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Old 04-16-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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Question Roadmaster vs. freightliner vs. maxum

trying to make a decision on a Monaco Diplomat or Knight vs. Damon Tuscany. Have heard from a service person that the Roadmaster chassis will provide a much better ride and less of a 'truck' feel than a Freightliner. Can anyone comment based on experience / knowledge of both? Also saw a Journey which is on a Maxum chassis and am wondering the same thing about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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calvin18....The Journey is not on the Maxim chassis, only the Tour and Vectra.
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trying to make a decision on a Monaco Diplomat or Knight vs. Damon Tuscany. Have heard from a service person that the Roadmaster chassis will provide a much better ride and less of a 'truck' feel than a Freightliner. Can anyone comment based on experience / knowledge of both? Also saw a Journey which is on a Maxum chassis and am wondering the same thing about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Maxum chassis is also a Freightliner chassis that is custom built for Winnebago. I now own a Roadmaster Chassis with 8 air bags and previously owned a Freightliner with four air bags. It would not be fare for me to compare my experience with the Freightliner to the Roadmaster on ride quality because my Roadmaster is much longer than the Freightliner was. I think the short answer would be that the Roadmaster will handle better and have less rock and roll. The Freightliner will have a softer ride.

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thanks to everyone for their posts....we ended up buying the Monaco Diplomat because of the much better ride and driveability....picking it up on Thursday to begin the next adventure
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thanks to everyone for their posts....we ended up buying the Monaco Diplomat because of the much better ride and driveability....picking it up on Thursday to begin the next adventure
The trick with Monaco is getting rid of the Monroe shocks. Bilstein or Koni's significantly improve the ride quality and stability. The Koni's are not quite as smooth as the Bilsteins but the Koni's really decrease the pitch and roll on an already stable platform.

I've noticed very little push/pull when pass by a large truck and good sidewind stability. The FL has a little softer ride but I think the addition of good shocks really tame the Roadmaster chassis resulting in a good ride.

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