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Old 05-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #29
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After with a salesmen this was just updated a few days ago. The Newest 2013 33.1 & 33.2 Palazzo's fresh water tanks are now 95 gallons.

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #30
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After with a salesmen this was just updated a few days ago. The Newest 2013 33.1 & 33.2 Palazzo's fresh water tanks are now 95 gallons.

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This is a good move for Thor. I called the factory and they said they upgraded to a 95 gallon fresh water tank (vs 40) just over three weeks ago.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #31
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Here is a pic that I took when I got it home this evening. I came home on the Interstate and it handled very well on it I liked the A.C.E. we had but this rig is so much more it is unbelievable.
Congratulations on your new Palazzo...a real fine looking unit. I am looking at one too. Do you fill the fresh water tank through the water connection in the same compartment where the black and grey drains are? My Bounder has an outside fill and you can see how much you put in the tank. I cound not figure out how you know when your fresh water tank is full...an overflow outlet somewhere?? I saw a small drain hole but not sure what it was. Thanks for any info.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #32
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Congratulations on your new Palazzo...a real fine looking unit. I am looking at one too. Do you fill the fresh water tank through the water connection in the same compartment where the black and grey drains are? My Bounder has an outside fill and you can see how much you put in the tank. I cound not figure out how you know when your fresh water tank is full...an overflow outlet somewhere?? I saw a small drain hole but not sure what it was. Thanks for any info.
The water connection is in the same bay as where the drains are for the black and gray water. I haven't filled up the tank all the way yet. We have only been on one big trip and we relied on campground hookups for our water supply. I was told that there is an overflow spout, but I haven't tried locating it yet. The cable TV connection is also in this bay. Too bad they didn't put the electrical connection on a reel inside somewhere as well .
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We looked at one last week. Seemed to drive pretty good. Had a 15 or so mph crosswind while driving 65 on the interstate without any appreciable drift.

It looked to me like it would be difficult to hook up the sewer hose through the opening in the bottom of the utility bay. Is there a special trick to it?
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We looked at one last week. Seemed to drive pretty good. Had a 15 or so mph crosswind while driving 65 on the interstate without any appreciable drift.

It looked to me like it would be difficult to hook up the sewer hose through the opening in the bottom of the utility bay. Is there a special trick to it?
I didn't have any problems hooking it up. I just fed the connection up through the bottom and then connected it. One annoyance is that the slide comes out over this bay so it is a lot more convienient to do the hookups prior to putting out the slide.
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Hadn't really thought about the slide since it was in while we were going around the bays. I could see how it would be a bit aggravating, but you gotta have sumthin' to bash your head on and make you say "Shucks" while hooking up.
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I would like to hear about fuel mileage...a magazine said they got 12.9 on a 1200 mile trip. If true, this would be great, but I kinda doubt it.

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I am getting 10.5 mpg driving 65 mph and pulling a toad and I wasn't using the Economy Mode (didn't understand how it worked).
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I am getting 10.5 mpg driving 65 mph and pulling a toad and I wasn't using the Economy Mode (didn't understand how it worked).
I think that is a good figure, pulling a toad and at that speed. I can see where they could do much better in a test @ 55, no toad....so maybe 12.9 is a good figure. I get 7.5 @ 62 in my 34' Bounder (Ford V10) and less in a headwind.

Knowing NOTHING about a diesel, how much of the "fluid" do you use in that reseviour on the right side of the unit. It has something to do with the exhaust.....and where do you buy the fluid and cost?...I would hate to have to drive 45 miles to Camping World to buy it....any auto store I guess...Wal Mart maybe?....thanks
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I only have about 1800 miles on my MH so I haven't purchased the DEF yet. It is available in 2.5 gallon containers but it is about $12-$14. Truck stops are offering it at the pump and from what I have been told it is alot more reasonable in price. You will use about 1 gallon of DEF to 50 gallons of diesel. The DEF tank is 13 or 14 gallons so it will last longer than your diesel fuel tank. I was also told that you shouldn't need to fill it up but after three or four fillups of your diesel tank. One problem is that the tank is on the passenger side of the MHs where the 18 wheelers is on the drivers side so the truck stops are only putting the pumps on the drivers side (so far).
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I am considering purchasing a 5 gallon kerosene tank and then filling it up and pouring that into the DEF tank on the MH.

Here is a link that goes into more discussion on DEF. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/new-rigs-def-127321.html
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I am considering purchasing a 5 gallon kerosene tank and then filling it up and pouring that into the DEF tank on the MH.

Here is a link that goes into more discussion on DEF. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/new-rigs-def-127321.html
Thanks...now I know...Go to Thor Owners and click on manuals and download a Palazzo owners manual...I'll bet you already know this. However it sure helps us who do not have one yet.
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We are attending the Good Sam FRally in Louisville this weekend and we cut a deal to trade in our 2010 Thor Serrano for the Palazzo (model 33.1). It was the show model so we will travel to Greenwood IN next Friday to take delivery and plan on taking it to a campground nearby to do a shake down and learn this new coach. I will post some reviews as we get settled in to our new coach.
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