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Old 02-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #15
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The only thing I can honestly say I would like about 5% of the time is more HP. The ISL 400 does great 95% of the time with no complaints, even towing our trailer loaded at 12,500 pounds.

In my opinion the Dynasty is one of the best bang for your buck coaches out there.

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We have looked at the Exec/Sig with the ISM but I can't find a 3 slide in my price range.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #16
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We have looked at the Exec/Sig with the ISM but I can't find a 3 slide in my price range.
We have lived full time in our '03 Sig 40' 3 slide for 6 years now. It has been and still is a wonderful life. Coach has been essentially trouble free. We did some remodeling 2 years ago and it was like having a new coach.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #17
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We have lived full time in our '03 Sig 40' 3 slide for 6 years now. It has been and still is a wonderful life. Coach has been essentially trouble free. We did some remodeling 2 years ago and it was like having a new coach.
Good news Steve. My concern with older vehicles has been the wiring age more than anything else. That said, the wiring on my 13 year old is still flexible and new looking. Corrosion has to be chased on exposed stuff, of course.

More and more like a stick house. As long as the floor plan works, with due diligence on the drive train, remodel and new appliances, Viola! .... new MH!
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #18
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We have lived full time in our '03 Sig 40' 3 slide for 6 years now. It has been and still is a wonderful life. Coach has been essentially trouble free. We did some remodeling 2 years ago and it was like having a new coach.
The wife and I were just talking about this the other night while I was repairing our step cover. She asked me if I could have another coach what it would be.

I had to stop and think harder than I thought I would. At first I thought about some of the newer ones but I am not happy with much of the newer emissions items on the 2008 and up models. So if I were to replace mine it would be with a 2007 or older. I only had a few come to mind that I would even consider to be a step up in that year range. I thought about a Foretravel Nimbus or Phenix, CC Affinity/Magna or a Monaco Signature/Executive. Then I thought about the price difference between mine and one of those and decided, nope. When the time is right I will probably spend a fraction of the cost to upgrade to one of those and merely have ours repainted.

I don't want to go over 40' due to the fact that I am already overlength and don't want to be any more overlength and our 40' fits perfectly in the driveway without hanging over. I like the fact that we have the 10kw Onan generator and triple roof airs in a 40' package which is hard to come by.

So for the most part I would agree with Steve, just a slight remodel and be happy with what we have. Glad to see that I am not the only one that thinks that way.

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Also, on a side note. I don't think I would be as worried about the wiring that you mentioned. Monaco actually uses some good quality wire with good insulation. UV is the hardest on wire insulation and most wiring is covered so that shouldn't be much of an issue.

We had 1991 Beaver Contessa 38 footer prior to our Dynasty and we didn't have any wiring issues to speak of. It was 16 years old and had 129k on the odometer when we sold it and it is still running strong by the current owners.

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Not a Tiffin brasher for sure but after reading the post "brand new 500 ISX". On the Cummins owners forum I would most definitely opt for the Monaco. As Norwestie stated the problems are far reaching. JMO!
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