We have a 1996 Monaco Dynasty and I’m installing a Roadmaster Falcon 2 and associated equipment for towing a Jeep Liberty 4 down as the toad. Part of the package is the Brakemaster 9100 braking system which taps into one of the coaches “service ports” on the air brake system, and therein lies the problem. Can anyone point me to the service port? I’ve talked to Monaco over the phone, (not much help) and Roadmaster, (she tried to help, but it’s difficult over the phone) but still I have several possibilities and not a lot of time before our trip. My catastrophic back up plan is to have camping world install the line at a cost of 100 million dollars, but I’d prefer to do it myself. Can anyone vector me in to the service port? Thanks for the help! – Tom
I'll throw in my 2 cents worth here. You might be able to score an early 90's Monaco Dynasty for that amount. They were typically Cummins C8.3 engines, Allison 6 speeds, 50 Amp, no slide, full air bag suspension units. Our first Dynasty was a 93 and we pulled a Dodge Grand Caravan cross country with it, we had a lot of fun with that coach! We now have a 96 Dynasty with virtually the same set up, only with 50 more horses, and 6 inches wider, still no slides, (I have my reasons). Good luck in your search. - Tom
Ha! And so the debate will begin LOL! I'll throw in my vote for a diesel. I'm only going to state my preference and not try to play it off as fact. We purposely went after a mechanical Cummins 8.3 liter, (not computer controlled) and that's how we ended up with a 1996 Monaco Dynasty, 1996 was the last year I do believe for the mechanical Cummins. It's been referred to as the "327 Chevy" of diesel engines, usually most of it's problems can be fixed with a coat hanger and a pair of pliers. I think that a used diesel "high line" coach will last longer than a stick and staple unit. In regard to maintenance I think you may be looking at about 5 to 10 percent more per year, but that's just off the cuff. - Tom
We had it done at a place called RV Incidents in Nixa Missouri. They have a winter special where you get 10% off labor during winter months. It ended up being $9800. I had received bids all the way up to 20K, so I thought $9800 was very reasonable. I'm very pleased with it.
I'm posting up some pictures of our old and new paint on the 96 Dynasty. We had a wreck earlier in the year (not our fault) and that pretty much started the gears turning. Here goes: