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Old 04-02-2018, 09:15 PM   #1
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Well Crap!

Iíve had this coach (2017 hurricane) for 11 months and a coachman 2 years before that.
Every time Iíve had the cane out and return I take it in for warranty work as soon a I return. This past trip was no exception.
Minor things wrong:
Outdoor kitchen sink leaking
Horrible sewer smell when driving after flush
And cable hook up has 110 ac volt on it shocking me when I try to hookup and not receiving channels.
All typical deals within my 1st years ownership.
The CRAP part is: when leaving to take it in to the shop I cut a turn short in my country drive way and ran over a stump with the passenger side that was taller than the bottom trim and 2 of the basement bins. 100% my fault and 100% bonehead mistake. Expensive training.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:37 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the damage. Sounds like its time to rent a stump grinder.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:14 PM   #3
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Well that sucks

Sorry to hear about that. It has happened to many more of us than would admit...
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:05 PM   #4
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Ouch!
I'm sorry to hear that your rig still hasn't been brought up to your level of standards.
...And doubly-sorry to hear that it took some damage!
Good luck on both fronts!
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:45 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about the damage. Sounds like its time to rent a stump grinder.
My wife's been after me to take care of those stumps and I keep telling her that it would cost $ and time to remove them that time will take care of them and we can drive around.........I'll bet the stump grinder and my labor would have been cheaper than the damage fix and even after I fix the damage, those stumps will still be there!

Point taken.....researching the stump grinder
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:44 AM   #6
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I had the same problem a few years ago. I ended up burning them out. They smoldered for a couple weeks but cost less than grinding. A Black Oak took two months of adding charcoal.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:29 AM   #7
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Drill holes in the top of the stumps and dump used motor oil on them over a few days, then dump some diesel fuel on them and set on fire.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:09 AM   #8
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Drill holes in the top of the stumps and dump used motor oil on them over a few days, then dump some diesel fuel on them and set on fire.
You know..... Using Stump Powder and a long fuse.... is a whole lot more fun...
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:46 PM   #9
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I agree!

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Old 04-03-2018, 02:06 PM   #10
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Ouch!! We have a friend who was pulling out of his driveway headed on a long trip with his 5th wheel, caught the back end of it on his fence, and torn the whole back cap off. My husband once pulled away from a stone wall cutting it a little too sharply and the tail corner scraped the wall about 3 feet. It was a noise I will never forget. lol It happens to the best of us!

Stump grinders can be rented pretty inexpensively and you can get your frustrations out on that stump with that large and loud piece of machinery.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:35 PM   #11
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Blackjeepjk - I beat your Dumb by one. Brand new 38' entering country driveway after picking up from dealer - 50 miles. Turned into RV drive just like I did for years with previous 33' "A" and promptly came to a stop with rear jammed into fence post.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:30 PM   #12
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We have a 2017 Ace and the same situation , every time we use it we have to take it in for warranty repair issues.
Two things you said caught my attention: sewer smell - same issue, our saniflush was installed backwards so didn't work, had to take it out, behind bathroom cabinet wall and replace in correct position- now works.
Cable issue- in the Ace the TVs are Seiki model- finally told by service department these TVs are not "cable ready" and will not work with cable unless a cable box is installed.
We are totally frustrated with Thor Ace although love our unit floorplan and ease of camp life. Still trying to figure out what to do with Thor and MHSRV as far as frustration regarding continual warranty repairs
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:35 PM   #13
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This has completely become a "Misery loves company" thread...
I've got one to throw on the pile...

My Dad gave me the chore of driving his rig back home, after having new tires put on it.
(This is 30 years ago...)
The FIRST curb that I have to negotiate it: I drive right up and over!
With Dad following me!
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:27 PM   #14
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In the category of, 'it happens more than you might think', shortly after we acquired our former 41 foot DP, I cut a turn short, and nailed a cargo door on a post. Needless to say the post was undamaged, my brand new motorhome, was quite damaged. I was sick about it, and refused to even use the coach until I had it fixed. I only did that one time, that experience very quickly taught me where I could fit and how to plan turns into tight spaces.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:28 PM   #15
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Speaking of ďmisery loves companyĒ this thread may actually be giving me some therapeutic relief. At least Iím not the only one to have done it!
Thanks to all for being lighthearted and easy on me.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:40 PM   #16
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You see: we've ALL been there!
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:44 AM   #17
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Deuce, some of the Seikis do work with cable. I had a coax issue in my 2017 ACE 30.3. Once we finally tracked that problem down and fixed it and I got to an RV Park with cable, to my surprise, the Seiki worked fine. It seems to be the luck of the draw. I'm assuming some purchasing agent at Thor bought a few thousand TVs from the lowest bidder (Seiki) and didn't realize until the complaints started coming in that they had bought sets without the QAM tuners.
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:30 AM   #18
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:58 PM   #19
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That's one smart little kid!
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