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Old 09-10-2013, 11:13 PM   #631
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Trek5,

The first thing done on ours was the heat shield - didn't help; second was an oil cooler in front of radiator - didn't help, and because of safety issues it was removed, third was vent in door (I think) -- didn't help; fourth and final was the push pump - works in the heat now. So ours was a progression of trying something and then trying something else.

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #632
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Here is the pump at the Summit Racing site:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/atx-e8012s
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #633
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its cheaper on Amazon:

Airtex E8012S Electric Fuel Pump : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #634
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the vented door and/or heat shield or wrap work? Or do they have to be done in combination with each other?

Just traveled across Nebraska and Iowa in 95+ - generator would shut down and not restart. First time I've had the opportunity to test it in the heat. I've read through most of the posts, but couldn't find a clear answer to this question. Thanks.
All together, I also relocated my fuel line to outside of the frame away from the V10 engine. You have to take the fuel line off at the generator anyway so its easy.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #635
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wow that pump has horrible ratings on Amazon, more bad than good. Think I will keep looking for a more reliable pump.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #636
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Amazon.com: Carter P60504 Electric Fuel Pump: Automotive
Looks like this is the goto pump for a lot of people, quiet and great ratings.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #637
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Fred,

I didn't respond earlier because I was confused as well. My coach is a 2013 model (man Mar of 2012), and the layout on mine is the same as every 2011, 2012, and 2013 (prior to Nov 2012 production) 29.2 that I've ever seen. The LPG bay was originally on the passenger side immediately behind the rear wheels and forward of the mega storage. The original genset location was on the drivers side, immediately behind the front wheel. For the fix, the two were swapped. I'm not doubting your coach layout, I've just never seen a 29.2 brochure, schematic, or coach in that configuration.
Thanks Moondog,

My coach has a July, 2011 manufacture date and I have seen at least 2 other 29.2 Aces that have the same configuration as mine with the LPG tank directly behind the genset on the driver side. I wonder why/when they moved the tank to the passenger side since the passenger side storage bay just forward of the mega storage is very useful. The upper portion of it extends all the way across the coach and allows for storing long/flat items. I keep my solar panels and the patio mat up in there. Everything I need to pull out when I arrive at my destination I keep in that handy bay (mat, chairs, small table, patio lights, leveling blocks) so I would not want to lose it to the genset.

I am headed back to FLA and Lazy Days in November and I am requesting that they install the heat shield, vented door, etc along with a push pump as a resolution to the generator problem. In January we are beginning a lazy 9 month trip across the gulf coast to the southwest, then turning north and not stopping until we hit Alaska in July/August. I don't want to have any problems when we hit the deserts of Arizona/Nevada in May/June.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:22 AM   #638
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Mine is working fine in the new location, but truly, it hasn't been hot enough for a real test.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:59 PM   #640
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Update:

Amazingly Thor paid me the money directly I had spent to installed the push pump, heat shield, relocate fuel line and to install the vented door.

After sending a certified letter to CEO of Thor and asking them to fix my generator, they gave me the same runaround you all got (that they are working on it with their engineers) so I fixed it myself. I then tried to bill Thor and got nowhere, so I sent another letter, rather a bill, certified to the CEO again and I got paid!

Thor had me sign a statement saying I wouldn't make a claim for the generator problem again (which is illegal) but since my warrantee was up in January I went for it.
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How much did you bill them? I was thinking the same thing, since I did all of their stupid fixes that did not work, plus now I am going to do your fix and install a new pump just like you did.

I know if you took your rig to a shop and had them do the generator move, it would cost Thor $2K minimum.
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$1150.00, I charged $75 bucks an hour plus parts and materials. I even charged them for the certified letters. They got off easy!
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Talk to Scott he was the one who contacted me after the second certified letter
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #644
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Scott is whom I have been dealing with the entire time with these guys. I have been tracking my hours on this deal every time I get to fooling with this generator. My last email from Scott said he would contact me once they had a solution worked out. That has been about 4 months ago, have not heard a peep out of Scott since.

I was thinking of just filing a small claims court deal here, the JP office is just down the street from the house, will only cost me a $60 filling fee, and a service fee which is usually about $65. Once they get that, they will have to respond or get defaulted, will cost them more in legal fee's to review than it will be worth to show up. Might be a faster solution.
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