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Old 12-01-2021, 10:13 AM   #1
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This will get some comments....Ford or Sprinter?

So you folks know by now I use the forums for all sorts of great information. Here's my latest quandary;

We now have a 2019 Sprinter Quantum CR24, full bed, Diesel engine, handles great but small and we jumped at it 2 years ago only to second guess ourselves today.

So I have been looking for replacements and have determined that some of the affordable used diesels are the 6.0 L Powerstroke that advising mechanics advise to steer clear. I know it can be bullet proofed but at. cost of $7-10K. So now I'm considering gas. So here's the question.

Sprinter: 188 HP, 325 ft-lbs at something like 2200 rpm. Pulls our Jeep 2 door Wrangler "OK". Mercedes service is harder than heck to come by with service appointments out 5 months. Note that we are in Colorado so anything West is over the Rockies and frankly into the rockies is great RV'ing.

Ford Triton V10 gas: 305 HP, 420 ft-lbs. Any small town mechanic could at least find his way around the Ford. The Jayco (one is Class A and the other is Class C) is perhaps the perfect floorplan with every box checked, EXCEPT diesel.

We have looked at Tiffin Breeze and first mate says it all looks good except closets and kitchen. And the only experience we have had was our first RV, 1992 Southwind that pulled the mountains at 30 mph and deafening scream. We thought it was going to blow up.

So your thoughts on Jayco, Triton V10, gas or diesel would be greatly appreciated.
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So you folks know by now I use the forums for all sorts of great information. Here's my latest quandary;

We now have a 2019 Sprinter Quantum CR24, full bed, Diesel engine, handles great but small and we jumped at it 2 years ago only to second guess ourselves today.

So I have been looking for replacements and have determined that some of the affordable used diesels are the 6.0 L Powerstroke that advising mechanics advise to steer clear. I know it can be bullet proofed but at. cost of $7-10K. So now I'm considering gas. So here's the question.

Sprinter: 188 HP, 325 ft-lbs at something like 2200 rpm. Pulls our Jeep 2 door Wrangler "OK". Mercedes service is harder than heck to come by with service appointments out 5 months. Note that we are in Colorado so anything West is over the Rockies and frankly into the rockies is great RV'ing.

Ford Triton V10 gas: 305 HP, 420 ft-lbs. Any small town mechanic could at least find his way around the Ford. The Jayco (one is Class A and the other is Class C) is perhaps the perfect floorplan with every box checked, EXCEPT diesel.

We have looked at Tiffin Breeze and first mate says it all looks good except closets and kitchen. And the only experience we have had was our first RV, 1992 Southwind that pulled the mountains at 30 mph and deafening scream. We thought it was going to blow up.

So your thoughts on Jayco, Triton V10, gas or diesel would be greatly appreciated.
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So you folks know by now I use the forums for all sorts of great information. Here's my latest quandary;

We now have a 2019 Sprinter Quantum CR24, full bed, Diesel engine, handles great but small and we jumped at it 2 years ago only to second guess ourselves today.

So I have been looking for replacements and have determined that some of the affordable used diesels are the 6.0 L Powerstroke that advising mechanics advise to steer clear. I know it can be bullet proofed but at. cost of $7-10K. So now I'm considering gas. So here's the question.

Sprinter: 188 HP, 325 ft-lbs at something like 2200 rpm. Pulls our Jeep 2 door Wrangler "OK". Mercedes service is harder than heck to come by with service appointments out 5 months. Note that we are in Colorado so anything West is over the Rockies and frankly into the rockies is great RV'ing.

Ford Triton V10 gas: 305 HP, 420 ft-lbs. Any small town mechanic could at least find his way around the Ford. The Jayco (one is Class A and the other is Class C) is perhaps the perfect floorplan with every box checked, EXCEPT diesel.

We have looked at Tiffin Breeze and first mate says it all looks good except closets and kitchen. And the only experience we have had was our first RV, 1992 Southwind that pulled the mountains at 30 mph and deafening scream. We thought it was going to blow up.

So your thoughts on Jayco, Triton V10, gas or diesel would be greatly appreciated.
Neither, both over priced, imo
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Well, I pulled the trigger. I went from the 2019 Thor to a 2007 Dynamax. It will be fun to update it and enjoy the quality. And First Mate says she likes it a lot. So how can I go wrong? Looks like I change to Dynamax owner's group and see how it goes. Thanks to you folks who offer your advice.
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Back up camera question

Dynamax certainly is quality. Now the next question. who knows the connections for the back up camera? Crutchfield thinks the camera is hard wired but the head unit is an aftermarket Kenwood. I want to install a new Sony head unit and want to tie the camera in but I might have to go wireless on the back up camera and a separate display in the cab. Anyone got thoughts?
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