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Old 11-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #2353
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Maybe the driver delivery guy going to dealer had it going?
I called Thor. They said delivery guys don't use gen while driving but could have to run ac. It was July. My guess is delivery guy and maybe cw had a couple shows and had ac running 8 hours a day for a few days. I'm gonna have cw pay for first service. Maybe.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #2354
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How many miles were on it?
1400 ish. I called Thor and they read me the gen serial number. It is correct. I thought maybe cw switched it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #2355
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The shower stall on my 36.1 was terrible. The faux tile (plastic) was not well attached to the wall. They attach it with double sided tape. It adhered to the wall paper covered front and side wall but not the rear, wood paneled wall. So not just the fixtures but the whole wall moved in and out over 1/2". I went overboard and pulled that wall away and replaced the 2 sided tape, cleaned the wood wall and reattached. If you remove the drawer under the wardrobe, you can see the back of the fixture attached only to the faux tile. I cut a piece of .090" aluminum with 2 slotted holes to drop down over the back of the fixture to hold it in place. It's a little more complicated than it sounds in that one sentence. The result was to hold the fixture from moving fore and aft. I'll try to get you a picture. BTW- Tom Overton expressed surprise over the lack of support for the fixture.

How about the rear wardrobe? Ours kept popping out with every bump and turn. The retaining clip is insufficient. Overton said there was no fix. Someone told me of holding shut with a clothes rod running side to side. I made a screw with a drawer pull knob, similar to the fridge retention screw to keep the wardrobe closed.

We really love the coach. We like the rear bath and the side entry door. Regretfully, there were a lot of nuisance issues that I had to fix. I'm holding my breath that the slide will continue to work.
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I had the same problem. you might install a snap on the door as well as the side of closet, use a clear plastic strap you can buy at camping cut to length and add the snap works perfect. if you want you can go to auto parts store and get a snap kit and make them out of nylon strapping cut to length. did the same on refrigerator tired of unscrewing to open door when moving. also the sliding door. I used the black nylon strapping on mine looks great.
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Thanks, definitely wasn't there when we checked it out.
Should be under bed with ladder(when new)
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I have no negoting advice but I do suggest that you consider Total Value RV in Elkhart, IN. They are great to work with and you will find other reasons to visit Elkhart over the years. Thor customer service center, rallies (FMCA and Thor Diesel Club) plus it is not too out of the way when heading West on trips. It is 600 or so miles from your current location but well worth the trip to get a good deal.
I also highly recommend Total Value RV. We came from 5 hours away to deal with them and it was the most simple and pleasant buying experience ever. Four thumbs up!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:16 AM   #2358
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Thanks to Dave and Alice I have solved the cable TV issue, but I am still with both locks of the diesel doors in a stuck open position. I tried to close them turning the little handle pretty hard, but I am afraid to break them if I turn them too hard. Is this a common problem or are just my locks that do not work? Anybody has tried to change them with something more sturdy?
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:01 AM   #2359
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Thanks to Dave and Alice I have solved the cable TV issue, but I am still with both locks of the diesel doors in a stuck open position. I tried to close them turning the little handle pretty hard, but I am afraid to break them if I turn them too hard. Is this a common problem or are just my locks that do not work? Anybody has tried to change them with something more sturdy? Mauro 2014 33.2
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #2360
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Thanks to Dave and Alice I have solved the cable TV issue, but I am still with both locks of the diesel doors in a stuck open position. I tried to close them turning the little handle pretty hard, but I am afraid to break them if I turn them too hard. Is this a common problem or are just my locks that do not work? Anybody has tried to change them with something more sturdy?
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Mauro,

Are you referring to the lever that opens(unlocks) the door where you fill up with diesel? I don't have a solution for you but my brother-in-law turned one of them the wrong way too hard and it came apart. It was a PITA to get it back together.

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Thanks to Dave and Alice I have solved the cable TV issue, but I am still with both locks of the diesel doors in a stuck open position. I tried to close them turning the little handle pretty hard, but I am afraid to break them if I turn them too hard. Is this a common problem or are just my locks that do not work? Anybody has tried to change them with something more sturdy?
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I don't understand the problem. If they are open you have access to the inside works and see if they are turned so it does not engage. They are flimsy plastic. It might be just a simple adjustment. The argument against having a true lock is that if someone really wants to steal your fuel they are willing to break and damage things that get in the way, possibly even to the point of puncturing the tank. So play with the plastic to get the little lever inside the hatch to engage.
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I think he's talking about the Diesel engine generator lock. Lefty loosey unlocks and righty righty locks. Only mine 1/4 turn moves the lock and another 1/4 turn pulls it in tight.
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So, I've spent the better part of the last 3-4 days reading 169 pages of comments, good or bad, about the Palazzo Family. I presently have an ACE 29.9, and with the cooperation of "Santa Claus" this Christmas, I will hopefully be lining up a 33.2 for purchase this late winter. Trust me you are not alone with your issues with the Palazzo. My ACE when we purchased it in June, had alot of small issues and one large problem, mainly a warped slide out floor, which took 2 months to approve and get replaced. Other than that everytime we go on a trip, we always drop it off at CW with another list of minor warranty fixes. Hopefully when we take our Thanksgiving trip to DC, then on to NY/NJ to visit the kids, we'll bring it back and all will be OK!! Well anyway, I have my fingers crossed.

Well, getting back to this forum, I really feel that we are all neighbors, when in reality I know that you are scattered all around this great nation of ours. I feel I have a greater knowledge at this point than the salesmen do. I know for a fact that I was telling our salesmen things that he was not aware of when we went for a 33.2 test drive a few weeks back. And that was before I joined irv2!! Y'all have come up with some great Q & A's. I've learned about THOR and Freightliner at Factory Service. At the top of my menu, I will be attending "Camp Freightliner". I've also advised the other half, that she WILL be attending with me. She's not very mechanical, so I told her "It will be a great opportunity for you to ask the experts questions and not me."

It's getting kinda late and I'm startin' to run low on steam...

So, you guys "Keep the Dirty Side Down" and have fun out there. Hopefully I'll get to meet some of you next summer!!!

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I had reported bathroom overheating with furnace especially the little sink. The cold water was really hot(short burst) and the sink bowl was very hot.
Update: I removed the 2 wood panels under the bathroom sink and one duct hose was not connected(done by dealer service guys turning on my refrigerator ice maker). Reconnected the duct and moved ducts from sink water lines. Problem solved, now more even heating and no more hot sink.
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Yes, I am referring to the small covers where we fill with diesel. The mechanism is indeed cheap plastic and I have tried to adjust it, but so far I have not been able to turn them. I hate to make a trip to the dealer just for that. There is a lot positive about the construction of this coach, but it is puzzling why they tried to save money in little things like this. Thanks for the response.
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Yes, I am referring to the small covers where we fill with diesel. The mechanism is indeed cheap plastic and I have tried to adjust it, but so far I have not been able to turn them. I hate to make a trip to the dealer just for that. There is a lot positive about the construction of this coach, but it is puzzling why they tried to save money in little things like this. Thanks for the response.
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I looked at my doors covering the diesel filler and the latch mechanism seems to be able to be removed. It looks straightforward. If you can do this, I would insist that Thor send you replacements. I hate to go to a dealer and will spend a lot of time on DIY to avoid it. The time and expense to go to a dealer is great and I would rather spend it on my own efforts. On the puzzle of why Thor spends little some minor features and yet provides some major features, all I can say is that it doesn't make sense. It is best just to fix things as they appear and hope it all comes together once that is done.
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