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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-20-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By sanfordturbo
I have the same set up on my Freightliner XCM...

I have the same set up on my Freightliner XCM chassis.



I have only used the HIGH setting for engine braking. I'm hitting the road this weekend and will see if mine comes with other levels...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-20-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By sanfordturbo
Like others posted, it depends on how it was...

Like others posted, it depends on how it was wired.


The controller should be wired directly to the battery bank (s). Depending on what kind of controller you have, it could be wired to both...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-20-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By sanfordturbo
Build Quality isn't horrible

My wife and I had the exact same concerns when selecting our next motorhome after keeping and upgrading from our ACE/Thor.


We went to multiple dealerships to check out the many manufacturers in...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-23-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By sanfordturbo
Updated Solution?

What was the solution to this issue? :popcorn:
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-23-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Fuel pump on Amazon

Here is the exact one I installed inline for my generator:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BZX92K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-21-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Install an additional Fuel Pump

Vents help, fuel line wraps help, but the real solution here is to install an inline fuel pump.

Mine is still running strong and never shuts down due to any temperatures.

Just got back from a...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-15-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By sanfordturbo
I didn't add anything. It doesn't flash any...

I didn't add anything. It doesn't flash any quicker than the original. I'm not so sure that the reverse light is LED. It looks like a regular bulb to me, but I would have to pull the RV back out...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By sanfordturbo
R001331 Travel'r - Gas Shock Version: 37"...

R001331 Travel'r - Gas Shock
Version: 37" length (clevis to clevis) - Steep Pitch
$29.38 x2 = $58.76

R001576 Travel'r - Shock Hardware Kit
$2.38 x2 = $4.76

Sub Total:
$63.52
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By sanfordturbo
You won't mount on the roof? Where would you...

You won't mount on the roof? Where would you mount it?

I'm looking at solar myself. I found this unit: RV Solar Panel Kit - 100W 12V Charging System Flat...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-14-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,886
Posted By sanfordturbo
what a clever idea. I'm not sure how much...

what a clever idea.

I'm not sure how much cold air you will draw out of the existing system, but it will certainly move more air around in the cabin.

I went another route to cool down my...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By sanfordturbo
These are the exact ones I purchased according to...

These are the exact ones I purchased according to purchase history:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UC6T92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By sanfordturbo
I received a response from the awning...

I received a response from the awning manufacturer. Even with model and serial numbers, he could not tell me which part numbers were needed until i could identify the ARMS used on the ACE.
...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By sanfordturbo
I opened up the awning and looked for any signs...

I opened up the awning and looked for any signs of who built this awning. Lord knows Thor didn't build it.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8719/28023711410_236cf5ebb3_z.jpg


So I went to the...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By sanfordturbo
I installed this exact unit in my ACE after I...

I installed this exact unit in my ACE after I ripped off the original driving down the road under some trees. (oh snap)

The reception on this thing is poor compared to the original. The HEIGHT...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By sanfordturbo
I looked and looked, but there is ABSOLUTELY NO...

I looked and looked, but there is ABSOLUTELY NO INFORMATION printed / stamped onto either gas shock/strut. Since the one I removed was so badly bent, I was unable to get it to fully extend.

I...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By sanfordturbo
After letting it "air out" for a few days, it is...

After letting it "air out" for a few days, it is amazing how dry the wood is. No moisture to the touch.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-12-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By sanfordturbo
ACE Tail Lights Replaced - Water Damage

A few of the bulbs in my tail lights went out. I tried to remove the light covers on the back of the ACE and the screws just spun. Water had penetrated the back wall around the light housing! The...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-11-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,507
Posted By sanfordturbo
Thor ACE Awning Gas Strut - bent

While retracting my awning, one of the gas struts that keeps tension on the awning bent. I'm having trouble finding a replacement.

The black tube that houses the strut when retracted measures...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-25-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By sanfordturbo
ACE Awning Gas Rod Bent

I recently tried to retract my awning and one of the gas rods/strut that maintains tension on the awning got stuck and eventually bent in half. :banghead:

The only way to get the awning to...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-04-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
After several do it yourself fixes, i am pleased...

After several do it yourself fixes, i am pleased with the overall vehicle from Thor. They have some serious quality control issues to address, but the design and function of the ACE suits my needs...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-28-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,247
Posted By sanfordturbo
My macerator pump fell apart this week. ...

My macerator pump fell apart this week. Literally, the bolts rusted out and the blade/pump section separated from the motor and leaked nasties in the bay.

I am amazed that a sewer pump like...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-28-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
We stay in some dudes yard every year less than a...

We stay in some dudes yard every year less than a mile from the track. He charges us $20 per day and I get free water and electricity. Generator ran like a champ all 4 days we were there.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-19-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Back at Bristol for a fun filled weekend. ...

Back at Bristol for a fun filled weekend. Generator has been running for 24 hours so far. I don't plan on shutting it down until Sunday afternoon. Glad the community has found a solution to this...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
WOW... Some of us were not under warranty...

WOW...

Some of us were not under warranty when the problem manifested itself. Others were not well received by Thor when they complained under warranty. Those that were lucky enough to get some...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-30-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
This makes me happy and proud to be a member of...

This makes me happy and proud to be a member of this forum. Glad I started this amazing thread! :popcorn:
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Read my post about my Beach trip in 100+ temps...

Read my post about my Beach trip in 100+ temps with a push pump. It really works, but I also have done the vented door and heat shield sound proofing too!
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-12-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 371,715
Posted By sanfordturbo
I have done this mod. Had the original unit moved...

I have done this mod. Had the original unit moved to the rear bedroom and installed a 15000btu up front. Rear unit has power run across the ceiling, through the cabinets and down into the large...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,499
Posted By sanfordturbo
I finished the install yesterday and it certainly...

I finished the install yesterday and it certainly does not pick up as many channels in the driveway at home like the winegard. However, it does pick up the major channels and does not have to be...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,499
Posted By sanfordturbo
Ripped off the HDTV antenna yesterday - - - oops

I forgot to lower the HDTV antenna yesterday before heading out on the open road. First set of trees overhanging the road make quick work of the antenna less than a mile from my home.

I'll be...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By sanfordturbo
Mmmmmm. Beer. Gainesville, Georgia.

Mmmmmm. Beer. Gainesville, Georgia.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,202
Posted By sanfordturbo
Same problem in my ace a month ago. Put 2 cans...

Same problem in my ace a month ago. Put 2 cans of r134a in the MH to get it to blow cold. The low pressure side is easy to reach. It is not the same size as the high pressure side, so you can't...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-03-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,651
Posted By sanfordturbo
The awning switch has two positions. Extend and...

The awning switch has two positions. Extend and retract. Does the motor engage in either mode? You should be able to get the end of the awning to roll in either direction without the arms being a...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By sanfordturbo
Just got the RV back from the shop. New 15000...

Just got the RV back from the shop. New 15000 btu unit in the main cabin, and relocated the 13500 btu unit to the bedroom. I can hang meat in the motorhome now. The rear unit will require me to...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By sanfordturbo
ACE - Air Conditioner for BEDROOM

With 90 - 100+ temps outside and FULL sun all day long, the 13,500 BTU air conditioner that came with our coach will not keep up.

Outside temps were at or above 95 and the inside temps were around...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Back from my beach vacation in the gulf. Driver...

Back from my beach vacation in the gulf. Driver Information Center indicated 105 degrees sitting in AL / FL traffic. A local bank time/temp sign on the side of the road confirmed it.

Push pump...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-26-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,247
Posted By sanfordturbo
I have been in this exact situation twice. ...

I have been in this exact situation twice. Perhaps you are also a victim of Thor quality control.

I had a chunk of wood left in one of my tanks that eventually made its way down to the...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-26-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By sanfordturbo
I've got one just like that too. My step is...

I've got one just like that too. My step is fully functional and the step light is too. Perhaps another option that Thor cheaped out on?
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 371,715
Posted By sanfordturbo
I tried to conceal the wire by drilling at an...

I tried to conceal the wire by drilling at an angle to reach the cabinets on the left hand side of the entry well. That didn't work out too well. I broke some drill bits! Gave up and drilled...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Valid points. It was obvious to me that heat was...

Valid points. It was obvious to me that heat was an issue when the door panel started to bubble out. :eek:

This is the third mod I have done to try and resolve the issue. Sine i modified the...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 371,715
Posted By sanfordturbo
I like to listen to music when I drive the ACE,...

I like to listen to music when I drive the ACE, but the speakers are behind the captain's chair. In order to hear my music, I have to crank up the volume so loud, that the people sitting on the sofa...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 371,715
Posted By sanfordturbo
After reading this thread, I was inspired to...

After reading this thread, I was inspired to install the LED light in the grab handle. Cheap install and turned out fantastic!

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14466520496_fe703b742a.jpg
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Same type of switch I just installed. Your...

Same type of switch I just installed. Your experience with the push pump is exactly what I hope to repeat!
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
Finally got around to installing the push pump...

Finally got around to installing the push pump this weekend. I wanted full control over the pump, so I installed a switch on the black control panel outside the bathroom. The LED switch I installed...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By sanfordturbo
Found this thread about charger location and...

Found this thread about charger location and model numbers.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/ace-smart-converter-charger-141696.html

If the charger is under the bed and the batteries are up...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By sanfordturbo
ACE Battery Charger

Not sure if Thor uses the same battery charger / maintainer system on all of the ACE models, but has anyone followed Handy Bob's Blog advice to match the charger to the type of batteries installed in...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By sanfordturbo
My black and grey water indicators lie to me all...

My black and grey water indicators lie to me all the time. Even when i dump them, they mysteriously indicate full from time to time. First flush on the toilet after dumping usually clears up the...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 371,715
Posted By sanfordturbo
I have the exact same problem. The white liner...

I have the exact same problem. The white liner that faces outside the coach has also deteriorated. It is so bad, that large chunks of the liner have dropped off onto the dashboard. It is a huge...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 99,790
Posted By sanfordturbo
Finally getting around to taking the RV out of...

Finally getting around to taking the RV out of winter storage. Unable to start the engine. Thought it could be the Chassis battery, so I pulled it and hooked it up to the charger. It was dead. ...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
I used the car audio wrap . . . DYNAMAT. They...

I used the car audio wrap . . . DYNAMAT. They have different kinds of insulation you can use. The more sound killing power, the higher the price!
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 145,656
Posted By sanfordturbo
My RV season is just getting started. I plan on...

My RV season is just getting started. I plan on installing this fuel pump in the next few weeks. I forget which page you posted the fuel pump mod on, so i have some digging to do on this post.
...
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