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2009 Damon Challenger class A motorhome
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"Designed and built for the luxury gas motorhome buyer - for much less money than you’d expect with more standard features"

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Important dimensions:
Gas motorhome with Workhorse/Ford chassis
6 floorplans - we show these below
Slides: Double, Triple, Lengths: 36'5" to 37'10"
MSRP Base Price: $109,193 - $124,187
Platinum Ed.: $127,057 - $140,539
See dealer for actual pricing of a particular model

  
Damon Challenger class A motorhome exterior view

Damon says: "From the ground up, Challenger is designed and built for the luxury gas motorhome buyer who wants more for his and her money. What other brands list as optional equipment Challenger delivers as standard features for much less than you’d expect. We challenge you to find a better motorhome.  You’ll find high-end amenities, clever uses of space, solid structural integrity and simply more of everything. And most of all, with Damon, you’ll always get more for your money!"

The Damon Challenger provides many features including lots of pass-through storage as well as recessed lighting as standard. Also standard is a one piece windshield for panoramic views.  You can see the panoramic windshield in the view below:
 
Damon Challenger class A motorhome interior view looking forward

The picture above looks forward and the picture below looks to the rear of the coach showing the bedroom.  These are of the 376 model (see floorplans below).

Damon Challenger class A motorhome interior view looking to rear

We show pictures below of the queen bed arrangement, the shower, storage and countertop of the bathroom arrangement and a view of the bunk arrangement of the 376 model.

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Damon Challenger class A motorhome interior views - bedroom, bathroom, bunks 
 
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FLOORPLANS

We show 6 floorplans for the Challenger below.  If you click on any of the images it will take you to a bigger picture with further information: 

The 348 is a nice 2 slide layout while the 368 has a one and a half bathroom layout that many people now like.  The 371 has 3 slides and the "industry first front parlor entertainment area."  The 376 is the arrangement shown in the views above; this is also the model with the bunk beds.  The 377 has 3 slides and a really nice round dining table arrangement.  The 378 has a center kitchen sink and countertop arrangement.  The Challenger really does have a wide range of variations within the floorplan range.

Damon Challenger class A motorhome floorplans 


The Damon Challenger has a lot of features that come as standard.  There is also a wide range of options and a "platinum edition package" that includes full body paint, gelcoat poured sidewalls and much more.  We think the Challenger is a really nice class A at a really nice price.
 

Base MSRP from $109,193 - $124,187(3/2009)
"Designed and built for the luxury gas motorhome buyer - for much less money than you’d expect with more standard features"
 
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JohnBob, the sane crew built ours. Their mind was definitely not on the job at hand.
SpaceyLaceyWhen I first got my 08 challenger it had missing floor beams & needed to be redone at the dealer, then the shower leaked & was again fixed under warranty. Since then things have been great but 3 things I hate: the windshield wipers are always breaking, the handles are all broken outside, the pleather couches/chairs are flaking & it looks terrible. I'm getting covers for them this week. Otherwise I love my RV! The engine is built Ford tough & after tweaking bedding & dbling up the bunk mattress pads we are all very comfy on our trips.
RB We bought a 2012 Thor Challenger in September of 2011, and have had major issues ever since. It's been in the repair shops longer then it's been at our house. It's been to two seperate Camping Worlds and even to Thor and problems still not fixed. Camping World always tears something else up during any repair and keep saying that everything should've been fixed by Thor when they had it. I have a list of at least 25 problems with it, right now the electric awning motor broke and Camping World took the motor out and put zip ties to hold it in place, then they lost the motor last week. I could go on and on about this, it looks like I may need a lawyer.
Tbird19482Looking for a service manual for a 1994 Damon Challenger. Am having trouble with low and High beam headlights, where is the relay at? also at botton of steering col. is a canister that goes to the start key it gets hot what is it and should it be replaced?
BonabobI own a 2009 Damon Challenger. It came with vinyl (leatherette) seat covers, 2 captain chairs and 2 couches) The unit turned 21 months old and the vinyl is peeling off the backing everywhere. Damon sent me the same defective material and said install it yourself. Damon Many owners are having the same problem and Flexsteel will not help because they say Damon supplied the defective material. Damon (Thor) does not stand behind its products, it merely hides behind its weak warranty.
Mike A.We absolutely love our Damon Challenger!! Great value for the money. Has anybody had any problem with the wheel fenders separating at the seams?? Splitting?? They seem very inadequate in structure!!
Mike A.We absolutely love our Damon Challenger!! Great value for the money. Has anybody had any problem with the wheel fenders separating at the seams?? Splitting?? They seem very inadequate in structure!!
BobI purchased a new 2009 Damon Challenger. The customer service from Thor/Damon cannot be beat.They are the best. However my coach must have been built on the day after the annual Christmas party because it is in the shop more than it is used for poor workmanship.
Maxwell KrobYes, I've also found the Damon coaches to be much cheaper, but now I own an Astoria and wish I has saved the cash on my first two coaches. I think they just stay focused on make it a value.
jaseessThe motor home on the wheel with all the comforts and facilities, which is really a great experience.
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