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Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,887
Posted By Palazzoblues
Congratulations on your 2015 Palazzo. You no...

Congratulations on your 2015 Palazzo. You no doubt have the triple Schwintek rails on your large slide out and are already ahead of the curve of us 2014 and 2013 owners as far as slide outs our...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
Yeah, it will be tight! ;)

Yeah, it will be tight! ;)
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-22-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
Mods

Here's some of my mods. I consider the garage to be the ultimate "mod". When I trade out of the Palazzo some day, I can always upgrade to a 40 footer. I shouldnt have a problem finding a nice coach...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-22-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,744
Posted By Palazzoblues
The 35.1 has an Allison 2500 and 33 GCWR as well....

The 35.1 has an Allison 2500 and 33 GCWR as well. The 35.1 is between the 33.x's and the 36.1 I went with the 35.1 because the large slide is a tad bit smaller than the 33.x's slides, a table and 4...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By Palazzoblues
If Thor does not have a specific part number or...

If Thor does not have a specific part number or part for the lens. They might send you the whole fixture. You should be able to use just the lens off the new fixture. Thor Sent me two entire fog...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By Palazzoblues
I've seen the porch light lens missing on some...

I've seen the porch light lens missing on some brand new Palazzo's on the dealer lot. Call Thor. I bet they will have a part number and they will send you one under warranty. It probably blew off in...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,655
Posted By Palazzoblues
Congratulations on your new coach. I googled your...

Congratulations on your new coach. I googled your model and that is one nice coach. I've always heard the Forest River fifth wheels were very nice and reliable. It will be very interesting to see how...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By Palazzoblues
Wind Whistling Noise

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/wind-noise-fix-147171.html

The above thread was closed a long time ago, but I wanted to know if anyone else has tried this mod and did it solve your wind whistling...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-23-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 93,683
Posted By Palazzoblues
I have already said this ( before Thor...

I have already said this ( before Thor implemented it, I said on this forum. They need to go to more worm gears. What did the do? Added another worm gear. I also said they need to use steel on steel...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Palazzoblues
I think he is talking right where were we insert...

I think he is talking right where were we insert the key and turn the "switch" to accessory then to start "ignition". Just behind the dash is the switch cylinder and where the wires come off of it....
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Palazzoblues
Sarah, Thanks for the kind words. I...

Sarah,

Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate the fact that there is a place like IRV2 where I can share all my issues. The wife and I are taking this day by day. We don't know what will happen...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Palazzoblues
It's amazing to me there have been repeated...

It's amazing to me there have been repeated episodes of this problem by several different owners and no one has forced the issue to Freightliner and/or Thor to find a cause. You do know that all...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Palazzoblues
You ever seen "It's a Jeep Thing"? This is a...

You ever seen "It's a Jeep Thing"? This is a "Palazzo" thing. I should have provided more information. LOL :D:laugh:
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,032
Posted By Palazzoblues
I think given the gravity of my situation they...

I think given the gravity of my situation they could have made an exception unless there was something they did not want me to see. They made an exception for the gas factory. I was there on a...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Palazzoblues
He would be talking about the flooring. I have...

He would be talking about the flooring. I have seen this in about every Palazzo I have walked into, Including our 35.1. Just another example of poor quality and workmanship at Thor.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,032
Posted By Palazzoblues
In a nut shell it was a no. I think to flatter me...

In a nut shell it was a no. I think to flatter me they gave me the gas factory tour instead. Given my situation and the fact that I was now on my third Palazzo in 4 months because of horrific...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Palazzoblues
That does not surprise me. This is not the first...

That does not surprise me. This is not the first area where a screw is trying to come through the exterior. There are about 5 other places on the Palazzo where the fiberglass is bulging. I have...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Palazzoblues
Yeah, there are no scratches in the paint,...

Yeah, there are no scratches in the paint, nothing. It is just a clean crack. This Palazzo just seems to continue to surprise us with problems. It's going back to Elkhart next year. I just hope it...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Palazzoblues
Ferdinand, The area is as hard as a rock. In...

Ferdinand,

The area is as hard as a rock. In fact, I think that corner of the fiber glass is the hardest part of the entire front cap.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,032
Posted By Palazzoblues
I asked. They said NO. I specifically asked my...

I asked. They said NO. I specifically asked my Customer Service rep. Tony P if I could tour the diesel factory in Wakarusa. Instead, I got a tour of the gas factory.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Palazzoblues
Your thoughts on this

Front left corner I found a crack in the fiber glass. Is this a structural defect or did a rock/object/something hit it to cause this?
...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,032
Posted By Palazzoblues
Sometimes I wonder when I was in Elkhart to pick...

Sometimes I wonder when I was in Elkhart to pick up my 35.1 in March the reason why they would never let me tour the diesel factory was because they were already installing triple rails on the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,056
Posted By Palazzoblues
I wonder how long they will continue to fix these...

I wonder how long they will continue to fix these slide issues "out of warranty"? I know some owners with 2013's have had them fixed out of warranty.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 93,683
Posted By Palazzoblues
I too don't trust those extended warranties. I...

I too don't trust those extended warranties. I was quoted 6K from one place and 4K from another. The problem comes in when you actually have to get a place that will honor that warranty and it is...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,198
Posted By Palazzoblues
I have resigned myself to the fact that the slide...

I have resigned myself to the fact that the slide out will fail. One of the slide outs already failed before our last trip. I had to get Thor to over night me a motor and a wire harness. These...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 93,683
Posted By Palazzoblues
On Second thought maybe a class action is the...

On Second thought maybe a class action is the best coarse.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 93,683
Posted By Palazzoblues
I think first we need a huge presence here. Not...

I think first we need a huge presence here. Not enough people have spoke up. Every '13 & '14 Palazzo owner who have added their name to the list of Palazzo owners on this site need to speak up. If...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-16-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 93,683
Posted By Palazzoblues
It is important that we speak up. My goal is for...

It is important that we speak up. My goal is for all the 13's and 14's to have the reputation that says ALL the problems have been worked out on our units. I don't see that happening unless Thor...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 93,683
Posted By Palazzoblues
I have heard through the grape vine Thor builds...

I have heard through the grape vine Thor builds in 10K bucks to each coach for warranty purposes. They are not loosing any money. The triple rails will only fatten their profit margins in 2014 - 2015...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 93,683
Posted By Palazzoblues
I agree! My top track is showing some serious...

I agree! My top track is showing some serious wear already! The only way we can make this happen is if we all complain and demand Thor does the right thing. If we don't, when we go out of warranty we...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-15-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
ummmm ummmm..... That will buy a lot of fuel! ;)

ummmm ummmm..... That will buy a lot of fuel! ;)
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
You can use the front jacks to get it high enough...

You can use the front jacks to get it high enough in the air to get up under it. If I can you can :facepalm: I've got some 10K lbs jack stands I am going to use and a 35K lb bottle jack just for...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
I wanted to see that mounting bracket in...

I wanted to see that mounting bracket in particular.
Thank you sir. You da man! You know you're costing me money, right? :D
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-14-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
Ferdinand, That's the 41-230 & F-143K3...

Ferdinand,

That's the 41-230 & F-143K3 mounting bracket? Where did u order yours from?
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,898
Posted By Palazzoblues
RV work

RV's are like our homes. Who let's repair folks come to or go into their home to do work without being there? These RV dealers and manufacturers need to change there whole paradigm when it comes to...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
Pictures please. :)

Pictures please. :)
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
Just ordered mine today. Can't wait!

Just ordered mine today. Can't wait!
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,590
Posted By Palazzoblues
Karen, I think one of the other owners said...

Karen,

I think one of the other owners said something about the fuel pump being hard to get to as a cross member is in the way. I'd hate to have to replace one myself. Good luck!
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-09-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,590
Posted By Palazzoblues
Fuel pump

Karen,

Sorry to hear about your generator. I have 25 hours on my generator. I guess it's only a matter of time before mine dies. I think I am just going to go ahead and run it while it sits in the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-08-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Palazzoblues
Life lessons

Bill, thanks for your thoughts. We all make mistakes. Some of us make more mistakes than others. Companies make mistakes. Thor has definitely made more than others. I am young enough to where I hope...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-08-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Palazzoblues
Slide Gear Chews up motor wire harness

I am going to keep on the subject of Thor sucks this AM and here is the reason why. Now, a lot of you regulars know me very well now. You know all the problems I have had with my numerous Palazzo's....
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
Posted By Palazzoblues
Allen, I wish I could have jumped on this...

Allen,

I wish I could have jumped on this thread way earlier. I was dealing with my own Palazzo problems last night. I completely sympathize with you. You have a right to speak your mind. We are...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-06-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
It would be interesting to see how well it would...

It would be interesting to see how well it would do in a deer hit like Jack experienced. IMHO, either way there would still be a lot of damage. I think the guard would hold up a lot better then the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
Is that attached to the fiberglass or to the...

Is that attached to the fiberglass or to the chassis behind it?
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-05-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
New mod for Palazzo

Jack,

I bet there is a way to retrofit this onto a Palazzo! I like this mod better:

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2038288_0_08087a9d78b83b974a4d5c2122283c6c.jpg...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By Palazzoblues
I hope you read all these posts before you bought...

I hope you read all these posts before you bought your Palazzo. IMHO, the Palazzo has more than its fair share of issues. Just roll with the punches and get each thing fixed as they come up....
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By Palazzoblues
I too just noticed that tell tell leak under the...

I too just noticed that tell tell leak under the rear just behind the engine. Sure enough, it was coolant leaking from the transmission cooler. All I did was tighten the clamp a little and voila, no...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
UltraGuard

Today I finished the installation of the Ultraguard flap on the back of the Palazzo.

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2037498_0_3112165cd757238a3085f466bb41eeb6.jpg...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-04-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,383
Posted By Palazzoblues
Jack, Glad y'all are okay. At least you...

Jack,

Glad y'all are okay. At least you didn't hit a snow bank. :eek: That's what happened to our second Palazzo when it was being delivered to our dealer. There's one good thing that can be said...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 04-30-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,056
Posted By Palazzoblues
Don, Hate we had to leave so early!

Don,

Hate we had to leave so early!
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