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Olddud

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HawkTX wrote:

Thanks everyone! Went up and looked at the unit today. It's super nice! Way nicer than our 2017 View we had. Lots of bells and whistles on that new 2020 chassis. Still deciding if this is "THE ONE" or a travel trailer we are looking at. Obviously a big difference in price. Also looked at the Minnie Winnie 25 footer with the Ford chassis w/the Triton engine. Time to think thru.


Did you look at the View J?

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Some of the newer vehicles are using the Ford V10 engines. I don't know real world mileage figures are to be believed - 12-15mpg?


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I,ve never had trouble finding diesel.


Not finding diesel fuel in general. Finding the right type.


What do you mean "right type". ULSD is about all that is sold in North America - exc off road in Mexico.

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HawkTX wrote:

midnightsadie wrote:

I,ve never had trouble finding diesel.


Not finding diesel fuel in general. Finding the right type.


What do you mean "right type". ULSD is about all that is sold in North America - exc off road in Mexico.


He meant B5 bio-diesel, or less. There are lots of diesel pumps with up to B20 (Minnesota, for example) in areas of the US, which carries a caveat from Mercedes regarding shorter oil/fuel filter change intervals, and a requirement for monitoring oil level more closely, or warranties may be voided. MB does not recommend B5 or greater, although someone said recently that they have relaxed that position on excessive bio-diesel use in their newer chassis/engine combo.


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Mercedes has come out with a gas Sprinter. Are any of the RV manufacturers using it yet?


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NoVa RT wrote:

Mercedes has come out with a gas Sprinter. Are any of the RV manufacturers using it yet?


Nope. Mercedes-Benz don't have the gas engine available on the cab and chassis Sprinter models; it's only on the lower-spec van bodies. It's also a pretty small engine for the vehicle, a 2.0L four cylinder gas engine, producing 188 horsepower at 5000 rpm. In a motorhome it would be a whiney slug.





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NoVa RT wrote:

Mercedes has come out with a gas Sprinter. Are any of the RV manufacturers using it yet?


Nope. Mercedes-Benz don't have the gas engine available on the cab and chassis Sprinter models; it's only on the lower-spec van bodies. It's also a pretty small engine for the vehicle, a 2.0L four cylinder gas engine, producing 188 horsepower at 5000 rpm. In a motorhome it would be a whiney slug.


Yeah right - my first diesel was 150 hp/225# torque. These new gas engines are superior in just about every way.
https://www.mbvans.com/sprinter/gas-engine
https://www.mercedes-benz-vans.ca/en/sprinter/gas-vs-diesel
https://www.trucks.com/2018/01/25/2019-mercedes-sprinter-whats-known/

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HawkTX wrote:

Thanks everyone! Went up and looked at the unit today. It's super nice! Way nicer than our 2017 View we had. Lots of bells and whistles on that new 2020 chassis. Still deciding if this is "THE ONE" or a travel trailer we are looking at. Obviously a big difference in price. Also looked at the Minnie Winnie 25 footer with the Ford chassis w/the Triton engine. Time to think thru.
Who is the Winnebago dealer and which city? As you know you can't go wrong with a new Mercedes diesel Winnebago View.

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DrewE wrote:

NoVa RT wrote:

Mercedes has come out with a gas Sprinter. Are any of the RV manufacturers using it yet?


Nope. Mercedes-Benz don't have the gas engine available on the cab and chassis Sprinter models; it's only on the lower-spec van bodies. It's also a pretty small engine for the vehicle, a 2.0L four cylinder gas engine, producing 188 horsepower at 5000 rpm. In a motorhome it would be a whiney slug.

They had one years ago for the Sprinterin the US but canned it

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