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Old 01-31-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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99 42' Monaco Executive w/tag axle info needed!

99 42' Monaco Executive w/tag axle info needed!

We need everybodies input on the strengths and weaknesses of the following. Your input will help us make this purchasing decision.

We're thinking about buying a 99 42' Executive w/tag axle next week. We currently own a 38' DutchStar DP on a Spartan w/300 Cummins that we love and bought sight unseen on ebay. We're do-it-yourselfers whenever possible We've been shopping Monaco/HR on the internet for a long time. We realize the Executive is no Dynasty or Signature, but it is more affordable The one I'm airlining to look at this week is on a Roadmaster 10 bag/shock chassis w/tag, non-AquaHot, 50000btu Surburban furnace, 450 ISM Cummins w/88,000 miles, 4000 Allison, 2 - 15000btu Domentic(sp?) roof airs/heat pumps, Michelins w/pms, 10000kw Onan diesel gen. on elec slide. I'm not sure what it is called, but there is a switch on the dashboard to release and/or raise the tag axle. It comes w/all the books and various receipts. It is a consigned unit, but I'll be able to talk to the current long time owner.

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Actually that Executive is just below the Signature and above the Dynasty in the Monaco line. The Executive is built on the series s chassis which arguably the strongest chassis used in a non bus conversion motorhome. My wife & I have lived full time in an '03 Signature for the last 3 years and could not be happier.

It's all about the maintenance.
1. Ask for all service records & make yourself a chart of all service items.
2. Ask that an oil sample & trans. fluid sample be pulled & sent to Blackstone labs for analysis.
3. Check the coolant for DCA levels & evidence of coolant replacement. Should have been replaced at least twice.
4. When was trans fluid changed & has it been changed to Transynd?
5. When were front wheel bearing packed?
6. When was differential oil changed?
7. Has air dryer filter been changed at least every 2-3 years.
8. Check date codes on tires. Replace at 7 years even if tread ok.
9. Air filter should be changed every 2-3 years even if not restricted.
10. All oil, filters, chassis lube should be done at least annually and the drive shaft & universal joints should be done semi-annually.

Good luck & ask a lot of questions. It is a wonderful coach.
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I am not sure too much can be added if you follow Steve O's List of recommendations. I am sure you will love the rig if it passes the above checklist!

By the way...Is this the rig?
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I am not sure of the system on 99 exc. I know that on my 06 sig. the tag will only operate when the coach is in travel mode, there is a green light indecator on the console. When the travel light [mode] is shown you can operate the tag. Of course this is done at 3 to 5 miles per hour, because your making a tight turn. On the signiture the tag will return to travel automatically above 7 miles per hour, I always turn it off. Good luck, JLJ
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