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Old 02-04-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
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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

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Old 02-04-2015, 11:03 PM   #30
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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.

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Old 02-05-2015, 07:01 AM   #31
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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.

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