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Old 11-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Trade or not to trade?

trying to evaluate whether I should trade my rv or not. I have a 1994 Georgie Boy pursuit 32 ft gas 36000 miles paid for. It runs real good. Needs and ex. manifold gasket, and ball joints and air bags, maybe shocks. We like it and have replaced the carpet with nice vinyl and upgraded the furniture some and a new radio kenwood with gps and back up capability with surround sound capability. This summer we went through and did a major tune up with all new belts and hoses.
Now we are considering a one owner Monaco Windsor single slide 330 cummins fully loaded. with 67000 miles. they are asking 46K or my trade, 7 cash and 27 financing with a 330 payment. Is this a good deal? How can we get more time to spend in RV? Live in it?

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Old 11-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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Good luck with your choice.

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Old 11-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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IF it were me, AND I liked the coach I have now, it would be cheaper to repair the one you have than to make payments on another one. Thinking maybe stagger the repairs where you don't have to pay for all at once, but that's just what I WOULD DO you might have reasons we don't know here.

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Old 11-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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Since it sounds like you are considering a diesel pusher, they generally have many advantages over gas powered rigs, such as air bag suspension, air brakes, engine noise is 30 feet or more behind you, generator is not under the bedroom, more cargo capacity, etc.... Have you driven it yet?
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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welcome to irv2 and what year is the monaco
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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Thanks and please keep the advice coming....

it is a 1999 Monaco Windsor, and it really is great. drives much better of course than the GB for all of the above reasons. We really could use the extra room since we have 3 grand kids that visit some and 2 dogs. My biggest concern is using it more since we will have a larger investment, and I am not sure we have the time yet....anybody have a crystal ball? I am 63 and my better half is 53 we knew this day was coming when I would retire first, but it sure came a lot faster than we thought. If all goes well with restrucg finances we could both retire within 2 or 3 years. As you can see we are chomping at the bit to get on the road. Appreciation to all that listen, and any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #8
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Welcome aboard....and good luck on your decision. There are a lot of issues to sort out, but if you do it methodically I'm sure you'll make the right decision...
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #9
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I think I'd do a bit more research.. Google around a bit to see for yourself but I found most Windsors of that year seem to be in the 35k-40k range. Meanwhile enjoy your GB Pursuit! Certainly cannot beat the monthly payment!
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #10
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Price is a bit high for the Windsor. Friends just sold their 2000 Dynasty for that price. There are alot of clean used DP's out there for sale, just take your time looking. Good luck.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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Wink Thanksgiving

One more thing to be thankful for: you! yes all of you that have helped during this big decision for us. Our first house was about as large an investment as this pusher, and we are just not confident yet as to what to do. I hope you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends in a warm place.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Can't advise you on the deal, but Monaco makes really good products!
Hope you enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #14
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Thumbs down Scam alert

Please consider this.
This is a scam.....
I found an old post almost a year ago that was almost an identical scam.
Is there anyway to thread this post to Scam alert?
The lady I talked to a Wade trucking seemed very concerned.
Isnt there anything that can be done?
The other old post I saw was cheated out of 35K
The red type below is from the scammer.
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Re: 1999 Monaco Windsor - $21,000‏

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From: Russell Wade (wadetrucking@bellsouth.net) Sent: Mon 11/18/13 9:52 AM
If you might could ask for a contact number where you could call and speak to them about the RV, that would be helpful. Also, if you could pass on where you saw the ad for the RV and any information about an ad #, that would be great as well.
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To: Russell Wade <wadetrucking@bellsouth.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2013 6:49 PM
Subject: RE: 1999 Monaco Windsor - $21,000

The only email I have received so far has been the one I forwarded originally, below.
If I get any more, I will be glad to forward them to you.
Would you like me to try to encourage him to contact me?


Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:07:11 -0800
From: wadetrucking@bellsouth.net
Subject: Re: 1999 Monaco Windsor - $21,000

Mr Monkiewicz:

Thank you so much for forwarding this to us. Did this person send you any other email stating what his contact number is? If so, would you please forward that email to us as well?

Russell Wade

Wade Trucking LLC
Farmerville, LA

I wish we could find this guy.
Let me know if I can help.

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:36:14 -0800
Subject: 1999 Monaco Windsor - $21,000

I have attached here some pictures and also you can find below in bold text more details.

Let me be more specific about the Amazon transaction. I have used them in the past a couple of times both as a buyer and seller and they did a great job each time, everything went very smooth.

First of all you will have to send me an email with your name, address and phone number so that I can register our transaction with Amazon Simple Pay with the price and all the other details. After this they will send you the general terms and conditions regarding their service. This will not be a buying obligation for you.

If you agree with those terms they will be sending you further instructions on how to send payment towards their company's bank account. Once they have the funds in their account I will begin the shipping to you. If you decide to keep the RV they will forward the funds to me. If you decide against the purchase you will be fully refunded.

1999 Monaco Windsor SLD-40, Powered by a strong 330 HP Cummins diesel pusher, Push button automatic trans.This is a top of the line 40 Class A Diesel RV with a very low 32,453 miles .There are a few small stains on the living room and bedroom carpet but it very inexpensive to replace or have cleaned.- Onan Quiet Diesel 7500 slideout Generator- Rear Vision back up camera- Computerized leveling system- Satalite system, Direct TV, 2- TVs, 10 disc CD Changer- Sofa sleeper and large kitchen slideout- Pass side Dinette and additional sofa- Rear Queen bedroom with tons of storage and private TV built in- Center bathroom with Glass enclosed shower with skylight , private head room, vanity with sink.- kitchen has double sink, tons of cabinets, overhead microwave, coffe maker, toaster oven, Double side fridge- Tons of under tow storage make this coach easy to go out on the road for months at a time.

Thank you!
ould is a scam
Wade trucking in LA know nothing about this guy and is well aware and is trying to get the word out.

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