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Old 10-20-2017, 05:24 PM   #1
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Wanting to move into a diesel from a gasser. Looking at a 03 Monaco Signature that is very good shape. 63,000 miles. Has been upgraded with new brakes and rotors, new carpet and tires. Very clean and paint in good condition. Any thoughts regarding a coach this old? Thanks
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:45 PM   #2
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Does it come with maintenance records. Proper maintenance is the key to a coach of this caliber. The Monaco Signature is top of the line and still has lots of life left in it if it has been maintained.

I own a 2002 Windsor and would put it up against any new coach. Wouldn't be afraid to take another trip to Alaska. 106K mils and counting.
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Yes the coach comes with all the service records. Good to know that this coach has lots of life. Thanks
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I have a 2002 Monaco Executive and I plan to keep it until I quit motor homing, the Signature is the top of Monaco line, it doesn't get any better. With 63,000 miles it is still new, you did not mention price. This is a coach you can buy and never regret you should have bought better. I do question why the brakes needed upgrading at 63K miles. Good Luck
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Outbound they asking 136,000 for the coach. I'm trading a '15 Newmar Baystar
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I had for 8 years a Monaco HR Navigator. Similar in that I use to see many features were the same between coaches. I bought it with 48K for miles and sold it with 75. No major problems (had a Cummins ISM).

Through the years I replaced the tires, batteries, oils and filters. Major that most likely needed to be done was the rad flush.

The 03 Sig if taken care of will be a wonderful coach and serve you well.
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Great coach. Just sent you a PM.
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Wanting to move into a diesel from a gasser. Looking at a 03 Monaco Signature that is very good shape. 63,000 miles. Has been upgraded with new brakes and rotors, new carpet and tires. Very clean and paint in good condition. Any thoughts regarding a coach this old? Thanks


Great coach. We have lived full time in our Ď03 for ten years now. I would make double sure the Jake brake is operational. Iím guessing that the only reason the brakes would need attention at 63k miles is that the owner didnít use the Jake. My coach has 110k miles and the brakes have lots of life left.

Make sure the AquaHot is functional and there are no water or coolant leaks under it.
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The price sounds right, how many slides, you are going to love the coach
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I have a 2004 Executive and it is a great coach. The Signature is a step up from mine. I have the ISM Cummins and it is an impressive engine. My coach had some issues but they have been taken care of by me so the cost has not been very much, just some time. One thing that is somewhat common on these is the molding strip where the roof overlaps the wall coming loose. It will show up at the ends of the slide toppers as a gap that is noticeable when looking up under that strip. Awesome machines overall.
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The Signature is a great coach.
Hopefully you will have time to check all systems and make sure everything works as it should. These older coaches still have a lot of features that you will see on the high-end newer coaches.
Any small issues can be addressed and you can find lots of info on this site.
Good luck, Iver.
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Thanks to all that have responded. I should do oil and transmission analysis as well I assume. 2 slide outs
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Price seams too high for that year with only 2 slides. Do your research on what is out there. But I know for a fact that is a High End Coach, no problems with Quality and Dependability.
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The coach sounds great, but perhaps a little over priced. Which engine do you have, Cummins or Detroit? If it's the Detroit, then the price sounds good. I'd sure question why the brakes were replaced so soon. We have a 45' 4 slide 2004 SIG (the heaviest one Monaco built) with 120,000 miles on it and still have almost 75% of the brake pads left. perhaps the previous owner didn't know or understand what the Jake brake is and did a lot of mountain driving.

If the coach is well maintained, you'll have to look hard to find a better one.
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