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Old 06-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #85
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looked at some gutters at camping world today i think i might try to put those on looks like they go on with 3M tape, gonna check further but i think that might do it. I have waxed it the other day and cleaned the roof and we have had tons of rain here in central fla. the last week, still streaked though oh well actually enjoy washing it. take care
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:02 AM   #86
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The lack of gutters kill me! When the Concierge called after I took delivery, then on the written survey Thor mailed me, It was one of the major comments & had for them...."Why on earth did you eliminate rain gutters!" Also, the hole for the sewer hose is awful!
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #87
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yes i have to agree, few other design flaws, i noticed in the new 36mq tuscany that they had changed alot of the issues, dont know about the sewer hookup though. Could use at least one more shelve in the pantry, and the door of the fridge has already hit the knob on the pantry door, put a nice little dent in it. thats something i noticed they had changed, to late for me, still love the coach, happy travels.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #88
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Has anyone tAken their Astoria over Colorado's I 70? We are heading back home to CA and are thinking about I70. The highest point is 11+K feet. I'm a little worried about the performance at that level. If any one has comment, suggestions or advice, please let me know.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #89
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Ran 1008 miles out to Cherokee NC and back...Astoria performed flawlessly...10 MPG towing the little Tracker...Black Mountain with a 9% grade brought her down to 45 mph and forth gear...only strange thing was a low coolant level alarm...put 1 gallon of premixed antifreeze and had no more problems...wonder where the coolant went? Engine never overheated...
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #90
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Great news on mpg, ours is increasing on each of our trips, I think we are at 8.9 mpg now. Heading for Yellowstone National Park on July 8th so that will be a good test on the performance over the mountains. We will be staying at Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone and going into the park from Cody, WY.

We have scheduled another trip to Thor in September because of a real problem with the shower leaking. The shower is a bad design with the floor having give when you step on it and it pulls away from the bottom of the walls. It isn't as result of being heavy people, it has been redesigned with a solid floor in the Tuscany because of leaking problems in the Astoria. I will let everyone know how this works out after our trip to Elkhart.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #91
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Has anyone tried to replace the light bulbs in the switch panel on the left as you enter the coach. I tried and found out you have to replace the entire swithch $36. I now have another that has gone out. It seems crazy to replace the entire switch just for a bulb. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #92
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yes i have one burnt out now in my panel. I was wondering that myself.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #93
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Good luck on your trip to yellowstone, the dw and i want to make that trip ouselves. I hadnt noticed my floor in the shower doing that i will have to check it out my floor plan is different dont know if my shower is the same as yours. happy travels.
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Great news on mpg, ours is increasing on each of our trips, I think we are at 8.9 mpg now. Heading for Yellowstone National Park on July 8th so that will be a good test on the performance over the mountains. We will be staying at Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone and going into the park from Cody, WY.

We have scheduled another trip to Thor in September because of a real problem with the shower leaking. The shower is a bad design with the floor having give when you step on it and it pulls away from the bottom of the walls. It isn't as result of being heavy people, it has been redesigned with a solid floor in the Tuscany because of leaking problems in the Astoria. I will let everyone know how this works out after our trip to Elkhart.
They must have fixed that floor because ours is quite solid and no leaks...hopefully you can get it right!
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #95
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I'd sure be interested in joining a Damon Astoria/Tuscany owners forum. If there already is one could someone send me a link.

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Britcanuk, hi and welcome! I think this is the only Astoria "forum". There are several of us with the 2011 model that post here regularly. I look forward to hearing more from you.
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Welcome Brit!

One thing I forgot to mention about our last trip...driving in a tropical storm...we took on water in the front compartment DW side and second compartment my side...no doubt it came from wheel spin/front tires...I sprayed a bunch of sealant in the seams and joinery work all over the place down there...got it stopped on the DW side...still some leaks on my side...but significantly reduced! "Tessie" handled well in the rain and wind...no problems with wiper blades...
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Welcome Britcanuck,lot of good info from everyone. Safe travels
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