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Old 07-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #57
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I have an external rooftop antenna on mine. It came with it. I don't know about the other makes. Mine was standard equipment.
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I'm going to jump in here as my sister in law and her husband bought a Palazzo the first week in June. They took it on it's maiden voyage to Tennesee along with my wife and me in our gasser. When we arrived at the campground, ther motor was knocking. It had 1300 miles on it. It was towed to a Cummings dealer on Sunday June 24th. Long story short, it is still in Tennesse at the Cummings dealer who as of Tuesday had not even looked at it. Not a Thor issue but a Cummings issue. It's certainly changed my way of thinking about Cummings. All Motorhomes will have some problems, but to sit on this and not do ahything for 8 working days seems unacceptable.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #59
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I could be wrong about the external antenna. I thought I looked for the "crank" like on my Bounder, but did not see one....just missed it, I guess. I am glad to hear that I am wrong....

Really sorry to hear about the Cummins engine. I don't think I have ever heard of a RV engine going out like that. The dealer sure could do better than that....
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Cummings Engine Knocking?

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I'm going to jump in here as my sister in law and her husband bought a Palazzo the first week in June. They took it on it's maiden voyage to Tennesee along with my wife and me in our gasser. When we arrived at the campground, ther motor was knocking. It had 1300 miles on it. It was towed to a Cummings dealer on Sunday June 24th. Long story short, it is still in Tennesse at the Cummings dealer who as of Tuesday had not even looked at it. Not a Thor issue but a Cummings issue. It's certainly changed my way of thinking about Cummings. All Motorhomes will have some problems, but to sit on this and not do ahything for 8 working days seems unacceptable.
First off, I am sorry to hear about your Sister-in-Law's engine problems! For the benefit of other Cummings owners maybe you should repost the Cummings comments to the iRV2 Cummings site? I for one would be interested in knowing the outcome of this problem and maybe some of the Cummings experts there would have some info.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #61
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Last week my sister in law heard back from Cummings and Cummings is going to replace the motor. That is the good news, the bad news is it will take 5 weeks to get it. With a little luck they may get it back the week of Aug 5th or 13th.

I think this is an unusual case as Cummings has a good reputaion overall. I only posted because the OP asked if anyone was familiar with the Palazzo and the timing was such that we were. What with the short time period they had to enjoy it, so far they really like it. I guess we will see as time goes on.
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Last week my sister in law heard back from Cummings and Cummings is going to replace the motor. That is the good news, the bad news is it will take 5 weeks to get it. With a little luck they may get it back the week of Aug 5th or 13th.

I think this is an unusual case as Cummings has a good reputaion overall. I only posted because the OP asked if anyone was familiar with the Palazzo and the timing was such that we were. What with the short time period they had to enjoy it, so far they really like it. I guess we will see as time goes on.

Thanks for the feedback
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I am glad Cummins stepped up to the problem. Sorry about the long wait, but it could have been..."sorry, operator error".
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I also posted this from the "owners manual" on the "Country Water Fill" post. Is the only way to get chlorine into the system is to suck it in some way? No gravity fill that I know of. Looks like a chore to me. Was your Palazzo sanitized before delivery by your dealer? Hmmmm


(Quote) You should sanitize and disinfect the fresh water system upon delivery of the unit and at least once per year or whenever the motorhome is unused for prolonged periods of time. This will help keep your water system fresh and discourage the growth of viral and bacterial contamination, which may be contained in your water supply. Use a chlorine and fresh water rinse as follows:
1. Drain the fresh water tank by opening the drain valve. All of the faucets should
be in the closed or off position.
2. Prepare a solution of 1/4 cup household liquid chlorine bleach (5% sodium
hypochlorite) to one gallon of water for every 15 gallons of tank capacity. Do not pour bleach straight into tank. Bleach must be diluted in water prior to filling.
Example: Add four 2/3 gallons solution to a 70 gallon tank.
Add five 1/3 gallons solution to a 80 gallon tank.
Add six 1 gallon solution to a 90 gallon tank.
Add six 2/3 gallons solution to a 100 gallon tank.
This mixture puts a 50 PPM (parts per million) residual chlorine concentration in the motorhome’s water tank. This will act as quick-kill dosage for some
harmful bacteria, viruses, and slime-forming organisms. Concentrations
higher than 50 PPM may damage water lines and/or tank.
3. Close all faucets and drains, and fill the fresh water tank with the rinse solution
through the potable water fill.
4. Turn on the pump switch and circulate the rinse solution throughout the entire
system.
5. Once the rinse solution has been circulated through the entire system, fill the
fresh water tank until it is full.
6. Close all faucets and drains and let the system sit for approximately three (3)
hours.
7. Drain the entire system.
8. Flush the complete system with fresh water until chlorine odor disappears.
9. Finally, close all drains and fill the fresh water tank as you normally would. Make
sure the water heater has water in it prior to igniting.
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How is your Palazzo's coming along. I have not seen any recent posts on how you like your unit or any problems you may have had. I am no longer shopping for a Palazzo....Camping World gave me a good price (no trade) and now I am thinking....should I?

Your comments are appreciated. I learn from owners, not the sales folks.

My biggest problem is our Bounder runs like a hose...and I know it like the back of my hand. What to do, what to do.....
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How is your Palazzo's coming along. I have not seen any recent posts on how you like your unit or any problems you may have had. I am no longer shopping for a Palazzo....Camping World gave me a good price (no trade) and now I am thinking....should I?

Your comments are appreciated. I learn from owners, not the sales folks.

My biggest problem is our Bounder runs like a hose...and I know it like the back of my hand. What to do, what to do.....
George: We used it last weekend with 3 of our Gkids and all worked as expected. It was very hot outside but the A/C's had no trouble keeping up even with 3 boys fanning in and out

We moved it to our home this weekend so some of our family and friends could have a look...a MH "Open House", everyone liked it very much and now they all want to take a trip

We have family plans next weekend so it will sit for a couple of weeks until we get to use it again. I am going into partial retirement in August and the DW is planning a 2 week trip up to the Great Lakes so this will be the first big test of how it does on a long trip. I will post all of my observations during this trip.

Thanks for your continued interest in our Palazzo and I do understand you wanting to keep your current MH, especially if it is running good and you have already worked through all of the initial issues.
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Jack, I am glad to hear you are enjoying your Palazzo. I will wait to hear how it goes on your extended trip. One of my problems is our '99 Bounder never had any problems...tune ups on generator, oil changes, etc but no house or chassis problems...hard to believe and I guess we are lucky.

It is not worth much so I plan on giving it to our son and his family...they tent camp, etc and we will surprise them with the Bounder. I don't need the Palazzo, and at 80 years old next month, I will never wear it out...ha ha

Still thinking. Camping World gave me a good price (no trade), but....??? More later.

Thanks for your latest report. George
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We just returned from a weekend trip to the NC mountains with our Palazzo. First time we had to use the air bed. It leaked! It had to be filled up at least six times the second night it was used. We tried to find the leak but weren't able to do so. Not sure where it is leaking. Other than that no major problems. We still love it and do not regret the purchase. We got about 9.8 mpg going and about 10.7 coming back pulling the toad and going about 65 mph.
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We just returned from a weekend trip to the NC mountains with our Palazzo. First time we had to use the air bed. It leaked! It had to be filled up at least six times the second night it was used. We tried to find the leak but weren't able to do so. Not sure where it is leaking. Other than that no major problems. We still love it and do not regret the purchase. We got about 9.8 mpg going and about 10.7 coming back pulling the toad and going about 65 mph.
Hopefully the air bed leak on yours is as simple as mine was. I took it out and did the hose trick on it. On the cap that unscrews at the base of the bed there is a round keeper that keeps it from getting lost. This actually is too thick which keeps the cap from sealing. Slip the keeper off the inlet and tadaa ; leak be gone! Worked for us , go figure.
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