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Bumpyroad

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why do I get the feeling that everything service/parts/labor/etc. will cost more in a mercedes diesel?
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I get the same feeling about Ford diesels. Pricey parts/service. Labour maybe not so much, but I've never owned one.


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oldtymeflyr wrote:

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.


It would be a killer engine, if it were available in the Transit cutaway chassis, which it is not. Only the normally aspirated gas V6 and the 5 cylinder diesel are available. The gas V6 has good power but has to be revved very high to make it.

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My View has the propane fired generator. What i like about it is that the oil stays very clean relative to the gasoline or diesel generators.


MOTHER SHIP Winnebago View 24H (2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Chassis, 2008 Body)3.0 L M-B Diesel V6 bought used with 24K miles. Toad: ROCKY the Flying Squirrel.

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I did a quick research on the major Sprinter-based class-C manufactures. The 3600 watt propane generator comes standard. The 3200 watt diesel generator is optional. I imagine buying a new one off a dealer's lot, you'll get the higher wattage propane version.

Regarding excessive idling of the Sprinter, Google this.

"Mercedes Sprinter idle warning"

You will get many hits on the topic. It does seem to be controversial. Make sure you understand your specific Sprinter idling limitations, if any.

* This post was edited 10/24/19 10:52am by ron.dittmer *


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the sprinter chassie is expencive to service and repair


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Bumpyroad wrote:

why do I get the feeling that everything service/parts/labor/etc. will cost more in a mercedes diesel?
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BECAUSE THEY DO!
my buddy pays 160$$ for an oil change when mine is 39$$ on my ford E350 V10

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Bumpyroad wrote:

why do I get the feeling that everything service/parts/labor/etc. will cost more in a mercedes diesel?
bumpy


BECAUSE THEY DO!
my buddy pays 160$$ for an oil change when mine is 39$$ on my ford E350 V10


reminds me of years back, and I mean more than 25 years, a friend at work called me aside and asked if I thought that $3,000 was reasonable for the routine maintenance on his Volvo. I gulped and said it sounded somewhat high to me. [emoticon] at that time I don't think I had ever spent over $3000 total for ALL the maintenance on my vehicles.
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pushtoy 2 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

why do I get the feeling that everything service/parts/labor/etc. will cost more in a mercedes diesel?
bumpy
BECAUSE THEY DO! My buddy pays $160 for an oil change when mine is $39 on my ford E350 V10
And I spent this much doing it myself at home.

$ 0.75 (oil filter clearance at Walmart)
$17.70 ($2.95 x 6 quarts of 5W-20 Pennzoil full synthetic)
$ 1.30 (sales tax for the above)
$00.00 (free disposal of old oil)
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$19.75 total

Nobody touches my vehicles except when absolutely necessary. It's always much cheaper and always done right. Heck I don't even have to leave home so it's even done faster.

Maintenance costs on a Sprinter diesel would make me nuts.

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Having owned a Sprinter for two years, I can make the folding comments:

We did have an LPG generator in ours. A few have diesel, but the bi=lk are propane

They drive nice, ride reasonably well, and you can go anywhere in town that a 1 ton pickup can.

They are expensive to maintain. For shop related shrives you can expect to pay $250 to $450 for an oil change (depending where and who does it), $1000 minimum for the first Schedule A servic=ve and $1500 or more for the Schedule B service. All parts for the MBS are expensive.

MB states not to idle in excess of 5 minutes due to complications with EGR setup

MB states not to use any biodiesel above 5% (although yo re now seeing some relief, I believe) If you run greater than 5%, you really have to watch your oil levels.

We really dislike the split bed design in our unit (rear bed slide) plus the chores of having make and unmake the bed every time you move.

Not a lot of room in the units if you hit bad e=weather and are confined to inside for several days. Also, storage, lack of, is a real issue as there is a limited cargo weight.

After two years, we went to a class A, and are very satisfied the upgrades space, and comfort.

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