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Old 06-24-2013, 08:26 AM   #645
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Thank You very much for the great information. What tire chart did you use to determine the inflation?
My tire pressure adjustment was based on a recommendation from the company that did the 4 point weight. If you look at the Goodyear chart for our tires my front tire weight is below the chart, starts at 80 psi @ 4190 lbs and the rear would come in between 85 and 90 psi.

If I inflate to 90/100 I do not need to worry about going overweight for the inflated pressure if I add things as we travel.

I just purchased a tire inflation monitoring system and I needed the weight to set it up to alert me if I develop a leek. The single biggest reason for tire failure is under inflation. At my pressures the system will alert at 75/85 which is still within the save load range of the tire.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #646
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My tire pressure adjustment was based on a recommendation from the company that did the 4 point weight. If you look at the Goodyear chart for our tires my front tire weight is below the chart, starts at 80 psi @ 4190 lbs and the rear would come in between 85 and 90 psi.

If I inflate to 90/100 I do not need to worry about going overweight for the inflated pressure if I add things as we travel.

I just purchased a tire inflation monitoring system and I needed the weight to set it up to alert me if I develop a leek. The single biggest reason for tire failure is under inflation. At my pressures the system will alert at 75/85 which is still within the save load range of the tire.
That's what I was thinking when I saw the Goodyear tire chart. I would assume the 33 Palazzo weight at approx. 20K empty.
Did you add any tire valve extensions and what tire inflator or you using? (I intend to use the coach air front quick connect.)
Example Milton or Accugauge.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #647
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That's what I was thinking when I saw the Goodyear tire chart. I would assume the 33 Palazzo weight at approx. 20K empty.
Did you add any tire valve extensions and what tire inflator or you using? (I intend to use the coach air front quick connect.)
Example Milton or Accugauge.
I purchased the "Tire Tracker" system (10 sensors - 6 coach and 4 for dolly/toad). The sensor is not a flow through and has replaceable batteries therefore they are small and I am told that if you can get to the valve cap with your fingers, which I can, you can install these sensors without extensions. I am attending a Freightliner Chassis Owners Club rally this week therefore I will be installing my system when my schedule permits. Once installed I will confirm that you can do it without extensions.
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Hi Palazzo owners! My wife and I just bought a new Palazzo 33.2 yesterday and brought it home. We are absolutely in love with our new RV. I need some help with something and don't know where to post my question...so I'll start here. Any help or redirects with post will be GREATLY appreciated.

How do I know when my rig is correctly connected to shoreline power? I plugged into a 15amp 120V plug near our shop and couldn't tell if it was running off the batteries or the shoreline? I never heard the "clunk" noise you usually hear when it switches to shoreline power. Also, should I only run one AC unit when connecting such low shore power?
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Hi Palazzo owners! My wife and I just bought a new Palazzo 33.2 yesterday and brought it home. We are absolutely in love with our new RV. I need some help with something and don't know where to post my question...so I'll start here. Any help or redirects with post will be GREATLY appreciated.

How do I know when my rig is correctly connected to shoreline power? I plugged into a 15amp 120V plug near our shop and couldn't tell if it was running off the batteries or the shoreline? I never heard the "clunk" noise you usually hear when it switches to shoreline power. Also, should I only run one AC unit when connecting such low shore power?
Look through previous posts and you will see current reading with only 1 AC is 16 Amps so even 1 AC is pushing it, especially if also charging.

Make sure inverter is off

If your refrigerator and TV still work you are on shore power.

Welcome to Palazzo ownership. Read through all previous posts for a wealth of information.
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Look through previous posts and you will see current reading with only 1 AC is 16 Amps so even 1 AC is pushing it, especially if also charging.

Make sure inverter is off

If your refrigerator and TV still work you are on shore power.

Welcome to Palazzo ownership. Read through all previous posts for a wealth of information.
I have a small voltmeter than I keep plugged into passenger seat 3 prong AC , you can see from the drivers side. Handy when you start gen, the voltage is off as the gen. Smooths out.
The RV had a little voltmeter already plugged in from dealer, I also have another one plugged into my top bunk on the 33.3
I use a 50A surge protector that has a voltmeter and ammeter at the pedestal.
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I looked at a 33.2 today and was impressed as I expected after looking at brochures. However, I checked the access to the upper engine when lifting the bed. I was shocked to find there was no access. A tech was called and with a drill he removed several screws and about 2' of the engine was exposed near the radiator and cowling. I don't consider this to be sufficient for maintenance and repairs. I believe that I can modify the storage compartment to allow full access to the upper engine. Has anyone else dealt with this.
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Hi Palazzo owners! My wife and I just bought a new Palazzo 33.2 yesterday and brought it home. We are absolutely in love with our new RV. I need some help with something and don't know where to post my question...so I'll start here. Any help or redirects with post will be GREATLY appreciated.

How do I know when my rig is correctly connected to shoreline power? I plugged into a 15amp 120V plug near our shop and couldn't tell if it was running off the batteries or the shoreline? I never heard the "clunk" noise you usually hear when it switches to shoreline power. Also, should I only run one AC unit when connecting such low shore power?
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plugged in shore power to a 15a... works fine for everything but the AC. Plugged it to a 20A receptacle and you can run one AC, no hot water.... enjoy and welcome to the club.
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I purchased the "Tire Tracker" system (10 sensors - 6 coach and 4 for dolly/toad). The sensor is not a flow through and has replaceable batteries therefore they are small and I am told that if you can get to the valve cap with your fingers, which I can, you can install these sensors without extensions. I am attending a Freightliner Chassis Owners Club rally this week therefore I will be installing my system when my schedule permits. Once installed I will confirm that you can do it without extensions.
I installed the tire monitoring system this afternoon and was able to install all the sensors without the need for valve extensions.
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I installed the tire monitoring system this afternoon and was able to install all the sensors without the need for valve extensions.
Why did you pick the Tire Tracker system over Tire Minder or other systems. Measuring temperature besides pressure is very good feature?
Looking for recommendation.
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I purchased the "Tire Tracker" system (10 sensors - 6 coach and 4 for dolly/toad). The sensor is not a flow through and has replaceable batteries therefore they are small and I am told that if you can get to the valve cap with your fingers, which I can, you can install these sensors without extensions. I am attending a Freightliner Chassis Owners Club rally this week therefore I will be installing my system when my schedule permits. Once installed I will confirm that you can do it without extensions.
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Why did you pick the Tire Tracker system over Tire Minder or other systems. Measuring temperature besides pressure is very good feature?
Looking for recommendation.
I have been looking for a long time and considered several models. The ones I did consider monitors pressure temps and gives alerts for high temp, slow as well as rapid air loss. I considered the flow through so I did not need to remove the sensor if I needed to service the tire but they are larger and would need extensions to install, I do not want to install extensions . I wanted ones that you replace the battery v/s the entire sensor ($1.50 v/s $35.00). I can remove the sensor to service the tire as quickly as removing the valve cap and I can get to them even on the front tires very easy. Set up was quick and simple and it is powerful enough to read all sensors all the way back to the rear tires on my toad. Cost of a 10 sensor system, < $500.00 now I do not need to waste time prior to departure checking all tires manually...I can check them anytime in less then 10 seconds.

There are several good units in the marketplace but this one works best for me.
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I have been looking for a long time and considered several models. The ones I did consider monitors pressure temps and gives alerts for high temp, slow as well as rapid air loss. I considered the flow through so I did not need to remove the sensor if I needed to service the tire but they are larger and would need extensions to install, I do not want to install extensions . I wanted ones that you replace the battery v/s the entire sensor ($1.50 v/s $35.00). I can remove the sensor to service the tire as quickly as removing the valve cap and I can get to them even on the front tires very easy. Set up was quick and simple and it is powerful enough to read all sensors all the way back to the rear tires on my toad. Cost of a 10 sensor system, < $500.00 now I do not need to waste time prior to departure checking all tires manually...I can check them anytime in less then 10 seconds.

There are several good units in the market place but this one works best for me.
Great thanks for the reply.
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