Vita 24F--may be new owner this weekend!
Hello! My name is Cathi and I am close to deciding on a new Vita 24F. I would really prefer a View/Navion 24J but they are more than my budget even several years old, and I believe I'm getting a great deal on the Vita.
My ex and I owned a class A Berkshire DP a while back. While it was awesome to have so much real estate once you got to the campsite it was also way more than I wanted to be driving, parking, etc. Last year I rented a Jayco Melbourne for a 3-day trip and loved it!
My top wish list items are:
Sprinter chassis--we have found it the most comfortable for driving
Large dinette--preferably a U-dinette for lots of room for dinner, games, etc.
Rear corner bed--the Jayco had a slide-out queen, which was great when you can put it out, but I want the option to have all beds available when we can't roll it out
Good cab-over bunk--have 2 kids and both demand their own space
The only one of these that the Vita doesn't fulfill is the U-dinette, and I think we can work with what it has.
My other main contender right now is the Coachmen Prism 2150. I have a video chat today with Camping World to go over a 2018 with pretty low miles. This unit would be a good $10K less than the new Vita. I do like the idea of buying new, but the Vita has only been out for a year so the reliability/quality/resale value is yet to be tested. I feel that the Winnebago would be a better overall quality, but am still contemplating what I could do with the extra money in my pocket.
Thanks for making it through if you read this far! I welcome any and all advice.