Originally Posted by Jmac00
So it's getting serious now, me and the Admiral are now "in the market" for a motor coach. Probably going to buy one next spring.
we are down to the Thor Magnitude XG32, and/or a Coachman Concord 300TS. we are looking at our options for either new or used.
Because we plan to cover the roof with solar panels and spend most of our time in the wilderness, I was wondering if anyone has put a wench on the front of a XG-32. Or if it's even a good idea to put a wench on the front?
If you own one of these units, can I get your impression of them, drivability/performance, any issues with your unit.
Im a heating contractor, so fixing things is no big deal to me. we are not going to be getting any extended warranties or any of that stuff. I got contractors all around the country that I communicate with from the HVAC forms and many have said to swing by and say "hi" once we are on the road.
Thanx in advance
We have a 2022 Thor Omni BT36. Here is a partial list of the issues we've had with it so far:
1. The exterior awning roller shaft was installed without the essential e-clip to hold it in position, so the roller shaft came out of the motor housing and the awning deployed explosively and unexpectedly. THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED A FATAL ACCIDENT IF THIS HAD HAPPENED WHILE WE WERE DRIVING.
2. Exterior trim on the front of the coach is pulling away from the coach’s body; some screws appear to be missing, and the single screw that is visible has broken off.
3. The edge of the fiberglass coach body just above the truck cab on the passenger side is crumbling away.
4. A roof section over the loft area appears to be buckling in as though it’s melting.
5. The full-wall slide will now not open completely, and the motor re-sync function does not resolve the issue.
The ceiling trim above the bed in the master bedroom fell out of the ceiling immediately; it appears to have been attached with two tiny staples
that immediately came out due to gravity.
The wood trim above the microwave fell out immediately; it doesn’t appear to have been glued in
or had any other way of being secured.
The plumbing for the grey water tank wasn’t glued in
and leaked immediately upon usage. Rather than the glue being applied around
the pipe before it was inserted into the tank reducer section, it looked as though it had been poured over
it. I simply lifted out the pipe between the reducer segment and the gate valve since it wasn’t secured in place.
Both sinks in the kitchen area leaked because there were no seals or plumber’s putty under the sink basket strainer/drain assemblies
and there was a gap on each side between the drain assembly and the sink.
The main entry door to the coach was installed incorrectly
and doesn’t close properly at the top, causing the deadbolt not to engage. We had to grind out the metal around the deadbolt to be able to lock the door.
The lid was left off the leveling jack fluid reservo
ir when it was filled at the factory and was just sitting next to the opening, so the fluid was splashing out during travel until we discovered that issue. It’s amazing that the lid wasn’t lost in transit at some point before us finding it had not been put on after filling the reservoir.
The door on the large back storage bay under the bedroom slide was installed improperly
and is nearly impossible to open/close.
The vinyl flooring is already bubbling up
in multiple areas.
The display for the solar panel was hanging out of the wall
½” on one side because the installer used screws that were too large for the channels and missed the cut-out in the wall panel anyway.
The wood trim above the headboard and below the storage cabinets in the bedroom (where the reading lights are mounted) is sagging down due to the staples pulling out
The upper back corner trim on the full-wall slide has fallen off
Drawers were sliding out during travel because multiple drawer rails were secured in the back with masking tape rather than with screws into the frame
The loft ladder would not stay secure in the rack in the closet and kept falling onto the floor because the racks were installed incorrectly
, and the ladder didn’t fit into the slots.
The large rolling storage tray under the cooktop was installed incorrectly
and fell out onto the floor when it was extended the first time.
The refrigerator is not level
and is pushing up against the left wall; it appears to be sitting on a bundle of electrical wires behind it.
The valve for the ice maker water line is BEHIND all the heating ducts
below the refrigerator and completely inaccessible. It can only be seen by removing the cover to the furnace on the exterior of the coach, where it is visible behind the furnace mounting assembly. The entire furnace assembly would have to be removed to turn the water on to the ice maker.
The large drawers in the bedroom are secured into the slide rails with one tiny screw on each side
which barely goes into the drawer box; once clothes are put into the drawers, the screws pull out and the drawer boxes fall out of the rails onto the floor.
The walls in the hallway across from the pantry and the bedroom next to the wardrobe have pulled away from the frame
; in some cases, the staples weren’t even in the wood framing; they just went through the plastic edge trim.
The plastic trim is coming off the edges of several walls
The plastic /housing cover over the front bumper is warping
The lights in the loft above the truck cab were installed incorrectly and would not turn on
The door between the back bathroom and bedroom will not stay closed and bangs open during travel. We’ve tried to adjust to locking mechanism, but that doesn’t seem to address the issue, which may be related to the door being mounted crookedly
Some of the rolling blinds over the windows are installed so crookedly
that when you pull them down, they don’t cover part of the window.
There is no insulation in the sliding electric cover
for the “Sky Shade,” so the loft area gets to over 100 degrees within a few minutes when the exterior temperature is around 80 degrees. Between the large window and the fiberglass ceiling in the loft, that area is pretty much unusable and makes it extremely hard to cool the front part of the coach.
WWe're fixing some of these things as we go, but the issues with the top section melting, the fiberglass crumbling off around the cab, the trim coming off the exterior, the awning flying out and falling apart, etc. - those have convinced us that there was absolutely no expectation on the part of Thor to produce a quality product.