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Thortogo 07-16-2015 08:33 PM

We have a 2012 37dt challenger purchased new in jan. 2013. We have severe ongoing rubbing, or scrapping noises in our dinette slide. Three trips to factory have not solved this..the awful noise continues. Anyone else experience this in same model?


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tedgard01 07-16-2015 09:01 PM

Thor Challenger Owners Unite!
 
I assume you mean during the time you are extending them... Where does the sound seem to be coming from (e.g.: top, sides, base). What did they say at the factory? I have heard of some issues with the glides under the slide scraping the floor. I believe that some have solved the issue by adding a thin metal sheet under the glides.


Ted

Chief2600 07-17-2015 05:07 AM

37dt
 
I purchased 2012 37dt in February of 2012. Cross my fingers the only issue I have had with the slides is the super slide would not go out on my third trip due to a screw shorting the wiring harness. Watch for issue with the hydraulic jacks. I have replaced three brackets to date on the front passenger side. System seems to lift rig too high. C w fixed the first one but I had to pay for the other. Currently looking to sell my unit. Wife passed away and not interested in going out anymore.

ctpres 07-18-2015 02:43 PM

Washer/dryer install questions
 
About to install a vented Splendide WD2100XC. If you installed a combo washer/dryer, where did you vent the dryer and what kind of problems did you encounter? Current plan is install without cutting hole in finished side by running vent below thru floor and out.

tedgard01 07-18-2015 04:54 PM

I installed the stackable W/D. Vented through the side. It was higher on the side, because the dryer is on top. No problems at all so far. We liked the dryer separate from the washer. The clothes come out just like home, just a smaller load. We have used the combo before when in Europe, and the always had issues with the clothes either not getting dry or very wrinkled.

Good luck!

LyonsL 07-19-2015 05:44 PM

Washer & Dryer
 
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We also have a stackable washer & dryer and our dryer is vented out the side. The vent is next to the outside light, next to the entry door.
My DW prefers having both because she can wash one load while another is drying. They take about 1/2 the load of a standard full size washer & dryer and they work very well.

tedgard01 07-19-2015 06:45 PM

Thor Challenger Owners Unite!
 
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Originally Posted by LyonsL (Post 2657069)
... The vent is next to the outside light, next to the entry door. ...


Looks exactly like my vent, except because mine is the GT model, the washer and dryer are in a cabinet in the bathroom area on the driver's side, therefore it vents to the other side of the RV.

sbleiweiss 07-20-2015 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2657155)
Looks exactly like my vent, except because mine is the GT model, the washer and dryer are in a cabinet in the bathroom area on the driver's side, therefore it vents to the other side of the RV.

We have the combo in the KT. Vented outside. Works fine. We didn't want to give up the extra pantry space to have the stackables. We moved the drawers that were in the lower pantry to the upper space when the W/D went in.

LyonsL 07-20-2015 03:09 PM

Valve Stems on Inner Rear Wheels
 
I just read an article from a trucking website that stated the valve stems on steel & aluminum 22.5" wheels are brass and can be bent without damaging them. Can anyone tell me if that's true for the valve stems on my coach?

rvbunz 07-20-2015 06:22 PM

Larry, I replaced my stems with stainless steel from I believe Dually Valves. When I finally get my coach I can tell you exactly.

Thortogo 07-21-2015 12:45 PM

So now two years later and three trips back to Thor we still have severe and super annoying noise from large slide while driving and going over the slightest bump in roads. Luv our 37 DT BUT that noise is not acceptable. At a loss at this point.

LyonsL 07-23-2015 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by rvbunz (Post 2658747)
Larry, I replaced my stems with stainless steel from I believe Dually Valves. When I finally get my coach I can tell you exactly.

Thanks Bob but you can disregard that. I just ordered Dually Valves today.

Any word on when you're getting your coach back? Is it going to mess up your plans for your next trip?

bigdaddy5120 07-24-2015 12:22 PM

I completed my awning LED's today. I will get some night shots when it gets dark.

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and this, I am painting this black, I couldn't find a 2.5 meter in black. :
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I got the power from a cargo light, the porch light can be used , I just didn't want to mess with that. I will just have plug it into the control box when I want to use them, and store the plug in the awning track when not in use.
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bigben 07-24-2015 02:32 PM

Our experience
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thortogo (Post 2659946)
So now two years later and three trips back to Thor we still have severe and super annoying noise from large slide while driving and going over the slightest bump in roads. Luv our 37 DT BUT that noise is not acceptable. At a loss at this point.

Okay - here is our experience.

First off our service manager is a very skilled and knowledgeable guy. He and his staff diagnosed it and then fixed it - we thought. That's the bad news. Good news was he figured out what was wrong, fixed it but the repair didn't hold. But even at that, we for sure know our issue. The issue is on the the slide motor mount and the nylon (spelled plastic) alignment/retaining pins.

Going back in for the repair the service manager is gonna do.

IMO 90% of the fix if is knowing what is wrong.


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