Editor’s Note: The following is a review of the Monaco Vesta 32PBS by Jeff Johnston for Motorhome magazine.
Downsizing is a wave of the future for some motorhomers and some coach manufacturers are addressing that trend with enthusiasm. The new Monaco Vesta Class A is the company’s answer to new-style motorhomes built for today’s market needs.
Although this coach is by no means “downsized” — it’s 32 feet long, 11 feet 7 inches tall, 8 feet wide (the standard before wide-body motorhomes became the norm) and it has a 29,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) — Monaco has positioned it as a vehicle that’s aimed at those who might want to move down a bit in size. Compared with a full 40-foot-plus coach, it definitely seems trimmer.
The Vesta model 32PBS is built on Monaco’s own Roadmaster chassis, with a MaxxForce 6.4-l V-8 diesel engine and an Allison 2500MH transmission up front, air bag suspension and full air brakes.
The Navistar-built engine employs the company’s Advanced EGR emission controls, which eliminate the need for the diesel emission fluid (DEF) required by most diesel-powered coaches.
All aluminum framing with polystyrene insulation and fiberglass skin, including the roof, combine in a typically durable, well-insulated package. Click here to read the entire article.