Originally Posted by 1stMH
I have seen a lot folk say that Damon build quality is very poor compared to the like of Winnebago, I have never owned another rv so cannot compare.
Has anyone owned a Damon and other brands and make a conparison?
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I can't answer your direct question, but can provide some info ! We owned from new, a 2006 Forest River TT. A few issues handled under warranty when new, and some down while it was at the dealer for those repairs. A few other minor issues we handled ourselves. That was in year one, and other than that it was pretty much smooth sailing. After six years with that we desided we wanted a RV to drive for access to the RV while moving, on board generator, etc. Listed and sold our TT quickly, and focused on a new Forest River Forester class C. I have under roof parking for a C.
Spending much time on their forums and reading the " reviews" I got a little nervous about end caps leaking and moved on. We then focused on Forest River Georgetowns, Fleetwood Bounders and more forums filled with horror stories!
Yes, in my research of Damon they did get poor reviews. But it seems most RVs get poor reviews ! Maybe the exception of 150 grand plus units like Newmar and Tiffin ( but they still get their share).
Normally I would not have looked at a Damon (bought out by Thor). But I'm interested in a class A over a C for the extra living / storage room and most class A's on 19.5 wheels would fit in my under roof parking......but not Damon.
I am glad I took time to look at the unit. Remembering "most" gas RVs are built on the Ford chassie, with the Ford engine and drive train. ( Chevy used to make motors and transmissions for class As but stopped years ago ) "Most" RVs share the same components being appliances, etc.
Look at the wood work, carpentry ect. I've got to say the wood work appears nicer on a Daymon than the new Georgetowns or Bounders I looked at.
The RV industry appears to have gone down hill in the last several years, at least as far as quality control goes!
To me it all depends on how the RV (any RV) was maintained and cared for after purchase! It's a rolling / shaking house and things do happen.
Sorry for the long winded, coffee drinking response...lol....but I hope it helps in some way!