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Old 06-09-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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Class B Sprinter on Alaska Highway

Can a 2008 Diesel Sprinter 8,800 pounds go up a 10 percent grade?

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Old 06-09-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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Lower gear and should not be an issue. The Mercedes Turbo-Diesel has plenty of torque and will rev up in lower gears.

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Old 06-17-2016, 04:38 PM   #3
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We had a 2013 LTV 25MB and never once had an issue with lack of power. Never did Alaska but have crossed the Rockies several times towing a Smart car. The Sprinter is a great platform.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:09 PM   #4
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We took our previous 16,000 pound Georgie Boy Cruisemaster, F53 Ford 460 to Alaska in 2013 and had no problems with the 10% grades. Just drop down a few gears and let it take its time walking up the hill.
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Thanks for all the responses! It has given us confidence to tackle the Canadian Rockies!
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:21 PM   #6
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Just got back from our short trip to Alaska. Even 18% grades don't pose much of a challenge for our 2015 Sprinter with the 3.0 l engine.

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:09 PM   #7
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Just made the trip in a 2008 Class C Sprinter at gross weight (11,000 lbs.), same drivetrain as you, no problems at all.

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