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Old 09-07-2021, 04:33 PM   #21
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Old 09-08-2021, 02:17 AM   #22
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Could you PLEASE put some pictures of this on the FORUM.... For most of us.. this would be great to see....
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Old 09-08-2021, 03:37 AM   #23
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Old 09-08-2021, 02:26 PM   #24
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Kevin's big day is today... I sure hope all goes well for him. Tomorrow I start my PDI in the late afternoon. If all goes well then Friday morning finish the PDI, Pay the bill, show proof of insurance then for a 3 hour cruise, the tiny ship was lost,,, take the coach home...
Kevin, let us know how your drive home went. I'll so the same as soon as i can.
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Old 09-09-2021, 12:27 AM   #25
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One trick I learned was when pulling into a gas station I try for the outside pump all the way in the left. To get there I drive around the far right side of the pumps, turn left driving past the building and aim for the pump. That way your RV is not positioned toward the building which makes for a very hard turn, especially if someone pulls into a parking spot in front of the building.
Being facing outward you also have much more room to pull forward.
That is what I used with my old Class C and fifth wheel to do and still do when I fill up at out local Safeway with the class A. Otherwise with the diesel pusher, I just use the truckers stations. Always reconnoiter the station prior to getting to the point of no return. You must always see an easy departing path with your rig. You can be in for a very long wait if cars decide to park in the space, even no parking zones, that you need to turn through to get out. Only happened to me once when I was new to owning an RV.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:20 AM   #26
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You canít use either side because the hose wonít reach from a passenger side pump. Some driverís side pumps have short hoses and you have to be right against the pump island to reach the fuel fill. It will also cause the nozzle to rotate in the filler requiring you to stand there holding the nozzle so it wonít keep shutting down.

Same issue with our Windsport. Fuel inlet on rear, driver's side. Every time I pull toward a station - I'm scoping all the pumps, how busy are they, how much room I'm going to have to block ahead of the pumps. Sometimes it's not worth the hassle for a couple cents difference per gallon to find another station that might have more maneuverability.

As always - your mileage can (and will) vary.
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:43 AM   #27
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Congrats on the upgrade. Best bit of kit for us was a steering stabilizer. Changed the driving characteristics tremendously. Best advice is to not sweat the small stuff. Lastly, like others have said, the new view is fantastic from the front seats.
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Old 09-11-2021, 07:07 PM   #28
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Why does the rear fuel fill sucks. Seems it would be a better location (either side of the pump)
I agree. My Tuscany has fillers on both sides which is just as good as if it was in the back. Easier all around.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:42 PM   #29
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I agree. My Tuscany has fillers on both sides which is just as good as if it was in the back. Easier all around.
When cars had a rear fuel fill it was centered under the license plate and you could use either side to fill. No so with Thor. They decided the fill had to be centered on the drivers side half of the coach. Passenger side pump hoses are usually too short to reach the fuel fill and some driverís side pump will barely reach unless you are within one foot of the pump. I dealt with that POS system for 5 years.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:18 PM   #30
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When cars had a rear fuel fill it was centered under the license plate and you could use either side to fill. No so with Thor. They decided the fill had to be centered on the drivers side half of the coach. Passenger side pump hoses are usually too short to reach the fuel fill and some driverís side pump will barely reach unless you are within one foot of the pump. I dealt with that POS system for 5 years.
COSTCO either side works
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:23 PM   #31
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Your my maybe 90 percent complete if your lucky. You will need time and patience to make it 100 percent.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:30 PM   #32
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COSTCO either side works
I changed to Samís club a number of years ago and I will never rejoin.

Also, Costco is only one station in limited locations.
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:14 PM   #33
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Enough with the gas fill up!

Did you pick up your new CHALLENGER
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:23 PM   #34
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COSTCO either side works
So does Flying J, depending on the sun I use the best side so I can see the display
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:58 PM   #35
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So does Flying J, depending on the sun I use the best side so I can see the display
Again not all of them. Been to plenty that have short hoses, even the dual pump RV lanes. In fact in most states the hose must be short enough so that it cannot be run over by a car if the nozzle is on the ground. Implemented with self service pumping. Info readily available by searching google.
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Old 09-12-2021, 12:24 AM   #36
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Welcome to the forum. Be sure to post about your first trip.
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Old 09-12-2021, 12:46 PM   #37
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When cars had a rear fuel fill it was centered under the license plate and you could use either side to fill. No so with Thor. They decided the fill had to be centered on the drivers side half of the coach. Passenger side pump hoses are usually too short to reach the fuel fill and some driverís side pump will barely reach unless you are within one foot of the pump. I dealt with that POS system for 5 years.
You bought the wrong model of Thor. Fuel filling should have been on your PDI. Shame
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:46 PM   #38
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You bought the wrong model of Thor. Fuel filling should have been on your PDI. Shame
I bought the right model and knew about the fuel fill issue before I bought the rig. It was and IMHO still is marketing hype that is over valued by some.
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Old 09-12-2021, 10:07 PM   #39
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Good job with the fuel fill location complaining you've run off a new rv buyer.
MERRY CHRISTMAS SON all your presents are junk!
CONGRATULATIONS!
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Old 09-12-2021, 11:00 PM   #40
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Good job with the fuel fill location complaining you've run off a new rv buyer.
MERRY CHRISTMAS SON all your presents are junk!
CONGRATULATIONS!
I bet heís from Delaware.
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