I've posted a few of these images in other threads and though perhaps I might start a thread to show our new rig.
While traveling through Indio last month we decided to just have a look at the local RV dealer, not with intention of buying anything as we have only had our first coach (2004 Gulf Stream Atrium 41') for 8 months.
Well... we found this rig as an end of the year model. The 2012's were coming in and the dealership was eager to clear out the remaining 2011 models. MSRP was $330k. Dealer offered to drop $100k from that price. My wife and I looked at each other and decided this was too good to pass up. We would be fine trading in the rig we'd only had for 8 months on this new beauty.
Monaco had squirreled away a number of early (exempt from new emissions regs) Cummins ISL 425hp engines and this was the last of the Endeavor/Diplomats with the Cummins engine. Nice that this engine was exempt from the new emissions regs.
We will be living in this for around 9 to 10 months of the year and have been in it for about a month and a half so far. We remark to each other daily about how much we love the layout, the liveability, the driveability, and the ride. Could not be more thrilled with this coach.
Taken last week during our stay at Lazydays in Tucson... fabulous park. We loved staying here and loved Tucson. Nothing like the dead of winter in Tucson... mid seventies, bright sun and blue skies... like heaven in January.
The huge, unobstructed windshield makes us feel like we're watching an IMAX movie when we're going down the road...
All of the interior photos (except the fireplace & Sony 46" TV pic) were taken before we took delivery of the coach.
We removed this sofa and installed two leather recliners here. They fit and function wonderfully in the space.
The full residential fridge was a big selling point to us, as we're practically full timing in the coach.
I did some measuring and determined that this 40" Aquos TV could be replaced with a 46" Sony Bravia, so we high tailed it to Best Buy, ordered the TV and got it installed... then gave the 40" Sharp to the technician - he was thrilled and we were happy to help him out.
I did some more measuring and determined that we could fit a Classic Flame electric heater/fireplace in the space inside the cabinet. Fits like a glove and we love the warmth and ambiance this fireplace adds to the coach.
Here's the new 46" Sony and the 36" Classic Flame after installation:
Here's the half bath at mid coach, which I didn't think we would need at first... but after living in the coach for a month and a half, I LOVE having this half bath. We store all the cleaning supplies, drinking water in here, as well as all my battery chargers and other misc. items. And it comes in real handy for bathroom use at times. Now, we're really glad to have the half-bath.
The bed was a Queen SelectComfort bed, which we tried for a while before deciding it was not as comfortable as we wanted it to be. So we ordered a Simmons BeautyRest Elite in King size, with memory foam and pocketed coil cells. Amazing bed. This pic was taken with the old bed and comforter, which have both been replaced with the king, which fits like a glove!
We also replaced the Sharp Aquos 26" bedroom TV with a Sony Bravia 32". This pic was before we did that upgrade:
The rear bath in this rig totally blows us away... especially considering how tight the bath was in our last coach. This feels very residential and living in the coach as much as we do... this magnificent bathroom is a godsend to us.
There's a third TV, located for outdoor viewing. It's a 40" Sharp Aquos and located behind the hinged panel on the curb side slide room.
After living in this for the last month and a half, my wife and I could not be happier with the choice. We've decided that we really don't NEED the home back in Washington. Fortunately, we don't have to return there until we feel like doing so. This rig is a keeper for sure.
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2011 HR Endeavor 43DFT with a 2012 Chevy Avalanche LTZ "toad".
Miles.... I know. Just the name Holiday Rambler makes me think of an RV my grandparents might have had 30 years ago. Definitely an old school connotation. But for a great many people, the HR name brings a great reputation with it.
The new Holiday Rambler line up is of virtual twins to coaches in the Monaco line. Same production line. Different choices of colors and fabrics, different branding, same coaches. They're making some nice coaches these days. Thanks to Navistar for rescuing Monaco Coach and bringing in solid financial backing.
All I can say is WOW Beautiful Coach, and your modifications only added to its beauty and functionality.
Man, full timing in that rig would be like living in Hearst Castle
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