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Old 09-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #1653
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alot of the manufacturers will knock down the Palazzo, Its a great price for what you get. At the end of the day, the Excursion 33 model will be at 10k-15k more than the Palazzo. Some remarks were, The A pillars are bigger (bigger blind spots). The AC units on the Palazzo are smaller... IMO, these are not 10K-15K price differences. As far as build is concern, the Excursion/Palazzo are entry level diesels, build quality are equal from what I saw less than a year ago.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #1654
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Newbie, here, remember? Don't laugh! I must ask so I don't make a mistake. I want to buy a battery watering system. I know the Palazzo has four house batteries and two chassis batteries. Do all six get watered in the same way? I'm looking at the Flow-Rite RV2000 system. I'm just not sure if I need it for just the four house batteries or all six.

Are the chassis battery treated any differently?
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Newbie, here, remember? Don't laugh! I must ask so I don't make a mistake. I want to buy a battery watering system. I know the Palazzo has four house batteries and two chassis batteries. Do all six get watered in the same way? I'm looking at the Flow-Rite RV2000 system. I'm just not sure if I need it for just the four house batteries or all six.

Are the chassis battery treated any differently?
The chassis batteries are 12v whereas the coach batteries are 6v. They take different Flow-Rites but our 12v are sealed and do not require water to be added so no Flow rite is needed.
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During our PDI (we knew more than the guy instructing us...scary), we were told 'water your batteries using distilled water, or tap water in a pinch.' How do I know if my batteries are sealed or not?

The chassis batteries are in a position where they're difficult to access if I had to water them. I feel so clueless!
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During our PDI (we knew more than the guy instructing us...scary), we were told 'water your batteries using distilled water, or tap water in a pinch.' How do I know if my batteries are sealed or not?

The chassis batteries are in a position where they're difficult to access if I had to water them. I feel so clueless!
Chassis batteries are sealed.
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Chassis batteries are sealed.
That means you can't take the caps off of them
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The chassis batteries are 12v whereas the coach batteries are 6v. They take different Flow-Rites but our 12v are sealed and do not require water to be added so no Flow rite is needed.
Been looking at the same system. Met a Palazzo owner who had the system.
Will need (2) RV 2000 plus (1) RV 2020 parts.
Chassis batteries are sealed so don't need the system.
Owner showed me how to do it. It is a DIY mod. Said just take your time and be careful around the batteries. Follow the instructions.
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Been looking at the same system. Met a Palazzo owner who had the system.
Will need (2) RV 2000 plus (1) RV 2020 parts.
Chassis batteries are sealed so don't need the system.
Owner showed me how to do it. It is a DIY mod. Said just take your time and be careful around the batteries. Follow the instructions.
I installed the Flow Rite system on mine and it works great. I check/service my batteries every 3-4 weeks...10 minutes max
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is this the rite one

1 2" Bimetal Disc Thermostat 45 Deg C Auto Reset Close on Rise Made in Korea | eBay

I will buy one for the few $ . Thor has been working on getting me one for the last 3 week's and I just got a call today saying nothing as of yet .

thank's mike
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I installed the flo-rite and it is an easy DIY (enjoyable even ). You can get distilled water in the household isle, rather than the water/soda isle (apparently, people use distilled water for ironing, who would of known). Dont forget to buy the hand pump.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #1664
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What brand and weight of oil do you need to use for my generator? I want to stay in the 0>100 deg. for my area. I plan on using freightliner oil filter but do I need to buy their oil also? Thanks
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0-100degf is 10w30 or 10w40 per page 5 on owners manual... any major brand should do.

http://www.cumminsonan.com/www/pdf/manuals/981-0161.pdf
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I have Penzoil 10w30 but on the bottle it says (for gas engines). I was afraid to use it. Does it have to be diesel oil or is this ok?
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