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Old 01-18-2016, 02:28 PM   #1
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Considering 2011 Monaco Knight...

Am running thru the in my head argument of: do I buy "better but older" vs buying "new but lower model level" and wanted to ask about Monaco DP. The candidate is a Monaco 2011 Knight 36' w MaxxForce engine. I've heard about Monaco going downhill then closing up for a few years but don't know much beyond that.

Was 2011 part of the problem years?
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Old 01-18-2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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Am running thru the in my head argument of: do I buy "better but older" vs buying "new but lower model level" and wanted to ask about Monaco DP. The candidate is a Monaco 2011 Knight 36' w MaxxForce engine. I've heard about Monaco going downhill then closing up for a few years but don't know much beyond that.



Was 2011 part of the problem years?

2011 was during Navistar's ownership of Monaco and is the reason for the MaxxForce engine. No particular issues but the engine needed to be upgraded with a computer reflash under warranty.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:02 PM   #3
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I have a 2011 Monaco Knight 36PFT and have had no problems with it. The MaxxForce runs great. Recently took a trip from California to Texas and back, averaged 9.44 MPG towing a Jeep Wrangler (calculated). The only problem I did have was the "brain" of the Tecma toilet died, replacement brain is $300 but this was a Thetford problem, not Monaco.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:51 AM   #4
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I have a 40' 2011 Monaco Knight PDQ. Had a lot of little things repaired under warranty when first picked up unit. Great coach and engine.
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Geomon - Both the Monaco and HR's used a Roadmaster Chassis. Unfortunately, the design of the chassis has a design flaw, which causes swaying and wandering. There is a very extensive blog about this on the IRV2 site. Yes, it can be corrected, but not cheaply. From what I read, it is more pronounced on the smaller motorhomes - like 36 footers. I read both pro and con about the MaxForce. At the design outset, it was intended to do away with DEP fluid and less hardware to make it compliant with clean air standards. Great idea - poor execution. Based upon these two factors, I would recommend looking at another manufacture.

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Geomon - Both the Monaco and HR's used a Roadmaster Chassis. Unfortunately, the design of the chassis has a design flaw, which causes swaying and wandering. There is a very extensive blog about this on the IRV2 site. Yes, it can be corrected, but not cheaply. From what I read, it is more pronounced on the smaller motorhomes - like 36 footers. I read both pro and con about the MaxForce. At the design outset, it was intended to do away with DEP fluid and less hardware to make it compliant with clean air standards. Great idea - poor execution. Based upon these two factors, I would recommend looking at another manufacture.

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I'm thinking there are a lot of happy owners with the 2011-14 Monaco Knights and Holiday Rambler Ambassadors. As for the Maxxforce 10 most owners have had no problems and are really happy with them.
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Geomon - Both the Monaco and HR's used a Roadmaster Chassis. Unfortunately, the design of the chassis has a design flaw, which causes swaying and wandering. There is a very extensive blog about this on the IRV2 site. Yes, it can be corrected, but not cheaply. From what I read, it is more pronounced on the smaller motorhomes - like 36 footers. I read both pro and con about the MaxForce. At the design outset, it was intended to do away with DEP fluid and less hardware to make it compliant with clean air standards. Great idea - poor execution. Based upon these two factors, I would recommend looking at another manufacture.

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I have made the modifications to my Roadmaster chassis and I though the cost was very low compared to other chassis modifications I did which had no effect. This issue is not related to the Navistar built coaches but to some Roadmaster chassis back to the beginning.
As for the Maxxforce 10 engine, it does not require the use of DEF which works just fine in the Maxxforce 10, the problems were related to the larger 13 series engines.
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