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Old 10-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Hi all,

We are new to RV's, just bought our first brand new Hurricane 34 ft gas model in Jan 2012 to use for our MINI Car Club and Go Kart Track Days. It worked out great for this use, but we have recently decided we want to take it on the road to attend all the MINI Cooper Events held throughout the country and would like to tow our JCW MINI Coupe in an enclosed trailer along with our go kart.

After driving it only 2000 miles and almost every weekend to the desert and towing a 10ft trailer with kart we noticed it's not the best rig to drive cross county not to mention it only has a 5000lbs towing capacity which will not work if we tow the MINI. So yesterday we went to test drive a Fleetwood Excursion and a Thor Palazzo and decided the Palazzo is the new rig for us. That thing is beautiful

I wish we had planned a little better before we bought the Hurricane but I guess life priorities change and we want to trade it in before Jan so we don't take too much of a depreciation hit.

Anyway sorry for the long post we will probably have tons of questions and have already learned so much from reading this forum for the last couple of days.

Looking forward to learning more,
Joanne & Bill
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Hi Joanne & Bill! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch here! Congrats on the new rig! Hope it is exactly what you want and need. Good luck, stay safe, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig!

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Hi all,

We are new to RV's, just bought our first brand new Hurricane 34 ft gas model in Jan 2012 to use for our MINI Car Club and Go Kart Track Days. It worked out great for this use, but we have recently decided we want to take it on the road to attend all the MINI Cooper Events held throughout the country and would like to tow our JCW MINI Coupe in an enclosed trailer along with our go kart.

After driving it only 2000 miles and almost every weekend to the desert and towing a 10ft trailer with kart we noticed it's not the best rig to drive cross county not to mention it only has a 5000lbs towing capacity which will not work if we tow the MINI. So yesterday we went to test drive a Fleetwood Excursion and a Thor Palazzo and decided the Palazzo is the new rig for us. That thing is beautiful

I wish we had planned a little better before we bought the Hurricane but I guess life priorities change and we want to trade it in before Jan so we don't take too much of a depreciation hit.

Anyway sorry for the long post we will probably have tons of questions and have already learned so much from reading this forum for the last couple of days.

Looking forward to learning more,
Joanne & Bill
Congratulations on your decision to purchase the Palazzo! We had a similar story and did a rethink of our original purchase (2010 Thor Serrano) and took delivery of our Palazzo the end of June. We are very pleased with our decision and I hope you will be too?

If you do a search for Palazzo on this WEB site you will find other Palazzo owners and we share our experiences as well as help one another to figure out systems that may not be explained too well in the owner’s manual.
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Welcome Joanne and Bill,
You joined a great group. Seems they are always willing to help and answer questions. Happy trails.
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