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Old 08-27-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Looking at a 2007 Knight 38PDQ with the Cummings ISC 330. The same coach for 2008 has the Cummins ISC 360. Would like feedback from you guys if the ISC 330 is plenty of engine for this coach. Don't know much about Monaco. Any other info about this coach would be appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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Looking at a 2007 Knight 38PDQ with the Cummings ISC 330. The same coach for 2008 has the Cummins ISC 360. Would like feedback from you guys if the ISC 330 is plenty of engine for this coach. Don't know much about Monaco. Any other info about this coach would be appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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OK...
If you don't get an answer in a timely manner... then please PM DignBubbs ..
he has a 2006 Monaco Knight with the same engine but 2 feet longer - and he is fulltiming ...so it should be at max capacity. Kev should be able to tell you exactly how the engine will perform under maximun conditions!

Myself..well...
I am sure it will meet or exceed your expectations...Good Luck...and hopefully - this is an early welcome to the Monaco Coach Owners Forum!



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Old 08-28-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. Will pick up the Monaco Knight next Tuesday.
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Congrats ... we look forward to you "jumping ship" and hopping onto this "Good Ship Lollipop" here in Monaco Owners Forum Land!



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Old 08-28-2007, 08:53 PM   #6
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My first post here even though I have been a reader for a while. Hope it works.

A little late since you have already pulled the trigger, but I have an 05 38PST in the HR version, which is the same as the 38PDQ except there is not a curbside slide in the bedroom, only on the roadside. We averaged 8.8 mpg on our last long trip of 1600 miles, but this was without our toad. With the MDX it is about 8 to 8.4. We drive about 62 to 64 mph. You will find the power to be more than adequate, even in mountain driving. Coming out of a gas unit like we did you will really notice the difference.

The one thing I had done was which I feel made a difference was adding a Horton 2 speed fan. It operates at a slower speed, requiring less horsepower, until the engine temp reaches 205 degrees. Then it will switch to high until the temp is back down to 180, I think. It made about a half mpg difference to the better. I also feel it has more power on take off but that could be more subjective than objective.

Overall, we have been very pleased with very few problems coming up during the warranty period. I think you will be happy with it.
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IMO, the ISC is one of the best engines Cummins has produced for RV use. I have a 315hp version in my '00 Dip 38D with two slides and a toad and it handles it very well. I have good acceleration when merging on to an interstate entrance ramp and I don't even know my toad is back there most of the time. I haven't pulled any really long steep grades, but it handles the north Georgia mountains with ease with the toad on. Without the toad it drives like a big car, IMO. The engine has averaged 9.75 mpg for it's life according to my VMSpc and it's getting close to having 35K miles on it.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:34 AM   #8
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Thanks again for all the info. Sounds like you guys are very happy with your rigs.
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