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Old 07-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #855
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Ginger,
I feel I am still new to RVing and understand totally.
Fortunately when we decided to look for a MH I had three things uppermost in my mind besides budget. Wife insisted on new, neighbors with RVs insisted I would not be happy with anything but a DP because of ride quality, and I heard the saying "buy your third RV FIRST." After quickly discarding the thought of a trailer of any kind or a Class C, we did a test drive in a very nice Fleetwood gasser. No joy there. Then drove anoter DP and Palazzo. While there are others bigger and nicer the Palazzo has many nice features and within the budget cap. In addition to the air ride, air brakes, etc. the residential refrigerator and big shower were big selling points for us.

As for the colors, well the Galleria looks beautiful. But on a sunny day put your hand on a black surface then on a light color and you will see a major reason we chose the color we have.

You have a lot to learn, this forum is fantastic support, enjoy the adventure.
But inside is still cool, I don't spend much time touching the black exterior,LOL
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:39 PM   #856
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But inside is still cool, I don't spend much time touching the black exterior,LOL
What! you dont touch and caress your RV... uhhh, nevermind.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #857
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But inside is still cool, I don't spend much time touching the black exterior,LOL
Of course! You just have to keep running your ACs longer to make that happen.

Also I'm sure everyone know that a black vehicle shows dirt more than a lighter color. One of the reasons I have a gold color Lexus is so it would not look so dirty when we lived on a dirt road. Still works out well even though we live on a paved road. But when we got the CRV for the toad my wife insisted on the dark blue color. Well you can imagine what that looks like after 100 miles behind the Palazzo.

But I know there are those who get great joy out of caressing....I mean washing their vehicles, so a black vehicle gives even greater opportunity for that pastime.
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Of course! You just have to keep running your ACs longer to make that happen.

Also I'm sure everyone know that a black vehicle shows dirt more than a lighter color. One of the reasons I have a gold color Lexus is so it would not look so dirty when we lived on a dirt road. Still works out well even though we live on a paved road. But when we got the CRV for the toad my wife insisted on the dark blue color. Well you can imagine what that looks like after 100 miles behind the Palazzo.

But I know there are those who get great joy out of caressing....I mean washing their vehicles, so a black vehicle gives even greater opportunity for that pastime.
Im with you on this , I have had a black boat and dark blue car and every drop of dirt you can see.
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We've had our 33.2 since May. We are total newbies also. We've rented a couple of units and also did the trailer, conversion van, class c, etc. question. We LOOOOVVVVEEE our Palazzo. We've driven from VA to Fl and many short distant trips since then. We just got home from a 3 day trip with 2 grand kids. So far, only one slider issue - large slide pulled the rivets out the first time we opened it after coming home from the dealer. Some small warranty issues. All in all, great riding, good mileage great bed and AC and heater work well. All the little "Oh, I need to buy this. Or I'm sure I could use that." can really add up. We opted for w/d instead of bunk and love that. We can sleep 7 with drop down bunk over front. Heading out soon for 10 days in the Berkshires. Good chance to try the mountains.
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I was wondering if any of you Palazzo owners have switched out your stove top for the model with an oven. I don't think I could be without an oven, especially since I enjoy baking so much. I know it has a convection microwave, but that doesn't work if you're trying to bake cupcakes. I asked the dealer if he could ask the Thor rep who is currently visiting his dealership if this is possible.

Do any of you have an oven in your Palazzo?
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Too hot in the Deep South for an oven.
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I was wondering if any of you Palazzo owners have switched out your stove top for the model with an oven. I don't think I could be without an oven, especially since I enjoy baking so much. I know it has a convection microwave, but that doesn't work if you're trying to bake cupcakes. I asked the dealer if he could ask the Thor rep who is currently visiting his dealership if this is possible.

Do any of you have an oven in your Palazzo?
My wife tells me that you can bake cup cakes in a convection microwave, set it to convection bake @ 350 degrees. She attended a convection cooking class at the FMCA Rally in Gillette, WY a few weeks ago to get a better understanding of the convection microwave...good class!
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agreed, convection oven is the same as an electric oven... just gotta get used to the idea.
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I bake for a living - own a small custom cake business. I've tried baking in my convection microwave at home over the years but it's not the same. Oddly enough, the only time I really, really get the urge to bake is when I'm on vacation.

Fourth of July weekend, my son fell off his bike and scraped his knees pretty badly. The folks in the campground around us all ran over to help. My immediate reaction was to thank them the best way I know how. That evening, I went around with plates of cupcakes for everyone. It make me feel good and they were very grateful.

I'll have to wait and see what the rep comes back with and I'll post it here. Thanks for your responses. Once I get my Palazzo at the end of August, you can knock on my coach door and let me know I owe you dessert.
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I bake for a living - own a small custom cake business. I've tried baking in my convection microwave at home over the years but it's not the same. Oddly enough, the only time I really, really get the urge to bake is when I'm on vacation.

Fourth of July weekend, my son fell off his bike and scraped his knees pretty badly. The folks in the campground around us all ran over to help. My immediate reaction was to thank them the best way I know how. That evening, I went around with plates of cupcakes for everyone. It make me feel good and they were very grateful.

I'll have to wait and see what the rep comes back with and I'll post it here. Thanks for your responses. Once I get my Palazzo at the end of August, you can knock on my coach door and let me know I owe you dessert.
Well said.
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Baking in convection/microwave

I baked a pan of brownies in my unit. My husband said they were the best in a long time
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I bake for a living - own a small custom cake business. I've tried baking in my convection microwave at home over the years but it's not the same. Oddly enough, the only time I really, really get the urge to bake is when I'm on vacation.

Fourth of July weekend, my son fell off his bike and scraped his knees pretty badly. The folks in the campground around us all ran over to help. My immediate reaction was to thank them the best way I know how. That evening, I went around with plates of cupcakes for everyone. It make me feel good and they were very grateful.

I'll have to wait and see what the rep comes back with and I'll post it here. Thanks for your responses. Once I get my Palazzo at the end of August, you can knock on my coach door and let me know I owe you dessert.
I love cup cakes...heck, I love cake! If we ever run across one another I will take you up on your offer.

I responded only to let others know that you can bake in a convection microwave but it does take some training and/or reading the instruction book. My wife is determined to master the convection microwave so I will leave this up to her.
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Has anyone come up with an improvement on the refrigerator door lock? I have a couple of ideas but would like to hear what others have done. Pictures would be about the only way to convey the setup. Thanks.
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