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Old 05-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #15
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Hi there.
Bought a new 2011 Knight 40' last July have put over 8000 miles on it.
Except for the some ususal miscl. type bugs that needed to be worked out coach has been great.
Have had no chassis problems whatsoever. Have had a shade recall,and a recall on a pump seal for the hydraulics. The engine is strong and coach handles good and is quiet. The Knight is my 6th Class A coach that I have purchased new the last 3 have all been DP's a Journey,(My first DP) a Providence(Number 2) and now the Monaco Knight. The Journey had a lot of problems with,the Fleetwood Providence no major problems. The mpg has been a pleasent suprise my average for all 8000 miles is 9.3 mpg and thats pulling a Jeep Wrangler 4 door.
Of course you should drive one and decide for yourself.
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Hi there.
Bought a new 2011 Knight 40' last July have put over 8000 miles on it.
Except for the some ususal miscl. type bugs that needed to be worked out coach has been great.
Have had no chassis problems whatsoever. Have had a shade recall,and a recall on a pump seal for the hydraulics. The engine is strong and coach handles good and is quiet. The Knight is my 6th Class A coach that I have purchased new the last 3 have all been DP's a Journey,(My first DP) a Providence(Number 2) and now the Monaco Knight. The Journey had a lot of problems with,the Fleetwood Providence no major problems. The mpg has been a pleasent suprise my average for all 8000 miles is 9.3 mpg and thats pulling a Jeep Wrangler 4 door.
Of course you should drive one and decide for yourself.
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Have you had any issues with "wandering" at all? I do very much plan on test driving it when I get back. I have found that there will be two major RV shows when I return, one is in VA which I am going to be in September to see my daughter so we will go there, the other is in TX in August which I will go to also. I am very excited for this because I have been planning on it for the last two years, but have not had any time to check them out, and I was a little nervous for the price. Thanks for the info.
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That was the name of the dealer ( "Motor Home Specialist" ) with the LOWEST price I've ever seen on the internet. I NEVER had a wondering problem with my Navastar. Only problem was the WIND pushing me aka coach around. Solved that with sway bars, safe T plus, Hendersons' steer, and NEW Koni's. A few engine mods and RVing we go. deSanford
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:34 PM   #18
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Elkhntr, We bought ours from MHS as well, couldn't have been happier with the process. We should have checked the tire pressures, but were in a bit of a hurry to get home. I think you're looking at the last '11 Knight around, and in my opinion quite a bargain. The '12 knights have a different front and rear cap, air leveling and a smart wheel + cost a lot more. Russ
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The 36PFT has the BEST floor plan that my wife of 45 years has ever been in. So we bought one. I have a HAPPY life, because I have a HAPPY wife. deSanford PS HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the MOTHERS.
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I have to agree, We looked at some much longer rigs, that had less functional space. I especially like that the entire bathroom is in one room, it's use doesn't limit access to the rear of the coach.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:43 AM   #21
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Have you had any issues with "wandering" at all? I do very much plan on test driving it when I get back. I have found that there will be two major RV shows when I return, one is in VA which I am going to be in September to see my daughter so we will go there, the other is in TX in August which I will go to also. I am very excited for this because I have been planning on it for the last two years, but have not had any time to check them out, and I was a little nervous for the price. Thanks for the info.
The rig tracks true no wandering issues to speak of.
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The rig tracks true no wandering issues to speak of.
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I have to agree, We looked at some much longer rigs, that had less functional space. I especially like that the entire bathroom is in one room, it's use doesn't limit access to the rear of the coach.
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Do you have the Maxxforce 10 350 hp? Do you have any trouble keeping yours on the road, not that I am worried about that too much as I am going to be living in it for the next two years more than I will be traveling. I still have two more years of military service and found out I am being assigned to a Training Post to train new recruits how to work on Army Helicopters. Thank you all for the great info and I can't wait for us to return to the states safely so I can begin my new found interest of being an RVer, ok an RV live er in er. I do plan on using it to go across country though at least a couple or times, and yup before I retire too, hehe. Again all thanks for the help and info.
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I don't have any trouble driving this thing, it's actually fun. You need to learn the drill on making turns, how to know where you are in the lane, following distance, and backing. All simple, after a little practice. I drove it for the first time, in any diesel RV, through Ft Worth rush hour traffic, without incident. (except the white knuckle marks my wife left on the passenger arm rests). There are some very good instructional videos posted on the Lazy Days RV's web site, give them a look.
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Elk Hunter. I have the MAXFORCE 10 with the engine brake. It runs great, handles better than I expected, and climbs like a goat. You will love the space.


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Elk Hunter. I have the MAXFORCE 10 with the engine brake. It runs great, handles better than I expected, and climbs like a goat. You will love the space.


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Thank you Kevin123, I have been reading alot about the Maxxforce 10, and the Monaco Knight itself and really let it persuade me without even physically looking at it. I know I have a big decision ahead of me on the purchase....not matter what it is, and I don't plan on jumping into it, but of all the floorplans that I have looked at so far, I really like this one. It's not too big and not too small, the engine, with the reviews I have read, has plenty of power to do what I need it to do. I have been single for the last 7 years and haven't collected a ton of stuff so needing storage wouldn't be an issue either because I have nothing, the things I do have I plan on selling anyway. The price seems to be just right too for what I have been looking at. I have already been given a loan through USAA but they seem a little high with the interest rate so I am going to do a little bit of looking around when it comes time to purchase it. Not to be too forward but does anyone know of any other good places someone might get a loan for a purchase like this? All in all, like I said, everything else that I have looked at that is in my price range, I really haven't liked the floorplan, and my dad always has told me "Son are you buying that for you, or for your friends" and that's how I have always made any pricey purchases. Again, thanks for the help.
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Elkhntr, We had pre-arranged credit, but MHS shopped the deal and got us a better rate. Remember, you will get to deduct the interest, as this qualifies as a home mortgage.
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Check out ESSEX credit. I got a loan from them through Costco. Lowest rate around 4.5%. I paid cash for the motor home to get the BEST deal, and then financed it in order to get the interest write off as a second home. Costco even sends you a $100.00 "gift" card. NO points or any other fees. I only had to pay to have the documents Fed Exed to us. Notary was FREE at our back. Maybe you can do better...........deSanford
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