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Old 09-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Aktiv style layout on MB Sprinter Chassis?

I'm a fan of the overall Aktiv layout, but want to semi-regularly tow a boat with our Class-B, and the beefier MB Sprinter chassis seems a must.

Does anyone know of a layout like this on the Benz platform?
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Bed length on a Sprinter could be a limit sleeping crosswise, Sprinters are narrower than PMs.
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Good point -- we're not fixed on sleeping cross-wise though. The interesting bit is the tradeoffs up front, including the wider seat behind the driver + table.
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The upcoming (1 week away) Winnebago Sprinter Adventure van will have the Aktiv style layout (if it is close to the design of the concept vehicle). For sideways sleeping they have the bump out sides in the rear of the Sprinter. To be released in about a week from what I understand.

Winnebago's Concept Adventure Vehicle is ready to rough it
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I'm a fan of the overall Aktiv layout, but want to semi-regularly tow a boat with our Class-B, and the beefier MB Sprinter chassis seems a must.

Does anyone know of a layout like this on the Benz platform?
Safari Condo Sprinter XL Flex has that layout.
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There is also no question that a Transit would pull anything you want, too, so you may want to look at them also.
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Looked like an Activ type toilet cassette in the back of that new Winnebago...

I can see complaints about that in seconds...
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It will be interesting to see how the new concept van compares to the old one. They flirted with the idea of taking that one to production, but chickened out. Now supposedly they are moving ahead. So what they changed to validate that decision will be extremely interesting with what it reveals about their view of the marketplace.
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BOOSTER: Transit chassis isn't' as burly as the MB sprinters.... GCWR is ~2000 lbs higher on the Benz--and the unloaded weights are more like 500 lbs lighter on the Transit. That's 1500# of additional towing capacity on the Benz, and I'm on the upper end of 5000# towing... Can't make the numbers pencil on the Transit, LMK if you can!
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The Ford Transit diesel does not make sense.

The 3.5L ecoboost gas engine performs much better.
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