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Old 06-16-2018, 02:10 AM   #1
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We pulled the trigger today on the LTV unity MB. We are so excited !!! It will take about a year. Great experience at Howard RV in Wilmington,NC. It will be hard to wait! Now its time to start planning trips and things to put in the coach. Our sales rep was Tom McNiff . No pressure . Very helpful with ordering options etc.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:07 AM   #2
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We pulled the trigger today on the LTV unity MB. We are so excited !!! It will take about a year. Great experience at Howard RV in Wilmington,NC. It will be hard to wait! Now its time to start planning trips and things to put in the coach. Our sales rep was Tom McNiff . No pressure . Very helpful with ordering options etc.
Have you determined if your coach will be built on the next generation Sprinter platform?
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It doesn’t seem so. We did order the leveling system
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No they will not get the new gen Mercedes. Reward comes to those that are patient!
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It doesn’t seem so. We did order the leveling system
Your order shouldn't prevent you from scheduling a delivery date that would have the coach built on the latest generation Sprinter build which might even give you the option of a diesel or a gasoline engine.

Unless the design has been changed, what you describe as levelers do not actually level the coach. They are stabilizer jacks that keeps the coach from wobbling when at rest. True levelers historically have not been authorized by Mercedes on a Sprinter but they recently have authorized the installation of E&P remotely operated levelers. ARV now routinely installs them on their builds and will retrofit them on most any Sprinter.
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Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't understand purchasing a coach with the current Sprinter platform considering how soon the platform will be changed.
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Does anyone actually know when the new chassis will be available? I see all sorts of predictions but no actual date
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Does anyone actually know when the new chassis will be available? I see all sorts of predictions but no actual date
There is no order sheet yet. That was suppose to be this month. Projected date for the new plant is September the last I heard. If all goes well I don't expect a van getting to converters until March 2019. I would expect they will satisfy their major customers first and Class B converters are not major customers. That's my guess and only a guess.
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There is no order sheet yet. That was suppose to be this month. Projected date for the new plant is September the last I heard. If all goes well I don't expect a van getting to converters until March 2019. I would expect they will satisfy their major customers first and Class B converters are not major customers. That's my guess and only a guess.
Thanks for this information. It may well be a vexed question whether or not the new platform is better suited for a class B than the present one. The new bells and whistles may not be of great value for an RV application. But since EdJodi has a one year waiting time, his delivery date may well be close to the platform changeover date for the Sprinter and he might have an opportunity to schedule his delivery date from LTV for the platform he prefers. IMO, since his order is still in a plastic state, it would be worthwhile investigating and evaluating the changed platform.

Has ARV offered any opinion on the new Sprinter platform? One of the reviews I perused mentioned the increased comfort in the rear of the new generation van. Perhaps it could make the VB suspension modification less or even unnecessary.
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Well, I learned today that while the new Sprinter may be available with a gas engine, it will be a four banger and considering the typical GVW of a ladened class B, Mercedes recommends against employing it for this application and sticking with the diesel. There must have been some interesting conversations between their marketing and engineering divisions regarding the gas engine choice. Considering the level of complaints regarding the emission system of the current diesel engine, I think for a some percentage of prospective class B buyers, it will shift their direction to Transits and Promasters. But I guess this sub-market is so relatively small that it doesn't get their attention.
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