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Old 03-22-2021, 02:37 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 29.3
State: Pennsylvania
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Rusty screws

2019 Thor ACE 29.3
After installing LED taillights and resealing my marker lights and finding all the screws rusty I am on a mission to replace all the exterior screws with stainless steel screws.

I did my rear ladder today filling the holes with silicone and strips of hardwood for extra bite. I also used 1 1/2 inch screws versus original 1 inch long screws.

It just amazes me that for maybe $300 dollars more per coach Thor could use stainless steel screws for exterior applications

Rant over. Check your screws.

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Old 03-22-2021, 05:20 PM   #2
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Model: 2020 Magnitude SV34
State: Florida
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Screws are a pet peeve of mine with Thor as well. In most cases Thor.....

- Uses screws that are too short or not heavy duty enough for the application
- Uses screw guns set with the torque too high resulting in 75% of the screws being over-tightened and the holes stripped, damaged or misaligned
- Doesn't use stainless steel screws where they should
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Old 03-22-2021, 05:35 PM   #3
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Model: Hurricane 35m
State: North Carolina
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I am going to replace a bunch of rusty screws and bolts! You should of seen what junk screws they used on my winegard mounts!
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:20 PM   #4
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Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
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When it comes to screws: they sure do!
"What: me worry?"
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