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Old 05-13-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
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What is this switch for?

On my 2010 Discovery, I just cant figure out what this switch is for/does. Any ideas/suggestions?
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It's aftermarket so i bet anything short of luck will figure it out...other than following the wires...unless Fleetwood uses lighted switches like that. Does it look like other stock ones? I'm guessing no.
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Heated mirrors.
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It looks factory, not aftermarket, but who knows.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:49 AM   #5
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Heated mirrors.
I'm with you Petersr; This is a factory side view mirror heat switch.
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It looks like what I had on my Hurricane. When I put the brake on this like will go on letting me know that the brake is walking with the tow car.
But this is a rocker switch, not just a light.
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I have a switch like that on my 97 southwind that turns on the mirror heaters
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Heated mirrors, definately
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Thanks yall. Going to go with heated mirror switch.
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Hey Dego! Welcome to the Fleetwood Owners section! When did you give up on the Thor? Congrats on the Discovery and I hope you love it.
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Hey Dego! Welcome to the Fleetwood Owners section! When did you give up on the Thor? Congrats on the Discovery and I hope you love it.
LOL yea Sarah We got great use out of our Thor, probably more than most, but just could not live with it any longer. Thor is very innovative in their designs and floor plans, but they just build a complete PoS with just awful quality control and cheap junk everywhere, with customer service that will lie to you with every turn.

We did the whole switch about a month ago, was able to sell our Thor in under 2 weeks for $5K less than we paid for it 2 years ago, after driving it 11K miles around the country. Had a friend who had a 2010 Discovery 40X with 4,600 miles on it sitting in his warehouse that he never used. So we took it off his hands. So far we are very happy with it, our only gripe is the amount of storage/cupboard space inside the coach. Our Thor had almost double the space with a much smaller coach. The outside/underneath storage is massive and really way more than we will ever need or use.

In 3 weeks we will take off for our annual summer vacation trip, this year we are going West, so we will surely test its limits in every way. See how well it will climb all the Sierra Nevada Passes, especially Ebbetts Pass. Here is our trip so far, still tweaking it a bit.
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LOL yea Sarah We got great use out of our Thor, probably more than most, but just could not live with it any longer. Thor is very innovative in their designs and floor plans, but they just build a complete PoS with just awful quality control and cheap junk everywhere, with customer service that will lie to you with every turn.

We did the whole switch about a month ago, was able to sell our Thor in under 2 weeks for $5K less than we paid for it 2 years ago, after driving it 11K miles around the country. Had a friend who had a 2010 Discovery 40X with 4,600 miles on it sitting in his warehouse that he never used. So we took it off his hands. So far we are very happy with it, our only gripe is the amount of storage/cupboard space inside the coach. Our Thor had almost double the space with a much smaller coach. The outside/underneath storage is massive and really way more than we will ever need or use.

In 3 weeks we will take off for our annual summer vacation trip, this year we are going West, so we will surely test its limits in every way. See how well it will climb all the Sierra Nevada Passes, especially Ebbetts Pass. Here is our trip so far, still tweaking it a bit.
Well, congrats on the Discovery...and where are the photos??? I always admired your attitude while dealing with the Thor problems. It's too bad that Thor hasn't stepped up to the plate and that so many people are unhappy.

Looks like a great trip you have planned! We're heading for Durango in a couple of weeks and I can't wait.
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You will have fun in Durango, we love that area. Actually prefer Pagosa better, we go there skiing for spring break every year, but entire area is just incredible.

The ones I feel most sorry for is those poor Palazzo owners, those people really took it in the shorts. No one will buy those used coaches from them, and dealers wont give them anything for trade-ins when they try to get rid of them, and those who keep them just keep having one problem after another. Thor got too big too fast and hurt a lot of people along the way, am sure karma will catch up with them.

Did not really take any pictures, only one I have is the one for the Garage thread.
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You will have fun in Durango, we love that area. Actually prefer Pagosa better, we go there skiing for spring break every year, but entire area is just incredible.

The ones I feel most sorry for is those poor Palazzo owners, those people really took it in the shorts. No one will buy those used coaches from them, and dealers wont give them anything for trade-ins when they try to get rid of them, and those who keep them just keep having one problem after another. Thor got too big too fast and hurt a lot of people along the way, am sure karma will catch up with them.

Did not really take any pictures, only one I have is the one for the Garage thread.
Wow, she's a beauty! I'm thinking that in 3 or 4 years we'll be moving up to a Fleetwood DP. I hope you have as good luck with your Discovery as we have had with our Bounder. Over 2 years and ZERO significant problems, knock on imitation wood!! Of course, my hubby is pretty handy so when some small issue crops up he just takes care of it, plus he's good with preventive maintenance.

I feel the same way about the Palazzo owners...what a shame. I realize that all the posts are bringing down the value of those rigs, but how else will people KNOW what they are getting into? There should be some class action requiring Thor to make those units right or be forced to buy them back.
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