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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-17-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By terntes
UPDATE Thanks!

I watched all the videos online, I think I am OK. I can make a grounding plug, no problem. I guess I did not know they were ever used and never heard of a grounding plug. I have the test light and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-16-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By terntes
inverter generator floating neutral problem?

Back from a trip and I replaced my 30a power cable female plug because it showed signs of wear and heat. No problems, all green lights. I dragged out my backup Westinghouse 2200 inv/gen to just run...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-23-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By terntes
Original post update: I confess, I guess my...

Original post update:
I confess, I guess my leveling jack pad destruction was mostly my fault. Too many campgrounds with large gravels and rocks and once lowering my jacks onto a concrete parking...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-12-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,249
Posted By terntes
Update #2: Pleased with the Soft Start and...

Update #2:
Pleased with the Soft Start and support installation. Bonus: My interior thermostat control has a High/Low speed fan switch but before only ran high speed even on low speed selection....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-07-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By terntes
Thanks, I should have tried Rock Auto, I have ...

Thanks, I should have tried Rock Auto, I have used them for other orders. I will try again and keep a set for emergencies.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-06-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By terntes
Thanks, I tried all the auto parts stores and...

Thanks, I tried all the auto parts stores and WalMart, seems 28" is the longest they carry. 30" is a non standard I guess, I did not see it anywhere. I shopped Camping World online, our local store...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-05-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By terntes
ACE widshield wiper replacement

Our 27.2 ACE has 29 1/4" wiper blades. Has anyone else seen such a strange length. I could not find replacement anywhere, not even in 30" Is this a Thor thing? I settled for 32" with the 12mm J hook...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-05-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,228
Posted By terntes
Our first was a small E450 class c, easier to...

Our first was a small E450 class c, easier to drive but transmission down shifted just looking at a hill. Our second is F53 class a, harder to drive, but better at not down shifting until loss of ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,249
Posted By terntes
Updated: Soft Start in and running. I...

Updated:

Soft Start in and running. I received my appliance yesterday via Amazon and installed it this morning. Everything was in perfect condition and all ready to go, I downloaded the schematics...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-29-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,249
Posted By terntes
I ordered the SoftStart, ships and delivers in 1...

I ordered the SoftStart, ships and delivers in 1 day, the MicroAir ships in 3 to 5 weeks! They both have excellent reviews and the price is the same. I will update upon installation and trial....
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By terntes
Own ACE 27.2, love the floor plan, the quality is...

Own ACE 27.2, love the floor plan, the quality is not luxury but neither was the price. You get what you pay for, mostly I wanted the 'solid' F53 chassis. Three years old and 30k trouble free miles....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,249
Posted By terntes
Need A/C Soft Start

I am ready to buy and install a soft start for my AC on our 30a system. I see many choices in research, but I would like to get input from the forum. I rely on reviews from other RVers for best...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-24-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By terntes
Before I was 'retired' I worked in manufacturing;...

Before I was 'retired' I worked in manufacturing; I could be making my own heavy duty pads, now I have to buy the things I used to make for 'free'. Get it while you can.

Thanks
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-23-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By terntes
My pads did exactly what you are describing, with...

My pads did exactly what you are describing, with the center crushed and deformed. They are designed to pivot somewhat for leveling, but extreme slopes put too much pressure on 'uphill' side and...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-22-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By terntes
Lippert leveling jack pads ruined!

My ACE, with the Lippert leveling system jack pads, are being replace at 30k miles. I typically drive 300 - 400 miles daily on any extended trip, so I figure they have been used ? (50-75) times, I...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-04-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By terntes
Thanks everybody! The help is just what I...

Thanks everybody! The help is just what I expected, a lot of different experiences, but mostly not much good cable. I keep the antenna booster off and I have checked the connections. I have not tried...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-03-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By terntes
twinboat: what is a BIRD and does my Thor ACE...

twinboat: what is a BIRD and does my Thor ACE have one? I want to stay pro-active, especially with my batteries.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-03-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By terntes
Cable TV, anybody?

I never have had anywhere close to good cable TV at any RV campground I have ever stayed at in 50k miles of RVing. Is it just me or does anyone else have the same problem. I have checked all...
Forum: Boondocking 06-01-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,536
Posted By terntes
I purchased the Westinghouse 2200 max watt, all...

I purchased the Westinghouse 2200 max watt, all most as quiet as Honda, runs my AC on our 30A Thor ACE and was much cheaper. I did internet research on reviews and i give it 4 stars. Been running it...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-31-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By terntes
Utah is splendid!

Thanks 'twogypsies' for the recommendations on traveling Utah. We toured north to south Utah after visiting Winnemucca, NV. Picked up Hwy 24 from Richfield, UT and then onto Hwy 12. The scenery is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-05-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By terntes
I've driven this route several times heading for...

I've driven this route several times heading for Biloxi or Florida, been at least four or five years now. The road heading northbound into Jackson was absolutely terrible and I can't believe it is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-05-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By terntes
South Utah to Salt Lake City via Flagstaff

I will be making a trip in a few weeks through Utah. I want to see the best Utah has to offer on this trip as I pass through the state one time heading north ultimately to Winnemucca. I am driving a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-19-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By terntes
It seem most are all over the place on my towing...

It seem most are all over the place on my towing alternative. I've heard the tail whip from the front end theory and I have never seen a two truck hauling this way at 75mph so maybe I should be...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-18-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By terntes
Toad rear wheels up on tow dolly?

I would like to tow my classic automatic transmission car, rear wheels on the tow dolly and front wheels on the ground. I have seen tow trucks doing this, is it legal and is it safe?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-27-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By terntes
Just a thought as I have not had charging...

Just a thought as I have not had charging problems before, perhaps my battery switch was off. There is no way to tell if it is on/off while on shore power or running off generator. My switch is just...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-26-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By terntes
I know the batteries are nearly new and have...

I know the batteries are nearly new and have never been discharged, I was thinking maybe too much corrosion preventative goop on them or my blade type manual cut off switch is dirty or not making a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-26-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By terntes
Two things: Power Converter & Eez TPMS

On my latest trip to historic Bartlesville, OK; Recently I gave my Eez 3 stars, this trip I saw perfect performance... for three hours and I was ready to upgrade to 5 stars, then my right rear...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-21-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,591
Posted By terntes
I purchased EEZRV a year ago, no repeater and...

I purchased EEZRV a year ago, no repeater and replaced all the batteries. My ACE is less than 30' and all sensors never work all the time. Different tires lose signal different times with no...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-21-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,727
Posted By terntes
I have run over debris or other items in the road...

I have run over debris or other items in the road several times, doing very minor underside damage, but enough to say goodbye to a turbo shield if I had one installed.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-11-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By terntes
Quick "Check Pressure Cold" question

We are heading south for awhile, tire pressure was OK last week, temps in the 50's. Now it is hovering around freezing and pressures are down 5-7 lbs all around. How cold is cold for checking tire...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-08-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By terntes
A couple of tire questions?

My Goodyear tires (19.5's) are regroovable, is this safe for RV,s? What about rotating tires, plausible or a waste of time and money?
Thanks,
Terntes
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-02-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By terntes
You can't go wrong with the Triton V-10. They...

You can't go wrong with the Triton V-10. They will run 150k miles, gas is cheap and the mileage in my 30' ACE with toad is about 8-9 mpg depending on how fast I run. My rig will only run 77 mph,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-02-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,192
Posted By terntes
My floor, counter top, and bed are all different...

My floor, counter top, and bed are all different it seems. So, I use the bed. I get the bedding as smooth as possible, lay something flat and large enough for my torpedo level and make the rig level...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-20-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,889
Posted By terntes
I looked at a rebuild situation and almost liked...

I looked at a rebuild situation and almost liked it. You can do so much better for the interior layout and customization. I only purchased a new gasser because of the engine and wanting the newest...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-20-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By terntes
You can't go wrong with the V-10. I have over 40k...

You can't go wrong with the V-10. I have over 40k miles with absolutely no problems. The V-10 is a proven engine that will last 150k miles.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-20-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,337
Posted By terntes
I don't see any replies comparing Garmin with...

I don't see any replies comparing Garmin with others. I purchased the Rand-McNally based on recommendation of an RV tech webcast that now promotes the Garmin. No GPS is guaranteed reliable, I have...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-13-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,391
Posted By terntes
More fuel for RV'ers

Automobiles and other fuel consuming vehicles, i.e. taxis, buses, motorcycles will be the first to go. There will be plenty fuel left over for years for RV's and other recreational vehicles. Just...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-06-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,990
Posted By terntes
A note about the slides: Occasionally mine do not...

A note about the slides: Occasionally mine do not extend on the first try of the switch. As I drive the slides bounce and vibrate and move slightly and cause the servo motors to lose positioning. I...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-06-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,990
Posted By terntes
I guess I did not fully explain; my batteries are...

I guess I did not fully explain; my batteries are always fully charged when I come home from a trip. I keep the switches open to mitigate any discharge. The effect the USE/STORE switch position has...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-05-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,990
Posted By terntes
Question about battery charging and shore power. ...

Question about battery charging and shore power.
My answer is referenced to the response about keeping the USE/STORE switch on USE to charge the batteries. I have a mechanical battery disconnect at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By terntes
From a 27.2 owner, 20K miles, 3 years; sounds...

From a 27.2 owner, 20K miles, 3 years; sounds like you are correct in everything you write except the ride part. Mine rides like a solid suspension log truck, I don't mind though. Be sure to do the...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,990
Posted By terntes
ACE 27.2 irv2 junior member

I just found your ACE only thread. I upgraded almost three years ago from a small C to a 27.2 ACE. I only want a smaller rig, just my wife and I now. Some of the posts here have been answered, so my...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-23-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By terntes
Shore Power 24/7

I keep my ACE connected to shore power almost all the time, even when covered and parked at home. Does keeping connected cause long term harm?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-08-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By terntes
I recently purchased the EEZ set of six for my...

I recently purchased the EEZ set of six for my ACE. They seem mostly accurate when compared to my digital pressure gage, at least in agreement within a couple of psi. My only complaint is reception...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-25-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By terntes
I have tried a hood, but my fish eye camera sees...

I have tried a hood, but my fish eye camera sees the hood and blocks half of my view. The hood extends out a full four inches and I see the hood and glare. My best result is two lenses from old...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-21-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By terntes
Shortest vs fastest

Is there a routing app that uses a gps dongle for real time viewing on a large screen such as a laptop? My favorite was the Trips and Travel program no longer supported by Microsoft.
Many times I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By terntes
I thought my 28'9" was the shortest motorhome on...

I thought my 28'9" was the shortest motorhome on F53; If Thor rates me higher as the 178.3 wheelbase with spring, axle, etc. I feel I will be OK on my 500 - 600 lb overage if I keep my tire heat down...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-16-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By terntes
Rear camera upgrade.

My Thor ACE rear camera is pitiful with so much glare it is almost unusable. It has one single black wire. Is it replaceable? Can I use some kind of a filter?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-16-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By terntes
As I watched also I was agreeing with him in that...

As I watched also I was agreeing with him in that I would go to the next higher value, based on just because it seemed prudent. I can`t say I was correct in doing so. My biggest concern with all...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-14-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By terntes
Thanks for the video.

Thanks for the video.
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