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Old 08-15-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
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2004 monaco knight 36pst 330

thinking of buying a 2004 monaco knight 36pst 330 cummins 35000 miles 1st diesel any thoughts thanks
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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This coach has the RR4R Roadmaster chassis. Very poor handling & rough riding coach. Trailing arms subject to breaking. You will find a lot of unhappy campers with that suspension.
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This coach has the RR4R Roadmaster chassis. Very poor handling & rough riding coach. Trailing arms subject to breaking. You will find a lot of unhappy campers with that suspension.
This is exactly correct. The 4 air bag Roadmaster chassis was conceived to be used under an entry level diesel coach. It was poorly designed however and it has a rough ride and the trailing arms are almost sure to fail. A 3 rd party company has developed a cure for both of these issues and reports I have read indicate that both problems can be solved. Source Engineering produces and markets both much stronger trailing arms and a separate ride enhancement kit. Both of these kits when installed a the same time should cost between $5-7,000. The rest of the coach is pretty nice. The standard generator is LP which is much less desirable than the optional 7.5 Onan diesel.

In '05 the Knight was built on the 8 air bag chassis which is much superior.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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had one of those. it rode n drove like a lumber truck. an empty one. also the brakes required very heavy pedal preasure. very hard to stop without the engine brake.
only good thing was we sold it for 10k more n what we paid for it. sadly those days are gone. i would stay away unless you can stand the ride and they are giving it away.
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