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Old 03-09-2018, 12:08 AM   #21
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Welcome to Forum, great database of info here. Congratulations on getting a 27.7. I like that floorplan.

We have a 16 Vegas 24.1, my first ever Ford. The V-10 and 6 speed on e-450 chassis perform great. I tow my 92 Camaro bracket car on an open trailer behind it. Once I got tire pressures set based on loaded weight and wore crown of tires it handles fine. I did add a Reflex damper for return to center function. We have put 12,000 miles on it without issues.

I am curious, what is the cargo capacity on yellow sticker? The 24.1 on e-450 is 3,199 lbs. I carry a ton of tools and spares in back compartment.
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:36 AM   #22
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I regret that this response will come across as antagonistic but my opinion is that Thor was correct to decline the repair. Certainly the failure to install a window seal IS a manufacturing defect and Thor acknowledges its responsibility to correct its mistakes. That acknowledgment is the warranty. Warranties expressly cover manufacturing defects and they are for a limited duration. It is unfortunate that circumstances prevented you from noticing the defect in a timely fashion but the alternative is a lifetime warranty- which Thor does not provide.


Not antagonistic at all.Everyone is entitled to their opinions! We all learn from these forums,and I respect what everyone has to say whether I agree or not!
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:52 PM   #23
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Thatís very gracious of you and just what I was aiming for. Iím not a great big fan of Thorís quality control but I try to understand why they do what they do. Happy travels!
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:39 PM   #24
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After seeing the photos , I might start a Thor Dynamat Dash Cover Business.....Just lay it on top $$$$..... And if you order before midnight tonight I'll throw in a....12v test light.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:09 PM   #25
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Welcome to the forum GMtech!

I will watch with interest your posts I the future. I used to be a gm tech in the 70's. I still remember all the loose nuts and bolts they used to throw in the back seat! We purchased a Thor Chateau 24f a couple of months ago. Mechanically it is sound but the cosmetic fit and finish is horrible. We love the layout, wish a little more attention was paid to detail.

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Old 03-09-2018, 04:53 PM   #26
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Thatís very gracious of you and just what I was aiming for. Iím not a great big fan of Thorís quality control but I try to understand why they do what they do. Happy travels!


And thank you,my unknown friend!Happy and safe travels to you also!!!
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:56 PM   #27
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Welcome to the forum GMtech!

I will watch with interest your posts I the future. I used to be a gm tech in the 70's. I still remember all the loose nuts and bolts they used to throw in the back seat! We purchased a Thor Chateau 24f a couple of months ago. Mechanically it is sound but the cosmetic fit and finish is horrible. We love the layout, wish a little more attention was paid to detail.

Again, welcome
Reading that just gave me a mental image of the roads leading out of the Thor assembly plant!!! When we picked up our Vegas, I drove it back and my wife followed closely behind in her car. (Which happens to be a CTS-V Wagon, a car that would be very hard to replace, not to mention my amazing wife of 35 years behind the wheel!) When we got home I noticed the heat shield above the tailpipe looked like it was hanging down. Yep, it was about to fall off. A big piece of sheet metal just barely sitting on the edge of the frame, I kicked it and it crashed to the ground! Thankfully it didn't fall off and end up in my wife's windshield!

Since then I've found a few dozen random screws and fasteners sitting on frame rails, under the hood, on top of the slide outs and tons in the interior of course. So the vision I had was of the road leading out of the assembly plant, lined with screws, staples, random parts and probably a few tools they left under them too! The lesson learned? DO NOT FOLLOW A THOR TOO CLOSELY!
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:57 PM   #28
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:58 PM   #29
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:12 PM   #30
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Gmtech - I did the same you are are doing to the dash area on my Vegas a couple of years ago - also posted it , so you can search it. I added a layer of 1/8 mass loaded vinyl under all of tHe dash , also sealing all holes - of which there were many. Mass loaded vinyl , as used in recording studios ,etc - works great here, as you are going after airborn noise , not structure born like dynamat or the like attacks. Results were wonderful !

Keep after it - after a couple of years of re- engineering my Thor, it is becoming a pretty good motorhome !
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:38 PM   #31
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I'm making progress, I finished up the overhead panels and A pillar moldings last night...
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:41 PM   #32
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Uggggh. I'm still not thrilled with how this forum software handles images. It obviously doesn't like portrait mode. You can't simply drag and drop images into your text either. I guess you guys will just have to turn your laptop or monitor on it's side to look at a couple of those! I don't have time right now to fix them.
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Old 04-03-2018, 03:19 PM   #33
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Unfortunately , when you turn your iPad, the picture flips too ....😡

Will be watching - I had the thought of completely redesigning the dash ( which it needs) , but chickened out . Maybe you will inspire me .....
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:52 PM   #34
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Hey here's a little heads up for you guys that are trying to reduce the engine/wind/road noise. Defroster ducts.

Even though the defroster ducts are sealed from the engine compartment, (in theory. lol. #Thor quality) they can still be a source of noise. Look at the duct, it's a giant piece of plastic directly over the engine/fan area. That plastic can work like a giant speaker, vibrating with the sound in the engine compartment and transmitting that sound right up and out of the 4 giant ducts in the dash. Not only that, but that sound would then hit the windshield and bounce right back towards the driver and passenger.

What I did to take care of that source of noise was to insulate the plastic to keep that sound from getting through. I used a layer of 1/8" adhesive backed high density foam over the whole thing, then put foil backed foam over that. That should keep the noise AND heat/cold from coming up through the ducts. It will actually help keep the heater/defroster air hotter too, which isn't really a big deal but doesn't hurt.

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Old 04-05-2018, 06:18 PM   #35
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Passenger Window Leak

My 2014 Vegas had the same thing with water leaking on the passenger window caught it in time and had it fixed under warranty, major repair as they took the whole window out.
The rear privacy door to the master bed room had scratches all over the front of it front a loose screw they replaced under warranty. The passenger front fender came loose twice fixed under warranty. The brights on the head lights stopped working under warranty. I think if I have learned anything next time I will buy a slightly used one with all the issues taken care by the first owner as I spent a lot of time at the repair center.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:22 PM   #36
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My 2014 Vegas had the same thing with water leaking on the passenger window caught it in time and had it fixed under warranty, major repair as they took the whole window out.
The rear privacy door to the master bed room had scratches all over the front of it front a loose screw they replaced under warranty. The passenger front fender came loose twice fixed under warranty. The brights on the head lights stopped working under warranty. I think if I have learned anything next time I will buy a slightly used one with all the issues taken care by the first owner as I spent a lot of time at the repair center.
Think about what it would have cost you if you bought a used one out of warranty and the original owner sold it rather than having repairs done.
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:16 PM   #37
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Great thread. Nice mods John!
Iím running down all the sources of noise in my Ď17 Vegas and the dash is coming apart.
Looking into Dash Covers like this one.
Hoping to hear good reviews...
https://www.dashdesigns.com/i-315837...sh-covers.html
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:25 PM   #39
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I believe GMTech has left the building:

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I give up. There's too many "experts" (google search experts actually) on here, you guys don't need or want to listen to anything I have to say. I'll leave so the few "experts" on here that have absolutely no experience, training or knowledge on what they're saying can continue to regurgitate what they read on the internet.

Have fun.
I'm out.


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I believe GMTech has left the building:
Well, that's a shame. I wanted to see if he got that mess back together again. It looks similar to a couple projects I started in the past.
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