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Old 11-02-2014, 12:22 AM   #435
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New to DAMON Blog...2006 Pusher Damon/Astoria 36'
Need assist as to what cover company and fabric cover for good to best weather protection please. Not looking forward to hauling the cover to roof. But maybe Tyvex is the weight answer at approx 49lbs ?
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:30 AM   #436
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Our Damon is Specifies at 37' 9" in length for a 36' Model Astoria.
Has anyone purchased an ADCO Cover for a similar length unit

QUESTION: Do covers run longer / bigger or smaller than shown on Adco site. ed
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:31 PM   #437
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Our Damon is Specifies at 37' 9" in length for a 36' Model Astoria.
Has anyone purchased an ADCO Cover for a similar length unit

QUESTION: Do covers run longer / bigger or smaller than shown on Adco site. ed
I have purchased 2 covers since 2009 for my 3679 model (spec of 38" 6") both Tyvek and I think ADCO. Just ordered for my size & they fit well. Just order based on your length & it should be fine.
This year "Miss Piggy" (wife just named her after 6 years) will be going into a custom garage next to the driveway!!
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:13 AM   #438
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I have purchased 2 covers since 2009 for my 3679 model (spec of 38" 6") both Tyvek and I think ADCO. Just ordered for my size & they fit well. Just order based on your length & it should be fine.
This year "Miss Piggy" (wife just named her after 6 years) will be going into a custom garage next to the driveway!!
Adco covers have a "spread of lengths" for sizing.
32823 25' - 28 28' x 106" x 114" 32824 28"1' - 31' 31' x 106" x 114" 32825 31'1" - 34' 34' x 106" x 120" 32826 34'1" - 37' 37' x 106" x 120" 32827 37'1" - 40' 40' x 106" x 132" 32828 40'1" - 43' 43' x 106" x 132"
My 2006 Astoria is 37' ft 9" measured full length bumper to bumper.
What I am trying to find out. What SIZE SPREAD Number SKU# did you order to fit your 38'6" 3679 Class A Damon. Possibly 32827 ???
Looks like 32827 would be almost 3 ft to long for ours even though we call it a 36' RV.
Im trying to get as close a fit as possible w/o overhanging 2 or 3 feet and catching wind as we are blessed with strong high desert winds atop Sierra Nevada Range
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Can I get tire suggestions for 2006 Diesel Pusher Astoria?
Time to change all (6)
Keeping best of whats on now, for a spare.
Has done a lot of sitting indoors with only 10,127 miles.
Specs show 235/80R/22.5
But keep getting dealers wanting to sell us 245/75r/22.5
I understand a "G" code is also a 16 ply.
So which PLY and SIZE TIRES please.
Michelin now on all ( 7 ) but unable to get those til next spring says dealers.
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I would join FMCA and use their Michelin program. It will save you a bundle and tires are shipped straight from Michelin so they should have fresh dates. I had the XZEs on my last coach this purchased two years ago has G670s they have the "rivering" issues that are well described on this forum I will be replacing them this winter with Michelins. This is all just my opinion. Welcome to the group.
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Yep 32827 was the one I ordered and it fit rather well. I actually have it sitting in my garage. I just ordered the second one last year and only used it once. I had it tight and the winds still caused it to work a small hole on the drivers slide-out awning at the corner. The little knob or post used to change the direction of the awning worked it's way thru. High winds can be a bear. Plus I'm a little guy 5'3" 150lbs & any wind at all while trying to install or remove turned into a parachute. Be real careful up on that roof.
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Can I get tire suggestions for 2006 Diesel Pusher Astoria?
Time to change all (6)
Keeping best of whats on now, for a spare.
Has done a lot of sitting indoors with only 10,127 miles.
Specs show 235/80R/22.5
But keep getting dealers wanting to sell us 245/75r/22.5
I understand a "G" code is also a 16 ply.
So which PLY and SIZE TIRES please.
Michelin now on all ( 7 ) but unable to get those til next spring says dealers.
I have been running Double Coin 275/70R/22.5 for the last 4 years and absolutely love them. They are wearing great after 20k miles and provide a great ride. I never looked at the tire spec on the rig and just replaced with the same tire size that was already on. I'm going out to check my spec.

Well, my spec says 275's
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:31 PM   #443
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I would join FMCA and use their Michelin program. It will save you a bundle and tires are shipped straight from Michelin so they should have fresh dates. I had the XZEs on my last coach this purchased two years ago has G670s they have the "rivering" issues that are well described on this forum I will be replacing them this winter with Michelins. This is all just my opinion. Welcome to the group.
FMCA IS WHAT ? Remember I am a newbie !
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Hi All, So I realize this is off topic, but I'm still trying to figure out this forum stuff.. Anyway, My husband and I went to pick up our Astoria after having some warranty work done and the service pulled it around the parking lot to the service bay to check tire pressure, without having the air bags inflated. I thought it is a very bad thing to do that. Since I'm new to diesels, should we be concerned? Thanks for your input.
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I'm no expert, but I once (the first trip) drove ours about 50 miles with the bags down. While the ride was horrible the coach has been no worse for the wear. I think the biggest issue revolves a found handling and safety.
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Sorry, Family Motor Coach Association
Can you give me an idea as to why YOU SUGGEST FMC ?
- By actual experience with them ?
- Repair and Service Payment $ w/o hassle ?
- Do plans Include
EXTENDED WARRANTY, INSURANCE & ROAD ASSIST ?
curious as we now have Good Sams 3rd party Insurer for all three products.
All advise appreciated.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:04 AM   #448
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dsbearL I found 4 New & Fresh 2014 Michelin today 235/80r/22.50 which were same sizes as were on our 2006 Astoria (one owner w/10,127 miles) we just bought.
Quoted Price of tires approx 550.00 + tax each including installation.
Would you think there is Any savings from that price with FMC ?
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