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Old 05-20-2017, 04:41 AM   #1221
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Call Thor directly to find another repair facility & if yours is movable pick it up tomorrow.. Once you find another facility tell them to order the necessary parts & then take to them with a time limit to repair. The crap of sitting on a lot while "waiting on parts" is uacceptable, you should be using it if it's at all movable while they wait on parts.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:37 AM   #1222
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I hadn't planned on using our coach for at least five weeks, two of which we spent in Germany for the birth of our grandson. When I dropped off our coach the service writer said it would be 4-5 weeks since it takes a long time to get authorization and parts from Thor, which is really not that true, I was ok with that. This is the only Thor dealer within a reasonable distance of me and also where I purchased my coach. I am going to be sending an email to the owner, service manager, and Thor when I have the coach back and express my dissatisfaction with the repair time frame.

I totally agree that it should be order parts, bring coach in, repair, and pick up. One week should be enough to rebuild the entire coach!
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:10 PM   #1223
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Curtain Liners

Our curtain liner material was deteriorating and turning to floating dust particles! We got blackout curtain liner material from Joanne Fabrics and removed the crap liners material (what was left of it) and sewed on the new material. Here is a pic of the final work.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:53 PM   #1224
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i wonder if they moved or ibcreased the size of the metal support plate the bracket screws into to get the 40 to fit
Im with Dave. Ill do a lot of measuring to see what will fit. Bigger the better.

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I agree...they probably changed the bracket and mounting methods so that the 40" would fit and stay attached.


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Old 05-22-2017, 09:58 PM   #1225
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Our curtain liner material was deteriorating and turning to floating dust particles! We got blackout curtain liner material from Joanne Fabrics and removed the crap liners material (what was left of it) and sewed on the new material. Here is a pic of the final work.
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Good job! I few of us with Windsport/Hurricane 29Ms removed the curtains all together and installed roller blinds (day & night).
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:16 PM   #1226
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Good job! I few of us with Windsport/Hurricane 29Ms removed the curtains all together and installed roller blinds (day & night).
Dino, can you give more info on the blinds roller blinds please?

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Old 05-23-2017, 03:09 AM   #1227
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Just pick up my 2018 29M Windsport today. Did anyone have an issue with wind noise coming from the front windshield area? I had a strong headwind on the way home and at speeds over 35MPH there was a loud wind noise. Looked around the internet and some people say it might be the mirrors out to far? I did push them out to adjust them. I can't believe how some things get past inspection. There are 2 blocks fiberglassed on the the underside of the engine hood that the lift brackets attach to, one block was placed over an inch lower than the other and the hood does not close on the one side because it hits the opening. They are either going to try and trim the block or order a new hood. The outside has a few deep scratches / chips in the fiberglass and a decal that is peeling off. Also the steering wheel was not centered and needs to get a front end alignment. Taking it out this week for a maiden voyage then back to the dealer on Monday for the repairs.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:34 AM   #1228
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Chris and Debbie, Congratulations on your new 29M, you're going to love it!!!

Wind noise is caused by the grill. Have the dealer order the new honeycomb grill, free under warranty because this is a common problem, and zip tie it to the backside of the grill, noise will stop. Get front end aligned, then do the CHF to your coach. Lots of reading but there are lots and lots of great ideas in this thread that Jerry started. I think some of us have started figuring out the coach now so if you have questions feel free to ask, I'm sure several people will be glad to help.

New coaches have growing pains but it's all worth it in the end. Hope you enjoy many safe and happy miles in your new rolling home!!!
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:44 AM   #1229
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Congrats on your delivery neighbor. Nice to see another Windsport in the neighborhood. I get wind noise on mine if the sliding windows by the driver and passenger are not closed and latched properly.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:19 PM   #1230
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Thanks SuperD & Shawn62, I have been reading this thread for months soaking up all the great upgrades that i need to do. Just found another possible place the wind in coming in from, the entrance door is opened about a half in from the latch down when closed. The unit did not come with a manual for the radio so I looked one up online and the radio is a discontinued model already. In case anyone wants to know what radio they put in it, it is a model Axxera AV615BHM.
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"The guy building your motorhome today was flipping burgers yesterday"
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:03 PM   #1231
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Just curious. Did a remote control come with your radio?
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:58 PM   #1232
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Just pick up my 2018 29M Windsport today. Did anyone have an issue with wind noise coming from the front windshield area? I had a strong headwind on the way home and at speeds over 35MPH there was a loud wind noise. Looked around the internet and some people say it might be the mirrors out to far? I did push them out to adjust them. I can't believe how some things get past inspection. There are 2 blocks fiberglassed on the the underside of the engine hood that the lift brackets attach to, one block was placed over an inch lower than the other and the hood does not close on the one side because it hits the opening. They are either going to try and trim the block or order a new hood. The outside has a few deep scratches / chips in the fiberglass and a decal that is peeling off. Also the steering wheel was not centered and needs to get a front end alignment. Taking it out this week for a maiden voyage then back to the dealer on Monday for the repairs.


Check your side windows. If I locked them it would push on the glass bowing it out and would make a lot of noise. I just keep them unlock and had the RV dealer adjust them.
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:06 PM   #1233
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:17 PM   #1234
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Spent the late morning and afternoon washing the Kern River dirt off the mh. For some stupid reason i decided to throw a quick wax job on it also. The 75* heat sure feels like 157* now. Time for a shower and nap.

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Old 05-24-2017, 10:18 PM   #1235
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Check your side windows. If I locked them it would push on the glass bowing it out and would make a lot of noise. I just keep them unlock and had the RV dealer adjust them.
I used to do this aslo with my windows. But i used silicone spray in the window track. Now the whisle is gone and the wndows slide way better.

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Old 05-24-2017, 11:28 PM   #1236
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I used to do this aslo with my windows. But i used silicone spray in the window track. Now the whisle is gone and the wndows slide way better.

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Good idea with the silicone spray and the removal of the rear window valance Jerry!

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Old 05-24-2017, 11:30 PM   #1237
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Dino, can you give more info on the blinds roller blinds please?

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Vince, check some earlier post in this thread...Jerry and I posted pics and info on the blinds.

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Old 05-25-2017, 12:08 AM   #1238
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Removed the valance on the rear window of our Windsport 29M!

Thanks Jerry for the fantastic idea!!


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Old 05-25-2017, 01:51 AM   #1239
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Removed the valance on the rear window of our Windsport 29M!

Thanks Jerry for the fantastic idea!!




I still want to see if I can get a Steves Blind to fit and hold to the wall. It will be tricky to get the blind and valence screwed in. The brackets of both will get in each others way. Hopefully Ill be able to use one screw for each or attach the valence with the bracket above instead of the current below install.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:27 PM   #1240
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Spent the late morning and afternoon washing the Kern River dirt off the mh. For some stupid reason i decided to throw a quick wax job on it also. The 75* heat sure feels like 157* now. Time for a shower and nap.

Jerry
That sure seems like a lot of work for someone who is retired!!!
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