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Old 07-16-2013, 06:40 PM   #813
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I wonder if the gas coaches with a full wall slide are having the same problem ?
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #814
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I wouldn't that if it's gas or diesel would matter
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #815
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Jack, you can count on that along with a few other things. Those labels were in my coach.

One of the things I have noticed at the RV dealers we have been to is that none of the coaches that were on display had the jacks down but all had slides out....
Just finished our THOR visit. I had time to talk with the techs about slides, jacks, airing up/down.
One thing they made a point of is the coach being level before extending or re-tracking the slides.
Dumping air bags before dropping jacks and airing up bags before raising jacks. Would stop the jerking by the jacks.
They said slides should work with or without shore power.
If you've got the time, go to THOR for your repairs/coach service.
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Jack, you can count on that along with a few other things. Those labels were in my coach.

One of the things I have noticed at the RV dealers we have been to is that none of the coaches that were on display had the jacks down but all had slides out....
I agree with this statement, dealer shows the MH's without jacks down so I would also assume not level running in and out. I also level my 33.3 a little high on the long slide side ( and I mean just slightly high ). When the long slide extends the RV is level. The weight of the long slide can drag your RV off level if ground subsides slightly.
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Just finished our THOR visit. I had time to talk with the techs about slides, jacks, airing up/down.
One thing they made a point of is the coach being level before extending or re-tracking the slides.
Dumping air bags before dropping jacks and airing up bags before raising jacks. Would stop the jerking by the jacks.
They said slides should work with or without shore power.
If you've got the time, go to THOR for your repairs/coach service.
I guarantee that if your batteries every loose some capacity it will effect your slide motion without shore power.
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Just finished our THOR visit. I had time to talk with the techs about slides, jacks, airing up/down.
One thing they made a point of is the coach being level before extending or re-tracking the slides.
Dumping air bags before dropping jacks and airing up bags before raising jacks. Would stop the jerking by the jacks.
They said slides should work with or without shore power.
If you've got the time, go to THOR for your repairs/coach service.
I've been to Thor. And again I'm talking about a long slide on the 33.2 not the 33.1. Different dog. And Thor are the ones who told me to have generator running or on shore power if at all possible
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Just caught up on my reading here on this thread after a couple of weeks away. One question for you all... Has Thor done a recall or service recommendation to fix slide issues for all palazzos ? My rig is in the shop now and I would like to address this if thor is willing to fix before the problem occurs in real time. Also. Is there a site where thor posts recalls or service recommendations such as the generator fuel pump. ( I caught this one before it has occurred and thor authorized the payment to CW to determine if I had the problem and is fixing it as well since my fuel pump is under the recall)
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Just caught up on my reading here on this thread after a couple of weeks away. One question for you all... Has Thor done a recall or service recommendation to fix slide issues for all palazzos ? My rig is in the shop now and I would like to address this if thor is willing to fix before the problem occurs in real time. Also. Is there a site where thor posts recalls or service recommendations such as the generator fuel pump. ( I caught this one before it has occurred and thor authorized the payment to CW to determine if I had the problem and is fixing it as well since my fuel pump is under the recall)
First I've herd of a recall on the fuel pump. Do you have a source for information on the recall that gives serial number of those covered? No problem here yet but would prefer avoiding rather than wait for failure.
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First I've herd of a recall on the fuel pump. Do you have a source for information on the recall that gives serial number of those covered? No problem here yet but would prefer avoiding rather than wait for failure.
I brought my 33.3 home from dealer and while running all systems my gen would not start, Cummins replaced and all works well. It was a recall sn. It had about 8 hrs on it from dealer.
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I brought my 33.3 home from dealer and while running all systems my gen would not start, Cummins replaced and all works well. It was a recall sn. It had about 8 hrs on it from dealer.
Have 72 hr on mine. No problems yet. I guess I'll run my ser# by Cummins Maybe get ahead of a problem. Sounds like most fuel pump problems are with low hours ??
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It ran OK at dealership for test ride with both AC's running but when I got home and pushed the button (silence). You should hear a slight clicking noise as the fuel pump primes up. My unit was manufactured Feb 2013 and I took delivery May 28th. But my slides are working well (looking for wood to knock on).
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Just finished our THOR visit. I had time to talk with the techs about slides, jacks, airing up/down.
One thing they made a point of is the coach being level before extending or re-tracking the slides.
Dumping air bags before dropping jacks and airing up bags before raising jacks. Would stop the jerking by the jacks.
They said slides should work with or without shore power.
If you've got the time, go to THOR for your repairs/coach service.

Having experienced on going problems with my 33.2 slide with trips to the factory and Lazy Days , and three "new" systems (motors, shafts, etc.), I was feeling comfortable with the slide until my last trip when I heard some cracking/popping. So with that in mind I was able to visit Safford RV where THOR Master Tech Dean was resolving some 33.2 slide issues and conducting tech training. They concluded that my slide was working normal and the first three inches of wear on the upper rails was normal and everything else was OK.
Learned items of interest= DO NOT LUBRICATE the rails or the shinny metals plates underneath. Only use AIR on the rails and soap and water on the shinny plates. (These plates go over the rollers).
OK to use lemon pledge on seals, ONLY. (Previously reported to use on slide).
So, with that in mind, I feel more confident that the slide is working.......

Also, agree with Toms (above) comments on leveling procedure. Dean re-emphasized the importance of doing it in the proper sequence.
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Having experienced on going problems with my 33.2 slide with trips to the factory and Lazy Days , and three "new" systems (motors, shafts, etc.), I was feeling comfortable with the slide until my last trip when I heard some cracking/popping. So with that in mind I was able to visit Safford RV where THOR Master Tech Dean was resolving some 33.2 slide issues and conducting tech training. They concluded that my slide was working normal and the first three inches of wear on the upper rails was normal and everything else was OK.
Learned items of interest= DO NOT LUBRICATE the rails or the shinny metals plates underneath. Only use AIR on the rails and soap and water on the shinny plates. (These plates go over the rollers).
OK to use lemon pledge on seals, ONLY. (Previously reported to use on slide).
So, with that in mind, I feel more confident that the slide is working.......

Also, agree with Toms (above) comments on leveling procedure. Dean re-emphasized the importance of doing it in the proper sequence.
Was there any mention of wiping the rubber seals on the slides with baby powder? It is applied with a sock and a small amount of baby powder. This is said to alleviate "sticking" of the rubber seals to the MH body. The other suggestion that has been stated is to use WD-40 on the slide and not the silicone spray for slides sold at CW -- any word from the Thor tech on either of those points?
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Was there any mention of wiping the rubber seals on the slides with baby powder? It is applied with a sock and a small amount of baby powder. This is said to alleviate "sticking" of the rubber seals to the MH body. The other suggestion that has been stated is to use WD-40 on the slide and not the silicone spray for slides sold at CW -- any word from the Thor tech on either of those points?
I mentioned to Dean that Hi Tech in Winter Haven used baby powder and it seemed to reduce the popping, until it rained and washed it way. Note, while looking at the metal plates underneath there was still some white from the powder.
He also frowned on the CW products.
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