Propane in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 Motorhome

Propane in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 Motorhome

The 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 has an 88-pound Propane Tank.  That’s 33 gallons.,if%20you%20have%20one%29%20to%20light%20the%20fuel.

Most RV Campgrounds sell propane.  Many U-Haul dealers sell propane, usually for less than a campground.  Just Google “propane refill near me.”

Getting Started with RVing

Getting Started with RVing

RVers are usually very happy to help others; just ask.  There are thousands of videos on YouTube; search for what you need and watch. is one of my favorites.  Here is an excellent article about getting started:

Getting Started with RVing When You Don’t Know How

Here is an article about Mistakes New RVers make:

17 Beginner Full-Time RV Mistakes You Can Avoid

Electrical in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4


Electrical in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4

The 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 has a 30-amp power cable.

This particular RV also has an Adapter for 15 amp male to 30 amp female, 125V-1875W.

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Thor manual on Inverter.

Tanks in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4

2018 Thor Ace 30.4 BASEMENT Bay 11
2018 Thor Ace 30.4 BASEMENT Bay 11 – Propane Tank – 88-gallon tank

Tanks in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4

The Tanks in the 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 are the Gas Tank, the Fresh Water Tank, the Black Tank, the Grey Tank, and the Propane Tank.

The Gas Tank holds 80 gallons.  The Fresh Water Tank holds 50 gallons (Bay 4); the Black Tank holds 40 gallons of nasty stuff (Bay 8); the Grey Tank holds 47 gallons (Bay 8).  The Propane Tank holds 88 gallons (Bay 11).

Entry in 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Motorhome - Control Panel
Entry in 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Motorhome – Control Panel. Really important stuff just an arms length away.

Press buttons on the Control Panel in the Entry, and you will see how full your tanks are.  (The Gas Tank displays on the dashboard.)

2018 Thor Ace 30.4 BASEMENT Bay 8
2018 Thor Ace 30.4 BASEMENT Bay 8 – Sewer hookups for Black Water and Gray Water Dump. Outdoor Shower.

The 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 has a Black Tank Flush (below two faucet controls to the right).  This is an invaluable feature that enables you to truly empty the stuff from the toilet that makes its home in your Black Tank.  You simply connect a garden hose from the connection at your campsite to the Black Tank Flush connection in Bay 8.  Then do exactly as The RVgeeks explain in this video.  Don’t get in a hurry; the waiting time of three minutes is vital to success.

As they say in the video, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BLACK TANK OPEN.

About GAS: It’s best to keep the Gas Tank at better than 1/2 full.  I’m told that’s because the Generator is persnickety.

So, when it comes to Tanks, lots of gas, propane, and fresh water are good.  Lots of black water and grey water are not good.  Go for GOOD!

How To Fill Your RV’s Freshwater Tank (In 4 Steps)

How to Refill Your Motorhome Propane Tank


Internet in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4

Internet in 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Motorhome
The best Internet in 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Motorhome is an iPhone or Android with unlimited data.

Internet in 2018 Thor ACE 30.4

There is  no special Internet equipment, and you don’t need any.

The best Internet in a motorhome comes from an iPhone or Android with an Unlimited Data Plan.  I get mine from Verizon for $60 a month.  It includes the Hotspot option, which is essential.

Many RV parks have poor Internet service, but some are very good.  Try theirs, and if it isn’t good enough,  use your phone as a Hotspot.

Here are a number of articles that truthfully aren’t worth much:

RV Internet Options: The Difference Between Cellular and WiFi

RV Internet : Wifi, Campground Internet, High Speed Options

Our RV Internet Solutions for 2021: Upgrading Our Tech Cabinet


Starlink RV Internet – Is it the Internet Solution RVers Have Been Waiting For?


2018 Thor ACE 30.4 Tires

  • 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Tires
    2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Tires - The included tire covers prolong the life of your tired by blocking uv rays.

2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Tires

The average American drives 13,476 miles every year, but the 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 Tires have driven only 9,000 miles.  The tires should be good for 50,000 miles.  We added covers for the tires so they are shielded from UV rays while parked.

The sun is no friend to rubber.  Harsh UV rays constantly pounding your tires can break them down and dramatically decrease their life cycle for safe usage.  Perhaps you’ve seen tires where there is some evident cracking in the sidewall.  This is often a result of sustained sunlight exposure.

Most tire covers are made of heavyweight vinyl that can stand up to all of the elements, including wind and moisture.  They typically have an elastic system that helps you get the cover onto the tire easily as well as cinch it down tight for maximum protection.  Most manufacturers also offer a range of colors so you can coordinate nicely with the design of your rig.

Covering your tires is a simple step to prolong their life and ensure a safe ride for all of your friends and family.

The 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 has got ya covered.

Most tires last until the tread wears out under proper maintenance and service after 3 to 4 years of typical usage. This is for normal wear-out under typical service conditions. Keep in mind, this is typical wear on properly inflated tires, on a properly aligned car, driven under normal driving conditions.

The 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Tires have not had normal usage due to the deaths of the spouses of  the previous owners.

If the alignment on your car isn’t to the factory standards, or your tires are underinflated, the tire tread can wear abnormally. And, if the vehicle is driven aggressively, the tire’s tread can wear away more quickly.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average American drives 13,476 miles every year – that’s over 1,100 miles a month! Goodyear offers select replacement tires, which include treadwear wear-out warranties for up to six (6) years, or the mileage indicated (shown at the Tread Life Limited Warranty webpage), or whichever occurs first. Keep in mind that a tire’s warranty begins on the purchase date and not on the date the tire was manufactured.

Using the Penny Test to Check Your Tread Depth

An easy way to check how much tread you have left, is using the penny test! Take a penny and hold President Lincoln’s head upside down. Stick the penny in one of the primary tread grooves. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, you have less than two thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32”) of tread. Also, your tires have wear indicators – these wear indicators are located at several places around the circumference of your tires and rise 2/32 inch from the bottom of the groove. When the tread has worn down to the 2/32-inch level, these indicators become flush with the tread surface and appear as a smooth bridge connecting the two adjacent tread ribs. And remember you can always visit a Goodyear Authorized Service Center to have your tire treadwear and inflation pressure checked.

If you don’t drive enough miles to wear the tread down, it might still be time to replace the tires. Remember, rubber used in many tires is a natural product, which can degrade over time simply through exposure to the elements.

Effects of Storing Your Car on Your Tires

If your tires – or even your entire car – is stored for part of the year, your tires could very easily fall victim to sidewall weathering/cracking (a condition some may call “dry rotting.”). The sidewall weathering that is visually evident on the tire occurs when the rubber compounds used to make the tire begin to break down. Those cracks can cause a weak spot in your tire. If you spot this evidence of sidewall weathering, it’s recommended you contact a Goodyear Authorized Service Center or Goodyear dealer to have your tires inspected to gauge the severity of the issue.

If you do store your car or your tires for part of the year, it’s best to keep the tires unloaded – if the tires are mounted on a car, try and park the car on jack stands so the full weight of the car isn’t on the tires. If you store the tires off the car, try to hang the tires by the wheels so weight isn’t compressing them. Whenever possible, store the tires inside, away from direct sunlight and away from electric motors that produce excessive ozone, as ozone can hasten sidewall weathering as well. Learn more facts about how and where to properly store your tires.

It’s been discussed that brand-new tires should last three to four years in most typical driving situations. However, there are those situations where you may not know the age of your tires, such as when a used vehicle is purchased. The previous owner may not have a record of when the tires were purchased or installed. Inspecting your tires for wear and tear is a common practice that you should begin working into your schedule, whether it’s inspecting a new vehicle, or using this routine on a monthly basis for your current vehicle.

Tire Date Code: Find Your Tire’s Age

On each tire is a Tire Identification Number, which is a code provided by the Department of Transportation and may be used in helping to determine your tire’s manufacture date. The code will be included on the tire’s sidewall and will begin with the letters “DOT” which will proceed either a 7-13 character code, depending on the manufacturing year.

When checking your tire’s DOT Codes, check all four tires as they may not have been replaced all at once. If you have a question about the age of your tires, contact a local store near you.

To learn more about how to read each number of your DOT Code, read our article on the Tire Date Code.

Learning how long tires may last is dependent upon many factors. Mileage placed on the tires is one of the factors – but not the only factor. How the tires are used and maintained, including especially inflation maintenance – or not used and maintained if they are stored – can contribute to how often you should change your tires.

Remember, the only thing on your car that’s in contact with the ground is your tires. It pays to keep them in top condition. Learn more signs for tire replacement and tips on when to replace your tires.

While finding the right tire for your vehicle may seem like a daunting task, has an easy-to-use tire finder to help you select the best options for your car and your budget. If you ever have questions about the condition of your tires, contact a Goodyear location.

Thanks to Goodyear for most of this information.

Interior of 2018 Thor ACE 30.4

  • 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 Interior Front to Back
    2018 Thor Ace 30.4 - View of Interior from Living Room and Dinette to Galley, past Bathroom, to Bedroom

Interior of 2018 Thor ACE 30.4

The Interior of 2018 Thor ACE 30.4 is beautiful.  Tan with light wood, attractive fabrics, wood-look vinyl floor, and great lighting.

Entry, Cockpit, Living Room, Bunk, Dinette, Galley, Bathroom, and Bedroom.  It’s all here and ideally laid out.