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Old 05-09-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Hi , I just broke in my new RV going to Vegas and back to Denver. It rides a lot nicer than my old Minnie Winnie. It feels. and is a lot bigger. I like the class A but it takes a while to get used to the "Bus" feeling.
The coach Will cruise nicely at 80mph on the flat without a lot of wind. What I found was that it won't go 81mph. The odometer (computer) says "vehicle speed limit" and shuts down the engine til it gets back to 80mph. I know that 80mph is fast enough 97% of the time but even my wife was only driving for less than an hour for her first time in the new rig and she got the message. This is complimentry to the ride and engine on this coach.
Is this 80 mph limit thing common on all new coaches or is it just Damon or Workhorse. It has the 8.1 litre and workhorse chassis. Has anyone figured how to get around this governor.
There are many other things about the coach that I'd like to discuss but I'll stay with one at a time.
Thanks , any other Damon owners out there?
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Hi , I just broke in my new RV going to Vegas and back to Denver. It rides a lot nicer than my old Minnie Winnie. It feels. and is a lot bigger. I like the class A but it takes a while to get used to the "Bus" feeling.
The coach Will cruise nicely at 80mph on the flat without a lot of wind. What I found was that it won't go 81mph. The odometer (computer) says "vehicle speed limit" and shuts down the engine til it gets back to 80mph. I know that 80mph is fast enough 97% of the time but even my wife was only driving for less than an hour for her first time in the new rig and she got the message. This is complimentry to the ride and engine on this coach.
Is this 80 mph limit thing common on all new coaches or is it just Damon or Workhorse. It has the 8.1 litre and workhorse chassis. Has anyone figured how to get around this governor.
There are many other things about the coach that I'd like to discuss but I'll stay with one at a time.
Thanks , any other Damon owners out there?
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:17 PM   #3
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max49 Welcome to irv2.

Whats the rush sit back an enjoy the ride an senery. Congrats on the new coach, is it broken in yet? I know they drive fast out there but would hate to see you drive that new coach into the ground at that speed.
Relax an enjoy your new coach an let us in on some of your travels when you have the time. --"007"
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Thanks for the welcome, OO7
Your right , 80 is fast enough. We left Thur. nite and had to be back at work Mon. morning. 1600 miles. My son is really into racing motocross and that's why we went. We had fun and wanted to try the new rig, but I don't think I will do that again for just 2 days at our destination.
I guess it's broken in, it had 1300 miles on it when we got it. and 3000 on it now.
I did notice, on the trip that at least 1 diesel pusher did'nt have a 80mph limiter on his. I was wanting to draft him
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