RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Thor Industries Owner's Forum > Damon
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-07-2013, 07:32 AM   #29
Member
 
BACKDRAFT161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 93
You have a PM
BACKDRAFT161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-08-2013, 03:00 AM   #30
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Quincy, Indiana
Posts: 9
Thank you Phil!

Tonight I will be removing some carpet on that step the previous owner had installed and investigating the batteries. Someone has been doing some creative wiring on this coach.

Don
Anigia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #31
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tarpon Springs FL
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anigia View Post
Thank you Phil!

Tonight I will be removing some carpet on that step the previous owner had installed and investigating the batteries. Someone has been doing some creative wiring on this coach.

Don
I had the same problem with wiring. Took it to Camping World and had a bunch of it redone. Now I am repainting the pin stripes all around the RV and it is looking good so far.
__________________
Phil Grierson
pgrierson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 06:28 AM   #32
Member
 
BACKDRAFT161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 93
Thumbs up

Here's another issue you may want to have looked at by your mechanic.

Check your brake lines and fuel lines, due to the age and severe rust. I have mine in the shop for these exact issues. Sure don't want to have issues stopping this coach. Or having a fuel line break and cause a fire.

Hope this helps
BACKDRAFT161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Quincy, Indiana
Posts: 9
I totally agree with you about the brake and fuel systems. I would assume every hose on both will need replaced if for no other reason than peace of mind. Where we live they use road salt in the winter so all the steel lines will need attention as well.
There were several basic requirements I was looking at when we picked up this coach. The membrane roof is in good condition and the body/chassis is solid. The rest I can rebuild or upgrade to more modern standards.

Don
Anigia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Jon Mopar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 596
I have an Intruder w/V10...love it love it love it!
__________________
36ft Damon Intruder Class A - 37ft National Sea Breeze LX Class A
-Past RVs: 19ft Sportsman, 24ft Jayco, 30ft Coachmen Mirada. We had some good times.
"Im a car guy...you've been warned" lol
Jon Mopar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #35
Junior Member
 
Loretta's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 13
Send a message via Skype™ to Loretta
Post New to RVing/Remodeling

We are new to this lifestyle. We have been on the road for 8 months now. I bought a 2002 Damon Intruder with 11,000 miles on it. After our 'maiden voyage' we had a flat and was then that we realized that the tires were original. We also found out that the coach had sat for a very long time but nothing that couldn't be fixed. Our disappointment in the dealer for not letting us know all of the problems. We have replaced the tires and also the carpet, replacing it with vinyl planking. We removed the sofa and lounge chair and replaced that with a new sofa. We are in the process of making new end tables to go along with that. Another improvement we made was to take out the tv's and replace the one in front with a flat screen. The TV cabinet in the bedroom was taken down and replaced with a closet, the vanity area with shelves and a laundry basket. The TV cabinet in the living room was also replaced with a custom cabinet that is multi functional. It is a wine/curio cabinet on top and the bottom slides open and out to house the computer and printer. Pictures of all our remodel can be seen on our blog if anyone is interested. We also added a solar panel this winter.

We travel with 3 cats and are loving this adventure. I am sure we will be asking some questions when the need arises so I am glad I found a place where someone else is familiar with this type of coach.
Loretta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 08:18 AM   #36
Member
 
BACKDRAFT161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 93
Loretta, I can understand your frustration. I also bought a 1996 Intruder and it has been in the shop since day one. First I took it in for an oil change because the selling dealer had no documentation on the coach. Had Mechanic go thru it and many things were found that needed to be fixed.

When I bought the coach from camping world in Gulf Breeze FL I told the sales manager I did not like surprises and to tell me everything he knew about the coach that needed to be fix. Needless to say, he was not as truthful as I expected. Here is a list of things I had to have fixed before using my RV.
1. Oil Change
2. transmission fluid change
3. replace the center brake line - rusted almost thru
4. replace all brake hoses
replace rear rotors and calipers - rear rotors were cracked from heat
5. replace rear brake pads
6. replace rear axel seals
7. replace rear shocks
8. replace rear sway bar bushings
9. replace both front brake hoses
10. need to add a oil catch can because of oil blow-by from PCV

Right now and $4,000 later it is just getting where it should have been when I made the purchase. One thing I am thankful for it that it is being done right, this time. My coach only has 19,000 miles but I suspect that it sat in a RV park for most of its life span.

It is frustrating to know that I was taken advantage of when buying this coach. That is to say the trust is GONE and I will never return to that dealership.

If you are ever in the Dothan Alabama area I highly suggest that you stop into the Camping World there. The place is huge and everyone is very friendly and helpful.

Good Luck with your coach and someday we may meet down the road.

Happy Trails!
BACKDRAFT161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #37
Junior Member
 
Loretta's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 13
Send a message via Skype™ to Loretta
Smile

We bought ours at an RV dealer that was close to where I was living. It had come in the day we decided to buy it. They overhauled it and replaced the day/night shades in the living area. (We have three floor to ceiling windows on the one side). They also replaced the back air conditioner. They went over it and fixed a few things that needed to be re-fixed later. Some air jacks on the bay doors needed to be replaced. The previous owners had a pet so the vents were packed with hair, that they missed. The repairs were not as extensive as what you had to go through though. We found some water damage since they also had to replace the slide awnings. Let's hope our repairs will are at an end now. The last thing we need to do is replace our awning as it is dry rotting and coming apart. Before we leave our present location, in AZ, that is on our list.

Good luck to you. Safe travels.
Loretta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 08:20 AM   #38
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tarpon Springs FL
Posts: 21
Sounds like you are doing all the right stuff. So far I am just repainting the pin stripes all around and the swirls. I may do something to the tv cabinet in the bedroom too. Right now it just has a small old style tv. Might put in a flat screen there. Not sure what else is coming yet.
__________________
Phil Grierson
pgrierson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 01:29 PM   #39
Junior Member
 
Loretta's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 13
Send a message via Skype™ to Loretta
If anyone is interested in seeing any of our renovations you can look at our blog. | Just another WordPress site We started them in April of this year.
Loretta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 07:25 PM   #40
Member
 
BACKDRAFT161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 93
Thumbs up

Loretta, checked out your blog and your RV is real nice. The upgrades that you and hubby did are 1st rate. Nice jobs!
BACKDRAFT161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #41
Junior Member
 
Loretta's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 13
Send a message via Skype™ to Loretta
Thanks for your kind words. It's work, but well worth it.
Loretta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 12:02 PM   #42
Junior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3
Damon Inruder 2004

Quote:
Originally Posted by pgrierson View Post
I just bought my first RV. It's a 96 Damon Intruder 34' Class A. I would love to hear from other owners of the Damon brand, especially Intruders so we could share some stories about our rides.

I am a Damon Intruder owner and trying to get my new husband more involved with RVing. Wondering if there is a group that meets for long weekends? I have pretty much traveled by RV alone hauling a horse trailer to meet fiends to horse camp for long weekends To GA, Tennessee and Virginia.

My husband does not ride horses so I would like to meet a new group so we can socialize together. I am an experienced RV'r and have previously lived full time (3 yrs) and traveled the Rockies from Alaska to Big Bend.

We are an active 60 yr old couple - love a cocktail hour, cooking for groups, playing cards sitting by the campfire. Let me know if you are out there.

We are based in Charlotte NC.
pmaechler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
damon



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.