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Old 07-07-2020, 02:47 AM   #1
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Maintenance or Modification?

Can the battery cage under the steps of a '17 31L carry 200lbs or can you point me in the right direction?

I chose this section because it's structural.
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:55 AM   #2
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Have you asked Thor for the structural diagrams to see how that area is constructed and what materials were used?
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:04 AM   #3
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Post a picture so I can see if it's like mine in the 24. 1
If it is, I'll give you the structural limits.
That low and potholes at speed will run the weight sky high for parts of a second.
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:31 AM   #4
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Have you asked Thor for the structural diagrams to see how that area is constructed and what materials were used?
I haven't. Didn't know there was such a thing and I'll contact them. If it's something worthwhile, I'll share it.

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Post a picture so I can see if it's like mine in the 24. 1
If it is, I'll give you the structural limits.
That low and potholes at speed will run the weight sky high for parts of a second.
I'll crawl under there and take the pics Duck asked for. Ya know Duck, you could have been just a little more specific about what you wanted to see

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Breezy,
What have you got in mind?
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:59 PM   #6
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pretty sure my battery frame is just a couple of angle iron beams
of course I don't know the grade of steel
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:32 AM   #7
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Breezy,
What have you got in mind?
I crawled underneath when she had two and wondered if it would hold 4. It has 4 now and wondering if maybe I missed a detail in the plan - major one. I will find someone to fab a new one if that's what it takes. This 4-banger battery bank has been working out great. Solar has to follow.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:37 AM   #8
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I haven't. Didn't know there was such a thing and I'll contact them. If it's something worthwhile, I'll share it.



I'll crawl under there and take the pics Duck asked for. Ya know Duck, you could have been just a little more specific about what you wanted to see

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They do exist and Thor sends them upon request. You can’t share the diagrams without Thor’s express written permission. They are copyright proprietary material.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:41 AM   #9
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They do exist and Thor sends them upon request. You can’t share the diagrams without Thor’s express written permission. They are copyright proprietary material.
Sent them an email. Waiting to hear back. Thank you for the tip.
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Sent them an email. Waiting to hear back. Thank you for the tip.
Go to Thor's owner's resources page, create a login and put your VIN in. You'll be able to download a bunch of stuff from them (including diagrams).

Go here and click on "Register":
https://www.thormotorcoach.com/owner-resource/
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:41 AM   #11
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Go to Thor's owner's resources page, create a login and put your VIN in. You'll be able to download a bunch of stuff from them (including diagrams).

Go here and click on "Register":
https://www.thormotorcoach.com/owner-resource/
No dice on any structural designs.
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