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Old 10-04-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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Any Palomino Thoroughbred Trailer owners out there

I realize that we're a minority within Palomino family (as opposed to Puma and Sabre) and definitely within the scope of all TT’s in general, but I’m pretty happy with our unit thus far. Just wanted to start a new thread within the Palomino forum to make contact and gauge any impressions, good, bad, ugly,,,, any mods... etc.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:03 AM   #2
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I have a palomino sabre 32 bhok-6 5er that we purchased new this year and love it ...... I guess that is why we bought it .
I am currently replacing all bulbs and lighting inside and out with led lighting. Including the marker lights and tail lights.
I am making my own winterizing kit and mounting the suction line in the same location as my fresh water / city water location for ease of winterizing along with the three way valve.
I fabricated my own stabilizers for camper wobble .
I am currently mounting a high volume computer fan in the cabinet that houses my convertor for additional heat extraction .
I am also waiting for my thin wall aluminum diamond plate to be cut so that I can install it in the front as a rock guard to my basement .
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:12 AM   #3
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Nice Mods

I like a lot of the ideas (ok all of them)... are you going to post on the Mod forum when completed. Not quite sure what you mean with the suction modification but with the torsion axles our unit seemed like a bouncy castle with all the movement of the kids in back... I was considering the Wayne's Stablizers to get for side / front / back to help. Already use the X bracing, which helped a bit but still very noticable.

Like the LED replacement.. I assume that it's a housing / bulb replacement altogether? Is that something custom or off the shelf that can be easily swapped.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:23 AM   #4
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some of them are in my profile albums i have many pics yet not downloaded but working on it .
as for the suction ........ In order to winterize I have to crawl into my basement and un hook the suction line to the pump in order to hook up the line to suck antifreeze out of the antifreeze jug . So I re-plumbed my water line with a three way valve to the outside of the camper to be able to winterize my unit without crawling into the basement .
All I have to do is turn the valve which shuts off the fresh water supply attach hose to fitting and turn on the winterize supply .
no unhooking of lines and re attaching lines . Everything can be done standing outside of camper .

As far as the led replacement interior lights was as easy as pulling out the buld and replacing with this .

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most common source to buy is LED Lights, Bulbs & Accessories - SUPER BRIGHT LEDS

any questions just ask !


also see this my led light conversions .
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:33 AM   #5
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Great Stuff

Will look into the LED.. .probably will start with the interior first, assuming this will help a wee bit on the boondocking
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:36 AM   #6
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Will look into the LED.. .probably will start with the interior first, assuming this will help a wee bit on the boondocking
will help a Ton ! Which is why I am converting .
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:50 AM   #7
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We love our Palomino. It's not the fanciest TT you can get, but man it's pretty close. Only complaint would be the storage:

Pass thru storage on front of camper, huge area, but why are the access doors so small? Geez.

There is a door about 12"X12" below the pantry that was inaccessible because they had a hinge on each side it of the door not allowing it to open. I moved the hinges to one side and now have another small storage area about 2 feet deep. What were they thinking?

Our toilet is in it's own little room. There is a medicine cabinet and a small cabinet just large enough to put toilet paper and maybe a hair dryer in. There is plenty of room for a large cabinet for towels and such. Can't figure out why they didn't add something better.

Overall very happy with it though.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:11 AM   #8
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We love our Palomino. It's not the fanciest TT you can get, but man it's pretty close. Only complaint would be the storage:

Pass thru storage on front of camper, huge area, but why are the access doors so small? Geez.

There is a door about 12"X12" below the pantry that was inaccessible because they had a hinge on each side it of the door not allowing it to open. I moved the hinges to one side and now have another small storage area about 2 feet deep. What were they thinking?

Our toilet is in it's own little room. There is a medicine cabinet and a small cabinet just large enough to put toilet paper and maybe a hair dryer in. There is plenty of room for a large cabinet for towels and such. Can't figure out why they didn't add something better.

Overall very happy with it though.

Your palomina sounds like my old flagstaff 832bhss
It had an area below the pantry as well with the same door and hinges but mine housed the water pump/water filter.
Bathroom was right across from pantry and had a medicine cabinet and very wasted space cabinet under sink.
Pass through storage under front part but as you said small doors.
we found storage either very small or very wasted.
my dw removed panels under kitchen sink to open up a lot of space there.
Looking back storage was always a problem and the biggest reason we traded but not the only reason
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We looked at a Palamino fifth wheel when shopping around, but were very disappointed with the quality of construction. Fit and finish was poor, and the drawer slides were junk. And they weren't that much cheaper than a Sabre which was much nicer.
Probably not what you wanted to hear, but I believe you wanted honest replies.
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We looked at a Palamino fifth wheel when shopping around, but were very disappointed with the quality of construction. Fit and finish was poor, and the drawer slides were junk. And they weren't that much cheaper than a Sabre which was much nicer.
Probably not what you wanted to hear, but I believe you wanted honest replies.
What made you decide on a flagstaff versus a sabre?
Flagstaff 8528 bhss was our first choice but friends of ours bought one a week before we did and we didn't want the same as they had.
Now I'm glad we went went with the sabre bhok-6
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