Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by JumboBeef, Dec 29, 2009.
Sorry, real basic question here.
Are MHs (not RVs) normally FWD or RWD?
Anything on a Fiat is FWD (Peugeot is pretty much the same vehicle);
Anything built on an older Transit (Ford) is most likely to be RWD (I can't think of any FWD Transits until recently)
Mercedes are (I think) all RWD
Renaults are (again I think) FWD
Anything else is a mystery to me too.
I'd say in the main the cheaper makes are FWD.
Why the question? FWD is ok but tend to get bogged down easier
RWD can tend to use more under-floor space
The new transit van conversions (newer one than mine) you can have a choice of FWD, RWD and even AWD.
I want the latter next but daren't even think about hte cost!!
most small [ish] european vans tend to be FWD
not really a problem imo - unless you have a full english kitchen across your back axle
and you get benefit of more usable space and easier access
try using winter / mud & snow tyres on your drive wheels
I have only ever driven small things with FWD, and just wondered if MHs were generally one way or the other. All my cars recently have been RWD (like my W124) or AWD (like our Disco).
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