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Old 09-04-2021, 11:15 PM   #1
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Excited to be new Thor owner!

We are picking up our 2022 Challenger 36FA on Wednesday! We are new to Thor and this is our first Class A. We are super excited
We had a Prizm 24g (class C).
Any hints or pointers for a newbe to Class A would be appreciated

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Old 09-04-2021, 11:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. We had a Challenger 37ND for 5 years. Pre plan your fuel stops. Challenger is not easy to maneuver in tight stations and that rear fuel fill sucks.
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Old 09-05-2021, 01:36 AM   #3
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Why does the rear fuel fill sucks. Seems it would be a better location (either side of the pump)
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Old 09-05-2021, 01:40 AM   #4
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:27 AM   #5
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Why does the rear fuel fill sucks. Seems it would be a better location (either side of the pump)
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.
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Old 09-05-2021, 10:45 AM   #6
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Old 09-05-2021, 10:49 AM   #7
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We are picking up our 2022 Challenger 36FA on Wednesday! We are new to Thor and this is our first Class A. We are super excited
We had a Prizm 24g (class C).
Any hints or pointers for a newbie to Class A would be appreciated
Nice rig. Good luck and happy travels. That said. I own a Class C so the only pointer I can give is to not get disheartened over some peoples comments, when it comes to forums of any kind, you will always get more negatives than positives.
Welcome to the forum also.
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Old 09-05-2021, 12:11 PM   #8
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Enjoy the road! Donít worry about the rear gas filler. Mine has same and works fine. You just have to know when to stop so that youíre positioned properly.
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Old 09-05-2021, 12:23 PM   #9
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Congratulation. Rear fuel fill is not a problem just a learning process.

My first time to fill up I got out to fill up twice before I finally pulled forward far enough. Now I got it figured out buy watching my rear view mirror.

I also survey the pump islands and plan my exit and then wait for the pump that works best for me.
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Old 09-05-2021, 12:44 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum. You have many new places to explore on the open road.


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Old 09-05-2021, 02:06 PM   #11
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Nice rig. Good luck and happy travels. That said. I own a Class C so the only pointer I can give is to not get disheartened over some peoples comments, when it comes to forums of any kind, you will always get more negatives than positives.
Welcome to the forum also.
Please enjoy. Life is Short.
Rear fill is fine
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:32 PM   #12
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Welcome and enjoy. 3yrs full-time 2019 challenger 37fh great coach, for gas stop turn on rear camera when you see pump nozzle stop .
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:38 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:48 PM   #14
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I'll bet it's starting to feel like Christmas Eve around your house...
Congratulations, and welcome to our campfire!
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Old 09-05-2021, 06:37 PM   #15
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Yes, Read all the info and view all the videos on the THOR owners page. Review how you setup the RV. Set brakes, set leveling jacks, then use the slideout.

The Class A jump from a Class C is a typical jump. you will love the 50 AMP service, Dual AC units. Leveling Jacks, Slide outs, big Bathroom and the extra room the Class A gives you.

The main thing is the seating and visibility you now get from the front row seats in the Class A are wonderful.
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Old 09-05-2021, 06:55 PM   #16
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check in all the nooks and crannys for all the extra screws they leave behind.i'm the second owner of a 2013 37kt challenger and 2 and a half years later still finding screws left there from the building process. just yesterday found one laying in the tray that holds the air filter box. in front of engine.
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:28 PM   #17
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Greetings Kevin... You will be an owner 2 days before ME ! I'll be picking up this Friday You will have more experience so now I have you to get advice from.....
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Old 09-05-2021, 11:29 PM   #18
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Congratulations new owners..wife and I started a numbered Google doc that we emailed thor and service center. Helped keep track of all fixes. Also added suggestions from the BEST forum in the world. Enjoy please do not let little things bother you ��
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Old 09-05-2021, 11:52 PM   #19
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The one thing nice about the rear fill is you block everything for 40 feet or so. I just plan the fill ups so I don't block everyone unless it's the only thing to do
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Old 09-07-2021, 03:20 PM   #20
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