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Old 11-14-2020, 01:20 PM   #1
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2017 Thor Vegas 24.1 - discovering the mysteries

Purchased a Thor Vegas 24.1 and while the "Owners Manual" is very generic, it is not specific enough for me to locate on vital part of the system - where are the 110 volt Circuit breakers and the GFCI reset button located. For that matter, where are the House Batteries located?

I found one battery under the steps - not sure if it is house or engine starter battery for the truck part.

It has been an easter egg hunt, locating where things are located and it did get me familiar with the coach - like there are two duplex 110volt outlets located above the Jackknife sofa on the ceiling with the lights! (not on the GFCI, so I could pulg in the vacuum cleaner there).

Help me solve this final mystery and I will be a happy GLAMPER.
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Old 11-14-2020, 01:25 PM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome to the site.

Go here and download Ed's excellent crowd sourced Axis/Vegas owner's manual:
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f1...nual-4961.html

You'll solve mysteries you didn't know existed.

(BTW: Battery under steps is the house battery. Chassis battery is under the "hood" on the passenger side--its under the "desk" on the dash.

GFI is the bathroom outlet.

A/C breakers are the panel under the fridge.)
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Old 11-14-2020, 02:53 PM   #3
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Purchased a Thor Vegas 24.1 and while the "Owners Manual" is very generic, it is not specific enough for me to locate on vital part of the system - where are the 110 volt Circuit breakers The 110V breakers and the DC fuse panel is in the converter panel just below the fridge- well that is in a 2018+, but probably the same place.

and the GFCI reset button located. The GFCI is built in to one of the galley or head outlets. Look for an outlet with two buttons in the middle: test and reset.

For that matter, where are the House Batteries located? They are located underneath the step, so you must have only one.

I found one battery under the steps - not sure if it is house or engine starter battery for the truck part. House battery.

It has been an easter egg hunt, locating where things are located and it did get me familiar with the coach - like there are two duplex 110volt outlets located above the Jackknife sofa on the ceiling with the lights! (not on the GFCI, so I could pulg in the vacuum cleaner there).

Help me solve this final mystery and I will be a happy GLAMPER.
David
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Old 11-14-2020, 03:38 PM   #4
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If thereís just one battery under your steps, then itís time to purchase two new ones
Best to purchase in pairs
And itís really best for most Vegas/Axis owners to have two house batteries, thatís why itís delivered from the Thor factory with two

Lots on this Forum about batteries.
I chose Flooded Lead Acid 12v. Those are the least expensive to replace
Others on this site choose:
- FLA 6v (which requires different wiring configuration)
- AGM in 12v or 6v (more expensive than FLAís but last longer)
- Lithium Ion (most expensive option)

Let us know what you decide
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Old 11-14-2020, 04:37 PM   #5
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If thereís just one battery under your steps, then itís time to purchase two new ones

Best to purchase in pairs

And itís really best for most Vegas/Axis owners to have two house batteries, thatís why itís delivered from the Thor factory with two



Lots on this Forum about batteries.

I chose Flooded Lead Acid 12v. Those are the least expensive to replace

Others on this site choose:

- FLA 6v (which requires different wiring configuration)

- AGM in 12v or 6v (more expensive than FLAís but last longer)

- Lithium Ion (most expensive option)



Let us know what you decide


But donít buy 2 unless you need 2. We pretty much never boondock and one battery always has been plenty to handle our needs.
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Old 11-14-2020, 11:26 PM   #6
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Simply a big THANKYOU

This is my first RV, at least the landed kind. I owned a sailboat and learned to cruise long distances with fixed resources, so working with the "limited" water supply and limited Propane will not be new territory for me.

Well, after my extensive search and discovery mission, I finally took the advice that the GCFI reset was in the bathroom - and low and behold, there it was, under the cabinet above the toilet - out of sight for those who are over 6' tall. I sat on the Thrown and looked up and there it was, complete with a red LED indicator. I pushed the reset and power was restored.

Now for the battery upgrade. Shocker on the sticker price for those things. I can buy a TESLA Power Wall for the cost of 5 of those babies (and power my RV system for a month on it). I will stick with the lead acid variety for now.

There is room for two batteries under the steps, so all I need is a set of connector cables for the battery posts - wiring them in parallel (don't think the systems can digest 24 volts when the batteries are in series).

On another issue - the door that covers the outside TV is not centered and leaves a gap on the top side that allows water to intrude - I think I can fix it - a rubber mallet applied to the upper hinge after I remove the two retaining screws at each end and slide the door out. I might run a brazing rod into the channel before I apply that universal fix to keep the channel open. Now to find a welding rod with the right diameter and length.

If I discover any other mysteries, I will be sure to post and let everyone know if I find a unique fix for things.

Thank you all again -

Chad Cartwright
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Old 11-15-2020, 01:54 AM   #7
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Great attitude, nice work
Itís a constant hobby, so enjoy
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