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Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-09-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By LeRoi2
Dead Battery

Does your rig have a battery control center box? It possibly does. This is box that controls all battery charging, and power disbursements to all of the batteries, coach and chassis.

They have a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-09-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,090
Posted By LeRoi2
RV Industry

What you are experiencing is nothing more than the typical RV buyers learning curve.

Let me condense it for you. The RV industry is NOT growing, and has not grown with new members in decades....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-13-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,400
Posted By LeRoi2
MCD Shades

I recently upgraded to 2 layer, manually controlled MCD Shades. We love having the solar blocking layer, as they dramatically decrease the heat and glare. The black out shades are awesome at...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-13-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,480
Posted By LeRoi2
Battery Compartment Paint

It says to apply 3 COATS over a base that has been primed, with epoxy paint!

3 coats of paint? Over an epoxy base coat? Figure a day to dry between coats, and your project takes a week. Besides,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-30-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,644
Posted By LeRoi2
Payload

The door jamb sticker states DOT legal weights and capacities.

A brochure is nothing but marketing material. No surprise it's inaccurate to the high side.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-28-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,273
Posted By LeRoi2
Residential Refrigerator

Are you sure? Being stuck with one energy source? I have seen lots of problems on the forums with residential refrigerators, getting warranty service, with the units holding up, and with getting them...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,962
Posted By LeRoi2
Thor warranty

My experience with THOR Warranty is not to expect them to pay for anything. It's much closer to the reality, and if you don't expect satisfaction, you aren't quite as disappointed when you don't get...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-20-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By LeRoi2
THOR Workmanship

Thats whats its called. you will find many examples of it as you get to know your coach.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-20-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,272
Posted By LeRoi2
Thor sux

We bought a new THOR Class A in October of 2015. We have managed to use it 3 times total, for less than 2 weeks camping time total. The rest of the time, it has been a shop. Ford front end went out...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-14-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,155
Posted By LeRoi2
ZEP Floor Wax

I have to say I am flummoxed at anyone using ZEP Floor wax on a motor home.

ZEP is a pretty small manufacturer of institutional and industrial janitorial products, based in Atlanta, GA. They were...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-10-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By LeRoi2
The positive cable typically has a fused link at...

The positive cable typically has a fused link at the battery.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 32,384
Posted By LeRoi2
Transmission Problems

There is a lively string about problems with the new Alison 6 speed transmissions in the newer F53's. Seems that quite a few of them are not working, and Ford is not helping.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-09-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,427
Posted By LeRoi2
Craigslist Trojan Batteries

I saw the same ad you mention on Craigslist for 6 Trojan GC batteries, supposedly brand new, marked 2/16, for $520.

The lowest price I have seen these in this market is $140 each, or about $840,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-29-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 41,676
Posted By LeRoi2
Except that they DONT. I have a 2015 THOR on a...

Except that they DONT. I have a 2015 THOR on a 2014 F53 Chassis. My owners manuals say nothing about FORD supplying a free alignment within 12000 miles.

In fact, when my alignment was out, because...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-27-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 41,676
Posted By LeRoi2
King Pins

14theroad, please see my experience with Ford, and King Pins, and THOR.

How nice of THOR to blame FORD, as is their usual response to a warranty claim, pointing the finger elsewhere. IMHO, THOR...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-24-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By LeRoi2
What is the Model and Year?

The newer THOR's use LED rear tail lights, and are not owner serviceable.

I would call THOR and order a couple of the gaskets. If they have it as a part number, you have your answer. In any...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-20-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 45,453
Posted By LeRoi2
FORD Won't Fix F53

A few things to keep in mind.

WE are not FORD's customer for the F53! I bet no one here has ever purchased an F53 bare chassis, only the motor home builders do! FORD sold it 1-2 years before we...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-14-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 45,453
Posted By LeRoi2
Ford F53 Repair

The Ford Truck dealer that finally fixed my front end was the Rush Truck Center in Whittier, CA.

Look up Rush Enterprises on the net. They are a chain of Ford authorized truck sales and service....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-14-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 45,453
Posted By LeRoi2
Ford Pain

I feel your anger and frustration. I know exactly how you feel, I experienced something similar while it took 2 months, 2 Ford dealers, and dozens of phone calls, to get the front end of my brand...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-07-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,404
Posted By LeRoi2
You do not have to open up the bed to get to the...

You do not have to open up the bed to get to the fresh water tank drain. There should be drain valves in the basement, often the hatch that has access to the house batteries. Mine has 3, one or the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-19-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By LeRoi2
Heat Pump

If part of your heating system is a heat pump, which is part of the ceiling mounted A/C, it blows hot air from where it originates. From your description, it sounds as if you have both a furnace for...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-18-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,607
Posted By LeRoi2
Black Light the Trails

Buy an inexpensive black light. A fluorescent 4' tube fixture with a black light bulb is ideal. Using it at night will cause the urine trails of all rodents to illuminate. Use this to find entry...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-12-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By LeRoi2
THOR Warranty Service Line

I am convinced many of the people answering the phone at THOR on an given day were "sourced" from outside the Elkhart, IN. Home Depot!
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-12-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By LeRoi2
THOR Recalls

I have owned my THOR only since October, and is has already been recalled, for the steps. Recalls aside, I have had NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS with this motorhome, to the point we were only able to use it...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-08-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,037
Posted By LeRoi2
King pin failure

They will have no idea why your king pins failed. There guess will be no lubrication, but they will have no explanation why.

Your opinion of Ford's 800#, and how helpful they may be, should wait...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-06-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,037
Posted By LeRoi2
F 53 Front End

See me post regarding failed king pins on a brand new THOR Windsport on a Ford F 53. Mine is a 2014 year chassis, 2015 model year.

It took 2 different Ford dealers 7 weeks to figure it out and...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 01-30-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By LeRoi2
What year? Which v10 trans combination?

What year? Which v10 trans combination?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-07-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By LeRoi2
Softener

Adding a phosphate dispensing filter to your incoming water will prohibit the calcium and magnesium from coating the inside of your water heater, and elements. Once the calcium has built up thick...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 01-07-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By LeRoi2
THOR

The poor quality of the workmanship at THOR, as a disappointment, is FAR EXCEEDED by their poor attitudes and no customer service.

Oh, if you want a few dollars of parts to fix things yourself,...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 01-07-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,028
Posted By LeRoi2
Build Quality

The difference between electric or hydraulic does not make much difference when it's under engineered, and installed improperly. If I ever buy an RV again, the workmanship will be the biggest...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 01-07-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,028
Posted By LeRoi2
3 TRAX

Lori,our 2015 Windsport came with a full wall slide. Since it's a 2015 it came with the highly touted, new and improved, 3 TRAX System, which was supposed to do away with slide issues.

Our 3 TRAX...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-07-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By LeRoi2
Put the water filters upstream from the water...

Put the water filters upstream from the water softener. I wouldn't bother with a softener myself.

If you use a softener, ONLY soften the cold water where it enters the water heater. Only the hot...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 01-05-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,245
Posted By LeRoi2
Mexico

Mexico is on the US State Department travel advisory list for crime. In Southern California much fewer Californians go south to once popular beach towns south of Tijuana. Too much crime. Surfers that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-05-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By LeRoi2
I hate to tell you this, but relatively, you have...

I hate to tell you this, but relatively, you have essentially had no problems.

We bought ours, a new 2015, in October, and have been able to camp ZERO days so far. It's now looking like February,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-31-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,816
Posted By LeRoi2
New Coach Issues

I feel your pain and frustration. I too purchased a brand new motor home, in my case a THOR, and have found the poor workmanship very frustrating. Even more infuriating is the manufacturers "screw...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-29-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,326
Posted By LeRoi2
Creaking

Lost, the point is, the auto levelers cost a lot of money, and should work as designed. You aren't supposed to need to start your engine, and relevel every few days. The system shouldn't be leaking,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,438
Posted By LeRoi2
Onan Generator

What was the resolution?

My experience has been that the dealer apparently did not run the generator for a half hour each month, as the unit sat for sale.

According to ONAN, sitting long...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-29-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,232
Posted By LeRoi2
F53 maintenance

A possible source of dealers is the Ford Truck Fleet site. They dutifully list all of the different Ford dealers by geography, what size and weight their lifts can handle, and whether they work on...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-23-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By LeRoi2
Residential refrigerators

Have heard from several members that their residential reefers operate on 120 volt ONLY. NO propane or 12 volt option. This leads to house batteries depleting rapidly. Any thoughts or comments from...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-20-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,416
Posted By LeRoi2
Pressure Regulators

I personally recommend the Watts brand or pressure reducers. I would pay extra for the stainless steel hardware. Also, I recommend that you have a gauge prior to the regulator, and adjust flow to...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-18-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 41,676
Posted By LeRoi2
F 53 Chassis Problems

I just did a search on this forum for F 53 chassis problems, and now I am even more concerned. I have a brand new THOR Windsport 34F. I have owned it 2 months, and have not been able to use it even...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-17-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,148
Posted By LeRoi2
Slide failure

I think your assumptions may be premature. The 3 Trax system was not the problem, or the solution. It is apparently more of a problem with improper installation. More specifically, the lower rollers...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-17-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By LeRoi2
Dealership Service

Beach Dude, by your own statement, you have not been to a dealer for warranty service in years. That alone makes you less than qualified to comment on the current state of dealership service.

You...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-10-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By LeRoi2
Thor Steps Up

Since my last post, where I was very frustrated with getting, what I felt was the runaround from Thor Warranty Service, many things have changed.

I was contacted by a Thor Warranty QA for my...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-09-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,473
Posted By LeRoi2
J&L

Glad to hear of your positive interaction with J&L. I was referred there by Thor as well. I am still waiting on my Windsport to be repaired. It has the same slide issue, even though it is a 2015,...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-03-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By LeRoi2
I have only owned my Thor Windsport less than 2...

I have only owned my Thor Windsport less than 2 weeks, and I can confidently tell you, if you have had a good experience with Thor Customer Service, it is the rare exception. I have several service...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-03-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 139,720
Posted By LeRoi2
Thor service runaround

I have a brand new Thor Windsport. I have owned it a week and a half, and the generator is doing the exact same thing. Thor "Customer Service" has been worthless. Several calls to them have resulted...
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