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For those of us who own all models of THOR gassers. We will share ideas for storage, redos, maintenance, etc.

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  • Woodard2009
    Woodard2009:
    so the ACE locked us out and I was blaming my hubby, then my poor kid only to find out this is a regular occurance with these cheap door locks. We managed to use a marshmellow fork and push up the emergency window latch. My dilemma is now whether I want t...  more
    • June 29
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    • Woodard2009
      Quentin & Elaine Small Below is a youtube link video that shows how we repaired our lock after being locked inside ours;       
    • Woodard2009
      Quentin & Elaine Small Below is part 2;
    • Woodard2009
      OldWrench I was mad at Trimark and all the issues with the pot metal bolt breaking so I bought one from RVLock. So far it has been good. https://www.rvlock.com/
    • Woodard2009
      Woodard2009 I sent an email to Thor about it and checked prices on it. Didnt want to pay $110 for an identical replacement handle to have it break again so hubby and my dad made the new part and it works great now.
    • Woodard2009
      Becca Ray Please take a few minutes to call NHTSA and file ‘catastrophic failure’ complaint so they consider a national recall before someone dies inside their RV with the door lock broken & unable to get out in an Emergency... this issue keeps happening & TriMark ...  more
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  • Nate and Peggy
    Nate and Peggy :
    We have a 2017 Hurricane 29M and the air conditioner works blowing cold for a while and then it turns to blow hot air. Will slowly get back to blowing cold and after a while a start the cycle over again. Had Ford truck dealer look at it twice and after th...  more
    • June 19
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    • Nate and Peggy
      OldWrench Sounds like ice build up to me. You can minimize ice build up by running the fans on high and lowering the temp setting. Some conditions it is impossible to stop ice build up.  You stated Ford dealer so I assume it is the chassis AC. My advise comes ...  more
      • June 19
    • Nate and Peggy
      The Bradleys Are you talking about the coach AC or the chassis AC?
      • June 21
    • Nate and Peggy
      Nate and Peggy Chassis AC
      • June 21
    • Nate and Peggy
      OldWrench I changed my post. It said to lower the temp setting. This is backwards. Raise the temp setting and higher fan setting should lower the chance of icing. Higher air movement is what you want.
      • July 4
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      • Nate and Peggy
        The Bradleys that would be for the coach A/C; their problem is with the chassis A/C
        • July 5
  • 8mpg
    8mpg:
    We have a 2014 Thor Windsport. We are now on our third instance of the slide getting stuck. It is usually the slide motor. Has anyone else had issues like this? It has Schwintek slide mechanisms.
    • June 18
    • 8mpg
      MnDRice Yes we have a full wall slide
      Repaired once
      I would never buy another slide that big just the little slides
      • June 19
    • 8mpg
      Barb and Tom P Hi, our's is a 2011 with hydraulic slides.  The only problem we have had was forgetting to latch the bedroom door, this prevented the slide from moving.   
    • 8mpg
      Dori & Sam We have a 15 challenger and our wall slide had been hanging up when you tried to retract ever since we bought it New. Fought w Thor and Catastrophe World for a year and Thor finally sent a rep to find out the angle on the bottom wasn’t secured and was ha...  more Hide 2 Replies
    • 8mpg
      2Shiftybees I know in the past the full wall slides from Thor were experiencing problems, their solution was to put a third Schwintek track on the slide.  Evidently that cured the problem.
      • June 19
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      • 8mpg
        8mpg I'll have to check in to that.
        • June 20
      • 8mpg
        2Shiftybees I know I've read many complaints from Palazzo owners about their full slides having problems.  That's where they started using 3 schwinteks.   You should be able to find that on line with no problem.
    • 8mpg
      John and Beth We have a full wall 3-track Schwintek on our 2017 ACE 29.3.  Aside from an alignment problem that kept it from fully retracting the first time we took it out, it has worked perfectly, and we have used it many dozens of times since then.  We do k...  more
      • June 19
  • Quentin & Elaine Small
    Quentin & Elaine Small:
    Below are the youtube links showing our removal of the jackknife sofa and the installation of the two recliners. What a difference, the recliners are wonderful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY11dstoqxg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZjDjj66VhA
    • June 13
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    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      Joyce M (Knitwitt 11) Great. I need to do that. I am remodeling...
      • June 19
  • Quentin & Elaine Small
    Quentin & Elaine Small:
    We're in the process of changing out the horrible jack knife sofa in our A.C.E. 29.3 with two recliners. Has anyone else done this?
    • May 26
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    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      Ralma1 We have a 27.1 and would love to do the same thing. After measuring there was no way we could do it. Also the main electrical panal, concerter etc is located under part of the sofa.  Good luck.
    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      CruisingSeniors Although we don't have an ACE, we did have the couch taken out of our Challenger and the slide was built up a bit to cover the cables. We have two recliners, a desk and an end table. Sounds like a lot of weight, but actually had it weighed before and afte...  more
    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      Fred47 We switched out our standard couch in our 2014 Thor Miramar.  The two recliners fit in the space but left some space on each side.  Not an exact fit.   Down side was we didn't test drive(sit in recliners) before doing the switch. ...  more
    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      2Shiftybees Can't offer any help, but will be watching very closely as I've been prodding my wife since our purchase to get this done.  Would love to recline while watching tv or reading on a rainy day.  Please keep us informed of your progress. Hide 1 Reply
    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      2Shiftybees Great.  Good luck with the project, hope it's easy for you.
  • Chips
    Chips:
    Just curious, I have a Thor Daybreak and have never seen another. It is a 2012 and I think it may have been assembled in 2011 which I believe was the year Thor bought Dammon. Any one know about this?
    • May 9
  • Woodard2009
    Woodard2009:
    Question--What psi do you run in your Thor 27.1 (245/70r19.5)? I know max is 120, but we're not going to be loaded down or towing anything. Hubby checked pressure and it's currently 72 which i believe is too low. Running fairly new Michellins on front and...  more
    • April 5
    • Woodard2009
      Gary & Diane Munson Also most do not know RVs on Ford F-53 chassis come with 5 year towing service...not sure if that transfers, though.
      • April 5
    • Woodard2009
      MnDRice 34 ft Miramar 100 pounds loaded n towing
      • April 19
    • Woodard2009
      Woodard2009 Actually went to a knowledgable tire place that said to leave the tire pressure at 72 because of the build up of heat
      • April 19
    • Woodard2009
      Ralma1 The label in the cab for our 2015, 27.1 states 82 psi. I believe pressure is determined by motorhome, not tires.
      • May 26
    • Woodard2009
      Woodard2009 Pressure is determined by many conditions including what season it is. 
      • May 26
  • Quentin & Elaine Small
    Quentin & Elaine Small:
    Are any of you ACE owners going to Rally One In Elkhart? There will be a tour of the Thor factory available. We plan on going on the factory tour.
    • March 31
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    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      2Shiftybees I would love to, but we cannot make it.  We're missing some good rallys while we're getting this house ready for sale.  Have fun!
      • March 31
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    • Quentin & Elaine Small
      2Shiftybees No, the Bee refers to what I call my wife, her name is Bernadette.  The Shifty part was my handle, we met on line19 years ago in a caribbean chat room.
  • Woodard2009
    Woodard2009:
    REALLY EXCITED!! we just upgraded from a winnie class c to a 2014 thor ace 27.1. Will get to use it for the first time in April and can't wait. Searched out this group and glad i found it.
    • March 22
    • Gary & Karen and 7 others like this.
    • Woodard2009
      Quentin & Elaine Small We have a 2015 ACE 29.3 and have done several modifications to the interior, i.e., stair cover, LED lighting in cab area, sub tiles and mirror change out in bathroom, pull out storage bin under the dinette seat, tile entire wall above sink and stove, repl...  more Hide 2 Replies
      • Woodard2009
        Woodard2009 Sounds nice. Would love to see the mods. Been considering stair cover most definitely.
      • Woodard2009
        Quentin & Elaine Small Woodard2009, my husband posted a video(s) on you tube showing the stair cover and some of the other modifications.  modularmania2012 is the you tube site.
    • Woodard2009
      2Shiftybees yes that stair cover sounds like a great idea.  Mind posting how you did that?
      • March 25
    • Woodard2009
      Woodard2009 There's a post on Youtube with the stair mod but i cant find it now. Lol
      • March 25
    • Woodard2009
      Quentin & Elaine Small it's at modularmania2012 on Youtube.
    • Woodard2009
      2Shiftybees Thanks I'll check that out.
      • March 25
  • Donna K
    Donna K:
    I have a Thor ACE 30.1 mh, is there a storage area I can access under the bed?
    • March 18
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    • Donna K
      Jean tooke We also have the ACE30.1
      • March 18
    • Donna K
      Donna K I bought it as a used unit with just over 5000 miles on the engine. 
      • March 18
    • Donna K
      Donna K Have not had an opportunity to take it out and get acquainted with all the features it has yet.Anxious  to learn how to use the backup camera and gps.
      • March 18
    • Donna K
      Sheri Marple-Mashburn Wejjust have a drawer under our bed. We have the 34p.
      • March 18
    • Donna K
      The Bradleys Ive got an ACE 29.2-mine has small storage area under the master bed.  I keep a lock box and a spare set of door steps there. Hide 1 Reply
      • Donna K
        Donna K Thanks, I’ll check again.
        • March 19