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Old 04-25-2021, 01:28 AM   #1
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Ductwork going nowhere!

Getting ready to leave on a 5 day trip I checked the oil, and went to check electrolyte level in the chassis battery. It wasn't my first time in the area but I guess I just didn't notice this before. I have a 24.1 Vegas 2014.
I found two ducts in the open area behind the right headlight assembly. The end of one duct is attached to the bottom of what appears to be the passenger foot area below the dash. The other end is just coiled there next to the battery behind the headlight assy. wide open.
The other duct seems to be attached behind the battery on one end and coiled on the other duct in the same area also not attached to anything. I can't see where this one is attached.
I have looked all around the engine compartment, above under the dash, and anywhere else I could see into. I cannot find where they should go (if anywhere).
Would someone take a look at their coach and maybe help me solve this? Again it's a 24.1 Vegas 2014. TIA. Ed

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Old 04-25-2021, 01:32 AM   #2
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A picture or two would help...
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Old 04-25-2021, 02:02 AM   #3
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I have a picture of the ducts- I pulled out the unattached ends. I would post it if I knew how. But it really doesn't tell much except how far they can be stretched.
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Old 04-25-2021, 02:29 AM   #4
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2017 Axis Ducts

Don't know if this helps. Some pics from our recent duct un-hook / re-hook for battery change-out. Could be they were left unhooked in error?
If they are just unhooked from the front duct mountings in front of the radiator ... and you re-install them ... be sure they do not go directly over the battery, touching he terminals ... 'cos they can rub on the terminals, expose the metal spring in the duct and short the battery.
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Old 04-25-2021, 03:12 PM   #5
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Terry; Thank you for the pictures. They DEFINITELY show me where the (DUH) ducts are supposed to go. I had to lean on those holes to access the battery and to find those ducts. Your pics show actual fittings that they attach to with hose clamps. I just have two holes- but the ducts fit in them and I don't think they will come out on their own.
Thanks for the heads-up regarding the battery terminals. There was enough slack in the ducts to route them around the battery.
Thanks again. Ed
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Old 04-25-2021, 03:36 PM   #7
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Terry; Thank you for the pictures. They DEFINITELY show me where the (DUH) ducts are supposed to go. I had to lean on those holes to access the battery and to find those ducts. Your pics show actual fittings that they attach to with hose clamps. I just have two holes- but the ducts fit in them and I don't think they will come out on their own.
Thanks for the heads-up regarding the battery terminals. There was enough slack in the ducts to route them around the battery.
Thanks again. Ed
Based on the way you described your situation...it sounds like the plastic sleeves that the hoses attach to with clamps are MIA.
you can call a Thor dealer/parts department to see if they can order you two.
or
one way to fabricate is to run the hoses thru, like you say...then put a clamp around the end of the hose on both top and underneath. Otherwise they may pull out over time.
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Old 04-25-2021, 03:56 PM   #8
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The forum has answers!
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/sh...97&postcount=2
These Duct fittings may fit your need
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:32 AM   #9
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Terry; Thank you for the pictures. They DEFINITELY show me where the (DUH) ducts are supposed to go. I had to lean on those holes to access the battery and to find those ducts. Your pics show actual fittings that they attach to with hose clamps. I just have two holes- but the ducts fit in them and I don't think they will come out on their own.

Thanks for the heads-up regarding the battery terminals. There was enough slack in the ducts to route them around the battery.

Thanks again. Ed


On my 2016 24.1 if you turn your front wheels all the way to the right you will gain access to the 4 or 5 screws that hold the black plastic wheel well cover on... Pull that panel off and the duct connection point is right in the open for easy access to reconnect.... This is how I changed my Chassis battery a few years ago and noticed the hoses going into the passenger side firewall area....
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:36 AM   #10
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Hi everyone I checked my 25.6 access under the passenger dash and factory closed it off with wood and another piece on top of wood..under the thin piece is a black mat..is the battery under this area? Did you have to break open your access?

Also where is the oil fill cap?
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Old 05-02-2021, 04:24 AM   #14
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I have the same hose configuration. Mine are attached correctly at the front but I canít tell where they go as they disappear back into the MH. Looking at all the pics posted, I still canít tell where the other ends go. Where is this air being directed to?
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