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Old 10-05-2013, 08:06 AM   #1961
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In southern Ky headed to Elkhart. I know I'm not a Palazoo friend yet, but I will be on Monday. I am not going to get a chance to weight it before heading back home to Florida. How much pressure do I want in the tires so I don't beat myself to death getting home?
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:36 AM   #1962
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In southern Ky headed to Elkhart. I know I'm not a Palazoo friend yet, but I will be on Monday. I am not going to get a chance to weight it before heading back home to Florida. How much pressure do I want in the tires so I don't beat myself to death getting home?
Assuming that you will be transferring your stuff over from your Via I would think that you may be light in terms of normal operating weight therefore I would suggest 80-90 psi in the front and 90-100 psi in the duels. If you go with what will be the delivered tire pressure, typically 120 psi, it will wonder and you will not be happy with the handling. Freightliner delivers it's chassis to Thor with max psi because they do not know how the chassis will be loaded during manufacturer.

Thor weights each coach so you can contact Thor, you will need the last 6 digits of your VIN#, and ask.

Lastly...welcome to the Palazzo family!
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #1963
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In southern Ky headed to Elkhart. I know I'm not a Palazoo friend yet, but I will be on Monday. I am not going to get a chance to weight it before heading back home to Florida. How much pressure do I want in the tires so I don't beat myself to death getting home?
We run 90f & 95r with one handed driving. Works best for us.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #1964
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I am wondering if anyone has used the "start on voltage" feature of the auto-generator start. At 12.2 volts(the highest auto start voltage on the remote panel in the coach) The generator barely turns over once and the auto generator start (AGS) status shows "no comm" momentarily then goes to "off". Once in four tries or so the gen. will start but more often will fail. With the system at 12.2 volts the temp auto start and test functions will behave the same way. Test when done at the network AGS box in the front driver's side electrical bay behaves the same way. Using the gen switch on the dash at 12.2 volts and lower always works. At higher voltages say 12.9 and up the test and auto temp start work reliably as expected. The Magnum folks think that at 12.2 volts the generator drags the battery voltage low enough that the network unit turns off which seems to match the behavior I am seeing. The 12 volt supply to the network unit is low current, so I am wondering about putting a capacitor of some sort across its +/- terminals to hold up the voltage during the generator start cycle.

Admittedly the need to auto start on voltage is likely only of potential interest to me when dry camping in the cold and then perhaps rarely. However I always try to know how the things are supposed to work and pay attention when they don't seem to in case there is something else unexpected going on.
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All- I am wondering if anyone has used the "start on voltage" feature of the auto-generator start. At 12.2 volts(the highest auto start voltage on the remote panel in the coach) The generator barely turns over once and the auto generator start (AGS) status shows "no comm" momentarily then goes to "off". Once in four tries or so the gen. will start but more often will fail. With the system at 12.2 volts the temp auto start and test functions will behave the same way. Test when done at the network AGS box in the front driver's side electrical bay behaves the same way. Using the gen switch on the dash at 12.2 volts and lower always works. At higher voltages say 12.9 and up the test and auto temp start work reliably as expected. The Magnum folks think that at 12.2 volts the generator drags the battery voltage low enough that the network unit turns off which seems to match the behavior I am seeing. The 12 volt supply to the network unit is low current, so I am wondering about putting a capacitor of some sort across its +/- terminals to hold up the voltage during the generator start cycle. Admittedly the need to auto start on voltage is likely only of potential interest to me when dry camping in the cold and then perhaps rarely. However I always try to know how the things are supposed to work and pay attention when they don't seem to in case there is something else unexpected going on.
Our AGS was giving the same code. No comm. tech said it was wired wrong. Corrected and works now.
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The "Slide Issues" aren't big, until it is YOUR slide that doesn't work!! I know all about the percentages of builds vs slide issues, and really all I want is to be able to use my coach without fear everytime I retract/extend my slide.
This is like buying a new car and wondering "will it start" everytime you put in the key. It is nervewracking and not fair to the consumer!!
We had a TT (Never had problems) we had a gas MH (never had problems). Now, we buy the most expensive RV we have ever had and can't keep it out of the shop long enough to actually use it!!
I know nobody wants to tarnish the Palazzo name, but I really want Thor to listen to me and my repair tech to know what he is doing and get the slide fixed properly. That really isn't alot to ask considering how much the Palazzo costs!!
(I would also like the repair facility to find the keys to my coach that they LOST!!)
UGGGGGGGG!!!!
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The "Slide Issues" aren't big, until it is YOUR slide that doesn't work!! I know all about the percentages of builds vs slide issues, and really all I want is to be able to use my coach without fear everytime I retract/extend my slide. This is like buying a new car and wondering "will it start" everytime you put in the key. It is nervewracking and not fair to the consumer!! We had a TT (Never had problems) we had a gas MH (never had problems). Now, we buy the most expensive RV we have ever had and can't keep it out of the shop long enough to actually use it!! I know nobody wants to tarnish the Palazzo name, but I really want Thor to listen to me and my repair tech to know what he is doing and get the slide fixed properly. That really isn't alot to ask considering how much the Palazzo costs!! (I would also like the repair facility to find the keys to my coach that they LOST!!) UGGGGGGGG!!!!
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The "Slide Issues" aren't big, until it is YOUR slide that doesn't work!! I know all about the percentages of builds vs slide issues, and really all I want is to be able to use my coach without fear everytime I retract/extend my slide. This is like buying a new car and wondering "will it start" everytime you put in the key. It is nervewracking and not fair to the consumer!! We had a TT (Never had problems) we had a gas MH (never had problems). Now, we buy the most expensive RV we have ever had and can't keep it out of the shop long enough to actually use it!! I know nobody wants to tarnish the Palazzo name, but I really want Thor to listen to me and my repair tech to know what he is doing and get the slide fixed properly. That really isn't alot to ask considering how much the Palazzo costs!! (I would also like the repair facility to find the keys to my coach that they LOST!!) UGGGGGGGG!!!!
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In southern Ky headed to Elkhart. I know I'm not a Palazoo friend yet, but I will be on Monday. I am not going to get a chance to weight it before heading back home to Florida. How much pressure do I want in the tires so I don't beat myself to death getting home?
I run 95 F. 90 R. don't load mine heavy and it handles super. 33.2
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Assuming that you will be transferring your stuff over from your Via I would think that you may be light in terms of normal operating weight therefore I would suggest 80-90 psi in the front and 90-100 psi in the duels. If you go with what will be the delivered tire pressure, typically 120 psi, it will wonder and you will not be happy with the handling. Freightliner delivers it's chassis to Thor with max psi because they do not know how the chassis will be loaded during manufacturer. Thor weights each coach so you can contact Thor, you will need the last 6 digits of your VIN#, and ask. Lastly...welcome to the Palazzo family!
We will transfer, but don't carry that much with us. We really do not plan to carry more in the Palazzo either. After the bigger fuel tank and the bed in the rear. Setting at Total Value right now. Got here early, but don't see anything across the fence that looks like ours. Monday morning!
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We will transfer, but don't carry that much with us. We really do not plan to carry more in the Palazzo either. After the bigger fuel tank and the bed in the rear. Setting at Total Value right now. Got here early, but don't see anything across the fence that looks like ours. Monday morning!
Which one are you getting ? We got the 36.1 and love it! Even more so now that the slide works again...lol
Ours drives much better than the F53 w/ V10 we had... But not great yet. The first 5000 mi we had the tires at the delivered pressure 110 I think. I dropped the duels down to 100 today and will drop the front to 90 or 95 as soon as I find the socket to remove the wheel covers. The stems are way too short to reach, so I'll put extensions on them.
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What is the percentage of issues for the number of coaches built? I have been considering, but not with the slide issues that seem to be ongoing.
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What is the percentage of issues for the number of coaches built? I have been considering, but not with the slide issues that seem to be ongoing.
It is very hard to say without input from Thor. What you read on this forum is a small percentage of Palazzo owners. During my last visit to Thor (two weeks ago) there were 4 Palazzo's parked at the service area, including mine, but only one of us had slide issues. It was a 33.2 with a cocked slide, the rear part did not fully retract. The other 3 Palazzo owners did not know about iRV2.com.
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All of your posts say the same thing, so look around when you find a brand that doesn't these issues report back.

The '14's being built with the upgrades have not reported a problem
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