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Old 02-15-2019, 12:31 AM   #953
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Thanks for the response. Will try out concept tomorrow. It's been raining here in palmdale,ca. Will also add a few pictures to show results.
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Thanks for the response. Will try out concept tomorrow. It's been raining here in palmdale,ca. Will also add a few pictures to show results.
Is your wiring resolved?
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Yes. Had a RV guy come by and check out correct wiring connections. How do I post pictures?
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:11 PM   #956
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Hi all. My wife and I are newbies to RVing. We just purchased a 2008 Astoria 3776 with 34k mi last august and are looking forward to many great adventures with it and our three kids.


I actually read all 60 some pages to get me up to speed, whew! Lots of great info. Only major mods are the previous owner switched the house batteries to 12v deep cycle instead of 6v. Not sure what the advantage or trade off is? I also got rid of the simulators for some nice polished Alcoas. Looks sharp
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:05 PM   #957
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Welcome to the fun family adventures of motorhome travel. Picture of the new simulators. We have 6-6V Lifeline AGMs. They work well.
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Welcome to the fun family adventures of motorhome travel. Picture of the new simulators. We have 6-6V Lifeline AGMs. They work well.
Thanks much!

The previous owner said he switched to 12v because he was tired of the "off-gassing" mess of the 6v. Glad to hear the AGMs are working well. I see they are a sealed design so maybe they would make a nice upgrade for us in the future.
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I was born in Astoria. Does that count.
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When I first read your post I thought 'you were born in an RV?'

Sure, why not.

Oregon or New York?
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BTW with the Astoria Damon used the 255 R70 22.5 tires. In a year I’ll be up for another new set so I have been thinking of going to the 275R70 22.5. Think they’ll fit and may give me a better loading. As is we are always at the weight limits. Anyone have thought about going up one size on tires?
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:53 AM   #963
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7 year Owner of 2008 Damon Astoria - I just went to wake it up from the winter sleep and found chassis batteries dead. After a charge and a good start, the ABS alarm on the driver panel was going off. Doing only what I knew to do, I pulled out the good old manual and flipped to the ABS page and read about this feature. I share this only to say that I recall reading not to change wheels/tire size as the ABS computer is pre-programmed for current tire and size........important to note that I am only a RV enthusiast and lack mechanical and technical ability to provide any advice (thus the reason I read every post to learn from all of you smart guys). I just share that this area is something to look at for you to validate before any change of tire size. But if we can get bigger tire sizes, let me know the way as I have always wanted to up my sizes for improved ride and control, etc - thank you
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Be careful in your thinking that a bigger tire will allow you to carry more weight. Remember wheel rim max load. And GAWR (gross axle weight rating). Also spacing gap on your rear dual tires.

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BTW with the Astoria Damon used the 255 R70 22.5 tires. In a year I’ll be up for another new set so I have been thinking of going to the 275R70 22.5. Think they’ll fit and may give me a better loading. As is we are always at the weight limits. Anyone have thought about going up one size on tires?
Something to think about when mounting a larger tire is wheel well clearance. I would dump the airbags and check clearance in back, then turn the steering wheel both ways to check the front. Also need to calibrate the ecu to maintain correct MPH readings I would think. But yeah, I also noticed the tire size on the Astoria seems smallish compared to other DPs. A larger tire size would be a welcomed improvement for both ride and load ratings.

BTW, we just got back from a 2,900 mi trip to Hilton Head, S.C. and we couldn't be happier about our Astoria purchase. Great road manners, good power in the mountains, and decent fuel economy even at 70mph. Interior floorplan is perfect for our family of five and is very well thought out IMO. Seems to have almost all the bells and whistles of DPs costing much more to boot!
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Something to think about when mounting a larger tire is wheel well clearance. I would dump the airbags and check clearance in back, then turn the steering wheel both ways to check the front. Also need to calibrate the ecu to maintain correct MPH readings I would think. But yeah, I also noticed the tire size on the Astoria seems smallish compared to other DPs. A larger tire size would be a welcomed improvement for both ride and load ratings.

BTW, we just got back from a 2,900 mi trip to Hilton Head, S.C. and we couldn't be happier about our Astoria purchase. Great road manners, good power in the mountains, and decent fuel economy even at 70mph. Interior floorplan is perfect for our family of five and is very well thought out IMO. Seems to have almost all the bells and whistles of DPs costing much more to boot!
If you do install the larger tire they will be 1.1 inches taller than stock and .8 inch wider. It's an appealing thought as stock looks a bit small. If you do it please post the results as I for one would like to do this if ever my Toyos ever wear out which at the moment seem never!
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