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hpdrver

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Posted: 02/08/18 06:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The new generation Sprinter has been released in Europe. News reports a 12100 GVWR and shipment to US later this year. Looks like it will be a great improvement for class C motor homes.

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"News reports a 121000 GVWR..."
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[emoticon] I think there is an extra zero in this figure, *if* the first four numbers are accurate at all.

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Thanks
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we have a older one 2007 and have no complaints, it ain,t big, but serves us just right. and I love the mpg.for trips that are a few days or weeks it great for two people.

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I depends upon how "small" a coach is that's built on that upcomng 12,100 lb. GVWR Sprinter chassis.

Our smalll Class C (24 feet) motorhome weighs around 11,800 lbs. when almost fully loaded for most trips. I would not feel comfortable having a 12,100 lb. GVWR chassis carrying around a 11,800+ lb. coach mile after mile, year after year. I like more GVWR headroom than than that - for a variety of reasons.

The Sprinter chassis may be "kindof OK" as a base for some small Class B+/C motorhomes but - IMHO - not optimum.


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pnichols wrote:

I depends upon how "small" a coach is that's built on that upcomng 12,100 lb. GVWR Sprinter chassis.

Our smalll Class C (24 feet) motorhome weighs around 11,800 lbs. when almost fully loaded for most trips. I would not feel comfortable having a 12,100 lb. GVWR chassis carrying around a 11,800+ lb. coach mile after mile, year after year. I like more GVWR headroom than than that - for a variety of reasons.

The Sprinter chassis may be "kindof OK" as a base for some small Class B+/C motorhomes but - IMHO - not optimum.

I doubt the Sprinter is that radically changed from the current one in terms of capacuties.
Will be more " connected " than any other
Clas C chassis. Will offer revised versions of the current diesels as well as a tiny 2 litre Gas engine. In Europe they wil have the E Sorinter for local deliveries in the Cities

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Intersting, but I already carry more than I need (while staying under weight) in my 2017 Sprinter. Guess I could make it a full tank of water rather than a 1/3 when traveling..Not a big deal for us, but am sure some will appreciate the option for more.

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Whenever we leave home with our RV, we consider it as a bit of an expedition for which we should be fully provisioned. As such, we try to leave home with all tanks full that should be full and all tanks empty that should be empty - plus plenty of food on board for several days - plus all manner of clothing, tools, and equipment to deal with a variety of expected and unexpected situations.

This requires a Class C based on a solid truck chassis engineered for plenty of extra weight carrying capacity over and above the coach itself. We shopped for about a year until we found just the right small Class C on an overkill 4-series chassis, instead of the usual 3-series chassis. So far even 12 years after we bought ours, this would be difficult to achieve unless a Ford E450 or Chevy 4500 chassis is under a new small Class C. As far as I can tell, the new Sprinter chassis and various other modern small cutaway van chassis types commonly available today in the U.S. still would not provide the weight rating overhead we would feel comfortable with for optimum safety, reliability, and drivability under all conditions.

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pnichols wrote:

Whenever we leave home with our RV, we consider it as a bit of an expedition for which we should be fully provisioned. As such, we try to leave home with all tanks full that should be full and all tanks empty that should be empty - plus plenty of food on board for several days - plus all manner of clothing, tools, and equipment to deal with a variety of expected and unexpected situations.

This requires a Class C based on a solid truck chassis engineered for plenty of extra weight carrying capacity over and above the coach itself. We shopped for about a year until we found just the right small Class C on an overkill 4-series chassis, instead of the usual 3-series chassis. So far even 12 years after we bought ours, this would be difficult to achieve unless a Ford E450 or Chevy 4500 chassis is under a new small Class C. As far as I can tell, the new Sprinter chassis and various other modern small cutaway van chassis types commonly available today in the U.S. still would not provide the weight rating overhead we would feel comfortable with for optimum safety, reliability, and drivability under all conditions.

For a small 23ft Class C should be bettter all round.
Had unfortunate experiences in the US with a E450
Will be interesting to see what they have done to the chassis if they are offering a 6,600lb payload and 7,700lb towing.

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JT wrote:

"News reports a 121000 GVWR..."
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[emoticon] I think there is an extra zero in this figure, *if* the first four numbers are accurate at all.

Or else the base for the ultimate Class C rig (this chassis was used to make a dump truck instead):
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Imagine a Class C with the room for your own hot tub!

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