, the BIRD will not connect it's battery to the house batteries, so the chassis battery will not be discharged. You can look at the BIRD and see...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By Thehobe1
BIRD brain

As bevedfelker has stated: When the system is working properly, the BIRD relay will connect the house batteries to the chassis battery when either battery is seen to have a voltage greater than 13.1V...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 08-07-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Thehobe1
Thor Vegas 2017 cracked wardrobe mirror

Just inspected my long parked RV and found that one mirror on the wardrobe doors is cracked. This is not a huge surprise given the flex that the door experiences when it is opened or closed vibrating...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 07-07-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,053
Posted By Thehobe1
Good and thorough post. I leave my unit plugged...

Good and thorough post. I leave my unit plugged in all of the time AND leave the RUN/STORE switch in the RUN mode to keep the coach batteries "floated".
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 07-07-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By Thehobe1
AC 30A breakers

The MH AC may be loading down the circuit due to it's LONG run of a 30A circuit. The longer the path, the more the voltage drop and maybe the AC motor is stalling resulting in much higher current...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 06-05-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Thehobe1
Solar reflective film

Tmart has a product:
https://www.tmart.com/Waterproof-Window-Film-One-Way-Mirror-Silver-Insulation-Stickers-UV-Rejection-Privacy-Window-Tint-Films-Home-Decoration-50x300cm_p404266.html

claiming...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 06-02-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By Thehobe1
Price/value

I only paid $73,000 for a new 2017 in November of 2017 so that does not sound like a great deal since you have NO Warranty and these RV's are very problematic. You will need to check all systems for...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 06-02-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By Thehobe1
Bad advice. Running on one tire in the rear is...

Bad advice. Running on one tire in the rear is overloading the tire left to take the load. Also, you need the second rim on the rear to be installed and if the tire is damaged on that rim, your...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 06-02-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Thehobe1
LED running lights

I had a small section of these lamps out so I requested a replacement from Thor and they responded quickly but kept sending me the right side instead of the left side-they are different. You can also...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 05-26-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Thehobe1
knucklhead

I agree with knucklehead, use a "professional" to change your tires and let them take the risk of injury. At least they should have the proper equipment.
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 05-26-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Thehobe1
Tire pressure gauge

This is a fundamental problem with all kinds of measurements. About all you can do is compare the reading to other readings from other gauges. Some units do come with an accuracy specification and I...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 05-26-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Thehobe1
Fuse?

Most of the chassis fuses are in the engine compartment because the AC comes with the Ford chassis. It may be more likely that you are low on refrigerant and the system is shut down for lack of...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 05-26-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By Thehobe1
Assuming a 10,000 lb RV to start, 100 lb is a 1%...

Assuming a 10,000 lb RV to start, 100 lb is a 1% increase in weight so the MPG drop should be less than 1% given that frontal area wind loss does not change. Has anyone ever stripped out an RV to...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 05-23-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By Thehobe1
Liquid weights

50 gal gas 375 lbs
40 gal water 300 lbs
20 lbs propane 20 lbs
10 gallons refreshments 75 lbs
2 passengers 400 lbs
camp stuff 100lbs

total listed above 1270 lbs...it all adds up. Add a couple...
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 05-18-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,705
Posted By Thehobe1
Nice photoshop. This unit would topple over on...

Nice photoshop. This unit would topple over on the first turn!
Forum: Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes 05-18-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,705
Posted By Thehobe1
Is it uncomfortable driving in or towards the sun...

Is it uncomfortable driving in or towards the sun with this much glass? There's only so much a visor can do for that.
Yes but the shade helps. More irritating is the sun coming from the sides of...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 05-14-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Thehobe1
Tire change

If you really need to change it yourself, there are inexpensive "bottle" jacks available that can handle 3-10 tons for under $30. These type of jack are more difficult to place properly and safely so...
Forum: Forum Admin and Announcements 05-14-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,802
Posted By Thehobe1
I think these are videos of Freshmen!

I think these are videos of Freshmen attempting to be seniors.
Forum: Forum Admin and Announcements 05-14-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,802
Posted By Thehobe1
Thor Senior member certificate

You need to make a few negative comments on the construction of your RV and how you hate how poorly they are assembled yet so cheap compared to a fine automobile. The more you complain, the closer...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 05-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Thehobe1
AC socket

This socket relies on the back cover to keep the wires in place. You have to make sure that the back panel is secure before installing as the wires might work their way out.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 05-01-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By Thehobe1
PWM motor drive

I am an Electrical Engineer with quite a bit of experience with PWM (pulse width modulated) driving systems. The clue to the solution may be that it works at full speed. A PWM system puts out pulses...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 04-27-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,881
Posted By Thehobe1
56dB air compressor for $102

Take a look from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYHYHEA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I just bought one!
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