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Old 09-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Midwest Automotive Designs Corp.
4251 Pine Creek Rd
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: (574) 522-4878
Fax: (574) 522-5828

Sprinter RV Camper Van - More info and photos here: http://www.midwestautomotivedesigns.com ... el&model=9

Looks like there is seating for up to seven people.



Here's a video:
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Many features:

Interior Features
* Soft Touch Automotive Color Keyed Walls
* 100% Nylon Color Keyed Carpet Mats
* Composite Flooring system
* Soft Touch Automotive Headliner
* Dark Tinted Side and Rear Windows
* Complete Insulation Package
* Complete Privacy Shade Package
* Interior Lighting Package
* Overhead and Floor Courtesy Lighting
* 12Volt / 110V Refrigerator
* Toilet
* Front Privacy Drape
* Custom Multi-Flexing Lighting Controls
* Floor Mats
* Heated Dr and Pass Seats
* Custom Dash and Door Wood Treatments
* Solid Surface Counter Tops
* Seat Belt Package
* Rear Luggage Storage Lighted
* Removable Table / Dinette
* Folding Rear Sofa Beds / Dinette
* Driver and Passenger Deluxe Seating Recover
* Interior Sound Deadening Package
* Coordinated Valances w/Indirect Lighting
* Coordinated Door Panels
* Dual Battery Charging System W/Custom Battery Tray
* Inverter / Charger / Transfer Switch
* 110V Microwave
* Overhead Storage Cabinets
* Wardrobe
* Under Sofa Storage
* Full Cabinet Package
Wardrobe
Overhead Storage
Under Sofa Storage (may Vary)
Base Cabinet
* In-Dash GPS Navigation
Reverse and side cameras
* 110 V Outlet ( 2 )
* 12 volt Outlets ( 2 )
* Bath Vent
* Power Roof Vent w/Remote
* Electronics Package
2 TV Monitors
DVD Player
AM / FM - CD - IPod - Touch Screen - USB
* Cable TV Outlets
* Water Heater (110V LPG)
* Convection Microwave oven
* 16,000 BTU Furnace
* Refrigerator 12v / 110v
* 13,500 BTU Roof Top AC (shore-line)
* 2.5 KW LPG Generator
* Fire Extinguisher
* Smoke, LPG, CO detectors
* 110V Roof Top AC
* LPG System
* 2-Burner Cook Top
* Heated Tank System
* Sink w/Cover
* Shower
* Retractable Cloths Line

Exterior Features
* Fiberglass Running Board with Step (Color Keyed to Chassis)
* Complete Bonded Window Package w/4 Tip-Out Windows
* 30Amp 110v Shore Line Power Hookup
* Color Keyed Bumpers and Body Moldings
* Alcoa Alum Wheels
* Power Awning
* Exterior Body Security Camera system
* LED Patio Light
* Rear Hitch

Options
Digital Satellite Directional TV System
Satellite Radio (Rear)
Satellite Radio (Front)
Wireless Internet Router
Security System W/Control Pads
12v Heat And AC System
Roof Top Solar Charging System
Wood / Leather Steering Wheel
Crestron Remote system w/ 2 mini-Pads
Dash Color Change
Apple TV



Download their PDF flyer here: http://www.midwestautomotivedesigns.com ... kender.pdf
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Nice design, but they are duking it out in a very crowded market, especially with Airstream's name recognition. The front lower bumper sets them apart, but they will have a very uphill battle.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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At least they named it appropriately. Looking at storage space, you couldn't live in it much longer.

I wonder if they offer cabinets to replace the second row seats, like others do?
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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That floor plan doesn't seem to have any point to me. It can seat six, but so can a Suburban, and that is a lot cheaper. What they could have done that would be ground-breaking was pack a custom-designed extension tent that would attach to the awning and provide another large area that is outside, yet protected from the elements. This way, the vehicle can handle the needs of a family, but can sleep six comfortably when the tent is folded out.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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More info on RV Business http://www.rvbusiness.com/2013/10/midwe ... nter-vans/ including MSRP.

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Custom outfitter Midwest Automotive Designs Corp., Elkhart, Ind., has introduced two 24 1/2-foot production models on the 2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van chassis the Weekender and Daycruiser. The Weekender, built on the Sprinter 3500 chassis equipped with a 6-cylinder diesel engine, has a full shower with marine toilet and a kitchenette. The Daycruiser, built on the Sprinter 2500 chassis standard with a 4-cylinder engine, is absent the shower and can be equipped with a cassette toilet. Previously factory direct, Midwest Automotive is looking to establish a small group of five to 10 dealers. Features in both the Weekender and Daycruiser include custom-built furniture, hand-rubbed wood finishes, king-size beds and multiplex electronic-control systems. Base MSRP: Weekender, $135,000; Daycruiser, $125,000.
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They seem to be wanting the soccer mom business with the Daycruiser, I'm guessing. I don't want to be negative, but if I had $140k in hand, there are many brands to choose from, be it Airstream, PW, RT, GWV, Advanced RV, LTV, Sportsmobile, and maybe even Mercedes itself. All of these brands come with LED lighting, heated seats/floors, and so on.

I wonder if the "B" market can take all this competition at the top. To me (and this is JMHO), I see too many Cadillacs and no Chevies. The good thing is that any brand one buys will have excellent fit/finish/warranty, so it is hard to go wrong.
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Lake Region RVs in Minnesota is repping this company. They had a touring van at the Minneapoils RV Show this week. The finish quality was top notch.
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The price was also top "notch?". I think it was like $146K for what looked to be primarily a people hauler. It had dark trim and cabinets and lots of small lights. My first thought was that it looked like a party limo design. Not sure what market they were going for.
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The party limo crowd. They should have painted it purple for either going to a Prince concert or the Vikings game.

The Sprinter B market is out of control price wise. Many of the small Cs are less expensive in actual price with a lot more amenities.

I've said it before, I don't know who any of the B converters are marketing to. I guess they think there is a mythical buyer out there that I have never seen. I just think they believe in their own sizzle with crystal wine glasses, linen napkins and loose bowls of fruit lying around. . . and lots of throw pillows and comforters.

I don't think I am too far off on these assessments. The overall sales figures and the growth rate corroborate it.
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Got this in an RV Trader feed email I get regularly. Looked interesting. Priced well below some previous estimates, and looks pretty well equipped in amenities, both physical, functional, and technical. Not sure about the seating for four, but it might be useful to some folks. Got some interesting electronics in it. Looks like a decent sized wet bath, too. I wouldn't mind an up close and personal with one. Just out of curiosity.
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