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Old 09-09-2017, 04:46 AM   #21
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:21 AM   #22
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No engine AC on new Vegas

At 3000 miles the engine Air-conditioner is blowing ambient air while in the full cold position. Pulling the compressor fuse and putting it back in changes the engine sound but not the usual audible click of the compressor clutch engaging.

Already having problems with my local Ford dealer and my unit has not even been in their shop yet. Seems their scheduler failed to mention that the dealer needs two days just to look at it, so a wasted drive. That and their service writer went into full "Not My Problem" mode from the git-go.

So please tell me where is the line between Ford and Thor on the engine AC. I've read where just the compressor is Ford. I would think they would deliver a "cutaway" chassis with a working air-conditioner: compressor, evaporation coil, condenser coil and the other bits to control those parts. Presumably, Thor just adds ductwork and switches... yes?
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:56 AM   #23
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On reading other threads, it seems Thor buys the cutaway chassis with only the compressor, the bracket and appropriate belt. The other parts are supplied by, no kidding, Acme Air Conditioning Parts, assembled by Thor. At least yours is blowing something. My very new '18 Axis, 350 miles after delivery, has no dash air, no blower, no recirculator and NO CAMERAS! Huh? CW has had it for a month. They want it to be Ford's problem. Yeah, my Axis getting Thor.
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Old 06-22-2020, 06:04 PM   #24
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On reading other threads, it seems Thor buys the cutaway chassis with only the compressor, the bracket and appropriate belt. The other parts are supplied by, no kidding, Acme Air Conditioning Parts, assembled by Thor. At least yours is blowing something. My very new '18 Axis, 350 miles after delivery, has no dash air, no blower, no recirculator and NO CAMERAS! Huh? CW has had it for a month. They want it to be Ford's problem. Yeah, my Axis getting Thor.
Thor MC plant 750 dash air conditioner parts are supplied by EVANS Tempcon. Please investigate any RV dealership BEFORE purchasing any RV, while most are reliable, there are a few that are in business to sell RV and not to repair them. I am fortunate to have three independent RV repair shops in the San Antonio area. The going labor is $130 an hour with the techs making $60 per hour. The good news is, if the parts are in stock, you drop the coach by at 7:30 in the morning and it is ready that afternoon. When my coach was sideswiped, it took Iron Horse RV only 8 days to repair and paint the $11,000+ damage. That included the time for Thor MC to ship the parts.
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Old 06-22-2020, 06:18 PM   #25
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On reading other threads, it seems Thor buys the cutaway chassis with only the compressor, the bracket and appropriate belt. The other parts are supplied by, no kidding, Acme Air Conditioning Parts, assembled by Thor. At least yours is blowing something. My very new '18 Axis, 350 miles after delivery, has no dash air, no blower, no recirculator and NO CAMERAS! Huh? CW has had it for a month. They want it to be Ford's problem. Yeah, my Axis getting Thor.
Acme? The same guys who supply the Bombs to Wiley Coyote?
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Old 10-15-2020, 02:07 AM   #26
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Golf,
I have read your story with a lot of interest. We have a 2017 Axis 25.5 that has been experiencing intermittent operation of the dash a/c. We've had it to our local A/C shop where they appear to have been quite diligent and we leave the shop with the A/C working well, but then we are still experiencing problems when on the road. Have you had any issues with the A/C after the chaffed line was repaired back in 2017?



I also wanted to share a story that occurred on our recent outing. When we pulled into a South Carolina welcome center, we spotted another Axis in the parking lot and pulled up along side them. I chit-chatted the owner and asked him how he like his rig. He told me that he loved his 2020 24.1, but that the dash A/C was only working some of the time. He told me that the A/C stops when the "condensate does not drain".


Is this guy pulling my leg or is there some type of design flaw that results in the dash A/C working only intermittently?



Thanks in advance,


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