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Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,280
Posted By HeavyH2O
We have a 2014 Thor Palazzo 33.3 and have had no...

We have a 2014 Thor Palazzo 33.3 and have had no issues with the big or small slide. Big slide has been cycled about 120 times, so far. As for anything big that needed a dealer to repair, nothing to...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 09-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,487
Posted By HeavyH2O
Inline 8 amp fuse, old style., that overheats. ...

Inline 8 amp fuse, old style., that overheats. Change it to a blade fuse and it will likely resolve the problem. $10 in parts. Happened to my main TV, as well.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 09-08-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,135
Posted By HeavyH2O
My family and I have had our 33.3 for about a...

My family and I have had our 33.3 for about a year and a half with about 18K miles, so far. Here are the items that made me scratch my head on the QA front and component selection.



The...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 08-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,747
Posted By HeavyH2O
We love the layout of the 33.3, the looks of RV...

We love the layout of the 33.3, the looks of RV and the bang for the buck. The mid entry allowed for the drop down bunk in the cab which the kids love to use. So, as a list:

- mileage
-...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-21-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By HeavyH2O
I would not bother with a dual boot. Just get the...

I would not bother with a dual boot. Just get the Win8 Start app from Stardock and it effectively turns 8.1 into Windows 7. You get the leaner kernel and driver updates. I use this on my PC/tablet...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,736
Posted By HeavyH2O
The Legacy is effectively a twin of the Palazzo....

The Legacy is effectively a twin of the Palazzo. No denying that. Some different options and choices but effectively that model is a move sideways. Same chassis, motor, tranny and even wheel liners....
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,736
Posted By HeavyH2O
The Legacy is almost the same layout but has some...

The Legacy is almost the same layout but has some pluses and minuses compared to the Palazzo. Carpet here and there, smaller fridge and inverter is standard, carpeted storage bins instead of...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 07-20-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,736
Posted By HeavyH2O
Just providing an update after 1 year of...

Just providing an update after 1 year of ownership.

Last week, big noise from the heater. The plastic fan disintegrated completely. Ordered a replacement ($18) and installed. The heater fan was...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-26-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,736
Posted By HeavyH2O
Yes, I picked up a TPMS to track all 6 tires...

Yes, I picked up a TPMS to track all 6 tires pressures. Also, getting some aluminum wheels, as well to retire the steelies and stainless inserts. We were definitely lucky that the outside tires held...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,736
Posted By HeavyH2O
Just a quick note. The valve extensions on the...

Just a quick note. The valve extensions on the inside rear tires can be susceptible to leakage. We checked pressures prior to a short trip but when we returned, both inside tires were completely...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,115
Posted By HeavyH2O
I have posted pics on the modifications thread.

I have posted pics on the modifications thread.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,280
Posted By HeavyH2O
Always happy to share. Here are a few pictures. ...

Always happy to share. Here are a few pictures.

Foglight
https://imageshack.com/a/img843/6193/qg9u.jpg

Foglight mount
https://imageshack.com/a/img839/8176/a73g.jpg

Headlights (new...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,115
Posted By HeavyH2O
Here is a link to the fog lights. I used a 4 inch...

Here is a link to the fog lights. I used a 4 inch hole drill to widen to accommodate. If you look under, you will be surprised how simple the mount is. A simple stamped L bracket is on the chassis. I...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,115
Posted By HeavyH2O
We just pulled ours out of storage for the new...

We just pulled ours out of storage for the new season. Everything seems to be stable. The only item I had to fix was the leaking two stage horizontal pressure regulator for the LP tank. Easy fix, $28...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-18-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,589
Posted By HeavyH2O
Ours failed at 19 hours. Took it to Cummins and...

Ours failed at 19 hours. Took it to Cummins and they repaired it the next day under warranty. Code 17 error.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 03-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By HeavyH2O
Forest River Legacy SR300 (effectively a twin of...

Forest River Legacy SR300 (effectively a twin of the Palazzo)
Winnebago Forza
Itasca Solei
And, as mentioned the Fleetwood Excursion.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,997
Posted By HeavyH2O
One of the issues with the RV dealer industry is...

One of the issues with the RV dealer industry is cost management in services. If you had to have 30 technicians to handle your peak loads but for 9 months of the year you struggle to keep 20 busy,...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-15-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,365
Posted By HeavyH2O
Question, who services the warranty? I know...

Question, who services the warranty? I know Monaco/HR went out of business in 2009 and Navistar purchased the assets but has now recently sold out this year in May, as well, and is now part of ASV...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,365
Posted By HeavyH2O
We have it in storage for the winter. If I get a...

We have it in storage for the winter. If I get a chance this week (likely Wednesday), I can bring my camera and take a peak.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-15-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,280
Posted By HeavyH2O
On the NAV item, I used the RAMounts for the...

On the NAV item, I used the RAMounts for the Garmin RV 760LMT. It keeps it in easy view, does not block any view of the road and I can touch the screen with my finger and keep my hand on the wheel....
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-15-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,365
Posted By HeavyH2O
To your point on the slide, we have used our...

To your point on the slide, we have used our large slide 70 plus times, this year, without issue. We use ours for weekend trips and road trips (with nightly stays). Additionally, we have been the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-12-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
Enjoy the new rig and retirement! We are about 2...

Enjoy the new rig and retirement! We are about 2 decades out from that goal so call me jealous :)
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 12-10-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,258
Posted By HeavyH2O
FYI, Lazy Days has a new CEO that is extremely...

FYI, Lazy Days has a new CEO that is extremely focused on service. He only started in May and spent his first two weeks in the service bays, working with the techs and talking to customers. He is...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 12-07-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,478
Posted By HeavyH2O
Just a quick note, but issues with starting,...

Just a quick note, but issues with starting, stalling or restarting is more than likely the Freightliner Chassis. Normal operating controls prevent starting if the gear selector is not in Neutral. If...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-24-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By HeavyH2O
That was the MSRP price for a Ventana LE 3845...

That was the MSRP price for a Ventana LE 3845 with TVs for bunks, windows for the bunks, dual pane, upgraded fridge (2000W inverter, extra house batteries), to get it to par with the 33.3. But, still...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-23-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,997
Posted By HeavyH2O
We had am Itasca Class C gasser that we purchased...

We had am Itasca Class C gasser that we purchased new in 2011 (32 foot) We owned that for two seasons and liked it but really wanted to address a number of things.



gas motor - very...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-21-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
It is actually a resin that is textured and...

It is actually a resin that is textured and colored to look like metal. And, it is standard.

We did the same thing with a Moen faucet.

...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 427,280
Posted By HeavyH2O
I used the standard metal tape used for ducting...

I used the standard metal tape used for ducting and simply balanced the vents. The bathroom vent had to be closed up the most.

https://imageshack.us/a/img69/2434/equalizeheatingvents.jpg
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-20-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By HeavyH2O
Off topic, but, here is the quick scoop on the...

Off topic, but, here is the quick scoop on the Newmar 3845. It is a $236K base plus the options mentioned to get "apples to apples" with the Thor or about $175K discounted which is right with the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-19-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By HeavyH2O
So, on the Newmar, is that with the residential...

So, on the Newmar, is that with the residential fridge, additional coach batteries (standard is 4), MCD shades, dual pane, upgraded inverter, LED lighting, etc ? I know on the bunk model, it was more...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-19-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
I think comparing Thor Palazzo to the Newmar...

I think comparing Thor Palazzo to the Newmar Ventana LE, Itasca Solei or Winnebago Forza is fair. There are a couple of things that lead me to choose the Palazzo over these units.

First, compared...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 11-15-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,568
Posted By HeavyH2O
Nice 5 star, luxury hotel on wheels!

Nice 5 star, luxury hotel on wheels!
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 11-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,080
Posted By HeavyH2O
Have to love the upscale, modern coaches. The rig...

Have to love the upscale, modern coaches. The rig is amazing!
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-09-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
Wholesale price means a wholesale trade...

Wholesale price means a wholesale trade allowance. We had a similar scenario when we looked at trading out 2011 Itasca Impulse Silver 31JP with 11,000 miles. At that price range, assuming you have a...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
We put on about 8000 miles this year on a number...

We put on about 8000 miles this year on a number of short weekend trips, a jaunt to Canada and a little visit out to St. Louis. The coach has worked very well without any major problems. A couple of...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-09-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
You need to pick up a 25 foot coax cable and keep...

You need to pick up a 25 foot coax cable and keep it around. When you are at a campsite, down in the utility area where the water connections exist, there is a receptacle to connect the cable...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
Just a note for anyone looking at the Thor versus...

Just a note for anyone looking at the Thor versus other brands.

Do they make a good product? Definitely. It is fairly priced and a good bang for the buck. There are coaches that are better but...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-08-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
March 2013 chassis date, here, with build in...

March 2013 chassis date, here, with build in April, so that sounds about right. I have been extremely happy with our purchase and would do it again, warts and all. For $10,000 less (compared to...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-07-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
If I recall, I saw 7 rollers/plate sets on the...

If I recall, I saw 7 rollers/plate sets on the big slide on my 33.3. Cycled it about 70 plus times and no issues, yet. Keeping my fingers crossed. My build date was April 2013.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-06-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By HeavyH2O
I have used our Dish service when we were in...

I have used our Dish service when we were in Canada on vacation. Ours is a Winegard Mission and worked with a number of service providers so I would expect yours to be similar.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-05-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
I tow a 1400 pound trailer with a 4300 pound car...

I tow a 1400 pound trailer with a 4300 pound car and get about 10.5 mpg at 65 mph. I would think you would see something similar or better.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11-01-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 53,651
Posted By HeavyH2O
The more popular a brand is, the more reported...

The more popular a brand is, the more reported problems. I wonder if there are any percentage ratios tracked by brand. If we hear 10X as many complaints on one brand over another but they sell 10X,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-01-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,836
Posted By HeavyH2O
There is always a bit of massaging to get things...

There is always a bit of massaging to get things to work. I am glad to hear it is working for you. One thing to keep in mind with an HDMI matrix switch is the fact that it tries to detect the...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 276,720
Posted By HeavyH2O
We removed it. Kids use it as a play area with...

We removed it. Kids use it as a play area with foam squares. No consequence so far.
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 86,556
Posted By HeavyH2O
I have a toolkit (four drawer), Weber grille,...

I have a toolkit (four drawer), Weber grille, table, six folding chairs, firepit, drag radials, hoses, wash supplies, etc and it all fits quite easily. Tools in the bin by the door and the rest by...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 11-01-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 86,556
Posted By HeavyH2O
My family and I have enjoyed our 2014 33.3. It...

My family and I have enjoyed our 2014 33.3. It has not failed us in anyway that could be considered severe. There were some standard items that needed to be addressed, but, I saw those same little...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 11-01-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,520
Posted By HeavyH2O
An overview: 2014 Forest River Legacy SR...

An overview:

2014 Forest River Legacy SR 300 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYikUMniNLA)

And, some specs, similar to Thor Palazzo. In fact, it is almost an exact twin.


...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 10-28-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,365
Posted By HeavyH2O
Not a whole lot going on in a car compared to a...

Not a whole lot going on in a car compared to a house on wheels with 60 different part manufacturers. I think that most coach manufacturers are more of a parts reseller than giving you a seamless...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 10-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,365
Posted By HeavyH2O
I am not advocating that a lack of quality is...

I am not advocating that a lack of quality is acceptable by any means. But, what I am noting is this appears to be an industry practice at varying levels. I think the most important item they attempt...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 10-27-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,365
Posted By HeavyH2O
Sometimes things do not work out, with any brand...

Sometimes things do not work out, with any brand of RV. I am sorry to hear of all your problems. Our 33.3 has been relatively pain free to own with no visits back to the dealer for anything (we fixed...
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