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Old 05-22-2016, 06:26 PM   #54979
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Just saw what was left from a major accident and thought I would remind everyone to please be safe out there!
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:51 PM   #54980
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Yes, he did. I've got to say - I think we made a good choice...and I like air horns!
Fingers are crossed that the inspection yields great results! What model is that? The Monaco brochure site skips from 2003 to 2005. From the pictures it looks like a copy of the 2003 Regent. Sometimes a manufacturer will release a late year update but not update publications.

BTW...is that a residential refrigerator? If so and IMHO...

I don't want to scare you but one thing to pay very close attention to are the exterior of the sidewalls. The sides of your coach are Laminated Gel Coat Fiberglass Side Walls and in some cases delamination can occur. Look for any unusual bubbles/waves in the side panels on the outside of the coach. While you might have a very good mechanic looking at the coach, if they are not versed in this subject they might not see it if it isn't obvious. Once it sets in, it is kinda like a cancer and generally spreads over time. Walk around the coach and push in on the sidewalls to find any "soft spots". There will be some minor flex between wall studs but what you are looking for is something that seems too easy, wavy or flexible. Repairs are not easy and often not successful for the long term. The good news is that while any laminated wall can suffer this fate, Monaco's are not particularly noted for this problem but not immune either.

This is gonna be an exciting time for both of you! Just don't let the excitement knock you off kilter. Trust me...been there, done that! LOL
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:59 PM   #54981
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So, what do you think?

We're kind of smitten. A Monaco may be in our future!
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Thank you, Sir Wayne. It was priceless to see the surprise on his face when we walked into my brother Greg's house! O.Brian grabbed me in a bear hug and his wife cried! And of course, Brody wanted to come with us "in the modahome." I tried to sneak him in with us, but his mama caught me just in time!
Good job! I like surprising people. My GD turns 16 on the 28th. She does not know we will be at her surprise party.

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Looks like I will be joining Di, Larry, Wayne and Earleen the weekend before the Fredericksburg TX GC. Hunter will drive me up and then has to head back to the W&$@. Then will return for the final weekend.

Heading to Seattle 10 June and returning with 3 of our grandkids on the bus (that's what they call the RV).
Well, on 10 June we will be at Camp Pendleton and depart the 20th for points North. There are some nice military bases to stay at along the coast.

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Pending an inspection, we've bought a Monaco Dynasty.

It was my first time driving a DP. Fairly gusty, no problem. It was much easier than I thought. The current owner helped me learn. It drives like a dream.

He's throwing in a ton of stuff - extension cords, backup parts, a bunch of tools, extension ladder, extra serpentine belt, extra alternator (he had it replaced once but bought two), Euro recliners...

Yikes!

Big Blue Bus!
Wonderful! A nice looking ride. Ask your mechanic to look at the front end and see if there is a steering stabilizer on it. If it gets a little wishy-washy-wandering I can highly recommend Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer. I had it installed just before this trip and we ran into gusts 30+ mph and it doesn't wander.

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Just saw what was left from a major accident and thought I would remind everyone to please be safe out there!
Yes, please all be safe.

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On the other side of this MH is Earlene. You remember the Zip Line right, when many of you dared the 7 zip lines in AR? Well next time you are in New Mexico climb the mountain where the Petroglyph's are. Every time she moves now she says "Ow!" Just a little sore. I started up, used my brace and cane, got up about 50 feet, saw the rest of the climb and told her I'd wait for her down at the bottom. Go girl. (Second childhood.)
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:16 PM   #54982
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:20 PM   #54983
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Looks like a true "Rainbow Rider"

Congratulations
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:27 PM   #54984
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:32 PM   #54985
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Fingers are crossed that the inspection yields great results! What model is that? The Monaco brochure site skips from 2003 to 2005.

BTW...is that a residential refrigerator? If so and IMHO...
It is a 2004 Monaco Dynasty Regent. The change between 2003 and 2004 was the mid-ship entry door. The washer and dryer closet was moved to the back. I'm a little freaked out at the age, but the coach is in beautiful condition overall. I've eyeballed all the walls, inside and out, looking for delamination and water damage, and haven't found any problems, but I'll remind our mechanic to look for them. Thank you for the reminder. The tires date to August 2015. All were replaced at the same time - Goodyear RV tires.

It is a residential refrigerator. It has an ice maker! They upgraded from the original, and replaced the inverter at the same time.

There are a few items for us to apply a little TLC that the owner didn't give a rip about, mostly interior updating. There is a rub mark on the back (no cracks), where the owner rubbed the garage door frame. The 3M mask is crazed and yucky, but it's staying because I don't feel like removing it or paying someone to do it. 56K miles, most going from Virginia to Georgia and back.

We're trying not to be too excited as we wait for the mechanic to go see it. It might be Tuesday or Wednesday before he can fit it in...drat it!

Go, Big Blue!
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:31 PM   #54986
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:31 PM   #54987
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Barb,
When that feeling of dread over the reality is no longer enough to stop the thinking, and Sena has mastered everything you have thought up, it might be a time then to consider it seriously....
Perish those thoughts! Just the idea of moving from this coach sends shivers up my spine. Oh the humanity!
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:39 PM   #54988
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We are at the angry Greek in Lawrence! Yum yum!
I guess they were angry when they tried to burn you folks out!
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Pending an inspection, we've bought a Monaco Dynasty.

It was my first time driving a DP. Fairly gusty, no problem. It was much easier than I thought. The current owner helped me learn. It drives like a dream.

He's throwing in a ton of stuff - extension cords, backup parts, a bunch of tools, extension ladder, extra serpentine belt, extra alternator (he had it replaced once but bought two), Euro recliners...

Yikes!

Big Blue Bus!
You liking blue a bit better now, Elizabeth?
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:49 PM   #54991
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Congrats to Bradley & Nick!!! That's amazing and rarely done anymore.
X2+ and so true, how many have that focus these days?
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:02 PM   #54992
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Perish those thoughts! Just the idea of moving from this coach sends shivers up my spine. Oh the humanity!
I think I saw one with an organ grinder. Sena would like it.
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