Rear diesel advantages:
very quiet, no motor noise or heat !!
100 k is like 20k to a gas motor
the alison 6 sp is a wonderful trans.
ours gets 13.5 w/toad .
big shower and bathroom. very comfortable. steering box mounted on front axle= no sway steer . everything on chassis is heavy duty... oil change every 7500 miles.
oil bath front wheel bearings.
if it needed parts gas parts are easy to get and almost any place can work on them,
but you work on diesel far less .
We have the same motor home. and really like it.. fiberglass roof ( it's repairable you can patch it, rather than have to buy an entire roof)
effortlessly hauls butt. only "bad thing I can think of, is the floors are thin veneer covering 1" blue foam. very good thermally, how ever, if you drop something heavy the foam may crush making a "soft" spot.. oh yea, the HD AC unit on the side, cools the rv in minuets.. every thing heavy is low on the chassis. no slid outs to fail or brake.
Most every one I've talked to that owned one, say they wished they had it back .
driver door, tiger trap in floor (large storage box ) 100 gallons fuel, 100 gallons water, 105 holding.. solar panels on roof.. if you can find one cheap, they are an excellent buy... but that is my experience only.. if you have any questions regarding the VECTRA, pls email me I'd be happy to share any info I have.. 8-)
Dan Asbjornsen and Patty Chatman and Sadie the Wonder dog.
1995 Winnebago Vectra 35RQ Cummis 6BTA5.9 Allisn MD3060 6 speed. Spartan WC-2242 chassis
toad is 1986 "last of a bread" Jeep CJ7 Auto..