Hey Bob - welcome aboard! We looked over a View quite a bit while we were in Forest City this May. Jane and I were very impressed with the package as are apparently lots of other people. I believe it has been a hot seller for Winnie.
Mercedes builds some of the best diesels in the world and the smaller diesels are extremely popular in Europe. We recently sold our MB E320 wagon a few months ago and it was the best handling car we have ever owned (besides my Corvette which Jane made me sell a few years ago
If you have never owned a diesel vehicle before you will find that every gas station you see will NOT necessarily have diesel. You will soon learn to stare at the station's marquee looking for the diesel price along with the gasoline prices. Generally we have found on the Interstates, the exit services signs will usually state "Diesel" if a gas station carries diesel.
Read your 10 pounds of manuals carefully to understand maintenance requirements. Ask your dealer lots of questions. Any Jiffy Lube could probably do an oil change for you - I have no idea who the "factory" servicing business would be. For us it is Freightliner or we can go to Cummins for the engine/gen set. I'll bet all will be revealed on delivery.
Be SURE and have a steak at The Branding Iron in Thompson while you are in Forest City.