Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Brands and Products > Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-12-2020, 12:10 PM   #1421
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Gemini 23TR
State: Ontario
Posts: 34
THOR #14621
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainsam View Post
There are a few screws that hold that shelf in. You can remove the front ones but the back two (in my case) I just had to gently pry up. No damage incurred. My shelf was turned upside down, casters installed and used for storing Shopsmith attachments in my garage. Under the couch is now a new fully inflated spare tire and two pull out wire drawers for food, water or what have you, table top and when traveling we also carry a couple folding canvass chairs.


http://www.thorforums.com/forums/att...1&d=1569725538
Mountainsam,

I meant to ask what type of rim you got for the spare.
__________________

__________________
Big Wheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 07:53 PM   #1422
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Virginia
Posts: 3
THOR #12710
2017 gemini, faded cap over cab

Hello all. My wife and I love the unit, take good care of it, keep it covered but still have awful fading on the fibreglass cap over the cab. Thor is useless, they will not stand behind the product. Dealer is useless, they won't stand behind the product either. I am looking at maybe getting the cap painted. Any experience with this? Thank you!
__________________

__________________
Hobbes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 08:14 PM   #1423
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Ontario
Posts: 133
THOR #13224
Gemini Faded cap

I am experiencing the same problem but mine is more discolourization than fading. I took it to an auto detailer and he said he may be able to fix it with a wax compound and using a buffer but it would cost $100 to see if it works and because where it is (see pic) he would need a scaffold and if that works it would be $300-400 for the whole job. I think
I will spend the hundred and see where that goes and would probably have the job done.
I also contacted Thor and my dealer went to bat for me but Thor said it was poor maintenance and maybe diesel fuel got spilled up there (that was a good one !!!!) so they threw their dealer under the bus
I did get a ballpark figure from a local autobody guy who restores old cars and he figured around a grand or more to do it, and again its where it is and how to get at it.
Will not get to it until it warms up, up here
Coveman2
2018 Thor Compass 23TB
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Discolaration2.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	155.6 KB
ID:	22525  
__________________
Coveman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 08:49 PM   #1424
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Newmar Bay Star Sport 300
State: Alabama
Posts: 1,828
THOR #6826
My Freedom Elite was starting to do the same thing and unfortunately I think it’s pretty normal. Look at most any older unit without full body paint and it probably will be a flat and uneven color pretty much everywhere. I found that I could make it look pretty good with a LOT of hard work but it wouldn’t last. I think the only permanent fix is paint. I ended up trading (not for this reason) but put full body paint on my list of must haves. Some folks have gone with a wrap as an alternative idea. Hope you find a solution.
__________________
Pete'sMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 01:01 AM   #1425
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: New York
Posts: 6
THOR #17969
I have spent many years and hours working on fiberglass boats that have faded and checked. The sun is brutal and dries out the glass over time. I will give a shout out to a product I am using now with pretty reasonable success at keeping the boats looking good. Here is the link to the product:


https://topcoat.store/pages/topcoat-f11-faq


The stuff cost about $120 a gallon, but goes on sale very frequently for much less. There are smaller quantities available if chosen. It does go a very long way when applied properly. Fellow boaters I have recommended the product to, are very impressed with the results. Consider trying if on your nose piece. It will over time and use re-hydrate the fiberglass as it penetrates. I plan to use it on my Compass to keep it showroom new looking so contaminants will slide or wash off easily. Just my two cents.
__________________
Edensob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 05:43 AM   #1426
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Gemini 23TR
State: British Columbia
Posts: 178
THOR #5922
Tire questions:
What have Gemini/Compass owners purchased as their next 6 tires?
Has anyone put snow rated Winter only tires on and if so what brand? (not planning to drive in snow but required for hwy driving in my location)
Tire pressure monitors? Any preferences? Nancy
__________________
nmcmilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2020, 01:53 PM   #1427
Member
 
Paul N's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Compass 23TR
State: Florida
Posts: 88
THOR #9752
Same here on our 23TR, however as I had posted earlier on this forum, we also experienced holes from air gaps between the fiberglass and backing foam. The fiberglass is so thin in spots that as I was cleaning/waxing the front cap, I cracked opened up two small holes. We filled one that was next to the "sunroof" with sealant and put a reflector/marker on it and another to the left of the "sunroof" to balance it out. Almost looks factory! The other is much smaller and just above the windshield on the driver's side. That one we plan to fill with a gel type sealant/glue and touch up paint. Hopefully we don't experience any more.

Paul
__________________
Paul N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2020, 02:32 AM   #1428
Junior Member
 
Campingwithourgemini's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Gemini tw
State: Alberta
Posts: 11
THOR #17351
Quote:
Originally Posted by nmcmilla View Post
My 23TR has a short mud flap mounted in front of the rear passenger-side tires (nothing in front on the rear drivers-side). Doesn't look like it was longer unless it was cut off. So short by design I think. Both my rear mud flaps look properly anchored and not coming in contact with anything....
The front wheel wells look like they could use the wheel well liners too so will be watching for the "after" updates. Nancy


That is to help protect the wiring and battery box under the entry step. There is a solenoid and exposed wiring on the back of the battery box. I had to have the solenoid changed on my Gemini due to extreme corrosion.
__________________
Campingwithourgemini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2020, 04:08 AM   #1429
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Gemini 23TR
State: British Columbia
Posts: 178
THOR #5922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Campingwithourgemini View Post
That is to help protect the wiring and battery box under the entry step. There is a solenoid and exposed wiring on the back of the battery box. I had to have the solenoid changed on my Gemini due to extreme corrosion.
Good to know. Will monitor for problems. Nancy
__________________
nmcmilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2020, 04:06 PM   #1430
Junior Member
 
Campingwithourgemini's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Gemini tw
State: Alberta
Posts: 11
THOR #17351
Use/store switch

On my Gemini, the switch is an on/off switch with a red light on the left side in the entryway to the coach.
__________________
Campingwithourgemini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2020, 04:54 PM   #1431
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oregon
Posts: 14
THOR #9169
look at post 112.
__________________
motorhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:49 PM   #1432
Senior Member
 
mountainsam's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Gemini 23TR
State: California
Posts: 960
THOR #6701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
Hello all. My wife and I love the unit, take good care of it, keep it covered but still have awful fading on the fibreglass cap over the cab. Thor is useless, they will not stand behind the product. Dealer is useless, they won't stand behind the product either. I am looking at maybe getting the cap painted. Any experience with this? Thank you!
I have had my 23TR detailed twice by a professional detailer that does insurance repairs. He can't stop the cap from returning within a few months to the dull uneven looking mess. I agree paint or wrap is the only long term solution. I have stopped spending money on labor and fixes. I plan to go full paint when I can't stand the oxidation any longer. I will keep it clean and buffed as well as possible until then.

Nancy, as far as tires go I plan to upgrade to 205 or 215. Probably kill my 16 mpg but on the other hand having the slightly larger circumference may improve it a bit.??? All weather highway tread for me but we get no snow. If we did I would go with a not so aggressive snow tire on the rear. I lived my first 40 years in heavy snow country and had all I want of that.
__________________

__________________
2017 Gemini 23TR Ford chassis w/ power stroke 3.2
DW, Daughter and 2 dogs, Sofie (black lab/boxer) and Phoebe (schnoodle)
mountainsam 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 07:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×