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Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 01-21-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By DavidEM
They are almost certainly 12V which are wired +...

They are almost certainly 12V which are wired + to + and - to -, ie parallel. If they are 6V they would be wired +, -, +, -, ie in series but 6V are unlikely, particularly for OEM/dealer installed...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 01-21-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By DavidEM
:thumb: Yes I would like to see a pic of a...

:thumb: Yes I would like to see a pic of a mini-split installation on a MH. I doubt if it would be pretty, both for the outside unit as well as the inside.

David
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 01-21-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By DavidEM
Thor's operator's manual is a POS as it is...

Thor's operator's manual is a POS as it is totally generic- it applies to all Class A and Cs and leaves out these important details specific to each model. The crowd sourced manual is specific to...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 01-20-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By DavidEM
Where are you going to put the outside...

Where are you going to put the outside compressor/condenser unit, the other half of the "split"? The only place I can see is to hang it off of your bumper, but will be pretty exposed there.

David
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 01-20-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 203
Posted By DavidEM
Yes they do, but they are PWM types. These work...

Yes they do, but they are PWM types. These work ok on 12V panels but you lose about 15% of available power due to the PWM workings. MPPT types use about 98% of available power. And if you wire two...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 01-19-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 203
Posted By DavidEM
Renogy and Victron make good MPPT controllers. ...

Renogy and Victron make good MPPT controllers.

David
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-18-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By DavidEM
Yes, every time there is a significant change to...

Yes, every time there is a significant change to a chassis suspension like occurred in 2021 for the F53 chassis, these things happen. That is why I am not doing anything to my new 2021 Axis other...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 01-18-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By DavidEM
Do a front end alignment before doing anything...

Do a front end alignment before doing anything else. Shoot for 5+ degrees positive caster.

That should significantly improve return to center handling which is what the springs in a Safe T Plus or...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 01-17-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By DavidEM
Yes. They gave me a good price and Tony, the...

Yes. They gave me a good price and Tony, the salesman has been real good to work with. They certainly played no part in this screwup, only Thor with their deceitful brochures.

I know most prefer a...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 01-17-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By DavidEM
I was scheduled to pick up a new 2021 Axis 24.1...

I was scheduled to pick up a new 2021 Axis 24.1 from a dealer in Albany, NY on Tuesday. I really, really wanted the absorption fridge because we only dry camp in shady spots and a DC compressor...
Forum: Class A Motor Coach 01-16-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By DavidEM
I don't think you will be able to fit another RV...

I don't think you will be able to fit another RV fridge in the back pass through compartment. You may be able to fit an Engel DC compressor ice chest in there though. Engels are very efficient and...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-15-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DavidEM
I have always done 100% of my own work on the...

I have always done 100% of my own work on the boats, RVs, and up until some years ago the cars that I have owned. Everything I read above I would do myself if it happens to me. My hope is to never...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-15-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DavidEM
Yes, I understand that Thor does not do a final...

Yes, I understand that Thor does not do a final alignment after building the coach. I will check the steering and if it doesn't have a positive return to center feel, I will take it to a truck shop...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 01-14-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By DavidEM
As I understand it, the Biltstein is just a...

As I understand it, the Biltstein is just a hydraulic damper like a shock absorber. The Roadmaster and Safe T Plus both have springs that keep the steering centered.

But if it works for you …….
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Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-13-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,277
Posted By DavidEM
First I am a little surprised that the AGS starts...

First I am a little surprised that the AGS starts the generator while the chassis engine is running. I would have thought that the chassis engine's alternator would provide enough voltage to keep the...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-12-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DavidEM
Picking up my new Axis 24.1 next week

The dealer called and our new Axis 24.1 has arrived. They need 2-3 days to shake it out before I show up for the PDI, so it will probably be next week.

I am an anal engineer and have read Ed...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-12-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By DavidEM
If there is no good location on a wall inside, I...

If there is no good location on a wall inside, I would mount it in the battery compartment. It doesn't look like much road grime gets inside, those controllers are pretty impervious to dust and close...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-10-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By DavidEM
Thanks for the Precision Circuits reference...

Thanks for the Precision Circuits reference document guys. I missed this critical statement before: " The BIM remains in the ON or OFF State, without coil power"

Notice it says "coil power" which...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By DavidEM
Precision Circuits BIM

I am pretty sure that my new Axis to be delivered in a few weeks comes with a Precision Circuits BIM. See https://precisioncircuitsinc.com/product/battery-isolation-manager-2/. I believe it is...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-08-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,277
Posted By DavidEM
It all depends on how you are set up: lithium or...

It all depends on how you are set up: lithium or lead acid batteries, any DC to DC converter, etc.

For a standard lead acid coach battery setup the fixed voltage output of the chassis alternator...
Forum: Introduce Yourself | Say Hello 01-07-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By DavidEM
I think you mean a solar charge controller. These...

I think you mean a solar charge controller. These if installed as part of the solar prewiring done on newer models should be somewhere near the main control panel. It should say solar controller or...
Forum: Thor Motorhome General Discussions 01-07-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,699
Posted By DavidEM
So did I. I started seriously shopping at...

So did I.

I started seriously shopping at the end of summer. I first checked Rvtrader for new and newish models of the coach I was interested in. By September used coaches were often advertised...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-06-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By DavidEM
Selurgniman: Thanks for your comments from...

Selurgniman:

Thanks for your comments from someone who has really been through it!

Did you note where the alignment was out? My understanding is that caster is most critical, should be 5+...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 01-06-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,277
Posted By DavidEM
As Ted notes above, your batteries are not true...

As Ted notes above, your batteries are not true deep cycle. Also we don't know at what DC voltage triggers the AGS to start. Let's assume it starts at 12.0 volts but as he notes that will be driven...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 01-04-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By DavidEM
At least get a component breakdown so you can see...

At least get a component breakdown so you can see what you are getting and research alternatives if necessary. I don't see much value in a labor breakdown to install each item though.

David
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