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Old 08-28-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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I have a 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. I'm looking at a Damon Challenger. Have no idea what the quality is compared to HR. Can anybody advise??

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Can't compare but we are very happy with the quality of our 2011 Damon Astoria.

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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Hi, had a 2007 Damon Challenger with a ford chassis. Wasn't wild about the ford chassis and eventually traded to a workhorse chassis. Much better ride and handling. Overall the Challengern was well made. Only problem other than the chassis was poor workmanship installing the shower. There were no supports under the floor of the shower which the dealership did install. Also had some leaks around the shower which I fixed. If can get the workhorse chassis it should be a good buy.
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We HAD a Damon Astoria, loved it, however we were ready to downsize and cut down on the maintenance and just bought a Pleasureway Excel 2011
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by RTAY View Post
I have a 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. I'm looking at a Damon Challenger. Have no idea what the quality is compared to HR. Can anybody advise??
I had a 2009 Damon daybreak. About the same as the Challenger. We had one small issue when it was new. Never had another problem with it. Ford V-10 & everything were great. Sometimes I wish I had of kept it. Lol
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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We have a 2011 Challenger (bought new), and really enjoy this coach. The workmanship is pretty good considering the price, and the Ford chassis works very well with this model (3710). We do have a couple of issues that will be addressed in November (a ruptured fresh water tank - my stupidity, and a slide issue that was present from day one, but doesn't seem to affect the slide operation. Overall, we really believe that Damon does a pretty good job, and when one considers the price of the coach, is in line with other manufacturers in price, problems, etc. Feel free to e-mail me if you have further questions.

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What year is the Challenger vs your older Endeavor? And is the Endeavor gas or diesel (both varieties were available back then), cause the Challenger is a gas chassis. If you were comparing '97's, I would say the Endeavor is a substantially superior coach, but a newer Challenger might well be equal or superior overall. On the other hand, if you were to say you were thinking of upgrading to a newer coach and had a choice of an Endeavor or a Challenger for the newer one, then I would still give the Endeavor the nod. It costs a lot more than a Challenger, and it shows.

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