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Old 02-25-2020, 03:35 PM   #1
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2002 Monaco Safari Sahara model 3756 input needed

Going to take a look at 2002 Monaco Safari Sahara model 3756 with Roadmaster chassis Cummins engine(not sure which hp) advice/opinions? Side note: Reading other posts I saw several reference to buying or looking at PPL lots. Who’s PPL and why look/buy there? Thanks again, “Nuts”
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Look at the bottom corners of the slide outs for separation and rot.
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Just remember that the odds that the first or second MH that you look at is as nice as you want it to be is slim. Don't go looking at a particular MH thinking that you'll soon be buying it. Be overly critical.
Pictures are nice but nothing like looking in person. Many MH's can be eliminated in just seconds when looking in person.
I've personally eliminated a whole manufacturer by just looking at a couple in person. I won't say which one but certain things become apparent when you start looking in person.
Monaco's, HR, have several years that were prone to slide leaks. I still love Monaco's and wouldn't hesitate to buy the right one after looking in person.

In the last couple of weeks I've been to a couple of the PPL lots and I love being able to look without any pressure. Don't forget that many of the PPL MH's are there because of the 3 D's. Death, divorce, or debt. An honest (IMO) saleswoman that we found last month told us that about consignment and I've found it to be true at PPL. I looked at a foretravel last weekend at PPL that was immaculate.
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Going to take a look at 2002 Monaco Safari Sahara model 3756 with Roadmaster chassis Cummins engine(not sure which hp) advice/opinions? Side note: Reading other posts I saw several reference to buying or looking at PPL lots. Who’s PPL and why look/buy there? Thanks again, “Nuts”
Which Roadmaster chassis?
The RR4R has had dangerous failures with trailing arms on the rear axle breaking. The later RR8R and RR8S chassis didn't have those problems.
Source Engineering has produced a kit with much sturdier construction that is highly regarded. The price 3 years ago was in the neighborhood of $5,000, IIRC.
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Which Roadmaster chassis?
The RR4R has had dangerous failures with trailing arms on the rear axle breaking. The later RR8R and RR8S chassis didn't have those problems.
Source Engineering has produced a kit with much sturdier construction that is highly regarded. The price 3 years ago was in the neighborhood of $5,000, IIRC.
Please note this only applies to one chassis that Monaco/ Safari used. They used a total of 4 different chassis models for this coach. I know because I have the coach in question. This is a quote from another forum on the subject.

"The recall affects Rear Suspension Trailing Arms ONLY ON THE R4R and RR4R CHASSIS with the "Monaco Gold" or sometimes referred to as "R-Way" suspension. It is an in-house copy of the Neway suspension. It does NOT include any suspension systems made by Neway or Reyco.
The recalled R-Way arm goes UNDER the rear axle and is made of 3" square tubing. They are on either side in the rear. The rear air bag is bolted to the rear/back end of the trailing arm. The center of the trailing arm is bolted to the rear axle with a large u-bolt and plates and the front is bolted to the frame. The cracks happen on the upper or lower portion of the center of the trailing arm where the u-bolt holds it to the axle.
You can identify the Reyco rear suspension (NOT AFFECTED BY THE RECALL) by the trailing arms that go over the axle rather than under."


I just wanted to make sure the right information got out for an informed choice.
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