RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Motorhome Tech Topics
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2018, 05:52 PM   #1
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 85
THOR #8223
Generator hour meter stopped working

Hello all,

Iíve been climbing the steep learning curve with our first RV (2016 Thor Hurricane) and shortly weíll go on our maiden voyage.

Iíve done most all my preventative maintenance items, but I recently noticed the generatorís hour meter stopped working.

Iíve checked connections on the generator (all look good) and looked at the fuses but Iím not sure if those have any connection to the status panel.

The manuals have been no help. Any steers would be appreciated.

Paul
__________________

__________________
phoeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 07:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
The Gritz Carlton's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: THOR Chateua 35SF
State: Georgia
Posts: 4,053
THOR #11130
Is it the meter on the panel inside your coach or the actual factory meter installed on the generator itself? Could be a sending issue?
__________________

__________________
2018 THOR Chateau 35SF
Two Labs, Bugsie & Blondie
The Gritz Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 08:13 PM   #3
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 18,549
THOR #8860
I agree: check the connections at both ends, and hope that it's not busted somewhere in the middle...

In the meantime...


__________________
"The World is full of Kings and Queens; who blind your eyes, and steal your dreams."
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 08:39 PM   #4
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 85
THOR #8223
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Gritz Carlton View Post
Is it the meter on the panel inside your coach or the actual factory meter installed on the generator itself? Could be a sending issue?


Itís the meter installed in the coach. I just looked last night, so I have to see which connection on the generator it is, but all contacts and connections appeared good.
__________________
phoeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 08:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
Posts: 2,436
THOR #6411
Thor MC usually includes an ONAN DVD with maintenance instructions and a help line number with the generator.
__________________
Jim & Roy Davis
2016 Hurricane 31S
1961 Rampside in tow
Beau388 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2018, 09:00 PM   #6
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 85
THOR #8223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beau388 View Post
Thor MC usually includes an ONAN DVD with maintenance instructions and a help line number with the generator.

I checked the manual but not much help. I did some research online to see how the meters are typically wired, i.e. where in the chain, and I should be able to find the break. If Iím lucky itís just a dumb, simple thing I did!
__________________
phoeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 12:07 AM   #7
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 18,549
THOR #8860
Good Luck, and Happy Hunting!
__________________
"The World is full of Kings and Queens; who blind your eyes, and steal your dreams."
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 01:57 AM   #8
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 85
THOR #8223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
Good Luck, and Happy Hunting!
I did some more sleuthing and still no luck. The LED indicator next to the hour meter (in the coach) is also inop. I realized that when I've run the generator for it's occasional maintenance run, that we've always been on shore power. I wondered if it was producing power at all! I disconnected the coach from commercial power and tried again. I got AC from the outlets, so I suspect it's somewhere in the hour meter wiring itself. Nothing looked out of place at the generator.

We did have a problem fixed wherein a wiring harness wasn't properly routed and rubbed against the driveshaft, BUT...those wires went side to side across the underside of the coach and were nowhere near the generation or the interior status panel.

I don't anticipate using it much on our upcoming trip, but to be sure I will change the oil and keep an approximate record of the time it runs, then later in the fall have the dealer service look at it.
__________________

__________________
phoeg 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 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×