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Hello,
My Husband and I are new to RVing ( purchased a
Crossroads Sunset 2013 last Dec pulling it w Cadillac Esclade ESV)
. Purchasing a 33.3 Palazzo 2014 and wanted to know if
Anyone has any experience w one and if so what they thought of it.
Also, I need a tow vehicle that will seat 6 that can be towed with all
4 wheels down - any suggestions??

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Palazzo review

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Palazzo slide out issues

As to your toad - you can't pull as heavy of a toad with the Palazzo as Thor says you can. Even though Thor says "10,000 !!!lb towing capacity", when you do the math, the transmission limits what you can actually tow. Do the math before you buy!!!

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Seating 6 would narrow your choices to large SUVs or maybe the Honda minivan if children are part of the 6. What else is out there?


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Also, remember Palazzo from front wheel DISC brakes to front wheel DRUM brakes....Dennis


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So on the Pallazo front and back are drum? Or just back? And if so what are potential problems w that?

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CNC7 wrote:

So on the Pallazo front and back are drum? Or just back? And if so what are potential problems w that?


None that I heard of, test drove one, stops enough to put you thru the windshield if wanted to, AIR brakes.

Drums are fine.

As to slide issues, all brands have some with the problem.

Difference here is Thor has great factory (and most dealer) service by appointment. Example Tiffin first come basis can be 6 weeks parked in their lot.

They just went to larger motors on the '14's

At + or - $150K it is an entry level DP that has great value and is selling very well.

For more info the Palazzo forum will help
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/

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wny_pat wrote:

you can't pull as heavy of a toad with the Palazzo as Thor says you can. Even though Thor says "10,000 !!!lb towing capacity"


Care to elaborate on that and exactly what your basis is?

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Lipets wrote:

wny_pat wrote:

you can't pull as heavy of a toad with the Palazzo as Thor says you can. Even though Thor says "10,000 !!!lb towing capacity"


Care to elaborate on that and exactly what your basis is?
I quoted the guy in the link who reviewed it:
It was the 13th Itemn in the review:
"Towing Capacity
Thor's literature makes several references to the 10K hitch and their website even says "10,000lb towing capacity" in one place. I weighed my coach at 23,880lbs with a full tank of fuel, full fresh water, 650lbs of passengers and a light load of gear and food. If I were carrying the whole family on a two week trip I would expect to increase that by 1000lbs easily. Freightliner tells me that my transmission warrentee will be void if the coach weight plus trailer weight exceeds 30,000lbs. You do the math and see what you get on that one. I really wish that they had gone up a size on the transmission so I could pull a toad that will carry as many people as the coach will sleep."

If you do a search on this forum and over at IRV2.com, you will find out all this info from actual people who own the Palazzo.

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I just noticed that Thor has updated their site so that it says "10,000lb hitch" in place of "10,000lb towing capacity". At least they are technically honest now but it is up to the buyer to understand the difference and the information to calculate towing capacity is still not provided.

I am considering a 2015 F150 for a toad if they put it on a good enough diet and I can wait that long. You can even get road legal seats for the bed and increase seating to 8 in good weather. The only thing to watch on the F150 right now is that you have to get Lariat or higher trim to get a neutral in the transfer case and virtually all of those trucks have consoles. Six passenger seating is available but probably will have to be specially ordered.

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