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Old 09-27-2015, 10:17 PM   #1
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This is my first post, hope I'm doing it right. We have a 2001 Minnie Winnie Class C which is on it's last leg. We are ready to move up to a Class A Diesel, but want to keep it at around 33-34 feet and under 12 foot high (our RV garage door is only 12 feet). The two we are considering are the 2015 Thor Palazzo 33.2 and 2015 Fleetwood Excursion 33D. We have looked at the Palazzo at a local CW, but have not seen the Fleetwood yet except in pictues. I have read about the slide problems on the 2013 Palazzo, but it seems that is resolved with the 2015. I'm concerned about the residential fridg. since we boondock much of the time too. I would sure like some advice and/or recommendations from more experienced RVer's. I know a new RV will have it's problems, but want to avoid the obvious.

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Old 09-27-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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Glad to have you join us here in the forums.
Sorry I can't provide any insight on your search, hope that other members will be along soon.

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Old 09-28-2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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No first hand experience but always see complaints about Thor products on forums. Rarely an issue with with Fleetwood. Thors sure are pretty though! Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:00 PM   #4
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Have you considered the Winnebago/Itasca Solei/Forza?
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:03 PM   #5
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I really like my 2014 Excursion 35C. It's just the right size for our usage and budgets. I personally prefer it to the Palazzo in terms of feature quality trade off.
As far as complaints about Palazzo I know there were problems, but as I understand it Thor has been very good about resolving them. You'll see plenty of complaints about Excursions too so I think that probably balances out.

I can't help you with the residential fridge questions since I don't boondock. I have 4 coach batteries and probably can get a day or so with the fridge. I never liked propane fridges and like the 2000 watt inverter in my coach.

I'd be glad to answer any Excursion questions you have. Just let me know
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:40 PM   #6
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Personally I just cant get past the small doors on the storage in the Palazzo, even if I could get my things in the doors I would probably chip the paint. I like the doors on the Excursion a lot better. Personally wish they opened up like most gas coaches though instead of out.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:30 AM   #7
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Went with the Fleetwood Excursion!! Very excited!!
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Went with the Fleetwood Excursion!! Very excited!!
As you should be!
Welcome to the forum. Hang around and keep us in the loop.
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