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Old 03-08-2007, 03:34 AM   #1
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I'm going to go look at a 99 Monaco Windsor, this will be my first Rv and I plan on going over this thing front to back, what are some things or areas I should look for/ at.

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I'm going to go look at a 99 Monaco Windsor, this will be my first Rv and I plan on going over this thing front to back, what are some things or areas I should look for/ at.

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Old 03-08-2007, 06:56 AM   #3
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I think the first thing I would do is see if the previous owner had a record of the maintainance of the motorhome.

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My best suggestion, since this is your first RV, is to try and find an experienced RV'r who has owned diesel class A motorhomes, who would help you with inspection and suggestions.

Any used RV can be a real joy or pain, depending on what you get. A DP can be a complicated and expensive beast to use and maintain. Know that you can get an analysis of the engine oil and tranny oil to reveal hidden issues. Tires that are 5 - 6 years old are ready for replacement...typically 6 good tires will cost at least $2200 - 2500. There is so much more to consider.

You might want to check in with the Monaco Owners forum with specific questions about that rig.

Don't let yourself make too many compromises...this is a buyer's market and there are a lot of good, used rigs available. Take your time, good luck and enjoy the adventure.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bobindowntheroad:
I'm going to go look at a 99 Monaco Windsor, this will be my first Rv and I plan on going over this thing front to back, what are some things or areas I should look for/ at.

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Signs of leaks and stains inside and out. Cleanliness of the generator, engine compartment and sewer/water bin. Signs of road salt damage and rust. Condition of batteries and cables. Check for damage to the roof edges and awning arms. Loose fasteners holding accesories on. Just about everything that you would look at when buying a car along with everything you would look at when buying a house.
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