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Old 12-10-2015, 10:38 AM   #715
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Count me in as #5 Astoria owner. 2009 Astoria Pacific. thirty eight feet long 340 HP Cummins Bought it used a month ago. Having problems with the Lippert Ultra Level system and the QD8000 Onan genset (wont't start, goes click click....)
Thinking of putting a Safety Plus steering stabilizer on. It kind of wanders and that scares my wife. I agree; it's hard to find info on the Damons.

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Old 12-10-2015, 11:47 PM   #716
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Is there a group of Astoria Owners?

Skip on the generator hold the switch down for a good 30 to 40 seconds. The clicking sound is the fuel pump priming the generator. I think this will get it started. Also, may need to use the battery boost switch if your house batteries are low. Good luck and welcome to the group!


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Old 12-10-2015, 11:52 PM   #717
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Count me in as #5 Astoria owner. 2009 Astoria Pacific. thirty eight feet long 340 HP Cummins Bought it used a month ago. Having problems with the Lippert Ultra Level system and the QD8000 Onan genset (wont't start, goes click click....)
Thinking of putting a Safety Plus steering stabilizer on. It kind of wanders and that scares my wife. I agree; it's hard to find info on the Damons.

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Welcome to being a Damon owner. Safe T Plus website has information on what is needed by RV and Damon is in their list. I'm have Power Gear leveling, but you should be able to search and find info about Lippert.
For the gene, was it ever running? Sounds like your coach batteries might be to low to start it. There should be a switch on your dash by the key ignition switch that will allow chassis batteries to help. Hold the switch down while trying to start.
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Old 12-11-2015, 12:02 AM   #718
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Safe T Plus is a firm yes. We put one on in 2010 and it made the last 40,000 miles easy to drive.

Gen are levelers have not been a problem for us.
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Old 12-11-2015, 12:09 AM   #719
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Btw, there is a leveler breaker switch that may have tripped. It has a reset in the front gen compartment .... Upper driver side of the compartment. What are the levelers doing?

Our generator is solid, a real work horse as long as maintained per schedule.
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Skip on the generator hold the switch down for a good 30 to 40 seconds. The clicking sound is the fuel pump priming the generator. I think this will get it started. Also, may need to use the battery boost switch if your house batteries are low. Good luck and welcome to the group!


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Welcome aboard! Bear is 100% correct...when its cold outside it will click for a long time...priming fuel pump and I suspect running glow plugs to pre-heat fuel prior to ignition...
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:12 AM   #721
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Count me in as #5 Astoria owner. 2009 Astoria Pacific. thirty eight feet long 340 HP Cummins Bought it used a month ago. Having problems with the Lippert Ultra Level system and the QD8000 Onan genset (wont't start, goes click click....)
Thinking of putting a Safety Plus steering stabilizer on. It kind of wanders and that scares my wife. I agree; it's hard to find info on the Damons.

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Welcome to the group. There's not not many of us but a gold mine of knowledge about these bank busting toys we bought. With the wealth of knowledge out there (me not included) there is nearly always a fix for what's getting you all riled up. Don't forget---- the dumb question is the one you don't ask. Again, welcome aboard.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:04 PM   #722
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We own a 2006 3595 Astoria. It is in the shop for a bad turbo. Just had the entry door window resealed. I do not have an inverter and want to know the best one to use. My wife has a CPAP and we plan on doing a LOT of traveling. I was thinking about putting it under the bed above the batteries. Any opinions? Thanks for any info.
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:10 AM   #723
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Inverter / Converter / Charger

Ours is a TrippLite Inverter / Charger came on original 2006 Damon Class A Astoria.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:09 AM   #724
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Ours is a Magnum, but I here some electronics do better with a "pure sine wave" inverter, I'm not an expert. If you will search this site for inverters that have been several threads that deal with inverters and types.


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Old 12-13-2015, 12:22 PM   #725
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3595 inverter location

The 3595 has the transfer switch and converter mounted above the fresh water tank on the passenger side behind the black plastic covers. There are screws hidden in the door gaskets that may have broken heads but the screw portion is still holding the plastic panel. It takes some finegleing to get the panels out and the fresh water fill hose will still be connected but you can just leave it that way as the electrics are behind the upper panel.
That seems like a good location for an inverter. The Pacific Edition of this coach had a factory installed inverter. I don't know where it was mounted. It was a small one maybe intended for running the TV's.

I would be concerned in mounting an inverter that it be clearly labled as being hot when the coach is not plugged in to shore power or running on the gen set. This concern would also hold for co mingleing existing outlets with the inverted power. A 12 volt disconnect switch for the inverter would seem to be a good idea. On my 3595 the 120 outlet that is in the storage area is connected to several other devices. I also found that the chassis ground on the transfer switch box was loose at the frame connection underneath the storage bay duplex outlet box. Not saying they will all be loose but mine was and you will be right there. The storage bay duplex was a push to connect and one of the three grounds had fallen out of its slot. I replaced the whole box with an old work box and a receptical with screwed terminals. Hope this is helpful.

lots of info on Amazon reviews about various inverters and owners experience with them.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:41 PM   #726
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As you know we would join the Astoria owners group. We have a 2011 40KT which was purchased new last fall. Making a trip to the factory in May for warranty items that need attention. Have been out in MH only once unfortunately for a brief shakedown. Interesting windshield wiper problem on the way home in the rain, drivers side wiper goes to far both ways and actually goes several inches past windshield and about 3 inches past the bottom of windshield. Called Thor and because it is a safety issue were instructed to take it to Frieghtliner for repair before the trip in May to the factory. Since we live near Kansas City there is a Frieghtliner facility close that we have had service done. Barb
Hi, i have a 2011 40kt which we bought new in 2011. I also have had problems with the drivers side blade going right over and off the windshield, in fact it has left a mark on the windshield. I put new blades on and they seem to work better, i also have a problem with water getting in to the basement from somewhere which I am having trouble finding. Even though my wife and I are computer savvy we can't find where to post a thread so if anyone reads this and can help please do.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:32 AM   #727
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Welcome aboard! Bear is 100% correct...when its cold outside it will click for a long time...priming fuel pump and I suspect running glow plugs to pre-heat fuel prior to ignition...
Where is the battery assist switch? I have one unmarked switch on the dash. Could it be that?

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Yep...should be on the dash...hold down on it while you are trying to crank the genny...
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