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Forum: Maintenance and Repair 12-05-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By RVGeek
Mine is by Lippert and would not pull the awning...

Mine is by Lippert and would not pull the awning in at delivery. After goobering an ample amount of grease on the gear surfaces, it works like a dream. Lippert said that these gear trains are usually...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-07-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By RVGeek
Candy Store Jack Works well!

Harbor Freight jacks are cheap and will serve the purpose. Make sure you have a 2"x8" plank to put below it when on dirt. Maybe you leveling boards will do. I've had to use mine once in anger(on the...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 09-17-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,614
Posted By RVGeek
I always use one, but not for that reason

I use a dog bone whenever 50 amps is available for my 30 amp service. The 50 amp connectors have more contact surface and should not heat as much from contact oxidation. Additionally, I spray contact...
Forum: Thor Motorhome General Discussions 08-21-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,328
Posted By RVGeek
Done it for years

The 23U didnít come with an inverter, and I added a $40 Candy Store (Harbor Freight Tools) 750 watt inverter and connected it directly to the two FLA house batteries (200 Ah total or about 100 Ah...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 06-21-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By RVGeek
Interesting setup, but heavy.

Impressive setup.

I assume you installed four 12V AGMs because checking electrolyte levels might be an issue with the expanded battery tray. The new batteries are most likely 4D-series batteries...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 05-30-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,332
Posted By RVGeek
Minimizing cost and loss

Power loss is inversely porportional to resistance and porportional to current squared (P= I^2 * R). One does not normally use the same wire gauge on both sides, as the current is 10X larger in the...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 05-27-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By RVGeek
Easier inverter installation

Iíve installed a 750 watt, modified sine wave inverter on a 2015 23U which has two 90Ah, 12V batteries (90Ah useful capacity, observing the 50 percent discharge rule). The device was from the Candy...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 05-02-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By RVGeek
Knife switch on chassis battery

I use a battery-mounted knife disconnect switch on the chassis battery ground post for storing the unit for months. With no parasitic drain on the battery, it will self discharge only 5-10 percent...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 04-29-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By RVGeek
sulphated battery

The cloudy electrolyte indicated that cell is sulphated and that battery is DOA. All cells should charge at approximately the same rate, as indicated by the specific gravity reading. It sounds like...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 04-26-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By RVGeek
Hydrometer is best. Messy, but quantitative. ...

Hydrometer is best. Messy, but quantitative.

One could measure the capacity with a lighter load. The ampere-hour, AH, rating of a battery is based on a 20-hour discharge with a constant current...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 04-26-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By RVGeek
battery testers

There are two types of popular testers. The hydrometer is best and measures the specific gravity. The second is a 100 A battery load tester and Harbor Freight (a.k.a, the Candy Store) has a decent...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 04-25-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By RVGeek
I ordered my 23U on a Chevy Express platform and...

I ordered my 23U on a Chevy Express platform and it's very quiet and the doghouse does not get hot. The doghouse is much better insulate. The Express is slightly longer and affords much better foot...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 04-18-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By RVGeek
Golf Cart batteries may not work

If you 23 U is like mine, the golf cart batteries will be too tall. They are a much better solution (I prefer the flooded cell due to price.) but you're likely to be stuck with paralleled deep cycle...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 03-28-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By RVGeek
Yep! I had black-tank-constipation, too! One...

Yep! I had black-tank-constipation, too! One thing about Thor, they keep you on our toes (of knees)!
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 03-28-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By RVGeek
circuit breaker on genset panel.

Check the circuit breaker on the generator control panel. It's easy to knock off with your hands. You need to reach around the side of the flange.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 03-27-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By RVGeek
Ford once produced a car that required pulling...

Ford once produced a car that required pulling the engine to change a rear spark plug. That design engineer now works for Thor.
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 03-27-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By RVGeek
the material is very inexpensive and will not...

the material is very inexpensive and will not hold up much longer than the Thor guarantee. You can purchase the same covers from a Thor dealer, but you're spending a lot and just resetting the timer....
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 03-21-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By RVGeek
Yep! Good ol' Thor corner-cutting!

Yep, I paid to "upgrade" my dinette to this faux leather. Big mistake. Mine looked like yours. I next bought the same fabric online and had the seat bottoms recovered. Mistake #2. I paid about $5/yd,...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 01-11-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By RVGeek
Yep the Denver mattress is as modest (cheap) as...

Yep the Denver mattress is as modest (cheap) as they make. We made it a year before it looked like Norman Bates's mom's.

I first contacted Denver Mattress and they sell a heavier foam mattress for...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 09-28-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By RVGeek
Caveat emptor !

Yep, been there! I even added a condition in the purchase contract that the dealer was to confirm proper balance and alignment. Upon delivery, he assumed I'd be so eager that I'd just pay and drive...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 09-28-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,755
Posted By RVGeek
Angry Yep, really bad fabric, Thor!

I ordered my 23U with "upgraded faux leather" dinette and it lasted about 100 days of use. I found the same fabric on line for about $10/yard, retail. Really cheap stuff. Biting the bullet, I had an...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 02-14-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,675
Posted By RVGeek
Rdline: I made an emergency repair on the road by...

Rdline: I made an emergency repair on the road by silicone caulking the front seam of the wheel well w/o removing the tire. A bit awkward, but solved the problem until our return. Subsequently, I...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 02-14-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,675
Posted By RVGeek
Rdline, it looks like Thor's lack of caulk hit...

Rdline, it looks like Thor's lack of caulk hit you also!. Same symptons and I discovered it in heavy rain. Got out, got really wet and caulked the street-side tire well seams with leak stopper roof...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-19-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,403
Posted By RVGeek
If you'e plugged into shore power, you will still...

If you'e plugged into shore power, you will still have 12VDC. The battery disconnect just disconnects the house batteries.
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-19-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,159
Posted By RVGeek
I agee w/ gmtech16450yz !

Taking off across country in a new Thor product is risky without extensive shake down. My personal experience included 23 material defects including a potential lethal propane line break.

It...
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