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Old 08-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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1996 Monaco Executive 40ft

Looking at a 1996 Monaco Executive, would like input on these coaches, good, bad or any thing specificly to look for. thanks
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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We have a 1996 Holiday Rambler Navigator. I think it was built by Monaco Coach. I know 1996 is about the year that Harley Davidson quit building Holiday Rambler and Monaco took over so that is kind of a transition year. Having said that our MH is built brick solid and seems to run great with just a few minor issues. We have a Spartan Chassis with the 400 Cumins and no slides. We absolutely love it just wish we could spend more time in it.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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The coach you're looking at is one model above mine. It has the Roadmaster chassis. It is an extremely well designed and well built coach.

I assume that it does not have a tag axle. Some owners of the roadmaster chassis coaches without tag report a wandering condition. So I think it would be advisable to take the coach for a good long drive to make sure it handles nicely.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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I bought that very coach new and loved it for 40k miles served the 5 of us well.

Had two minor electrical issues; 1) alternator/regulator failed at 10k

2) periodically the brake lights would stay on do not remember the fix.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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Newest member here chiming in. we have a '98 exec and except for the slide I believe they are the same well built coach. We do have the 450hp Cummins but boy do we love our Exec. We have about 55,000 miles on it now and no problems to speak of. I love how well it's built. Full pass through storage was a must for me.Only problem I have is the ABS light stays on but I don't think I want to pay for the many hours to diagnose the possible problem.
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