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Old 09-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #1919
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Just wondering why with the availability of an onboard compressor you guys don't just blow out the water lines?

I have been doing this on my boat for years, when I used the pink stuff all the lines and tanks had crud which was a PIA to flush out.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #1920
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Just wondering why with the availability of an onboard compressor you guys don't just blow out the water lines? I have been doing this on my boat for years, when I used the pink stuff all the lines and tanks had crud which was a PIA to flush out.
I use a small air compressor to blow out lines. Set for 30 psi.
Don't know how you would regulate the on-board air compressor. Would hate to blow something up.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:53 PM   #1921
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Just wondering why with the availability of an onboard compressor you guys don't just blow out the water lines?

I have been doing this on my boat for years, when I used the pink stuff all the lines and tanks had crud which was a PIA to flush out.
Too much pressure to use the onboard air unless you put a regulator inline to adjust the pressure down. Last fall I just used the pink stuff to winterize.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:29 AM   #1922
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They did more than that, if you contacted a more knowledgeable rep they changed the rollers that it slides on motors and I think the shafts and a couple of other items.

Understand they built over a 1,000 on target for about 750 a year so to read here about problems on several is a small percentage.
The bottom line is they are fixing the older designs.

If you can find a manufacturer that has NOT had slide issues then report back or I can save you the time there aren't any at any price.
If Thor was concerned about quality they would have stopped building the Coach when they had a couple of customers complaining about the slides. They would not have resumed building until they had a fix for the slide issue. You don't continue to build if you know you have quality issues. That is just poor business! I am not saying that Thor is the only one with slide issues, but it is the number one topic. When my wife and I looked at the 36.1 at the dealership we fell in love with the floor plan. Exactly what we want. Went home started the research and decided not until they have a fix for the slide issue. I can live with the other minor issues that I know come with all coaches, but not being stranded in the middle of know where trying to get help to get the slide repaired or just in so that I can drive it to get it repaired.
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If Thor was concerned about quality they would have stopped building the Coach when they had a couple of customers complaining about the slides. They would not have resumed building until they had a fix for the slide issue. You don't continue to build if you know you have quality issues. That is just poor business! I am not saying that Thor is the only one with slide issues, but it is the number one topic. When my wife and I looked at the 36.1 at the dealership we fell in love with the floor plan. Exactly what we want. Went home started the research and decided not until they have a fix for the slide issue. I can live with the other minor issues that I know come with all coaches, but not being stranded in the middle of know where trying to get help to get the slide repaired or just in so that I can drive it to get it repaired.
I am not trying to sway you one way or the other to buy a MH that you do not believe will fit your needs. If Thor is building a thousand units a year and a couple have a slide issue and you are conveinced that you will receive one of these units then you need to follow your gut.

This forum has about 100 Palazzo owners that post and follow these threads out of about 1500-2000 Palazzos in service (just a guess with a build rate of 750-1000 per year). Of these 100 iRV2 Palazzo owners only a small portion are having slide problems. I am not trying to run cover for Thor and I feel that Thor needs to address this issue with the longer slides.

I am just trying to put this problem in prospective..I feels sorry for those with a slide issue but it is not widespread. It may appear widespread on this forum.
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I am not trying to sway you one way or the other to buy a MH that you do not believe will fit your needs. If Thor is building a thousand units a year and a couple have a slide issue and you are conveinced that you will receive one of these units then you need to follow your gut. This forum has about 100 Palazzo owners that post and follow these threads out of about 1500-2000 Palazzos in service (just a guess with a build rate of 750-1000 per year). Of these 100 iRV2 Palazzo owners only a small portion are having slide problems. I am not trying to run cover for Thor and I feel that Thor needs to address this issue with the longer slides. I am just trying to put this problem in prospective..I feels sorry for those with a slide issue but it is not widespread. It may appear widespread on this forum.
Well said Jack.
After one adjustment we've had no slide issues.
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I am not trying to sway you one way or the other to buy a MH that you do not believe will fit your needs. If Thor is building a thousand units a year and a couple have a slide issue and you are conveinced that you will receive one of these units then you need to follow your gut. This forum has about 100 Palazzo owners that post and follow these threads out of about 1500-2000 Palazzos in service (just a guess with a build rate of 750-1000 per year). Of these 100 iRV2 Palazzo owners only a small portion are having slide problems. I am not trying to run cover for Thor and I feel that Thor needs to address this issue with the longer slides. I am just trying to put this problem in prospective..I feels sorry for those with a slide issue but it is not widespread. It may appear widespread on this forum.
I can see both sides and I like my Palazzo. 33.2. Now that being said I am concerned every time I send my long slide out.

For those that don't have the large slide it is a lot easier to talk about no slide issues.

My short slide worked like a well adjusted clock. No reason why all our slides shouldn't work that way.
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We went to Thor and they fixed the slide. Problem solved.

We love our coach!!

Ps - when they first started putting slides in Prevost they had problems that make this look mild.
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Can someone please explain the lighted red switch just under the master bed...blinks showing power(just around the corner from the fuse/power panel) on the right side of bed when looking at it from halfway? Is it main power switch(other than the big one under the coach)?
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Can someone please explain the lighted red switch just under the master bed...blinks showing power(just around the corner from the fuse/power panel) on the right side of bed when looking at it from halfway? Is it main power switch(other than the big one under the coach)?
Sounds like the engine preheater. Other threads on this issue.
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Can someone please explain the lighted red switch just under the master bed...blinks showing power(just around the corner from the fuse/power panel) on the right side of bed when looking at it from halfway? Is it main power switch(other than the big one under the coach)?
I switched the breaker for the engine heater off to avoid inadvertently turning the switch on. The switch is in a bad place where you can turn it on and not see it.
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Does it hurt to be on all the time? And does it drain a lot of battery? My understanding is that you need this in colder weather(45-50f and below before starting)?
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Does it hurt to be on all the time? And does it drain a lot of battery? My understanding is that you need this in colder weather(45-50f and below before starting)?
Yep, for really cold weather starts.
Need to keep it off. Probably pulls more power than anything else on the coach.
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Yep, for really cold weather starts.
Need to keep it off. Probably pulls more power than anything else on the coach.
The switch would only be activated if you were plugged into 'shore power', had the inverter on, or had the generator running. If you want to eliminate the issue of accidently bumping it thus turning it on by mistake, they do sell a switch lock at Ace Hardware.

On our coach the switch is on the wall below where the TV is mounted in the bedroom area. Freightliner told us if you need to use it for it's intended purpose, you turn it on for about 15 minutes then turn it off and start the engine.
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