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Old 05-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #477
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I was wondering where they put the filter... I guess they move it away from that bay permanently.
Makes sense since the water compartment is small compared with most I've seen. BTW, to access the filter you need to remove the back panel of the compartment I mentioned earlier - three screws and you gain access ...
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PhotoGuy1313 - Water Pressure

You mentioned that you used a residential regulator...

"For the past several rigs we've owned, I've used a residential whole-house regulator to accomplish the pressure regulation."

What is the pressure?

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You mentioned that you used a residential regulator...

"For the past several rigs we've owned, I've used a residential whole-house regulator to accomplish the pressure regulation."

What is the pressure?

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Jack,

Sorry, I forgot to include that tidbit ... I have it set to 60 PSI. Most of the RV-style regulators default to 45 PSI, but I find that a bit low. The whole-house regulators are adjustable, and the PEX plumbing & fittings on the newer coaches are rated for 100 PSI, according to the documentation.

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agreed, pex plumbing are now being used in newer homes... plumbing tech has come along way.
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FMCA Rally Gillette WY - Who is Going

I just read that 14 plus Thor Diesel Club members (3 Palazzo owners) will be going to the FMCA Rally next month in Gillette WY.

Is there any iRV2 Palazzo owners planning to attend? If so, maybe we could share contact info (via PM) so we could connect up during the rally?
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:54 PM   #482
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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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Can you provide an image of the location for the water filter?

I also have the 33.2 with the filter on the other side. I was thinking of moving it...
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Just pick up my new 2013 palazzo 33.3 and loving it!!! 2nd night in it

Have a little problem with the water heater. No water coming from the hot water side. I look at the bypass it is on normal. If I put it in bypass I get water it just cold water. Any thoughts????

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^^^ are you using LP or electric? check the control switches above the stairs. Do you have lp in the tank? or are you hooked up to shore power? lets see pics of the new rig!
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Just pick up my new 2013 palazzo 33.3 and loving it!!! 2nd night in it

Have a little problem with the water heater. No water coming from the hot water side. I look at the bypass it is on normal. If I put it in bypass I get water it just cold water. Any thoughts????

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I believe bypass actually bypasses the hot water heater which would explain why you are getting cold water. Are you using city water or water from your fresh water tank? If you are on city water have the connection on city water. If running off your fresh water tank have it on normal and have the water pump turned on.

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Tried LP and electric on shore power. Did it on city water and the water tank no luck. I think it's a Stuck closed one way valve on the back of the tank??

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Just pick up my new 2013 palazzo 33.3 and loving it!!! 2nd night in it

Have a little problem with the water heater. No water coming from the hot water side. I look at the bypass it is on normal. If I put it in bypass I get water it just cold water. Any thoughts????

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For city water the hose is connected, by-pass valve pointed in the up position, select valve to city water.

For tank/pump water, select valve to normal.

You don't need to move the bypass valve unless you are winterizing/sanitizing. There's only two position for this valve. Selecting by-pass will by-pass the water heater and tank.

Just saying...... what works for me.
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Good evening -
My wife and I purchased a Palazzo 36.1 on March 31st and recently completed a two week "shakedown" and familiarization trip from Texas to Florida and back. We owned a Class C over 10 years ago for about 3 years but our retirement goal was a Class A DP that was reasonably sized for both longer term trips and getting into national and state parks when we want to stay there. We think we found that balance with the bigger Palazzo and so far have been very pleased. Wanted to share a couple observations and ask a few questions - several related to a number of posts in this thread and the Palazzo Q&A thread. I have found the contributions in these threads very helpful and illuminating.

First - no big slide issues (fingers crossed) although we will get an occasional pop or crack as the big slide finishes its retraction. Did notice a very aggravating and constant rattle and sometimes banging when driving that appears to come from above and behind the driver's head somewhere in the slide. Could not tell anything from inspecting. Going to try to talk with Thor about it.

The generator refused to start after 2.5 hours. It is giving the same 17 fault code that some of you have referenced. Talking with the Cummins rep in this area did not yield anything certain other than bring it in - which we are doing later this week. My only concern is a repeat pattern of "remove and replace" that could develop until Onan identifies what the systemic problem is. Will try to get as much info as I can out of this service center to share as I'm guessing we will see this issue more in the future.

Had a couple of questions that I could use help with.
1) I think I read that the brake air system and the suspension air system are separate and independent systems. I'm not clear on what the two dashboard air system pressure indicators (graduated from 0 to 150) are telling me. One always stays at the same reading - about 95-105 psi. The other moves when I initially "air up" the suspension - going down to about 75 and then gradually increasing to the operating level as the suspension comes up. Is one indicator the brake system and the other the suspension? Or are they front and rear suspension?
2) Related to that - today I went out to reposition the coach. It's been sitting 6 days since we returned from our trip. When I turned the ignition on I got a Brake Air light and the buzzer/tone that comes with it. After starting the engine the light and tone stayed on until the air recharged. I did not see this on the trip but the longest we were shut down was five days. Was this a normal bleeding of the brake air system from sitting or something I should be concerned about? It charged right up and I've looked at it over the past three hours and no light or tone since. On a related note - I did have the SMI Air Force One brake system installed. Worked great on the trip and easy to hook up or disengage.
3) Has anyone used the onboard air system for airing tires? I didn't try it on the trip but am going to experiment here at home. The onboard placard says 120 psi for both front and rear tires at the GAWR. Wondering if the onboard system gives a consistent 120 psi output to enable self airing of the tires?
4) There is an on/off switch in the rear bathroom down near the floor near the toilet. I was told what this was at PDI but didn't note it. Wondering if anyone can clue me in to what it is? It is not labeled.

I know I have more questions but this is a long enough post already. So far my wife and I are very happy with our new Palazzo. The handling was good, even in some brisk winds, and the performance towing a Honda CRV was certainly acceptable. Looking forward to some more ambitious trips soon.
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Before I try to respond to some of your questions I would suggest that you sign up for "Camp Freightliner" at the Freightliner facility in Gaffney, SC.

"The generator refused to start after 2.5 hours"
I am sure you have been told that if you do not have better than 1/4 tank of fuel your generator will not start. I have had mine not start if the fuel gage was between 1/2 and 1/4 fuel so if I stop for the night I make sure that I have greater than 1/2 tank of fuel. I looked at the Cummins Onan Operators Manual and it does not list a fault code 17 so I do not know what this code is?

Your suspension system and your breaking system are separate (two air tanks). It is not unusual for the air to bleed off after a few days and there is a measurement as to how quickly if you think they are bleeding off too quickly.

You should dump the air bags prior to deploying the jacks therefore you will get a low air alarm when you start up. If you set "High Idle" the tanks will fill faster.

I use the onboard air manifold to air my tires, works good! Freightliner delivers all of its chassis to Thor with max inflation (120 psi). After you load your normal traveling items plus fuel, water, LP, etc you need to have the coach weighed and adjust the tire pressure accordingly.

The on/off switch, looks like a single light switch, is for the engine block heater for use in cold weather.
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