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Old 02-21-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Dodge 3500 with MB engine??

Basically, are these MB Sprinter type vehicle any good as an RV
I find the Mercedes vehicles to be over priced, expensive to maintain, and unreliable. The engines last forever, but that seems to be no good iff the electrics are a constant source of issues, and expense.
I looked at an 2006 Itasca today, and liked it, but the MB engine scares me.
I would like to think I am just carrying my opinion of their cars over to their heavy duty vehicles, and it is unwarranted.
I checked some reviews, and there is a pretty wide range of opinions on their reliability, Some swear it is the best they ever had, while other complain about the expense of parts, and service, and how unreliable they are.
Being it is a dodge product, I am torn, because I always had good luck with Dodge trucks,, but that was a long time back
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The only actual "Dodge" part is the badge . . . the actual chassis is all Mercedes. Back when Mercedes own Chrysler, the Sprinter van was introduced with a Dodge badge, then Mercedes unloaded Chrysler. Fiat now own them.

Sprinter vans have a pretty good record.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:11 AM   #3
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MB was making diesel motors LONG before Cummins was even a thought in someone's head. MB motors are as strong/reliable as any other diesel.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:02 PM   #4
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"over priced, expensive to maintain, and unreliable" This might help with the Math
Gas Versus Diesel: Do the Math First - PickupTrucks.com News
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Off topic, and I don't have a dog in this fight, but, check your facts before posting :

Cummins Engine Company: 1919
Mercedes diesel truck: 1923

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20k miles in five months on our sprinter and it has been wonderful. Solid 16.5 MPG with a high of 18. Mercedes service is a little on the high side. But we love the power and the very smooth ride. Did purchase an extended warranty from MB just in case.
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Wow, sorry you have had such issues with MB, been great to my family and I. Back on topic the Sprinter line has been a great one from all I have seen. I have talked to others that have a Sprinter based coach as well as folks who use them daily as a delivery type of vehicle. They have been a positive feedback from both parties. What I have been told by the daily driven is that they get them services at a Dodge dealer rather than a MB dealer to save $ on the hourly rate.
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Off topic, and I don't have a dog in this fight, but, check your facts before posting :

Cummins Engine Company: 1919
Mercedes diesel truck: 1923
Cummins is also a tried and true AMERICAN workhorse. Even if the MB has been around longer Cummins wins by simplicity and parts availablilty
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