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Damon Corp., of Elkhart, Ind., has revised its diesel-pusher lineup and will debut the new entry-level Astoria (right) and midline Tuscany at the 42nd Annual RV Trade Show, Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Louisville, Ky. As part of the realignment, Damon also is discontinuing the Escaper, Ultra Sport and LX 400 brands. With MSRPs starting at $140,000, Damon’s new affordable Astoria, available in three 35- to 37-foot floorplans with either one or two slideouts, is built on a 28,000-pound GVWR Freightliner raised rail XC chassis equipped with a 300-hp Cummins diesel engine. The fully laminated fiberglass-and-aluminum coach is equipped standard with diesel generators, smooth aluminum baggage doors, maple or cherry wood choices, automatic leveling jacks, power heated mirrors and laminated crown roofs. “Feature for feature, an Astoria will be the lowest-priced diesel Class A on the market,” said Dave Miller, vice president of sales and model development for the Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary.
The Tuscany, powered standard by a 350-hp Caterpillar C7 engine, is assembled on the 31,000-pound GVWR Freightliner raised rail XC chassis with fully laminated roofs, walls and floors. Retail prices start at $185,000. Available in four 39- and 40-foot floorplans, Tuscany features include standard full-body paint, ceramic tile entryways, kitchen and bathroom floors, solid-surface kitchen and bath countertops and ultraleather six-way power driver and passenger seats.