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Old 07-30-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hello everyone newbie here, I'm looking at a 40' diesel pusher it's a Monaco Signature series. It's extremely clean and has 119,000 miles on it. New not rebuilt Cummings 12,000 miles ago. What I need to know is this a good starter coach? Everything is in working order even washer/dryer and ice maker. It's a 1993. I know nothing about motor homes?

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I"m not a diesel expert, but a new engine at 107,000 miles is curious to me. Diesels generally can go much further if they are properly maintained. So if the engine wasn't well maintained, was anything else neglected as well? Just "food for thought".
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In my opinion, if the engine and running gear checks out by using a mechanic, everything else can be fixed by most anyone that has commons sense, and a desire.

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1993... ? For your consideration... The technological advances between 1993 and 2006 or 07 were significant... It maybe worth your while to try identify some of those changes , so you can choose for yourself which ones may be important to you , (such as EFI , or anti skid breaks , or improved insulation) and use the advance of tech improvements as a time-line gauge to determine a jump in point
(I choose 2006 and newer as my tech time-line preference, I ended up with a 2004 year model, but at least I was aware of the differences.)
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Get the rig inspected by a heavy duty mechanic and have the rest of the rig inspected by a qualified rv dealer or just independant tech. It might look great but be hiding major problems.....Nothing worse than buying it and facing big repair bills......
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I"m not a diesel expert, but a new engine at 107,000 miles is curious to me. Diesels generally can go much further if they are properly maintained. So if the engine wasn't well maintained, was anything else neglected as well? Just "food for thought".
Same here. 107,000 miles is nothing to one of these big diesels...I can't imagine why one would need rebuilding with such low mileage. As a later poster suggested, get this thing thoroughly checked out.

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