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Old 08-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Vermont
Posts: 22
THOR #386
Chateau 24c maiden voyage ???????

I picked up my new 24c (2013 leftover) on Wednesday and stayed the night in the ST Louis area and then drove it home to VT. So, I have a few questions about things that were not covered at the purchase time. Wonder if you other Chateau users and Class C Trition drivers can chime in and give me some input.
First, the tv worked fine on shore power but does not work on battery power. I was told that it was a 12 volt tv. Seemed reasonable but it is not according to the spec sheet I looked up. It is plugged into a TV Controller outlet but I have no idea why or what this controller does. There is also an extra pair of wires protruding from the wall in the cabinet next to the controller that is connected to 12 VDC. I assumed that this might be for the connection of a invertor.????maybe or maybe not.
Second, the antenna which must be cranked up with the handle in the ceiling has a label on it that says it must be greased two times a year. How is this done? No one told me anything about the antennae. There is also another round knob above the crank. Is this for turning the antennae to recieve better reception?
Thirdly, I was told that there is a low level drain in the rear of the unit on the drivers side. I was told it drains the entire system of water. It does allow water to run out when turned but I question whether it drains the entire system. Also told that there is no internal water filter anymore and I should use an external type on the water hose which I bought. Is that also true?
Lastly, I have never had a Ford drive train before (always been a GM guy) and find the Triton V10 to be extremely noisy and low on take off power.
Sounds more like a straining V6 that a V10. My previous Vortec 6.0 was more responsive and had a better power curve it appears. I suspect that this may just be the way of the V10 but would be curious to hear what others have to say.
Thanks for listening.
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