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Old 02-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #24
BigDogAdventures
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Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Oddometer: 4,886
Sprinter

My priorities for my diesel purchase---although not really a truck.
For my wants---after looking at this vehicle I didn't want a truck.

1. Diesel
2. Over 25 mpg
3. Powerful
4. Haul 2 bikes---inside.
5. can rough camp in it.
6. Plenty of power to pull a trailer if I want.
7. way less than $20,000

It's a 2006 Dodge Sprinter with a 2.7L turbocharged diesel with a 5 speed automatic that can be shifted manually if you want.






I mounted 2 ATK bike shoes in the rear to hold the bikes.
They can be removed in 3 seconds as they are fastened to a piece of 3/4" plywood and I can be left with
an empty cargo area making this vehicle very uselful for other uses.
This partition seperating the back from the front was what pushed me completley over the edge of buying this Sprinter.
It was already in there and has a sliding door.
If it hadn't been in this van already I would have put one in but would have never done this nice of a job.
It looks factory made to me.
I can stand up in it easily.
It gets 27mpg---man am I happy with this thing.

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2008 Yamaha WR250R---by far my main bike.
2006 KTM 450EXC
2014 KTM690 Enduro--we'll see how good it is after 70,000 miles.
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