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Old 09-03-2013, 11:39 PM   #1513
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You were told correctly, but the temperature that it turns off is too low so it stays on a long time. I looked into the disc thermostats and their property is that their turn on and turn off temperature difference large. I pursued this with Thor and they admit this is the case but they don't yet have a solution. My solution is to install a relay that turns the fan on when the inverter fan is on and off when the inverter fan is off. I ordered the relays but have not taken time to dig into the inverter to get access to its fan.
I looked into this... and also looked into having an lo/hi temp signal to trigger the enclosure fan.

1. The inverter fan is always on, therefore the relay always on.
2. There is no such lo/hi temp signal from the inverter to activate the enclosure fan.

Im thinking, the best way to tackle the hi temp issue is direct cold intake and direct exhaust venting. The Magnum inverter has 2 fans (intake/exhaust). attaching cooling ducts to the enclosure intake vent to the inverter intake fan and enclosure fan ducted to the inverter exhaust fan will help temp dramatically. Something to think about....

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Old 09-04-2013, 02:45 AM   #1514
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Oh happy day! Our Palazzo finally arrived today and we are planning to take delivery on Friday after they switch out the range to one with an oven.

I took a preliminary walk around the unit and noticed a few things that are different from what I've seen online. I noticed the water filter is missing in the wet bay. After a call to Thor, they confirmed that it was most likely not installed. I did find a filter and a white plastic wrench inside the black Thor manual bag. I checked under the sink, too. Nothing there either.

I was surprised to see how flimsy the fuel access door was. It is way too flimsy in my opinion. I can see the plastic lever opening and the door flapping in the breeze after a bumpy ride. On our 2014 Hurricane, the door is made of metal and closes much more securely.

The darker interior is not my favorite. Thor now offers only one furniture color (couch and dinette), in a slightly darker taupe. For some, this is ideal. I prefer a lighter interior, especially with the darker cabinets. The driver and passenger chairs have been shortened as to not interfere with the overhead bunk (in our Hurricane, you had to fold the seats forward and hold them down while lowering the bunk). I don't really love the dark brown center stripe they've now made standard decor for the front seats, but if I want a Palazzo, I've got to live with it as there are no other options.

I looked at the inverter bay and took some photos. I noticed the fan in the compartment was on. The coach wasn't running, but I had no idea if the inverter was on or not. I didn't want to mess with anything yet since I won't technically own it until Friday. I will certainly be more thorough then.

My list of questions just keeps getting longer. At least I know what the 'wet' and 'inverter' bays are, thanks you all you folks!


My 33.3 has the water filter on the opposite side of the coach in the door 1 back from the main basement. It's the narrow storage space with the black plastic separator panel to the back. Remove that pannel and there it is.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:49 AM   #1515
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I never drink it. Why do I need to filter ??? Never used a filter on any of my rv's. this is my 3rd one. ?
Depending on where you go and your water source maybe you don't. But for most of us I think it is a good idea. It is easier to brush teeth with water from the faucet and as long as we have an ice maker might as well use it.

Not to mention showers and other washing.

Of course we expect that making coffee and any cooking use would automatically take care of any nasties in the water, although taste may not be great.
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Agree the water should be filtered, at that I still wouldn't drink it.
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Depending on where you go and your water source maybe you don't. But for most of us I think it is a good idea. It is easier to brush teeth with water from the faucet and as long as we have an ice maker might as well use it.

Not to mention showers and other washing.

Of course we expect that making coffee and any cooking use would automatically take care of any nasties in the water, although taste may not be great.
Understand. Lots of different ideas. We have never had any issues without the filter. Back in the day we used to clean up in the lake , drink water out of the creek that runs thru our farm. Farm animals there too. So I'm not too concerned about showering in well water from a campground. We used bottled water for coffee & cooking. So I'm probably on borrowed time drinking all that creek water 50 yeas ago. Lol
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Understand. Lots of different ideas. We have never had any issues without the filter. Back in the day we used to clean up in the lake , drink water out of the creek that runs thru our farm. Farm animals there too. So I'm not too concerned about showering in well water from a campground. We used bottled water for coffee & cooking. So I'm probably on borrowed time drinking all that creek water 50 yeas ago. Lol
To each his own...when I was younger I drank water from questionable places but now I like to filter my water. I am not a big fan of buying bottled water so we use campground water but it is filtered twice. We have a filter on the hose at the water faucet and the coach filter. We try to change these filters 2-3 times per year. I have never noticed any bad taste or odor in our coffee or tea. My DW loves her ice maker and she uses a lot of ice so we need the filters. This works for us.
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To each his own...when I was younger I drank water from questionable places but now I like to filter my water. I am not a big fan of buying bottled water so we use campground water but it is filtered twice. We have a filter on the hose at the water faucet and the coach filter. We try to change these filters 2-3 times per year. I have never noticed any bad taste or odor in our coffee or tea. My DW loves her ice maker and she uses a lot of ice so we need the filters. This works for us.
I bought the smallest Britta filter pitcher I could find and use that for all our tea/coffee and drinking water. Travels in the fridge while we're moving. Definitely helps with water taste.

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Do the brake lights come on when the exhaust brake engages on our Palazzos?
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I looked into this... and also looked into having an lo/hi temp signal to trigger the enclosure fan.

1. The inverter fan is always on, therefore the relay always on.
2. There is no such lo/hi temp signal from the inverter to activate the enclosure fan.

Im thinking, the best way to tackle the hi temp issue is direct cold intake and direct exhaust venting. The Magnum inverter has 2 fans (intake/exhaust). attaching cooling ducts to the enclosure intake vent to the inverter intake fan and enclosure fan ducted to the inverter exhaust fan will help temp dramatically. Something to think about....

Redridge. I have not gotten as far as monitoring the inverter fan. A quick look seemed to indicate that it was not on all the time but that could be wrong. Your ducts might be the answer and worth investigating.
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Do the brake lights come on when the exhaust brake engages on our Palazzos?
Not sure about yours. For sure mine do. Mine is 2013 33.2. Others on here have said theirs don't ??
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Not sure about yours. For sure mine do. Mine is 2013 33.2. Others on here have said theirs don't ??
Guess that I will have the DW ride in the toad and try it out.
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Guess that I will have the DW ride in the toad and try it out.
That's what I did after someone else on here said theirs didn't come on. I very seldom use the exhaust break anyway. But I really hate to follow some one that is always tapping their brakes. It seem to me each time you let off accelerator the brake light will flash.
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Guess that I will have the DW ride in the toad and try it out.
Just read your post again. I for sure didn't have DW ride in the toad. She followed me. Ha
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Don't think so. We have a ready brake wired to our toad. When the toad lights come on I get a light on the dash. With the engine brake I do not get the single light which also tells me the coach brake lights are not on.
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