Brand new to RVing--last Labor Day, our kids in Phoenix announced a pending arrival of our first grandbaby (daughter), and wife announced "we're moving to Phoenix" (we live in Hays, Kansas). I quickly countered, "How about we look for a motor home?" She gave conditional approval for a search, and I went to the 'net.
Found a 2004 Monaco Knight 38 PDQ for sale on Ebay, delivered to Oregon in June '04 with less than 1000 miles on top of delivery miles from Indianapolis, and was amazed at what the seller accepted. Fixed up the SHO (MTX, no tranny pump required) and picked up the coach the week before Thanksgiving last year.
So far, besides the delivery adventure, our only trip has been through ice and blizzards from Hays to Phoenix for Thanksgiving week. Hairy conditions, but never white knuckles!
While this is our first RV of any kind, we are awestruck at this great vehicle. I'm kind of a car nut having owned and raced a wide variety of machines, and from that perspective am pretty much amazed at what Monaco has put together with our Knight.
I'm still looking for stuff like where to check the tranny oil (the Allison book is pretty generic), but I expect that buying one from a dealer would get a buyer a little more orientation (I paid the original selling dealer for four hours of technical instruction, but much was overlooked. Does anyone have pictures of Knight systems?
I would recommend this product!
2004 Monaco Knight 38 PDQ
1995 Taurus SHO MTX Toad