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Old 03-19-2016, 05:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by l1v3fr33ord1 View Post

Although you mentioned a specific year Monarch I wasn't sure how much you were/are looking around....
We are somewhat shopping around. Somewhat in the sense that we know what we're getting with our friend's Monaco but we'd really like a DP. I know this is comparing apples to oranges and it probably boils down to how we're going to use it, which is living in it for about 5-6 months of the year. There aren't a lot of DPs in our area but the Mrs wants to take an hour drive to look at THIS.

EDIT: We have no idea how the gas and diesel units compare to each other when it comes to actual driving, power not included. I've heard it's night and day with the DP winning hands down - less fatigue.

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Old 03-20-2016, 07:26 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Live 2 Camp View Post
I was not familiar with this term, either, but when I googled aluminum skin RV it appeared in the results. I assumed it was a common term.


"RV construction falls into two general categories: built-up or laminated. Built-up construction refers to the process of assembling the walls, floor or roof structure a step at a time during the construction process. For example, the wall framing and interior skin are assembled and installed on the floor, then the insulation and wiring are added, followed by the outer skin as the last step. This process is still in common use for mainly lower-end RVs, although it can be found across the spectrum of RV prices and quality levels. Sometimes a “built-up” rig can be easier to repair because the components aren’t fused together, which means they’re easier to separate for repair and replacement."
Thank you for the description.

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If that's the description, I don't think the Monaco Monarch qualifies.

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