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Old 05-10-2013, 07:00 AM   #463
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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.

Actually, I have two fans on the firewall. The one that stayed on is on the lower part of the firewall - the other one (also small) is about 5 or 6 inches above it.
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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?

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.
I've got a 33.2 2013 built this feb and had the exact same sequence of events. The fan has not been on again after we've stopped. It has been a good deal cooler in va. since however. There appears to be a thermistor connected to the same harness that feeds power to the fan, which I would take to be its thermostatically controlled on/off switch. It basically is just hanging from the cable were it leaves the plastic cable guard. I'm wondering if it failed "on" then died. If I don't see it run with warmer weather I'll warm it with a hair dryer and see if I can verify it is still functional. It looks like the fan is meant to exhaust the compartment to aid in keeping the inverter cool. Wether it is switched independently from the inverter internal fan is not clear to me.
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Sounds great!
Wish we were there. Maybe next year if not so far away.
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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!!

Thanks for the pics. But looking for someone who has the Palazzo Duraflap installed.
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Sorry, they did not have a Duraflap for mine when I received it last July. I took this flap off my last coach and cut it down. Much cheaper - very effctive.

We love our coach !!!!
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FINALLY! Just got the big slide fixed, they moved the slide a tooth in to seal it better. Took it for a test drive, at first there was a shimmy on the wheel and a bit tire noise... but once it got warmed up, the noise went away... Im guessing it was flat spots on the tires since it was sitting for awhile.... couldnt really find anything major, the slide works like a charm now. Im a happy camper.



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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?



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.
Have this fan in the inverter section (they prob just have this on the 2014 model, I have the 33.3)... and found that it is hooked up to some sensor... Im thinking this sensor is a day/night sensor (light sensitive sensor). Could it be that when the inverter is on and it is daytime, the fan is on? Its crazy that we dont have manuals for this coach!!!



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Don't believe our 2013's have the fan. With all the conversation on this topic, I went out and really checked the area out. Come to find out I have two vents, one has a cover with a screen, the other is just a hole (missing the cover & screen). Guess that's to let in pest during the winter.
Another punch-list item for my Thor visit.
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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.
We are looking forward to getting these mud flaps on your coaches in Gillette.
If anyone else wants a custom weight on their mud flap, please call us by May 20th so we have time to get them cut before we leave for Wyoming.
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Hello all. Just a quick update. Picked up the Palazzo in Buffalo NY today and am currently in Sandusky after stopping for some sight seeing at Niagra Falls. We had a wild day with band after band of thunderstorms and a tornado warning in the county we were driving through. The cool part was that the WB suddenly came on killing the CD playing and warned us. Good timing. We were able to pull over to a truck stop and have lunch to wait it out. No tornado actually hit tho. I did have a interesting drive through all the wind and rain the rest of the evening. She handled well if a bit loose in the wind. At the camp site now looking in all the nooks and crannies before we continue tomorrow. Will post pics later.
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Ok, my husband is getting a little nervous about the shower in our future MH. Can you guys let me know two things... How long can you take a shower and how is the water pressure? Thanks everyone!
Me_n_T.D: We've had no problems with pressure on our Palazzo. You do need to be concerned about having a pressure regulator to handle campgrounds with inordinately high pressure. The usual RV regulators sold are effective at regulating pressure, but do it at the expense of flow rate because of the small passages they provide in their devices.

For the past several rigs we've owned, I've used a residential whole-house regulator to accomplish the pressure regulation. Here's a photo of the installation I just completed on our Palazzo:



The regulator is mounted on a piece of 2-1/2 inch PVC conduit, which provides a nice "cradle" for the regulator. The inlet is on the right of the device, and I use a quick-disconnect on the end of my water hose to provide the connection. The upper connection from the "Y" provides the regulated flow to the city water connection on the rig via the 90-degree elbow and a 45-degree elbow on the lower-right of the picture. I use the lower elbow connection on the "Y" to provide water for the tank flush connection on the upper-right, via a brass back-flow preventer. Here's a close-up photo of the regulator detail:



Hope this provides some food-for-thought ...

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Me_n_T.D: We've had no problems with pressure on our Palazzo. You do need to be concerned about having a pressure regulator to handle campgrounds with inordinately high pressure. The usual RV regulators sold are effective at regulating pressure, but do it at the expense of flow rate because of the small passages they provide in their devices.

For the past several rigs we've owned, I've used a residential whole-house regulator to accomplish the pressure regulation. Here's a photo of the installation I just completed on our Palazzo:

The inlet is on the right of the device, and I use a quick-disconnect on the end of my water hose to provide the connection. The upper connection from the "Y" provides the regulated flow to the city water connection on the rig via the 90-degree elbow and a 45-degree elbow on the lower-right of the picture. I use the lower elbow connection on the "Y" to provide water for the tank flush connection on the upper-right, via a brass back-flow preventer. Here's a close-up photo of the regulator detail:


Hope this provides some food-for-thought ...

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So you took out your water filter or did you just move it?
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So you took out your water filter or did you just move it?
The water filter (on my 33.2 floorplan) is located behind the fresh water tank and is accessible from a compartment on the passenger side of the coach. So, I didn't have to do anything with the water filter for this installation.

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I was wondering where they put the filter... I guess they move it away from that bay permanently.
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