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Old 09-26-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Looking at 2008 monaco diplomat

Good morning,
We are looking at a used 2008 Monaco Diplomat 40SKQ. We have been looking at the forums and have noticed that the advice is good. Does anyone have any information on this model? We would sure appreciate any and all input. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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While not the same model, we purchased a 2009 Diplomat 38PDQ this spring. So far we have been pleased with it and have not had any major issues. One think that we have found is that we have a 'lot' more inside storage. Even after taking all of the 'stuff' out of our old MH, we still had a few compartments that had all kinds of space left over. One thing that the DW really likes is the ceramic tile floor. So much easier to keep clean. So far we are not getting as good fuel mileage with the 400hp Cummins compared to our 330HP but the extra power is sure nice when dealing with hills.
Hope that all works out for you.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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Just general info: Monoco builds a pretty nice coach, with decent cabinet work, solid chassis, quality wiring harnesses, etc. I would consider all but their lowest end models to be prime candidates for purchase (the Diplomat is a mid-range diesel).

The Holiday Rambler Endeavor is essentially the same coach, with minor differences in trim.
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Looking at a 2008 monaco diplomat 40skq

Thank you both for your replies. I appreciate any information. Thanks again.

If things go well, maybe I'll be changing my picture soon.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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There are some 2008 model out there at very attractive prices. Here is one example that looks promising.

I don't think it matters what brand you get - you will have issues that will need attention as you go along. It is not like buying a house (although the price may be similar).

If you are handy with the tools, you will be able to fix a lot of things yourself.

Good luck hunting
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although I eventually purchased a Monaco Beaver Iwas serious about a couple of Diplomats and Dynasty's After reading post on IRV2 about both of them I settled on the Dynasty due to the rear radiator as opposed to the side radiator and then at the last minute ran into the Beaver and bought it No regrets great coach

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We had a 2008 Diplomat and it was a great coach. hardly anything went wrong with it. The only complaint that we had ( and it's not a big one) is that it only had three leveling legs with the front one being in the center didn't feel as stable as the 4 leg models
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although I eventually purchased a Monaco Beaver Iwas serious about a couple of Diplomats and Dynasty's After reading post on IRV2 about both of them I settled on the Dynasty due to the rear radiator as opposed to the side radiator and then at the last minute ran into the Beaver and bought it No regrets great coach

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I always thought the side radiators were prefered
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I always thought the side radiators were prefered
Same with me. ???
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I knew what I wanted to say but didn't type it correctly I wanted a side radiator that's why I favored a Dynasty and then bought a Beaver also with a side radiator

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Google the exact model you are looking for.I just did it and quite a few are for sale
scottmotorcoach.com shows one for sale. Just put in the year make and model in Google.
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