QOTD: What New Vehicle Is On Your Wish List?

Winnebago Trend-59

We love old cars and trucks here, but sometimes the mind does wander to something brand new. Lately, mine has been wandering towards a new wandering vehicle; the old ’77 Dodge Chinook is just getting to be too old, noisy and uncomfortable. But for a number of years, it took us all over the West and Baja California. And the itch to hit the road again is growing.

For quite a number of years, I’ve been mostly thinking about a Class B van conversion; first the Sprinter and then the ProMaster. But then one day I stopped in and took a look at this rig, the Winnebago Trend/Itasca Viva. It’s technically a Class C, but it’s only 24′ long, and is based on European-style configuration and technology. The FWD chassis allows a lower rear floor, and the interior configuration is surprisingly roomy for its size. There’s just that little issue of its MSRP: $90,755. But used 2014s are already on the market, and we’re not really ready yet as I have a few projects that need finishing up. But even the used ones fetch a pretty penny. Realistically, an older heavily depreciated rig makes more sense. But a guy can wish.

So what new car/truck/vehicle is on your wish list?