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Old 11-27-2009, 03:43 PM   #43
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I inherited mine from my father. It's our first. My wife and I really like it so far. Her parents had a Damon 5er for a long time and loved it. We figure that between my mechanical skills and her domestic skills, we can keep it for the rest of our lives.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:04 PM   #44
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We looked for many years. It met our needs for price and layout. We have a 2008 Astoria 3786, have had it for a year and have put about 15K miles on it. We've had only a few problems with it, all fixed quickly by the dealer and/or Damon.

I'm still learning more aout all the systems. Only down side is, it doesn't have wings.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:00 PM   #45
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We bought the Damon Tuscany (it is a 2008 but new)....we loved the floorplan, the diesel, the table and chairs instead of a bench,the roomy shower and the two recliners. But we must have gotten the lemon. We bought it in August, have had it out about three weekends but it has been in the repair shop (and it there as we speak) the rest of the time. (Hey, at least I haven't had to pay for storage for it!!) It's been nothing but problems. We were planning to sell the house and live in the RV for a few years, but I'm not sure that will ever get off the ground.......don't know if I will be able to trust it driving 'cross country.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:02 PM   #46
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We bought the Damon Tuscany (it is a 2008 but new)....we loved the floorplan, the diesel, the table and chairs instead of a bench,the roomy shower and the two recliners. But we must have gotten the lemon. We bought it in August, have had it out about three weekends but it has been in the repair shop (and it there as we speak) the rest of the time. (Hey, at least I haven't had to pay for storage for it!!) It's been nothing but problems. We were planning to sell the house and live in the RV for a few years, but I'm not sure that will ever get off the ground.......don't know if I will be able to trust it driving 'cross country.


Get on the phone with Damon and don't get off until you get someone who will start working with you and the repair shop. We had to call Damon when the doors weren't going to be replaced through the normal channels. Once I spoke to someone there and sent a few pictures, new doors were on the way. The normal dealer requesting service didn't work.

If it is chassis work get on the phone with Freightliner in Gaffney. Things will move then.


Damon has always stepped up for us in the past. They even followed up with us a month later asking whether the doors were OK or not. I can't believe they would not step up and get your coach like you need it to be.

We just turned 21K on our 2007 Tuscany and would take it anywhere...
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:07 PM   #47
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The price led us to the Tuscany, but we also liked the floorplan better than many other coaches we looked at. I am not real happy about some of the fit and finish but maybe that is why the price was better than some of the other rigs. However we are very impressed with the ride and the freightliner chassis.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:38 AM   #48
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Floor plan was a real saler for my wife and I feel Thousand saved from other units,I had a chance for Country Coach from cuz 5,000 miles 2007,but at the time $50,000 more and Warrenty concerns?Again wife loves floor plan its like a small apartment 4 rooms,Bed,bath, Kit and Living plus Dog House under for Husband about 200 sq' in basement elect plug for heater,and could plug TV in what else could you want unless she locked the doors?
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:00 PM   #49
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We bought ares because of price plus the layout
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:56 AM   #50
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Well have we had any new owners of damon products and Bill have you solved any of your issues?We still love the ride and working out through this forum some small problems and gaining a wealth of info!Looking forward to duct tape use as problem solver?Had to drive Christmas eve at night and 30 mile an hour wind sometime one lane no shoulder,will make you pay attention,but much better handling than old Gaser.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:41 PM   #51
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Price and layout....... bought back in august of 2008 when the bubble burst got a smoking deal.... couldnt find anything comparable for the price and it was new and have had no major problems just a couple minor things but taken care of with no problems and excellent customer service on the phone with any questions about anything
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:47 PM   #52
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we may be a day or two away from purchasing a Damon Daybreak 3276. We love the bunk idea as we have 2 toddlers. It is a toss up from that or a class C new. The Damon is a 2007, 16,000 miles and a price of 60K. What do you think?
I think you can get a new one for that look for an 09 left over
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What engine and frame comes with that Daybreak.
I believe the GMC 8.1 ltr engine with Allison transmission and Workhorse chassis is better than the Ford V-10. Price wise, I found a few a couple thousand $ less at; Damon DayBreak Luxury RVs and Class A Gas or Diesel Motorhomes., so your in the ballpark.
work horse has some problems biggest one is brakes and the 8.1 is no longer being used by them they also just went through a big lay off
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:30 PM   #54
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We bought a 2006 Damon Challenger 372W. The triple slides are great. The seperate room holding the potty is nice. The bedroon with the 2 slides and the 2 chairs is great. Bottom line was a rv equipped this was was $20 $25K more than the Damon. The Workhorse has a great reputation so it was a no brainer when I came time to purchase.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #55
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I think you can get a new one for that look for an 09 left over
we bought a 2010 damon daybreak 3576 8000 miles for 74000
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:52 PM   #56
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I bought a Damon Outlaw for the bike. We really love to ride and have exhausted nearly every good riding road in the eastern part of the US. Now we've been to Montana Alabama, and Savannah Georgia.

What we have found is that we now really love rving and spend more time trying tofind local places to spend the weekend and bring the bike just to bounce around during the day.

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