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Old 10-21-2019, 02:42 PM   #1
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Exterior Wall Rot

This morning I walked outside to find the end cap had fallen off the bottom of my class C front wall. On closer examination, the plywood had completely delaminated. It really looks like Thor saved some money by using interior grade plywood. What to do? My 1 yr warranty is expired. How do I prevent further rotting?
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:01 PM   #2
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Call Thor and see if you can force a fix if your warranty isn't too expired. This is/was a known issue and many had them repaired with approval. Lots of threads here on how others did a DIY with pressing glue and adhesives in there and using clamps, etc. But...call Thor first.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:29 PM   #3
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I agree... it can't hurt to try, and it could save you a lot of money and elbow grease...
Good luck!
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:24 PM   #4
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I suggest that you remove the upholstered panels covering these wing walls on the inside for a look-see.... to see if it's just an edge condition or throughout
On mine the buttons are simple snaps with matching upholstery wrap, so they just snap off...pry off with a screwdriver...to reveal a screw zip out the few screws and it comes right off.
I had a leak from above..on the roof...that caused mine to do this. My whole wall wasn't gone but there was rather large rotted areas in it. Surprised me too because I never smelled any musty or damp odors at all...and i feel sure it was rotting since before I even bought the thing.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion. Thor team contacted me. Repair is under consideration. That's a great start!
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:04 PM   #6
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Could you point me to the DIY thread ? I have the same issue 5 months out of warranty. 2018 Four Winds 31 Y. Thanks in advance
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Is the structural warranty expired? That part of the warranty is normally one or two years longer than the normal warranty.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:12 PM   #8
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Hi thanks for the quick reply. It is a 2018 Four Winds 31y
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:43 PM   #9
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I have a 2017 31w that had the same rotting issue. The fine staff at Thor repaired it even out of warranty.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:01 AM   #10
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Could you point me to the DIY thread ? I have the same issue 5 months out of warranty. 2018 Four Winds 31 Y. Thanks in advance
Thor honored the warranty request and my local dealer replaced both walls. Though Thor was originally only suggesting 8 hrs labor, I was fortunate as a Thor team was visiting my dealer and clearly saw that the job required 16 hrs labor, and they covered the entire job.
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