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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-05-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,091
Posted By EricGT
When is the prime time to sell? I’ve been on...

When is the prime time to sell?
I’ve been on RVT for a month now and nada.
My local shop says nothing sells in the NE until spring.
However I hate to be missing out on sales due to price, which...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-22-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,227
Posted By EricGT
Never had a job Larry couldn't complete. And I...

Never had a job Larry couldn't complete. And I have had some odd requests. :D

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BKC-Auto-Repair-RV-Service/647348228652102
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-21-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,227
Posted By EricGT
I don't know where you live but read you...

I don't know where you live but read you mentioned PA.
I live in south central PA and can recommend an excellent shop that will work on any make or model rv.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-15-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,227
Posted By EricGT
Same here actually. :thumb:

Same here actually. :thumb:
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-15-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,227
Posted By EricGT
I've heard ACE's called far worse by their...

I've heard ACE's called far worse by their owners. :laugh:
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-15-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,227
Posted By EricGT
I honestly feel you are trying to polish a turd. ...

I honestly feel you are trying to polish a turd. I don't mean that in a negative way as I like my ACE.
However, it is what it is.
From talking to people who have moved from a gasser to a diesel...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-12-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By EricGT
Not trying to be a bother. I thought maybe if you...

Not trying to be a bother. I thought maybe if you still had the item # from Amazon.
I'm going to the pole building thus weekend. 😉
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-12-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By EricGT
Too lazy to drive over to the storage...

Too lazy to drive over to the storage building...link please?
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-05-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By EricGT
Replacement bedspread

The stitching has been tearing apart at various locations on our bedspread.
I noticed it actually started coming apart after our first trip.

Who makes a replacement style bedspread? I do like...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-04-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By EricGT
What do you use for bulbs in your compartments?

The interior of the ACE is all LED lighting.
However, the storage compartments have regular bulbs which tend to get hot over time.
Several times I have had items inside my compartments start to...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,933
Posted By EricGT
Extended warranty purchased at Camping World.

Can it only be used via CW or can it be used through any service center?
To the best of my knowledge it is a third party provider.
I had an issue in which the shower pipe cracked because the hole...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-24-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By EricGT
Those of you with 2016+ ACE's, how much do you tow?

I'm not referring to flat towing.
I have a trip planned for this Friday pulling my boat- 7000#.
Pretty easy trip- 3 hours, no hills.
My ACE was the last year with the 5000# hitch which I had...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-19-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By EricGT
To piggyback on this. I did not see much of a...

To piggyback on this. I did not see much of a difference with the Cheap Handling Fix (google if you don't know), but the 5 star tune is noticeable!
Our ACE drives completely different with it. I...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-18-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 350,532
Posted By EricGT
It may seem minor, but the relocation of the...

It may seem minor, but the relocation of the toilet paper holder is a huge hit with the ladies of the family.
Something about boys and bad aim...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-17-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By EricGT
Final payment just mailed! Now what...

I guess it's time to sell the ACE. :laugh:
Off and on I frequent motorhome sites looking at what is available in the price range of my ACE. I can honestly say nothing has really caught my...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-21-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 57,423
Posted By EricGT
The Jensen radio is a piece of junk. After...

The Jensen radio is a piece of junk. After spending $85k+ for a new ACE 30.1, what's another $300? Both Jensen head units are garbage actually. Tear that radio out and replace with something at...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-21-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By EricGT
Agreed with above. Keep plugged in at all times....

Agreed with above. Keep plugged in at all times. Make sure water levels are good in batteries. I keep mine on jacks if setting for longer than a week.
Are there any strong fundamental reasons in...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-21-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By EricGT
Things that still make me lol about the design of my ACE.

Whoever decided to place the rear head unit right next to the bed? I am still after all these years trying to understand the value of the placement.
Whenever in use, I need to lay across the bed to...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-05-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By EricGT
Our 30.1 with full propane, fuel, water, and all...

Our 30.1 with full propane, fuel, water, and all 'camping items' packed weighed under 16k. I believe it was around 15,800.
FWIW
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-08-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,411
Posted By EricGT
Yeah, I just noticed on the ACE Features page...

Yeah, I just noticed on the ACE Features page they all now come with the Cummins ISB engine.
Boy, I missed out!!!
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-20-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 45,354
Posted By EricGT
Great write up and one I can 100% identify with. ...

Great write up and one I can 100% identify with. :thumb:
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-06-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 350,532
Posted By EricGT
Wow, I did not know this! I too have wondered...

Wow, I did not know this!
I too have wondered how I can turn that rear window into something useful. The bedroom gets a tad warm requiring me to run the a/c often times.
It's a shame being as how...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-05-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 45,354
Posted By EricGT
People have been tuning engines for decades- gas...

People have been tuning engines for decades- gas and diesel.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-01-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By EricGT
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_35...

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_3529334_0_270d892321708d5fc424e8d5af8d9a85.jpg
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-01-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By EricGT
Chaparral 236SSX.

Chaparral 236SSX.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-30-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
Oh, the grammatical errors. 😐

Oh, the grammatical errors. 😐
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-30-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
I trying to convince myself I don't drive enough...

I trying to convince myself I don't drive enough miles for a diesel either- 2000 annually.
Fwiw, I've actually defied the ACE demons and gave a pretty decent model. A $500 hitch is a better...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-30-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
Well it was fun while it lasted. Wholesale...

Well it was fun while it lasted.
Wholesale trade in value of my ACE with 6800 miles is $45k. Wow.
They asked what I was looking for and I mentioned since the Palazzo has been on their lot for a...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-30-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
Well, I see things a little better now. Make...

Well, I see things a little better now.
Make sure the tanks are empty, half a tank of gas (3 hour trip), and make my friend carry the coolers of beer in his truck and I may be able to work around...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
Thank-you! So I guess the question I need to...

Thank-you!
So I guess the question I need to ask the dealer selling the rv is what is the current weight of the motorhome and what exactly does that include- full tanks, gas, etc.
*It appears after...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
Well that's not good to hear. I have been trying...

Well that's not good to hear. I have been trying fine what the Palazzo itself weighs fully loaded.
As stated before, I need a 6-7k cushion for the boat.
My ACE has that. I just need a heavier...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
It's a difficult decision for the wife and I. ...

It's a difficult decision for the wife and I.
We haul the boat twice annually with the ACE.
It was our first new motorhome purchase and the wife said 'buy new'. I asked how much, she said no more...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By EricGT
Thor Palazzo 33.1 from ACE 30.1?

Is this a good decision?
I posted earlier about towing a 6k boat behind the ACE and some recommended not doing such.
So it appears the next step up would be a the 33.1 Palazzo. I don't want to...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By EricGT
Thank you! Yes, this is the second shop that...

Thank you!
Yes, this is the second shop that recommended doing so. The other shop was one I used on my class c and they stated they could do the same thing...beef up the hitch as it was only a...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-28-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By EricGT
Please tell me if this makes sense before I go out and accidentally kill someone.

Well, I'm sure that title got your attention! :laugh:
Anyway, I have a 2015 Thor ACE 30.1 which was rated at these specs:
18K GVWR, 23K GCWR, 5K trailer hitch

There was a change mid-season...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-26-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,107
Posted By EricGT
I don't think I can agree with this. Yes, I do...

I don't think I can agree with this. Yes, I do feel a $1M motorhome is going to be a better experience.
I am quite sure if I drive 500 miles in a Prevost, it is going to be quite a different...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By EricGT
I purchased the Camco Rhinoflex and then 2...

I purchased the Camco Rhinoflex and then 2 extension hoses. I have already had to use both extensions. The hose supports are a necessity to make sure everything 'flows' to it's destination. You...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By EricGT
Thor repaired our pump once 'I' sent it in for...

Thor repaired our pump once 'I' sent it in for repair. It leaked since day one. I did not catch it during the walk around because the entire bay was covered with water since they had just finished...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,107
Posted By EricGT
I truly wonder what the magical dollar amount is?...

I truly wonder what the magical dollar amount is?
I know when we purchased our ACE, there was a Forest River Georgetown next to it for $130k and I wondered if perhaps we should opt for that model.
...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-23-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45,354
Posted By EricGT
I just ordered mine. Was on the fence. But...

I just ordered mine.
Was on the fence. But with the group buy, I figured give it a shot.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-23-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,107
Posted By EricGT
I am sad hearing this. I remember your...

I am sad hearing this. I remember your posts/adventures from back when I was frequenting the site. Once my ACE gets plugged in, I go on an IRV2 hiatus. Things are starting to finally get...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-25-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,887
Posted By EricGT
Had mine replaced while in for another item. ...

Had mine replaced while in for another item.
Looks pretty much the same. It appears a bit softer.
Magnets still don't work properly in keeping the door closed. :laugh:
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-23-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By EricGT
Quiet water pump?

It has been a while since I have posted in here because quite frankly everything is working pretty well on the ACE.
One thing that did get me thinking though is about our water pump.

We just came...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 09-08-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,299
Posted By EricGT
That's a new one for me. :confused:

That's a new one for me. :confused:
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 08-16-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,802
Posted By EricGT
We pay all but $100 at 2 of our favorite sites:...

We pay all but $100 at 2 of our favorite sites: Castaways, MD and Bethpage, VA.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-16-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By EricGT
Power awning- speed?

At what speed do your power awnings close?
From the start it has taken close to a minute to close.
The rep at CW (where I bought it) said that was normal.

Yesterday when packing up to leave, it...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-11-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,351
Posted By EricGT
Really? I have found quite the opposite to be...

Really? I have found quite the opposite to be true.
I have found our issues to be mild compared to some of the big dollar motorhomes in campgrounds I have frequented.
Just because one spends more...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-11-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,962
Posted By EricGT
Sometimes, you just have to shake your head and...

Sometimes, you just have to shake your head and laugh.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-09-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,619
Posted By EricGT
Personally I would run from anything labeled...

Personally I would run from anything labeled Jensen.
Their quality is pretty well bottom of the barrel for head units.

I replaced mine, although it was still under warranty, with a Clarion. I...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-03-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By EricGT
I wonder how the chat feature works and if it can...

I wonder how the chat feature works and if it can be utilized from a cellphone?

DrDaveMA- I know exactly what you are saying! Sometimes I just use the motorhome antenna because it is easier which...
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