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Dodge Sprinter Cargo, Dodge Sprinter, Van
#584 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [altered3]
May 29, 2006 (4:46 pm)
I think the new ones are not here yet. Mine is a 2006 Freightliner conversion by Forest River. Freightliner is out of the Sprinter business. The new 2007 will all be Dodge Sprinters. I understand they have a couple different engine options on the new ones also. You can get gas if you really want it. I think it is a 6 cylinder diesel. I wonder if it will get the great mileage of the 5 cylinder version.
#585 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [gagrice]
May 29, 2006 (6:10 pm)
The new V6 will continue to give fantastic fuel returns it should be the same if not better than the old 5 cylinder in-line engine again this depends on which of the two v6 deiesel fromats you choose from, we have two! But you may only be offered one of the v6 models in diesel or gas format your only problem for maxium fuel returns will be the quality of diesel avaiable to you at the pump, lesser or poorer quality means less MPG. I Know Freightliner lost the franchice with the US Chyrsler division it's a managment issue when it comes to profit levels a very hot Politicial issue at the moment I was amussed to hear they DC had implimented this so rapidly, Fuel will become an issue with continuing fuel price increases so buy Diesel it's in effect Thirty percent cheaper to run on than Gas Bio-Diesel is an option however the savings are not that great at the moment Australia is about to invest 220 million with BP in the USA to start production of bio-Deisel fuel low sulphar plant that will be compliant to Euro 4 emission controls.
#586 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [altered3]
May 29, 2006 (8:02 pm)
Do you have any time frame as to when they will be available in the US?
#587 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [gagrice]
May 30, 2006 (7:50 pm)
Time frame, about Christmas! based on demand and supply for production in Europe, before they are sent to the USA in CKD format for reassembly.
#588 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [altered3]
May 31, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Are you involved in the factory they are setting up in Charleston for Sprinter assembly?
#589 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [gagrice]
May 31, 2006 (3:57 pm)
Which Plant are you thinking about! the main one is at South Carolina in the old La france bulidings,there is one for small conversions for Hydrogen units? Govenment experemental use
DC has a problem but its political as to its profit base on local vehicles needs to retool but can not due to flatterning us dollar so your about to get VW Chassis on the a few of your local cars such as the starfire smaller Americian iron is proving to be to expensive! because of fuel costs.
#590 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [altered3]
May 31, 2006 (8:36 pm)
The old La France plant. I heard they were updating it for the new model Sprinter.
#591 of 1281 Re: Pricing for 3500 150WB HR [gagrice]
May 31, 2006 (10:39 pm)
Yes that is fact untill finance will allow for expansion, for a more modern plant
Jun 01, 2006 (3:11 am)
has anyone else found that if they get fuel at different stations that their mileage changes from one brand to another. is that posibile? i will keep track from now on to find out for sure. i tow a trailer most of the time and it goes from 18 to 23 with a mix of a lot of short stop and go and a little highway. my driving is about the same for all so i was thinking it might be the brands of fuel.
#593 of 1281 Re: gas mileage [sonnywood2]
Jun 01, 2006 (5:32 am)
When I am out of CA where I use BP/ARCO ULSD with a high cetane rating, I always add Power Service cetane booster.
That said I think you are getting good mileage considering the short trips and towing a trailer. I don't tow a trailer and the lowest I got was on Interstate 10 cruising 70 MPH+ with lots of head wind. That tank was just over 20 MPG.