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Old 02-23-2015, 05:59 AM   #1
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Buying 2008

We are looking to buy a 2008 dp holiday Rambler scepter42 ft pdq with 30000 miles on it for appox. 130k The only thing we have found wrong with it so far is paint craking on paint.. any comments. has 400 cummings..

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2008 was probably the last year Monaco made coaches with limited quality problems. The Scepter is a great coach and it sounds like a reasonable price. Mileage is low, has it been gently used or parked for some time. Check the date codes on tires, if original they are getting close to useful life.

The paint cracking is actually the fiberglass checking, usually darker colors do it. I have a 2002 Windsor, the fiberglass is checking under the Black with minor checking under the darker Green. Not much you can do about this. I can't detect any real issues with this happening other then cosmetic.

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All the best motorhomes were built in 2008 , right before the recession became reality for the manufacturers. But yes those tires are prolly timed out. My 2008 coach (purchased by me in 2013) was actually built in 2007, and the tires were dated 2005 and 2006, so I replaced them last year. I demanded freshness, and the tire dealer got me tires that were only 3 months old.
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