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Old 01-04-2021, 04:26 PM   #1781
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Hello Experienced Thor owners!
Happy New Year!
I understand my Thor Compass (2017) is compatible with shore power 30 amp.
What happens when a park advertises power is 50 amp?
Do I need an adapter of come kind?
Forgive my ignorance.
Jane
50amp to 30amp RV Dogbone adapter
https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Heavy...ace-2342880709
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:58 PM   #1782
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Also, I canít remember ever being at a site that ONLY had 50A service. I would expect there will be a 30A outlet there as well and you should use that if itís available.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:36 PM   #1783
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Hi Pete's MH
I have only run into one R V Campground that only offered 50 amp service at Loretta Lynn's R V Campground in Tennessee which was in the summer of 2019. At check in they told me all of their sites were 50 amp and since I had 30 amp, they offered to either rent me a 50 to 30 dog bone for $4.00 per day or I could buy a brand new adapter from them. I always carry a 50 to 30 dog bone just in case the 30 amp at the pedestal is faulty or not working.
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:58 AM   #1784
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Hi Pete's MH
I have only run into one R V Campground that only offered 50 amp service at Loretta Lynn's R V Campground in Tennessee which was in the summer of 2019. At check in they told me all of their sites were 50 amp and since I had 30 amp, they offered to either rent me a 50 to 30 dog bone for $4.00 per day or I could buy a brand new adapter from them. I always carry a 50 to 30 dog bone just in case the 30 amp at the pedestal is faulty or not working.
Paul


Good to know. I carry a surprising array of adapters so I can run on just about anything!
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:06 PM   #1785
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You can easily add a disconnect device but it wonít be entirely effective. The batteries will still self discharge over a period of 3 or 4 weeks. I got tired of it too and installed an 80W solar panel with a Trik L Start on the chassis battery. So far, even with the gray Indiana winter itís keeping all 3 of my batteries topped up. One of the best mods Iíve done .
Not sure if one of these devices would help prevent drain on the House batteries.

https://www.prioritystart.com/Batter...tallation.html
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:32 PM   #1786
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I think it is in the hidden config menu on the RVMaster app on the control panel. Here is how you get into it...

Click the "GENERAL SETTINGS" title bar 5 times fast. It does not look like a button. It is a hidden configuration menu.
This worked perfectly. The only little hump I had was that at the end of the config steps it asked me for the coach serial number (which is NOT the vin). However, I logged onto the Thor owners section of their website and the first line was the Coach ID. I typed this in and was able to save my changes. You were right about the generator taking slightly longer to start. Might be allowing time for glow plugs on a diesel generator to heat the fuel. In anycase, it's now time to go and mess with something else!
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:13 AM   #1787
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Hi Pete's MH
I have only run into one R V Campground that only offered 50 amp service at Loretta Lynn's R V Campground in Tennessee which was in the summer of 2019. At check in they told me all of their sites were 50 amp and since I had 30 amp, they offered to either rent me a 50 to 30 dog bone for $4.00 per day or I could buy a brand new adapter from them. I always carry a 50 to 30 dog bone just in case the 30 amp at the pedestal is faulty or not working.
Paul


Interesting that not a week after this exchange we came upon a park with only 50A connections while making reservations for our snowbird trip!
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:03 PM   #1788
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Huh! Glad I bought the adapter. Thanks again!
Jane
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Old 01-19-2021, 05:19 PM   #1789
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Bent Black Tank Valve Handle

Black tank valve was hard to operate and the valve handle (aluminum shaft) bent while trying to force it closed. Does anyone have experience in changing the shaft? Seems straight forward enough and replacement parts are readily available on Amazon. However, I am have trouble getting the bent shaft off. I think it screws onto a cable that is inside a sheath from the valve compartment to the valve. Trying to turn the shaft causes the cable to rotate inside the sheath.

Also, do the valves need to be lubricated at intervals?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-19-2021, 05:33 PM   #1790
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I found this miserable placement upon taking delivery, I used two Camco extensions and now the outlet rests just inside of the compartment for easy access. the last extension I used had a second gate valve as a back up the thor provided one that leaked. So summary I used to Camco extension and brought it out to a more comfortable placement to the front. The last gate valve extension had both the swivel and a flushing component to it.

Part like this and all those in the Camco family of parts works.

https://www.amazon.ca/Camco-Adapter-...motive&sr=1-21

Here is my video on showing the 90 deg elbow in place, I then added the straight connector with gatevalve with flush onto the part shown

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Old 01-19-2021, 07:35 PM   #1791
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Black tank valve was hard to operate and the valve handle (aluminum shaft) bent while trying to force it closed. Does anyone have experience in changing the shaft? Seems straight forward enough and replacement parts are readily available on Amazon. However, I am have trouble getting the bent shaft off. I think it screws onto a cable that is inside a sheath from the valve compartment to the valve. Trying to turn the shaft causes the cable to rotate inside the sheath.

Also, do the valves need to be lubricated at intervals?

Thanks in advance!

No experience with bent handle. Recall reading on this site that annually pouring a 1/2 cup of mineral oil down (toilet for black tank and kitchen drain for gray) ends up lubricating respective seals and valves. Nancy
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:46 PM   #1792
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Black tank valve was hard to operate and the valve handle (aluminum shaft) bent while trying to force it closed. Does anyone have experience in changing the shaft? Seems straight forward enough and replacement parts are readily available on Amazon. However, I am have trouble getting the bent shaft off. I think it screws onto a cable that is inside a sheath from the valve compartment to the valve. Trying to turn the shaft causes the cable to rotate inside the sheath.

Also, do the valves need to be lubricated at intervals?

Thanks in advance!
Which type of valve do you have, handle connected to a cable or just a valve.

Mine was stuck, ended up being the cable was to long and tied up in a loop.

Here is a link to replacing the type with a cable.

Make sure you flush out the black tank first.

Shaft cannot be replaced have to replace the valve.

https://youtu.be/x80lafOhfMI
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File Type: pdf Cable-Valve-Instllation-Instruction.pdf (1.23 MB, 2 views)
File Type: pdf TC016-1N_Installation-Instructions.pdf (2.87 MB, 2 views)
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:52 PM   #1793
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If the handle is bent, you have to replace the entire valve. It is a simple(but messy) job. Make sure the tank is empty. Have a pan/bucket handy and a few towels handy. Gloves and eye protection are strongly recommended. You can check out YouTube on how the valve comes off.

Paul
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