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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-29-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,624
Posted By photoguy1313
Dish Joey in motorhome without Hopper

I'm currently a DirecTV user, and for satellite use, I move one of my house receivers to the MH for use on the road, and it works fine, although with my dome satellite dish, I can't get HD content...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-10-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 18,125
Posted By photoguy1313
I second the motion ... had dealer install wiring...

I second the motion ... had dealer install wiring from roof through coach to battery area with #8 AWG wires as a deal-sweetener. then I purchased two 100-watt solar panels + Morningstar 30AMP...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-21-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,308
Posted By photoguy1313
One added point that I don't believe was...

One added point that I don't believe was mentioned - when I winterize my motorhome, I blow out all the lines as best I can with compressed air, then attach the supplied hose to the inlet-side of the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-14-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By photoguy1313
If I have it correctly from your description, the...

If I have it correctly from your description, the hot and cold water valves are for low-point drains for the entire coach plumbing. As to the AC noise, it's the fan mounted on the vehicle air...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-26-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,108
Posted By photoguy1313
The HWH leveling system uses a 'plate' that has...

The HWH leveling system uses a 'plate' that has micro devices to determine when the coach is level, and when unlevel, which direction to raise in order to obtain level. The plate is mounted using...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-21-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By photoguy1313
I have the option on my Allegro RED 37PA, and am...

I have the option on my Allegro RED 37PA, and am pleased with its performance and convenience. All the parts, including hose stores in a supplied bag and travels well in basement storage.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-09-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By photoguy1313
Congratulations - if your experience is as good...

Congratulations - if your experience is as good as ours has been with our 2018 Allegro RED 37PA, you'll have a great experience!

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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-27-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By photoguy1313
Would suggest putting at least a 50% load on the...

Would suggest putting at least a 50% load on the generator and run for at least 1/2 hour under that load - if you have heat pump AC units, both of them running will give you that. Before hitting the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By photoguy1313
We have a 2018 Allegro RED 37PA, and our...

We have a 2018 Allegro RED 37PA, and our convection-microwave oven has the under-unit venting to the outside.

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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-18-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By photoguy1313
Have a 2018 37PA RED, and am pleased with the...

Have a 2018 37PA RED, and am pleased with the performance of the engine. Towing a 2005 Honda Pilot on all trips so far, and the ISB 6.7 360HP + Allison 3000MH tranny is meeting my expectations.
...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-28-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By photoguy1313
I believe it was an EPA mandate beginning 2011...

I believe it was an EPA mandate beginning 2011 for all Cummins diesel engines. Had a 2013 Thor Pallazo with a 300 HP 6.7 L ISB, and it required DEF. Now have a 2018 Allegro RED, and it also requires...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-18-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,598
Posted By photoguy1313
Am new owner of a 2018 Allegro RED 37PA with 1300...

Am new owner of a 2018 Allegro RED 37PA with 1300 miles on the odometer. The tail pipe is absolutely clean, and I think that's a credit to the SCR emission control system using DEF. Traded in a 2013...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 03-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 428,917
Posted By photoguy1313
Buy the one with the short nipple on it and you...

Buy the one with the short nipple on it and you can attach a hose and direct the flow more easily into a container of choice. Works great!
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 428,917
Posted By photoguy1313
I would think running the generator would be a...

I would think running the generator would be a better option than the coach engine. It will recharge the batteries, both coach and chassis, and give you some shore power for the duration of the run...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 10-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 428,917
Posted By photoguy1313
On our 33.2, the front AC and the electric...

On our 33.2, the front AC and the electric element for the hot water heater are on one phase, and the rear AC, microwave and all the outlets are on the other phase. Keeping that in mind helps balance...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 10-20-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 80,912
Posted By photoguy1313
When my 2013 Palazzo 33.2 was successfully...

When my 2013 Palazzo 33.2 was successfully repaired, one of the major items was to add another plate on top of the original plate the front roller rode on. This provided the support to take the load...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 10-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 428,917
Posted By photoguy1313
I suspect that if the coach weren't capable of a...

I suspect that if the coach weren't capable of a total of 100 amp, two-phase service, it would not have a two-pole 50 amp main breaker in the circuit breaker box.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 10-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 428,917
Posted By photoguy1313
Palazzoteam, Not quite sure of the answer...

Palazzoteam,

Not quite sure of the answer since I have yet to measure it, but with the standard two-phase hookup (or running off the generator,) the rear AC and microwave are running on one phase...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,881
Posted By photoguy1313
On my 33.2, the middle vent drops down to the...

On my 33.2, the middle vent drops down to the left of the bathroom sink. There is a removable panel just below the sink. That's where I snaked the wires through a hole I drilled in the vent pipe...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-13-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By photoguy1313
I believe you have everything covered, although...

I believe you have everything covered, although I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "turn off generator" - do you mean turning off the generator circuit breakers? If so, that's not necessary...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-12-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,881
Posted By photoguy1313
I used 3/4 inch stainless steel #10 machine...

I used 3/4 inch stainless steel #10 machine screws, with brackets I fabricated from a length of 1-1/4 inch, 1/8 inch thick aluminum angle stock. I used four brackets per panel. They provide about 1/2...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-03-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,881
Posted By photoguy1313
Those readings do sound sub-par. A fully charged...

Those readings do sound sub-par. A fully charged voltage with no load on the batteries would register 12.7 volts. I would check all the cells with an accurate hydrometer - that might reveal the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,881
Posted By photoguy1313
I also wired a 50 amp diode, thru a switch, to...

I also wired a 50 amp diode, thru a switch, to allow charging current to flow from the coach batteries to the chassis batteries, and a disconnect switch to disable the paralleling solenoid when the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,881
Posted By photoguy1313
I installed two 50 watt panels in parallel on the...

I installed two 50 watt panels in parallel on the drivers side of the roof just slightly forward of the bathroom vent on our 33.2. I ran two 10AWG wires down the vent pipe and exited the vent pipe...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 04-23-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,652
Posted By photoguy1313
The Engine Block Heater is rated at 750 watts,...

The Engine Block Heater is rated at 750 watts, and only runs on AC (shore power or generator running.). The only way it could drain your batteries is if the inverter was turned on, and you were...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 04-09-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,391
Posted By photoguy1313
Check the inverter compartment (passenger - side...

Check the inverter compartment (passenger - side rear on 33.2). Much of the fusing for the chassis electronics is there.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 04-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By photoguy1313
The hydraulics along with the reservoir tank is...

The hydraulics along with the reservoir tank is located under the hood on the passenger side. Of course, check the fluid level with the jacks fully retracted. I have not experienced the problem you...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 03-26-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,113
Posted By photoguy1313
Would also be interested in $$$$! Thanks, ...

Would also be interested in $$$$!

Thanks,
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Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 03-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By photoguy1313
The major item that fixed my slide problem was...

The major item that fixed my slide problem was adding another roller plate to the underside track for the front roller. Apparently it wasn't contacting the roller, forcing all the weight onto the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 03-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,515
Posted By photoguy1313
I purchased foam pipe insulation for 3/4-inch...

I purchased foam pipe insulation for 3/4-inch pipe and cut them to size - since they are pre-slit, I merely slide them over the blades and that protects them from the UV rays. I even use them when...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 03-04-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,675
Posted By photoguy1313
I was under the impression the filter was on the...

I was under the impression the filter was on the output side of the fresh water tank/city water supply. If that's the case, putting the bleach in the filter housing wouldn't allow any bleach to...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 02-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By photoguy1313
I mounted a digital atomic clock over the entry...

I mounted a digital atomic clock over the entry door and mounted the companion remote temp sensor under the front hood, cable-tying it to a cable harness adjacent to the generator housing. Other...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 02-08-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,291
Posted By photoguy1313
Glad I could help - just love it when my guesses...

Glad I could help - just love it when my guesses are right!

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Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 02-08-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,291
Posted By photoguy1313
Jack, When using the sound bar in the past,...

Jack,

When using the sound bar in the past, have you made sure the built in TV speakers are disabled through the TV settings? If not, that might account for the echo effect you're experiencing.
...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 02-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By photoguy1313
So far, so good on my blades. I religiously...

So far, so good on my blades. I religiously cover them when in storage with some split pipe insulation that seems to preserve them pretty well.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 02-05-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,422
Posted By photoguy1313
Spring is just around the corner, although I...

Spring is just around the corner, although I admit if you live above the Mason-Dixon line, you must be thinking it will never get here! Planning a trip to Fort Pierce, FL last week of Feb - can't...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-23-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,087
Posted By photoguy1313
See my post in the "More Palazzo slide issues!"...

See my post in the "More Palazzo slide issues!" thread from 9-23-2013. My experience with Tom Johnson Concord repairs has been less than stellar. My slide problems weren't completely fixed until I...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 115,004
Posted By photoguy1313
I also had a leak at the same spot, but no matter...

I also had a leak at the same spot, but no matter how well I snugged up on those clamps, the leak persisted. Turned out the leak was from the thermostat hose clamp and it would drip down and collect...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 115,004
Posted By photoguy1313
Russell, Keep an eye on that coolant leak -...

Russell,

Keep an eye on that coolant leak - I had a similar leak on my 33.2. Took it to Cummins Atlantic here in Charlotte. They discovered a loose clamp on the thermostat housing hose, which...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-07-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,838
Posted By photoguy1313
I was told by a Thor rep that there will always...

I was told by a Thor rep that there will always be a parasitic load, however small, on the chassis batteries with the rotary disconnect left in the on position. Mauro's experience does seem to...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,838
Posted By photoguy1313
I experienced an intermittent problem with my...

I experienced an intermittent problem with my 33.2. It turned out to be a problem with the solenoid controlled by the BIRD. The factory sent me a replacement and now all is well.

You can test...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,838
Posted By photoguy1313
One thing to note is that if you turn off the...

One thing to note is that if you turn off the chassis batteries with the rotary switch in the battery compartment, the chassis battery will not receive a charge from shore power via the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-04-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,838
Posted By photoguy1313
I used to tow a 1998 2WD F-150. In order to do...

I used to tow a 1998 2WD F-150. In order to do that I would disconnect the drive shaft at the differential and suspend it from a bracket I fabricated below the pickup bed. Not the most convenient...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 01-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 115,004
Posted By photoguy1313
In the audio settings menu there is the ability...

In the audio settings menu there is the ability to adjust the ratio of sound for the front vs rear speakers, including turning off the rear speakers. The manual for the radio should provide the...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-25-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By photoguy1313
Mike, Use your exhaust brake on the downhill...

Mike,
Use your exhaust brake on the downhill sections. The transmission will not permit the engine to over-rev. It will in fact up-shift to reduce the RPM if it starts nearing red-line. When that...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-25-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,838
Posted By photoguy1313
Merry Christmas to all my fellow Palazzo owners -...

Merry Christmas to all my fellow Palazzo owners - looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can in the New Year!

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Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-18-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By photoguy1313
+2 Mike, and a Happy New Year! Norb

+2 Mike, and a Happy New Year!

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Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-16-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 428,917
Posted By photoguy1313
Mike, If you have one of those projection...

Mike,

If you have one of those projection clocks (projects the time on the ceiling at night) that also has an outdoor temperature sensor that transmits the temp back to the clock, you'd be able to...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-13-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 86,577
Posted By photoguy1313
+1 Jack ... Thanks! Norb

+1 Jack ... Thanks!

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Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-10-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By photoguy1313
Cummins has their own part numbers for the...

Cummins has their own part numbers for the original filters installed at the factory. The Fleetguard part numbers are different from the Cummins numbers, but if you look at the part numbers in the...
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