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#1 hanko

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:12 AM

Been looking at one of their diesel pushers. I know it's built on a Freightliner chassis, 8.3 come a part, but how's the rest of the coach? The price range appears to suit my budget, but I know you get what you pay for.

Astoria is the model.
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#2 DickandLois

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

Hanko, just picked up on the fact that you have had no responses to your thread.

8.3 coming apart is not good,but it happens. There can be some issues, like failing to change oil and filters when they are needed that will kill an engine or an over speed issue in regrades to Max. RPM's.

Could you fill in some details regarding the mileage on the unit, and any other drive train items affected.

Some times owners want more power and they add items to the engines and do not take into account what they are doing, also can damage other parts in the drive train.

Can not answer issues regarding the interior amenities on the model.

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#3 MuckSavage

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

Hanko....check again. I just purchased a 2012 Astoria 36MQ & it has ( as do all Astorias) 380 Hp, 800 ft/#'s torque ISB (6.7) I'll be taking delivery tomorrrow. If interested.....I'll keep ya posted on how things go.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

Their website (http://www.astoriarv.com/specs.php) shows 360 HP.

Same on the Freightliner spec sheet for the Astoria: http://freightlinerc...ia Feb 2012.pdf
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#5 MuckSavage

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

Mr Wolfe...You're correct. 360 it is! I need to pay attention to that BIG chrome decal on the side of my coach! (at least I had the 800 #/ft right) :blink:
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#6 wolfe10

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

Correct, 360 HP, 800 lb-ft torque.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

42,400 (GCWR) is a lot of weight for a 6.7L ISB.
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#8 rapata2012

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

Hi,

We bought our Astoria last year 2011 and we are very happy with it though I have to say we have been experiencing nagging teething problems mostly of the minor variety but getting them attended to out in the Pacific North West here can be a proverbial PITA.

But all in all the coach is very comfortable and turns heads in the various parks we pull in to.....and yes the price is right.
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#9 kevinh93912

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

Bought '12 Astoria.  Came with the granite top step broken and dealer said they'd get it replaced.  New step finally arrived and it was broken (appeared to have been packed broken, or as being placed in the box) in close to the same place.  Another one on the way.  Anyone else have this same issue? 

 

As with rapata2012, very comfortable coach, turns heads and all at a good price. 


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