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Old 11-29-2017, 07:20 PM   #1
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We are not new to the RV world, having a Rockwood 2604WS. BUT .... We just traded the travel trailer in for a slightly used 2017 Thor 31L, with 555 hours on the generator and only 3,500 miles on the unit. Unit is in great shape showing little signs of wear and tear. To say the least we are PUMPED!

Short range plans are a 'shakedown' cruise the beginning of December for a week at Salt Spring Campground in Ocala National Forest. Various other short trips around the SE. Now then, the long range plans are a cross continent trip, with Friends, from NE Florida to Alaska, beginning in May and ending when we both get back sometime in the fall.

Why yes you ask we are retired .....

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Old 11-29-2017, 11:03 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to our Merry Band!
How about some pictures of your rig?
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:18 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your coach and welcome to the forum!!! Hope you have lots of FUN!!!
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:40 AM   #5
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Congrats and welcome to the forum!
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:05 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your coach and your retirement. Welcome to the forum!

Your short range and long range plans sound great. Here's to many happy miles and many happy nights, and memorable adventures, memorable in a good way!

P.S. (I bet that generator has 55.5 hours, not 555!)
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:32 AM   #7
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Nope I checked the generator time again and the thing reads 555.7 hours. Got a feeling this one was bought right after one of the last 2 hurricanes. That generator would get a BUNCH of hours on it waiting for power to be restored.......ether that or the hour meter is a tad flaky
Shoot my 4500 watt stand alone generator ran for a week and a half total keeping the freezer and fridge and a light or two going after the storms.
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:19 AM   #8
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Nope I checked the generator time again and the thing reads 555.7 hours. Got a feeling this one was bought right after one of the last 2 hurricanes. That generator would get a BUNCH of hours on it waiting for power to be restored.......ether that or the hour meter is a tad flaky
Shoot my 4500 watt stand alone generator ran for a week and a half total keeping the freezer and fridge and a light or two going after the storms.
Now you know why I don't gamble! Unlikely, but possible that the meter is faulty. That many hours figures to about 3 weeks of constant running. Your hurricane theory is probably right.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:00 AM   #9
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Fluidone - congrats!!! I wouldn't worry much about the generator hours just make sure you do the routine maintenance. We use ours a LOT. Between dry camping 3 months per year and having 3 grandkids that travel almost all summer with us - lots of hours. Change the oil (air and oil filter at same time), use SeaFoam to keep carb clean, change the plugs and then the brushes - good to go. We carry a couple quarts of oil and new filters. I take a gallon water jug to catch drained oil, a few paper towels with plastic shopping bag to grab filter and I have a FloTool Measu-Funnel that I use to put the oil back in. Whole thing takes about 20-30 minutes and cost about $20. Drop off used oil at NAPA stores. Easy Peasy. Plugs are a little bit trickier but still only takes about 45 minutes and cost about $10. Brushes are a little trickier still but very doable, takes about 45 minutes and cost about $65.

Now get on out there and enjoy.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:09 AM   #10
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There was someone on here where there hour meter ran at like 10x speed.

Have you started the genny and watched the hour meter tick?
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:47 AM   #11
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Oh yes .... the genny runs well, starts with ease. I all ready did a full service on the onboard genny, I do most of the servicing and maintenance on a unit, if it needs special tools then it goes to a service center.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:39 AM   #12
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Happy Retirement! And, congrats on the (almost) new coach! We picked up our WS31 very gently used in April, loving it!
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