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Frankc643 02-10-2019 02:33 PM

Just a quick update on the awning switch issue. After searching wires, I located a cut thin wire where the power goes from sharp base and into the awning seam to the motor. Wire was very tight from aluminum tube to awning causing friction to cut the wire. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. After correcting the issue with a spliced wire and adding some slack, I was able to properly extend and retract.

djwatts 03-11-2019 06:23 AM

Slide-out Fluid
 
I have a 2015 Thor Challenger 37TB. Just parked it in my driveway after picking it up from service at Camping World. It rained really hard for several hours. When I got in it the next day, there was a brownish liquid all over the floor. Looks like it was running out from under the sofa and dinette which is on a slide. The liquid was very tough to remove.

Is this hydraulic slide fluid? Does this signify a leak in the slide motor? Any ideas on how to identify where the leak is happing and how to fix?

djwatts 03-11-2019 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by djwatts (Post 4672168)
I have a 2015 Thor Challenger 37TB. Just parked it in my driveway after picking it up from service at Camping World. It rained really hard for several hours. When I got in it the next day, there was a brownish liquid all over the floor. Looks like it was running out from under the sofa and dinette which is on a slide. The liquid was very tough to remove.

Is this hydraulic slide fluid? Does this signify a leak in the slide motor? Any ideas on how to identify where the leak is happening and how to fix?

Actually, now that recall, before I took it to CW, there was a puddle of hydraulic fluid the ground under that slide. I reported as a leveler issue which I am having as well.

djwatts 03-11-2019 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by djwatts (Post 4672259)
Actually, now that recall, before I took it to CW, there was a puddle of hydraulic fluid the ground under that slide. I reported as a leveler issue which I am having as well.

This is a Schwinteck system. So, does it even have hydraulic fluid or could the leak be something else. If it's the levelers, why would it leak in the cabin?

djwatts 03-12-2019 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by djwatts (Post 4672513)
This is a Schwinteck system. So, does it even have hydraulic fluid or could the leak be something else. If it's the levelers, why would it leak in the cabin?

Update- leak inside the coach was not hydraulic fluid. It was greazy water from the slide. Must be leaking through the seals.

sbleiweiss 03-12-2019 09:22 AM

My 14 1/2 KT doesn't have hydraulic slides; all electric.

djwatts 03-12-2019 12:07 PM

Headlight Short
 
When I hit a bump in my 2015 37TB, the camera flickers, the high beam indicator on the dash flickers, and the headlights flicker. CW said they found a loose connection in the back-up camera and fixed it but could not reproduce the headlight issue. However, on my way home from CW the headlights are still doing the same thing. The high beam indicator does this even if the headlights are off.

Any clue where this short might be located?

camaromance 03-13-2019 05:42 AM

Inverter location
 
I have a 2012 37KT. Does anyone know where the inverter is located? Not the converter. I know where that is. I accidentally plugged a space heater into one of the inverter outlets and tripped the breaker on the inverter. I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find it. Thanks.

sbleiweiss 03-13-2019 09:25 AM

[QUOTE=However, on my way home from CW the headlights are still doing the same thing. The high beam indicator does this even if the headlights are off.

Any clue where this short might be located?[/QUOTE]


The short is in your navigation system. It took you to the wrong repair shop.

sbleiweiss 03-13-2019 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by camaromance (Post 4675438)
I have a 2012 37KT. Does anyone know where the inverter is located? Not the converter. I know where that is. I accidentally plugged a space heater into one of the inverter outlets and tripped the breaker on the inverter. I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find it. Thanks.


Aren't they part of the same unit?

camaromance 03-13-2019 10:15 AM

I don't think so. I have the intelli-power PD9100 converter and the WFCO WF-600 inverter with the remote button option. The owner's manual for the inverter looks nothing like the converter. I asked Thor and they said its in a stow on the drivers side. Nope...found the leveling control sensor and the slide controller but nothing that resembles an inverter.

djwatts 03-13-2019 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by sbleiweiss (Post 4675719)
The short is in your navigation system. It took you to the wrong repair shop.

True, but when you pay $2995 for a 7 year extended warranty at CW, makes sense to take it there.

I found the post from fluffybunny that had the same issue. PM'd them and they said it was a grounding issue. I found the ground wire that was loose and sure enough it was causing them to flicker as I wiggled it. Tightened it down and no more flickering.

JnT 03-14-2019 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by djwatts (Post 4674424)
When I hit a bump in my 2015 37TB, the camera flickers, the high beam indicator on the dash flickers, and the headlights flicker. CW said they found a loose connection in the back-up camera and fixed it but could not reproduce the headlight issue. However, on my way home from CW the headlights are still doing the same thing. The high beam indicator does this even if the headlights are off.

Any clue where this short might be located?

I had the same problem with our 2015 37TB. Check the ground connection on the driver's side where the front cap posts connect to the chassis. They are horizontal. Our loose ground was due to Thor's use of self tapping screws for these front cap connections.... one of which was also the ground wire connection. Drilled new holes all the way through and put in stainless bolts to replace the self tappers. Sorry but we are about 4 hours away from our rig or I would be able to provide a pic too.

Hit_the_Rhod 03-14-2019 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by djwatts (Post 4676027)
True, but when you pay $2995 for a 7 year extended warranty at CW, makes sense to take it there.

I found the post from fluffybunny that had the same issue. PM'd them and they said it was a grounding issue. I found the ground wire that was loose and sure enough it was causing them to flicker as I wiggled it. Tightened it down and no more flickering.


Perhaps you should contact the CW shop that attempted to accomplish the repair and ask them for your money back on your extended warranty, as IRV2 users appear to know more than their techs do . . . :D


Glad you found the problem!


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