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Old 03-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #281
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Headed for Elkhart - Warranty Work

I have an appointment at Thor on the 20th of May to have a few things repaired.

The primary reason is to have the Windshield Seal replaced due to a separation in the lower, drivers side, corner. I noticed it a couple of months ago and was able to seal it with silicone to keep the water out and this makeshift repair has lasted but it is time to get if fixed properly.

My large slide topper sags and allows water to collect and I need them to tighten or replace the topper. Has anyone else had this issue?

Wiper seal on the back of the large slide does not make good contact and I have had water infiltration in a hard rain storm.

Small bubble in the floor covering underneath the frig door. You need to be at the right angle, in good light to see it.

Not too much considering.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #282
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Ya. Most all the above. After a rain I get a little water when I bring the slide in. Very little. Thor will adjust the awning toppers and your main awning too. Your probably hearing them flop in the wind a little now. They will tighten an fix that. As to the Safe-T-Plus I don't see much difference. I guess it will help in a blow out problem and that's worth something. We are home now and when the weather cleans up a little I'm going to test my Safe-T -Plus. I plan to unhook it and drive our state hwy here (no wind condition) and re-install and test on same road. I put 3000+ on it since I installed and I think all that had wind. Thor will treat you right and they will probably do a complete check up on the total coach.
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I have an appointment at Thor on the 20th of May to have a few things repaired.

The primary reason is to have the Windshield Seal replaced due to a separation in the lower, drivers side, corner. I noticed it a couple of months ago and was able to seal it with silicone to keep the water out and this makeshift repair has lasted but it is time to get if fixed properly.

My large slide topper sags and allows water to collect and I need them to tighten or replace the topper. Has anyone else had this issue?

Wiper seal on the back of the large slide does not make good contact and I have had water infiltration in a hard rain storm.

Small bubble in the floor covering underneath the frig door. You need to be at the right angle, in good light to see it.

Not too much considering.
While you are it take a good hard look at the seal under the large slide. It is totally dependent on being well glued to the metal and movement of the slide will pull it away if not securely fastened. This of course leads to an air leak and path for insect intrusion.
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While you are it take a good hard look at the seal under the large slide. It is totally dependent on being well glued to the metal and movement of the slide will pull it away if not securely fastened. This of course leads to an air leak and path for insect intrusion.
Jerry,

Will do and Thanks!

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Did you and Karen take the RV Driver Confidence Course while at Lazydays? If so, what did you think about it (especially the driving part)?

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Could all those who have the 33.2 let me know how long they owned, how many miles driven, any big issues with slides, etc.? I am about to purchase one and want to be sure I am aware of anything you veterans may pass along to this rookie. Thanks.
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Got mine in October 2012. I have 11,000 miles on it. Had it back to Thor for an issue with large slide. They put new controller and high torque motors on the slide. And some small things. My guess would be they have corrected this on the new ones. I did a 4700 mile trip pulling a Chev Cobolt car and averaged 10.4 MPG for the whole trip. Now I know that I did not buy a $500,000 high end coach. And I don't expect it to be that. I am 100 % satisfied and the ride & drive is super. I put a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer on it and really don't think it really helps that much. Only have 3000 since I put it on. Going to do some more testing on it when the weather get better. Russell
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Jack,

Did you and Karen take the RV Driver Confidence Course while at Lazydays? If so, what did you think about it (especially the driving part)?

Thanks,
Gary
Gary,

We took the classroom part but they were booked through April for the driving part. We did see them doing the driving part because they did it driving through the Lazydays campground. The classroom part was very informative.

Thanks!
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In case anyone has not seen it and does not have experience driving n RV there is an online version of the Lazy Days driving course. This is my first RV so I found it very valuable and gave me more confidence the first time I got behind the wheel of my Palazzo, especially the backing up into a campsite part. But I still need a lot more practice with that. So that's why we need to go camping!

Speaking of backing into campsite at night, I realized too late it would be much easier to cut down on distraction with reflection in those side windows if I turned off the headlights.
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Off to Gaffney, SC in the AM for our annual service & the training course. Looking forward to it.

We had our toad fixed up this week with base plate and tow bar. Will be our first time towing. Just a little nervous.
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Off to Gaffney, SC in the AM for our annual service & the training course. Looking forward to it.

We had our toad fixed up this week with base plate and tow bar. Will be our first time towing. Just a little nervous.
Pls check private message.
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It should arrive and installed in the next couple of weeks and I will let you know if I notice a difference in the handling.
Please remember to report back. I helped my parents buy a 2014 Palazzo. They are newbies, and I would love to know if it makes it easier to drive, especially when windy....
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Did they change anything on the 2014?
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Well fellow Palazzo owners I have decided and ordered a steering control for my MH (Safe-T-Plus Steering Control Our Products | The Steering Control Specialists | Safe-T-Plus Blog). The biggest reason for doing so has more to do with my DW wanting to learn to drive the MH then serious handling issues. She took the driver confidence course at Lazydays (Tampa) when we were in Florida now I need to give her some time behind the wheel...hide the small cars and curbs!

It should arrive and installed in the next couple of weeks and I will let you know if I notice a difference in the handling.
So, they attach a 50/50 shock to the steering assembly for self return to center. Looks like a decent approach and easy to install. What part numbers did you order?
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