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Old 11-22-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Ever seen one?

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25-30 mpg classA motorhome ...impossible???...not with this 1986 classic Vixen TD 21. Powered by 524 BMW turbo diesel engine coupled with 5-speed manual shift overdrive transaxle and aerodynamic design, this motorhome has a drag coefficient equal to a sports car. It was designed to get 30 mpg on the highway....truly a vehicle born before its time. All the comforts of an oversized coach in just 21 feet! Mechanically sound and clean....could use exterior paint and some interior TLC.....asking only $13,500.00 Need more info...google search "vixen21td"
Sale includes membership to Vixen Owners Association, a group of 250 Vixen owners who share expertise and fun travel adventures.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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Re: Ever seen one?

Needs a CCV top!! How do you get the 4wd under there?
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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They are awesome. Knew a couple who owned one.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:40 PM   #4
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My neighbor growing up had an Oldsmobile dealership. He got the rights to sell these babies and owned one himself.

I remember as a young man getting a look inside and have to say, this vehicle was what got me into the idea of "efficient RV'ing". It was WAY cool.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:57 PM   #5
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Looking at the Google map with the ad, I'd be concerned about rust

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Old 11-23-2014, 10:35 AM   #6
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Looking at the Google map with the ad, I'd be concerned about rust

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Old 11-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #7
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I spotted one of these in Key West back in 1990, and thought it was pretty cool -- especially with that BMW badge affixed. (I guess it does have a BMW engine.)



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Old 11-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #8
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Yep, a turbo diesel no less, and a 5 speed manual! Thanks for the pic to show how short they are. I thought it would be much taller.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:47 PM   #9
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I guess that answers my question about whether or not there would be standing headroom.

Dang though, an "RV" with a 5-speed manual? How fun would that be!
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I guess that answers my question about whether or not there would be standing headroom.

Dang though, an "RV" with a 5-speed manual? How fun would that be!
There's still hope Viva, a lot of them were pop tops! Sideways pop tops at that!

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