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Old 04-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #29
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The higher mileage Discovery did not make the cut. We have now narrowed our decision down to the 2008 Fleetwood Discovery 40X with 5700 miles, or a 2007 Monaco Knight 40SKT with 48,000 miles.

The Monaco looks like the better buy. Bigger motor, and more power.
Check to see if the 2008 Discovery has an engine built after 1-1-2007. If so, it has a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) system on it, which adds to maintenance and complexity.

I bet the Monaco's engine was built before this date, and does not have the DPF system on it.
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Good call on the DPF. I had a 2010 F250 with this on it and it was starved for power.
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As you can see from the responces that most would feel the higher mileage is the choice. I have several friends that bought low mileage coaches only to fine out the problems that they incurred from both n on use as well as low maintenance because they thought it didnt need it because of the low mileage.
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I would agree on the higher mileage coach being a better buy (unless you don't like the layout or something along those lines). IMO extended warranties aren't worth the paper they're printed on.
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We have made the decision to go with the 2007 Monaco Knight 40SKT. Will hopefully be heading down to Lazydays in the next two weeks to pick it up. Driving a gas down and diesel back. Great way to see what we ended up with. Can't wait. Thanks for all of the responses!
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We have made the decision to go with the 2007 Monaco Knight 40SKT. Will hopefully be heading down to Lazydays in the next two weeks to pick it up. Driving a gas down and diesel back. Great way to see what we ended up with. Can't wait. Thanks for all of the responses!
We did exactly that 13 months ago, and never looked back.
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Dielsel vs. gas . Diesel fuel more $ , gas less. Diesel more torque , better pulling with tow and up hills . Also last longer than gas engines.A diesel will run up to 200,000 miles before any major major repairs are nessesary. Repairs more expensive vs gas . Gas engine can be repaired at most local shops , as diesel you will be deffinatly looking for a heavy duty mechanic. Had 3 gas powered motorhomes , have just purchesed my first diesel. As a former truck driver , give me a diesel any day !!!
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