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VIXEN MOTOR HOMES

 

Vixen RV

Approximately 587 Vixen 21 motorhomes were produced by the Vixen Motor Company at One Silverdome Industrial Park in Pontiac Michigan between 1986 - 1989 when the company closed. Retail value ranged between $40-$53k. Each model got between 22-30 mpg.

Three models of Vixens were created:

  • 376 TD: (turbo diesel) motorhomes with lift-top
  • 172 SE: fixed high-top motorhomes with a GM V6 gas engine and a four speed automatic trans-axle
  • 39 Limos: Fixed-top BMW diesel engine with 5 speed manual trans-axle

Its motor home appointments include:

[The Vixen 21 has a full bed in the back!] A standard size double bed across the back end. A four seat dinette is created by flipping the front passenger seat. A 600 watt Sharp microwave and a 1200 watt Heart inverter provides its 110 volt power from the coach's batteries when not connected to ground power. The coach batteries are charged by the inverter featuring a 50 amp, 3 step charging cycle. A four cubic foot Norcold refrigerator that operates either on 12 V DC or 110 V AC power. A Hi Fi AM/FM radio tape player that operates on 12 V DC. A Duo-therm 110 V AC ground powered air conditioner were offered as options. A 25 gallon fresh water tank under the front passenger seat. Located under the galley sink is an engine coolant heater domestic hot water tank and a one quart electric heater that operates either from the inverter or ground power. An 18 gallon gray and a 12 gallon black water tank under the galley and bathroom floors outboard of the left side frame. Their dump connector and valves are behind the left rear body flap. The roof is hinged along the right side and is raised by a pneumatic strut powered by the rear level ride air compressor. Interior storage is four removable baskets and a wardrobe opposite the bathroom, below the galley and rear passenger seat. A small amount is available under the passenger bench seat and in the two dashboard glove boxes.

Its motor vehicle features are:

A welded steel frame and molded fiberglass body of unique design with a coefficient of drag < 0.3. All other vehicle elements are other manufactures products. It is rear wheel driven by a BMW 2.4 liter in-line 6 cylinder diesel with a Garret turbo. The engine is friction clutched to a Renault 5 speed manual transaxle. The front suspension, power steering, and power brakes are General Motors G20 series van hardware. It has a Cadillac automatic level ride system. The instrumentation is by VDO. Its 23 gallon fuel tank under the rear passenger seat, and its 27+ mile per gallon fuel efficiency give it a comfortable 600 mile range between fuel stops. The front hatch provides access to the engine powered heater/air conditioner by Harrison, the brake master cylinder is the GM Powermaster system and the clutch master cylinder by Ford, the spare tire tools and some storage space. (Storage is available in front of and above the rear wheels.)


Vixen 21 Turbo Diesel (TD)

Vixen 21 Turbo Diesel

 


Model # 21TD Features

  • model21-pic1-dinette-t.jpg2.4-liter, 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine(115hp at 4,800rpm)
  • 5-speed manual overdrive transaxle
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Tilt wheel - cruise control
  • Dash air

Model #21TD

  • Power steering
  • Heart interface power inverter
  • 110-volt power cord hookup
  • Automatic-operating roof increases head-room to 6'6"
  • Microwave

Model #21TD

  • 4-cubic foot electric refrigerator
  • Dinette seating for 4
  • Full size permanent double bed in rear
  • Custom bathroom with sink, toilet, shower
  • Central A/C (optional)


Vixen 21 XC

Vixen 21 XC

Model # 21XC Features

  • Model 21XC2.4-liter, 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine (115hp at 4,800rpm)

  • 5-speed manual overdrive transaxle

  • 4-wheel independent suspension

  • Tilt wheel - cruise control
  • Dash air

Model 21XC

  • Power steering
  • Permanent fixed height roof

  • 2.5-cubic foot electric refrigerator

  • Seating for 9-10

  • Full size permanent double bed in rear

Model 21XC

  • Toilet

  • Three sofas

  • 100 watt stereo system with 9 speakers

  • TV, VCR, CD player


Vixen 21 SE

Vixen Model 21SE

Model # 21SE Features

  • Vixen Model 21SE3.8 Liter, sequential port fuel injected V-6 (165hp at 4800rpm)

  • 4-spd automatic/overdrive trans-axle

  • 4-wheel independent suspension

  • Tilt wheel - cruise control

  • Dash air

Vixen Model 21SE

  • Power steering

  • 110-volt power cord hookup

  • Raised roof increases head-room to 6'6"

  • Microwave

  • 4-cubic foot electric refrigerator

  • Dinette Table

  • Vixen Model 21SEFull size permanent double bed in rear

  • Custom bathroom with sink, toilet and shower

  • Onan 2.8 microlite Generator

  • 13,500 btu roof a/c