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magicbus

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Posted: 01/07/18 01:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Life changes and requirements change and this week we are going to see a Winnebago Era 70A. After spending months at a time on the road in a 36 foot with slide and amenities, we are looking for something to get us "from here to there" (but with amenities [emoticon] ). We travel with 2 dogs and a cat and my DW is a celiac, so motels and restaurants just don't work.

I handled much of the service on my previous coaches and had places to do the "heavy lifting". How are Sprinters? Is chassis service easy to obtain? Also, I saw on a video that there is some fluid to be refilled every 10K miles for the emissions. I admit I haven't researched this yet, but is this a bit deal or simply keeping a gallon of something handy to top up the tank when checking fluids.

Thanks for any info,
Dave


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pianotuna

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Posted: 01/07/18 01:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sprinter diesel no longer sold in North America. I would eliminate it from your search.


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newBera

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Posted: 01/07/18 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We bought our 2013 70A not long after I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. One of the factors in the purchase was the relatively large refrigerator. My wife wanted the extra storage under the beds. I love driving the Sprinter. My first RV was a gasoline powered 32' Class A and I hated driving it. Of course I had to tow. I love the diesel engine in the Sprinter, the way it doesn't slow on hills. We don't have to tow but I can. My only problem with the Sprinter are the constant rumors on sites like this that talk about dash lights coming on, having to replace this engine part, etc. I just get the service performed regularly and, for the most part, haven't had much trouble. (I have had to replace a few cheap Winnebago coach parts.) It is not a problem to add the DEF fluid. I just add it either when it asks for it or whenever I arrive home. No problem.

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Bad information. Mercedes announced they would be ending the sale of diesel autos but Sprinters would still be sold with a diesel. Mercedes is revealing a new generation Sprinter in Europe next month .

* This post was edited 01/07/18 05:24pm by hpdrver *


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pianotuna

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hpdriver do you have a url for that information?

midnightsadie

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Posted: 01/07/18 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you,ll get much better answers if you will go to a sprinter forum, we love ours.

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newBera, that is too funny. The salesman said "I think you need the X with the extra seats removed"... and then we saw the small fridge! Thanks for the info on the DEF.

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midnightsadie wrote:

you,ll get much better answers if you will go to a sprinter forum, we love ours.
maybe, but after 15 years on this forum I've come to respect the responses.

I do appreciate that you are a happy owner.

Dave

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if you buy the mercedes diesel, be sure to have a full wallet if something goes wrong.
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pianotuna wrote:

hpdriver do you have a url for that information?


2016 unveils a half billion dollar assembly plant. Hard to leave that behind?
https://www.ccjdigital.com/mercedes-benz-vans-goes-all-in-with-new-u-s-sprinter-production-plant-updates-sprinter-and-metris-lineups/

About halfway down. "Daimler will continue to use diesel engines in its Sprinter commercial vehicles."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/with-mercedes-exit-u-s-diesel-car-market-shrinks-even-more

3rd paragraph "Daimler was approved last month to sell diesel Sprinter commercial vans after long talks with U.S. regulators."
http://www.motortrend.com/news/mercedes-benz-drops-diesels-for-2017/

The future of MB Sprinters Worldwide and North America. Some new options and some standard equipment will remain.
http://www.trucktrend.com/news/1712-2017-mercedes-benz-sprinter-innovation-campus/


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