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Old 01-30-2008, 02:08 PM   #16
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My next door neighbor is a FedEX guy, he said they used them for a while but had to many CPU problems. Said it had 7 different units. They went back to regular vans.

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that's interersting..my fed ex guy liked his work truck sprinter that he bought one for his daily driver..he said he never had a single problem..go figure
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:17 PM   #17
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ps: there's tons of info and an active Sprinter group over at Yahoo Groups.

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:25 PM   #18
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It takes us about three hours to go from cargo van to full camper set up (running water, stove, bed, etc)



Boondocking on Cape Breton Island:


Boondocking in Newfoundland:
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:33 PM   #19
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One of my video production partners does, I drove it and absolutely love the thing for film and video production on a small scale. Has great power and gets extreemly good mileage.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:33 PM   #20
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"Boondocking in Newfoundland"


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Old 01-30-2008, 02:40 PM   #21
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It takes us about three hours to go from cargo van to full camper set up (running water, stove, bed, etc)



Boondocking on Cape Breton Island:


Boondocking in Newfoundland:
Sweet!

I am jealous..... all that was home built? No kit?
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:03 PM   #22
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:10 PM   #23
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It takes us about three hours to go from cargo van to full camper set up (running water, stove, bed, etc)
Misha - Would you provide more details on your conversion and specifically how it transforms from cargo van to camper? Nifty Idea. I'm familiar with the sportsmobile conversions (great camper and will run 21-25 MPG on the road) but have the need for a cargo van during the week and a camper occasionally.

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Old 01-30-2008, 03:13 PM   #24
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low roof 2003 140" passenger model, getting 25-27mpg. Love this thing!
Lots of people with the high top are reporting ~21-23. Is it the low top or the short wheelbase that makes the difference in mpg?
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:19 PM   #25
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Misha - Would you provide more details on your conversion and specifically how it transforms from cargo van to camper? Nifty Idea. I'm familiar with the sportsmobile conversions (great camper and will run 21-25 MPG on the road) but have the need for a cargo van during the week and a camper occasionally.

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+1 - I'd love to be able to camp out of one and haul bikes......... and a few dogs.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:22 PM   #26
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I do!

LP Onan Generator w/ Carrier Unit A/C & Heat, Awning, swivel seats, Mud Terrains, black powdercoated Ronal wheels, back-up camera, flip screen w/ nav....

LOVE IT!!!!!!

....average 21 mpg, can get 23-24 if you maintain posted speed limits.


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Old 01-30-2008, 03:23 PM   #27
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Neduro has one (or had one).

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Old 01-30-2008, 03:31 PM   #28
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That is a cool (relaxing) picture, I can almost hear the birds chirping.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:35 PM   #29
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One of my friends has one. It gets 22-24 mpg. Great van
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:38 PM   #30
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I've got a Chocolate Lab too! Wouldn't trade him for the world.

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