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Old 09-22-2020, 12:42 PM   #21
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There is no excuse for that shoddy work. We have never used our front bed and never will, but I suppose it could still fall apart. One of the brackets that holds the fiberglass nose of the RV to the frame is not connected. What is wrong at that factory?

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Old 09-23-2020, 01:28 AM   #22
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My bunk problem is at the other end of the cable. The Steel slot that holds the cable end tore loose. I have a call in to Thor for advisement. The steel is part of the corner of the bed where the motor. Mounted.
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Old 09-28-2020, 04:54 PM   #23
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I'll start another thread also, but my question here is.......has anyone attempted to replace the motors and tracks?

Mine are pretty buggered up from getting misaligned and now slip to the point that it is unusable. I want to fix it but wondering how hard the job might be.

Contacted Lippert and you have to buy the whole kit and can't just get new tracks.
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Old 05-09-2021, 04:15 PM   #24
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schwinteK overhead problem for Axis 2014 14 24.1

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if the overhead bunk has the electric schwintek motors you might try the same synchronization/timing procedure we do with the schwintek slides.

Here is a link to a video which explains the procedure


this video no longer available. My overhead is never coming all the way up on drivers side.
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Old 05-17-2021, 01:29 PM   #25
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I had a similar problem. My bed dropped on one side. What a mess. Good Sam phone support helped me immediately. Adding photos to show problem. Temp fix was to get the bed back up and pins back in so I could drive. Used a 2x4 from Lowes, cut to 57inches to lock in driver side, then lowered system to make entire bed level; then, pushed on drive side while motors raised bed to top position and put in the pins quickly. Still have to find a repair shop. But at least I could drive home. GOOD SAM really helped. They answered the phone quickly, called back, send a photo or two, and were very valuable in this process. Now, how to get the parts and get it repaired, SOON....

Dave in Chester, VA.

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Old 05-17-2021, 02:04 PM   #26
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from 110,000 miles of 'experience' in our 33.3 Palazzo:

lower the bed all the way down, at least as far as it will go - the fans will NOT impact the dash. if the bed does not go all the way down, as it probably won't, then go back UP as far as you can. KEEP doing this back and forth, back and forth, which gives the rails and gears a chance to 'resync'. Now, you CAN try to also push UP on the side that is lower than the other while you are raising it, or with someone's help.
EVENTUALLY, the two rails and gears should be back in alignment where the bed will go all the down, together, and all the way up, together. When it does, reinstall the PINS - that's what they are there for.
Gravity is ALWAYS at work on a let-down bunk. The Pins have to be there to keep the two sides from moving, usually NOT together.

Early on, we realized that having the bed ALL THE WAY UP was not really efficient, since we could easily put a regular full or queen mattress up there for one of the boys, AND it would provide the ability to keep personal items up there ALL THE TIME if the bed was not all the way to the ceiling. How? Simple. Just add some 'new' pin holes at at lower place, such as 12" below the original ones.
I also purchased more 'substantial' pins, with handles, from a Tractor Supply store, which has an amazing assortment of this sort of thing.

Now, the bed stays about 12" from the ceiling, the mattress and personal items are quite content with the new 'space', and the bed is not low enough to impact anything to do with driving.
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Old 05-17-2021, 08:10 PM   #27
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overhead uneven

Wow, great idea. Thanks. j
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Old 05-17-2021, 10:17 PM   #28
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this video no longer available. My overhead is never coming all the way up on drivers side.
Just to note - there are two different overhead bed designs in class A coaches. The ones used on the Axis/Vegas and ACE with the bunk rated at 250 lbs is different from all other Thor coaches. The more expensive coaches use a Schwintek overhead bunk system using cable and track system and is rated at 500 lbs.
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Old 05-18-2021, 04:06 AM   #29
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Just to note - there are two different overhead bed designs in class A coaches. The ones used on the Axis/Vegas and ACE with the bunk rated at 250 lbs is different from all other Thor coaches. The more expensive coaches use a Schwintek overhead bunk system using cable and track system and is rated at 500 lbs.


Our 2016 Vegas bed is rated at 500lbs and has the track and cable system...
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Old 05-18-2021, 05:04 AM   #30
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My Ď17 Vegas has the rack & cable system
Not sure what itís rated
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Old 05-18-2021, 04:42 PM   #31
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I had a similar problem. My bed dropped on one side. What a mess. Good Sam phone support helped me immediately. Adding photos to show problem. Temp fix was to get the bed back up and pins back in so I could drive. Used a 2x4 from Lowes, cut to 57inches to lock in driver side, then lowered system to make entire bed level; then, pushed on drive side while motors raised bed to top position and put in the pins quickly. Still have to find a repair shop. But at least I could drive home. GOOD SAM really helped. They answered the phone quickly, called back, send a photo or two, and were very valuable in this process. Now, how to get the parts and get it repaired, SOON....
I was in the same situation while boondocking last summer in a very remote location, difference was the bed was at the bottom not the top. It was misaligned and on the way down, it literally pulled away from the track and dropped to the stop. It took all I had to lift it up and look it in place. We doubled up on the jackknife until we got home.

The fix was a replacement of the track and motor mechanism on the left side. I finally got benefit from an extended warrantee. Not something I typically buy but I purchased for the MH to satisfy my wife's concerns.

We always keep the pins in when the bed is up - moving or not. Also, the switch remains pushed from a couple of seconds after the bed is lowered or raised, to assure syncing of the motors.

You can bet that now my head is on a swivel when moving it up or down to verify nothing is misaligned, even slightly.

Good luck with your repair and please report back for the groups benefit.
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:38 AM   #32
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from 110,000 miles of 'experience' in our 33.3 Palazzo:

lower the bed all the way down, at least as far as it will go - the fans will NOT impact the dash. if the bed does not go all the way down, as it probably won't, then go back UP as far as you can. KEEP doing this back and forth, back and forth, which gives the rails and gears a chance to 'resync'. Now, you CAN try to also push UP on the side that is lower than the other while you are raising it, or with someone's help.
EVENTUALLY, the two rails and gears should be back in alignment where the bed will go all the down, together, and all the way up, together. When it does, reinstall the PINS - that's what they are there for.
Gravity is ALWAYS at work on a let-down bunk. The Pins have to be there to keep the two sides from moving, usually NOT together.

Early on, we realized that having the bed ALL THE WAY UP was not really efficient, since we could easily put a regular full or queen mattress up there for one of the boys, AND it would provide the ability to keep personal items up there ALL THE TIME if the bed was not all the way to the ceiling. How? Simple. Just add some 'new' pin holes at at lower place, such as 12" below the original ones.
I also purchased more 'substantial' pins, with handles, from a Tractor Supply store, which has an amazing assortment of this sort of thing.

Now, the bed stays about 12" from the ceiling, the mattress and personal items are quite content with the new 'space', and the bed is not low enough to impact anything to do with driving.
Do you have any pictures of the pins you purchased?
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