2015 Monaco Dynasty 45P Review
Drive like you’re the King of the Road in the new Monaco Dynasty. Built with power and decorated with style, your long road trips will feel like royal vacations.
With only one floorplan to choose from – the 45P – Monaco makes your choice easy. The 2015 Monaco Dynasty 45P has a gross vehicle weight rating of 51,000 lbs, front gross axle weight rating of 17,000 lbs, tag gross axle weight rating of 14,000 lbs, rear gross axle weight rating of 20,000 lbs, gross combined weight rating of 66,000 lbs, hitch weight of 15,000 lbs, and tongue weight of 1,500 lbs. For dimensions, the Dynasty has an overall length of 44’11.5”, overall height of 12’11”, overall width of 102”, interior height of 84”, and interior width of 96”. As for the tanks the Dynasty holds 100 gallons of fresh water, 60 gallons of grey water and 40 gallons of black water.
Monaco gives you two chassis options: the Roadmaster B500i and the Roadmaster B600i. Both options are Freightliner SLM models. The B500i has a Cummins ISX12 engine, while the B600i has a Cummins ISX15 engine. Both engines are equipped with a three-stage engine brake. For horsepower, the B500i has 500HP and the B600i has 600HP. Both have a fuel capacity of 150 gallons. They also have an Allison 4000 MH six-speed transmission, equipped with electronic shift.
When you walk inside the Monaco Dynasty, you’ll instantly notice craftsmanship and refined design. Throughout the space, decorative soffits come with crown molding. Cabinet door hinges are fully concealed and adjustable. Windows have hardwood treatments. Cabinetry and moldings are custom-designed with premium hardwood. The Soft Touch padded ceiling is adorned with decorative trim.
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Behind the wheel, you will drive while comfortably seated in the ultraleather power and heated seats. If geography wasn’t your best subject in school, you’ll want to utilize the GPS. The space is equipped with Bluetooth, vision cameras, LED reading lights, and privacy shades.
With a mid-coach Sony entertainment system, you have what equates to a movie theatre in your living room. The Sony 50” LED TV comes with a sound bar and subwoofer. As well, the Dynasty also features Sony Blu-ray DVD with Wi-Fi. Enhance your theatre experience by lowering the power roller shades and sinking into your cozy Villa Ultraleather sofa. If you have to take work on the road, you’ll be thankful for the desk workstation, equipped with a pop-up 110V/USB outlet. After a long road trip, uncork a bottle of wine and enjoy the rest of your night by the electric fireplace.
With an abundance of storage space in the Dynasty’s kitchen (there’s even a spice rack), you can store all of your cutlery and dishes with plenty of extra room. The custom utensil drawers have roller bearing, full-extension drawer guides. A pullout counter extension adds extra prep space. Prepare dinner in front of the decorative backsplash and chop veggies on luxurious countertops that feature decorative edge treatment. Dynasty’s appliances are as fancy as its polished, solid-surface countertops. Store food in the French-door residential refrigerator, equipped with an icemaker. Cook on the flush-mount electric two-burner induction cooktop. Reheat food in the stainless steel convection microwave oven. Rinse dishes in the stainless steel under-mount double-bowl sink. The high-rise, single-level galley faucet comes with a sprayer.
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Designed to recharge and rejuvenate, Dynasty’s Master Bedroom is top of the class. It features a queen bed, which could be upgraded to a king. A Sony 32” LED HDTV and Sony Blu-ray DVD player provides late-night entertainment. Humid, summer nights can be tamed with the two-speed ceiling fan. You won’t need to save coins for laundromats because the Dynasty is equipped with a stacked washer/dryer. The two nightstands have 110V and USB outlets. Storage space seems unlimited with the cedar-lined wardrobe, key-actuated hidden safe, under-bed storage, overhead cabinetry above the bed, and a shoe storage rear wardrobe. When you’re ready to get your beauty sleep, pull down the power roller shades and crawl into bed.
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Every royal family needs a grooming station. Dynasty’s Master Bathroom gives you the space you need to wash, brush and powder. The large shower is enclosed with a glass door and lit up by a large skylight. It features a residential hand-held showerhead. The solid surface shower surround is decorated with hand-laid tile inlay, while the under-mount glass bowl sink is decorated with LED accents. The Dynasty brings toilet bowl luxury to a whole new level, featuring the Tecma Silence Plus 2-button vacuum flush toilet.
With a myriad of features, the 2015 Monaco Dynasty 45P is all about luxury on the road. It retails for around $640,000. Visit MonacoCoach.com for more information.