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Old 09-14-2020, 11:18 PM   #1
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Smile Picking up 2020 Challenger 37 FH soon

New to Thor family but not new to RV'ing. Started with bumper pull, then 5th wheel 4 years ago and now a class "A". We are looking forward to many more years exploring this great country.

Look forward to sharing on this forum as much as we have on Forest River forum.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:17 AM   #2
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Welcome to our virtual RV Park. Please note that there are no quiet hours, and small kids and dog's may run free!
Congratulations on your latest RV: I hope that it brings you lots of miles & smiles!
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:17 AM   #3
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2020 Batteries

And 2020 Tires
Identical tires with close manufacturing dates. Week of the year and year are on tire. Make them show you.
Batteries are also dated.

After a 30-40 mile test drive stop and turn steering wheel left or right all the way, get out and examine the front tiresí treads. Anything but perfect wear and have them get it aligned.

No reason for the water pump to make so much noise They can fix that

The wires plied up behind the electrical panel are usually ridiculous Here is a picture of a good one

There will be some more issues but 2020 is 2020. Tires and batteries too.
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Old 09-15-2020, 11:48 AM   #4
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:46 PM   #5
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:11 PM   #6
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Picked it up

Took delivery on the new coach yesterday. Looking forward to many miles of enjoying this great country.
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:14 PM   #7
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Congratulations! I hope that it beings you countless "Miles & Smiles"!
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:34 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum, congrats and enjoy the journey.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. There are many current and previous Challenger owners here so an answer shouldn't be too far in the future.

Again, welcome and enjoy.
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:37 AM   #9
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Old 09-27-2020, 09:18 PM   #10
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Congratulations and enjoy!!
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Old 09-30-2020, 07:39 PM   #11
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thor 37 fh 2020

i have the exact same rig model and color. So far a few bumps with hot water heater and jacks but otherwise very enjoyable. Congrats
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:26 PM   #12
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Same coach as yours but 2019,fulltime 2 years great coach up and down east coast winters in Florida.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:11 PM   #13
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Maiden trip

Just started our first trip. Everything seems to be going great after a slow start. The dinette slide seemed to get out of time and required some effort (extend/retract) to get it to play nicely . Did make a trip to dealer just to make sure it was ok (extra 35 mile round trip).

First day turned out great but long after the 3 hour delay in starting. This morning after a good nights rest all is well in God's world. Today is a day to enjoy the great grand-daughters and clean love bugs from the front of coach.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:15 PM   #14
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:49 PM   #15
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Had the same thing with my slide,lift the inside rubber seal along the bottom of the dinette slide clean out any junk and make sure rollers are free. My problem was the rear corner of slide would slow or stop and start to miss align just once in awhile then got worse until I had to push while closing slide for first couple of inches then it was fine rest of way. Cleaned and just a small shot of lube on rear roller under dinette,haven't had problem since. Also try leveling manually with level on front table pole plate in floor between driver and passenger seats, I use phone app, Camper Leveler -Free Edition, lay phone on floor plate it shows front rear and side with picture, inches,and color,real time.
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Old 10-08-2020, 12:45 PM   #16
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Couple of issues

On our maiden trip with the Challenger 37FH a couple of issues have arose. One issue was the auto transfer switch decided to fail. At 5:30 one morning we lost shore electrical power. Too early to start generator in rv park so sat with battery power until later in morning. Generator worked fine and Thor overnighted a new Auto Transfer Switch. Installed it last evening and so far all is well. Hope this one doesn't decide on a short life span.

My other issue is loss of engine power. On occasion the engine seems to not be getting fuel. The engine never dies but loses rpm and surges s few times before it will pick up and run great. Between Columbus, Oh and Berlin, Oh it did this several times. Then the next day driving between Berlin, Oh and just north of Pittsburg it didn't do it at all. Have spoke to Ford help and tried to find a Ford dealer to have it checked out and appointments are a week out at best and several miles from my location. One Ford tech suggested to verify grounds to chassis for fuel pump. My question is has anyone with a V-10 Ford experenced anything like this?

I sure don't like the way the hand rail was mounted in the entry way. The two screws into the floor lasted about a day and now I am looking for longer screws to anchor it to the floor. In the picture the sawdust is from the screws eating the floor. Can't believe they would design a handrail anchored with 1 inch screws. Otherwise it will remain useless.

Considering the whole trip I think it is going quite well and we are enjoying family and the fall colors.
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Old 10-08-2020, 12:53 PM   #17
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Thanks for posting about how the shakedown cruise went.
Sorry to hear that there were some issues that popped up. It seems as if you've already got control of them.
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Old 10-08-2020, 02:11 PM   #18
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Also sorry to hear you are having problems,hang in there it will be worth it. Have you run your heater yet,the reason I ask is first couple of times I ran the heater it blew sawdust all around that floor vent and looked exactly like your picture.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:12 PM   #19
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I have a 37FH as well. In fact, it is even the same color as yours...(thumbs up).

The screws on my handrail also came loose but I was able to tighten them without issues. I had saw dust on my floor too, but they came up from the vent when I turned on the heater.

I love my 37FH and I think you will enjoy it as well...once you get some of the kinks out. That's part of RVing...haha.
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I got my 37 fh in august. A few glitches but overall a good rig.
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