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Lurker52

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Posted: 11/04/19 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Everyone,

My 2001 Monaco knight turned 100k on our trip out west. I have owned it for a little over a year. I have had a few issues with it but seem to have them worked out. The RV preformed pretty well on our trip from Florida to Wyoming and back. It is a little under powered with only a 5.9 Cummins (300 HP). Big hills will slow it down, but I am never in that big a hurry. I considered selling it but we have everything pretty much the way we want it. Replacing it with a substantial upgrade would cost probable at least double what I have in this one. So we have decided to keep it for a while longer. We are planning another trip out west next summer.

My questions is for those who have older motorhomes with over 100k mile on them. Are you confident in your motor to go to 150-200k mileage? I know anything can happen at any time mechanically. I have read a lot of posts of people having major problems with RV that have a lot less mileage them mine.

How long will the little 5.9 go? I will probable keep it a few more years and maybe up to around 150K or so. My Ram had 155k on it when I sold it and it had no issues and probable still running strong. I know maintenance and upkeep is key to keeping any RV in good working order.

I look forward to hearing all your experiences.

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I think you're closer to 235 HP.


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Our rig is close to 200,000 miles on Chev 7.4 gas engine.
I do normal maintenance each year to anticipate possible problems on the road. I do some have my big shop check other checks.


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300HP according to all the manuals and the mechanic. Not looking for an argument

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165,000 miles, just keep up with the maintenance.


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You are doing better than my friend that had $47000.00 of repairs in 28K miles on his tiffin. Not a normal but true for them.

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Cummins engines in semis regularly get a million miles. Regular maintainence is the key. Your coach will fall apart long before the engine.

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js218 wrote:

165,000 miles, just keep up with the maintenance.


Check the plaque on the side of the timing cover.
The 8.3 was in the 300-350 range.

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100k just shows it was put together right , didn't blow up during
break in .

You probably know about the recall on the rear trailing arms for your
chassis .
Chances are the arms have already been replaced , so an alert just in
case .

The original Monaco is long gone so you will have to pay for it
yourself .
Source Engineering makes replacements .

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2001 did not use the same trailing arms Per Source Engineering. The bad one started in 2002

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