Now I Want One

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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Made a massive mistake today took a new Monaco out for a test drive. It had a Cummins 325 pusher Allison 6 speed box and was a twin sofa twin slide model 34ft long.

    It was fantastic, so easy to drive and so much power now I feel sick as a parrot cos ****I Want One**** :cry: :cry:

    Seriously what a great bit of kit I did'nt think it could be so different from mine.The one on springs with gas shocks was a much nicer ride than the one on full air which was a bit harsh but handled better on tight bends.

    I'm sitting here looking at the brochures and thinking about a trip to USA with a view to importing. Has anyone on the forum done this and is it worth the effort and are the savings as much as they appear to be? If I decide to go for one and can't haggle a deal in the UK I would like to do it and tour the USA for a while before exporting home has anyone tried that if so what are the pitfalls?.
     
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    Was that the "Cayman" Ror?
     
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  4. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Hi Jim
    Yes "Cayman" full air which apparently is better when loaded.
    "La Palma" springs and gas.

    Both have same chasis running gear engine and g/box
     
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    I would need the air to show off at meets, that big Hissssss sounds great:BigGrin:
     
  6. Bryan

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    Jim,

    I've just popped outside with my tape recorder, especially for you, and hope this will keep you going until I pull up next to you at a meet soon...:Wink:

    Turn your sound up and...

    <<click here>>
     
  7. fordy

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    LIKE IT :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    FORDY:Rofl1:
     
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    Curry for dinner tonight then Bryan???

    :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    :thanks:Hisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss:Eeek:

    That's a bloody big snake Bryan.:Sad:
     
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  10. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Now I know I definately don't want air, imagine pulling up on a nice quiet little Cotswolds CC site and making that noise, guarenteed not to make friends. :Laughing: :Laughing:
     
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    ror it's only a little scratch :cry: no need to change her yet:thumb:
     
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    My Brake Buddy got more poke than that:Rofl1:
    New competition coming up whats that sound:thumb:
     
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    well keep it clean geo:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Hi Lugnutt yeah it is only a little scratch but whats the betting if I tried to part ex it the salesman would make out it's as big as The Grand Canyon.

    Hope your vans alright now mate
     
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    Huge moneysaving tip:

    - record that HISSSSSSSSS noise onto CD, then just turn up your stereo when you park up, opne yoour windows, and play it to the adudience.

    Job done!
     
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    I absolutely adore the whistling noise the engine in my Monaco Knight makes!

    Doug
     
  17. Forestboy

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    Hi Doug
    I see you have a Monaco.
    You may have noticed from the threads I may be looking to upgrade and I really fancy a Monaco. What is it like to own? is the build quality as good as the sales pitch would have you believe? If I look at secondhand what problems should I be aware of. Are they worth the money?

    Hope you don't mind all the questions but I would appreciate some advice.
    Thanks
     

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