Originally Posted by Bob Denman
Why not compare the Sprinter to the Transit: you keep pitting it against the 450...
You also didn't mention the Diesel's better fuel economy...
You are the one who keeps bringing up the E-450 versus Sprinter, probably because thatís what youíve owned.
In my opinion, even the E-350 DRW is heavier duty than Sprinter 3500.
A more direct comparison in capability would be the SRW E-350 but Ford limits the GVWR down to 10,050 pounds, which is grossly under its potential.
Regarding fuel economy, read post #21.
Even at 50% higher MPG (and in equal motorhomes it would be much less than 50%), the average RV would save very little fuel annually. If you didnít spend it in maintenance and repairs, it would take a very long time to pay for the extra initial cost.
If you want a diesel because of how it drives, or whatever, have at it. But I donít see how it will save money in an RV unless you are driving around all the time ó at least 20,000 miles a year.