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Old 12-05-2018, 02:38 PM   #15
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:54 AM   #16
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Good morning all. It seems I have narrowed down my choices to the following: 2001 Monaco Signature (great condition, tag, may be the lead horse), 2007 Monaco Dynasty, 2003 Monaco Dynasty, 2002 amd 2001 Foretravel U320 - both in great condition. Negotiating the price where I want it will be a heavy determinate.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:00 AM   #17
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Good morning all. It seems I have narrowed down my choices to the following: 2001 Monaco Signature (great condition, tag, may be the lead horse), 2007 Monaco Dynasty, 2003 Monaco Dynasty, 2002 amd 2001 Foretravel U320 - both in great condition. Negotiating the price where I want it will be a heavy determinate.
Make sure you check the Foretravels for bulk head separation.
Also I believe the 2002 FT had zipper crack issues were the rear cap meets the sidewall.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:17 PM   #18
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Looks like I am getting very close to settling on a '05 Monaco Dynasty, 3 slides, Cummins 400, tag axle. My offer is subject to an inspection which I will hire at my cost. Any last words of advise about this particular brand/model that I need to know before committing? Thanks for all your help!
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:53 AM   #19
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2001 HR Navigator

The Monoco is a outstanding coach, the model you are considering has many features similar to our Navigator. You can thoroughly research the coach online. We have a 500 Cummins with the big Allison and find that to be all the power a 50,000 lb rig needs. The build quality for those Monocos and HRís was quite good through those years. You may still have the ISM model engine as well which is one of the most reliable, not to say the later version isnít dependable.

The Aqua Hot is a sweet heating system, requires a little maintenance but is so well balanced itís worth it. One feature that I really noticed with the construction of these bigger Roadmaster tag chassis is the rock solid feel and quietness rolling down the road and when parked. Even a 18 year old rig with 70K is like a new high end coach when rolling down the highway.

Another feature that is appealing is the design cues of the big Monocos are very consistent over the years, other than headlight upgrades and technology upgrades the outward appearance of these coaches changes very subtly. That plus the shear number of rigs they have produced makes it more maintenance friendly across the country.

Obviously to own a newer higher end coach with the latest design and tech features can get you in the front row but that comes with its cost. It seems that once the manufacturers ironed out the operating dynamics of the slide out in the late 90ís and early 2000ís and started putting sufficient power in the DPís that the playing field started to level out. That plus the ability to upgrade and customize your coach has made the ownership of 15-20 year old rigs much less onerous than it used to be.

I would be comfortable saying that a reasonably well maintained coach of the vintages you are considering will provide you with all the comfort and reliability of a newer model provided you continue to keep it in good operating condition. Enjoy the experience, the folks that share your enthusiasm are a special breed, kinda of like the original pioneers that explored and settled this country. Youíll meet all kinds of personalities with all kinds of rigs, the common bond is the desire to experience the freedom of the road and to see whatís around the next turn.
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Any Safari rig would be worth looking at IMO... I am very impressed with the quality in my Safari Class C.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:39 AM   #21
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Happy New Year to everyone. I am still sorting through the offerings in coaches, but I want to offer something up to you. If you are seeking to sell your coach and would like some advice on what works and does not work for potential buyers, please feel free to reach out to me. I am the perfect candidate for offering you a perspective from a "green" buyer on what makes the advert appealing to a potential buyer on sites such as RV Trader and RVT. I have seen hundreds of adverts, inspected coaches via an inspection company, spoken to lots of sellers, and viewed a ton of pics. I'll be glad to share my advice if you find yourself needing input. Cheers and Safe Travels!
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Going back that far in years you really want to stay with the high line coaches. Newell Foretravel country coach Monaco and others if you can find one that was well loved you will be golden. Newell and Foretravel have their own forums and some on there have beautiful units for sale for very reasonable prices.
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Oldsman41, thanks. What’s your opinion on Beaver and Newmar?
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Happy New Year to everyone. I am still sorting through the offerings in coaches, but I want to offer something up to you. If you are seeking to sell your coach and would like some advice on what works and does not work for potential buyers, please feel free to reach out to me. I am the perfect candidate for offering you a perspective from a "green" buyer on what makes the advert appealing to a potential buyer on sites such as RV Trader and RVT. I have seen hundreds of adverts, inspected coaches via an inspection company, spoken to lots of sellers, and viewed a ton of pics. I'll be glad to share my advice if you find yourself needing input. Cheers and Safe Travels!
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How many coaches have you purchased and ussed extensivley to gain that knowledge .
Of what works and doesnt work marketing a coach.
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Thank you John. I am not proposing to answer the specification or techinical questions. The owner should know that better than anyone, and that’s your time to shine. I am proposing to offer perspective from a first time buyer on how you may want to tailor your ads. For example, pics of the shower with the owner’s/family’s soap, shampoo bottles, and sponges in it can be a turnoff. You may want to stage items (like a spa advert), but I dont recommend sellers submitting pics in its normal state. It sounds like common sense, but apparently its not when you see some of these pics of coaches being sold for upwards of $100k.
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Sorry I didnít get right back. Donít know much about the older beaver or Newmar. Iím also looking for something to full time in so my low end coach would be a Foretravel than Newell and the Prevost. Their are some nice 96-99 prevost out there for 90-120 thousand i know double what you want to spend. The Foretravel are really nice and again check the bulkheads. Good luck.
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