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Old 01-30-2020, 09:52 AM   #4681
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I guess Iím three years late getting to the party. I just read this whole thread so I would know what was going on and to learn about my 2019 Windsport 29m. Iíve picked up a lot of information from this thread. As I actually havenít been anywhere in my new RV yet, Iím waiting to decide which mods I will want to do. Before our first outing next month I definitely will double check some of the items mentioned that slipped past Thorís lack of quality control. Thanks to everyone that has put in the time to share their wisdom for newbies like me to find all this info in one place
Congratulations on your new Windsport!!! Welcome to the forum! Canít believe you actually read EVERYTHING, WOW!!!
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:29 AM   #4682
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I guess Iím three years late getting to the party. I just read this whole thread so I would know what was going on and to learn about my 2019 Windsport 29m. Iíve picked up a lot of information from this thread. As I actually havenít been anywhere in my new RV yet, Iím waiting to decide which mods I will want to do. Before our first outing next month I definitely will double check some of the items mentioned that slipped past Thorís lack of quality control. Thanks to everyone that has put in the time to share their wisdom for newbies like me to find all this info in one place
Welcome to the Family! Have fun, safe travels and no question is a dumb one...ask away!!!!

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Old 01-30-2020, 11:03 AM   #4683
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Congratulations on your new Windsport!!! Welcome to the forum! Canít believe you actually read EVERYTHING, WOW!!!


I semi retired a couple years ago so now all I do is drive a truck hauling live turkeys. I spend about 40 minutes out of every hour waiting to get unloaded, so I have lots of time to read. Before I was a medium/heavy duty mechanic for 31 years and still have that thirst for knowledge. I know that it is me that is gonna have to repair any issues that arise with this Windsport so the more that I know the easier the diagnose will be
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:26 AM   #4684
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I semi retired a couple years ago so now all I do is drive a truck hauling live turkeys. I spend about 40 minutes out of every hour waiting to get unloaded, so I have lots of time to read. Before I was a medium/heavy duty mechanic for 31 years and still have that thirst for knowledge. I know that it is me that is gonna have to repair any issues that arise with this Windsport so the more that I know the easier the diagnose will be

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Old 02-09-2020, 10:34 PM   #4685
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Another mod done and DinoC41 thanks you were rite abouut the Victron being a great battery monitor way more accurate and lots of features

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Old 02-11-2020, 02:11 PM   #4686
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Another mod done and DinoC41 thanks you were rite abouut the Victron being a great battery monitor way more accurate and lots of features

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You are very welcome! Press on and keep those pictures coming!!

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Old 02-17-2020, 11:30 PM   #4687
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Hey guys a new mod for me almost done. I've done so many things it's hard to find something to do

At the So Cal Rally Gary gnach gave me a couple suggestions for making and installing a screen guard for the front engine hood. Its wide open there and I always worry about a rock flying in and hitting the radiator.

I finally went to home depot and bought a piece of metal lathe and angle iron. Took some measurements, attached it to the angle iron and to my surprise it fit.

As you can see the radiator is wide open

I'm painting it now so I'll post some pics after it gets Installed tomorrow

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Old 02-17-2020, 11:40 PM   #4688
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:43 PM   #4689
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I really want to do this. Canít wait to see the installation pic.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:48 PM   #4690
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It's on my mind every day.
I forget to do this mod... Every day.
I told Echo to remind me for tomorrow.

I think I'll use 1/4" hardware screen(just because I already have it.)
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:49 PM   #4691
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I'll most likely install soon. The paint in fairly dry and the electric company is killing power tomorrow for some repair work. So tomorrow will be a movie day or Disneyland

Hers some pics of where it will be installed. Attached directly onto the hood

Bottom hood bolt. And up top the hole was already in the bracket

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Old 02-18-2020, 12:28 AM   #4692
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:04 AM   #4693
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Had to redo it. Realized I mounted the left bottom bolt in the wrong hole. Now it's nice and straight

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Old 02-18-2020, 11:32 PM   #4694
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[QUOTE=halfprice;223632]Had to redo it. Realized I mounted the left bottom bolt in the wrong hole. Now it's nice and straight

Nice work, going to pick up some screen tomorrow...Thanks
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:10 AM   #4695
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Great work Jerry!!!

When I first got our Windsport it made a whistling noise at about 50 mph. Figured out the engine hood was out of alignment, got it aligned and no more whistle. I read that several other owners had the same problem, had called Thor, and received a roll of expanded mesh aluminum, figured what the heck and called. Received a roll of the mesh which was powder coated black, removed the bolts holding the plastic grill in place, mounted the mesh in front and bolted everything back in place. The mesh was small enough that I haven’t had to worry about rocks since then. I’ve had to repair several large rock chips in the front but nothing has gotten thru the mesh thankfully!
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Old 02-19-2020, 12:57 PM   #4696
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I never realized there was that big of a difference between the 2017 Windsport and Hurricane grills. My Windsport has the black grill with small openings. That stock Hurricane grill opening looks large enough to allow a small bird to get in there.

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Old 02-19-2020, 02:27 PM   #4697
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Great job! It worked out really well.
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:42 PM   #4698
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I never realized there was that big of a difference between the 2017 Windsport and Hurricane grills. My Windsport has the black grill with small openings. That stock Hurricane grill opening looks large enough to allow a small bird to get in there.



Super nice work Jerry!!
Yeah very big opening and a bird could get In there. Not anymore
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:42 PM   #4699
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Great job! It worked out really well.
Thanks for the idea and suggestions Gary
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Old 02-21-2020, 03:08 PM   #4700
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