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Old 12-14-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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Dually vs Single

I am new to this forum and looking for a used Class B. The Mercedes we have been looking at has dual rear wheels, while the Roadtrek is a single rear wheels.
When did Mercedes start using dual wheels and are they better than the singles?
Thanks for any help and advice.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:45 PM   #2
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The dually has a higher load capacity. You also have extra rear tires- more of a safety net if you get a flat rear tire.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:35 AM   #3
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Mark, the duallies are on the larger chassis with the 3 liter engine and larger GVWR. The single rear wheel is the smaller vehicle with, I believe, a 2 liter engine. Different chassis as is the cab only, used on several class C and class B+ vehicles.

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Mark, the duallies are on the larger chassis with the 3 liter engine and larger GVWR. The single rear wheel is the smaller vehicle with, I believe, a 2 liter engine. Different chassis as is the cab only, used on several class C and class B+ vehicles.
Mis-information. Engine size and chassis selection (2500 vs 3500) have no correlation. Winnebago was building Views/Navions on the 3500 chassis with the 2.0L 4 cyl diesel/7 speed trasnsmission, but dealers quit ordering them. Dealers claimed performance was poor. One guy on the View Yahoo Forum wanted one. Had to call the factory to confirm if they still had 4 cyl chassis' which they confirmed they did, so he got a dealer to order one to his specs on that chassis.

Most years of Sprinters had only one engine choice, but in 2007 (only) Daimler offered a 3.5L V6 GAS engine option in addition to the 3.0L diesel which was its first year. Later, they began to offer the 2.0L 4 cyl diesel/7 speed NAG2 transmission as an alternative to the tried and true 3.0L V6 Diesel.

Singles and duals have different GVWR.

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