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
This was replaced this year with a brand new 2017 Toyota Tundra and a 2018 FOREST RIVER WILDWOOD HERITAGE GLEN 24RLSHL