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Old 04-19-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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First time Class A shoppers here. We've looked off and on for several years and are now getting closer to pulling the plug. We've always liked the aesthetics of the Monaco Knight. We're also aware the Maxxforce engine has been discontinued.

There seem to be deals to be had, as well as leftover new units sitting on dealer lots. Are we asking for trouble considering a Knight? We'd like to get a new unit and these seem to have dropped into our price range now. But we don't want to be sorry.

We're aware the 2015 Holiday Rambler Ambassador uses the Cummins engine. Why is there no 2015 Monaco Knight?

Thank you for any helpful and constructive thoughts you may have - much appreciated!
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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First time Class A shoppers here. We've looked off and on for several years and are now getting closer to pulling the plug. We've always liked the aesthetics of the Monaco Knight. We're also aware the Maxxforce engine has been discontinued.

There seem to be deals to be had, as well as leftover new units sitting on dealer lots. Are we asking for trouble considering a Knight? We'd like to get a new unit and these seem to have dropped into our price range now. But we don't want to be sorry.

We're aware the 2015 Holiday Rambler Ambassador uses the Cummins engine. Why is there no 2015 Monaco Knight?

Thank you for any helpful and constructive thoughts you may have - much appreciated!

The Maxxforce engine hasn't been discontinued. Monaco is no longer owned by Navistar who also own the MF engines. Monaco had traditionally used Cummins engines and is returning to its roots.

When ASV purchased Monaco/Holiday Rambler, they didn't continue production on any of the product line. They are currently adding models slowly as they redesign them. They may or may not produce a Knight.

The currently Monaco is providing tech support to all Monaco coaches regardless of who the builder was.


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Old 04-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #3
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Steve, thank you for the information. It sounds like there should be nothing to fear regarding the mechanicals. It's more about the Brand reputation - real or just perception that could be a problem down the road for resale. I don't know if that's something to be concerned about if we really like the unit and if the price is right now.
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Like Steve said, the engine was not discontinued but the ownership of the Monaco brand has changed.

I purchased a 2012 Knight new in 2012 and am very happy with it. No major issues and the Maxxforce 10 engine is great.

You should have posted this in the Monaco forum on this site. Also see the MaxxForce forum. Be prepared for negative rumors from non-owners which is probably where you heard the discontinued comment.

If you like the layout and it's in your price range there is no reason to shy away from it.
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Purchased a used 2012 Knight 36PFT in 2013. Have traveled 25000 trouble free miles, DW loves floor plan and we both are very pleased. FP great, power super and performance is superior to our 2011 8.1 cummins. No I am not knocking cummins they are also good power plants jmo.
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Purchased a used 2012 Knight 36PFT in 2013. Have traveled 25000 trouble free miles, DW loves floor plan and we both are very pleased. FP great, power super and performance is superior to our 2011 8.1 cummins. No I am not knocking cummins they are also good power plants jmo.
Well, I'd say stay away from the ISX 650! Our ISC 350 w/Banks was great though.
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[QUOTE=Steve Ownby;2518940]The Maxxforce engine hasn't been discontinued. Monaco is no longer owned by Navistar who also own the MF engines. Monaco had traditionally used Cummins engines and is returning to its roots.

When ASV purchased Monaco/Holiday Rambler, they didn't continue production on any of the product line. They are currently adding models slowly as they redesign them. They may or may not produce a Knight.

The currently Monaco is providing tech support to all Monaco coaches regardless of who the builder was.


I checked out the 2015 Holiday Rambler Ambassador online last night. It does look like it's been downgraded a bit with fewer features. I think the one that caught my eye was the toilet. It's foot operated. All the Monaco features and nice finishes were a real plus to me. Looks like that is changing for the Knight (if it comes back) and Ambassador models. Maybe the Knight will offer more? (think Buick and Chevy?)
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