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Perhaps the most striking feature about the new Monaco Signature Class A motorhome is its “sleek, sculpted and sexy” exterior styling, executives for the Coburg, Ore., company say.
“Monaco stretched the boundaries of typical RV design by employing the Porsche Styling Studio of Huntington Beach, Calif., to help design the front and rear caps,” Director of Marketing Jim Mac said at the product’s unveiling at FMCA’s 72nd International Convention, Aug. 16-19 in Redmond, Ore.
“The look is both traditional and yet modern with many of the functional elements, like running lights, bumper and headlights, appearing to have been fully integrated into the design of the coach. And with the huge one-piece windshield, the overall organic appearance of the coach is accentuated.”
Beyond appearances, Monaco’s top-end ‘05 Signature, with MSRP’s starting at $525,000, features Multiplex 12-volt wiring (like that found in bus conversions), a Roadmaster semi-monocoque chassis with 10 airbags and shocks, and an optional Bilstein adjustable ride system (similar to that found in Mercedes and BMW automobiles).
Also part of the Signature package are enhanced safety systems, including anti-lock brakes, automatic traction control, a SEE-Vision multiple-camera system for side and rear visibility and security, and an Eaton-Vorad collision avoidance system.
The Signature comes with a standard 500-hp Cummins ISM power plant, while a 525-hp Cummins ISX or Detroit Series 60 are optional.