We've looked at about a dozen coaches so far in our quest for a DP.
We had an offer in on a 2000 Monaco Diplomat PBD 40' with Cummins ISC. We used RV Inspection Connection to determine that there was significant issue with water intrusion in the rear slide, issues with sidewall de-lamination due to water intrusion, very old tires, and a general lack of upkeep with roof sealing, etc.
We love the Monaco/HR/Safari/Beaver general layout of the 2 slide 40' coaches, however we are concerned about the slides now that we've seen several others Monaco coaches with water intrusion issues in the slides (specifically the rear bed slide).
Is this a common problem with slide units? Is it something Monaco related? Is this something that can be prevented I hope?
I am also interested in the Dutch Star 4095, but am not 100% clear the advantages and disadvantages of the Dutch Star 4095 vs a Diplomat of similar Vintage. Seems like some Dutch Star's are Cat, some Cummins. Is there a reason to go for one over the other?
Thanks in advance.
Hoping to get an "A" this year!