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Forum: Introduce Yourself | Say Hello 09-06-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,233
Posted By jacksmi
I live in NW Florida and have been through Ivan,...

I live in NW Florida and have been through Ivan, Dennis, Erin, Opal, the edge of Katrina and several smaller Hurricanes. We treat our RV like an Ark. We prep as if we are going boondocking for a week...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 04-06-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By jacksmi
I use the BAFX OBDII to bluetooth adapter and a...

I use the BAFX OBDII to bluetooth adapter and a program called Caroo. I have a dash mounted Android tablet ($70) that is about in the same spot as a HUD projection would be (i.e. low on the...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 01-25-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By jacksmi
The outside vent usually slide over and inside...

The outside vent usually slide over and inside vent pipe. The friction can be enough that you have to wiggle the panel as you slide the vent off of the inside pipe.
Forum: Travel | Camping Spots | Roads and Routes 11-16-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By jacksmi
I bought a cheap $70.00 Android tablet from...

I bought a cheap $70.00 Android tablet from Walmart and installed the Caroo App. Caroo not only displays OBDII data, it also uses the Android Camera as a crash recorder. In the case of sudden...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-30-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By jacksmi
Addendum to point #1 in my previous post. The...

Addendum to point #1 in my previous post. The rain stopped so I made a closers inspection of the vent cover. Hole pattern is different so I may also need to have thor send a vent cover. You would...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-29-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By jacksmi
It's been raining so I did not get to do much...

It's been raining so I did not get to do much more than a quick visual comparison. What I see so far is:

1) Looks like the old exhaust cover will transfer to the new panel. There was no new...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-29-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By jacksmi
Just got the new door today. Same color as the...

Just got the new door today. Same color as the RV. There is a little bit of decal for a white "swoop" on the corner of the old door. I may not worry about that. Looks like a piece of cake to replace...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-22-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By jacksmi
UPDATE: Talked to Thor again and they will have a...

UPDATE: Talked to Thor again and they will have a Tech contact me. At least I am past "there is no recall, sorry".
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-21-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By jacksmi
I have not had a chance to follow up yet. BTW Bob...

I have not had a chance to follow up yet. BTW Bob I did post some pictures, based on your request, on the other thread about the whistle.
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-21-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By jacksmi
Particle board would have been OK. This frame is...

Particle board would have been OK. This frame is pressboard, in other words pressed paper fibers. It is also only about a half inch thick. 1/2 screws into pressboard does not tolerate much force. The...
Forum: Thor RV Lifestyle 06-21-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By jacksmi
Why did he blame the park? It sounds like his RV...

Why did he blame the park? It sounds like his RV was built upside down. Flip it over and his hookups will be on the other side. Now that's what I call problem solving :)
Forum: Thor RV Lifestyle 06-21-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,962
Posted By jacksmi
We live near the beach (0.5 miles) so we get lots...

We live near the beach (0.5 miles) so we get lots of family visitors. We have many times used the RV as a guest apartment.

We also used the RV for school functions. Our son did indoor drumline...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-20-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By jacksmi
As Usual with a lot of these things it all...

As Usual with a lot of these things it all depends on who answers the phone. I probably got the "by the book" guy. "No recall no replacement". I will call again.
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-20-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,608
Posted By jacksmi
My 29.3 heater cover also looks like Bob's. I...

My 29.3 heater cover also looks like Bob's. I contacted Thor and they said that there are no known recalls for this. It would seem an official defect recall notice for the ACE heater panel has not...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 06-17-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,722
Posted By jacksmi
This is the A-Pillar on the passenger side...

This is the A-Pillar on the passenger side (rotated 90 degs). If you pull back the plastic covering you will see daylight. That is because Thor did not properly seal between the plywood and the...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 06-17-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,722
Posted By jacksmi
This is the honey comb pattern of the grill...

This is the honey comb pattern of the grill cover. As you can see it is about 1/2" deep. Which makes for a big array of whistles.
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I picked up a screen door protector from Home Depot. These...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 06-16-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,165
Posted By jacksmi
One easy way to check your levels is remove the...

One easy way to check your levels is remove the waste drain cap. While looking into the waste drain pull the black tank valve open and see where the level is. Just kidding. Bob's "stupid is as stupid...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-15-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By jacksmi
I did not get gas struts either. I added them...

I did not get gas struts either. I added them myself and here is the challenge: The bed frame is made from thin pressboard. The struts require some ummmffff (its an engineering term) to lift the bed....
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 06-15-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,722
Posted By jacksmi
I have a 2016 29.3. Most of my whistle was coming...

I have a 2016 29.3. Most of my whistle was coming from the Grill. It has a honey comb pattern and would whistle at high speeds. I put a screen door grill (meant to protect the screen from dogs etc.)...
Forum: Travel | Camping Spots | Roads and Routes 06-15-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,571
Posted By jacksmi
I live in Pensacola and most of the suggestions...

I live in Pensacola and most of the suggestions are an hour or more away from Pensacola. Are you looking to stay in close proximity to P'cola? If so I would recommend Santa Rosa RV resort in Navarre....
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-02-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By jacksmi
My 29.3 came with a hose as well.

My 29.3 came with a hose as well.
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-26-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,102
Posted By jacksmi
At 6'4" (all legs) the problem I have with our...

At 6'4" (all legs) the problem I have with our 29.3 is my legs don't actually rest on the seat. With the slide-out retracted my seat can't go as far back as I need. It is also not as high up as I...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-26-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By jacksmi
I store mine under the jack-knife couch. It is...

I store mine under the jack-knife couch. It is easy to do without modifying the couch. But I did do a few mods to make things even easier. I used long wire straps to route the heater tubes along the...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 05-25-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By jacksmi
I have the 29.3 and our grill came with a...

I have the 29.3 and our grill came with a collapsible stand. It was stored under the bed.
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 04-25-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By jacksmi
I have a 2016 ACE 29.3 and did not get a remote...

I have a 2016 ACE 29.3 and did not get a remote for the front radio. Told Camping World (which is from whom we bought it) and they got a remote from Thor. took about 2 weeks.
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