Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-16-2018, 03:19 AM   #1
Member
 
Chammock's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.4
State: Texas
Posts: 69
THOR #11738
ACE Hood

OK first let me say that I am a handy sort of guy, I can change a light blub. That being said I cannot seem to open the hood on my 2018 ACE, just wanted to look to make sure there is an engine in there. Turned the locks but still won't open, what am I doing or not doing?
Thanks
__________________

__________________
Chammock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 03:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
bruno1950's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E. 30.2
State: Ohio
Posts: 103
THOR #8054
The hinges can be pretty stiff the first time you open it. I had to use a little force on my ACE until I was able to open it and spray some lube on them.
__________________

__________________
bruno1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 09:36 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
State: Missouri
Posts: 423
THOR #5437
Pull the hood towards you using the finger grips on the lock. Then you have to pull the hood out and up. Once open spray to make it easier next time.
__________________
S.O.B.
Retired and never looked back
be happy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 11:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Miramar Owner's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Miramar 34.4
State: Iowa
Posts: 664
THOR #4488
Can you tell for sure the locks are releasing and not just rotating the mechanism. On my Miramar, the first time I opened the hood, I found them so loose I was just turning the keyhole. I got them open by pushing on the hood to release the tension. I then tightened the nut on the back side of the lock and I lubricated the hinges with some silicone lubricant.
__________________
Miramar Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 12:17 PM   #5
lug
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 32.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 85
THOR #11442
These locks can hang up like mine used to do. Try one side first then the other side. Both of mine turn counter-clockwise to open. Should you need to adjust the locks you need two 11/16 open end wrenches, or one 11/16 wrench and one 5/16 open end wrench.
__________________
lug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 07:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Virginia
Posts: 315
THOR #7607
Try pushing down to be sure the lock can turn all the way to the counter clockwise position, on both sides.
The hood comes out just a little then slides upward. It can be stiff.
__________________
ComputerChips
ComputerChips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 07:51 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 29.3
State: Alaska
Posts: 23
THOR #6077
Ace Hood

Mine became almost impossible to open and when I did get it open with some pretty serious force, I found it was way out of alignment as the bolts on one side were very loose. It took several attempts to get it back in alignment, but now I open it regularly and check on the tightness.
__________________
naturescott49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 11:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Cason61's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 34F
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 628
THOR #8432
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruno1950 View Post
The hinges can be pretty stiff the first time you open it. I had to use a little force on my ACE until I was able to open it and spray some lube on them.
Yeah, better believe they are stiff. WD-40 them when they get loose, ditto the hinges on the side too. Since you are there now, take a look at the oil, trans, power steering, anti-freeze and brake fluid sticks, location of the C/B panel, the 100 amp (?) C/B and the battery if yours is like mine off to one side & which has metric size clamps, not SAE. (10MM). PITA to get the locks lined up with the slots and locked in place. Least then you'll know where they are, which the dealer should have shown you but...
__________________

__________________
Cason61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 08:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×