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RV Buddies reviews the 2010 Damon Avanti 2806

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The RV Buddies video review of the 2010 Damon Avanti 2806 is available for viewing on

Last year RV Buddies named the Damon Avanti the “RV Buddies Coach of the Year.” Following the announcement that the 2010 model would be smaller, we were anxious to see what the 2806 had in store for us, said Mark Summers, host and producer of RV Buddies.

“Would it just be smaller? Could it meet the Avanti standard of luxury and quality? What new surprises would be revealed?” he asked. “RV Buddies took a close look and discovered the answers to these questions and more.”

The 2010 Avanti rides on the new Freightliner MC-L chassis with Cummins ISB 6.7 liter diesel engine and Allison transmission. The overall length is a reduced 28 feet, 9 inches and the width is 94 inches. Remarkably, Damon has sacrificed nothing by going smaller, said Summers.

“The interior space of the 2806 defies is short length” he explained. “The floor plan can’t even begin to convey the interior of this coach. You have to see it to believe it.”

What is unique and makes this coach’s interior possible is the full wall slide – a new trend in shorter coaches to maximize interior space. But the Avanti stands out from the competition in the way the space is utilized. Given the shorter length, the love seat is gone, but the huge U-shaped dinette remains. The kitchen remains efficient with a European-styled covered sink and range.

Just aft of the dinette is a large buffet counter with 26-inch HDTV. This area is perfect for meal prep or the staging of food for a party or other gathering with family and friends. It is truly unique and is a huge part of what makes this interior so spacious and functional, said Summers.

At the back of the coach is a private bedroom with a nice double bed, tucked in the slide-out facing a second 26″ HDTV for bedside viewing. There is also a smallish door in the corner of the closet – and when opened, it reveals a cavern large enough to accommodate plenty of clothes.

“One feature we would change is the framed picture at the head of the bed. While beautiful, it’s impractical and won’t survive anyone who props up in bed to read or watch TV,” said Summers.

“As anyone who follows RV Buddies knows, we like our creature comforts. The final surprise in this floor plan is the bathroom,” he added. “It takes up about 8 feet of length down the passenger side of the coach, allowing for a full-sized shower, macerator toilet, room to change clothes and pamper in full privacy with doors to both the main cabin area and the private bedroom.

The cab retains the trademark Damon European-style dash – a standard only seen in mega-dollar coaches. “Damon has set the bar high for other manufacturers to try and emulate,” said Summers.

“The Damon Avanti 2806 succeeds in providing a lot of high-end features in a shorter package than previous models,” he added. “For anyone looking for a smaller, more maneuverable, efficient diesel coach without compromise, this is an excellent place to start shopping.”

To see the review, photos and more, visit Videos stream easily on any Internet connection and are available free 24/7.

For more information contact Summers at

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report.

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