RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Thor Industries Owner's Forum > Damon
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-28-2015, 10:09 AM   #687
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 21
fogged windows

Well my 2008 Astoria has been perfect thus far but now I am seeing a callapse of the windows all at once -- with several starting to fog up quite a bit. I assume the seals are at the age allowing moisture in, etc

Any one do the repairs or the replacements yet?

David B
DBenson is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-29-2015, 08:13 AM   #688
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBenson View Post
Well my 2008 Astoria has been perfect thus far but now I am seeing a callapse of the windows all at once -- with several starting to fog up quite a bit. I assume the seals are at the age allowing moisture in, etc

Any one do the repairs or the replacements yet?

David B
We had 3 windows repaired last month at the FogDr in Searcy, AR. Great people & beautiful area to ride the Harley!!
There are lots of DIY out there, but the drivers window is so big, I figured someone else could do it.
gsf35099 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 02:00 AM   #689
Junior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Moreno Valley, Ca.
Posts: 11
I just had the entry door window repaired/resealed. Started to fog up so bad had trouble seeing out it. Reliable Autoglass in So. Cal. did a great job and the price was good. I took the window out and they picked it up from me and reinstalled it. Fast, reasonable and fair. What more could you ask for. Going to North Shore RV resort near Needles next week. Really looking forward to it.
Kenh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 04:04 PM   #690
Senior Member
 
Baldtbird.06's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 146
Blog Entries: 1
Just stuff damon astoria group

I would very much like to ask a simple DUH question which I have asked before of I BELIEVE thIS group. Looks like we are still the smallest group.
Hopefully with no really troubling questions ........ we bought right

QUESTIONs:
#1 Has anyone YET been able to change and / or add a Propane Regulator Needle Gauge to the system ?
We still struggle ( ok a bit exaggerated ) with having only the lights system above AND IN passenger side cabinet to determine capacity of propane left in tank. see photo attached for propane filling beneath rv driver side.

#2 Also trying to still understand the Tripplite Control Inverter/Converter System and which of the 2 switch positions to use when running shore power, as well as generator or solar. see photo attached.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	TRIPPLITE ENLARGED 50.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	339.6 KB
ID:	111248   Click image for larger version

Name:	DAMON PROPANE PIX.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	322.5 KB
ID:	111249  

__________________
baldtbird.06.damon36
Luv to wake up, not go to work, so I do it 3x daily
Baldtbird.06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2015, 12:52 AM   #691
Member
 
Alltooledup's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Burns Harbor In
Posts: 43
Yep, the whole propane thing is different than my previous coach a 28Z Thor. We had the tank with it own access door. You could easily close the valve to shut the tank off. Now with my Astoria 3595 I have to rely on the electric solenoid valve at the inboard tank. I am guessing that there is a pol that would limit the amount of discharge of propane if you went over an obstruction and tore off the hose connected fill and liquid connections. I hope that this is true. Someone might jump in here that has the knowledge.

I had a weird experience with the propane switch in the overhead cabinet reversing its on off while we were driving. We stopped for the night and the fridge was on error blinking. Finding no damage to the tank or connections I turned the switch that the previous owner had marked on to off and we had propane service again. The switch in the wet bay is maybe a safety disconnect for the water heater right above it but they are probably energizing a relay somewhere. Why it changed over is a mystery and it has not changed back for about 6 months.

I wanted to hook up a stayawhile tee but it looks to be a hard job. Anyone having done this I would be grateful to see how you did it.
All this being said I feel that the propane tank being protected inside the frame rails is a major safety plus in the case of a side impact. Our class C would have been a BarBQue in that scenario. It had no protection at all.
Alltooledup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2015, 06:24 PM   #692
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Okanagan Valley BC
Posts: 201
Toyo Tires

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveOGilroy View Post
Not trying to confuse the conversation.... but we replaced our G670 255/70 22.5 with Toyo 255/70 22.5 last year. The ride improved out of the tire store and now with 8K miles on these Toyo tires we are happy. It's been a smoother ride. Fuel mileage seems the same, just a better ride.
I'm interested in which model of Toyo Tires you bought. I wanted M154 but was told not available in my size (same as yours) My Bad Year 670's are now down to the safety bars at 30,000 miles. No side wall rot but no tread either. I was talking to a Fleetwood owner. Same size and chassis as Astoria. He had Hankooks on and said they were great. I really want the Toyo's so will wait on your reply!
Britcanuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 01:09 AM   #693
Senior Member
 
SteveOGilroy's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Livingston, TX
Posts: 367
Send a message via AIM to SteveOGilroy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Britcanuck View Post
I'm interested in which model of Toyo Tires you bought. I wanted M154 but was told not available in my size (same as yours) My Bad Year 670's are now down to the safety bars at 30,000 miles. No side wall rot but no tread either. I was talking to a Fleetwood owner. Same size and chassis as Astoria. He had Hankooks on and said they were great. I really want the Toyo's so will wait on your reply!


We selected the 255 70R 22.5 M122. It has a load range of H (Freightliner spec and the same as the original GY G670) and a speed range of L (75MPH). Over the years we have (are still) learning to travel with less weight and I rarely exceed 65MPH, shoot for cruise on between 55 and 62.


__________________
__________________
Steve & Jean
2008 Damon Astoria 3786
2015 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 toad
SteveOGilroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 01:13 AM   #694
Senior Member
 
SteveOGilroy's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Livingston, TX
Posts: 367
Send a message via AIM to SteveOGilroy
Oh and have you started you travels south yet this year? If you go through Gilroy CA let me know so we can meet.

Steve
__________________
Steve & Jean
2008 Damon Astoria 3786
2015 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 toad
SteveOGilroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 04:32 PM   #695
Senior Member
 
Jim Estes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 504
I have the dreaded leak...I think from the front window seal. Had a local glass company reseal the whole window. The water was collecting under the dashboard...causing mildew and rot of the material. Its not a big leak...but it is causing big problems! Once I have it stopped I will have to get an upholsterer to redo that whole dash board with that soft pleather material.
__________________
Fish Carver
"Tessie" the 2011 Itasca Meridian 40U
Toad: 2015 Chevy Calorado
Jim Estes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 11:39 PM   #696
Senior Member
 
dsbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Estes View Post
I have the dreaded leak...I think from the front window seal. Had a local glass company reseal the whole window. The water was collecting under the dashboard...causing mildew and rot of the material. Its not a big leak...but it is causing big problems! Once I have it stopped I will have to get an upholsterer to redo that whole dash board with that soft pleather material.

Ugh! Knock on wood we went through a 14 inch rain a couple of weeks ago and no internal water. Please update with photos is possible.


David, Heidi, M and Moose(the lab)
2011 Damon Astoria
Pulling an'09 Chevy CrewCab.
dsbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 11:24 AM   #697
Senior Member
 
Jim Estes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 504
It will not be fun pulling all that dash apart...trying not to break something...but I am going in...with the help of a guy that does allot of old car restoration and upholstering. Once we get it demo'd...I will put a hose to the window gasket and see if the sealant worked. I will take photo's. I wish somebody else had already dine it!
__________________
Fish Carver
"Tessie" the 2011 Itasca Meridian 40U
Toad: 2015 Chevy Calorado
Jim Estes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 11:59 AM   #698
Member
 
lawestfal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 33
2012 Thor Astoria

We are putting our 2012 Thor Astoria 36mq up for sale.Its like new. Message me for details if you know someone looking to upgrade.
__________________
Bob & Laurie
2012 Astoria 36mq
lawestfal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 06:23 PM   #699
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Estes View Post
I have the dreaded leak...I think from the front window seal. Had a local glass company reseal the whole window. The water was collecting under the dashboard...causing mildew and rot of the material. Its not a big leak...but it is causing big problems! Once I have it stopped I will have to get an upholsterer to redo that whole dash board with that soft pleather material.
Jim, I had a leak that was hitting my dash and it turned out to be my cable from the sat dish running in behind my TV. I don't have the pleather dash, so no damage and we caught it early. Good luck on the project.
__________________
2005 Damon Astoria 3679
Normally 20' V-nose cargo trailer in tow with Harley & Golf cart.
gsf35099 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 06:32 PM   #700
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baldtbird.06 View Post
I would very much like to ask a simple DUH question which I have asked before of I BELIEVE thIS group. Looks like we are still the smallest group.
Hopefully with no really troubling questions ........ we bought right

QUESTIONs:
#1 Has anyone YET been able to change and / or add a Propane Regulator Needle Gauge to the system ?
We still struggle ( ok a bit exaggerated ) with having only the lights system above AND IN passenger side cabinet to determine capacity of propane left in tank. see photo attached for propane filling beneath rv driver side.

#2 Also trying to still understand the Tripplite Control Inverter/Converter System and which of the 2 switch positions to use when running shore power, as well as generator or solar. see photo attached.
I think you should have the same setup as mine (propane). Looks like it from the photos. If you climb into the storage (2nd door back from coach entry) you should see a small panel facing the rear that you can remove and see the needle gauge and shutoff valve on the tank.
It's a horrible place they put it, but it's there. I'm working on making that panel easier to access. Just haven't gotten to it yet.

Kaven
__________________
2005 Damon Astoria 3679
Normally 20' V-nose cargo trailer in tow with Harley & Golf cart.
gsf35099 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.