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Old 12-08-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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MB Sprinter over Colorado Passes?

We are currently in a 36 foot V10 pulling a Jeep. We are seriously considering downsizing to a Sprinter. Does anyone have experience with a MB on Colorado passes such as Wolf Creek, etc? The info says they have a hitch rated at 5000 lbs and the Jeep weighs less than that, but I am not sure if the diesel engine can handle the weight. Any info?
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The MB has 188 HP and 325 lb ft torque
The V10 has 362 HP and 457 lb ft torque

The MG may have more transmission gears then the V10 and a lighter weight.
So the MB should do fine pulling a Jeep. May be a little slower on steep long hills, but you will be getting better MPG and still make it to the top.
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I have a 2013 Winnebago Via on the MB Sprinter chassis. The 188 horsepower and 325 ft pounds of torque give the 11,000 lb vehicle a very good power to weight ratio. I tow a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee which weighs about 3900 pounds. I get 16-17 mpg and about 14 when towing. It has plenty of power for me and both my previous coaches were DPs one with a 400 ISL. Good luck to you.
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Thanks for the replies! We are getting close to making the change.
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Keep in mind that the hitch is rated at 5000lbs BUT the GCVWR does not allow for more than 4200lbs being towed.

When we drove through Colorado we did not tow but have towed in the high altitude of the Sierra Nevada and never a problem. It is all about the engine/transmission gearing and MB has done a perfect job on that one.

We got anything from 12 to 16mpg and towing a Suzuki Samurai we never noticed a mpg difference.
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We looked at a couple of Winnebago Vias yesterday and were impressed by the build quality. We have been spending three months in Colorado in the summer and figure we would be at each others throat if we tried that in a 24 foot unit.

Also, by the time we took into account the trade difference, we can buy lots of gasoline by not trading. Our Adventurer simply has too many nice amenities to turn loose of at this time. If we could afford it, a Via would be nice to have for the short trips and the Adventurer for the extended stays but, alas.
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