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Old 01-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #15
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Well let me jump in there, I love my 2003 Challenger. I just did some renovations to make it even newer to me. I got rid of the headbanger and replaced the tv with a 29" thin LED and moved it to mid-coach, I also replaced the counter-tops from the beige to a shiny granite look laminate, and finally removed the carpet and installed congoleum air step plus vinyl flooring. Just completed it today. Getting ready to hit the road this spring.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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Steve & Mindy,

I'd be interested in the results, cost, material used and shop location.

We are facing the same issue and the local leather shop in CA is quoting > $1K/ seat.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #17
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Bob,

Do you have the before and after pictures? Always interested in mods!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:05 AM   #18
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Steve & Mindy,

I'd be interested in the results, cost, material used and shop location.

We are facing the same issue and the local leather shop in CA is quoting > $1K/ seat.

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I'll let you know. I have ordered a swatch kit of true ultraleather and the shop is bringing over some swatches that they have. I don't think that we will be anywhere near $1,000/chair. (Hope) LOL We are located in MO so that may be a bit far for you.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:52 AM   #19
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We have a 2007 Daybreak 3060. 31 feet, no slides.

We now have 44,000 miles and it has been trouble free. The only major work I've done on it was removing the 150 pound overhead TV which was sort of held in place by sheet metal screws into the plastic cabinet. Did this after the first trip.

We love the storage, with a huge closet and a giant vertical pass through in the rear which can handle our tandem bicycle.

We just returned from the Dayton, OH RV show and I'm still amazed at all the units which offer little or no closet space. And, several of these units blocked access to closets and drawers when the slides were in. That's just bad design.

We're not clothes hounds by any means, but it seems like most trips are two or three season affairs which means you end up carrying a lot of clothes. I think most units are designed to show well and people just don't think about closet space until they get the thing home from the dealer and start packing.
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We have a 2008 3575 and have been very pleased mostly. We had the flaking vinyl issue and rather than recover the low end seats, we purchased some new take-off real leather captians chairs from a recycle yard via ebay. They are new, never used out of an Acura mini van that got badly damaged before first delivery. I paid approx 400 for the pair and they are MUCH better seats than the factory flexsteel. More range of adjustment and much studier build quality. Nice real leather upholstry too. They pop up on ebay all the time and the installation took a sat afternoon. Wish I had done it long ago.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #21
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I really agree with jmckinley about the storage. My 2007 3270 has the same huge pass through in the back and a wonderful closet for clothes inside. It has by far the best storage setup of any class A gasser that we looked at. I am looking at new models all the time with an eye towards the future and I haven't seen one yet that compares. I better keep this one in good shape!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #22
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We need about 4 yds of material per seat and we decided we would have the cushions on the dinette recovered to match. Another 4 yds. So our total cost for material and labor to reuphoster the captains chairs and the dinette cushions is right at $1200.00. We're going to go for it.
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We have a 2008 3575 and have been very pleased mostly. We had the flaking vinyl issue and rather than recover the low end seats, we purchased some new take-off real leather captians chairs from a recycle yard via ebay. They are new, never used out of an Acura mini van that got badly damaged before first delivery. I paid approx 400 for the pair and they are MUCH better seats than the factory flexsteel. More range of adjustment and much studier build quality. Nice real leather upholstry too. They pop up on ebay all the time and the installation took a sat afternoon. Wish I had done it long ago.
Found a pair of very comfortable van seats at an RV surplus store just north of the Indiana border near the Damon factory. A kid at the store installed them for a couple of bucks and took care of the old ones. I was glad to see em go!
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I'm considering buying a 2006 Damon Daybreak 3270. The decals have been removed and painted on. It looks sharp according to the pictures. Mileage under 20,000 and a 1 year warranty on it. The question is how much should i payfor this unit. Any ideas would be appreciated. This is going to be my first RV and I am taking my time. Didn't want to buy new and decide after one year that the RV lifestyle wasn't for us. I could turn this one around and capture most of my money.
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I'm considering buying a 2006 Damon Daybreak 3270. The decals have been removed and painted on. It looks sharp according to the pictures. Mileage under 20,000 and a 1 year warranty on it. The question is how much should i payfor this unit. Any ideas would be appreciated. This is going to be my first RV and I am taking my time. Didn't want to buy new and decide after one year that the RV lifestyle wasn't for us. I could turn this one around and capture most of my money.
I bought my 2007 3270 one year ago. 18000 miles on it and perfect condition. I paid 50,000 dolars out the door from a dealer. Since yours is 1 year older and it's one year later I would try for 40,000. What are they asking for it?
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Asking price is $ 42,450.00.
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Asking price is $ 42,450.00.
That's pretty much what I was thinking it should be. If it's the one for you try to get some $ off but that wouldn't be a horrible price to pay. Like others have said it's all about the floor plan and my 3270 fits my needs better than any other class a gas rig that I have seen.
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We love our Daybreak. We purchased it used last March. My husband is living in it in Wyoming in lieu of a motel. We will use it when we retire. It is a 31' with all he needs for the week he is there, then comes home on weekends. This is our first MH and I suppose we need to do things other than starting it once a month. Last month the hot water heater stopped working and yesterday the ref stopped working. I understand it is a 2001 and things will need repairing, but is there something we should be doing, say, weekly to keeps things running smooth?
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