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Old 12-28-2020, 04:49 AM   #1
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2021 THOR ACE 33.1 - Started few modifications

We have our 33.1 Thor ACE for a month now. We have started some minor modifications. I will update this post as we progress.

1. Exterior Solar Powered LED Lights - Our coach did not come with one that we can use to illuminate the entry door at night. I have added this solar powered LED light (set of 2). I like this model as there are 2 light options (bright white LED or warm light LED). I like the warm light. There are also 3 Modes to select. I like Mode 3, where the light stays on when it gets dark and turns off when it gets daytime. It also have a remote control where I can manually turn off the light.

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2. Kitchen side wall "fake tiles" from Lowes


3. Step for my dog bed - We travel with our 2 dogs (Korean Jindo and Terrier Mix). Our Jindo likes to sit in the middle of our seat. When we place her bed in the middle, the floor is short. We had to stuff the underneath of the bed with folded blankets. Problem solved with this step.


4. Stairwell Cover - I made this stairwell cover so that our dogs can walk around, and not fall into the stairwell. I added a No Step sign so our teenage son DO NOT step on the board. I am sure it can support the dogs. Not sure about the weight of a human. It is pretty sturdy though. Solid wood (1 inch thick). But I don't want to take the chance. I also added handles to make it easier to put on and remove.




5. Maxx Air Roof vent cover (installed 2 pieces). No pics yet.

6. Sealing Roof Joints with Eternabond Tape. (On-going project).

Projects to follow. Already have the parts. Just waiting for my appointment with the wheel alignment place.
1. Sumo Springs - Front
2. Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer
3. Wheel Alignment

4. Doghouse Sound Deadening and Floor Mat
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Old 12-28-2020, 07:37 PM   #2
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6. Sealing Roof Joints with Eternabond Tape. (On-going project).

Projects to follow. Already have the parts. Just waiting for my appointment with the wheel alignment place.

1. Sumo Springs - Front

2. Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer

3. Wheel Alignment

4. Doghouse Sound Deadening and Floor Mat


Great work. My ordered 2021 ACE 33.1 is supposed to be done in March.

I'm following your progress and was curious about the eternabond. Is the roof needing the sealing? Or is it precautionary? Wondering what I'm going to encounter come delivery and prepare for the spring.

I know the new motor and suspension was upgraded from factory. Are you finding that suspension still isn't doing the job?
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:12 PM   #3
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The Eternabond Tape is just a preventive measure. I did it on my 2015 Class C also. It's best to do it when the unit is new as there are not much dirt and grimes to remove for prep.

I am doing the suspension step by step to see what "will" help with the swaying when those big rigs pass by and a strong gust of wind. I also heard that the 2021 F53 chasis have beefier stabilizers from the factory. But I do feel the coach sway when a big rig pass by, or with sudden gust of wind. Scared me one time.

I have the Front Sumo Springs and Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer delivered last week. Just deciding on doing the install myself or have a mechanic do the install. (I called a mobile mechanic and was quoted 1hr for the stabilizer and 3hrs for the Springs, @ $125/hr, and $125 service call. That will be $625 in labor).

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6. Sealing Roof Joints with Eternabond Tape.

Great work. My ordered 2021 ACE 33.1 is supposed to be done in March.

I'm following your progress and was curious about the eternabond. Is the roof needing the sealing? Or is it precautionary? Wondering what I'm going to encounter come delivery and prepare for the spring.

I know the new motor and suspension was upgraded from factory. Are you finding that suspension still isn't doing the job?
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:14 PM   #4
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We have our 33.1 Thor ACE for a month now. We have started some minor modifications. I will update this post as we progress.

1. Exterior Solar Powered LED Lights - Our coach did not come with one that we can use to illuminate the entry door at night. I have added this solar powered LED light (set of 2). I like this model as there are 2 light options (bright white LED or warm light LED). I like the warm light. There are also 3 Modes to select. I like Mode 3, where the light stays on when it gets dark and turns off when it gets daytime. It also have a remote control where I can manually turn off the light.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1




2. Kitchen side wall "fake tiles" from Lowes


3. Step for my dog bed - We travel with our 2 dogs (Korean Jindo and Terrier Mix). Our Jindo likes to sit in the middle of our seat. When we place her bed in the middle, the floor is short. We had to stuff the underneath of the bed with folded blankets. Problem solved with this step.


4. Stairwell Cover - I made this stairwell cover so that our dogs can walk around, and not fall into the stairwell. I added a No Step sign so our teenage son DO NOT step on the board. I am sure it can support the dogs. Not sure about the weight of a human. It is pretty sturdy though. Solid wood (1 inch thick). But I don't want to take the chance. I also added handles to make it easier to put on and remove.




5. Maxx Air Roof vent cover (installed 2 pieces). No pics yet.

6. Sealing Roof Joints with Eternabond Tape. (On-going project).

Projects to follow. Already have the parts. Just waiting for my appointment with the wheel alignment place.
1. Sumo Springs - Front
2. Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer
3. Wheel Alignment

4. Doghouse Sound Deadening and Floor Mat

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Old 12-29-2020, 04:14 AM   #5
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The Eternabond Tape is just a preventive measure. I did it on my 2015 Class C also. It's best to do it when the unit is new as there are not much dirt and grimes to remove for prep.

I am doing the suspension step by step to see what "will" help with the swaying when those big rigs pass by and a strong gust of wind. I also heard that the 2021 F53 chasis have beefier stabilizers from the factory. But I do feel the coach sway when a big rig pass by, or with sudden gust of wind. Scared me one time.

I have the Front Sumo Springs and Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer delivered last week. Just deciding on doing the install myself or have a mechanic do the install. (I called a mobile mechanic and was quoted 1hr for the stabilizer and 3hrs for the Springs, @ $125/hr, and $125 service call. That will be $625 in labor).
Thanks for the reply. I'll have to check out the roof when mine gets delivered. I still have a roll of eternabond left over from before.

I'll also keep an eye out on the suspension. I had the steering stabilizer installed when i had my class c. Was hoping the new upgraded suspension on the chassis would have taken care of alot of the road worries.

Curious once you get your parts installed how the handling will be helped.
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