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Old 05-30-2015, 07:54 AM   #15
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I'll go one more step. We have looked at every Sprinter based MH we could find at a show and not one felt right. There is something about the box proportions that just feels wrong.
They may fly up and down the hills but I can do almost as good in a Ford and tow a towed that will leave the Mercedes in the dust. That way I can take my towed into a lot of places the Mercedes cannot fit into so I get a good parking spot and short walk to see what I want to see while the house is still parked and unpacked. Makes life a lot easier.

I know the folks that live with the limitations of those little boxes love to brag about them but it is sort of like living out of a back pack. One can do it but there are a lot of limitations that should also be mentioned.
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I'll go one more step. We have looked at every Sprinter based MH we could find at a show and not one felt right. There is something about the box proportions that just feels wrong.
They may fly up and down the hills but I can do almost as good in a Ford and tow a towed that will leave the Mercedes in the dust. That way I can take my towed into a lot of places the Mercedes cannot fit into so I get a good parking spot and short walk to see what I want to see while the house is still parked and unpacked. Makes life a lot easier.

I know the folks that live with the limitations of those little boxes love to brag about them but it is sort of like living out of a back pack. One can do it but there are a lot of limitations that should also be mentioned.
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But the folks who love em, love em! So this all a personal journey.

OP, in reading your original post, it also seems you might have been thinking about some of the class C's with a diesel up front ? 28 foot, 30 foot. I sure do love the idea of the engine up front and easily accessible. I'm a total fool over stuff like the columbia chassis, even though they are out of production now.
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I choose the Sprinter for a number of reasons:
1) I like the way the diesel performs. Quiet, lots of torque, less downshifting, pulls well in the mountains.
2) The headroom in the sprinter is great, without the coach manufacturer having to do anything special to it.
3) There is a dually version to get me a little longer conversion with more space. We bought the Winnebago C version with the small slide in place of the driver-side sliding door and with a full bath.

Having now put a few hundred miles on it (big trip still coming up), it is an absolute joy to drive and I can't believe how much stuff it sucks up! Coming from a large class A, I was worried that we wouldn't even be able to carry the basics, but so far, so good.
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