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Old 05-31-2013, 01:06 PM   #43
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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.
Bill and I like meeting new people in our travels but we are out West and are not based anywhere. I guess you would call us gypsy's. Hopefully we can meet down the road. Do you belong to any RV groups? Some have local chapters, like FMCA. Check them out.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:50 PM   #44
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All is well. Got the coach back from the repair shop and finally took a long trip ( to us) to middle Georgia for this past weekend. All went pretty well, had a nice relaxed weekend and only had one problem. Had a water leak around the hotwater heater. Not sure at first where it was coming from. Left it up to an RV shop and it was determined the leak was coming from hotwater heater. Pulled the water heater and found a leaking fitting. Fix it by by-passing the water heater, don't use it any way. Shower too small for me and I can always heat water on the stove for washing dishes. LOL
All in all it was a fun trip. Fuel mileage was good too. I got 8.75 MPG pulling a 7x12 cargo trailer loaded with our golf cart. I like luxury! LOL
Looking forward to a short trip to Sytx River RV resort next month. 4 wonderful days just relaxing and being outdoors.

Happy Trails
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #45
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Thumbs up Removing the faded and worn stripes and decals

It is a time consuming job but it is looking better. The decals are so worn that they are bubbling up and terribly faded.

I tried the heat gun but it makes the decals too hot and almost hard to get off. A razor blade scrapper works much better but you do have to be careful and take your time. Then Goo-Gone will come after all the decals are taken off. Then it will be buffed and rubbed to perfection to bring back the color. That is my plan any way. Only time will tell...

Think I will call her...Casper! LOL
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:51 AM   #46
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Well....Our free 3 night stay at Styx River CG was okay. Not much to brag about. If I had to pay I would NOT go again.

Everyone was friendly but the CG left alot to be desired. The only new upgrade that they had done was to the rec hall by putting on a newer roof. The indoor pool was nice from the burning sun. The restrooms may have been cleaned once but no a/c and bugs everywhere. The roads were very narrow and the lots small and close together. The sewer and electric hookups were placed way back on the lots which made for more hose extensions for the sewer and water. 25 ft bearly was enough. There was a very small area for the kids to play on, a slide or two and that was it.

I spoke to one couple that was camping in a brand new airstream and they said that they were taken advantage of because the first time they stayed in one of the Ocean Canyon Properties was in Guntersville AL. And it was the showcase for OCP. They bought into the membership for camping thinking all the others were justas nice as that one. NOT! OCP only owns about 4 CG at the present. They are buying up all the rundown old CG they can find but doing very few upgrades.

DW and myself went on the guided tour but were not that impressed with what we saw. They wanted $12,500 for a membership and the low end was $7500. I went on-line after I got home and found memberships from others going for as little as $300 and take over the maintanence fees which are $450-$500 a year. Whether you use it or not. I think even fulltiming it would not be worth the added expense since the CG were not being upgraded. $$$$$ is the key for the day, week, month and years.

Just my Honest opinion.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:38 AM   #47
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/me in 2005 Damon Intruder 377W

Not that I need it any more but the bath and a half floorplan is kind of nice. 2 holes, no waiting.
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/me in 2005 Damon Intruder 377W

Not that I need it any more but the bath and a half floorplan is kind of nice. 2 holes, no waiting.
I just recently saw this model for sale. I love the bath and a half. That is going to be in our next one. I also like the fact that it has the sink along the one wall instead of separating the room now like we have now.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:19 PM   #49
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Just purchased our 2005 Intruder on the 11th of April.
What model and floor plan?

As for what I call "normal" road noise (The stuff you commented on) I more or less ignore that.. But if I get an "Odd" noise.. That ... Gets investigated, and pronto.
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To me tires are a must. If you have tires over 4 years old you are asking for trouble. I just bought a 2004 Intruder, and we love it. we have put about 3,000 miles on it, with no problems (knock on wood). When I bought it, it only had 13000 miles on it. the original tires looked brand new, but some cracks where it had been sitting. The dealer at first said the tires were good. But being a Mechanic, I told him I didnt want it unless it had new tires. We put 6 new Hancook's on it and I am so impressed. For peice of mind check your tires. I have had 4 coach's so far from class C to A. The damage a tire can cause is unreal
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Yes, Oilman71, tires are a must. We 'thought' ours were OK when we took it and , never checked. That was a big mistake on our part. On our first trip we had a blow out of one of the dual rear tires. It did some damage to the coach wheel well but we were damaged more for not being on top of checking them out. Turns out the coach sat for a long time,they were the original tires and were 10 years old. I didn't want to move again until we got all new ones, which we did. They are now a year old and we have driven about 6-7000 miles. It has been a year since we started our journey and we can't believe all we have done in such a short time. We are loving this lifestyle.
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Got my Intruder, a 377w, workhorse chassis, 8.1, Allison, brand new in May of 2005.. love it..

Minor issues, mostly loose screws, a common malady that plagues many brands. HOWEVER, not usually as big an issue with OLDER rigs (They have already been tightened)

The worst case of loose screw I ever found was not on a Damon, or a Class A, it was a 5er,, NEW,, Well the sticker was still in the window, He plugged in next to me, Wife says "NO POWER" we started checking (He is an electrical engineer, Me Electronics tech) and when we unplugged the cord from the trailer's "inlet" the outlet end of the cord came off in my hand, Just flat fell off.. Inside the cover are SIX screws, all loose.. Not a one was tightened.

I don't think I'd have cared to be his dealer when he got back there :very evil grin)
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We a bought our first MH this year, a 2002 Intruder 375. It had the original rear tires and about 5 year old Goodyears in the front. The Goodyears were one class under the recommended weight classification. First thing I did was put 6 new Michelins on it. On another note, two things I did not specifically plan on was a new oven/stove and replacing the cooling unit in the fridge.
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Just got intruder 2002 36 foot , just got back from700 mile trip and just love the ride and has good power . Does much better than the class c we had
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We a bought our first MH this year, a 2002 Intruder 375. It had the original rear tires and about 5 year old Goodyears in the front. The Goodyears were one class under the recommended weight classification. First thing I did was put 6 new Michelins on it. On another note, two things I did not specifically plan on was a new oven/stove and replacing the cooling unit in the fridge.
We have a 375 also. I will try and post a photo. Have you done any modifications?
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We have a 375 also. I will try and post a photo. Have you done any modifications?

Funny to see your picture, that's our exact MH and paint job. We just purchased it this year. As far as upgrades go they mainly have been done by the pervious owner:

Upgraded shocks
Upgraded brakes
Replaced the front and rear TVs with flat screens in the same place.
Couch was replaced with pull out sofa bed.
Dinette was replaced with booth that turns into a bed (we have two kids)
Replaced rear AC
Replaced and upgraded the converter.
Replaced awning and slide toppers once

Things we have had to repair/replace/upgraded

New stove and oven
Replaced refrigerator cooling unit
Six new Michelins
New gray and black tank valves (not a pleasant experience learning they were faulty)
New house batteries and I have replaced about 80% of the light bulbs with LED lightbulbs.


Some things I'd like to do over the winter:
Add inverter to power some stuff such as TV.
Move main flat panel TV to higher location over where TV is now. That way it can be seen from dinette booth as well.
Add winterizing bypass valve at the water pump so I don't have to pour the pink stuff in the tank to winterize our plumbing.
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