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Old 12-15-2018, 10:43 PM   #1
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Class A beware your heater hose may get cut

My 27K 4 years old lost power , overheated and stranded 100 miles into I-10 in West Texas. Problem? Whoever put this rig together never bothered to cut the hose to the correct size so it would not rub on metal, after 4 years and 35k miles it rubbed thru. I pulled over quickly, let things cool down, pulled the engine cover and was able to disconnect the hose, cut the section with the hole on it and reinstall to the engine. Because I had plenty of water was able to fill the radiator back up and go on. Lucky there was no engine damage. This was totally Thor's fault and completely avoidable. The engine cover is hard to get off because of poor installation so I never took a good look under it. I am warning everyone to pull the cover and see where your engine water hoses are, and secure them away from the edges of the cover or anywhere they can rub.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:08 AM   #2
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My 27K 4 years old lost power , overheated and stranded 100 miles into I-10 in West Texas. Problem? Whoever put this rig together never bothered to cut the hose to the correct size so it would not rub on metal, after 4 years and 35k miles it rubbed thru. I pulled over quickly, let things cool down, pulled the engine cover and was able to disconnect the hose, cut the section with the hole on it and reinstall to the engine. Because I had plenty of water was able to fill the radiator back up and go on. Lucky there was no engine damage. This was totally Thor's fault and completely avoidable. The engine cover is hard to get off because of poor installation so I never took a good look under it. I am warning everyone to pull the cover and see where your engine water hoses are, and secure them away from the edges of the cover or anywhere they can rub.

The person that dose your oil change should do an inspection every time they do your maintenance.


just saying.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:13 AM   #3
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you must have a class C .
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:37 AM   #4
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you must have a class C .
No..Looks to be a Hurricane class A..
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:45 AM   #5
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I was talking about reply on oil change. i know its a class A.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:48 AM   #6
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I was talking about reply on oil change. i know its a class A.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:46 PM   #7
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Glad to hear that this was only an "incident"; and not a "disaster"...
The hoses were four years old? I'd have been kicking around in the engine bay looking for potential issues.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:01 PM   #8
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No..Looks to be a Hurricane class A..

Another benefit of buying a Class C...all of this is engineered by a commercial truck company that's been doing this for over 100 years...not carpenters that build "mobile homes".
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