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Old 09-01-2017, 07:48 PM   #1
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Front curtain on 2016 Thor ACE 30.1 (probably other models as well, beyond ACE)

We recently traveled to Oregon (for the eclipse, hooray!) and had occasion for the first time in several months to actually look at the curtain that closes off the windshield and cab windows. The backing (white, facing out) is in shreds. It falls apart at a touch. Apparently the material has been broken down by sun exposure. At home the coach is parked facing roughly south.

Coach is a 2016 ACE 30.1 which purchased new less than a year ago. I'm sure the curtains are the same on other ACE models, and I would be surprised if the same curtains aren't used in at least some other lines. Anybody else run into this?

We are taking it to the dealer for replacement - but of course we have no expectation that the replacement curtains will hold up any better.
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We recently traveled to Oregon (for the eclipse, hooray!) and had occasion for the first time in several months to actually look at the curtain that closes off the windshield and cab windows. The backing (white, facing out) is in shreds. It falls apart at a touch. Apparently the material has been broken down by sun exposure. At home the coach is parked facing roughly south.

Coach is a 2016 ACE 30.1 which purchased new less than a year ago. I'm sure the curtains are the same on other ACE models, and I would be surprised if the same curtains aren't used in at least some other lines. Anybody else run into this?

We are taking it to the dealer for replacement - but of course we have no expectation that the replacement curtains will hold up any better.
Common issue with many Thor windshield curtains. You are not alone.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:19 AM   #3
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I have a 2015 Thor Ace and my curtains had the same issue when I bought it off the lot!! They replaced them and the new ones are still looking good after two years.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:06 AM   #4
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April 2015 purchase, have not noticed an issue yet. Coach is stored in a shed out of the sun. Maybe that is the difference?
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April 2015 purchase, have not noticed an issue yet. Coach is stored in a shed out of the sun. Maybe that is the difference?


Could be. My coach is covered now and it's been fine for the past 2 years
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Our 2014 ACE 27.1 experienced the same deterioration of the lining on the windshield curtain a couple years ago. Our ACE is store out in the sun and is only covered during the winter. Made a huge mess. My wife ended up cutting out all the lining. She had planned to replace the lining or the curtains but that hasn't happened yet. I need to find replacements.
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Our 2014 ACE 27.1 experienced the same deterioration of the lining on the windshield curtain a couple years ago. Our ACE is store out in the sun and is only covered during the winter. Made a huge mess. My wife ended up cutting out all the lining. She had planned to replace the lining or the curtains but that hasn't happened yet. I need to find replacements.
What kind of fastener holds them up? Can you post a pic if they are plastic clips? I may have a set since ours has a different overhead and they put the normal curtains in there also.
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