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Old 02-28-2015, 11:35 AM   #85
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Our Palazzo allows us to travel........... we get to travel from repair shop to repair shop! Yes, our Palazzo is in the shop again. This will be slide repair #4 and that is in addition to the latest issue which is exhaust fumes leaching into the coach. No coach is worth dying for!
Our Palazzo is defective!
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Don't buy a Thor!!!!
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The thread is about Thor Reviews...would you care to offer some personal supporting information for such a generic statement?

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We love both of the third we have owned
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:24 AM   #89
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I love my palazzo and had to have some work done on the slide and now the overhead bunk slide is not working right, but Thor is standing behind it and will repair. The big slide works great now but I keep lubing and cleaning the tracks. Yes, I would buy one - good gas mileage, drives easy. Plenty of room.
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Take a look at the new Nexus Bentley. Possibly a much better alternative .

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:20 AM   #91
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My husband and I are contemplating purchasing a 2014 Thor Palazzo 36.1. We are seeking reviews from other Palazzo 36.1 owners, any information on this motor home would be helpful. Thank you!
Not sure if you reviewed this thread or not... Specifically look at the revised list on the second page.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f281/pala...rb-236596.html

I'm in the same boat so to speak, as we are researching the Palazzo 36.1. I have recently been comparing it to the Forest River Legacy 360RB. Very similar floorplan, but some very different systems. I went this past weekend to look at a FR Legacy in person, and I'm personally leaning toward the Legacy at this time.

That may change, but right now my intentions are the Legacy.

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:30 AM   #92
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though I do like the Legacy and has a decent amount of upgrades... I opted to go with the Palazzo because of its shorter size. It allows us to maneuver in very tight corners and places. It always amazes me how well this coach turns. Also, we love going to national parks... and a lot of them do have size requirements (this is often controversial). Having a small rig, bunks with a dp was the selling point to us, at times it feels like a big unit... but it does not drive very big.
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Not sure if you reviewed this thread or not... Specifically look at the revised list on the second page.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f281/pala...rb-236596.html

I'm in the same boat so to speak, as we are researching the Palazzo 36.1. I have recently been comparing it to the Forest River Legacy 360RB. Very similar floorplan, but some very different systems. I went this past weekend to look at a FR Legacy in person, and I'm personally leaning toward the Legacy at this time.

That may change, but right now my intentions are the Legacy.

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We too thought there were way too many quality issues for the money we paid. However, the Palazzo was the only coach that fit our budget (<$150k) AND had all the features we wanted in a coach. Luckily I am a DIYer and after a couple of weeks of work I had fixed all of the issues. Once fixed they are done. You can argue all day as to whether or not I should have had to do them. Read yesterday that part of the rear cap on someones Winnebago literally flew off. Then read this was a fairly common issue. So all things in perspective. Our 2014 33.3 has had zero major issues, just minor quality stuff. The Freightliner chassis and the very complex electrical systems all work very well! No slide issues to date. Does the Palazzo have quality issues on the coach side? yes. Can you find another NEW DP coach with these features? We could not. Now that all the issues are addressed we are happy with our coach.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:10 AM   #95
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If all coaches could be made 100% idiotproof, 100% guaranteed, 100% failproof, and 100% solid enough to never malfunction irregardless of how it is used, abused, and driven down a rough road at 60 MPH then we couldn't afford it.
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I agree, we have had many issues with ours but I have looked at every maker of DP and you have to go up $75k to 100k to improve on layout and quality. I have driven my DW crazy looking at new DP! I think I have most of my issues behind us and have been doing many things to modify our 36.1 to what we need and as we call her Rose, she has become my stocker.


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I agree with Redridge the real problem we ran into was cost, towing, storage, and length. We really didn't want the very long 36' - 37' unit. Most people don't know but the 33.x Palazzos are built on a Freightliner 28K chassis. They come with a 10,500# front axle and 17,500# rear axle. Thor "de-rated" the chassis because they used an Allison MH2100 transmission that is only rated to a GVWR or 26,000# and GCWR or 30,000#. Because it is a short DP the shipping weight is really low compared to the 36' units. This means more payload. I know that Thor had to cut some corners to keep the cost down such as not including automatic air bag deflation in the automatic leveling system. Sheet vinyl instead of tile. We seriously looked at the Legacy Bunkhouse version. However, my wife really didn't like the "manly" dark look of the Legacy she like the softer look of the Palazzo. Also she really didn't like the loss of some of the interior storage like that is in the hallway as well as the double under-bay storage. However all features aside the Legacy dealer wanted $20K more for the Legacy. We simply were not willing to spend the extra money. It is possible that we could have negotiated the price down some but $20K is a long way to drop. If I had enough disposable income I would have bought a Newel or Prevost. I don't so we have an exercise in compromises.
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I agree, we have had many issues with ours but I have looked at every maker of DP and you have to go up $75k to 100k to improve on layout and quality. I have driven my DW crazy looking at new DP! I think I have most of my issues behind us and have been doing many things to modify our 36.1 to what we need and as we call her Rose, she has become my stocker.
Just curious, did you consider the Forest River Legacy 360RB when you were making your purchase? If so can you tell me what led you to choose the Palazzo over the Legacy.
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