RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Thor Industries Owner's Forum > Damon
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-01-2008, 05:46 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 79
Looking for a DP with air ride in the $140K range with bunks. I drove the Astoria two days ago. Ride was nice, except the steering felt like there was something loose when driving 65mph on the highway over a bump. Perhaps that was a problem with that specific unit? I'm also concerned about the rubber roof. I'm wondering how folks like their Astorias, and if they have any regrets about buying it over something else?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
2010 American Coach Revolution 42
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee in tow
rdalcanto is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-01-2008, 05:46 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 79
Looking for a DP with air ride in the $140K range with bunks. I drove the Astoria two days ago. Ride was nice, except the steering felt like there was something loose when driving 65mph on the highway over a bump. Perhaps that was a problem with that specific unit? I'm also concerned about the rubber roof. I'm wondering how folks like their Astorias, and if they have any regrets about buying it over something else?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
2010 American Coach Revolution 42
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee in tow
rdalcanto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 79
Wow, no replies after a few days...? Maybe all the Astoria owners are out enjoying their MHs, while guys in other forums sit at the computer waiting for theirs to get fixed, and talk about how much better their Brand is than Damon....
__________________
2010 American Coach Revolution 42
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee in tow
rdalcanto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Redapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 814
I don't have the Astoria, but I'm pretty sure the Astoria has a TPO roof, not a rubber roof. TPO is good, no worries.

Bill
__________________
2006 Damon Daybreak 3272 w/F-53 @ V10
Redapple is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 295
I have a 2007 Damon Astoria PE and love it.
We were new to Rving when we decided to buy it, but think we made a really good choice.
It seems that no matter what brand you buy, there could be problems.
What it comes down to is how the company works with you to get them resolved. I have read where others may have had problems with this, but as far as we are concerned, Damon has been really great.
You can PM me if you want.
Sue
__________________
Sue, Marty and Smudge, our empty nest Havanese
2011 Tiffin Breeze 32
Towing 2007 Saturn Aura XR
Sumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 04:28 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
JARS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 25
We purchased our 2008 Damon Astoria PE model 3776, exactly one year ago this month. Not only are we 110% satisfied, we have not had any issues that required dealer or factory repair. Not to say minor things don't occur. As you know owning a Motorcoach requires some working knowledge by the owner. You're at the right place (irv2 forums) to gain access and information to a number of topics "prior" to experiencing them first hand. Damon is not unlike any other manufacturer. They use parts from a variety of manufactures to assemble their coaches..... And like things in life, quality usually comes with a larger price tag. Fortunately, in my opinion, Damon does a great job at the price points they produce products for.

We just returned from a two month tour through 15 states logging over 6000 miles and averaged 9.5 miles per gallon towing our Saturn Vue. I am totally pleased with the performance and drivability of our unit.

Whatever your decision is, Damon should be on your short list for sure!
__________________
Richard & Annie
Two Boys, three miniature Dachshunds', 2008 Astoria PE/3776, 08' Saturn Vue, HD RoadKing Classic.
JARS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 01:46 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Great Lakes
Posts: 71
One trip down, and we, too, are totally satisfied with the Damon Astoria Pacific 3776. The layout is wonderful for traveling with kids.

So far, all systems are working - no major faults detected. The unit is outside now, and we're getting 2-4" of rain here today. So far, no leaks :-)
One math problem, though: we dry camped last weekend and went through a little less than half the fresh water. The grey and black tank level monitors still show nothing, however. That water must have gone somewhere... The black monitor did register 2/3 after our drive home, but it has reverted to empty. Is that the easiest RV dump ever? Did i create an EPA event on my way home? Time will tell.
-dan
__________________

DiamondDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Damon Astoria - Lippert leveling jacks not working. SteveOGilroy Damon 35 04-15-2016 01:42 PM
New Damon Astoria 3786 SteveOGilroy Damon 5 09-20-2008 09:18 PM
Comments on new Damon Astoria JIsnardi Damon 7 12-30-2007 01:41 PM
2008 Damon Astoria - Input please DWM MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 04-05-2007 02:03 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.