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Old 11-08-2019, 11:17 PM
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I'm considering a Sprinter conversion but concerned about enough power. Anyone have direct experience with these as tow vehicles?
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:07 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAvmLq4HJDQ

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/mercedes-benz/sprinter/

https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...rinter-safety/

It looks like the 2020 version has had significant convenience and safety changes installed.

Also, it appears that the 6 cylinder Diesel is up to the task of pulling up to a 5000 lb load.

Best wishes and enjoy your new van.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:44 AM
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Quote: "Anyone have direct experience with these as tow vehicles?"

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAvmLq4HJDQ

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/mercedes-benz/sprinter/

https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...rinter-safety/

It looks like the 2020 version has had significant convenience and safety changes installed.

Also, it appears that the 6 cylinder Diesel is up to the task of pulling up to a 5000 lb load.

Best wishes and enjoy your new van.


There you go...direct experience with Google!
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:55 AM
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I'm considering a Sprinter conversion but concerned about enough power. Anyone have direct experience with these as tow vehicles?
No sprinter here, but I have a 2017 Ford Transit 250 with the Waldoch conversion. Itís got the 3.2l diesel and I donít have any issues pulling my Ranger 2080ms. I also pull a car dolly with a Honda CR-V back and forth, MN-AZ. Great fuel mileage, 15.5 with dolly and 14-15mpg with the ranger.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:52 AM
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There you go...direct experience with Google!
Awww, cut the old guy some slack. He's probably on his way to the West coast, so he can give us an in-person review of the new Tesla pickup a week from today,,,,,
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:45 PM
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I had 2 Sprinters but they were early ones (2008)....motor was fine with great mileage. The body's were horrendous both had to be re-painted after 1 year with pin sized rust spots all over them, see what the corrosion warranty is, really they were a joke
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:44 AM
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There are members of my extended family that have owned Mercedes vehicles in the past.

The overwhelming opinion of these vehicles is that when working right, the vehicles are really really great vehicles.

But, when they break, often - it is virtually impossible to ever get them working correctly again - here in the US. I expect that if they were in Germany, it would be a different story.

So, that is another side of the equation. The long term longevity of of the product, and the out of the pocket costs to execute a proper long term repair is another issue when considering the purchase of one of these products.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:01 PM
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A buddy of mine had a Winnebago View 24 ft. motorhome with the Mercedes diesel which I believe is the same engine as the Sprinter. He towed his Lund 208 GL without any problems.
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