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Old 07-20-2015, 07:07 PM   #22
dstankov
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2015 Challenger 37ND
State: Virginia
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Originally Posted by tmshih View Post
We recently test drove a brand new 2016 Vegas 24.1 fresh from the factory with a dead chassis battery. They were not able to start the engine using the emergency house battery boost, even with the generator running. The dealer finally got the unit started using jumper cables and a golf cart. While driving the screen for the rear view camera didn't work, and neither did the power side mirror adjustment knob.

The foam insulation strips around both front side windows was loose and hanging down in loops. We also had a hard time sliding the captains chairs forward and back using the left underseat lever.

I really like the layout and utility of the unit and enjoyed how it drove, but am wondering how easy it will be to address these issues.

From this thread it sounds like vampire currents are common and a battery disconnect switch needs to be installed.
It sounds like when it was parked at the dealer someone locked it without checking to ensure everything was turned off and the batteries were in store mode.

It also sounds like the house batteries were close to dead or the emergency start switch has an issue. It could also be the circuit breaker on the generator is tripped and although it starts it is not charging the house batteries.

My nickel:

If you are interested in the unit tell the dealer to correct the issues before you make an offer or if you do make an offer put in the contract that any issues found must be corrected prior to delivery. Specify that if the issues are not corrected prior to delivery the offer is null and void and then enforce the provision.

Again, that's my nickel.
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