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Think I found my next race hauler

http://www.racingjunk.com/category/1...C-Regular.html


Anyone have any info or experience on these sprinters? This one is in mint condition
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thats a mercedes sprinter, see the grille

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Marr won't like it because it pulls crazy wool, but it would be perfect for any racer. Many bicycle racers and motorcycle racers have them, and I saw an insane amount of them in Cape Hatteras from the Canucks who drive down and live in them for a month or two while they windsurf/kiteboard. Check this out:

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thats a mercedes sprinter, see the grille
It's all exactly the same. Dodge, Freightliner and Mercedes.

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Marr won't like it because it pulls crazy wool, but it would be perfect for any racer. Many bicycle racers and motorcycle racers have them, and I saw an insane amount of them in Cape Hatteras from the Canucks who drive down and live in them for a month or two while they windsurf/kiteboard. Check this out:

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Marr won't like it because it pulls crazy wool, but it would be perfect for any racer. Many bicycle racers and motorcycle racers have them, and I saw an insane amount of them in Cape Hatteras from the Canucks who drive down and live in them for a month or two while they windsurf/kiteboard. Check this out:

http://sportsmobile.com/3_bikes.html

I am at the point in my life I could care less what woman think of my vehicles. I like the sprinter because its an all in one track hauler that you can also live out of. The mods are endless and also the extra headroom is the main seller as loading bikes into a van is nice but banging ur head gets old.

Next time I am over Ken do you mind if I take a peek at yours?

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thats a mercedes sprinter, see the grille

Just got a hold of the owner. Its a dodge 2500.
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I am at the point in my life I could care less what woman think of my vehicles. I like the sprinter because its an all in one track hauler that you can also live out of. The mods are endless and also the extra headroom is the main seller as loading bikes into a van is nice but banging ur head gets old.

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The extra height will make if harder to find garage space in the city too. Very nice vans though.
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May be wrong but after my crash at BHF august 09 Kevin over at Saftey first picked my bike up in one, maybe he wills ee this and chime in. Looekd like a sweet idea IMO

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I had a 158'' high top , it was a good van that got great gas mileage . I have a customer that has over 200k on one without any major problems . Some parts can get expensive to replace.

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The extra height will make if harder to find garage space in the city too. Very nice vans though.
Thats the last of my concerns. As I start to dirtbike more and more the further from a city the better, not to many tracks road or dirt near big cities. This will not be my daily driver.



Ken thanks for the link. I found this on that site also


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I met a guy 2 years ago at Gingerman who had one. He is actually on this board, Desmostretta. He had a cot in it where he would sleep, space for his bike and all his gear. That was the first time I ever saw a Sprinter being used as a toy hauler and thought it was brilliant. He did have a second car though for commuting so he probably kept his Sprinter in storage somewhere between track days.

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Keep in mind the costs of insurance, registration and maintenance for this vs a trailer.

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Kevin Hanson had, or borrowed one. Said it was great. 2 bikes, necessary gear and set the cruise for Laguna or Fontana.

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Keep in mind the costs of insurance, registration and maintenance for this vs a trailer.
It will cost about the same as my current hauler a Chevy Z71 Tahoe. Probably a little less as my truck is getting old and has 185K miles on it.



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It will cost about the same as my current hauler a Chevy Z71 Tahoe. Probably a little less as my truck is getting old and has 185K miles on it.
In that case, just research governor overide chips for it and you will be set.

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In that case, just research governor overide chips for it and you will be set.
I don't think I want to go over 80mph in a sprinter with it full with all my stuff. LOL
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Steve , you might consider getting a passenger version . Block the rear after the second seat and you will have a people hauler and a toy hauler . You will be set .

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I don't think I want to go over 80mph in a sprinter with it full with all my stuff. LOL
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Lopes. ha ha ha ha

http://www.site.hbcutthecoursein1990...uncements.html

lots of photos of his sprinter here, and other good ATB industry dirt

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All I know about him, is that we saw him in Whistler and followed him down A Line for a bit until he smoked us, and it was pretty frickin' cool to see someone ride that fast in person.

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That one Brad had setup was pretty nice as well.

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I've looked at them quite a bit and it doesn't really matter too much if you get the passenger version or the commercial version, there are window kits for each you can buy - aftermarket.

You can also buy additional rows of seats, ramps, dividers and tons of other stuff you could want. If I had the money I'd definitely grab one of these. Maybe not the longest one because its 22 feet long lol. But I'd definitely love one.
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That one Brad had setup was pretty nice as well.
Yes Brad from Club57MX has a nice setup.

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