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RE: Mercedes C-Class

We like our MB Sprinter. Its been a good vehicle. We have owned a number of MB, they rarely break. Maintenance parts are in line with other vehicles. Replacement of the fuel filter was $225. On new cars repairs can be expensive. The perfromance of the Sprinter has exceeded expectations, I would not consider a Ford F450. It is a pleasure to drive. Both my wife and daughter like to drive it.
Oldtymeflyr 07/11/20 07:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cobb grill

I had one for a few years. Its not really a grill in the classic sense. It will not sear. Difficult to do something like a grilled steak. Maybe a roast steak without the crust. Hamburgers, take awhile and have more of a done in the microwave look. The only thing I found it cooked well was chicken with lots of charcoal. It is also a smoker if you choose to use it that way. Tells you something about the temperature. Its gone. Best. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 07/07/20 09:01am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: ScanGauge vs UltraGauge

We have used a ScanGuage for a couple of years. Its helpful in the operation of our Sprinter. The size fits just above the steering column. It would probably still be our choice.
Oldtymeflyr 06/18/20 01:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Folding mattresses

I have heard that Denver Mattress Company makes them. You may have to talk with the factory.
Oldtymeflyr 05/12/20 04:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question on Sprinter based motorhomes

The manufacturer of the propane generator will probably have a spec for how much propane it uses per hour. Our Onan is a diesel generator and per Onan it uses approximately .4 gal/hr at full load. Look around, you can probably find the spec. Sometimes we tow a 3500# boat, sometimes a 2011 Ford Ranger that weights in right at 4050# per scale. In the mountains both slow things down. On the flats with some interstate hill we do not notice the boat, with the Ranger it will drop down a gear. We travel on the interstates at 60-65 mph. Many times we will not pull anything, Our Thor FourWinds is very agile, parking has not been a problem. Good Luck. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 04/25/20 02:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Mercedes Sprinter based RV's

Mercedes has a directive with respect to B20 diesel. It was issued in response to a Minnesota regulation requiring B20 in spring and summer month. Mercedes has authorized B20 diesel fuel. Mercedes also has some operating recommendations. see Mercedes PSMKG-0614-BIOMIN (07/14) We have had no trouble locating the "correct" diesel. We have never had to use B20.
Oldtymeflyr 01/27/20 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: THOR Motor Coach

We have a Thor 24L which is on the Sprinter Chassis. We are at 24,500 miles in almost 3 years. No troubles. Everything is working well. We are satisfied. Its been nice driving it about the country.
Oldtymeflyr 01/22/20 10:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What is a good camp stove to buy now days?

We have used a Coleman Grill Stove for many years. We are on a second one, I got tired of cleaning the first one that worked for 9 years. We have both a propane grill and a normal stove burner. The propane is nice for a quick grill. We also have a Blackstone griddle that is a good unit. We carry it sometimes.
Oldtymeflyr 01/18/20 02:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: diesel class c

From a financial perspective.... I feel diesels pay back when driven. If you don't drive your motor home that much, then the investment payback won't happen, most predominantly with a Mercedes Sprinter. There are a few other factors some people tend to overlook with a Sprinter or Transit diesel. 1) They are usually equipped with a propane generator because it is cheaper and lighter than the diesel version....propane is a hot commodity in remote areas of the country, especially in spring and fall when running your furnace. 2) The Sprinter (not sure about the Transit) you cannot idle the engine for extended periods, a limitation of it's emission systems. For me, I find comfort knowing I can idle our gas engine as much as I desire for back-up heat, cooling, battery charging, and during generator restrictions. 3) Sprinter-specific, maintenance and service is costly and limited. But as others are sharing, the Sprinter and Transit are simply attractive and comfortable. You prioritize what is right for you, and be happy. Diesels are more expensive. We like the performance and range of our Sprinter. Its more of a preference issue. I am not sure where you get the opinion that Sprinters are usually equipped with a propane generator. I have not seen one, I am sure they exist. Pay your money and take your choice. I am not sure where you get the opinion that a Sprinter has a limited idle time. Maybe you could give a resource for this statement. I personally do not like to idle any engine for extended periods of time. Maintenance on a Sprinter is in line with other diesel equipment. Most Mercedes dealers and all Freightliner dealers are able to service with OEM parts. There are also many independent foreign shops that are qualified to maintain Sprinter's. Are there enough, probably for most Sprinter owners. Are there as many as the big 3 no way. We have owned German cars (BMW's and Mercedes) for more than 25 years and we have not had any trouble with obtaining service, even when out of town. In fact we have only needed service once out of town, that was in Topeka. Mercedes diesels are used around the world, in many inhospitable areas. They have a good reputation and we have found them to be reliable in the past. Out present Sprinter is serving us well. Would I consider a gas unit. Absolutely! The GM based units have a good engine and drive train. They are probably the best of the gas units. The Ford (we have owned and liked many Fords) V10 has not been a great engine, its okay, their is a reason why Ford is going to a new gas 7.3 V8, the V8 is a superior platform for an engine compared to the V10. That gas 7.3 looks like a good design. Also the Ecoboost Ford V6 has proven to be a very good unit. That V6 in a Transit would be a killer combination. The V6 might just move me from the Sprinter, depending on the Transit's suspension. Good luck. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/23/19 09:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Carlsbad Caverns NM

We took a tour and it was good. We usually do that in caves, the TG points out interesting features. We stayed at Brantley Lake north of Carlsbad. It was a bit of a drive, but that was okay for us.
Oldtymeflyr 10/22/19 10:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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