Originally Posted by jacwjames
Thanks for the replies.
Still considering options, but at least knowing that these model years are covered under recall is good.
FWIW. I noticed that my neighbor, who is a HVAC just bought a new MB Sprinter so I went over and looked at it. He is a car nut and done his research and decided the MB Sprinter was the best option for him. Price was good but I'd doubt I'd buy new. But if I found a gently used one I guess I'd consider it. Unfortunately now is not the time to buy used.
IMO the Sprinter is a great work van platform. They get used lots and that's what they need to keep the DEF system functioning properly.
In a RV application, there is a lot of sitting, and that is where the problems start.
DEF crystalizeses with evaporation, causing blockage in the very small injection nozzle. This will cause a engine warning code to come up, and then a shutdown of the engine, or in the case of MB, a count down of starts, then a no-start.
If you understand and are comfortable with that, then a Sprinter may be right for you.
My 2 cents.
Happy Glamping, Norman & Elna. 2008 Winnebago Adventurer 38J, W24, dozens of small thirsty ponies. Retired after 40 years wrenching on trucks! 2010 Ford Ranger toad with bicycles or KLR 650 in the back. Easy to spot an RVer, they always walk around with a screwdriver or wrench in one hand!