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Old 08-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #1149
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BK, welcome to the forum. We have been quiet on the forum for a while because I'm laid up with a broken leg and ankle since the first of May.
Bummer! Hope you get healed up and back on the road soon.
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I think the low point drains are mostly for winterizing but it not a bad idea to drain them also.
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I think the low point drains are mostly for winterizing but it not a bad idea to drain them also.
Will do. Thanks
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I did a reasonably thorough search for the cable connection outside of the MH. Any information as to where I should look?
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I did a reasonably thorough search for the cable connection outside of the MH. Any information as to where I should look?
I'd look in the water bay. Where the sewer dumps are and the water fill point is. Mine is in the upper left side
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Does it get warm/hot under the bed...yes but not any more than a closed up coach in the summer time. Sometimes my DW and Grandkids lay on the bed while we are driving and with the A/C running it is comfortable. Things under the bed get warm but nothing melts...it is not that hot. In the winter time this engine heat is welcomed!

This Thursday I depart for another trip and I will place a thermometer under the bed to get an exact measurement as to how warm it gets and report my findings.

We only store blankets, suitcases, Crockpot (because it will not fit anywhere else) extra towels/sheets, etc. Nothing that can't stand a little heat.
OK, today I placed a thermometer under the bed and drove for 2 hours from Cincinnati to Frankfort, KY and the temp upon arrival was 97 degrees. My personal opinion...no big deal!
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OK, today I placed a thermometer under the bed and drove for 2 hours from Cincinnati to Frankfort, KY and the temp upon arrival was 97 degrees. My personal opinion...no big deal!
If I notice warmth, I open the bed to release the trapped heat. Temp isn't high but it is noticeable.
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OK, today I placed a thermometer under the bed and drove for 2 hours from Cincinnati to Frankfort, KY and the temp upon arrival was 97 degrees. My personal opinion...no big deal!
Last weekend on my first Palazzo trip the outdoor temp was just about at the point where I could open the windows or run the A/C. I found I was uncomfortable in bed and realized it was the heat from below. It is not a big deal but it is an oversight by Thor. It is something I will take some steps to greatly reduce. My Damon Ultrasport had no discernable heat from under the bed. Of course there are a lot of upscale features, but it is not great to go backwards.
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I did a reasonably thorough search for the cable connection outside of the MH. Any information as to where I should look?
Mine in water bay. Where the sewer dumps are. On the left side of bay near the top toward the front.
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J Walker, please let me know how you end up blocking the heat from below the bed. I suffer from terrible hot flashes at night. I can't imagine having to deal with any added heat from beneath the bed! Keep me posted, if you don't mind. Some pics would help me, too.
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Can anyone recommend some good wheel covers for my new Palazzo? I'm looking for quality and durability with the best possible protection against the elements. I tried doing an online search but it's a bit overwhelming. I can't really tell the difference between one brand and another. I'm sure you more experienced folks know best.
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J Walker, please let me know how you end up blocking the heat from below the bed. I suffer from terrible hot flashes at night. I can't imagine having to deal with any added heat from beneath the bed! Keep me posted, if you don't mind. Some pics would help me, too.
after an hour or so with the motor off I would think there would be no extra heat build up as a diesel motor's cool's down quickly .

now if your driving and someone is in bed it mite be a different story from some of the post I have read, how about a fan like what's in the inverter room to move the hot air out ? or just keep the rear A.C going and that will cool the room down quick .

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after an hour or so with the motor off I would think there would be no extra heat build up as a diesel motor's cool's down quickly .
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About six hours after parking the MH the mattress was still hot. It was cool in the morning of course. I will look at the insulation provided by Thor and consider adding some. The quickest and easiest thing to try is a Space Blanket between the mattress and wood. A Space Blanket was developed during the space program to conserve weight. It is aluminized to reflect heat.
I am working on several repairs and upgrades on my 33.2 and I won't get to the bed for a while. I have plans to look at modifying the whole area under the bed to allow better access to the engine. If I do that I will include plenty of insulation.
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Can anyone recommend some good wheel covers for my new Palazzo? I'm looking for quality and durability with the best possible protection against the elements. I tried doing an online search but it's a bit overwhelming. I can't really tell the difference between one brand and another. I'm sure you more experienced folks know best.
Do you mean tire covers? I bought some and have never put them on. But I expect white is better than black.
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