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Old 01-21-2005, 11:50 PM
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New MB Sprinter Motorhome

http://www.rvtraderonline.com/caddetail.html?/ad-cache/3/5/2/77577652.htm

Looks like an interesting RV.
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:20 AM
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I like RV's alot, theyre a neat idea, and having one builton a sprinter van would be preferrabble, but whats wiith the cheesy graphics theyre alwways flashing around... looks like thhe peoople in chharge of designing thhe outside- paint colors, striipes, etc. got stuck in thhe early too mid 90's!

The coolest motorhome ive ever seen is the BMW Vixen... no othher RV looks anythhing like it!
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:36 AM
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Well fellas, speak up!

All this Chrysler/MB cross-dressing has yielded a Mercedes diesel powered RV. Maybe there are a few good things that came from the takeover of '98.
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Looks pretty nice. Finally a reasonably sized RV with diesel power on a decent chassis. Should be a winner. RT
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Old 01-22-2005, 11:36 AM
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Now only if the darn sprinter weren't so ugly.
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:16 PM
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I agree on the Vixen. I've been in one. They are very expensive and parts would be a nightmare. That's why I went for my 409d. It's just about the same length as the Vixen but much taller.

For comparison purposes can anyone estimate the fuel economy for a similar sized motorhome to the Sprinter but built on a Dodge pickup chassis with the Cummins diesel? Would it also get around 19mpg? My neighbor has told me he gets better than that in his mid 90's Dodge diesel pickup.
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Old 01-22-2005, 07:39 PM
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Answer: A Dodge Cummins turbo diesel motorhome appears to get around 14-15 mpg. Here's a story:

http://fostertruck.com/cummins/102000update/default.htm

And here's a company that does new conversions of both Sprinter Vans and Dodge Cummins pickups:

http://www.vancamper.com/index.htm
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