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The 2012 40PDQ Monaco Knight

Posted 09-02-2011 at 07:59 PM by DriVer
Updated 09-14-2011 at 06:41 AM by DriVer

As seen in Madison, WI at the FMCA 86th Family Reunion Rally I took these pictures of the new 2012 40DPQ Monaco Knight. What personally struck me as an attention grabber, was the detail in the front cap. Gone are the days when you can't pick out one motorhome from another in a row. The design statement by the new Monaco lineup for 2012, is bold and will leave no doubt in the eye of the beholder. Even the rear cap, typically a non event, is an attention grabber.


Monaco carries a chevron motif in the front cap details across their lineup.

The Monaco Knight is very luxurious and extremely well appointed. I did not see anything lacking in the amenities that were on-board. From all leather seating surfaces and tile floors to quality cabinetry and a attractive ceiling and lighting, the Knight is very upscale for being an entry level RDP coach.


Rear cap details featuring more angles than horizontal or vertical lines. Engine fluids are accessed through access doors adjacent to the cool pack grill opening.


The Key FEATURES FOR 2012
  • MaxxForce® 10 EPA10 9.3L diesel engine with 3-stage brake
  • New seamless front/rear caps featuring unique design and chrome accents
  • Larger tires (295/80R/22.5); Automatic Air Leveling System
  • Ergonomic driver control module with improved steering shaft
  • Redesigned stepwell with Corian® sides, tile caps and color-match stairs
  • Automotive style dash with in-dash message center and GPS docking station
  • VIP Smartwheel with controls for ICC, cruise control, radio and engine brake
  • One key fits all: Tri-Mark key works on entrance, bay, fuel and engine doors
  • Electronic in-dash HVAC climate control system

A quad slideout floorplan in featured in the 40PDQ.


Monaco Knight cockpit details featuring a Smartwheel.



Above & Below: Interior details of the Monaco Knight




Gorgeous hard surface counter tops and back splash in the Knight's galley.


Pull out wing section on the L shaped leather couch.


Luxury dining area for two includes an area for a computer workstation. MCD shades are used throughout.
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    NLOVNIT's Avatar
    Excellent review, DriVer. That is one beautiful coach. Gorgeous tile backspashes & cocoa-washed cabinets.

    What I just can't figure out is all the mfr's love affairs with dark paint for coach exteriors. They must never have to wash them themselves or they'd realize the lighter colors show less grime & the don't hold the heat.

    Lori-
    Posted 09-02-2011 at 09:09 PM by NLOVNIT NLOVNIT is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NLOVNIT View Comment
    What I just can't figure out is all the mfr's love affairs with dark paint for coach exteriors. They must never have to wash them themselves or they'd realize the lighter colors show less grime & the don't hold the heat.
    Lori-, Last December at the RVIA one of my favorite full body paint coaches was spectacular in light colored paint. I had a black car "once" before. We are not likely to get into another black vehicle anytime soon so I know what you mean. In the frontal shot, I think that the shot came out darker than it should have. The rear cap doesn't hardly look like the color in the face on shot.
    Posted 09-03-2011 at 10:57 AM by DriVer DriVer is offline
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    JMonroe's Avatar
    So Mike, when will you be picking up yours?
    Posted 09-05-2011 at 01:49 PM by JMonroe JMonroe is offline
 
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