We traded a 2000 Intruder (bought new in 2000) on new 2006 Intruder on October 20, 2006. Started from Western NY November 11, 2006. After 3 miles the speedometer and tachometer quit. A really good smack on the dash started them up again.
Ten miles later it started to drizzle rain. Turned the wipers on , and the rubber on the left one slowly sild downward. Stopped under an underpass and rebuilt it.
Next A.M. 340 miles later, outside dual tire flat due to loose valve extension. The Workhorse Chassis roadside service paid Insana's Garage & Towing Service, Washingto, PA, $95.00 to come out to the coach, (about three miles), then Rick Insana, owner, charged me $45.00 to put air in the tire.
Next several hundred miles, heard a putt-putt sound like an air horn compressor all the time. Called Workhorse Chassis and they directed me to CARL BLACK CHEVROLET, Nashville, TN, a really great Workhorse service center. Kemp Evans, the service manager, immediately called a very competent young technician, who diagnosed a broken off evaporator valve on top of the engine in less than three minutes. It appears when Damon placed the coach on the chassis the valve was broken. The tech had seen this before. Fixed, out and running in less than 1 1/2 hrs., no charge.
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Got to Natchez, TN, where it was hot, discovered the dash air had never been charged. Toughed it out with no air to Rockport, TX, and bought a charge set at O'Reilly's Auto Parts for $27.95, and three cans of freon at Walmart for about $30.00 and charged it myself. A/C now blows 19 degrees, and kept on working.
Made it to Q/Zite and came back to Tucson on February 7, 2007. The $2610 option Dometic refrigerator quit cold, (no, warm), no pun intended. Had it diagnosed for $60.00 as a failed cooling unit by a mobile RV repair, who wanted an additional $270.00 over the Dometic warranty allowance to change the cooling unit. I declined, went back to Rockport, TX, to try to get it fixed. Got very strange results from the two Dometic repair places in Rockport, without getting repairs. Tried a couple of tricks recommended, among others, by Dometic, to get the fridge going. Meanwhile, we got along fine with a Coleman plug-in cooler and bags of ice in the fridge freezer compartment. After three weeks, pushed the on/off one more time, and next day the fridge was working fine and has done so ever since.
The speedo and tach wuit again at about 7000 miles into the trip, but got fixed again.
We loved the first Intruder, and love this one, too. We
We bought this one because the dealer gave us an offer we couldn't refuse, but I have a list of about 25 things wrong that I have mostly fixed. Damon is useless for helping with defects, as they have been for the last six years, and the couple of small things the dealer fixed had to be redone the right way by me.
The good news is, we had a great 5 1/2 month, 7600 mile trip, and the Damon never left us stuck alongside the road.