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Old 04-01-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Well we did it. We drove to Grass Valley and bought a lovely and slightly used 2004 42' Dynasty with Cummins 400 ISL. We looked around at a lot of units and found this MH at Demartini's and will pick it up next week. I am a bit intimidated driving this unit through the Rockies, our last MH was a 1996 34' Bounder, so this will be quite a change. We are thrilled with the Dynasty, it looks almost new, the previous owners must have looked after it with care. Any suggestions regarding driving through the mountains or anything to do with the Dynasty would be appreciated.

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Well we did it. We drove to Grass Valley and bought a lovely and slightly used 2004 42' Dynasty with Cummins 400 ISL. We looked around at a lot of units and found this MH at Demartini's and will pick it up next week. I am a bit intimidated driving this unit through the Rockies, our last MH was a 1996 34' Bounder, so this will be quite a change. We are thrilled with the Dynasty, it looks almost new, the previous owners must have looked after it with care. Any suggestions regarding driving through the mountains or anything to do with the Dynasty would be appreciated.

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:51 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:20 AM   #4
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The extra 8 feet will not be a big difference. I believe you will find the handling to be very much improved and it will take a short time to feel more at ease with the Dynasty.

Like Drifter said, enjoy!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:34 AM   #5
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Fossilhound...
Woo-HOOO!! I think you now need a sprinkling of "Monaco Karma"...just say "karma please" and it will be done...

Is this your new rig?


I like it....

Congrats again!


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Yes it is, Karma please, can't wait.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:37 AM   #7
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You have some extra special Karma that came your way! Congrats and welcome to our "Monaco Family"!! (If you don't like the avatar ...let me know and I will change it!)

Please tell Jon DeMartini that Becky O says "hello" for me also!


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Old 04-02-2008, 01:52 PM   #8
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Thank you for the Karma,

We dealt with Jon and Tim, have been in touch with Tim over the last year but Jon looked after us at the dealership. The new location looks great, a very pleasant and no pressure sales organization.
What's not to like about the avatar?

All I have to do now is get the Dynasty home without hurting it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #9
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Fossilhound...You will do just fine..if I can drive a 40'...you can certainly drive your 42'!
(Just remember... your turning point will be different in a DP over a gassser!)

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Old 04-03-2008, 02:23 AM   #10
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I think you will find that the 400 ISL will make going up the hills a pleasure and the exhaust brake will make going down a lot safer than with the old Bounder.

A very nice looking coach and we would love to have a tag axle. Its on my wish list.

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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 Fossilhound:
Well we did it. We drove to Grass Valley and bought a lovely and slightly used 2004 42' Dynasty with Cummins 400 ISL. We looked around at a lot of units and found this MH at Demartini's and will pick it up next week. I am a bit intimidated driving this unit through the Rockies, our last MH was a 1996 34' Bounder, so this will be quite a change. We are thrilled with the Dynasty, it looks almost new, the previous owners must have looked after it with care. Any suggestions regarding driving through the mountains or anything to do with the Dynasty would be appreciated.

Thanks (Future Dynasty Owner) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:31 AM   #11
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Thanks for all your encouragement, I can't wait to go and pick it up. Should be in the driver's seat in about a week with a big grin that will have to be surgically removed.
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You'll love your Dynasty, I had one before trading up to the Signature...One thing I would suggest is that when you get the chance see about getting the latest updates for your ISL. There seems to be new updates coming out all the time.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:47 PM   #13
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Hello All,

Got home last night after learning to drive the 2004 Dynasty from Grass Valley all the way north to Alberta. After frightening others on the I-80 and points north, I managed to get the coach home through snow, rain and high winds. The Dynasty ran like a fine watch, not one single item of complaint, no problems with any of the systems. The power and ride are uncomparable to our old but beloved Bounder. It was a pleasure to drive along the highways, climb through the mountains and actually slow the unit down with the Jake brake. Needless to say we are very happy with our "new" motorhome and can't wait to get on the road.

Thanks to all for your help and encouragement.

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Fossilhound,
Glad you have your "new" rig. I can imagine the difference between it and your older Bounder. We also had a Bounder (94) before this Dip.
Better call DeMartini and tell him to stop trying to sell your coach at the "Big sales event" this week. MM and I had this discussion just this AM as I noticed the coach listed for sale again.
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