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LyonsL 11-27-2014 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by sbleiweiss (Post 2324184)
For those of you more tech savvy than me, I have been told different things by different Thor dealers. Does the chassis battery charge when the MH is plugged into 50 amp service? 30 amp? 20 amp?

My Challenger is plugged into a 50 amp service at my house but it only draws 2 amps to keep the batteries charged. You should be able to keep the batteries charged even if the coach is plugged into a 15 amp service.

ctpres 11-27-2014 07:00 AM

Wrong manual with new coach
 
Tried to calibrate leveling system and no go. Finally found correct procedure in newer manual. If you have display on the control pad this is the manual you need.
https://https://lci1.com/assets/conte...e-Leveling.pdf

sbleiweiss 11-27-2014 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2325986)
One day? What is running? Did you turn the battery disconnect switch off?

I am not sure if it charges the batteries with the disconnect switch off.

Mine is parked beside my house, and I have a 50 amp box installed, so I don't know how long it would run on 20 amp. Regardless, mine has set far longer than one day without running down the batteries, and it was not plugged into anything.


Ted

I didn't mean it was parked for one day. It was there for more than a month. Still though, if it charges while plugged in then why would it have been dead? Maybe the battery disconnect was shut down. Maybe that is what the problem was. Hasn't done it since, although we now have 50 amp service, like you.

sbleiweiss 11-27-2014 09:25 AM

Does anyone know what would cause a slight buzzing sound during the night that my wife hears from the bedroom in some RV Parks but not all? Sounds like it is coming from the basement below the head of the bed (driver's side-rear).

tedgard01 11-27-2014 09:54 AM

Thor Challenger Owners Unite!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sbleiweiss (Post 2326410)
Does anyone know what would cause a slight buzzing sound during the night that my wife hears from the bedroom in some RV Parks but not all? Sounds like it is coming from the basement below the head of the bed (driver's side-rear).

Probably the power box where the 50 amp hooks up. The name of the device escapes me (transformer, converter??).... On my Challenger, it is in the last bay on the driver's side of the coach. Does she sleep on the far side of the bed (away from the bathroom)? That is my guess... Also, the water heater is on that side. Regardless, the A/C and/or heater are far louder....


Ted

tedgard01 11-27-2014 10:09 AM

FYI - thinking about the heater and the vent in the bedroom....

I found that if you have the heater on, the bed room is much warmer than the rest of the coach. I found a cheep solution that helps to regulate the heat, and push more up to the front of the coach.

I took off the vent in the bedroom and took one of the flat (but concave) sink strainers (picked it up at Lowe's or Home Depot) and duct taped it into the inside of the vent. Then I put duct tape over more than half of the holes in the sink strainer. After replacing the vent, it now pushes more heat up front which makes the heat more even throughout the coach.


Ted

bigdaddy5120 11-27-2014 11:38 AM

Anybody know what these connectors are ? They located on the driver side of the windshield and look like they might extra connector for the power shades but I'm not sure.
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...2c511da097.jpg

tedgard01 11-27-2014 02:54 PM

Thor Challenger Owners Unite!
 
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Originally Posted by bigdaddy5120 (Post 2326543)
Anybody know what these connectors are ?


If my memory serves me right, I think they are used to program the shades to prevent them from going down too far when the key is on, etc. I don't think they will be used unless you have an issue with the shades, or they need to be replaced, etc.


Ted

bigdaddy5120 11-27-2014 03:55 PM

Can someone post a pic of the residential refrigerator door lock on the 2015's ? I heard that THOR put a lock on these to keep your food from spilling out during travel. Anyone come up with a good solution for the 2014"s ? I have been using a bungee cord .

Also has anyone put any speakers up front ? I can't hear mine while traveling without blasting them because they are located behind you in the ceiling.

sbleiweiss 11-27-2014 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bigdaddy5120 (Post 2326718)
Can someone post a pic of the residential refrigerator door lock on the 2015's ? I heard that THOR put a lock on these to keep your food from spilling out during travel. Anyone come up with a good solution for the 2014"s ? I have been using a bungee cord .

Also has anyone put any speakers up front ? I can't hear mine while traveling without blasting them because they are located behind you in the ceiling.

We have a 2014.5 challenger KT. Thor drilled a hole in the fridge between the refrigerator door and the freezer door, and put a long screw with a flat plastic head on it to keep the doors locked shut while travelling. A rather primitive fix, but it does the job. We actually put a larger head on to keep the doors shut for sure.

okiefrank 11-27-2014 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2326446)
Probably the power box where the 50 amp hooks up. The name of the device escapes me (transformer, converter??).... On my Challenger, it is in the last bay on the driver's side of the coach. Does she sleep on the far side of the bed (away from the bathroom)? That is my guess... Also, the water heater is on that side. Regardless, the A/C and/or heater are far louder....


Ted

The inverter in my 37GT was located at the head of the bed. The only way to get to it the tech had to crawl under the back side of the bed, remove a panel that exposes the hot water heater, using a flashlight and mirror he found the elusive INVERTER, located at the front side of the bed behind the storage under the bed, It has a breaker on it and it was tripped. We moved it into the compartmewnt under the bed so the lights and breaker can be seen when the raised bed. The breaker being tripped, I had to turn on the inverter any time I wanted to use the TV .
The idiot at tge factory said thats the way they are made,, having to turn on the inverter to view tv even plugged into shore power. After we tripped the breaker on the tv works without the inverter on. It does maker a slight humming sound sometimes.

bigdaddy5120 11-28-2014 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by sbleiweiss (Post 2327026)
We have a 2014.5 challenger KT. Thor drilled a hole in the fridge between the refrigerator door and the freezer door, and put a long screw with a flat plastic head on it to keep the doors locked shut while travelling. A rather primitive fix, but it does the job. We actually put a larger head on to keep the doors shut for sure.

I got this hole on mine between the doors, is this what you talking about ? Also can you post a picture of the setup ?
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...ecaaf7ce3e.jpg

streamcamper 11-28-2014 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2326675)
If my memory serves me right, I think they are used to program the shades to prevent them from going down too far when the key is on, etc. I don't think they will be used unless you have an issue with the shades, or they need to be replaced, etc.


Ted

I was advised same during PDI...

ctpres 11-29-2014 06:28 AM

More Mod's Fixes and Upgrades
 
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#34. Our old coach had the portable surge protector and it was OK but I was sometimes lazy and didn't use it. Also I had concerns about theft and such an expensive item suffering from constant connect/disconnect. So decided to go hardwired this time. Found Surge Guard 34560 on Ebay for $189.00. Biggest problem was, where to install it. Instructions said before ATS or after. After ATS would be ideal as then you get protection for gen and shore power. Our 2015 37KT has some really weird stuff going on with the way things are installed so I couldn't do that without major work. Park power connector is in next to last bay and ATS is in the last. That means gen and park power lines go all the way to the end of coach, go thru ATS and then come back twords the front. Also coming out of ATS the power line leaves basement and runs outside along chassis and then back into basement at the park power connection. Once our coach is out of warranty I will clean that mess up. I just bolted a piece of wood the floor posts for a mounting surface. That put LED lights up high enough to still be seen even with compartment full. Working with that heavy wire was the biggest problem.


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