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Old 04-20-2014, 08:28 AM   #15
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Do you know what the symbol on the grill stands for? Mercedes was the daughter of one of the founding fathers of the group that built racing engines in the early 1900's. The three points represent the three types of engines they produced. Land, sea and airplane engines. So if they ever ask on Jeopardy, you'll know. By the way hello and welcome from Michigan.
Cool thanks for that info, Learned something even on a Sunday!!!
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:18 AM   #16
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I had no idea! Thanks!!

To be honest, we've struggled just a tiny bit with the ol' three-point star on the grill... Most folks have been complimentary of our new rig, but we feel pretty snooty, and that's not us. It's no big deal, of course, just kinda funny.

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Old 04-21-2014, 11:26 AM   #17
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We had an amazing first adventure in the new rig. Here's a few quick pics.



The kids had a blast, and we even met a great family with kids the same age as ours. They were staying next to us in an incredible 1972 camper in pristine condition (they bought it this year - it had been warehouse kept and had 50,000 miles on it I think), and our kids played the whole time. When we were all getting ready to leave, their rig wouldn't start, so we ended up giving everyone a (2 hour) ride back home. It was an unexpected adventure, but just as fun.

We're hooked!
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:29 AM   #18
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Parking/driving IS a breeze!
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Nice rig like the colors, Looks sweet. Any inside shot's. I bet parking will be a breeze.
Again welcome and happy travels,
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I just realized that apparently I don't take many pics inside. Here's a couple from the dealer website:

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Do you know what the symbol on the grill stands for? Mercedes was the daughter of one of the founding fathers of the group that built racing engines in the early 1900's. The three points represent the three types of engines they produced. Land, sea and airplane engines. So if they ever ask on Jeopardy, you'll know. By the way hello and welcome from Michigan.
The Liquid Petroleum explosion engine was created by the same two engineers, Gottleib Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach who made the first gaseous fueled compression engine for Nicholas Otto (whose company became Deutz).

Daimler and Maybach formed a company called Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft and produced the first explosion engine in 1883, the "Grandfather Clock" engine.

In 1885 they created the first compression engined vehicle that ran on liquid petroleum, called the Reitwagen. Daimler's desire to produce a large number of engines for motive purposes put him at odds with Otto and so he left the company and formed his own in a Garden Shed in Cannstadt.

Maybach was an orphan who Daimler took on after hearing of his brilliance as a young man. DMG eventually became Daimler-Benz which sells the automotive brand under the name of Mercedes Benz.

Daimler's concept of providing large numbers of engines was realized with the first liquid petroleum explosion engines powering boats, omnibus', automobiles, locomotives, and dirigibles.

The fuel gasoline did not exist as such in 1883. The distillate used was brand named Ligroin and was Naptha. It was considered to be so dangerous that it's use was disguised on the patent application. Ligroin was sold in Apothecaries as a hair tonic! When Bertha Benz went on her famous pioneering (A woman drove an automobile for the first time) trip, she fueled up at the Apothecaries along the way.

Her trip was very important in founding the automobile industry and is now being commemorated with reenactments each year.

Maybach later made dirigible engines. Mercedes-Benz honored Maybach by creating a luxury car in his name, which is no longer being made. MB will though name the next major luxury car model Maybach.
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Welcome!! We have a stick home in North Texas (between Sherman and Bonham). Welcome to drop by if in the area and we are home.
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Great looking rig. Congrats and hope you and the family enjoy your adventures.
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Nice interior very spacious,
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Howdy and welcome nice pics
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That is one sweet setup! You can go anywhere with that size and still be comfortable "roughing" it.

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Nice rig. We just started shopping for a buy about a year from now.
Winnebago and Itasca, Navion and View V series are on our short list.
Greetings from East TN.
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