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Old 07-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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newbee help - '96 Thor Residency

hi all could use some help just bought my first rv a 1996 thor resideincy and was woundering if anyone has a manual or any info on it.

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Howdy and welcome to the forum! That's a great looking rig you have there. Sorry I don't have any info on the manual, but you might check out the Thor Owner's Section of the forum for more info.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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Hello buynow43 and

Congrats on the "new" motorhome. Looks like it was well cared for.

Motorhome manuals are a funny thing since each component gets its own manual. If you are able to come up with a Thor Owners Manual, I think you will find it to be of minimal help. Most are usually VERY generic in operating certain aspects of the coach itself and camping in general.

There is usually a separate manual for the chassis. Looking at your picture, I suspect you have the Ford chassis. Here is a link you'll find handy: http://www.irv2.com/forums/downloads...3e7c2875020bd0

The rest of your coach systems like the furnace, fridge and such all have their own manuals depending on make & model. Here is a link to get you started on those: Service Documents

That should keep you busy for a while.
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thank you

thanks for the help it is on a ford chase
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how makes it

another question does any one know who made this motor home 1995-6 thor resideincy
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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another question does any one know who made this motor home 1995-6 thor resideincy
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Seriously?

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was not made buy thor


yes i wasn't sure if it was made in ca by thor or mountain high.i have found out it was made by Thor Industries West in CA and in 1999 sold their plant to a group named Mountain High CoachWorks who continued building Pinnacle and Residency coaches until mid 2001 then closed down their plant for good.

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Old 07-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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Older Thor's are great units

I am sure you will get a lot of great trips out of that unit. We purchased a 1995 Thor Manor last spring and put over 50 THOUSAND kilometers on it over the winter while snowbirding, and it is still humming along like new. No problems what so ever.

This summer we are going to do a little spruce-up on it - change the interior colors from the pink and blue , but other than that, nothing is required.
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What model Thor Residency did you buy? I bought my 1997 Thor Residency in March and it came with a manual. However, there really isn't any great information in there. Just very basic information.
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well i dont know purchased it off ebay and havent picked it up yet.flying to ohio next week and drive it home. dont know if it has any manuels would love to look at any you have,tryed finding some info on web with no luck

that size tires do you have on yours.


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well i dont know purchased it off ebay and havent picked it up yet.flying to ohio next week and drive it home. dont know if it has any manuels would love to look at any you have,tryed finding some info on web with no luck

that size tires do you have on yours.


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My MH has 235/85/16 tires, which seem to be pretty standard for mid 90's MHs. They don't carry as much weight as the larger/newer tires, but the plus is that they also don't cost anywhere near as much. A buddy of mine has the 22.5" tires and got quotes of about $500-600 per tire. Prices for my tires were $150 each.

As for manuals, one that I did get that is helpful is the Ford chassis manual. It provides alot of information on the drivetrain/suspension etc.

As for the Thor manual, it is very basis. Things like how to turn on the lights, A/C etc. It covers several models and knowing which model you have would help me see if this covers your MH.

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ok thanks i will know more in a week when i pick it up.
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hey nick cant get the link to work http://www.irv2.com/forums/downloads...3e7c2875020bd0
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Try this: iRV2 Forums - Files - 96_F53_ChassisManual.pdf

Then click the Download on the right.
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