I have an older model class A. It is a Thor Residency 36 foot from 1995.
it has paint on the compartments at the very bottom all around the outside of the vehicle. this paint however has been looking worse and worse due to the Sun so they clear coat has many spots where it is peeling off.
this is where the fun comes in. It looks as though whoever was next to me at the storage facility went down the side of it with their bumper or boat or whatever was there.
I don't see any damage on their boat or any of my paint rubbed off on their vehicle. Maybe it was the truck that did it. Who knows? All I know is that I haven't moved my vehicle from the storage place for several months so it couldn't have happened somewhere else. It could have only happened there.
so now my dilemma is do I get insurance involved? What would they do about it? I was going to paint it eventually which was within my budget, but now it being damaged down the side we are into body work since there is now a crease on five of those compartments doors...now out of my budget.
would they just paint and repair ju st those compartment doors that were damaged and leave the rest of the coach with the faded clearcoat panels? now it would be all inconsistent.
Currently have a 1995 Thor Residency, 460 (7.5L) Ford motor at 60,000 miles.
I'm looking at buying another one of the same exact rig, but it has the 8.3 Cummins with an Allision 6030, 21,000 miles.
With very little price difference between what I can get for my rig, and this one that I can buy from a buddy, should I do it?
I think it is the 250 HP version. So:
1) Are these easy to find parts for?
2) Were there any known issues/recalls on these engines?
3) Any upgrades/modifications that can be done to increase power?
4) How reliable is it compared to the 460 in mine?
Okay, so after viewing countless links on battery discussions, what I have come to understand is that for the best life of a deep cycle battery, to never let it get under 50% level of charge.
According to my volt meter while boon docking, my batteries get run down to about 20% level of charge due to the interior lights and porch lights, t.v., fridge, etc as the sun sets, and then the furnace on all night. I then fire up the generator and charge them the next day. Before I go welding a bigger tray to add more batteries, I was curious how long each everyone's batteries last them on average. I don't mind buying batteries every couple years, especially at Costco's price.
How do I find specs on the Costco 6v golf cart batteries? I saw something about Trojan batteries that can be run down to 50% charge for 1,000 cycles. Does that mean that running them down to 20% can only be done for 400 cycles or so?
I'm really using the RV for a total of about 15 days a year, so my 15 "cycles" compared to 400 should allow them to last years and years.
While going down the road, anywhere from 40 to 70 mph there is a loud humming noise from above the rear axle. It sounds as if I have an F150 with humongous monster mud tires on it. It's that same sound when you hear one of those big knobby tire guys going down the freeway.
Any ideas? If I let off the gas it quiets down, but holding it at speed or accelerating is when it does it.
I thought tires, but then though my other Class A with dually tires on the back didn't make that noise. Tires are brand new, and it did this sound before and after new tires anyway.
It's a Ford F53 Chassis, 1995, 35 footer. I have not checked differential fluid yet.
I have a 1995 Thor Residency, 36 foot. I went up on the roof for the second time (first when I bought it to look for obvious damage) to clean the AC units. The entire roof has what I'd say is very similar to the old 70's cadillacs with vinyl tops. Vinyl stretched over something hard like fiberglass or wood, etc. Not the type of vinyl top that was 'puffy' with padding.
It looks to be in shape, but what is this roof refered to as? Just a vinyl roof? I couldn't find anything to say how to care for it except for cleaning it a couple times a year. What about when the whole thing deteriorates (Arizona)? Do they just recover the whole roof with a huge sheet of vinyl again, or would I roll some product right over it?
How often, how many hours do you:
1 Change air filter
2 Change fuel filter
3 Change oil
4 Change spark plugs
How many total hours can these generators (Mine is a Marquis 5000 with 1000 hours on it) go for in their lifetime?
I think it's better now. It was almost 'rattling' or knocking kinda like it does when you turn it off (just as you turn it off and it sputters, it does kind of a knock as it dies). It was doing that like it was at too low of a rpm. The owner told me that the generator was serviced last year. I have done a new fuel filter before I posted this problem. Today I found the air filter to be dirty, as well as a little foam piece wrapped around the fuel filter.
Even though I put fuel cleaner through the tank, while I had the air filter off I ran carb cleaner through the butterfly on the carb.
It seems to run better and hasn't stalled.
What's weird is that the air filter seemed to make a difference, and even to test that I covered the entire air intake with my hand and it wouldn't die. What the hell? lol
I have a BGM series Onan Marquis 5000 which fires right up. After about 20 minutes it just randomly dies. Then it won't start for 10 minutes or so then will fire up again. Sounds weird, but it seems to do this when it is the generator by itself. With the motorhome's engine running it doesn't seem to do it. Any ideas? It is 1/2 tank full.