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ferndaleflyer wrote:

You need to ask him how hot the engine temp was on a long up hill pull. I had to pull over on the 7 mile pull up Fancy Gap in Virginia on 2 different occasions because it was hot. I had a regular car then but that 300hp was just gutless for me. The 330 is ok and will top the same hill at 55 with the car on a Featherlite trailer. I have had DPs since 1997 even a Monaco Dynasty with 4 slides and 450hp. I hated that thing and only kept it a year. Lots of pros and cons for them all but no matter what a higher end unit beats an entry level every time. Good luck.


What was the make/brand of coach you had? He did say he never had any overheating issues (he towed a Saturn Vue all over the country with it), except for when the thermostat failed.


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Trackrig wrote:

Here's something that's mandatory for me. When you bring out the frontroom slide, do the storage compartments come out with it? Mine do. If they don't, it's a real PITA to get into the storage compartments that are back under the slide outs.

Bill

That's funny, the bins coming out would be a deal breaker for me. If those bins come out you don't have a pass-thru basement. If it doesn't have a full, flat floor, pass-thru basement I'll keep looking.

But that's just me and I'm glad we all have a choice.


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Our left side basement doors can be opened when the slide is opened or closed but we must ensure they are closed prior to the slide is retracted .
we seldom use the left side doors because we have full pass thru basement .


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We have had coaches with storage that came out with the slide and also the pass through style. I believe I liked the pass through best.

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FWIW, I have a 6.8l V-10, and up-chipped by 5-Star Tuning, I get 415 HP out of it. Might want to consider that as an alternative...
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FWIW, I have a 6.8l V-10, and up-chipped by 5-Star Tuning, I get 415 HP out of it. Might want to consider that as an alternative...
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Trackrig wrote:

Here's something that's mandatory for me. When you bring out the frontroom slide, do the storage compartments come out with it? Mine do. If they don't, it's a real PITA to get into the storage compartments that are back under the slide outs.

Bill

That's funny, the bins coming out would be a deal breaker for me. If those bins come out you don't have a pass-thru basement. If it doesn't have a full, flat floor, pass-thru basement I'll keep looking.

But that's just me and I'm glad we all have a choice.


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OP asked what brands I have owned. Winnebago Luxor, and the rest have all been Monaco from 45ft Dynasty to current 36ft Monaco. At the time I got this one an entry level DP could be had for around $175K. And this one was $284k. A lot better house. Cummins and 6 speed Alison is the best drive train—-in my opinion.

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

OP asked what brands I have owned. Winnebago Luxor, and the rest have all been Monaco from 45ft Dynasty to current 36ft Monaco. At the time I got this one an entry level DP could be had for around $175K. And this one was $284k. A lot better house. Cummins and 6 speed Alison is the best drive train—-in my opinion.


Which rig was it that you had to pull over to let cool on the climb?

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Winnebago Luxor 38ft. Rear radiator. All Monaco’s have had side radiator and the Winnebago had the rear radiator and the 300hp.

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