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Old 02-21-2016, 02:07 PM   #21
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The Amazon page says it is peel and stick. So wondering how long that would last. I would still want to attach by screws but at least a little bead of caulk on the edge.
A dab or two of 3M-5200 along with the peel-and-stick will keep it in place.

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Old 02-21-2016, 02:18 PM   #22
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All, I did the peel and stick for now. The DW gets upset if I talk about drilling holes in the outside walls of the RV...at least until the warranty expires.

Mounting my fishing pole holder (thread elsewhere this Forum) in the 6" space under the driver/passanger seats did not count as the holes were inside the storage compartments .

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Old 02-21-2016, 02:25 PM   #23
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I have to drill at least one 5/8" diameter hole through the side of the RV for antenna coax for a ham radio. Our rig is out of warranty, but there is something about drilling a hole of that size that bothers me.
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:25 PM   #24
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I have to drill at least one 5/8" diameter hole through the side of the RV for antenna coax for a ham radio. Our rig is out of warranty, but there is something about drilling a hole of that size that bothers me.
I know what you mean!! I drilled a 4" hole through the side on my last 5er for a dryer vent, waited til DW was gone for a while. She wanted the W/D but didn't want to drill a hole??
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:30 PM   #25
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All, I did the peel and stick for now. The DW gets upset if I talk about drilling holes in the outside walls of the RV...at least until the warranty expires....
Four 2-1/2" stainless steel bolts drilled all the way through with lock nuts and washers on the inside wall would have been really secure for highway speeds!
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:32 PM   #26
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I put a drier vent in an RV years ago. I waited until a morning when the dew on the side of the RV clearly showed the location of the wall braces (studs) and was sure to drill between them.
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Old 02-21-2016, 04:26 PM   #27
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Metalman, when we pulled out of the driveway Saturday morning I noted the dew outlines of the supports under the passanger side window and thought I might just want to get out there one morning with some small stickers and take a few pictures and measurements of where the supports are located...for future use.

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Old 02-21-2016, 04:55 PM   #28
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Metalman, when we pulled out of the driveway Saturday morning I noted the dew outlines of the supports under the passanger side window and thought I might just want to get out there one morning with some small stickers and take a few pictures and measurements of where the supports are located...for future use.

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That's a great idea. Wouldn't a set of blueprints for the coach be nice, particularly one showing the electrical and plumbing circuits.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:29 PM   #29
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You can get electrical and plumbing diagrams from Thor, just ask.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:22 PM   #30
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Yep. Knowing the plumbing, electrical and studs/brace placements would be nice to know info before drilling holes in things.

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Old 02-21-2016, 11:24 PM   #31
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:28 AM   #32
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I sent Thor an email asking for the wall structural diagrams because I was considering venting the convection oven to the outside. About three days after sending the email they sent me the diagrams. The only thing they show is the construction of the walls. Unfortunately they do not show how wires and plumbing are chased throughout the coach.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:06 AM   #33
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Metalman: I went to the customer service section of the Thor Motorhome website. I asked them for construction drawing showing the location of the studs in the walls of my Vegas 24.1 (provided VIN). Two days late I received an email with three pdf files for the left, right, and rear walls. The left & right diagrams are reversed but it is easy to figure out where the studs are.
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:36 PM   #34
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Metalman: I went to the customer service section of the Thor Motorhome website. I asked them for construction drawing showing the location of the studs in the walls of my Vegas 24.1 (provided VIN). Two days late I received an email with three pdf files for the left, right, and rear walls. The left & right diagrams are reversed but it is easy to figure out where the studs are.
Thanks, I will do that.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:59 PM   #35
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I sent Thor an email asking for the wall structural diagrams because I was considering venting the convection oven to the outside. About three days after sending the email they sent me the diagrams. The only thing they show is the construction of the walls. Unfortunately they do not show how wires and plumbing are chased throughout the coach.
Any chance of posting those diagrams? I am fixing to cut a dryer vent opening and that info would be very helpful to look at.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:10 PM   #36
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Any chance of posting those diagrams? I am fixing to cut a dryer vent opening and that info would be very helpful to look at.
Chip,

2 problems.

First the diagrams I received are specifically for a Challenger 37ND so I doubt they would be the same for an ACE.

Second the diagrams as well as the email message they came attached to were clearly marked proprietary and confidential and stated they are not to be copied or distributed without the express written permission of Thor. Thor has not responded to any email message that I sent asking for permission to post their diagrams so I do not have their "express written permission" to further distribute. According to Thor's annual report they spend a considerable sum on litigation for copyright and patent infringement and I have no intention of being their next target.

I suggest you contact Thor and ask for the diagrams specific to your model and year coach.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:41 PM   #37
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Just a small note on a comment I saw earlier in this thread, Dont use 3M 5200 on anything you dont want to be permanent, and I really mean permanent. The fibreglass will de-laminate before the 5200 will let go. I would stick with the double sided tape and a bead of chalk. You never know when the light might stop working and you want to pull it.
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