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2008 Winnebago Vectra and Itasca Horizon introduce the new Maxum chassis

Winnebago Industries flagship motorhomes, the Winnebago Vectra and Itasca Horizon unveil an exciting new chassis design in 2008 – the Maxum, and return three popular floorplans that provide floorplan flexibility with optional dining and living modules to fit RVer’s specific needs. You’re going to love what the Vectra and Horizon have to offer in 2008!

First, let’s start with the Maxum chassis. Winnebago Industries engineers worked closely with Freightliner Custom Chassis to create and develop the Maxum – a premium chassis design that combines unparalleled exterior storage and improved ride and handling. Maxum features an inverted rail design that creates a stronger chassis configuration by lowering the center rail section and adding Winnebago Industries’ SuperStructure® to form a true semimonocoque design. This new configuration is seven times stronger than a similar raised rail chassis which translates into superior ride and handling, creates a lower center of gravity and incorporates an industry leading 60-degree wheel cut.

Besides the strength of the new Maxum chassis, the storage provided is unparalleled. The inverted rail design moves intrusive rails from storage areas, creating pass-through storage accessibility and unparalleled exterior storage space – up to 220 cubic feet. The storage compartments also feature Winnebago Industries’ Smart Storage design with pull out trays, bins, and configurable compartments with removable panels for customizing.

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The all new Maxum Chassis with IFS and 60 degree wheel cut is used on the 2008 Winnebago Vectra and Itasca Horizon.

To match this premium chassis design, we’ve created three outstanding 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.

The roomy, quad-slide 40FD features a redesigned and restyled galley area that includes new cabinetry and ultimately creates more room in the living area. The lounge area is already spacious with a lounge chair/sofa/galley slide and an opposing dining table/entertainment center slide. In the bedroom of the 40FD, the rear bed extends as well as the vanity/chest of drawers. For an added touch in the bedroom, contemporary French-style doors are featured. Additional highlights include a front entertainment center with a 37-inch high definition LCD TV and an optional fireplace.

Lastly, the triple slide 40KD features a spacious lounge/galley area with two slideout rooms in front and a rear bed slideout. Opposing sofas are found up front, with two pantries and an attractive hutch available in the galley. The bathroom features a large, granite-look shower, while the bedroom offers a new second lavatory for added convenience. A comfortable king bed is another highlight of the bedroom area; with a Sleep Number king bed optional. For more details on the 2008 Winnebago Vectra and Itasca Horizon, visit our For Media site at out our stellar 2008 Lineup while you're there.

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