Originally Posted by intercept
Can you tell me what the actual MPG is when you tow and when you go solo?
Thinking about trading in my 2018 RED at 10 MPG for a Wayfarer.
Multiple reasons. Nothing wrong with the RED.
If I were you, I’d think like g and hard before pulling the trigger on a move like that, IMO. Why - having owned a Sprinter chassis product for 2 years, found several issues with the size. Understand, my comments are based on taking trips anywhere from a week to two months.
Total weight capacity of the Wayfarer is the worst of the lot based on how Tiffin builds them out. They are nicely done, but end up leaving enough weight capacity for the two of you, the dog, and a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter. Being facetious, but you get the point if you look at weight specs.
Interior space is at a premium, especially if you arrive at a destination and experience foul weather for many days at a time. Generally, there is really very little casual relaxation area(s). Also,if you are a bigger person,, 6’ or more, you’re going to bump into all sorts of things all the time. The beds are generally short queens, meaning they are both shorter and narrower, and generally not that comfortable.
New style RV fridge that is 12v only, and uses solar panel. Lots of complaints on these. Also, very small food storage in these, so you spend a lot more time grocery shopping.
Maintenance is pretty pricey on these rigs, and can only be serviced by “authorized” Mercedes dealers. In my case, the closest one to me was 150 miles away, even though a Mercedes dealer was 20 miles away. If traveling, and away from major metropolitan areas, mechanical issues arise, you could be looking at a tow of up to 500 miles to an “authorized” dealer (such as a breakdown in Cody, Wy).
Storage space is pretty lacking on the Sprinter chassis. Again, not best setup for taking a long trip with multiple needs.
It does get good mileage, handles well, can be parked about anywhere a full size pickup would park, and is comfortable to ride in.
Because of the reasons I listed, we went to a class A, and just can’t give up the space for the two of us and our Yorkie. Our last trip ended up in constant rain for 3+ days, and the interior space and lounging aspects (with the fireplace) proved invaluable. I could not have done that in the MBS Sprinter. We had a 2017 Sunseeker 2400R, then to a 2019 32SA, and now the 2017 Red 33AA. I would never go back. Hope this gives you some insight from my viewpoint, only. I’m sure others will totally disagree, but as I said earlier - it is my opinion, only.