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Old 03-30-2021, 08:17 PM   #21
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And another issue. I don't get any power from the two cigarette lighter outlets on the dash, either with the chassis engine running or the coach battery switch on. Anyone know which fuse serves them or why they might be dead?
David
Some have reported the wire had come off the back.... But I was looking in Ed Felker's manual for the Axis and it says "The power distribution box is in the engine compartment." and it shows three powerpoint fuses, 65, 66 & 67 all 20 amp.
Also there may be a electrical panel under the drivers seat(?).


EDIT:Sorry, just found what Ed wrote:
FRONT COACH FUSE BOX
The front coach fuse box is in the storage compartment
under the driver’s seat. It is mounted to the aft wall. The
cover has a diagram inside showing the location and values
of all the fuses. The Fuse Box will be either a Battery Control
Center TH-1020 or Thor Part 0300224 depending on battery
control application.

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Old 04-03-2021, 06:33 PM   #22
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Hanging wire

Good luck, my New Hurricane has wires hanging all over. I guess that’s the norm for Thor. I just crawled all over and zipped tied the wires back up. No Quality Control. SAD
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:25 PM   #23
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Hanging wire

Reference generator ground:
We took our 2018 Vegas to our nearest Cummins/Onan dealer twice last fall because of difficulty starting the generator. (Note: 3 year warranty)
The second they discovered the issue was the ground strap to the frame was loose.
Something to check and maintain in the future.

Reference power ports in cab:
Last summer after driving rough New York highways our cab 12V outlet (aka power port) quit.
After checking fuses, I slid on my back and looked up under the dash, and discovered the positive wire to the port was disconnected. That spade connector fits tight and takes some effort to seat fully.

Speaking of rough roads, a couple weeks ago, a washer and nut fell on the floor by my feet. After some examination, we determined it was one of the fasteners for the center console to the dash, (top drivers side). That also merits future periodic checks and preventive maintenance (firmly tighten, but don’t overtighten).
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Old 04-03-2021, 09:19 PM   #24
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I have contacted Thor Customer Care about this, but while I am waiting for them to respond I thought I would shout out to the Forum.

While crawling underneath my new Axis (to check out Taylorbob's suggestion as to how to mount my spare tire) I saw this cable hanging loose. See attached pic. It is about #4, black with a ring terminal on the end. It looks like it is coming from the generator compartment.

I just noticed that the pic below is reversed and upside down, but when you click on it, it is correct. Weird.

And another issue. I don't get any power from the two cigarette lighter outlets on the dash, either with the chassis engine running or the coach battery switch on. Anyone know which fuse serves them or why they might be dead?

David
Take it back to the dealer (did you buy it from private owner)
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Old 04-03-2021, 09:51 PM   #25
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Take it back to the dealer (did you buy it from private owner)
The last thing I want to do is take it back to the dealer who is 100 miles away. I will do almost anything to fix it myself first. I did find the cause of the hanging cable (generator ground not hooked up) and will root around until I find the cause of the dead outlets. I suspect as others have noted the connections are loose.

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Old 04-03-2021, 09:58 PM   #26
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Take it back to the dealer (did you buy it from private owner)


1) secure an appointment: they’re running 3-4 weeks out
2) drive to dealer (10,20,50 miles away), get someone to give you a ride home
3) waiting, waiting, waiting
4) frustration
5) 10 days later, finally they tell you to come get your rig.
6) you get someone to drive you there
7) upon inspection, one of the items you asked them to repair still doesn’t work
And so on, and so on...

Or, fix it yourself
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Old 04-03-2021, 10:11 PM   #27
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Shocking

If you have ever been electrocuted by an ungrounded gender you won’t go near a running genset with a loose ground wire.
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Old 04-04-2021, 12:23 AM   #28
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As far as the 12 volt "cigarette lighter" outlets go, I reached under the dash and found that the wires were just hanging there. Neither had been attached the the bayonet connection. They just slide on.
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Old 04-04-2021, 01:47 AM   #29
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1) secure an appointment: they’re running 3-4 weeks out
2) drive to dealer (10,20,50 miles away), get someone to give you a ride home
3) waiting, waiting, waiting
4) frustration
5) 10 days later, finally they tell you to come get your rig.
6) you get someone to drive you there
7) upon inspection, one of the items you asked them to repair still doesn’t work
And so on, and so on...

Or, fix it yourself
What dealer is that let everyone know, check their reviews get the manager or the owner.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:02 AM   #30
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1) secure an appointment: they’re running 3-4 weeks out
2) drive to dealer (10,20,50 miles away), get someone to give you a ride home
3) waiting, waiting, waiting
4) frustration
5) 10 days later, finally they tell you to come get your rig.
6) you get someone to drive you there
7) upon inspection, one of the items you asked them to repair still doesn’t work
And so on, and so on...

Or, fix it yourself
This, exactly.
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:59 AM   #31
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1) secure an appointment: they’re running 3-4 weeks out
2) drive to dealer (10,20,50 miles away), get someone to give you a ride home
3) waiting, waiting, waiting
4) frustration
5) 10 days later, finally they tell you to come get your rig.
6) you get someone to drive you there
7) upon inspection, one of the items you asked them to repair still doesn’t work
And so on, and so on...

Or, fix it yourself
It couldn't have been stated any better than this. Even if the dealer was next door, I would be hard pressed to let those morons at Camping World work on my coach. I wouldn't even let them put air in a lawn mower tire.
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Old 04-04-2021, 01:45 PM   #32
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I have contacted Thor Customer Care about this, but while I am waiting for them to respond I thought I would shout out to the Forum.

While crawling underneath my new Axis (to check out Taylorbob's suggestion as to how to mount my spare tire) I saw this cable hanging loose. See attached pic. It is about #4, black with a ring terminal on the end. It looks like it is coming from the generator compartment.

I just noticed that the pic below is reversed and upside down, but when you click on it, it is correct. Weird.

And another issue. I don't get any power from the two cigarette lighter outlets on the dash, either with the chassis engine running or the coach battery switch on. Anyone know which fuse serves them or why they might be dead?

David
should be a matching partner cable to go with it.
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