RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Modifications and Updates
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2017, 03:33 AM   #41
Member
 
State: Alaska
Posts: 51
THOR #6879
I had this with our ACE. I tighten the two locks in the front. Stopped the noise.
__________________

__________________
Buttonguy52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2017, 02:06 AM   #42
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Colorado
Posts: 3
THOR #6736
Dave - all I can say is WOW!!..I changed out my grille this past week, went on a Labor Day Weekend trip and my RV was sooo quiet! My wife and I bought our ACE this past February and the high pitch noise was constant! Read your fix and decided to try it myself. Nothing to lose because Camping World wasn't able to fix it. This was the resolution I was looking for!!
__________________

__________________
clete02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 08:15 PM   #43
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 29.4 (2016)
State: Colorado
Posts: 16
THOR #3102
It is confirmed for me. Just got back from a two week 3000 mile trip in all sorts of conditions and speeds and there is no more high pitched whistle. This is the fix to do.
__________________
normpaul@aol.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 08:19 PM   #44
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 17,779
THOR #8860
I'm just glad to hear that the whine wasn't coming from any pedestrian that you might have backed-up onto!
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2017, 09:57 PM   #45
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.2
State: Oregon
Posts: 25
THOR #3926
New grill from Thor installed this spring. Looks just like the one from cargrills. 6000 miles to AK and back in all kinds of weather. Not a peep from the grill and the coach seems quieter overall. Thanks so much to folks on this thread.
__________________
Dave & Jody
Retired
2016 ACE 30.2
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock
Davet911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 01:00 AM   #46
Senior Member
 
cobia13's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 29.3
State: Georgia
Posts: 128
THOR #7779
Rattles

If I hit bumps in the road I get loud rattles some where in the area of the door , but can't figure out where it is coming from . I'm thinking about duck taping the door , have someone do it after I get in . Any idead ?
__________________
cobia13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 01:18 AM   #47
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 9,175
THOR #1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobia13 View Post
If I hit bumps in the road I get loud rattles some where in the area of the door , but can't figure out where it is coming from . I'm thinking about duck taping the door , have someone do it after I get in . Any idead ?
From where you sit that noise could be anything from the dinette, or near there. May not be the door.

I would also advise against duct taping the door simply for safety reasons.
__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 01:45 AM   #48
Senior Member
 
SuperD's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Windsport 29M
State: Indiana
Posts: 3,692
THOR #5196
Get someone to stand near the door and see if they can pinpoint the noise. If it's whistling have them pull on the handle and see it it quits. You may need to adjust the door striker plate, had to adjust mine because it wasn't tight. Also check the weather stripping around the door, don't forget the top and bottom.
__________________
USMC Veteran
FMCA 101070S

Dave & Myra
One day your life will flash before your eyes,
make sure it's worth watching!
SuperD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2017, 01:29 AM   #49
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Fourwinds Windsport 36R
State: Ontario
Posts: 40
THOR #8513
Leaking Door Seals

Thank you for the advice to check the door seals, it makes sense if they are leaking then more air will be coming through other places and could cause the whistling.

I will check them and see if it makes a difference.

Thanks for your time
__________________
CAC Windsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2017, 02:06 AM   #50
Member
 
State: Alaska
Posts: 51
THOR #6879
I sat on our couch and i had a 2" gap. Under warranty they reinstalled caulked door. ACE 29.3
__________________
Buttonguy52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2017, 02:22 AM   #51
Site Team
 
revjeffrey's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 Windjammer
State: Illinois
Posts: 1,179
THOR #7074
Had the same issue. Mine was the bottom little square tin section of the screen door rattled like crazy. I caulked the tin square with black caulk. Never heard the noise again. Good Luck!!
__________________
Rev. Jeffrey 2017 Thor Axis 24.1 E450 Windjammer.
Silver Safe-T-Plus Steering Control
SSF-106-40 SumoSprings Solo Front Bump Stop SSR-107-47 SumoSprings Rear Bump Stop
Hellwig 7718 Front Sway Bar & 7180 Rear Sway Bar
Koni FSD Front Shocks 8805-1042 / Koni FSD Rear Shocks 8805-1043
revjeffrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 05:57 AM   #52
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E 29.3
State: Minnesota
Posts: 80
THOR #4198
Quote:
Originally Posted by revjeffrey View Post
Had the same issue. Mine was the bottom little square tin section of the screen door rattled like crazy. I caulked the tin square with black caulk. Never heard the noise again. Good Luck!!
I did the same thing. That lower panel was the worst offender. I also found that the top part of the door was hitting the outside door. I put some felt in there between the screen door and the outside door. That door noise was probably causing 80% of the noise while going down the road.

Open the doors together and just tap on the screen door and you can find out where it is hitting.


John
__________________
John - Vadnais Heights, MN
Thor ACE 29.3 (No outside kitchen) 2017
ARS - KTG
RadioRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 09:04 PM   #53
Member
 
Ferf's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.2
State: Tennessee
Posts: 37
THOR #10574
I tried the tightening of the engine door locks trick on my 2018 Thor Ace 30.2 with no luck. I guess I will need to upgrade my grill. Thanks for the tips, will post back results and pics.
__________________
Ferf

Hauling the family around the country in our 2018 Thor ACE 30.2. Running, cycling or running my agency the rest of the time.
Ferf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 06:21 PM   #54
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.2
State: California
Posts: 4
THOR #10879
Thought I was crazy

I've had that same high pitch sound as well since the day I picked up my 27.2. Only one other person "sort of" heard it. Glad I found this post, as I am a total newb in RV'ing. I want to thank all in advance for your input - even the jarhead who capped on the navy, altho being Air Force I expect the same treatment. Ooh rah and thanks for your service!!
__________________
Loco RVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 06:49 PM   #55
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 29.2
State: Delaware
Posts: 39
THOR #5616
Loco RVer, you'll find lots of advice here. Another source for advice and answers is iRV2.com. It's great site. I also highly recommend joining FMCA, and RVillage. All have been a great help to me. Good luck and Happy Trails.
__________________
Shifty103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 07:26 PM   #56
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.2
State: California
Posts: 4
THOR #10879
Thanks

I appreciate any and all help.
__________________
Slinte,
Loco Lisa
Loco RVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 11:47 PM   #57
Member
 
Ferf's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.2
State: Tennessee
Posts: 37
THOR #10574
Ok, I tried to be systematic about my testing and here is what I found. I have a Thor ACE 30.2. I had the high pitch squeal between 55 and 70mph.

1. Tried tightening engine locks, no sound difference
2. Tried adjusting broken slats on grill, no sound difference
3. Removed grill completely, sound was gone

So I figured out my issue was actually with the grill. So I removed it and added a piece of window screen to the front, attaching with zip ties. When I screwed it back in to my rv, the high pitch squeal was gone! Thank the lord.

Photos below of:
1. Me covering the grill
2. Close up of zip tie attachments
3. What it looks like attached to my rv (hood open for those who dont know how it opens)
4. A view of inside the engine bay of how the grill attaches to vehicle


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1760.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	146.3 KB
ID:	11431Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1762.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	172.2 KB
ID:	11432Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1764.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	126.3 KB
ID:	11433Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1766.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	173.4 KB
ID:	11434

My real test will be next week, heading out for 1200 miles.
__________________
Ferf

Hauling the family around the country in our 2018 Thor ACE 30.2. Running, cycling or running my agency the rest of the time.
Ferf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2018, 09:55 PM   #58
Member
 
Ferf's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.2
State: Tennessee
Posts: 37
THOR #10574
Quick update - this hack indeed fixed the loud squeal. So much more of a joy to drive. Going to take rv in for warranty work and see if they have a better option, but if not I will let this one ride!
__________________
Ferf

Hauling the family around the country in our 2018 Thor ACE 30.2. Running, cycling or running my agency the rest of the time.
Ferf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 01:56 PM   #59
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 31S
State: Florida
Posts: 303
THOR #4443
Car grills has many different styles and shapes of the grills. Is one grill shape any different than another? Does one pattern perform different than another or do they perform the same and just look different.
__________________
penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 02:02 PM   #60
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 17,779
THOR #8860
They whistle; because they've forgotten the words to the song...
__________________

__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×