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Old 11-09-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Monaco Safari Cheetah 2004 DP Motorhome

I found a 2004 Monaco Safari Cheetah Diesel Pusher online 38pdq with 16,361 miles, four slides, 330 Cat with Cat Generator. I am going to have it inspected by an independent inspector.

Anything in particular that I should be on the lookout for or has anybody had any complaints and/or comments about these rigs?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Here's the archived brochure on this coach.


According to the brochure, this coach has the RR4R chassis, which means 4 air bag chassis. These are the chassis with the reported trailing arm failure problem.

You need to find out if the suspension trailing arms have been replaced, preferably by Source Engineering.

Some report that this chassis rides very rough, and that in addition to new replacement heavier designed trailing arms, Source Engineering also have a kit to improve the ride.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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I have an 05 and love it. Just be sure the trailing arms have been replaced or offer about $3K less. Have had no problem with the ride.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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Our 05 Cheetah has been great! As mentioned before, the trailing arm issue should be addressed. One of our factory trailing arms failed at around 16k miles. The Source Enginering trailing arm is far superior.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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The rig is located in AZ. How do I found a service center that can replace the trailing arms if they do indeed need replacement?? Is there a website I can go to so that I can find a service center? They are currently offering 65,000 for it, but the guy really wants to get rid of it. So I might offer 60,000 to take it off his hands and that would cover the cost of fixing the trailing arms. Did they make this particular rig with the 8 airbag chassis or were they all made with the 4 airbag??
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:21 PM   #6
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I have a 2003 safari sahara. There were 3 types of trailing arms used and only one has the cracking problem. Mine were OK. There is a post somewhere that discribes these types but I can't remember where. try a search on this forum and see what comes up.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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trailing arms

Here's the thread discussing the arms.


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