Building an Adventure Van

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Geek, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Neat van, but, it just doesn't look like $91K worth. :scratch
  2. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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  3. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    If I win the lotto tonight I'll offer them 60. :lol3
  4. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    Geek I was trying to find the wheels you got online but haven't had any luck. Are you able to still find them, I'm wondering if they don't stock them and you got lucky. Thanks Blair
  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I got them at genuinemercedesparts.com
  6. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    Thanks. Cant find them there on the website, I'll give them a call.
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Here's a cut/paste on the receipt I received in email - maybe you can search on the text used as it's probably auto-generated.

    Never compromise, always use Genuine Mercedes Parts.

    If there is a difference between your shipping and billing address, we will contact you to send you a verification form to fill out and fax back to us before we process your order request.

    Items Ordered:
    Item: , Wheel alloy
    Price: $96.00
    Tax: $0.00
    Qty: 4
    Total: $384.00
    *this is the wheels*

    Item: , Aluminum wheel
    Price: $2.80
    Tax: $0.00
    Qty: 24
    Total: $67.20
    *this is the new longer lug bolts*

    Item: Wheels, Covers and trim, Wheel cap, Aluminum wheel, WHEEL HUB CO
    Price: $14.40
    Tax: $0.00
    Qty: 4
    Total: $57.60
    *this is the center hub*

    Item: Wheels, Wheels, Valve stem, Valve stem
    Price: $2.00
    Tax: $0.00
    Qty: 4
    Total: $8.00
    *these are the valves stems - which you don't need if you buy sensors - I ordered my sensors from Ryder*

    -----------------------------
    Items Total: $516.80
    Shipping: $8.99
    Handling Fee: $0.00
    Order Total: $525.79

    Hope this helps :freaky


    p.s. you don't need the valve stems if you get the tire pressure sensors.
  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    Thanks Geek. :D
  10. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    The parts listed here?


    Wish I could buy nice OEM alloy wheels for any of my vehicles for $525 shipped! What a deal...
  11. ducnut

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  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I really wish those NVs weren't so freaking hideous.

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  13. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I'd like to point out that the Team Nunbus adventure van started this morning at -13 degrees F. The wifes minivan did not:bluduh
  14. TooFast

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    Pics are bad enough, they are even fuglier in person. Very seldom even see one on the road.

    I drove the V8; good power, handling and lots of good ideas like the tie down points.

    If it had 4WD, better mpg and body styling they would sell a lot of them IMO.
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  16. ducnut

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    The biggest problem I see is their dealer-network strategy. They put requirements in place that potential dealerships have to adhere to. Many aren't willing to do it, thereforere, not becoming a stocking NV dealer. No dealers equals no sales.

    I don't think they're ugly; just different. We've become accustomed to seeing the ordinary van. Sprinters weren't/aren't good looking by any stretch. But, they've been around long enough to be accepted. Different strokes, I guess.
  17. TooFast

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    I never did hear why all the Nissan dealers can't sell them. What were the special requirements? Many of the parts including the drive train are shared with other Nissans like the Titan and their big SUV

    The one dealer that did sell them in my area, doesn't stock them anymore - I had to tell em to quit calling me even though they offered one at cost just to get rid of it.

    Never heard anyone say it's just "different" looking before. What's an ugly vehicle to you?
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    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  19. ducnut

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    I can't remember all of them, but, "commercial dealers" are required to offer: 365 breakdown availability, 24hr loaner vehicle availability, extended service hours, certain parts inventory stock, business customer priority, etc. I can't find the link on their site, for some reason.

    The other is just a difference in opinion.
  20. Geek

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    with Sprinter you can't just go to any Mercedes dealer either; you have to go to a Sprinter certified one.

    As for looks - I'm about as biased as you can get :D

    When I look at this:
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    I see this:

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    When I look at this:
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    I see this:
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    or
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    ...and when I look at this:
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    I see this...
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    :hide

    no.. not really; just making a joke :freaky