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Old 10-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Newbie to this site here... thinking of getting a Vectra and have two chices, a 2007 and a 2008. I believe the 2008 has the new Maxxum chassis. Any other major differences I should consider? Is it worth paying a premium of say 10% to get a new 2008 vs. and one year old (but still new) 2007?

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Newbie to this site here... thinking of getting a Vectra and have two chices, a 2007 and a 2008. I believe the 2008 has the new Maxxum chassis. Any other major differences I should consider? Is it worth paying a premium of say 10% to get a new 2008 vs. and one year old (but still new) 2007?

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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John, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I am not up on the actual differences of this coach's production years. One thing to keep in mind is what the model year will have on it's value in just a few months. If the saving outway this then it may be a non-issue, otherwise you would want the dealer to reduce the price of the 07 even further. I am sure there will be Winnebago owners coming forth to help out in the other areas very shortly. Good luck and enjoy the hunt.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:58 AM   #4
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Welcome John to the IRV2 website, if the Maxxum is a upgrade chassis you may want to consider the 2008.
Have you driven both chassis to get some kind of gut feeling on which is better ?
Let the forum know how you made out. Ed.S
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:41 AM   #5
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That would be a tough choice....the improved storage of the new Maxxum chassis is tempting. However, I'd prefer the side radiator configuration of the 2007 coach. I wouldn't worry too much about the difference in valuation unless you think you will be trading in a few years. If I could make a good deal on the 2007, I would not hesitate.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #6
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I saw the new Maxuum chassis at the Taco Dome RV show and was pretty impressed. A lot more storage and almost twice the grey water storage. Front axle is rated about 2k less though. Don't know why.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:36 AM   #7
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Two reasons to buy the '07 vs. the '08:
1) Winnie is offering a $6K rebate, check here and on their website. Good thru Nov 10th.

2) Part of that 10% price increase ($20K) is the new diesel engines with the particulate filter/regeneration system in them. They add about $10-15K to the price of a new coach, and who knows about maintenance on them? Not too many out there yet.

So it sounds you could get quite a discount on the '07 vs the upgrades of the '08. Decisions, decisions....
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That rebate offer reads as if it is only good on Itasca's rigs, not Winnebago's.
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Nope. Good on Winnebago's too. I checked it out.
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I to would opt for the 07, I am not comfortable with the new smog motors yet. All that money you will save buys a lot of diesel fuel ya know
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