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Old 06-06-2017, 11:51 AM   #1
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Just joined iRV2 after spending time on FMCA motorhome forum. Glad to see a Damon owners forum. Hoping to interact with owner like my wife and me who are mid-50's in age trying to balance motorhome enjoyment with demanding careers. FMCA seems to only cater to older motorhome owners and retirees.
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Welcome, I am here for the same reason, Brand new to MH and wife and I are in or later 50's. Have the same darn problem, demanding careers and not able to take off for three months or so. We bought an older unit recently (2001 Damon Escaper) plan is to work out the wrinkles in the unit, spend a few weekends etc. this summer using the MH and getting used to how everything works. Get away next year for a couple of weeks at a time and hopefully be in a position to give up the career after that. Only time will tell. For now enjoy when we can.
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Hi Mike & Cindy! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:16 PM   #4
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Photos of 2007 Damon Astoria

I failed to include photos of my 2007 Damon Astoria and 2016 Jeep Wrangler toad. Three of the pictures are from one of my favorite activities -- boon-docking at LSU football weekends!
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:49 PM   #5
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How easy was it to setup the generator exhaust pipe?
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:50 PM   #6
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Nice looking Astoria.
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Hello, I just bought a 2001 Escaper and thus far love it. I'm a little older than you guys at 73, been out of camping for over 30 years as my career took it's course.

Sine I finally found someone with an Escaper; there is a switch in the bathroom and a duplicate in the bedroom lower right (as you enter) with a red indicator light. What does it do???

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Hello, I just bought a 2001 Escaper and thus far love it. I'm a little older than you guys at 73, been out of camping for over 30 years as my career took it's course.

Sine I finally found someone with an Escaper; there is a switch in the bathroom and a duplicate in the bedroom lower right (as you enter) with a red indicator light. What does it do???

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Hi Jim,

Those switches turn on the electric element in the hot water tank. Make sure you have water in the tank before turning on. Light on element on.

I agree nice to hear from someone else with an Escaper. Only had mine for 7 months, working out small problems but love the unit so far.

Stay in touch.

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How easy was it to setup the generator exhaust pipe?

Steve --

The generator exhaust pipe I use has the brand name of "Gen-turi" and is made by Camco (I purchased mine at Camping World). The first time use takes 15-20 minutes as the exhaust tube "adapter" must be fitted and secured to the generator's exhaust pipe and secured with a U-bolt clamp. After that, it takes < 5 minutes to assemble the three pieces of the exhaust tube. I place "suction cup" hooks on the driver's window to hold the exhaust tube stabilizer straps.


Here is the Camping World link which provides more info about the Gen-turi exhaust system --> http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...t-system/14041
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:34 PM   #10
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Thank you for the info. We rarely use our generator but I do worry about CO entering the motorhome. BTW we have sealed many cracks between walls, floor, firewall area but I know we must have more and getting the generator exhaust high in the air is safer.

Thanks again.
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:30 PM   #11
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fagnaml - Welcome to the Damon forum. Not to much goes on over here. But we will always try to help. Not near the number of post here as in just plan Class A Motorhome Post section. Welcome, and that is one sharp Motor Coach! Enjoy your trips to LSU games.
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Hello everyone! In late October, we moved out of our 2000 Thor Hurricane, (no slide, school bus chassis) into a 2009 Damon Daybreak 3575. Sadly, it had to go into winter storage the same week we bought it so we can't wait to enjoy having 2 slides, 2 couches, a king size bed and the Ford 53 chassis! Going from a 30' to a 38' rig will be like going from driving a fire engine to a ladder truck but luckily I have 30 years of experience driving both so bring on the trips!

I am perplexed by one thing so far. The door that leads into the bath/bed area has a strip of velcro on it. We've seen the exact same strip of velcro in photos of similar rigs. Does anyone have an idea of what used to be attached to it? It's no big deal but will have me curious until I figure it out!

Merry Christmas to all!
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Hey fagnaml, belated welcome! I have a 2008 Damon that I really enjoy. Talking to owners and reading about model lines that survived the switch from Damon to Thor, I believe the Damon coaches were really well made and are a good value for most owners. I think Thor had some growing pains that caused some quality control issues that are hopefully getting improved.

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just wanted to clarify a point here, in case someone came looking for this information:

the switches mentioned in the bathroom, and the bedroom are different in our 2002 Damon Ultrasport than what was talked about here. Not sure if your 2001 is the same as ours, but:

the switch in the bathroom is indeed for the hot water heater (there is a secondary switch ON the tank itself, inside behind the wood cover) that must also be on.

the switch in the bedroom is the engine pre-heater. we turn this on for 30 minutes if the temps get below 50 or so overnight. it apparently warms the oil and block, to make starting easier.
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