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Old 01-01-2014, 08:39 PM   #2647
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Lastly, the little things I would change...

The light switches in both our half bath and full bath are located far down the wall, away from the entry. Makes it hard to reach in the dark. Maybe adding a lighted switch here might help if it can't be placed closer to the doorway.

In our bedroom there is a wall plate with three switches, all unlabeled. Two are for lights and the third is the bedroom slide. I am always hitting the slide switch by accident. Again, a lighted switch for the lights might be helpful when reaching for them in the dark.

The bathroom faucets are ridiculous. Hard to wash your hands in a sink where the water runs down the back side of the sink. Changing these out is my next project.

The speakers over the bed in the bedroom are tied to the Jensen radio in the front dash. There is no way to turn these off if the radio is on. These speakers would better served if they were tied to the television in the bedroom. With both slides out (at least in the 36.1) the television can be hard to hear, especially if the washer and/or dryer are running. The speakers over the bed would allow for better TV listening. Why have speakers for a radio you can't control from that location?

Dimmer switches or softer lights over the bed would be nice, too. No one likes a harsh light in their face!

Our dinette seat cushions do not have any velcro, nor do they contain any storage beneath them. The wood is screwed down even though there are black pull tabs in place. The cushions just sit on top of the wood and are not secure. They slide all over the place, even when we're sitting on them. I will have to get some industrial velcro to secure them.

There is no lighting in the wardrobes in the bedroom, nor in the pantry. While the pantry is very narrow in width, it is very deep. I have to use a flashlight to help locate the items in the rear. I am thinking that maybe some small puck lights attached to the side wall might help.

I don't have much kitchen drawer space since I had an oven put in. I love my gas oven, but I do wish I had more drawers. I currently have three very narrow drawers, about 8" wide at the most.

I'm not a fan of the double, plastic kitchen sink. I wish I could find a single bowl sink with the same shape that I could replace it with.

The owner's manual could use a major overhaul, starting with the addition of valid, useful and detailed information. A perfect example is trying to winterize based on the instructions in the manual. No further comment needed there!

While we all have things we'd love to change and improve, I have to say that I really do love my Palazzo. It has a super smooth drive and handles well. I feel free and happy when I am driving her and just looking at her from afar puts a big smile on my face!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:54 PM   #2648
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Forgot to mention something that happened on our drive home yesterday. I was driving at 65mph on I95 when all of a sudden my dashboard beeped and died. All the lights came on at once (same as when you first turn the ignition on), then all the dials went haywire, the DEF light flashed red and then everything turned off for a second and then came back on. The only thing that didn't come back on was the cruise control which had been running at the time. We immediately called FL and they said there is some kind of short to the dash electronics.

Well, I about had a heart attack! I had no idea what was going on and it really frightened me. Anyone else have this problem? They told me I have to take it in to FL to have it checked out. It also started pulling to the right after this incident. I can't help but wonder if it is related or just a coincidence. Any ideas?
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:19 AM   #2649
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Forgot to mention something that happened on our drive home yesterday. I was driving at 65mph on I95 when all of a sudden my dashboard beeped and died. All the lights came on at once (same as when you first turn the ignition on), then all the dials went haywire, the DEF light flashed red and then everything turned off for a second and then came back on. The only thing that didn't come back on was the cruise control which had been running at the time. We immediately called FL and they said there is some kind of short to the dash electronics. Well, I about had a heart attack! I had no idea what was going on and it really frightened me. Anyone else have this problem? They told me I have to take it in to FL to have it checked out. It also started pulling to the right after this incident. I can't help but wonder if it is related or just a coincidence. Any ideas?
Same thing happened to us. Rough area of interstate and dash quit. Started to look for an area to pull off but couldn't. Everything came back on and hasn't repeated. Called and was told it was probably a loose connection. Talk about an adrenalin rush!
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Same thing happened to us. Rough area of interstate and dash quit. Started to look for an area to pull off but couldn't. Everything came back on and hasn't repeated. Called and was told it was probably a loose connection. Talk about an adrenalin rush!
Let us know if you ever find what was loose. Definitely a scary situation.
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Anyone pulling a pickup truck? If so, can you share type of truck, and how it is going? Thinking of buying a Ford F150, or new Silverado. Thanks,
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I think that jimbooth25 tows a F150.
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Forgot to mention something that happened on our drive home yesterday. I was driving at 65mph on I95 when all of a sudden my dashboard beeped and died. All the lights came on at once (same as when you first turn the ignition on), then all the dials went haywire, the DEF light flashed red and then everything turned off for a second and then came back on. The only thing that didn't come back on was the cruise control which had been running at the time. We immediately called FL and they said there is some kind of short to the dash electronics. Well, I about had a heart attack! I had no idea what was going on and it really frightened me. Anyone else have this problem? They told me I have to take it in to FL to have it checked out. It also started pulling to the right after this incident. I can't help but wonder if it is related or just a coincidence. Any ideas?
Mine did the same thing during a trip in South Dakota when I had maybe 5,000 mile on it. The dash lights flashes 3 or 4 times. The check engine light came on and stayed on. I stopped at a rest area and shut the coach down. Started it back up and all lights worked fine & check engine light was off. ??

When I had the coach in for service they wanted extra $100 to see what the check engine light was. I said I'd just wait till it does it again. It's been 15,000 mile and never done it again. ??

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When I had the coach in for service they wanted extra $100 to see what the check engine light was. I said I'd just wait till it does it again. It's been 15,000 mile and never done it again. ??

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You can look up stored codes on your information center. You can't wait more than a week or so because they expire and get erased.
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I am thinking of towing a f150 but have to buy a new one my 2007 can not be towed unless I put it on a trailer, was told the new explorers, expeditions, and f150s including the raptures can be towed 4 down but make sure you get the correct transmission/ transfer case setup
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Right now I tow a jeep wrangler and might just hold out to see what the new 2015 bronco that ford is bringing out can do
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You can look up stored codes on your information center. You can't wait more than a week or so because they expire and get erased.
How does one go about checking for stored codes? I'd love to see what's on there, especially after the dash went out.
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Right now I tow a jeep wrangler and might just hold out to see what the new 2015 bronco that ford is bringing out can do
They say that Chevrolet is returning the 4 door 4 X 4 Colorado pick up this year and it will be towable

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The FMCA towing guide just came out today. Good place to check.
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The FMCA towing guide just came out today. Good place to check.
Got mine in the mail a couple days ago. I saw that in there. The DW was wanting a new small Chev. It was one of two Chev that was not towable. Man I hate that. Ha

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