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Old 11-19-2015, 10:51 PM   #701
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Hi to all the Astoria owners that have communicated to, and exchanged very useful information to our common issues and concerns on this site. The thought occurred that it might be fun and useful to put a face to the names of the contributors. My wife and I will be staying at the Las Vegas RV Resort on Nellis Blvd for the month of February 2016. If any one is in the area at that time this is a nice resort just off Boulder Hwy and north of the Sams Town resort. At $29 a night plus tax we think it's good value for a park of this caliber. Just wanted to throw that idea out there.
Just put on 6 Toyo M122 tires today. They stink like - whatever but at $1745 out the door I'll live with it for a while.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:11 PM   #702
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Brit,

I hope they improve your ride like the Michelins and Bilsteins did for us.


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Old 11-21-2015, 12:22 AM   #703
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Tires & shocks

Thanks
I noticed an improvement when I put the Bilstien shocks on.
The tire issue is a whole different matter. Drivers either swear by them or at them. I was so disappointed in the Goodyear 670 only lasting 30K miles that I did a lot of research before replacing. I was very surprised at the amount of tire dealers who said that Michelin's tended to to rot on the side walls prematurely.There's a lot of good chatter on RV forums about TOYO tires that I decided go give them a try. As they are a commercial tires it is important to buy the right application tire .
If you pass a Damon Astoria on the shoulder with some flat tires you'll know I made the wrong decision.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:51 AM   #704
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First attempt at fixing windshield leak failed miserably...got a guy coming today that says he can do it...he believes the window seal separated from the body...here's a safety tip: Do not use auto-level. It twists the coach around too much...you can get by with it when your coach is new...but we all know with age...things are not as flexible...
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #705
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Bubble wrap for windows ?

WINDOW INSULATION: We use Silver Foam Sheets on all windows for keeping out Hot Sun in summer..........But Just discovered using BUBBLE WRAP for Cold Window Drafts may be good for winter and keeping out cold....as well as trapping heat from sun solar heat into the bubbles. So #1 Is this practical or just a myth ? #2 Which side of Bubble Wrap is against the window?
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:06 PM   #706
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First attempt at fixing windshield leak failed miserably...got a guy coming today that says he can do it...he believes the window seal separated from the body...here's a safety tip: Do not use auto-level. It twists the coach around too much...you can get by with it when your coach is new...but we all know with age...things are not as flexible...
I hope the second attempt to fix the leaking windscreen was successful. You recommend against using the leveling jacks as they can twist the coach body. I'm sure they can but never anticipated it would cause a problem. I was under the impression that it was necessary to deploy the levelers prior to putting out the slides. When I was having a problem with my levelers I put the slides out without the jacks and you could see the slides bouch a little when kids ran around in the coach. I wonder if not using the leveling jacks could cause a problem with the slide outs.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:16 PM   #707
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Auto levelers

Last message says NOT TO USE LIPPERT LEVELERS ON AUTOMATIC.
If I am not to use AUTO LEVEL, what is the process of leveling ?
Either way manual or auto ...... im TORQUE Twisting the overall RV.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:35 AM   #708
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The owners manual says: level front...then rear...then left and right...auto-level jerks my coach around to much. That is what separated the window seal from the fiberglass front top left cap. I think we have the leak sealed now...there was quite a hap between the rubber window seal and fiberglass cap. By doing it manually you can control it...
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OK got it now. First read thought you meant no jacks down. Not much documentation with my coach or Lippert jacks even though it was bought new. I think your coach is newer than mine and has newer documentation. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:03 AM   #710
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Well over the weekend the power went down to all of the inverted circuits. They wouldn't work with shore power or genset power; however they would work with the inverter turned on. Also, the inverter would not charge the house batteries. So, I got out my handy voltage tester and realized that I had power to the inverter. Then I remembered an old post somewhere that mentioned a reset button on the bottom of the inverter. So, this morning I went out found the white reset button and pushed it. Well that was the trick. I write this hoping to save everyone the headaches that I went through.


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That is good to know. It might solve an issue I have. Was that a Xantrex inverter? (I hope so)
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Damon Astoria Inverter/Charger Reset ......

Ours a 2006 Damon Astoria Diesel Pusher also.
#1 Where did you locate the Main Unit for resetting White Trip Switch ?
Our Inverter/Charger is a TRIPP LITE brand located behind lift up door above exit door going out and above passenger side.
Can you give a detailed location or Photo for where the white trip switch is located please. I have read the manual, many, many times as well as has wife but we get lost in the description of what is best setting for what is needed.
We have a 160watt Mobile Suitcase Solar Unit also.
We have looked and looked but to no avail found the main box.
#2 Can we ALSO have a discussion as to How the Inverter/Charger is used best and what position the Tumble Switch on Tripp Lite the unit needs to be set when using generator, Solar, or Shore Power. Please see Our Tripp Lite Control Panel pix attached.

If we can figure it out, I would really appreciate a phone discussion if someone has this info.

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Old 12-08-2015, 06:19 AM   #713
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I posted that a couple years ago...a hairdryer and the microwave going at the same time will bring that coach to its knees!
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Jim, that must be the post I remembered. Ours is a Magnum inverter.


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