When it comes to quality and luxury in a recreational vehicle, no one comes close to Monaco. This is one brand that is known for manufacturing incredibly luxurious and quality recreational vehicles. Monaco manufactures recreational vehicles ranging from around small Class B motorhomes priced at about $60,000 to right at the top of the range with their Class A motorhomes priced around $500,000. The all-new 2012 Monaco Vesta that we are covering here enters the mid-range section of the market, and has an incredible blend of luxury and affordability. Now that Monaco has been acquired by Navistar, the company now has a wide assortment of engines and chassis that they are using in their motorhomes and the Monaco Vesta is the first venture of the association.
Right from the first glimpse of 2012 Monaco Vesta it becomes very clear that it’s not the conventional recreational vehicle like any other model in the market. With its very first look it becomes pretty clear that it has come to change the tradition of regular styling in the industry. The frontage of the Vesta has huge triangular faceplates on top of the profound U-shaped grill, which gives it a roofline that appears to a lot better and higher than it normally is. The deceptive design of the vehicle provides whole muzzle of the Vesta a desolate aerodynamic appearance, which some of the people might call sporty. This is an incredible design move by Monaco despite the fact that the Vesta has a brand new low profile design, which measures around 12 ft.-high, but it looks like even better roof line than its preceding models. The Monaco Vesta is available in three different graphic packages: Tuscany, Onyx and Cashbah. Each of which makes use of a 2-tone color base that has the lowest half of Vesta tinted in a dusky solid color, while the upper part has been painted in a lighter shade. Down in the center flippantly curving lines there also is the extended unit which gives it “moving though standing still” appearance, which we think Monaco has attained greatly.
The 2012 Monaco Vesta measures 33 foot or 36 foot in length on the basis of the floor plan you select, 96 inch in width and an inner height of 80 inch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of Vesta is 29,000 lbs., and at the same time it also has a snag rating of 7,000 lbs., which is a perfect feature for the buyers who likes carrying some additional toys together with their trailer. Vesta’s black water tank has the capacity of taking around 46 gallons of solid waste, while the grey water capacity of the unit is 61 gallons and at the same time you could store 50 gallons fresh water when you are going on camping. The LP propane tang of the vehicle has capacity of 16.2 gallons which is pretty handy in powering your fridge and stove when you don’t have any alternative option.
The 2012 Monaco Vesta has been powered by a MaxxForce turbodiesel 6.4 liter V8 engine, which generates 300 bhp of max power and 660 lb-ft of max torque that moves the unit effortlessly. The engine here has been specially developed by MaxxForce for the modern midsize RV market, and has been designed with a compressed graphite iron block, twin sequential turbochargers and a common rail high-pressure fuel system. All these features comes together to deliver the incredible performance from the short package, growing fuel economy and reducing vehicle weight.
The 2012 Monaco Vesta comes in 2 chassis sizes, and depending upon the chassis you choose the floor plan for the vehicle is also determined. The shorter floor plan among the two offered for the Vesta is 32 PBS floor plan and it comes loaded with a slide out for the living room and a back queen bed, which also is located similar to the remaining recreational vehicle, and hence leaves pretty less space for nightstands and closet storage. The bigger floor plan is the 35 PBD and it gives two slide outs, the first is for the couch in the living room, while the other one is in the bedroom to give vertical positioned bed. In addition to all this, there also is a wide range of other features and functionalities that enhances your comfort.
Finally we’d say that the 2012 Monaco Vesta is worth paying $226,500 and if you are looking for a midsize motorhome that not only is stylish, but also incredible comfortable and fuel efficient than the 2012 Monaco Vesta surely is a great choice.