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Old 04-20-2016, 11:45 PM   #785
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Welcome to our little group, Ken. There is a wealth of knowledge here. I hope that our sharing will help you and I look forward to your input.


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Old 04-21-2016, 10:47 AM   #786
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Hi Ken! Wow, another 2008 3786! We have had ours since new, approaching 60K miles of fun. We love the kitchen space with the island.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:57 PM   #787
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I'll add my welcome also. This site is a goldmine of talent and information about our favorite home on wheels. Squeaks, rattles, new tires and everything else in between you'll find it here. Personally, I have had more than a few issues with my coach and the information I have gleaned saved me time. money and a lot of 'brain strain'
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:36 PM   #788
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Thanks everyone!! Sounds like we came to the right place for sure. If we can help with anything on these Astoria coaches just let us know.
We have sort of learned a few things about ours in the year and a half of ownership. We love the island in the kitchen also except when the slides are in LOL!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:48 PM   #789
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Wiring diagrams

Hi all. Was wondering if anyone had wiring diagrams for a 2008 Astoria Pacific 3786? The ones in the back of the owners manual are basic at best and don't really pertain to our coach. Called Thor this afternoon and was told that the complete diagrams for specific coaches got "lost" when Thor took over Damon but that he would try to locate mine by the end of the week or later-no promises. Just figured I would give a shout out here in case someone already had them previously before the takeover. Thanks, Ken
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Hi all. Was wondering if anyone had wiring diagrams for a 2008 Astoria Pacific 3786? The ones in the back of the owners manual are basic at best and don't really pertain to our coach. Called Thor this afternoon and was told that the complete diagrams for specific coaches got "lost" when Thor took over Damon but that he would try to locate mine by the end of the week or later-no promises. Just figured I would give a shout out here in case someone already had them previously before the takeover. Thanks, Ken
I hope you have some luck with Thor locating the 'lost information', some kind of take -over. I bet they didn't lose the check. I have a 2010 3772 and have had a similar excuse like "we didn't build that it was still Damon" Grade C BS
I been fortunate to find a great truck/rv electrical shop that has sorted out a couple of problems for me PDQ. Some of these shops have great talent and don't always need the schematics. Good luck!
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I hope you have some luck with Thor locating the 'lost information', some kind of take -over. I bet they didn't lose the check. I have a 2010 3772 and have had a similar excuse like "we didn't build that it was still Damon" Grade C BS
I been fortunate to find a great truck/rv electrical shop that has sorted out a couple of problems for me PDQ. Some of these shops have great talent and don't always need the schematics. Good luck!
In a perfect world you would get as built drawings. But in the moterhome world some do not get any drawings. Damon was incredibly generous to include the generalized schematics in the last pages of their manuals. They don't show everything, they could indicate where the relays are located but they are all we have and all we are going to get now that Damon is gone.

The bright side is you are not totally an orphan, like some other coaches that have gone out of business. So it is not perfect but at least there is some one answering the phone and mostly they have had answers to my questions.That is a comfort as going to a shop will cost some dough and the guy on the phone actually worked in the factory and knows how all these many systems go together to make a motor home. That can not be underrated, on the floor real experience.

These coaches were value priced so I am impressed with the quality and workmanship compared to a class C 2011 vintage that we traded for our 2006 Astoria. It all works and it gets just under 10 MPG no matter how hard or fast we drive it,it loves mountains and cross winds, we love the floor plan, so we are mostly happy. After the purchase of a new class C we have reduced expectations of what is possible. For now this Astoria is providing many usefull upgrades regarding; drivability, fuel consumption, livability, storage space, modern pollution control one step short of def, freighliner chassis which drives well and has a vast service network and cares enough about its RV customers to offer the club and certified dealers that are moter home freindly i have not used this network but the thought that they provide this is comforting as these coaches are not easy to work on.

End of rant, I am happy with our coach which has some issues that all coaches have some fogged double pane windows and mostly that is it everything else works. knock on wood:-)
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Hello everyone!
I am sooo tired of dealing with the wiper going "over the edge" in my 08 3776. Driving me crazy. I have ordered multiple blades and can't seem to find blades with a shorter length, but with the wide truck connector. Does anyone have a brand and part number, so I can order a pair that works?
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I am sooo tired of dealing with the wiper going "over the edge" in my 08 3776. Driving me crazy. I have ordered multiple blades and can't seem to find blades with a shorter length, but with the wide truck connector. Does anyone have a brand and part number, so I can order a pair that works?
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Sorry Dan can't say anything here that can help you but while we are on the subject of wiper blades I'll add my problem and maybe we can generate some wiper blade solutions! I put new blades on and they wipe the driver side fantastic. On DW side they miss a 6 inch strip on the sweep. DW said the screen must be hollow at that location. BS I thought so I swapped blades over and the good driver blade left the same missed strip on the sweep. HUM. Cant see a hollow point on the windscreen but cant fix the problem. I tried bending the arm but didn't make any difference. I tried a straight edge on the screen but nothing conclusive. Hopefully the great knowledge base of this forum can help us both.
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Is there a group of Astoria Owners?

Brit, I'm not 100% sure but would be willing to bet that the tension spring in the wiper arm is shot; especially if the missed spot is in the middle. So, it may be time for new arms. The way to test is to switch the arms.


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Dan,

I'm not sure that I am understanding exactly what you are dealing with. If possible post a picture and I'll try to help.


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this is a big safety issue! I have to pull off the road and wait for the rain to stop. We complained to our dealer about this after the first trip in 2008 and were told to put on a smaller wiper. We did and it helps but the blade still goes over the edge of the window and gets stuck from time to time.. It is as if the drivers wiper arm is too long. I don't see any adjustments. Let us know if you find a fix.
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overstroking on drivers side

Not sure if the passenger side does this also cause when it is happening its raining cats and dogs and I have my hands full to try and see whats going on in the road in front of me. My coach a 2006 3595 Astoria. I have changed blades and put Rainex Latitude blades from a local Home Center, Menards they are a new kind of blade that appears more aerodynamic to my eye. They have the correct width and are cross drilled to fit the arms on my coach. I believe I bought 28 inch measuring the old blade. So now it overstrokes but this has been going on for a while, the rubber windshield gasket shows marks from the blades. I thought I would get a shorter blade as this one is wiping the extreem lower part of the windshield that is just showing dashboard and the blackend part of the windshield. So what are the solutions;
1. Shorter blade (what size was the original)
2. Drill lower hole in wiperblade to raise its sweep
3. Adjustment that I can't seem to find or fathom out
4.On our last trip with the new blades installed, it started to rain and everything was going good, rainex treated windshield repelling water, blades stroking on the glass, then a cloud burst and switched to higher speed and they started going off the glass onto the gasket. So what happened? Looked at everything and can find no adjustment, no slack, what I have not done is pull the arms and if they are splined turn it so at rest it is leaning into the center mullion.

I have followed other posts on this problem which is present on all coaches, we might be the fortunate one as I have no slop or play while others have poorly manufactured systems that have to be replaced. So examine what you have going on if you have this problem, size of blades, length of arms, do you have play. If you dont post about your solution then it is not helpfull to the rest of us. Previous post on other forums just died with no solution or resolution of the problem.
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Brit, I'm not 100% sure but would be willing to bet that the tension spring in the wiper arm is shot; especially if the missed spot is in the middle. So, it may be time for new arms. The way to test is to switch the arms.


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Good thought Bear. That idea had missed me. We're off to the Kootenay mountains of BC next week so there's my project while DW sticks her head in a book. Got to keep an eye out for the Bruins who are starting to wake up!
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