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Old 11-29-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Need Help, wipers & furnace this time

Yesterday we made a 100 mile trip to Palm Desert. Had some rain and snow. Wipers broke for the 2nd time and just barely got off the road with no accidents whith snow building up on the windshield. There was a 2 inch strip on the left side that I could peek thru. I've have had the need for wipers two times and both times they went into self destroy mode. The right blade takes a dive and gets stuck and the driver side goes up to the left piller and moves about two inches which is why I had a two inch line of site. Thank God no accident. The last time I was in warranty and the dealer replaced the mechanism but apparently not the solution. It must be a design/quality problem. Has anyone been able to strengthen the wiper mechanism by installing one off a truck or bus? I think what is happening that since the wiper arms and blades are so heavy the system can't handle the stresses.

2nd problem is the furnace. My louvers are in upside down and the seal around the access door leaks. The last time I found a marine stainless louver to cover the louvers and stop that leak and I thought I had the leak around the door fixed but yesterday it again leaked all over the PC board and when we turned on the furnace the water took out the PCB again.

I could sure use some suggestions. I thought about selling the MH but can't in all honesty pass the problems along to someone else. I am not in the position to buy a new one so I really need to deal with it myself.

Fortunately I was able to take off the right wiper blade and the left one worked after that and we are in a resort with power so the electric bathroom heater seems to keep it warm so we are good this weekend but could sure use some help.

Many thanks and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and had plenty to be thankful for.

God bless and safe travels.

Bruce
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Old 11-29-2019, 04:43 PM   #2
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Bad enough driving in bad weather without also having wiper problems too. Check all the recalls on your 2015 Hurricane. I am pretty sure the wiper system has a recall about potential faulty install or material......so if that has been done once and failed again then both Thor and the NHTSA also needs to be advised IMO. Attaching a link to some descriptive recalls....scroll down to the 2015 area......I did not read all of them but wipers was in there; maybe the furnace door louver issue is too? If not I would call Thor and see if they will replace the door or whatever is required to fix the problem with minimal or no cost to you (out of warranty good will for something that was wrong from day 1).


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Old 11-29-2019, 05:43 PM   #3
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Thank you. I did the recall last time but Thor satisfied the recall requirement by just replacing the nuts on the wiper arms. Not actually upgrading the mechanics. If I can figure out who to file the report with, I think I may do it. It's dangerous when something like that fails.

Thanks Again for the suggestions.
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Old 11-29-2019, 06:55 PM   #4
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Might not be the same as your issue but I had a problem w my wipers. We tried unsuccessfully to replace them. After we put the original back on, it kept coming off the J hook. The “fix” was to take pliers and carefully squeeze the “J” a little tighter. Once we did this we heard the click of the little tab going into its slot.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:28 PM   #5
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2nd problem is the furnace. My louvers are in upside down and the seal around the access door leaks. The last time I found a marine stainless louver to cover the louvers and stop that leak and I thought I had the leak around the door fixed but yesterday it again leaked all over the PC board and when we turned on the furnace the water took out the PCB again.
Bruce
Furnace problem is a repair kit from Atwood. Mine was repaired under warranty in 2016.. It is not just the louvers, the new door has an interior rubber gasket, the exhaust is located lower so the exhaust tube runs uphill not down.Comes with a new frame because the door mounts with more screws. My contact may not be there but Atwood CS should be able to help.

Judy Schulz, Atwood Products.
574-266-4828

1. Door replacement should include a new-
Door Frame,
Door, (It has no louvers)
Exhaust plate and
exhaust tube.
There is a gasket on the inside the door to prevent water entry. (missing on my original installation) Use putty to mount the new frame.

Contact her if any questions on installation.

Hope this helps..
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:12 PM   #6
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I read your post about rain water ingress through your furnace and am curious about a couple of things. I have the same issue with my coach. Louvers on the exterior cover are angled inward--and I believe too that the exhaust pipe is angled downward. I've had to put plastic sheeting over mine while it's in storage. But, I just got off the phone with Dometic (who acquired Atwood a short time ago). The guy I talked too said they don't provide the exterior cover--that it comes from Thor. Just wanted to confirm your experience with Atwood when you worked with them. I thought these furnaces came complete from the manufacturer--exterior cover and all. Of course, Thor had to paint and decal them to match the exterior. Sounds to me like the manufacturers are pointing fingers in each other's direction.

Thanks for your help
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:29 PM   #7
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This is an old thread but I have info on wipers, and I'm sure surfers will find this.

At the California meet the factory rep found a problem.
The rv owner was exasperated at the wipers being crap.
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The rep opened hood, looked up at the arms and said:
See that tiny almost imperceptible kink in the arm? Straighten it out.

It could be a cure. There isn't supposed to be kink or dent in the underhood control arms.
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