For The Commercial Users – Box Truck and Refrigerated Bodies for Sprinter

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So if your needs are for more room to haul the loads for your business, we can get you a Sprinter Cab Chassis with a Midway Box on the back. Or if you have a need to keep your cargo cold, well we can get a completly fininshed refrigerated interior for a regular Sprinter Van.

Whatever your needs are, if you want to get 20 MPG +/- and have the high producing tourqe of the 3.0L Turbo Diesel Mercedes Benz motor, then you need a Sprinter.

And for a limited time we have special finance rates to pass along. Call Dave the “Sprinter Guy” for more info.

I have Cab Chassis and Box Trucks available for quick delivery.

Call Dave at 512-930-6158 or send me an email with your specs to dgraham@mbofgeorgetown.com
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You Should Come See This Sherrod Custom Sprinter Van!

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If you had previously looked at the standard Mercedes-Benz Passenger Van, and left with a feeling it didn’t seem to be what you would expect a “Mercedes Van” to be…..NOW you must come look at our newest edition to our Sprinter Van line up. The Sherrod Van.

Here is a vehicle that you can drive everyday, get 20 mpg, and enjoy the comfort you come to expect in a Mercedes Benz. Rich Leather seating, heated front seats, middle row of two Captain chairs that recline and swivel and a 3 passenger rear sofa that is power operated to recline to a full size bed.

Everyone can be happy to go with you as there are two 19″ drop down color TV monitors where you watch two separate movies or play video games on one while watching a DVD on the other. You can allow everyone to hear the sounds or use the wireless headphones to keep it quiet in side the van.

You will not believe how quiet and smooth this van rides. Easy to get inside with the fiberglass running boards with steps. Once inside enjoy the luxury feel you would expect in a Mercedes Benz. Rear air conditioning and heat keeps everyone comfortable.

Here are some photos of this van, but the best idea would be for you to come take a first hand look at the van, and a demonstation drive, you will be very impressed. I also have a short picture/video that I can email to you showing the Sherrod Van that we currently have in stock. Please send me an email to dgraham@mbofgeorgetown.com to request.


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I would like to invite you to come see the Sherrod Custom Sprinter Conversion van so you can see for yourself why this company has received the “Mercedes-Benz Approved Upfitter” classification. For info call Dave, the Sprinter Guy at 512-930-6158 or email dgraham@mbofgeorgetown.com

 

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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Super High Mega Roof and Super Single option for Sprinter Vans – Questions and Answers.

More options – more ways to build a new Sprinter Van- But More Questions!

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Yesterday I announced the new Sprinter 3500 Cargo van with single rear wheels – the Super Single! There have been some questions come up, so I thought this will be a good place to address these as well as questions about the Super High Mega Roof option.

First the Super Single

Is the same price as a dual rear wheel 3500 with the 9,990 GVWR Pkg

It is available on all three body lengths, 144″ wb, 170″ wb and 170″ wb Extended Body.

Super Single is available with either the 4 cyl or V6 diesel engines. Rear Axle Ratio is the same whether a Dual Rear Wheel or the Super Single, 4 cyl only come with the 4.18 axle ratio, the V6 can come with either the 3.92 or 4.18 rear axle ratio.

The Super Single CANNOT be ordered with the 4 wheel drive options.

Wheels and tires – The wheels on the dual rear wheel model are steel wheels 5.5×16 with 215/85 R16 tires on all 6 wheels. On the Super Single the wheels are Steel Wheels: 8.5×16 Rear & 6.5×16 Front with Super Single Tires Rear 285/65 R16 and 205/65 R16 tires in the front.

Cargo payload capacity for the Super Single is as follows

144″ wb = 4,739 lbs
170″ wb = 4,352 lbs
170″ wb mega roof = 4,341 lbs
170″ wb Extended = 4,188 lbs
170″ wb Extended mega roof = 4,177 lbs

Cargo floor width between the wheel wells – 53 inches on 2500 model, 48 inches on 3500 Super Single and 38 inches on 3500 Dual Rear Wheel.

Towing capacity is the same as a Dual Rear Wheel 3500 van. 7,500 lb trailer with a 144″ or 170″ wb and 5,000 lb trailer on a 170″ wb Extended Body.

Super High Roof Option, (Mega Roof)

Only available on Cargo Vans, 2500 or 3500 in the 170″ wb and the 170″ wb Extended Body.

Retail price for the option is $2500

Super High Roof is made of a fiberglass reinforced plastic roof shell.

NOT AVAILABLE with the 4 wheel drive option.

It is not available with the X14 Mobility Prep Pkg but is available with the C07 Cargo Protection Pkg.

Mega Roof adds an additional 6 inches to the interior height, to 84 inches or 7 feet high

Increases the exterior height between 10 to 12 inches from the normal high roof van.

Dimensions at the side and rear door openings are the same as the High Roof models.

You may have more questions or would like more info about anything Sprinter van, please use the contact box below to send me your question or request.

 

Have you 10 minutes to watch a video? Sprinter production facility in Dusseldorf

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Take a look at this 10 minute video of the Sprinter production facility in Germany.

There is one item I would like to add as I watch the video. In the past two years, Mercedes-Benz has made huge improvements in the paint process, such as….when you see the part of the video where the guy is painting the white van a black color, what you did not see is the whole body is dipped in a vat of white primer first.

Also they are using more non corrosive metals and further corrosion protection methods to insure your new Sprinter van will look great and with proper care will stay that way for many years to come.

If you have any questions about anything Sprinter Van related, please just send me an email or give me a call. I enjoy talking with everyone about Sprinter Vans. That is why they call me the Sprinter Guy.

512-930-6158 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

This is an update for previous post – What Sprinter Van would be BEST for a Conversion?

I get asked this question many times from prospects looking to custom build a Sprinter Van into their personal Luxury or RV van.

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I wrote this post about three years ago and it still holds true today. There are a few items that I will address here today.

It’s July 2017 and we have just started receiving the new 2017 model year vans. We now know that 2018 model year will be a carry over from the current model, but not sure when production will begin on the 2018’s.

It looks like the 2019 model year will be the new Sprinter that will be built in our Ladson South Carolina facility. There has been many incorrect internet stories saying the new van will be here in 2018, so hang on there a little while longer to see the new Sprinter.

For now all we can get are the V6 3.0 liter diesel engine with the 5 speed automatic transmission. The 4 cyl diesel we hope to see again in 2018.

Since my last posting we now have a 3500 one ton model called the Super Single. It gives you about 4000 lbs of payload with single rear wheels in the rear. This gives you 48 inches on the floor between the wheel wells instead of the 38 inches on the dually. You can get up to 5000 lbs of payload with the dual rear wheel 3500 and the 11,030 GVWR option.

Many of you have inquired about the Sprinter 4×4. I have sold 42 Sprinter 4×4’s since production began 2 years ago. Certainly having the 4 wheel drive capability for some serious off road driving makes it a must have for some conversions. But, it adds about 4 inches to the height of the van, and of course another $7500 to the price, but if you are driving in the snow country or some off road situations, well it’s worth every penny of the difference. The only real issue is you have to wait to get one. The Sprinter 4×4’s can take 8 to 10 months to get. Take a look at this Sprinter 4×4 that is here in stock for sale today. It is a 2500 170″ wheelbase extended body cargo van.

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So send me an email, dave@sprinterguy.com with any questions you may have about a Sprinter van to be converted, or to get your van ordered. I have one van you might consider for a conversion, it’s a new 2016 Cargo 144″ wheelbase high roof with factory rear roof air, rear heat and the X14 Upfitter Prep package that gives you all of the factory tinted windows and the complete interior like a passenger van, but no rear seats. Here are a couple of pictures.

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One other important item in your plan to build a custom van is which comes first, the van or the conversion? Actually you need to be working on both, but here is what I believe is the best way to proceed.

Normal production time for 2 wheel drive vans is 3-5 months from when we place the order to when it arrives here. 4×4’s will take between 7 to 12 months from order to arrival, so either way you have lots of time to be finalizing your conversion specs. Most of the conversion shops are telling prospects anywhere from 4 months to as long as a year to get in their production schedule.

So once you have decided the size and model of the van you plan to start with, you should get the order placed with the Sprinter Guy as soon as possible to get your order in the order queue. Once that part is done, you can work with your conversion shop or your own design to finalize the conversion.

But truth be told any of our Sprinter models could be excellent vans to begin your custom build. There are some options though that might just make one of these vans YOUR PERFECT SPRINTER.

But first some basics about a Sprinter van for a custom conversion. I would say either of our diesel engines will do a great job for you in a Sprinter conversion. I am a big fan of our 4 cyl twin turbo diesel with the 7 speed automatic transmission. Plenty of power and fantastic fuel economy which is one of the reasons you are considering a Sprinter in the first place.

Windows, some of these have either windows in the sliding side door or rear two doors, and a couple have windows all around. If you want more windows, the conversion shop can add whatever you want in windows. Just remember the factory rear windows are fixed and do not open.

Swivel bucket seats, from the factory are great, but if one of these does not have them we can have them added, no problem.

Some of the following examples have the optional HD Suspension package. This gives you heavier duty front and rear stabilizer bars which help keep your van from leaning in hard turns or when you come off of curbs or driveways. All Sprinters have stabilizer bars, the HD just adds thicker bars.

I have many conversations with customers in regards to rear air conditioning. Some of the vans I have listed below come with the factory roof rear air. This system is great for a rear air while the engine is running, as it has its own compressor on the engine, separate from the front air conditioning. The only negative is the van engine has to be running for you to get rear air with the factory system. Our conversion shops can add rear air units, sometimes mounted on the roof, but sometimes mounted under the rear of the van to give you a cleaner and lower roof. These units, and there are many to choose, can run from the engine or from a separate 12 volt or 110 volt electric system. The electrically operated system allows you to run the rear air conditioning without having to run your vans diesel engine. You will need some type of electric power system which can be additional batteries, roof solar panels, generators or 110 volt shore line power.

Finally in the options department, there are a couple of the following vans that have the factory Variable High Idle package. What this can do for you is when the van is parked, and you wish to run the vans engine to power either your roof air or other electrical items, you can boost the vans idle speed in increments of 50 rpm to increase the performance of the alternator to power these accessories and to recharge your batteries. The normal idle speed for a Sprinter is around 600-700 rpm. In order to get more juice from the alternator you should boost the idle up to 1200 to 1800 rpm.

When it comes to discussions about the size of your Sprinter for your custom conversion, it is a tough decision sometimes as to which van to choose. 2500 or 3500, pretty much I suggest you stay with the 2500 as long as you are not going to have over 3000 lbs of total cargo. That is the conversion, plus your personal stuff as well as fuel and any water in holding tanks. If you are over the 3000 lb weight, then definitely you need to be in the 3500 with the dual rear wheels. With a 3500 and the 11,030 GVWR you can carry about 5000 lbs of cargo. Down side, you have 6 tires to replace instead of 4, you will lose a little fuel economy and you lose a little floor space as the distance between the wheel wells on the floor on the 3500 is 38 inches, compared to 53 inches on the 2500.

On the 144″ wheelbase you have a choice of either the standard low roof or the high roof model. All 170″ wheelbase vans are high roofs. The low roof van is 8 foot high outside height, compared to 9 foot high on the high roof. Add to that any roof mounted air conditioning system that typically will be about 9″ to 10″ additional. On the inside, the low roof gives you 5′ 4″ of inside stand up height compared to 6′ 4″ on the high roof. Usually neither will go into normal size home garage or parking structures. I find I can drive the low roof models through most all of the food drive-throughs, high roofs will normally not fit the drive-throughs if you have a roof air unit.

Then we get into the interior cargo length. a 144″ wheelbase gives you 10 1/2 feet of length from the back of the drivers seat to the rear door. The 170″ wheelbase gives you 14 feet of cargo floor length. If you get the 170 Extended body Sprinter, you get an additional 15 inches of cargo room or almost 15 1/2 feet from the back of the drivers seat to the back doors. You can access on some of the conversion company websites, their floorplans to see how much room it gives you when you start adding seating, toilets, kitchens and sleeping areas. I can also assist you with determining how much room you will need to do what you want with your custom conversion.

So now let’s look at my top picks out of my current inventory that I suggest you consider for a custom Sprinter conversion. Click the following links to open the PDF showing the options and retail price for each van, and click the photo to enlarge it for easier viewing.

2014 2500 144 low roof Pearl Silver Met 4 cyl $44,230 #E5874848
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This low roof 144″ wb would be a great van to add a Sportsmoblie poptop to, or one that can tow your boat or small travel trailor, and still have plenty of room inside the van for your “STUFF”

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2014 2500 144 high roof Pearl Silver Met 4 cyl mobility prep pkg rear roof air $55,080 #E5914080

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With the Mobility Prep package that this van has, you get full windows all around, interior trim like the passenger vans, but no seats. This also has the factory roof rear air and front swivel bucket seats.
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2014 2500 170 Pearl Silver Met. 4 cyl $51,020 #E5867472

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Active Safety Pkg, in dash GPS/Nav along with rear camera, heated front seats, allow wheels, variable high idle pkg, HD stabilizer bar pkg and windows in side and rear doors. Perfect start for a full RV or luxury passenger conversion.
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2014 2500 170 Brilliant Silver 4 cyl $51,715 eta early September

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Factory trailer tow hitch and wiring, additional bracket to add a second air conditioning compressor on the engine, cold weather pkg, Nav and back up camera and active safety, loaded and ready to convert.
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2014 2500 170 Arctic White 4 cyl rear roof air $55,160 #E5879741
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This van was ordered for a customer to be converted, and his business failed and now it is available. Has factory rear roof air and heat in a 170 cargo van. Has the variable high idle pkg, safety Plus pkg, nav and rear camera.
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2014 2500 170E Extended Body Arctic White 4 cyl $56,130 #E5935509 eta mid July
This van is due in any day now. Has it all, full extended body 170″ wbase, rear roof air, rear heat, active safety pkg, cold weather pkg with heated seats adn windshield, high idle pkg, lighting pkg with bi-xenon headlights and more.
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2014 3500 170 Brilliant Silver V6, fleet window, dual sliding doors $53,765 #E58577232014 2500 170E Extended Body Arctic White $44,630 eta early September

VIN #723 dual sliding door silver 170 1
I bet you won’t find too many like this van, sliding doors on both sides. Windows all around, front buckets swivel, HD suspension, V6 and the heaviest load rating on this 170″ wb 3500.
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2014 3500 170 Extended 9,990 gvwr brilliant silver 4 cyl fleet window $49,510 #E5889192

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3500 with extended body, dark tinted windows all around, trailer tow pkg, additional aux battery, high idle pkg and second bracket on the engine for another air conditioning compressor. Perfect for a fully equipped luxury RV conversion.
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Every one of these vans I can get converted by one of our conversion vendors, or assist you in doing it yourself. There will be a special sale price for each of these vans, just send me an email with what van you are interested in and I will give you the Sprinter Guy sale price.

contact dave@sprinterguy.com or call me at 512-930-6158
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Sprinter Around The Net

As much as I love Sprinters and share any news I find sometimes it’s not quite so obvious to find it elsewhere. Lately there have been some great articles and reviews that are worth the read.

In addition there’s an uplifting story about a Wife’s efforts to get her Husband a new Sprinter Mobility Van. Against Her Husband’s wishes she went ahead and I’ll confess when my Wife does the same she’s right too.

Lastly a list of 10 Instagram for anyone curious about van camping

Continue reading “Sprinter Around The Net”

I have 5 Sprinter 4×4’s for sale!

Here are the Sprinter 4×4’s that I have available in stock or on their way.

I have these Sprinter 4×4 vans that are available for sale.

 

2016 Cargo 2500 170” wb Arctic White stk# GP343861 $56,475 – in stock today

 

2017 Crew 170” wb Pearl Silver Met stk# HP386453 $64,162 – Here any day now

 

2017 Cargo 2500 170 Extended Graphite Grey Met. Stk# HP378245 $62,270 – due by end of May

 

2017 Cargo 2500 144” wb high roof Arctic White stk# HP386992 $54,857 – due by end of May

 

2017 Cargo 2500 144” wb high roof Steel Blue stk# HP400262 $58,685 – due after first of June

 

I can send the spec sheets for them for you to look over. Let me know asap if you have an interest in one.

Great News! 2016 Sprinter 4×4’s are eligible for special APR financing starting at 0% for 36 or 48 months and two FREE scheduled maintenances if purchased in May. 2017’s slightly higher APR

This was the most recent announcement from MBenz in regards to Sprinter 4×4 production.

“All 2017 model year production began in January with the first V6 engine vans released the first of May. There will be a very limited number of 2017’s available. Current orders in the order queue will be changed to 2018 model specs with production to begin in July. Info about the 2018 models will be coming shortly, but for all intents and purposes it will be a carry-over year, the same specs as the 2017’s

I can send you a Sprinter order guide once we receive them from Mercedes Benz, just let me know if you want a cargo, crew or passenger model.

If you would like to place an order for your particular build, please send me your final wish list, name address and phone number asap as we need to get the orders submitted very soon if you would like to get on the queue for a 2018 model year 4×4. At this time I will say the wait to get a 4×4 will be between 7 to 10 months from when we place the order.

Prices are plus any applicable tax and license.

Financing is available this month through Mercedes-Benz Finance with approved credit at these terms.

2016’s

0% APR for 36 or 48 months

1.9% APR for 60 months

2.9% APR for 72 months

2017’s at a slightly higher APR on 48 thru 72 months

Give Dave a call at 512-942-6923 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

Use the correct engine oil in your Sprinter van!

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What is the correct oil to use in your Sprinter diesel engine van?

This question is the most asked of the Sprinter Guy, and about 1 1/2 years ago I posted  the response to this question from our Chief Sprinter Tech here at MB of Georgetown. Here is the link if you want to reread his response.

This is the correct Mobil 1 motor oil in the Sprinter van

I have had clients who said they had difficulty finding the correct Mobile 1 oil at the Big Box store or even some auto parts stores. My suggestion is, go to the closest Mercedes-Benz dealership’s parts department and tell them you want this part number.

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This is the MB branded oil that the dealership will use to change your oil. This will be the correct 229.52 blend, and is 5W-30 weight. If you live in severe cold climates you might use a different oil weight. Please don’t ask me which to use for where you live, here in Texas we use 5W-30.

But I have another suggestion, instead of worrying about changing the oil in your current Sprinter van, just trade it in on a new 2016 or 2017 Sprinter or Metris van. The new Sprinter has a 20,000 mile or annual service so you don’t have to worry about the oil change for quite a while.

As always, for your questions about Sprinter vans, please send an email to dave@sprinterguy.com or call me at 512-942-6923. I don’t know everything about Sprinter vans, but I bet I can find out or I can give you some direction as to where to look for your answer.

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Check out the August Special Offers from the Sprinter Guy on the remaining new 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans. You will be very pleased.

Turn Key Pest Control Van is now available!

If you own or operate a Pest Control Business, and are thinking about getting a new work vehicle, you must check out this “Turn Key Pest Control Van”.

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Includes a sealed partition, shelves on the left side, tank racks on the right side, ladder rack, notebook rack and 40 square feet of vinyl wrap/signage.

Purchase this turn key, 2018 Nissan NV200 van, ready to begin working for you, for…

$24,165 plus TT&L. Finance for 60 months with $2000 total down, WAC for $459 per month, or 60 month lease, no mileage restrictions, for $399 per month, with approved credit.

If your company currently owns 4 or more vehicles of any make or year, your sale price will be reduced by $1917 with an approved Nissan Fleet number.

To learn more or to have us send you a credit application, contact Dave the NV Guy at 254-742-4149 or email dave@theNVguy.com

 Dave Graham, Fleet Mgr Garlyn Shelton Nissan—Temple Tx  a Nissan Business Certified Dealer.

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