33.1 MPG on a Sprinter Van!!! But there is more to the story!

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This posting was from late 2012, but receives more hits online than any other article ever written by Dave, the “Sprinter Guy” which tells me that everyone is looking for a full size van with great fuel mileage. The amazing thing about this story is it was about a van with the V6 turbo diesel, before we even had the 4 cyl twin turbo with the 7-speed automatic transmission that most all of my customers tell me are getting 20% better fuel mileage than what the V6 gets. So now we have two great engine offerings for the full size Sprinter vans, the 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel with the 5-speed automatic or the more fuel efficient 2.1 liter inline 4 cyl twin turbo charged engine mated to the 7 speed automatic.

You are reading that correctly – 33.1 MPG on a Sprinter Van

So here is the “Rest of the Story”

PLEASE – THIS IS MEANT FOR THE HUMOR OF THIS STORY – NOT TO SUGGEST ALL SPRINTER VANS WILL GET THIS KIND OF FUEL ECONOMY!

One of our Sportsmobile-Sprinter owners, let’s just call him JB, sent me this pic of his dash display. Seems JB was traveling around the Grand Canyon and started out the day at about 9,000 ft elevation. As you can see it’s 62 degrees, so most likely the A/C was off. And you see he traveled 13 miles in 31 minutes with an average speed of 25 mph.

He ended at the 4,000 foot level, and took this picture…31.1 mpg. So here is proof the Sprinter Van gets “Best in Class” in the fuel economy area.

Oh, and there’s more. Seems JB had made a wrong turn somewhere along the trip and had to head uphill to get turned around.

No matter what, here are a few pictures of what JB saw while on this part of his journey.

JB, thanks for sharing these photos with the Sprinter Guy and Sprinter Van lovers all over the world.

You can be enjoying the sites of our great nation in your own Sprinter Van with a Sportsmobile Conversion. Give Dave the Sprinter Guy a call at 512-942-6923 or email dave@sprinterguy.com for information about all things Sprinter.

In an update to the story about JB’s fuel economy, JB was in for service last week, and we visited about his Sprinter and the joy it has given him over the past couple of years. He says that he consistantly will get 22-24 mpg driving normally all over the USA. But in reality, getting 30 mpg is not too out of what many owners are getting with their 2014 4 cyl twin turbo diesel with 7 speed automatic Sprinter vans. If you would like more info about a 2016 Sprinter van or the all new Metris Mid-Size van, just complete the form below and submit. I will return to you the info you request.

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Have you been looking for someone to help you upfit your Sprinter van? Look to Craig at Third Coast Vans!

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In Business – at the same location since 1983 you will find Craig Oakes owner operator of Third Coast Vans in Austin Texas.

I have had some of my local Sprinter customers, who I referred to Craig say to me, is that the guy over there on Anderson Lane? He did some work for me 20 years ago.

I was visiting with Craig earlier today when I was there to pick up a Sprinter Van that we were outfitting for a local FedEx Home Delivery customer. He told me about a new product he found, a folding ramp for Sprinter vans. Link Ramps is a Sioux Center, Iowa company that specializes in ramp systems for vans. Here is the link to their website. WWW.linkramps.com

This looks like a great product to assist you in the loading and unloading of your products in your Sprinter Van. If you would like more info on this or any of the many products that Craig has to offer, please give him a call at 512-454-8597, just tell him the Sprinter Guy referred you to him.

Other products that I have bought from Third Coast Vans are…

side steps and running boards
bulkhead partitions
shelving or cabinets for Sprinter vans
rear view cameras
floor liners
Tommy Gate Lifts
and much much more.
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Do you need a Work Truck? Here are some suggestions for you!

Are your needs for a Truck or Van that can do heavy duty work for you or your company? Here are some samples of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter work trucks.

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Here is a Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis 170″ wheelbase with a 16 foot flat bed on the back.

This is a brand new 2012 that you can buy for $33,500 + TT&L with the bed installed!

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Or how about a 15 foot box on the back……..

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This is a new 2012 Sprinter 3500 170″ wheelbase with a Supreme 15 foot box on the back with roll up door and a Tommy Gate power lift.

This truck you can purchase for $37,950 + TT&L with box and lift included.

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We can put whatever your needs are for a body on the back, by starting with this Sprinter 3500, 170 inch wheelbase Cab Chassis.

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Buy the Cab Chassis for $$$$$ “I cannot disclose my true selling price because it will effect other Sprinter Dealers business, so send me an email to dave@sprinterguy.com and I will send you my special offer price. + whatever bed or box you need + TT&L

Let me build your work truck on the proven M-B Sprinter Cab Chassis. Contact Dave the Sprinter Guy at 512-930-6158 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

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Do you have a Large Load to carry? Sprinter Extended Body Vans Will Do The Job For You.

A MB Sprinter Van is built to handle large and heavy loads.

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In fact, I have in stock the Extended Body 170″ wheelbase, in both a 2500 and the 3500 models.

These will give you 185 inches of cargo length behind the front seats to the back doors, with a cargo volume of 547 cubic feet.

What is the weight of your payload? Our 2500 series is rated at 2,855 lbs of available payload, but if you need more, our 3500 can carry 4,828 lbs of cargo.

Plenty of room inside, even a 6′ 4″ stand up height allows you a safer and more comfortable work experience.

I have some very special year end offers on these new 2013 Sprinter Vans. I can send you a quote, along with an idea of our great finance or lease options available. Just complete the form below and submit. I will send you a custom quote back for you to review.

Find out why the companies like FedEx, Frito Lay and many others have switched to Sprinter Vans for their heavy duty use.

 

I took a 30 mile test drive today in the 2014 Sprinter with 4 cyl engine

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I am very impressed

If you don’t tell someone that this is a 4 cyl engine, they would never know it. It is quiet, peppy, shifts are unbelievably smooth, no problem getting on the freeway and getting it up to 70 mph in no time.

I drove on the highway, on city streets and idled for a few minutes and with a brand new van, was able to average over 22 mpg, and I’m not a very careful driver when it comes to getting the greatest fuel mileage.

At 70 mph, it is at 2300 rpm. with lots more left.

I cannot imagine anyone not wanting the 4 cyl twin turbo diesel with 7 speed automatic transmission.

You can now go on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter website and do a “Build and Equip” and get the 2014 prices. Check it out, click HERE

If you want to order a 2014, and have it here before the end of this year, you better contact me right away. The order bank is going to get filled before long. Call Dave at 512-930-6158 or send an email to dave@sprinterguy.com

How many Sprinter Vans have you seen with dual sliding side doors?

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I bet you have not seen too many with dual sliding doors, but we have sold quite a few with this option.

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This one is the all new 2014 Sprinter 4 cyl van, that was ordered by a very patient but anxious Sprinter customer. He plans to have a complete interior conversion added to make it a unique family passenger van.

Previously we have sold Sprinter vans with Dual Sliding Side Doors to a plumber who wanted to be able to access tools and equipment from both sides of the van. Another guy wanted just the left side sliding side door, which we can do and delete the right side slider, because he delivers goods and it was easy for him to get out of the drivers seat and get to the left side door to unload packages.

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There was also a family who wanted the dual sliding doors because they had a disabled child, and the wheelchair lift went on the right side, and the left side door was for easy access by other family members.

No matter what your needs are, the Sprinter Guy can help you build your Sprinter van with the right stuff to make it work for your needs. Whether for work with bulkheads and shelves, a family van with multiple luxury captian chairs, or a pleasure van decked out with everything you need to go camping, let me build your Sprinter van custom for you.
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Sprinter vans with Mobility Conversions.

 

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If you have a need for wheelchair lifts, or other mobility issues, let Dave the Sprinter Guy help build you a custom Sprinter Van.

Over the past 4 years I have assisted over a dozen folks build custom Sprinter vans with different type of mobility upfits. We can take a regular Sprinter passenger van or a totally customized cargo van with everything you want to make it easier to move around and enjoy driving or riding across town or across the country.

If you have questions or would like more info about our Custom Sprinter Mobility vans, just submit the info below and I will put together a custom quote for your needs.

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2012 Sprinter Mobile Food Truck HAS BEEN SOLD!

 

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The mobile food truck has been sold, but we can build one just for you!
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If you ever thought about going out on your own and starting a mobile food vending business, this could be the best day of your life!

We have available, a 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 3500 170″ wb extended body van, that has a full mobile food truck inside. This truck has less than 6000 miles on it, was built by Kitchens on Wheels in New Braunfels Texas and is a Turn-Key business opportunity!

The owners of this truck, who I am trying to help sell the truck for them, have spent in excess of $120,000 to build and equip it for thier use. Unfortunately their business plan did not pan out, so their loss is your gain. They just want me to get the best offer, and they will tell me yes or no to cut it loose.

I will list what I know this truck has on it, and if you have an interest in looking at it, you can see it here at Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown. I have a few pictures, but you really must see this truck in person to appreciate all it has to offer. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Here is the original MSRP for just the Sprinter Van Food Truck MSRP

On the inside you get…
* Star 24 inch flat griddle
* Eagle LP over the counter steam table
* Rankin Deluxe Convection Oven
* Pitco 45 lb 2 basket fryer
* 8 foot Getter Built vent hood w.extractor fan
* True TSSU-36″ Sandwich prep table with undercounter fridge
* True T12 single door upright fridge
* True TUC27F single door under counter freezer
* 5 foot Eagle Stainless Steel work table for cook line
* 6 foot Eagle Stainless Steel work table for serving window
* 2 section stainless sink
* Dual roof top Advent A/C units
* Two propane tanks, 60 lb and 40 lb
* Rear Mounted Onan Generator and shore line plug
* Hand soap dispenser and towel rack
* Fire Extinguisher
* AO Smith hot water tank
* Misc items
and much much more.

Here is some additional info regarding the interior modifications.

BORDER BISTRO TO GO 15′ SPRINTER drawings

I also have these notes from the owner in regards to passing your locations health department codes.

I don’t have the information as each city has different criteria. We can forward the drawings and he can seek the information himself.

PS. They will require a 3 compartment sink and the sprinter has a 2 compartment. I was able to get away with this in my jurisdiction but it will be a factor for future buyers in larger cities where they have their own health departments. I spoke with the manufacturer and he said it would cost approximately $1100 to modify it with a 3 compartment sink. Here are a few pictures, please give me a call or send me an email if you would like more info. Price is negotiable, they know and understand they will not get their money back out of it, but please, you can make yourself a great deal and start your business tomorrow.

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