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Old 10-26-2019, 09:04 PM   #21
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Palazzo 36.1
State: Arizona
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Slides and Ignition

I also have a 2016 Palazzo and the slide switches are locked out whenever the engine is running. I do the same sequence mentioned above:
1. Pull into site
2. Unhook toad
3. Dump air bags
4. Drop levelers
5. Hook up power, water and sewer
6. Turn off engine
7. Move slides out

This was before the change to the Firefly control system so it may be possible they changed the slide lockout.
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:19 PM   #22
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Exactly how I do it!
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:37 AM   #23
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I had a 2016 Palazzo and the slides would not work with the engine running. The rules were (from Thor) run the engine to extend or retract the jacks. Shut the engine off to extend or retract the slides. They also advised that you put the jacks down before you extend the slides.
So the sequence was park, extend the jacks, shut off the engine, extend the slides.



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Same for my 16 Palazzo 36.2. When in position; put 2X 12's under leveling jacks, lower air suspension, hit cruise control button for high idle, put leveling system in auto mode, when level shut it off, hit brake pedal to kill high idle, hook up shore power or start genny, shut off engine, put out slides, hook up water, sewer. The no slides with engine running thing was so you couldn't extend slides while traveling.
Another good thing to not forget is always put air suspension in "Auto" and allow your air brake pressure to recover before trying to travel. You should actually check the stroke on your slack adjusters on your air brakes prior to moving your motorhome. Your RV dealer may not have told you that or showed you how to do it. Can be found on U-Tube or your Freightliner chassis manual.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:57 AM   #24
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Yep I did all that in the old days with a gas home. I had gas/electric water heater, only gas with this one, I have to keep engine running to drop Jack's, that pulls power, than open up with engine running, all the while my new neighbors are wondering what the heck I'm doing as engine keeps running and air being released, it's kinda noisy, all the while I'm running around outside hooking up power and heck before I open up its easier to get water, sewar etc etc going. All I'm saying is it shouldn't be this complicated of a process, guess my new neighbors will just have to put up with it or go inside.

When you hookup to shore power, do you make sure the inverter is in battery charge mode? I have a 16 and it sounds like things have changed since then. Unless your manual says you have to run the engine to do those things, It seems possible the your power control system is programed incorrectly. Your statement about calling Thor may be a good idea, although sometimes they aren't very helpful. Usually better than calling the RV dealer.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:30 AM   #25
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Have you ever given any thought to the possibility of "cooking" your batteries?
The invert/chargers of today will prevent that. Only turn off if in storage. And then there will still be some paracidic draw. Best to disconnect.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:13 AM   #26
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You’re talking about slides so I have a question. Our slide on our Axis 25.3 moans a lot most of the time when being extended or retracted. It seems to be rubbing against something. Is this normal and if not what can be done about it?
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:29 AM   #27
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It’s a Thir product. I’m surprised they haven’t fallen out yet. You can lubricate, but MOST likely they need to be rebuilt. I had to get all three of mine rebuilt. I have a 3901 Aria. The Thor dealer rebuilt all of them once, but they couldn’t fix a sandwich, so I had to get a real technician to correct what they did and do it the right way. The factory doesn’t build them right to start with, and with a little use, they will jam, skew, and sound like a creeky old garage door. I would never buy Any Thor product again. Shoody workmanship and they will not stand behind their products. They drag their feet and hope the 1 year warranty will expire before the other parts fail.
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