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RE: Thor Super C (Chateau/Four Winds) improvements and mods

We sure do share a lot of the same issues and I've had a few more. Water fitting leaking under the bed, not being able to fill the rear fuel tank, front levelers too low, terrible battery capacity, Slide issues, metal trim gouging the floor under the dinette, pantry slides and bedroom door slides are complete made in china junk, any many more I cant remember at the moment. I've also done the leveler mod you've so excellently documented above. And as you, I've fixed most of the above myself. It has been in the shop since January having the schwintek slides repaired. The rail screws are junk and will back out or break off. The rollers are super cheap and are being replaced. The real problem I believe is the slide is too damn big for two motors. I will never again buy another rig with a full wall slide. The best mod I've done to date is to replace the batteries. Here I have 4 Trojan T105's which are a necessity if you dry camp a lot like us especially since we have a residential fridge that uses mucho amps. Solar is the next project http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131117_007.jpg In summary I do love my rig as modified. I bought it for the Superduty chassis its built upon and its excellent towing capacity. I hope other manufacturers will build on this rig as I most certainly will NEVER by another Thor. I'm sure they will step up and improve on some things which reminds me of a rule I broke: Never buy a first year model of anything!!!
McKenziek 04/06/14 11:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Box Venting Question

Kind of difficult to see but i have an intake w/filter at the bottom of the right box with an exhaust to the upper left. http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131117_007.jpg
McKenziek 03/03/14 09:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuel economy on Thor Super C

Earthroamer is too small and way too expensive. Host only offers the 6.4 and thats a deal breaker with me. The Ford chassis is not available with the 6.4 and hasn't been for how many years now? Check their specs again. "Chassis Features Ford® 550 Ford® 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel Ford® 5 year limited powertrain warranty Ford® 3 year bumper to bumper warranty..." Host Super C specs I see that now thanks but their pdf brochure still shows and lists the 6.4 as standard. http://www.hostcampers.com/downloads/Host_Motorcoach.pdf Hopefully the 4x4 Super C will have more selection in a few years when I plan on trading up.
McKenziek 02/12/14 09:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy on Thor Super C

As soon as someone builds a 6.7 with 4WD I'll be first in line to buy it! EarthRoamer is already doing that! Can't wait to see your new rig!!:) Host does too. Earthroamer is too small and way too expensive. Host only offers the 6.4 and thats a deal breaker with me.
McKenziek 02/11/14 09:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy on Thor Super C

As soon as someone builds a 6.7 with 4WD I'll be first in line to buy it!
McKenziek 02/11/14 08:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy on Thor Super C

Btw, a word on the residential fridge. The POS 12volt Thor supplies is not enough to power it for more than a few hours. I've upgraded to two pairs of Trojan T-105's and consequently I run the Onan a lot less. I too have recently added a 120 watt solar panel with plans for more as we desert camp quite often. A few pics http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131017_001.jpg http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131117_006.jpg
McKenziek 02/10/14 10:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy on Thor Super C

The dealer finally fixed my front fuel tank - had a fill issue in the neck. The heat was not working, fixed now, and all is well. I have this problem too but the rear tank is much worse than the rear. What was the fix?
McKenziek 02/10/14 10:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy on Thor Super C

I have the 2013 Four Winds 33SW with about 9,000 miles now and I'm seeing about 12.5 mpg's empty and 11.5 mpg towing a 20' enclosed totalling about 7,000 lbs. I hardly know its there.
McKenziek 02/09/14 11:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Desert set-up pictures

I thought you were.......:B Well, between us 3 we might get a fire started, lol.
McKenziek 01/27/14 09:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: Desert set-up pictures

Yeah I haul it to most trips saves wood when its a small group and I smoke some fine meat on it with the lid on. ( the lid from a Webber Kettle fits perfect on top) Listen to Jax, he is the desert camping Guru:B
McKenziek 01/27/14 09:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Rock Crawling groups

List them on Pirate 4X4.com X3
McKenziek 01/21/14 08:22pm Toy Haulers
RE: Schwintek Slide Problem

Doug, 5. IF you think you need 500 to 1 , then FIX the REAL problem with the slide, do NOT install a larger torque motor as a band aid. Because of my large slide and 2013 model, I assume I have the 500 to 1. So if the motor has plenty of torque then what else could be the problem. My only quess is the frame is out of square and its binding, at least that is how its acting. Now, how the hell can that be corrected?
McKenziek 01/20/14 08:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Best "Non-Garage" Models

Is your buddy looking for new or used? Price range over/under $50k? Eclipse which is Stellar and Atitude have real nice "open floor plan" with real nice cabinetry and close to the Ww Cr floorplan Forestriver has a few open floor plans that are similar to Eclipse. The higher end your looking at Cylcone and Inferno.I think Dutchmen has one as well. He's looking for a new Toy Hauler in the 35' range. So far the Attitude is the only one I've found.
McKenziek 01/19/14 11:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: Schwintek Slide Problem

Coincidentally I have the same problem and have done all the troubleshooting as well and I'm headed to the dealer tomorrow. Mine is a Mega slide (the whole side of RV) and is way too heavy to slide manually. Mine gets about 3/4 of the way out and one side just stops like there is something stuck under the rollers. I've had the Schwintek system on my Voltage as well and also had problems. Be sure and let us know what the dealer finds. I'll do the same.
McKenziek 01/19/14 11:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Best "Non-Garage" Models

A fifth wheel toy hauler without a garage is called... a standard fifth wheel? :B A donut without a hole is a danish and every toy hauler has a "garage". some are separate and walled off, others are garage "areas" that are not. this is the first thread I have seen in this forum that claims that some toy haulers do not have a "garage". bumpy Bumpy, Not too long ago, maybe +10 years or so ago, the walled off garage was unheard of. Back then, nobody referred to the Toy Hauler as having a garage. Today, manufacturers refer to them as "Garage" models. I hope this clears it up as to why I named the thread as is.
McKenziek 01/18/14 07:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: Best "Non-Garage" Models

My fault for assuming only Toy Hauler folks cruise the Toy Hauler forum. My apologies. I myself prefer the enclosed garage but it does limit you to the number of toys you can bring. And by the lack of pertinent replies it looks like the non-garage models are a dying breed. This will keep old Weekend Warrior models in high demand for years to come.
McKenziek 01/15/14 11:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: R.I.P. Bob Wanderer

Rest in peace Bob. Your knowledge will be sorely missed on this forum
McKenziek 01/14/14 10:17pm Toy Haulers
Best "Non-Garage" Models

I have a buddy in the market for a new 5th Wheel Toy Hauler without a garage in the 30-35' range. What are his options?
McKenziek 01/14/14 08:30pm Toy Haulers
Help me find this part

This is a photo of the mounting bracket for the pull down shades in my RV. The plastic part is broken and I need to replace but have thus far been unlucky searching online. Can anyone help? http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131117_009.jpg width=700
McKenziek 11/17/13 09:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Veterans Day weekend @ Spangler Hills 2013

Now thats a fire http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131109_021.jpg Semper Fi http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131109_003.jpg What helmet law? http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/kevlarzbucket/WP_20131109_008.jpg
McKenziek 11/11/13 11:16pm Toy Haulers
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