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Old 03-24-2013, 06:17 AM   #295
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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....
I will post my evaluation after I have put some miles on my MH.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:20 AM   #296
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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?
SAFE-T-PLUS, CLS A W #41230

Safety Plus Bracket - UNITED SAFETY APPARATUS (Safety Plus ) #F-143K3
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SAFE-T-PLUS, CLS A W #41230

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Awesome, thanks for the information!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #298
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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.
I think you will see that for heavy cross winds it will make it less tiring. You are still driving a rolling billboard that the wind is going to move around, it just takes less steering wheel inputs with a stabilizer to keep it pointed in the right direction.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #299
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Ceiling light stop working - DEF door hinges rust shut.

I've had several ceiling lights stop working and I assume the covers twist off. However, when I try to twist them off the fixture rotates in the ceiling and the covers don't come off. Have any of you had to replace light bulbs?

I'm also wondering if the bulbs can be replaced by a LED bulbs.

Second comment: The hinges to the DEF door really rust up. The door is right behind the rear tires and it looks like all the road dirt and moisture gets kicked into the DEF area. The hinges really cake up with dirt. I've lubed them up several times. Anybody had this problem and is there a suggestion as to how to reduce the rusting? I don't know if a mud flap would help or not.

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Is it possible to make a flooring (aluminum plate, sheet metal) to keep the dirt from flying in the compartment?
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Is it possible to make a flooring (aluminum plate, sheet metal) to keep the dirt from flying in the compartment?
I guess you could but I do not find it to be that big a problem, no more then the LP compartment that picks up road dirt from the front (driver side) tire. I wash both compartments with the pressure washer every chance I get.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:17 PM   #302
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On mine I installed a metal mudflap bracket and a mud flap it hangs down about 2" below the body of my 33.3 and seams to work great, still get some dust but no mud, dirt, stones etc in the compartment
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I've had several ceiling lights stop working and I assume the covers twist off. However, when I try to twist them off the fixture rotates in the ceiling and the covers don't come off. Have any of you had to replace light bulbs?

I'm also wondering if the bulbs can be replaced by a LED bulbs.
I don't know with 100% certainty, but I think those fixtures are like the ones in my Revolution. If they are, the light fixture has a spring on each side that opens on the opposite side of the ceiling material, and keeps it sucked up to the ceiling. Pull the metal housing down just enough to grab it, and then spin the glass counterclockwise to remove it. If it has been there a while, you will need to take the back side of a plastic knife and work around the fixture to separate if from the ceiling first. You can replace the halogen bulb with an LED bulb. I have bought several on ebay, and was not happy with the color. I did a group buy last year with some of the Tiffin guys and got some high quality LEDs directly from China that are almost a perfect match with the halogens. Unfortunately I don't have the contact info.
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I've had several ceiling lights stop working and I assume the covers twist off. However, when I try to twist them off the fixture rotates in the ceiling and the covers don't come off. Have any of you had to replace light bulbs?

I'm also wondering if the bulbs can be replaced by a LED bulbs.

Second comment: The hinges to the DEF door really rust up. The door is right behind the rear tires and it looks like all the road dirt and moisture gets kicked into the DEF area. The hinges really cake up with dirt. I've lubed them up several times. Anybody had this problem and is there a suggestion as to how to reduce the rusting? I don't know if a mud flap would help or not.

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I replaced some light bulbs with LEDs, but DW didn't like the colour so I reinstalled the original bulbs. It is not easy to get the covers off but can be done.
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I have been considering LED's that use less electricity and run cooler but I have read many threads where the color and brightness is unacceptable. I do not want to go through the costly trial and error so I am waiting to have someone report on a brand that fixes the color/brightness issue.
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I would like to replace the overhead spot lights over the sofa. They get very hot. Has anyone replaced those? If so, where did you get the LEDs and are you happy with the color and brightness?

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I just sent an email to the guy that ordered the LED lights I got back in 2011. Hopefully he still has the contact information for the sales person in China. They are G4-LC bulbs in the 3000-4000K color range. If I can get in touch with that person, we can do a group buy. I think we need to order at least 100. When my Dad's Palazzo arrives, I will want to change his lights over to LED. In the Utah desert, it is hard enough to keep cool without a bunch of Halogen bulbs heating the coach.... The bulbs I got off ebay that were supposed to be in that same color range weren't even close.
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I just sent an email to the guy that ordered the LED lights I got back in 2011. Hopefully he still has the contact information for the sales person in China. They are G4-LC bulbs in the 3000-4000K color range. If I can get in touch with that person, we can do a group buy. I think we need to order at least 100. When my Dad's Palazzo arrives, I will want to change his lights over to LED. In the Utah desert, it is hard enough to keep cool without a bunch of Halogen bulbs heating the coach.... The bulbs I got off ebay that were supposed to be in that same color range weren't even close.
I would be interested in a group buy if you can put one together...thanks in advance!
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