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Old 05-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #449
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Exhaust fan in Inverter cabinet didn't shut off.

After driving about 35 miles, I drove my 2014 36.1 into our shop - let the engine idle for a few minutes - then turned the engine off. I heard a noise from the right rear. I opened the cabinet and found a small (4" x 4") fan running. It wasn't the inverter's fan, it was attached to the firewall and blowing air from the inverter cabinet out to the rear. I thought it was to cool the inverter space and so I left it running thinking it would eventually shut off. I went out to the shop two hours later and it was still running. During those two hours, the outside temp had gone from about 70 down to 50 which was reflected by an inverter that was now cold. The inverter was still charging the batteries. I didn't want that fan running all night so I pressed the battery disconnect switch (inside the door to the coach) and the fan stopped (along with any other 12v items of course).

When I get up in the morning I'll turn on the disconnect switch and see if the fan is still running. Until then, if anyone has a clue as to why it kept running, please let me know. I'll post again in the a.m.
I don't recall seeing a fan of that description. Is it new for 2014 or do I need to look harder?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #450
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Palazzo Owners - Thor Diesel Club Rally - Super Time!

Yesterday we spent several hours in workshops, question and answer sessions with reps from Thor and Freightliner. It was like a mini-Camp Freightliner and the Reps will be with us today to answer questions about our specific coach. The owner of the Palazzo next to me had some questions of the Freightliner Rep and he spent about an hour going over his coach with him.

There is another session after lunch today with Freightliner and I am looking forward to these discussions. These workshop were included in the fee for the Rally, 7 days full hook up including 5 breakfast and dinners and tons of fellowship with other Thor and Palazzo owners for a total of $291. We are very pleased that we attended and we will attend again!
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Exhaust fan in Inverter cabinet didn't shut off.

After driving about 35 miles, I drove my 2014 36.1 into our shop - let the engine idle for a few minutes - then turned the engine off. I heard a noise from the right rear. I opened the cabinet and found a small (4" x 4") fan running. It wasn't the inverter's fan, it was attached to the firewall and blowing air from the inverter cabinet out to the rear. I thought it was to cool the inverter space and so I left it running thinking it would eventually shut off. I went out to the shop two hours later and it was still running. During those two hours, the outside temp had gone from about 70 down to 50 which was reflected by an inverter that was now cold. The inverter was still charging the batteries. I didn't want that fan running all night so I pressed the battery disconnect switch (inside the door to the coach) and the fan stopped (along with any other 12v items of course).

When I get up in the morning I'll turn on the disconnect switch and see if the fan is still running. Until then, if anyone has a clue as to why it kept running, please let me know. I'll post again in the a.m.
I don't recall seeing a fan of that description. Is it new for 2014 or do I need to look harder?

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I don't recall seeing a fan of that description. Is it new for 2014 or do I need to look harder?
I went out this morning, turned the disconnect switch back on and the fan did not come back on. Yeah!!!

Jerry - the fan I'm talking about is located inside the last basement compartment on the right rear. When I look into the compartment, The inverter sits at an angle on the far right and there is a firewall on the far left. Near the bottom of the firewall is this small fan. Although the inverter has its own fan, I'm sure the other fan is to help exhaust hot air from the compartment.
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the fan seems to be latched on when power is applied, something has to turn it off (hence when you used the disconnect, it un-latched the power to the fan).... follow the lines that feed the fan.... where is it going to? relays? timers? thermister? etc...
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Went out and checked this morning. Ours does not have a fan in the inverter compartment. There's a vent but no fan that I could see.
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Saw the post on the mud flaps but none on a Palazzo. Saw one with a straight flap but not one with the cut-outs for the towing gear/exhaust pipe.
I believe someone out there has one installed. Nina at Duraflap said there was. Just looking for a good pic as a selling tool to the DW.
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Just wanted to share my PDI list. Mechanically, everything was fine. It was just a bunch of little items, all adressed.

Palazzo PDI List
· Marker light was broken - replaced
· Front cabinet had scratches – buffed and refinished
· Front generator door latches were loose – addressed by tightening and adding a rubber seal around the assembly
· Windshield wipers were not aligned – aligned (under the hood)
· Light ring under front cabinet was loose (screws were overtightened and stripped wood) – added metal bracket to screw into same spot
· Fresh water storage bin – door was not sealing – adjusted latch
· Bedroom door rattled when driving – added felt liners – added rubber bumpers (there are metal screws on bottom of door that contact metal to metal)
· Bedroom door was difficult to close – runner was not level and would bind near the close point – bracket was removed and leveled to address
· Upper bunk TV bracket was not level – removed and leveled
· Cabinet doors – a number had to be aligned
· Seal from front service to driver compartment not sealed (electrical and service bundle through firewall) - caulked and sealed
· Screen on both rear bunks were creasing when mounted – pressure mounts adjusted
· Screens on by dinette would not mount correctly – adjusted the pressure springs
· Rear bedroom screen – would not mount – adjusted
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I will try to get over where my coach is stored and get a picture of the mud flap. You have to have it forward enough for it not to get in the way of the training wheels and hitch on a low area drag.
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^^^ thats pretty good... nothing major at all. DW and I are going to pick ours up tomorrow.... wish us luck.
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A photo guy with no photos? What's up with that?

I had the leveling calibration done at the dealer when I picked it up. Procedure is in the manual but have not done it myself.
Here's a photo of the rig in front of service bays while "punch list" being worked on:
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Went out and checked this morning. Ours does not have a fan in the inverter compartment. There's a vent but no fan that I could see.
I have 2 vents, no fan. Sounds like a good addition to keep that inverter running. Wonder what it would take to retrofit. Maybe Jack can check at the rally.
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Saw the post on the mud flaps but none on a Palazzo. Saw one with a straight flap but not one with the cut-outs for the towing gear/exhaust pipe.
I believe someone out there has one installed. Nina at Duraflap said there was. Just looking for a good pic as a selling tool to the DW.
Three of us Palazzo owners called this morning and ordered the Palazzo mud flap from Duraflap to be installed at the FMCA rally in Gillette, WY. Free installation.
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Our Mud Flap Install

Here is some pictures of the back of our Palazzo 33.2. The Mud Flap is an Ultra Guard Tow Guard that I cuts in about 1/2 lengthwise. I used a piece of 1 1/2" angle and a piece of Flat bar drilled and sandwiched over the rubber mud flap. Screws of course were stainless. This works for us.

We love our coach!!
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Mud Flap Install

If you did not figure it out, we have the air left out while stored in the storage unit.

We love our coach!!!
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