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Old 02-26-2013, 05:56 AM   #1
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2006 Monaco Dynasty vs 2006 Tiffin Bus

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I am considering a 2006 Dynasty one owner. What are the pros and cons vs 2006 Tiffin bus?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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We owned a 2009 Phaeton for about 18 months until the economy caught up with us. We now have a 2000 Dynasty. I would highly recommend the Monaco over the Bus. The 8 (or 10) bag suspension system give a better ride in my opinion. Even though Bob Tiffin will repair out of warranty many of the issues with his coaches, the problems are many. Roof radius cracks, wet bay rotting, fogging windows, slide floor issues. I loved my Phaeton but the Dynasty is better product. When we bought the Tiffin, the MSRP was about $245k. Nine years earlier the sticker on the Dynasty was $285k.
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If those were the only 2 choices I had I would choose the Monoco.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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Both are great coaches but I would go with the Dynasty.

One of the big items on our needs list when we were looking was a semi-monocoque chassis. In the Monaco lineup the Dynasty upward will have this style of chassis and is well worth it my opinion.

Personally, I would drive both and decide for yourself. Make certain to pull through some uneven approaches and really feel how solid the Dynasty is.

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I have a 2000 Windsor which I like very much. My family and I just want a four slide.
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We recently bought our 2006 Dynasty (in September). We love it by the way. I recently went to the Maryland RV show. I did not see any RVs to include Tiffins at the show that matched the quality and features that our RV has.......and they were new.
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If Navistar shuts down Monaco what will happen to the roadmaster chassis?
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If Navistar shuts down Monaco what will happen to the roadmaster chassis?
If that does happen they will either sell off that division or piece it out but it shouldn't have any effect on previous model/year Monaco coaches as the parts are not proprietary, most are common Class 8 heavy truck components.

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That's exactly what I was thinking..... wonder how much more it would hurt the resale?
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It may have an effect on the resale.

However, what I have been seeing is that some of the upper/mid-upper end coaches of the mid-2000's have been holding their value fairly well as in many instances they are being more sought after than some of the newer ones due to price and the uncertainty of the economy.

On the other hand my first two coaches (1984 30' Travelcraft and 1991 38' Beaver Contessa) were orphans when I bought them and I never had an issue with keeping them up. They were in pristine condition when I sold both of them and there were only a few parts that took a little time to research and source, other than that I saw no real effect of them being orphaned.

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That's great to hear.....I don't think I could go wrong with this diamond 4
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If Navistar shuts down Monaco what will happen to the roadmaster chassis?
Navistar would like to sell the RV division but they don't appear to be interested in a fire sale price or a shut down. The RV division appears to be generating positive cash flow so a shut down would not make sense.
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Those mid decade Dynasty's hold their value well. I have looked at a lot of them. You will find the occasional bargain when they were built without Aqua Hot or hydraulic leveling only.

FWIW a Dealer tells me that NADA has acknowledged a problem with the values on Monaco products. That is, NADA values them too low. Of course he was stuck on an above average price, tsk.

Bottom line, for us, is we would rather stay with our 1 slide Dynasty till we find the right '04/05/06 than buy something else.
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Those mid decade Dynasty's hold their value well. I have looked at a lot of them. You will find the occasional bargain when they were built without Aqua Hot or hydraulic leveling only.

FWIW a Dealer tells me that NADA has acknowledged a problem with the values on Monaco products. That is, NADA values them too low. Of course he was stuck on an above average price, tsk.

Bottom line, for us, is we would rather stay with our 1 slide Dynasty till we find the right '04/05/06 than buy something else.
I agree Coma, well said.

Although ours has a ten year birthday this year I still haven't really seen one that I could justify the cost difference for the upgrade. It has many of the amenities that the higher end rigs have as well as the chassis. 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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