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garmp

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Posted: 08/17/19 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to agree with ron.dittmer. And #7 for us was the major reason.


Our Phoenix Cruiser 2100, "Bob", has turned us from campers into RVers and loving it!


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I lusted for a class B for years while in my pop-up.
Found an interior that was perfect for us.
So much different than anything else.
It is a class C but only 22 foot long.
No slides and a queen size Murphy bed.
A bathroom that rivals many class A's
Happened to be on a MB Sprinter.
If it was on a Ford I would have bought it.
Very happy with the MB Sprinter.
20,000 carefree miles so far.

We get an average of 16.5 mpg.
Drives very easily.
Very comfortable seats and legroom.
Very easy to get from driver passenger seat to the back.
Been to mountains out east and west and it charges up the mountains.
So far with our limited experience (two years/20,000 miles) I would buy another MB Sprinter RV.

IMHO select the interior that fits you.





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Good luck getting ANY repair on that MB in most any place..rural or city. My brother has the Sprinter/MB and says he will never purchase one again. He was stuck in Nebraska for a week waiting for a fuel pressure unit and then had to find someone to install it. No warranty. With a Ford you have a problem in the US, Canada, or Mexico and you can get it repaired quickly and easily.

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No personal experience with diesel but front-engined diesel rigs have annoying engine noise. Smell of diesel exhaust is not pleasant in crowded camp spots. IMHO, most RV's don't get driven enough miles per year to justify "cons" of diesel power.

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I owned a 2017 MBS Sprinter for two years, so I can speak to it with knowledge. Good things, driver and passenger seat comfort, visibility when driving, maneuverable in tight spaces, decent MPG on diesel fuel and it towed our 2 Dr Jeep JKS well. Thins we did not like about it: hated the split bed design a real PITA to make up the bed, very low CCC rating so you really have to watch how you pack and be weight conscious, not very much storage space inside or out, very small F/W tank and holding tanks capacities, tiny frig, no real space to relax or lounge in the cabin after traveling, not always able to find ULSD fuel as a lot of places have moved over to Bio-Diesel now, and the cost of maintenance and repairs. Another big factor is if something happened on the road, disabling the vehicle, you can only get service at "authorized MB dealers". This is great if you are on the coast, around a big city, but when you are in Podunk, Wyoming, you are pretty much SOL! You better have a roadside assistance plan that will haul you the 500 miles to the nearest approved facility at the policies expense. We moved up to a Class A MH with the V10, and never looked back.

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