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Old 01-17-2013, 07:11 AM   #197
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This is my 3rd MH. Last one was an 09 Damon Daybreak. (Excellent MH). The Palazzo is my first diesel. Very easy to carry on a normal conversation. You can even listen to the Am-FM radio without turned to the max. Very smooth on the road. On cruise control you will never know that it shifts down unless its a large hill.. I had some issues that I fixed myself or Thor took care of. Very satisfied with this Thor product and also the daybreak which is now Thor also.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #198
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Anyone have any real-world on-the-road feedback on the new Thor Palazzo yet?

Love the look of them, but so far nothing on the 'net I've found about any ride/drive experiences.

Would a short diesel like this still ride better than a new gasser of similar length (~34')?

Thanks, in advance, for any feedback!
We own a 2013 Palazzo 33.2. It is our second Thor coach and we love everything about it. If there is something that has to be repaired, Thor in Elkhart, IN will treat you so special, and you will be very pleased with the results.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #199
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Anyone have any real world experience with a toad on the Palazzo? I want to get a 4 door Jeep Wrangler so that we can explore the country offroad. At slightly over 4000lbs... does the engine struggle up in the higher elevation? Thanks for any feedback on this matter... TIA!
We have a 33.1 and tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4-door). Don't even know it's back there.
Last trip was 600+ miles. Got 11.4 mpg towing.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:34 AM   #200
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Good to know about Dylans! (I sent you a PM)

I keep seeing Palazzos being sold, so I hope someone will chime in here at some point!
My husband and I own a 2013 33.2 Palazzo. We love it....It has plenty of room and handles really well on the road. Fuel economy is around 10.5-11, towing my Acura on a dolly. You will not be disappointed with purchasing one. There is room to move around even with the slides closed. This is our 2nd Thor MH and have been treated extremely well at the factory when we made an appointment, took it up for minor list of things to be handled under warranty. The customer service is incredible.
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We tow a 4-door Jeep with our Palazzo 33.1. It drives like the Jeep doesn't exist. We live in the west, and just returned from a trip to Colorado. We had no problems crossing the Continental Divide several times. Also, averaging flatland and mountain driving, the Palazzo consistently averaged 10 mpg.
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I have read all your posts with interest. My husband and I have owned three fifthwheels, and enjoy traveling much. Now we have decided to move on to a MH and really like the Palazzo. We are planning on buying a 2014 model. We've never ridden in nor driven a MH. When you are traveling down the road, how is the coach kept at a comfortable temperature? Does the dash heater/ac do the job? Or do you also have to run the roof a/c while driving? Thank you for all your posts and information, they have been invaluable to us.
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I have read all your posts with interest. My husband and I have owned three fifthwheels, and enjoy traveling much. Now we have decided to move on to a MH and really like the Palazzo. We are planning on buying a 2014 model. We've never ridden in nor driven a MH. When you are traveling down the road, how is the coach kept at a comfortable temperature? Does the dash heater/ac do the job? Or do you also have to run the roof a/c while driving? Thank you for all your posts and information, they have been invaluable to us.
The dash AC and heater will work OK if you do not have people in the rear and it is not too hot/cold outside. We run our generator and AC unit(s) if it is hot out side and we see that the dash AC is not doing the job. Same goes for the heater but this is a bigger problem because I always run with my propane tank valve turned off and we would need to stop to turn it on.
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I have read all your posts with interest. My husband and I have owned three fifthwheels, and enjoy traveling much. Now we have decided to move on to a MH and really like the Palazzo. We are planning on buying a 2014 model. We've never ridden in nor driven a MH. When you are traveling down the road, how is the coach kept at a comfortable temperature? Does the dash heater/ac do the job? Or do you also have to run the roof a/c while driving? Thank you for all your posts and information, they have been invaluable to us.
I just got my 33.3 4 day's ago and drove 200 mile's to home and the dash a.c. work's good for a while then I turned on generator with both roof a.c. on for about 20 minute's to cool the rest of the coach down then shut it off and used the dash a.c again ,

I think by cooling the whole coach down every once in a while it help's the dash a.c. work better because now it will be drawing cooler air from inside the coach vs drawing warm air.

now if there are more then the driver and co pilot I would think you would need to run gen, and roof a.c. all the time , from what I have read the gen. burn's about a 1/2 gallon an hour

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A/C, Heat

Thank you for your quick response to my question. We are driving 150 miles on Friday to meet with the Thor Sales rep for this area. No one in our area has a 2014 33.2 so we will have to order it. In the meantime we are trying to do our homework.

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I just got my 33.3 4 day's ago and drove 200 mile's to home and the dash a.c. work's good for a while then I turned on generator with both roof a.c. on for about 20 minute's to cool the rest of the coach down then shut it off and used the dash a.c again ,

I think by cooling the whole coach down every once in a while it help's the dash a.c. work better because now it will be drawing cooler air from inside the coach vs drawing warm air.

now if there are more then the driver and co pilot I would think you would need to run gen, and roof a.c. all the time , from what I have read the gen. burn's about a 1/2 gallon an hour

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Sounds good on the AC side of the question, but I've found the dash heater to be totally inadequate for cold weather driving. We have to wear extra sweaters and gloves while driving, and I bought my wife a 12volt lap blanket to keep her warm. We've complained to the dealer but he says it is running fine. It is in Elkhart now to see if they agree (among other things on our "issues" list.
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Panda, we live a few miles north of San Antonio. It will be 104 today, give or take a degree or two. My old Ford V10 dash air works very well, but today, I will run the generator with the front a/c on as we must keep Buster cool and comfortable. Who is Buster? He is our African Grey parrot, who we have had 31 years.

Be comfortable. Run your generator as needed. Why pay $150++K for a mh and be uncomfortable to save a gallon or two of fuel...??

Enjoy your new rig.

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I cannot seem to find what I read in the past about the heater switch on the side of the bed. Is it supposed to remain on or off all the time. I thought I remember it should be on. Please educate me on this issu,e.

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I cannot seem to find what I read in the past about the heater switch on the side of the bed. Is it supposed to remain on or off all the time. I thought I remember it should be on. Please educate me on this issu,e.

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That should be left off. If the red light is on, then the engine block heater is on. The engine block heater should only be needed when starting your engine in cold weather.

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I cannot seem to find what I read in the past about the heater switch on the side of the bed. Is it supposed to remain on or off all the time. I thought I remember it should be on. Please educate me on this issu,e.

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It's discussed here starting with post # 513.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/pala...131214-37.html
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