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Old 03-22-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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1999 Monaco Windsor 40PDQ

We are looking at and thinking about buying a 1999 Monaco Windsor 40' PDQ from a dealer, it was traded in on a bigger and newer unit. We are coming from a Gas unit, and have never had a diesel unit. I'm looking for some help, does the 1999 model have problems? Is there anything we need to look for before buying. The pictures the dealer sent to me all look nice, meaning the unit looks great. We are going to look at it on Monday 3/24/2014, anything would be help full. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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I know that the 1999 Windsor is a very solid, quality coach.

My only recommendation is to take it for a good test drive. Satisfy yourself that is steers, handles and rides the way you want it to. I say this from personal experience with ours.

During the 90s era,some of the Monaco coaches were put together with poor suspension bushings. If this is the case with this coach, it will handle vague, it will wander instead of running a nice straight line.

It costs a few thousand dollars to replace the bushings, unless you can do all the work yourself.

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Old 03-23-2014, 03:42 PM   #3
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We just LOVE our 1999 Windsor! Ours has the 8 airbag air leveling system instead of the more common jack system. The HWH air system is a big price difference when ordering one. Around $12,000. So you might want to see if yours has it. Well good luck with your purchase. Peter from Maine.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:57 PM   #4
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Depending on the miles...

Between my own experience and others complaining of wandering, I would expect to replace the suspension bushings. I bought a 98 with 32K miles (5 months ago) and the rear bushings disintegrated in the first week. Stuff happen when you buy used.

It was surprising to me at least the number of rv mechanics that said the same thing, sitting kills them.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:00 PM   #5
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It should be a great unit if it has been maintained. They have a great chassis rr8r and great wood cabinetry, just an all around well built coach. I would check the dates on the tires and also what maintenance has been done. The ISC cummins is a great engine that gets good fuel economy, but is known for the exhaust manifold to crack. That one may have already had it replaced. Roughly a $1000 job. Good luck I hope it pans out for you.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:01 PM   #6
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I am looking at a 1999 dynasty with 55000 miles. Would the comments already made be the same on this unit?
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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99 Windsor

I purchased mine last June and we love it. I replaced the tires and went up from the the factory 275's to 295's, you must be careful there is a bolt on the rear frame that can be close. If your interested in the tires I purchased I'll forward info. Cracked tile is common and cracking around the AC controls and shift panel is common. Just the trim pieces, strictly cosmetic. I have a 38" with a bunch of options and we have put nearly 5K on it. I haven't noticed any suspension bushing issues although I did replace the front shocks recently. The ISC 330 and the Allison is a perfect match..........
I upload the 99 brochure somewhere on this site.
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We are looking at and thinking about buying a 1999 Monaco Windsor 40' PDQ from a dealer, it was traded in on a bigger and newer unit. We are coming from a Gas unit, and have never had a diesel unit. I'm looking for some help, does the 1999 model have problems? Is there anything we need to look for before buying. The pictures the dealer sent to me all look nice, meaning the unit looks great. We are going to look at it on Monday 3/24/2014, anything would be help full. Thanks.
Thanks for all the help, we picked up the unit and everything looks good with it. I think this unit is going to be a good thing to have.
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