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Old 02-02-2018, 11:20 PM   #2581
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:58 AM   #2582
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Another mod this morning

I bought a progressive industries hard wired surge protector/electrical management system

Had to disconnect the shore power wiring going into the transfer switch. This wire hoked into in incoming side of the unit. Ran 10 guage from the out going side into the transfer switch

This puts the prorector in line from the shore power to the transfer switch

Ran the display meter cable behind the fuse/breaker box and up just above. Cant see the cable which is nice

Ill take a black magic marker to cover the bolt and washer

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Jerry,
I see from your pictures that Thor installed your inverter under the bed with the rest of the electrical stuff. I'm wondering if the fan noise is noticeable at night?

They installed mine in the top of a basement bin blocking the pass-through storage. I'm considering moving it under the bed but I have two concerns:
1) noise - we have a residential fridge so the inverter is always on when not connected to shore power or generator.
2) heat - the under the bed location is a fairly small enclosed area. I'm worried there might be alot of heat buildup. On the other hand, the basement gets pretty hot during the summer too.

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Old 02-03-2018, 10:16 AM   #2583
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Just curious if anyone has found the need to upgrade the converter on the Windsport/Hurricane.
I am looking to replace my converter/charger this spring. Researching my options right now. The Wfco takes forever to charge my batteries and never seems to fully top them off. Plus I've read a ton of negative articles about them.

Did you end up replacing your's? if so, what did you get?

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Old 02-03-2018, 01:35 PM   #2584
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Factory converters are subpar, they do charge the battery but not at the ideal rate. At least the cheap units they put in the rv. You can buy much better converters. Mine is still installed but I have it turned off. I use a Xantrex unit that is a charger/inverter. It constantly samples the battery and charges in steps and properly float charges the battery. They are expensive though but if you have more than one battery its much better to use a better unit.

RE: Progressive Industries. I purchased my unit back in 2002, a 50 amp with remote display like Jerry has. It has saved me multiple times from faulty grounds and reverse polarity. Most importantly it saved our unit back in 2009 when we had a waterline fail and flooded our unit, soon as the water found electric in the coach the EMS shut the power down and in the process it was sacrificed. I contacted Progressive Industries to ask if it could be repaired, they told me to return it and they would replace it. In fact they did replace it despite the fact at this point it was 7 years old. That is customer service that cant be beat and the best money I have ever spent to protect my coach. I HIGHLY recommend this company. To find someone that will do that in the rv industry is rare and the only other I have ever had this experience with is Fantastic Fan.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:01 PM   #2585
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Jerry,
I see from your pictures that Thor installed your inverter under the bed with the rest of the electrical stuff. I'm wondering if the fan noise is noticeable at night?

They installed mine in the top of a basement bin blocking the pass-through storage. I'm considering moving it under the bed but I have two concerns:
1) noise - we have a residential fridge so the inverter is always on when not connected to shore power or generator.
2) heat - the under the bed location is a fairly small enclosed area. I'm worried there might be alot of heat buildup. On the other hand, the basement gets pretty hot during the summer too.

Thanks.
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Norm,
It does make noise but it has never bothered me. I hear it the most when plugged in at the house and working in the mh. When camping i dont think i ever hear it. Maybe theres more noise at the campground or the wife and dog are making nore noise idk. It has never bothered me

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Old 02-03-2018, 04:19 PM   #2586
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Call me overprotective but in addition to the hardwired Progressive Industries I also use the portable one so I know the status of the pedestal before plugging in the coach.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:23 PM   #2587
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I am looking to replace my converter/charger this spring. Researching my options right now. The Wfco takes forever to charge my batteries and never seems to fully top them off. Plus I've read a ton of negative articles about them.

Did you end up replacing your's? if so, what did you get?

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Norm this is a replacement for wfco converter BD 1255 MBA 55 Amp 4-Stage Main Board Replacement
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:46 PM   #2588
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2018 Thor Windsport 29M USB Charging Station

Has anyone with a Windsport 29M had issues with the USB Charging station in the bedroom?

Ours does not work at all and wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what was done to address it.

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Old 02-05-2018, 03:51 PM   #2589
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Several people have. The wires were installed backward. Mine work great so not sure howtge pkug looks but its suppose to be an easy fix. Just switch the wires
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:52 PM   #2590
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Has anyone with a Windsport 29M had issues with the USB Charging station in the bedroom?

Ours does not work at all and wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what was done to address it.

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It's wired backwards. Common Thor problem. Take it off and swap the + and - leads.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:34 PM   #2591
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Call me overprotective but in addition to the hardwired Progressive Industries I also use the portable one so I know the status of the pedestal before plugging in the coach.
The purpose of the Progressive Ind unit is to not let the power into the coach so when you plug it in it goes no farther than the PI unit till it passes approval of it. Then if all is ok it allows the electricity to the coach otherwise it stops at the unit.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:40 PM   #2592
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It's wired backwards. Common Thor problem. Take it off and swap the + and - leads.
Ok, I will check tonight.


I took the cover over and saw that the wires were connected but didn't think they might be wired backwards. What colors from the power source should be connected to the USB plug receptacle?
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:40 PM   #2593
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Several people have. The wires were installed backward. Mine work great so not sure howtge pkug looks but its suppose to be an easy fix. Just switch the wires
Thanks, I will check the wiring.
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:04 PM   #2594
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Thanks, I will check the wiring.
On my 31S the USB charging ports stopped working. I checked the wiring it was fine so it was replaced under warranty.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:27 PM   #2595
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Hi, How hard is it to mount and take down the flag pole from the brackets?
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:23 PM   #2596
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Dino, I most certainly agree the cam lock is great and wish it was the standard. Guess I've used a standard slinky so long I just don't give it much thought. I will say I use a 90 degree clear elbow on the outlet and then a Dominator hose. The Dominator is one of the toughest and best hoses I've had over the years, my two cents.
Hi Dino,


I first bought the Dominator and had a lot of trouble routing the hose down through the opening in the bottom of the compartment after connecting to the outlet. I was unable to close the compartment door because the hose protruded out too far.


I ended up replacing the Dominator with the Viper that is flexible enough and I was able to feed it through the opening and close the compartment door.


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Old 02-05-2018, 07:25 PM   #2597
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Hi, How hard is it to mount and take down the flag pole from the brackets?
2-5 seconds. Very easy
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:43 PM   #2598
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:49 PM   #2599
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Dino, did you purchase the exhaust tip for your 29M and did it fit ok?


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Old 02-05-2018, 07:57 PM   #2600
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Tweaked a few more things inside the MH. Added 2 speakers on the dash. I liked that the original speakers were placed below the dash but I had to consider what the sound would do to my dog, Pepper, so I also moved the original speaker on the passenger side slightly above the "doggy" window next to the dash vent. For those who were wondering what kind of backsplash the new Windsport has, I provided a pic of that too.

Make it a great week and take care!!

Hi Dino, our 2018 Windsport 29M has the light cabinet woodwork and our backsplash looks the same as yours
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