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RE: THOR Motor Coach

Glad to hear others have similar experience with Thor. Mine is a 28A floorplan and have 117k miles on it. No slides and virtually no problems. Knowing what to expect from a "starter RV" is important. Super particular, then move on up the $$ ladder. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another one if that time ever comes.
VA-Apraisr 01/20/20 08:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: THOR Motor Coach

Price does equal quality....however....gotta factor into that equation time used versus money spent. If you're only using it 1-2 months a year total, buying a customized rig with high quality/high price may not be a wise investment. I bought my Thor 15 years ago and use it maybe 1-2 months yearly and it's served me quite well for it's intended purpose. If I was a full-timer or using it half a year, the quality would push me into a different brand. Use it quite hard and has held up surprisingly well for the "C-grade" fit/finish. I spent $35k back then for slightly used and would have spent double that amount for the nicer units out there....just wasn't willing to spend another $35k for the weekend camper experience.
VA-Apraisr 01/19/20 01:47pm Class C Motorhomes
White-Rogers thermostat issue.........

Had new thermostat installed about 3 months ago due to furnace issue. They replaced main circuit board and put in a manual White-Rogers thermostat. Solved all my issues, however, went outside tonight and found the furnace had been running EVEN though the thermostat was in the off position (far left until it clicks). Temps outside today were 42 degrees and checked propane tank which was full and it's now empty. Only thing I can think is that the new thermo isn't recognizing the "off" position? Just asking before I inquire about getting another thermostat from repair shop to install myself. I had to pull the fuse from the panel box to get the blower motor to stop blowing.
VA-Apraisr 01/09/20 07:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The case of the disappearing gas leak

Wow, 13-gallons lost while sitting? Hope you can figure this one out and give the rest of us a "heads up" on what the problem turns out to be.....that's a lot of fuel going somewhere and definitely a dangerous situation that could result in a serious fire. Good luck.
VA-Apraisr 12/10/19 02:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quick question about oil changes

Filter and 6 quarts of oil....about $40 DIY. Really? Cheap insurance to keep it properly lubed with fresh oil. I change mine about every 2-3K miles due to the simple ease and low costs. Yeah, yeah, overkill on my part but I do a lot of beach driving in salt elements and rather be safer than sorry. A rebuilt engine will cost a whole lot of $$ and labor. Cheapest maintenance you can do for your RV is change the fluids.
VA-Apraisr 11/23/19 05:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

UPDATE: Furnace worked all week just fine! I did inspect the ducts underneath cabinetry and appears they were shortened to fit more snug and without any kinks. So, most likely the thermostat (and will replace promptly if this ever happens again!) before going to RV mechanic.
VA-Apraisr 11/14/19 02:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Guessing ducts were only slightly kinked since I've never inspected or moved any of them (thinking RV tech was just covering up for the fact that the thermostat was the ONLY issue and they had already installed a new board).
VA-Apraisr 11/06/19 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Man o man....you guys are a valuable knowledge pool of thoughts!! Yes, I feel it was mainly the Lowe's brand Honeywell not syncing with the RV. But, I've now got a new circuit board, unkinked ducts and new thermostat. Sadly, throw enough money at it and sooner or later a dart will hit the target :) I had better be WARM on that BEACH.
VA-Apraisr 11/05/19 03:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

UPDATE: so, they had already replaced the main board (maybe unnecessary?) and nothing had changed. So, this time, the removed the Honeywell digital thermostat and replaced with White-Rogers analog RV thermostat and also straightened out the heating duct beneath the sink/couch/bedroom areas since they said they were "kinked up" in several places and thought that was causing a high heat sensor to trip the furnace off and not auto-start back up. They said they left furnace on last night with temps here going down into the high 30's and said camper was toasty warm this morning. Seems to be working as I type but will know for sure once I'm on the cool beaches of North Carolina this weekend and next week.
VA-Apraisr 11/05/19 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Yes, tried the range running to make sure gas was available, turned off tank and back on, turned water heater on, ..... it's back at shop and will post results (positive I hope) once they figure it out. Told them to check digital thermostat and maybe try a manual thermostat; also check regulator to ensure proper propane pressure, and pull heater box apart and look for any rust. Fingers crossed XX
VA-Apraisr 11/05/19 06:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Yep.....thought about that too, Bob! I also boondock more than hookup, so it's rather important to me. Not sure what a new unit would cost but will ask. Mainly, I want to make sure they pulled it apart versus just put the board in and fired it up once. I think a trained monkey could do that.
VA-Apraisr 11/03/19 09:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Going to drive it back and suggest they test all the suggestions provided. I wrote them down. Furnace came on a few time when switched on but next try would do nothing. Even replaced wall thermostat and still same thing. Just won't staying running to keep temp at 65 degrees. If it starts, it runs until hits 65 then will not automatically restart to hold temp. I asked them to service the system since it's never been done in 14 years and they just replaced the board and fired it up once and turned it off. I had told them what it was doing.....no one cares enough to follow directions nor guarantee their workmanship anymore. Will follow up. Thanks!
VA-Apraisr 11/02/19 05:14pm Class C Motorhomes
Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

2003 Fourwinds E450. Last trip to NY, furnace did fine all day but went to bed and wouldn't hold temperature and could hear blow turn on but ignitor won't fire, so turned it off. Just got it back from RV repair and they said they replaced the circuit board. Checked it before I left and turned on, but as soon as I get home, won't turn on. Kept running thermostat up and down but nothing. Using a digital Honeywell thermostat btw and it's almost new. Can hear the "click" each time I turn off/on so think that's ok. So, turned it off and back on and it fired up again. Got up to 70 degrees, it turned off, and won't come back on to keep temp at 70. I've tried it hooked to house power, batteries and generator....makes no difference. House batteries are at 12.9amp so shouldn't be an issue. Before I lug it back 40 miles to shop, any ideas from the "thinking men" on the board?
VA-Apraisr 11/01/19 01:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Running generator on a hill

I've got the same year unit and pickup is top center on the rear tank. As mentioned, reasonably level for comfort as well as proper oil circulation within the generator. Gas will get to the unit in either case unless you're talking about a serious downhill/uphill location. Use your leveling blocks and/or improvise some boards to keep it semi-level just to avoid a costly mistake. I park on farms and beaches and always try to get it as level as possible since I run the generator all night when needed.
VA-Apraisr 10/27/19 03:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Class'C' E-450 Ford V10 lacks power?

And very beneficial and helpful to all of us who may find ourselves in a similar situation, that the OP follows up to reveal the "solution to the problem was....???". Don't leave us guessing. We all ask questions and look for ANSWERS on this board.
VA-Apraisr 10/24/19 02:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No Power from house batteries in class C Four winds 2004 ?

Is the electrical outlet (30amp) plugged into the electrical box at the rear? I've done this many times with my Ford 2004 Four Winds. There is no disconnect switch on this model (at least never found one in 15 years).
VA-Apraisr 09/29/19 09:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Living Space Sound System Options?

I'd either replace the stock system with an upgraded receiver/Bluetooth/Wireless unit and should be easy to replace door speakers and maybe add two speakers in the back section (just use undercarriage to run wires). I put in a Sirius system so I don't have to channel chase while going down the road. For TV, a soundbar is an excellent addition for the couch time.
VA-Apraisr 09/19/19 04:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shower stall caulking.

"An ounce of caulk is worth a pound of cure"....well, in my book anyway. Probably not necessary but I re-caulk this seam about every 2-3 years just to be safe. Cheaper than having to remove shower for moisture/mold issue. I use Duralink 50 which stays 50% flexible for life (useful for RV that's constant vibrating/moving). I use this stuff for windows/vents/shower/exterior lights etc. and have had very good results.
VA-Apraisr 09/09/19 01:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Louder TV??

Installed another ZVOX in my house yesterday and has made a world of difference! Terrific product in the RV and house. Didn't realize how much I was straining to hear, but, this soundbar is great for voice. Super product and highly recommend. Keeping the volume down on the TV is a blessing for everyone.
VA-Apraisr 09/07/19 01:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can't hear TV? ZVOX update!!

Thank YOU sir! Wouldn't have found it without your post :) I can't control the treble/bass as you can, but the volume of voice track was why I picked the model 203. And, same master volume high to 30 but seems 14-17 is plenty loud enough. Going to take my RV unit and put in my home today and wait for the other one I ordered to come in to put back in RV. Certainly hope others may benefit from this topic and solve a very annoying hearing problem. Thanks again for your guidance!!
VA-Apraisr 09/06/19 06:34am Class C Motorhomes
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