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Old 01-11-2014, 07:50 PM   #2745
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Do you hook up through the cable connection. I was anticipating I could do so by moving the input from the BOMB to the Dish receiver and then connecting the receiver to the a BOMB. Does that work?
We haven't tried it that way, but it might work. You might lose some signal quality, or not. You'd only be able to get signal in the front of the coach, though, and no park cable connection. We bought some flat cable thingees that we put through the windows so we can connect the coax and that way we can still use the park cable if we need it.

The only problem with these satellite antennas is that you can't get any local stations outside of your home viewing area (wherever your main account is set up). That's where the park cable comes in handy should you need local channels.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:44 PM   #2746
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How often do you add water to your house batteries? Or how often do you check them?
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:45 PM   #2747
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I had to put valve extenders on my front tires in order to put a TPMS on. What a pain in the butt to get to them otherwise. I cut my hands up pretty badly, too.

Unfortunately, I've found them leaking recently. They are the short, straight metal variety and not the flexible type like the inner duals have. My inner duals (factory installed by Thor) have also lost a significant amount of air while the other tires did not. I suspect all valve extenders may have a tendency to do that.

If anyone has any suggestions of fixes, please do share.
Two ideas: 1) valve stem cores may be loose. Or 2) thread lock (medium) on stems before adding extensions. Maybe a combination of both. Has worked for me. Peter
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Two ideas: 1) valve stem cores may be loose. Or 2) thread lock (medium) on stems before adding extensions. Maybe a combination of both. Has worked for me. Peter
Peter, what is thread lock? Is that like plumber's tape?
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It depends on usage and I would have to admit I did not check as often as would be best since it is a time consuming process. Since I have not used it since early September I have not checked the water since then. When I use it frequently I will probably check at least the first battery every 3 months and adjust depending on experience.

To make Adding water easier I got a watering tool from NAPA. Just push it down in each cell and it stops filling at correct level. Much easier than holding a mirror for the batteries that are far inside.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:02 AM   #2750
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John, It depends on usage and I would have to admit I did not check as often as would be best since it is a time consuming process. Since I have not used it since early September I have not checked the water since then. When I use it frequently I will probably check at least the first battery every 3 months and adjust depending on experience. To make Adding water easier I got a watering tool from NAPA. Just push it down in each cell and it stops filling at correct level. Much easier than holding a mirror for the batteries that are far inside.
+1 on the battery watering can. Got mine from O'Reilleys. The PITA is the battery hold down straps which have to be loosened to get the caps off. Finally figured out that you push the the lever rather than pulling. :-)
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I haven't had to water my batteries since we purchased our 36.1 in early September. I'd like to try out my new battery watering system, too!
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That sounds like a great way to check and fill the batteries. I'll have to grab one and drop it off at the dealer, as my Palazzo is in the shop...again. Let them put it on!
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Purchased my 2014 Palazzo Friday, Cleveland RV show. Traded my class c. Friday night after getting home, googled to see what we had gotten into. Called the MFG Rep the next day to speak about the slid out issue. He assured me that they had solved the issues. "We retailed over 600 palazzos last year and had a couple issues which we addressed. The percentage was very low and we have resolved the issues." -
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I felt much better after!
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Purchased my 2014 Palazzo Friday, Cleveland RV show. Traded my class c. Friday night after getting home, googled to see what we had gotten into. Called the MFG Rep the next day to speak about the slid out issue. He assured me that they had solved the issues. "We retailed over 600 palazzos last year and had a couple issues which we addressed. The percentage was very low and we have resolved the issues." - Ryan Rebar - Diesel Product Manager -DSM Northeast. I felt much better after!
Welcome to the family. I for one have not had any serious problems and I think there are many more like me. For those that are having problems it has to be terrible, but all of us are not affected. My coach came off the line in late September and is a 2014 33.2. From my experience they have gotten it fixed. Good luck.
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The rear slide out on ours does not close properly at the bottom. I can put my hand in between the side wall and the slide out fascia/weather seal at the bottom. The top closes fine. Later we came to find out that the bottom of the slide out hit's the bed frame. Thor says the bed frame needs to be moved to allow the slide out to fully close.
My bedroom slide pulls in fine. I did notice that it hits the bed frame and the carpet is compressed where it hits the bed frame. Precise engineering or dumb luck?
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Peter, what is thread lock? Is that like plumber's tape?
Loctite (brand name), sold in auto parts, hardware stores, etc. Color indicates strength. Peter
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Purchased my 2014 Palazzo Friday, Cleveland RV show. Traded my class c. Friday night after getting home, googled to see what we had gotten into. Called the MFG Rep the next day to speak about the slid out issue. He assured me that they had solved the issues. "We retailed over 600 palazzos last year and had a couple issues which we addressed. The percentage was very low and we have resolved the issues." -
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My 2014 33.2 Palazzo slide out failed 1 week after I took delivery. This required the entire slide out system to be replaced. The Palazzo needed to then be painted because of all the external parts that needed to be replaced on the slide out. I still have massive other issues. The bedroom slide out does not properly close either. The bottom on the inside hits the bed. Thor says the bed needs to be moved. Our Palazzo has been out of our possession for over 60 days. Good Luck!
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I am very sorry to hear about your problems with the large slide. And I was deluding myself thinking they had fixed the problem with the 2014 model! Obviously not. So far, I have not had any problems with the the slides, but I have not used them more than 15 times. I will hold my breath from now on when I will use them again, sometimes in the spring. It seems to me that this is a classical case when there should be a recall from Thor and fix all the units out there, no matter the vintage. Obviously 2014 is not immune.
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I would run the large slide out in and out a couple of times a day just to make sure it will work the next time. That is no guarantee it will still work at that. The worst feeling will be when you are in a campground and cannot get the slide out back in on your 150K coach.
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