Our Rig

Our rig is a 2006 Damon Intruder (nicknamed “Trudy”).  She is a Class A motorhome and is 38 feet long. Damon was purchased by Thor, therefore there are no longer any Damon’s being rolled off the lines at a factory.

We will detail the months of research, dealer visits, etc in separate posts, but we deliberated long and hard before purchasing our rig. We have some things we’d change, and things we like, but so far we have not had any major issues with her. We joke and call her “big booty Trudy” because she has a lot of overhang over the rear axel.

Trudy is a gas motorhome and has a Ford V-10 chassis. She had about 23,000 miles on the odometer when we bought her.

Trudy, the day we drove her home
Trudy after 19 miles of 6% downhill grades in Cloudcroft, NM. The old lady deserved a rest.
Trudy after 19 miles of 6% downhill grades in Cloudcroft, NM. The old lady deserved a rest. See our tow car (toad) on the back?

Trudy has received some significant renovations and enhancements since we’ve had her.  Most were done before we left, but some were done on the road.  Here’s an ever growing list:


  • Primed and painted all walls a natural white
  • New vinyl floor in the living room
  • New custom curtains on every window (white in the living area, gray blackouts in the bedroom)
  • New couch and modular table/desk (property mounted to RV)
  • Faux tile backsplash in kitchen
  • Faux tile backsplash in bathroom
  • Faux distressed wood wallpaper behind bed
  • New entry stairway carpet and treads
  • Crib area in bedroom with room dividing curtain
  • Replaced old CRT TV with LCD TV (with a custom mount over the gigantic hole)
  • New, modern LED wall sconces and ceiling light above living room table
  • Removed mirror and wall cabinet and replaced with faux white brick wall
  • Added 110v outlets with 4 USB ports for charging
  • Wall-mounted soap/shampoo dispenser in shower
  • LED bulbs in all 12v lights on the house side
  • new LED exterior light on both sides of Trudy
  • Added Hansgrohe Talis M kitchen faucet with pull-out sprayer
  • New Dometic 310 porcelain toilet



Possible future upgrades:

  • New shocks
  • Sumo springs