Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-04-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
Senior Member
Frutza's Avatar
Gulf Streamers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crown Point, In
Posts: 244
In my opinion, people have what they prefer, or they would have gotten rid of it. Look into why the prefer one over the other to make your decision, lots of heated discussion on this issue. Like has been said, floor plan is #1, then make your self a list of what you must have, and what you would like to have and also what you want to avoid. If your looking at front door, make sure the front tv is not in a way that can hit it coming into the coach, "The head banger" The mid door does take some belly storage , I don't think I would like a mid door if I had 2 slides on the curb side . Good luck and Happy Hunting

Mike & Becky
2005 Gulfstream Crescendo 8356
Frutza is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-04-2015, 11:03 PM   #30
Senior Member
PeaceOwl's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: California
Posts: 424
I really prefer the mid door. Our new diesel has the front door and the motorized step cover is a pia, and so are the screens on the door and window, really ruins the view. Plus some vibration noise. Being the passenger is not fun. You are perched back away from everything looking through screens, and unable to reach the radio/dash unless you undo your seatbelt.

It's pretty obvious women didn't have much input during the front door/seat design.

Dances with wolves
Linda and Bob.
2015 Allegro33aa.
480w Go Power solar
PeaceOwl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:01 AM   #31
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 225
Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post
Looks like if the Coach is a its GVWR........you only will have 4k to tow
2015 Palazzo Motorhomes: Class A Diesel RV by Thor Motor Coach

Even if you get the GVWR down a bit, I can't see getting 6k off it?
Yes that is true, we had the coach weighed with all tanks full, black, fresh, grey, LP, diesel etc. it weighed 23K. I need to tow a Tahoe that weighs between 5,500# - 6,000#. We weighed the Tahoe full of people and stuff and it weighed about 6,600#. No one would be riding in the Tahoe so lower weight. My plan is to carry less fresh water and obviously have empty grey & black tanks. Completely empty the Palazzo weighs about 21,000#. With a 30,000# GCWR that gives you a theoretical tow capacity of 9,000#. That's how Thor gets away with this. Funny thing if Thor had put an Allison MH2500 into the same unit it would have had a GCWR of 33,000# and a GVWR of 28,000#. I checked with Freightliner and they built the whole thing on their standard 28,000# / 33,000# chassis i.e. 10,500# front axle 17,500# rear axle etc. It is the Allison transmission that limits the GVWR / GCWR. Since I plan on flat towing a Tahoe occasionally for short trips that we don't need full tanks because we will be staying at full hookup parks I figured that I would just watch the weights and stay under them.

msturtz is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thor Motor Coach Offers Exclusive Rapid Camp™ Wireless Control System DriVer RV Industry Press 5 10-04-2014 10:15 PM
Manually inflating air bags - Leaking front manifold? customfab Country Coach Owners Forum 14 09-25-2014 09:18 PM
Protective Film on coach front DancinCampers Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 3 05-03-2014 12:01 PM
2001 34' Alpine Coach help 4day Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11 03-12-2014 01:39 PM
New Luxury Diesel Motorhomes from THOR Motor Coach Impress DriVer RV Industry Press 1 11-27-2013 08:28 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.