Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Community Forums > Introduce Yourself | Say Hello
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2020, 03:32 AM   #1
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oregon
Posts: 42
THOR #20539
Hello from Hillsboro OR

Just picked up a 2018 THOR Citation 24SJ Summit Package from Johnson RV...its beautiful and we cannot wait to get mobile!...were still in orientation mode so Im finding the forum notes compelling reading (but who created the Forum format?its crazy!)...so, first observation, while off shore power, the house battery went down to 10v while running the fridge on LP for just over 6 hours...the LP generator wouldnt start...is that normal?...I bet I have more puzzles to solve in these early days...cheers, Ian
__________________

__________________
Harmsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 09:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Missouri
Posts: 1,346
THOR #6903
Welcome
Sounds like battery checkup is in order
__________________

__________________
lwmcguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 11:28 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
coachray's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Quantum RQ29
State: Ohio
Posts: 843
THOR #13648
Welcome to the forum. Sometimes it takes several tries for the generator to start.
__________________
coachray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 11:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Freedom Elite 29fe
State: Florida
Posts: 699
THOR #4656
Click image for larger version

Name:	New motorhome owners workshop.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	84.8 KB
ID:	26150
__________________
Making a smooth transition to senility for over 70 years

2017 Freedom Elite 29fe
2015 Jeep Wrangler Toad
nosticks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 11:43 AM   #5
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 19,687
THOR #8860




If the battery (or is it batteries?) couldn't hold a charge for that length of time: there's something going on with them.
Can you check the water levels in them? It's possible that they've never been topped-off...
Good luck!
__________________
"There's someone in my head; but it's not me.""
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 01:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Siesta 24SS
State: California
Posts: 1,292
THOR #12698
Hi Harmsy

Welcome to the forum. With your Thor Citation you said you have the Summit Package and are having an issue with the coach batteries dipping down in voltage after 6 hrs of frige use. The summit package comes with a 100 amp solar coach battery charging system and should help keep those coach batteries from draining so quickly. I would start at the coach batteries first. They should be tested under load and most auto shops(Pep Boys, Auto Zone. NAPA) will test them for free. Most probably they need to be replaced. I have a 2018 Thor Siesta 24SS with the summit package. I had to change out my house batteries(which are under the steps at the entry door) this past December 2019. I bought my motor home brand new in March 2018. The factory batteries were dated 2017. I purchased two replacement deep cycle marine batteries as replacements. I am also sending you a pm with the details.

Paul
__________________
paulwadley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 02:49 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
pmorris92223's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: California
Posts: 341
THOR #13710
We had to replace the house batteries in our 2020 Vegas 24.1 after 1 week. The dealer replaced them under warranty. They sit around on the lot for months with vampire voltage drain and no maintenance and you the customer end up with dead or dying batteries .
__________________
pmorris92223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 02:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
pmorris92223's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: California
Posts: 341
THOR #13710
We lived in Hillsboro OR for about 7 years.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmorris92223 View Post
We had to replace the house batteries in our 2020 Vegas 24.1 after 1 week. The dealer replaced them under warranty. They sit around on the lot for months with vampire voltage drain and no maintenance and you the customer end up with dead or dying batteries .
__________________
pmorris92223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 03:38 AM   #9
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oregon
Posts: 42
THOR #20539
Tried to send you a ‘thank you’ but the forum process wouldn’t let me...anyway, thx...took it in for a battery check and some other snag list items today...cheers, Ian
__________________
Harmsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 11:35 AM   #10
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 19,687
THOR #8860
Good luck!
__________________
"There's someone in my head; but it's not me.""
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 04:08 AM   #11
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oregon
Posts: 42
THOR #20539
Nearly ready for our inaugural trip...we're off to Central Oregon on Monday...we've had 8 of the 12 issues sorted and have parts ordered for the other 4...but I have discovered 2 new issues tonight...reminder: it's a 2018 THOR Citation 24SJ...��
1) quick connect for the BBQ doesn't have any LP at the connector any ideas?...��...and yes, the main valve is 'on'...��
2) when running the A/C, the 'condensate' runs off the roof from the A/C unit but ends up dripping over the door aperture by the awning...where is it supposed to drain?...��
__________________
Harmsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 11:14 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Freedom Elite 29fe
State: Florida
Posts: 699
THOR #4656
Propane for BBQ has a shut off located at the point you insert the hose.
A/C has no drain. Depends on how you level your coach to direct run off.
__________________
Making a smooth transition to senility for over 70 years

2017 Freedom Elite 29fe
2015 Jeep Wrangler Toad
nosticks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 02:00 PM   #13
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oregon
Posts: 42
THOR #20539
Thanks Nosticks!...��...found the tap/switch at the connector but it didn’t help...maybe I will clamber underneath and see if it’s corroded or something...the quick connector did need some WD40 to loosen that up....and correct on the level for the condensate run off...cheers and thx.
__________________
Harmsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 02:25 PM   #14
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 19,687
THOR #8860
Have a safe and fun shakedown cruise!
__________________
"There's someone in my head; but it's not me.""
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2020, 02:16 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Siesta 24SS
State: California
Posts: 1,292
THOR #12698
If the propane line has never been used before, it may take a couple of tries before the propane flows through the long hose. You have to purge the air out.

Paul
__________________
paulwadley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2020, 02:25 PM   #16
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 19,687
THOR #8860
What Paul said...
We started by running the stove and refrigerator... and then crossed our fingers!
__________________
"There's someone in my head; but it's not me.""
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 03:42 AM   #17
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Oregon
Posts: 42
THOR #20539
Thanks Paul and Bob for the further thoughts...I connected the bbq hose at the quick connector again today...it may have been easier to light today than yesterday so therefore air being in the pipe could be the issue..,how much longer do you think I should run it?...maybe 10 more minutes?...what is the block that the quick fit Is connected too?...there’s an ‘in and out’ plus another port with a plug in it...a regulator of some kind?…
I just love this forum....thanks all!
__________________

__________________
Harmsy 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 08:30 AM.


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