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Old 10-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #2227
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We now have a Palazzo 36.1 on order! Expect to get it after Thanksgiving. I also want to thank all of you have posted problems and solutions. I think I have a realistic idea of the PDI process from the things I have read here. I won't have as many questions about the operation of the coach because you have already given me the answers. Ann
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #2228
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I added mud flaps to my Palazzo.
What is the manufacturere and model of your mudflaps? It is something I need.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:48 AM   #2229
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What is the manufacturere and model of your mudflaps? It is something I need.
I ordered them from, http://www.4statetrucks.com/mudflaps...udflap_798.asp.
They are useful to protect road spray and gravel etc from exiting the rear as you drive especially with a toad. Most RV's use the mudflap style at the rear that runs the width of the coach, but I have seen articles on drag and turbulence causing rock particles to fly up as well. Duraflap also has wheel well mudflaps and state trying to stop debris at its source which for Palazzo's it will help the DEF/Battery compartments somewhat from road debris. I used the Black Chevron (design) Mudflap 24"x36" and my wife and I screwed them to the rear wheel wall. Drilled 4 holes through DEF wall and the battery compartment wall. (Drill through metal wall supports). Note, another member of this forum has done this with floor mats cut to fit from home improvement stores. The cost for me was approx. $40 for both including bolts/big washers, mudflaps and shipping.
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I ordered them from, Black Chevron Mudflap - 4 State Trucks.
They are useful to protect road spray and gravel etc from exiting the rear as you drive especially with a toad. Most RV's use the mudflap style at the rear that runs the width of the coach, but I have seen articles on drag and turbulence causing rock particles to fly up as well.
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Thanks for the information on the mudflaps. I am going to order two. I also have learned that the mudflap behind the wheel is superior for stopping debris and causes less wind resistance. I will be ordering two.
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I ordered them from 4 States Trucking, Missouri. $8 each plain chevron rubber 24"x36". Lowered Palazzo slid them in place and screwed down with 4 bolts each.
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Thanks for the recommendation - just ordered two of same -

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J Walker and Photoguy, here is a tip:
Lower airbags on flat level (as you can get) surface. Slip mud flaps in behind rear tires with flap sitting square on ground and lay top over on tire. Open compartment either side and drill one hole through a steel member and wheel well wall, then with drill in hole push rubber against drill bit and push through rubber. Be careful with fingers but you can feel the bump on the flap. Bolt that lower outside hole which will hold it in place for you. Raise airbags then position flap parallel to ground and repeat same for the other 3 holes. Drill through first then raise rubber to touch bit, feel bump and drill through. Raising after the first hole makes hand clearance easier. Use big washers on the flap for more surface. I used small bolts around 3/16 to 1/4" x 2 1/2" and drilled hole big enough to get bolts through, may have to ream out a little bigger to get through holes. Run bolts from wheel well to compartment where you nut or toggle will be torqued. Need to pick spots around engine battery switch to drill holes for that flap. Be safe.
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J Walker and Photoguy, here is a tip: Lower airbags on flat level (as you can get) surface. Slip mud flaps in behind rear tires with flap sitting square on ground and lay top over on tire. Open compartment either side and drill one hole through a steel member and wheel well wall, then with drill in hole push rubber against drill bit and push through rubber. Be careful with fingers but you can feel the bump on the flap. Bolt that lower outside hole which will hold it in place for you. Raise airbags then position flap parallel to ground and repeat same for the other 3 holes. Drill through first then raise rubber to touch bit, feel bump and drill through. Raising after the first hole makes hand clearance easier. Use big washers on the flap for more surface. I used small bolts around 3/16 to 1/4" x 2 1/2" and drilled hole big enough to get bolts through, may have to ream out a little bigger to get through holes. Run bolts from wheel well to compartment where you nut or toggle will be torqued. Need to pick spots around engine battery switch to drill holes for that flap. Be safe.
DuraFlap recommends that mud flags be 4-6 inches off ground at travel height .
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With the mud flap touching the ground with the airbags deflated, what is the clearance with them inflated. I don want more than about 3" clearance with them inflated. The might touch the ground when deflated but that probably doesn't matter.
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Dale With the mud flap touching the ground with the airbags deflated, what is the clearance with them inflated. I don want more than about 3" clearance with them inflated. The might touch the ground when deflated but that probably doesn't matter.
They just touch when aired down the approx. 4" clearance when you air up.
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For the Goodyear tires that are 255/70/22.5 what size tire covers fit and can you recommend a specific brand?

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J Walker and Photoguy, here is a tip:
Lower airbags on flat level (as you can get) surface. Slip mud flaps in behind rear tires with flap sitting square on ground and lay top over on tire. Open compartment either side and drill one hole through a steel member and wheel well wall, then with drill in hole push rubber against drill bit and push through rubber. Be careful with fingers but you can feel the bump on the flap. Bolt that lower outside hole which will hold it in place for you. Raise airbags then position flap parallel to ground and repeat same for the other 3 holes. Drill through first then raise rubber to touch bit, feel bump and drill through. Raising after the first hole makes hand clearance easier. Use big washers on the flap for more surface. I used small bolts around 3/16 to 1/4" x 2 1/2" and drilled hole big enough to get bolts through, may have to ream out a little bigger to get through holes. Run bolts from wheel well to compartment where you nut or toggle will be torqued. Need to pick spots around engine battery switch to drill holes for that flap. Be safe.
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Thanks for the step-by-step - sounds like a good procedure to follow.
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Dale, Thanks for the step-by-step - sounds like a good procedure to follow. Norb
The drivers side rear wheel panel can be removed to attach the mud flap. Makes it a lot easier to drill.
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