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Old 05-05-2021, 11:36 PM   #1
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Replacement Dash Knobs

2015 Thor Axis 24.1. Has anyone found a place to order replacement knobs for the ones on the dash that control fan speed and temp. I found one online source who wanted 12.50 for one knob and 23.95 for shipping. A bit much for a fifty cent knob.

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Old 05-05-2021, 11:50 PM   #2
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Ordering knobs from the Internet is like a box of chocolates: you'll never know for sure what you will get or if it will fit. When I had my fan control knob break earlier this year I ended up finding a similar knob I could 3D print and "merge" with the broken knob for a invisible repair.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:08 AM   #3
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Good I guess

Good you have access to a 3D printer
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:53 AM   #4
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I am not familiar with your coach specifics, but you could try and see if these folks can help you out if you have the Evans Tempcon control knobs. It's a start at least......they might be in the same price range you mentioned though.



https://comfortairgr.com/product-cat...rome-rv-parts/


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Old 05-06-2021, 03:28 AM   #5
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You can also find knobs at:

McMaster.com
DigiKey.com
Mouser.com

You will need to know the dimensions of the shaft, with a "D" or smooth, and diameter of the outer knob.
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What about the auto wreckers? It is just a Ford unit, screwed and glued in the dash. Should be able to pick something up there....
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:56 PM   #7
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Unfortunately they are the ones that wanted 50 bucks for one knob
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:59 PM   #8
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I have found it is not a Ford part. Ford only supplies compressor and drier. The rest is aftermarket. In our case Evans Tempcon
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You can also find knobs at:

McMaster.com
DigiKey.com
Mouser.com

You will need to know the dimensions of the shaft, with a "D" or smooth, and diameter of the outer knob.
You gotta know more than that.

On mine the shaft was a standard "D" shaft but the part of the knob that fit around the shaft also fits inside a cutout hole on the dash panel. So maybe a 1/4" "D" shaft, surrounded by a 1/2" round part of the knob attached to the 1" diameter knob. That's what makes it a crap shoot because none of the online knob descriptions talk about the center part - even on the Evan's website which lists multiple knobs.
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:19 PM   #10
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What about the auto wreckers? It is just a Ford unit, screwed and glued in the dash. Should be able to pick something up there....
Only Ford class Cs have Ford A/C systems. Ford stripped chassis have Evans Tempcon systems bought by Thor plants and installed by those plants. Whether or not Ford trucks use the Evans Tempcon system is not known to me.
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:41 PM   #11
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You could also try contacting Badger Truck Refrigeration in Wisconsin. I have purchased (retail) original dash vent louvres from them for my ACE, made by Coyote International (wholesale only) and Badger was excellent to deal with a few years back. Attaching a link to some dash knobs made by Coyote, but I donít know if they are a match for yours or not. They include some spec drawings that you can check out though. Best part is they are half the price of the posted Tempcon source.... (shipping might be the same cost to you though); but no bargain if they donít fit correctly. Good luck.


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Were you able to find a place that sells the replacement?

My 2016 had a broken knob on delivery. My dealer probably replaced six knobs and ultimately I designed and printed replacements. They're not very attractive since I'm not great with 3d CAD, but I'll print and send a set for a very reasonable price if you still need them.
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:08 PM   #13
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Were you able to find a place that sells the replacement?

My 2016 had a broken knob on delivery. My dealer probably replaced six knobs and ultimately I designed and printed replacements. They're not very attractive since I'm not great with 3d CAD, but I'll print and send a set for a very reasonable price if you still need them.
I'd love a copy of your STL file to see how it compares to my Frankenstein repair. It's got to be better.

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Here you go, both the STL and Fusion file. Like I said it's literally as simple as it can be and still function...
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:48 PM   #15
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2015 Thor Axis 24.1. Has anyone found a place to order replacement knobs for the ones on the dash that control fan speed and temp. I found one online source who wanted 12.50 for one knob and 23.95 for shipping. A bit much for a fifty cent knob.

Try Johneys Radiator Shop. They carry a wide selection of repair parts for Evans / evans-tempcon parts for RV dash ACs


https://www.mcssl.com/store/johnnysr...es/evans/knobs
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Old 05-12-2021, 11:27 PM   #16
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I found part# RV219512 to be a direct replacement on my 2016 AXIS. I purchased them here: http://www.johnnysradiatorshop.com/ but if you google the part number, a few suppliers come up.

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