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Old 02-14-2020, 08:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation stuck.... Palazzo : /

well, it has now happened.... : /


....hAppy vAlentine's dAy! : )
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:40 PM   #2
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...record rainfalls in NE Alabama, Huntsville area, over the last month....or, well, since we moved on this site in November : /
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:46 PM   #3
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Looks like a good time to practice those manual leveling skills.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:48 PM   #4
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Yours is the whole story of the origin of my 4wd 24.1 rig, in just one picture.

What's your plan to get out?
I think every tow place I've been involved with are too proud of their shiny vehicles to go even on a dirt road.

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I think these would roll you out. They store easily.

Edit: you look too deep to place the things in the link. After looking at your pictures I've made a note to put a compact shovel and hoe in the 24.1.
I know it's was not in your agenda today but you've made me finally realize a use for that axis rear bumper. It'll hold a shovel and a hoe between the bumper and the coach. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:51 PM   #5
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We haven't even started to talk about the mud that's gonna do it's best to get inside the coach...

Good luck!
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:56 PM   #6
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Looks like a good time to practice those manual leveling skills.
You bet, my son and I tried without success many times, but unfortunately as low as these diesel pushers are it's sometimes almost impossible once it's sinking down to get much of anything under the levelers and without it also pushing that into the mud as well
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:31 PM   #7
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well DARN
but i buried my moms bounder once in freezing cold weather and after several hours managed to get the bus to the street




i see you have lot s of stuff to put under wheels


you need to make sure jacks are fully retracted.
then place the widest strongest pads under the rear jacks and do a manual extension of rear jack. it may press the pads deep, but the goal is to get the rear wheels at least high enough to slide wide pads under rear tires.
you may to retract jacks a few times and place more pads under them until the sinking stops

once you have tires on firm pads or what ever you have to get under them


then repeat up front and get all wheels on solid pads.


then lay out wide strong boards or pads in front o of rear drive wheels and make sure the jacks are back in the retracted setting and drive out, you may have to stop and reset boards unless you have 40 feet of pads and board
hint.... you may need a dedicated person to man the controls unless you plan on doing one heck of a clean up inside

we did this and it took forever, but saved the bus
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:51 PM   #8
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Did the same thing back in 2018, at a harvest host site. Used every one of my 2x8 pads under the levelers, plus my LEGO pads under the wheels for traction.
Sunk the 2 Byís six inches in the mud before the rig even started to lift.
Didnít bother with pictures , I was mad at myself because I knew better. Our tires are great for the highways, but not for mud and snow.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:04 PM   #9
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Talking well, she's now UNstuck ! thanks Mr tow truck man!

... now unstuck, with a little persuasion from the winch connected to the front axle, and a little help from my engine power.... what a wonderful day!

$70, and worth it...

now I just have to pay for that two dump truck loads of gravel next week : /
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:14 PM   #10
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Seventy bucks was a deal!
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:23 PM   #11
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I had a feeling when you talked about all the rain & mud in another thread you might be needing a winch to get loose. Glad they got you out.

We always parked our B Gulfstream just off the driveway in the yard on a small gravel patch I put in . This 30íA didnít fit in the same footprint as the 22í B so it sat on boards all winter. After you told the story of all the mud, I didnít want to chance waiting till everything thawed to get the ACE out. So I moved it onto the drive just before this last snow and still rutted the heck outa the place.
I canít imagine the frustration of moving that diesel Pallazo!
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:22 AM   #12
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and the things with these 'motorhomes' is that they have a lot of 'skirting' around them, which can create big problems with towing companies not wanting to be responsible for damaging them, which I can see can be problematic - fortunately for me, because of the height of where my Palazzo sat on the lot, the driver's winch height was perfect for keeping the cable/chain very 'low' during the pulling process, and the angle of the cable/chain within the front wheel well, which the front wheel was needing to turn hard out anyway, worked just fine.... we were actually perpendicular to each other - he pulled at an angle to move me LEFT, while I steered hard LEFT, and at the same time allowing the engine to power the rear wheels eventually up and out of the 'hole' they sat in.

We really only needed to move it 1 foot, and it was all over - I then had control, since we had laid out rubber mats to handle the rest of the forward movement .... FUN !
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Old 02-15-2020, 02:29 AM   #13
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Ok the question I have is who ordered the small tow truck for the large Palazzo? Did your roadside assistance folks do that or did that go through someone else?
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Old 02-15-2020, 02:59 AM   #14
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don't know what 'small' means, as he had no issues 'dragging' me around!
I simply called the local tow company...
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:06 AM   #15
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Iíve used these a couple of times while dry camping in the desert.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:22 AM   #16
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Seventy bucks was a deal!
I agree $70 was an incredible deal.
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:04 PM   #17
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Glad you got the Ol'girl outta the mud bog. Especially without any damage. That's a Woo Hoo!!
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:06 PM   #18
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and the things with these 'motorhomes' is that they have a lot of 'skirting' around them, which can create big problems with towing companies not wanting to be responsible for damaging them, which I can see can be problematic....
This is why I have the front hitch/tow hook installed on mine.

The fascia on an axis/Vegas is cartoonishly low.
The $110 pricing of a front hitch makes it cartoonishly silly to not install one on e series frames.

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/sh...&postcount=142

Front hitch info for e series is in the link above.
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:08 PM   #19
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... Now unstuck, with a little persuasion from the winch connected to the front axle, and a little help from my engine power.... What a wonderful day!

$70, and worth it...

Now i just have to pay for that two dump truck loads of gravel next week : /
bargain!
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:07 AM   #20
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I sunk ours up in our back yard, Have parked it there since we bought it. A brother-in-law with a 4-wheel drive, ten minutes and we were out.
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