Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
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 01-04-2006, 07:06 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
In may 05 I moved from a TT and bought my first motorhome. I had been looking for several months but everything the dealers had just didnt seem to fit. One day a dealer was kind enough to tell me about one of his clients that wanted to sell a 2002 36 ft Damon Intruder (wholesale pricing with 9k miles and some goodies). It is my first coach so naturally I loved it and still do. After reading some general discussions from the site I wonder what the more experienced coach owners think or can tell me about what to expect from the Damon brand or the ford triton V-10 gas engine.
__________________

__________________
Bill, Jenni & Kids

Herd fan 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 01-04-2006, 07:06 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
In may 05 I moved from a TT and bought my first motorhome. I had been looking for several months but everything the dealers had just didnt seem to fit. One day a dealer was kind enough to tell me about one of his clients that wanted to sell a 2002 36 ft Damon Intruder (wholesale pricing with 9k miles and some goodies). It is my first coach so naturally I loved it and still do. After reading some general discussions from the site I wonder what the more experienced coach owners think or can tell me about what to expect from the Damon brand or the ford triton V-10 gas engine.
__________________

__________________
Bill, Jenni & Kids

Herd fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 05:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Edmond ,. Oklahoma
Posts: 102
We have a 2002 Damon Intruder which we bought used with 9,000 miles on it. Former owner up-graded to a diesel after 6 months and It has had it problems,mostly with Known Damon defects but after taking care of them we like the motorhome.Don't expect any help,assistance with Damon,was told by Vice-president of service that Customer retention is not known there. Is yours a 379 model. Ours has a 8.1 on a workhorse chassis.I do all the maintnance as I have not had very good luck finding any Honest RV dealers. Good luck....Have you Named yours yet? Ours is called"Happy Days" cause of my signage..
__________________
Oklahoma Mr C
2002 Damon Intruder
Oklahoma MR C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Houndog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Md.
Posts: 139
We have a 98 Pace Arrow with the ford V10,, no problems at all, donot know the Damon line, cant help with that..
__________________
98 Pace Arrow Vision, 36.6'

2000 Ford Lightning
Houndog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Oklahoma MR C:
We have a 2002 Damon Intruder which we bought used with 9,000 miles on it. Former owner up-graded to a diesel after 6 months and It has had it problems,mostly with Known Damon defects but after taking care of them we like the motorhome.Don't expect any help,assistance with Damon,was told by Vice-president of service that Customer retention is not known there. Is yours a 379 model. Ours has a 8.1 on a workhorse chassis.I do all the maintnance as I have not had very good luck finding any Honest RV dealers. Good luck....Have you Named yours yet? Ours is called"Happy Days" cause of my signage.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No official name yet. Mine is the 341 model with the triton v-10 on the ford chassis. What were some of the problems Damon is known for? I have not had any major issues yet. Some fuses and minor coach electrical. I can do some mechanical things but I have my own business with multiple locations as well as three little kids. I tend to pay for that kind of stuff but Iam also tight when it comes to the $90 to $115 per hour labor rates. If general maintanence is easy to do I will certainly give it a go.
__________________
Bill, Jenni & Kids

Herd fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2006, 11:23 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Lug_Nut's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 3,708
Damon was the first coach I ever bought, back in '93. I bought it new and it was powered by a 454 GM engine. I kept it two years, about 20,000 miles, and never had a problem. I sold it for the same price I bought it for new less the taxes, 15% in Ontario. Best financial coach I had and probably ever will be. Best of luck, I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine.
__________________
'13 King Aire ISX 600
'16 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition
Lug_Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 07:36 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Edmond ,. Oklahoma
Posts: 102
Herd Fan, Damon known problems are dash A/C blows hot air..a electric valve that shuts off heater water when you turn on the A/C. The windshield pops out at top from factory not installing windshield correctly. The Slide seals being torn during installation. leaking basement doors seals. Once those are taken care of, your on your own!! Good luck!
__________________
Oklahoma Mr C
2002 Damon Intruder
Oklahoma MR C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 12:25 PM   #8
AL
Senior Member
 
AL's Avatar
 
Florida Cooters Club
Nor'easters Club
Solo Rvers Club
Appalachian Campers
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL
Posts: 2,491
Herd Fan,
We had a 1994 Damon Ultrasport 30' Class-C with the Ford E-350 and loved it, and had no real problems at all.I think if it had a slide we might still have it. In 2000 we moved up to a Thor Windsport 34' Class-A with a slide with the Ford V-10, and have not had any problems with that engine at all !!
__________________
AL, & Mickey "The Boston"! Silver Springs, FL Camping since 1967 and RVing since 1990! A 2011 Keystone Hornet 30RKDS & 2015 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Delux WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLE
AL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 11:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Edmund A Skibinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1,070
Herd fan, congratulations on getting your 2002 Damon motorhome, I haven't had any experience wih the Damon brand, enjoy your coach and have fun. Ed.S
__________________
2005 Newmar Mountain Aire W-24 , 2006 Jeep Commander Limited towed vehicle Newmar Kountry Klub 7284L, Pennsylvania State Directors
Edmund A Skibinski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 06:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Easyrider's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,565
Herd fan, members of our camping club seem to like Damons, I've never owned one but always thought they looked like a nice rig. We have friends that have motorhomes with the Ford V10 and they never complained about them. So I would think you got a nice rig- enjoy it!
__________________

__________________
Steve & Nancy
2005 Itasca Sunrise 33', W20 Chassis, Ultrapower, Henderson Trac Bar
2012 Chevy Captiva Sport AWD, ReadyBrute Elite Tow Bar, Blue Ox Base Plate, Protect-A-Tow
Easyrider 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
Other uses for our motorhome Lil'Darlin1972 Class A Motorhome Discussions 26 12-27-2007 08:13 AM
USED MOTORHOME Chappie Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 02-22-2007 04:44 PM
It's A Motorhome rebelsbeach Newmar Owner's Forum 137 02-01-2007 05:09 PM
looking for first motorhome david whalen Monaco Owner's Forum 10 01-24-2007 06:53 PM
USED MOTORHOME Newmar Owner's Forum 6 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.