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Old 11-28-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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Damon Newbie - Cold Weather Starting

I am new to the Damon diesel pusher world. Bought a 2007 Damon Tuscany with 350HP Cat engine. Is this motorhome eqipped with glow plugs for cold weather (35 to 45 degrees) starting?

I would appreciate any insight into this topic.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:38 PM   #2
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No glow plugs but what they call a grid heater. Looks like super heavy duty toaster wires mounted in a grid on the air intake manifold. Works on the same principal as glow plugs. Key on, pre-heat light on WAIT TO START. Light goes out crank to start. Also I would check for an engine block heater, maybe other Damon owners can help with the exact location. On my Journey I have a switch on the control center and when it gets below 40 I turn it on a couple hours before we get ready to startup and leave. Shortens the grid heater time. Sometimes I'll even turn it on the night before depending on how cold it gets, won't hurt anything just uses electricity 1000-1500 watts normally.
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:58 PM   #3
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X2 on previous post. On my 08 Tuscany, the preheat switch
is in the bedroom on the low right outside of the closet. When
the switch is engaged, it has a red indicator light.
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I have the same Tuscany 07, that heater switch is to left of closet near floor. I never have had to use it. I will stay parked for a month or two and have no problem in the cold with the standard pre heat. I have mine for six months and live in it.
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Interesting...we're about to pick up a 2008 Tuscany 4076 and it has a 360 hp Cummins, not a Cat.
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Interesting...we're about to pick up a 2008 Tuscany 4076 and it has a 360 hp Cummins, not a Cat.
I have an '08 Tuscany 4076 that I bought new in 2009.
I now have 75,000k on it, and if you have any questions,
I would be happy to share my experiences.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:04 PM   #7
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me to i have a 2008 tuscany 4056..it has a cummins, we bought it new in apr or 09
07 model years were the last f/l to have cat engines, and in fact mid year on 07's some had cummins as the cats were used up.

08, early 09 saw thor bought out damon and then damon dumped excess inventory as part of the sale.
i know my bus tip to stern as well. including the odd wiring of a few things that are not in the book.
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Powerboatr, I just noticed your info about the 4056 and 6 slides. I looked at one online and thought the floor plan was very interesting. There weren't enough photos to show the number of slide outs. That's a very creative floor plan in a world where so many aren't.
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For the record, Thor purchased Damon in 2003.
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