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Old 05-09-2017, 02:38 AM   #1
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Hello! I have a Thor Axis 25.2 & have traveled all over. I need to vent. I love everything about it, but for one item.

I do not understand the logic of putting a nonfunctional windshield wiper control on the column. That is my only gripe about my Thor.

I toured the Elkhart plant & no one could explain it to me.

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Old 05-09-2017, 03:23 AM   #2
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Hello! I have a Thor Axis 25.2 & have traveled all over. I need to vent. I love everything about it, but for one item.

I do not understand the logic of putting a nonfunctional windshield wiper control on the column. That is my only gripe about my Thor.

I toured the Elkhart plant & no one could explain it to me.

Marc Strickland
Florida
That's the way the chassis leaves Ford for use on a truck. Thor has to install a bigger motor to operate the windshield wipers on such a large windshield. The stock motor could not handle the bigger wipers and winshield hence separate control to operate it.
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:30 AM   #3
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That's the way the chassis leaves Ford for use on a truck. Thor has to install a bigger motor to operate the windshield wipers on such a large windshield. The stock motor could not handle the bigger wipers and winshield hence separate control to operate it.


Thank you. Now I know. Strange they did bot tell me when I bought it or at the factory.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:30 AM   #4
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That makes perfect sense. I had to use my wipers a lot over the last week and I really came to appreciate the way the control is designed and operates. The only complaint that I have is the positioning, the long reach to get to it and the lowness of it.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:32 AM   #5
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That makes perfect sense. I had to use my wipers a lot over the last week and I really came to appreciate the way the control is designed and operates. The only complaint that I have is the positioning, the long reach to get to it and the lowness of it.


I agree. I have not been able to do it without glancing over and I do not like taking my eyes off the road. Thank you for the feedback.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:28 PM   #6
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Some of the early Axis/Vegas units do not have a wiper control on the steering column (apparently at one point that may have been available from Ford). I'm pretty sure ours is one; haven't looked in a while.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:26 AM   #7
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Welcome Marc!
You are correct that it is goofy, and awkward. Keep a coat of RainX on the windshield, and you won't be turning the wipers on as often. Simple, but very effective.
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Welcome Marc!
You are correct that it is goofy, and awkward. Keep a coat of RainX on the windshield, and you won't be turning the wipers on as often. Simple, but very effective.


Thanks for the tip.
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