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2008 Winnebago Vectra

"The 2008 Vectra is the ultimate in luxury, design and comfort"

Winnebago Industries flagship, the Winnebago Vectra, unveils an exciting new chassis design in 2008 – the Maxum, and returns three popular floorplans that provide floorplan flexibility with optional dining and living modules to fit your specific needs.  Winnebago describes the 2008 Vectra as "the ultimate in luxury, design and comfort."  

2008 Winnebago Vectra

The Winnebago Vectra unveils the new Maxum chassis in 2008.  The Maxum features a revolutionary inverted rail design which Winnebago Industries engineers worked closely with Freightliner Custom Chassis to develop.  The 34,320-lb. GVWR Freightliner XCL chassis features an inverted rail design that creates a stronger chassis configuration, a lower center of gravity and incorporates an industry leading 60 degree wheel cut for improved handling and performance.  The Maxum chassis also offers a powerful and clean 425 hp Cummins engine with six-speed transmission, independent front suspension and a rear radiator.  The Vectra’s new clean air diesel engine emits 1/60th of the soot compared to a diesel motor home built in 1988, and provides a 90 percent reduction in emissions.  

The 2008 Vectra features three floorplans, the 40TD, 40FD and 40KD.  The double slide 40TD is spacious with two large slideout rooms – a 30-inch wide flat floor driver’s side slideout that’s 15 feet 11 inches long, and a 24-inch wide passenger side flat floor slide that’s 21 feet 6 inches long.  The galley is forward in the coach, with a dining table and chairs and entertainment center, including a 37-inch high definition LCD TV, mid-coach.  The 40TD also offers an available theater style seating module that’s perfect when watching your favorite movies – especially with the new Sony® Home Theater Sound System that includes a combination DVD/VCR.  Other floorplan highlights include a spacious bathroom with curved walls for an attractive look, two sizable wardrobes and rear 27-inch LCD TV.

Base MSRP for the 2007 Vectra started at $270,406.  We'll bring you details of the 2008 pricing and floorplans when we have them - meanwhile, here's some of the key features for the 2008 Vectra:

  • New Maxum™ chassis featuring a revolutionary inverted stacked rail design
  • Three innovative floorplans – the 40TD, 40FD and 40KD
  • Newly designed exterior basement storage
    60-inch slideout tray with built-in drawers that extend with the tray – optional
  • Side-hinged exterior compartment doors
  • New entrance door with roll-up screen
  • Newly designed dining module with buffet on 40FD and 40KD
  • 37-inch high definition LCD TV is featured on the 40TD and 40FD, with a 32-inch high definition TV found on the 40KD
  • 27-inch LCD TV offered in the bedroom of the 40TD, with a 20-inch LCD featured on the 40FD and 40KD
  • Three new interior decor choices
  • Full body paint with a new design and colors
  • One-piece windshield with radial arm system

2007 Vectra interior pictures:

2007 Winnebago Vectra interior

2007 Winnebago Vectra bedroom 2007 Winnebago Vectra kitchen
2007 Winnebago Vectra storage 2007 Winnebago Vectra cockpit

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2008 Winnebago Vectra

"The 2008 Vectra is the ultimate in luxury, design and comfort"

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Readers comments:

Don Humphreys :   We have checked out many different brands of RV's and for now been basically happy with the Winnebago/Itasca models. We did own a gas model - a 2008 Itasca Sunrise- but deep down, I knew a diesel was what I wanted and so we traded for 2002 Winnebago Journey. I also like the Vectra and may trade in a few years for a slightly newer Vectra model. From what I can tell, all RV's regardless of the manufacturer have issues. IF you are not a fixer-upper person, what's important is to go with a brand that offers a warranty and it will be helpful to find a dealer who will be there for you. The good thing about Winnebago is that they are still in business and do have a dealer network across the US for service. If you are new to RV-ing, it will be helpful to keep in mind that all RV's will need maintenance from time-to-time. I would say that that I would consider Winnebago to be the the minimum quality coach I would consider and it might be good to avoid some of the other 'discount' brands.

Steph :   I think your right about the drop test that they perform at Winnebago, because I purchased a brand new '08 Winnebago Destination and I have got to say the one constant is that it falls to pieces....literally!! I have had so many problems with this RV, I will NEVER purchase another Winnebago product.....PERIOD!!!! P.S. I am NOT a first time RV owner either. Thanks, Steph : )

Bruce McDonald :   I have a new Vectra that has never been titled for $219,000.00. Interested? Bruce.mcdonald@poulsborv.com

Slow Elk :   If you shop around you will find that Winnebago is one of the only manufactures that put fiberglass roofs on ALL their rigs. I was told by other companies that it is too expensive to do that with their lower line of motorhomes.

Ros :   We have a 2006 Vectra and love it but we've had a lot of electrical problems. RVs are very expensive to own and care for.

RV gal :   We LOVE this new set up-wish it had more sleeping quarters but other than that its a beauty!! We don't have one but my friend has one and we love to go with her on trips-very smooth ride...

Ron Keene :   I think this is a beautiful coach. We've had two winnies and been happy with both. I really like the 40FD floorplan. Too expensive for me I'll stick with my 2003.

Mark Purkey :   I bought a 2006 Winnebago Vectra off the show room floor at RV World of Nokomis, FL June of 2007. I used it once, and it has been in the shop 5 different times totaling 7 months, and the issues are still not resolved. I am at wits end and don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?

peteyx :   I don't think I want to buy any coach that has been dropped on its roof!

Jim -Wisconsin :   We have owned our 2007 Vectra (40TD) now. We love it, but have had many problems, leaks, cracks in tile, counter, eletrical and just about everything in between. I will say the dealer and factory are always willing to do whatever it takes to make things right.

NO DOUBT DAVE :   I HAVE A VIDEO OF THE DROP TEST IT IS ALSO PICTURED IN THE BOOK THE WINNEBAGO STORY 1958-1988...I HAVE ALSO TOURED THE PLANT FOUR TIMES AND TOURED AT LEAST 10 OTHERS IN MY TRAVELS....IF YOU DO THE SAME YOU WILL FIND OUT HOW MUCH BETTER AND HOW MORE ADVANCED WINEBAGO IS THAN ANYONE...

BENDAREDUNDAT :   Doubting Tom...stop doubting! I've seen the drop test. It's the real thing...and only Winnebago has the "cahounas" to do it...because they are the REAL THING! Quality!

The Baron :   We own our 2nd Winnebago. We had a 1995 Vectra and now a 2005 Vectra and the quality keeps improving. We plan on owning Winnebago class A's as our travels increase. The 2008 shows the progress that we feel makes Winnebago the leader.

Doubting Tom :   I think someone is yanking someone's chain on this drop-test thing!

Stan Combes :   I had a 1997 Vectra 36WA Grand Tour. Great coach but of course they've come a long way since then. These latest Vectras look superb, particularly like the new floorplan. The interior looks very well thought out.

Ron Morgan :   We've had 3 Winnebagos. The reason why we've gone for Winnies is that we traveled for more than 20 years and we've always seen them. Some of them are old and not as sparkling as the new RVs but they're still on the road. A dealer told us about the drop-test where each new model is hoisted into the air and dropped on its roof to check for structural integrity of a new design. I think Winnie are the only ones who do that. I believe they're strong and reliable because of things like this and our 3 Winnies have been strong and reliable. The new models look really nice, no real changes just progressive improvements.

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