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Old 10-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #113
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Another thought....not sure where you are in NC but you might try contacting GMadams if you don't hear from him on this thread. He is also in NC and has a Palazzo so can give you more details.

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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
I picked up a 2 gal jug of DEF fliud from AutoZone just to check it out. The jug came with a hose that is used to drain into the tank. I had used about 1/5 of a tank on our first 380 mile trip.
I have not seen the fluid at a truck stop. Will check that out.
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I picked up a 2 gal jug of DEF fliud from AutoZone just to check it out. The jug came with a hose that is used to drain into the tank. I had used about 1/5 of a tank on our first 380 mile trip.
I have not seen the fluid at a truck stop. Will check that out.
Not all truck stops may be carrying DEF. If they carry it, I think that they will show that somewhere on the signs. I know that most Flying J truck stops carry it. There isn't a need to fill up your DEF tank every time you fill up your diesel tank. You should only be using about 1 gallon of DEF to every 50 gallons of diesel.
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Suzette,
I was hoping someone else would respond to your refrigerator shelf issue. We were so suprised to read about removing the door that we went online to see if we could find that fridge and what it said about shelves. What we found said that depending on model lift either front OR rear of shelf to pick it up and move to another location. Hard to imagine a fridge maker that would make it so difficult to move shelves.

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We re-arranged our frig shelves WITHOUT removing the door. Lift the front up and pull out. No problems.
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Not all truck stops may be carrying DEF. If they carry it, I think that they will show that somewhere on the signs. I know that most Flying J truck stops carry it. There isn't a need to fill up your DEF tank every time you fill up your diesel tank. You should only be using about 1 gallon of DEF to every 50 gallons of diesel.
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Just wanted to check the system out. Going to the beach this weekend so will check usage.
Going to Marion in the mountains on Nov 1st. Will pass a Flying J in Greensboro area. Will check out the DEF station there. No truck stops around there (Jville).
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Just wanted to check the system out. Going to the beach this weekend so will check usage.
Going to Marion in the mountains on Nov 1st. Will pass a Flying J in Greensboro area. Will check out the DEF station there. No truck stops around there (Jville).
DEF is becoming more available but according to Mike Cody (Camp Freightliner Instructor) the 13 gallon DEF tank is good for about 4000 miles.
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Just wanted to check the system out. Going to the beach this weekend so will check usage.
Going to Marion in the mountains on Nov 1st. Will pass a Flying J in Greensboro area. Will check out the DEF station there. No truck stops around there (Jville).
A new Hess truck stop opened 3 miles down the road from me, I20, Exit 11

Shortly after they opened there were some temporary signs that said "BULK DEF 2.79"

I wondered what was the big deal and why they were advertising they had bulk defroster fluid.

But now I know what DEF is.

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DEF is becoming more available but according to Mike Cody (Camp Freightliner Instructor) the 13 gallon DEF tank is good for about 4000 miles.
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I was wondering what your procedure was for raising jacks and filling air bags. The tech that did my PDI raised the jacks and moved the air bag lever at the same time (after pressure was up). This did not seem right to me.
Do you raise jacks and them fill bags or fill bags and raise jacks?
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I was wondering what your procedure was for raising jacks and filling air bags. The tech that did my PDI raised the jacks and moved the air bag lever at the same time (after pressure was up). This did not seem right to me.
Do you raise jacks and them fill bags or fill bags and raise jacks?
I don't know if it makes any difference but I start to fill the air bags and while they are filling, I raise the jacks. But I don't know if that is the proper sequence, or if it even makes any difference. On the reverse, I dump the air first before I start to lower the jacks for leveling.
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I don't know if it makes any difference but I start to fill the air bags and while they are filling, I raise the jacks. But I don't know if that is the proper sequence, or if it even makes any difference. On the reverse, I dump the air first before I start to lower the jacks for leveling.
I follow the same procedure and according to Mike Cody this is the correct sequence but he did say that it would not hurt anything if you did it in a different sequence.

The point of dumping the air first is to get the MH lower so the jacks do not need to extend as far to level. Not dumping first you run the risk of raising the tire(s) off the ground which you do not want to do, especially the rear tires where the parking brake is located.
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I follow the same procedure and according to Mike Cody this is the correct sequence but he did say that it would not hurt anything if you did it in a different sequence.

The point of dumping the air first is to get the MH lower so the jacks do not need to extend as far to level. Not dumping first you run the risk of raising the tire(s) off the ground which you do not want to do, especially the rear tires where the parking brake is located.
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No pain at all! That is what we do here, members helping members. At some point you will have experiences/knowledge to share with others so please keep asking those questions and we will all learn together.

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Short Trip

Just finished a short (4 day) trip. Palazzo did great.
My only issue was self infricted. Parked on the site, left rear jack sank/disappearded in the mud. Had to arise them and put a board under the jack.
Lesson learned; inspect the ground before lowering jacks.
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We bought a 2012 Hurricane 32A in January, we have put 2000 miles on it and find it very comfortable when parked but not much fun to drive. Don't like the gas mileage, engine noise and terrible handling at speed and in a cross wind.

Last night we went looking and drove an Excursion 33A and then a Palazzo 33.2.

No comparison, the Palazzo was superior to the Excursion in every way.

We liked it so much that we traded in our Hurricane and will pick the Palazzo up on Thursday.

Will report back later on actual use.

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