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Old 07-18-2018, 11:26 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I ordered my RV at the beginning of May and recently the dealer I ordered my RV from informed me MB has changed the Sprinter chassis options so the 9" Large Screen GPS option I ordered no longer available and it got replaced with a list of safety features instead.

Has this happened to anyone in the forum here? The new options come with a small 7" screen instead of 9" as rear view camera. I am interested in what you suggest the next step for me. I can walk away from the purchase agreement which has been signed by both the dealer and me.

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I have a seven inch back up camera monitor in my Roadtrek and the screen in my Jeep Grand Cherokee is a little smaller. All I can tell you it is certainly sufficient for my viewing.

I am sure you went through a lot of considerations before you decided on the B that was perfect for you and I would think layout, tank and storage capacities, fit and finish would be more important than a slightly smaller monitor. That being said, if it really causes you to second guess your purchase, that is another matter.

What make and model did you order?
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:52 AM   #3
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Considering that most of my rigs have had 5" screens, I would be THRILLED with 7" ... and I could probably even see it.
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Hi Doneworking and Mumkin,

Thank you so much for your reply.

I ordered 2019 Winnebago Era 70X mostly for short trips with 2 kids. I am not retired so I can't afford those month long trips that I dream all the time. I would agree the 7" is not too bad except I have a 9" on my SUV and the larger size just making the backing must easier I guess.
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Hi All,

I ordered my RV at the beginning of May and recently the dealer I ordered my RV from informed me MB has changed the Sprinter chassis options so the 9" Large Screen GPS option I ordered no longer available and it got replaced with a list of safety features instead.

Has this happened to anyone in the forum here? The new options come with a small 7" screen instead of 9" as rear view camera. I am interested in what you suggest the next step for me. I can walk away from the purchase agreement which has been signed by both the dealer and me.

Thank you!
I'll defer to the Sprinter gurus aboard for the best answer, but there's something about this that seems short of passing the sniff test Have you confirmed that this is actually a Mercedes option change and not a dealer ordering screw up?

The replacement of the option with dealer safety features is puzzling since this advanced safety package has been available on the Sprinter since 2014 and subsequently I think that every Sprinter builder for domestic consumption included the driver safety features as standard equipment. Is this some newer version of the safety equipment package?

Looking at the brochuire, this seems like a dynamite option and it would be unfortunate if it's discontinued.

https://www.alpine-electronics.se/p/...iew/X902D-S906
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.... but there's something about this that seems short of passing the sniff test Have you confirmed that this is actually a Mercedes option change and not a dealer ordering screw up?...
^^^^ That!
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Are you guys talking about Mercedes' OEM "Audio 15" head unit, or some aftermarket product that the upfitter installs?

I am quite sure that Mercedes only offers one screen size on NCV3 Sprinters. This will no doubt change for Sprinter MY2019.
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Are you guys talking about Mercedes' OEM "Audio 15" head unit, or some aftermarket product that the upfitter installs?

I am quite sure that Mercedes only offers one screen size on NCV3 Sprinters. This will no doubt change for Sprinter MY2019.
See the link in #5 for the option. It's built by Alpine but it looks like a factory option doesn't it?
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See the link in #5 for the option. It's built by Alpine but it looks like a factory option doesn't it?
No. That is NOT a MB factory option. It has nothing to do with Mercedes. The product may well have been targeted toward Sprinters, but not by MB.
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No. That is NOT a MB factory option. It has nothing to do with Mercedes. The product may well have been targeted toward Sprinters, but not by MB.
I know next to nothing about Sprinters, so you da man, but it leaves me wondering:

If Mercedes is not involved, how does this Alpine unit get powered up. I don't see any power cables. Doesn't the brochure indicate that the S906 display requires the Mercedes X902 option, whatever that is?

Also, if this is a totally third party display, why would the dealer tell the OP that Mercedes had deleted this display and substituted a driver safety option?
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