Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: October 02, 2012, 02:19:51 pm
Carol...

It should definitely get better!!! My first tanks were around 14 as noted.  Also, the 16-18 numbers were, for the most part at 50-55 mph.  My experience has been that speed is the major factor rather than terrain, etc.  At 70 plus, I was also around the 15 range, and would imagine it close to that now that my rig is "broken in" somewhat.
Also, I have had alignment & keep the tires up...

Anyway, you should see improvement.

Best,
Jack
32  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Parkways in New York on: September 20, 2012, 06:32:35 pm
Carol...

I did the same, and thought I had the answer...not the "d" but the "s" or wHatever that first unit is... I'm going to check the fitting to see which one the Sprinter has...will let you know if someone doesn't answer first.

Jack
33  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Parkways in New York on: September 18, 2012, 11:00:30 am
Bill...

Not to change the subject, but does the scan gage work on the Mercedes?

Thanks,
Jack
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: September 05, 2012, 03:39:15 pm
At the risk of beating a dead horse, I said I'd elaborate on the milage from a recent 6 week trip to the Canadian Maritimes & Newfoundland.  The rig is a 2012, 2350 with all the bells and whistles, no toad, fresh water tank filled as needed.  I won't completely describe every stop & fill, but here is a sketch:

Initial trip from Elkhart with STRONG winds & 70-75 MPH - 14.0, 13.6, & 15.6

From home (MD) to Maine - Interstate @ 65-70 mph - 14.0, 15.15.6, 16.5

Trans canada HWY mostly 7 campground- 50-55 mph - 17.9, 17.8

Hwy 1 & 2 - Cabot Trail, HILLS (required down shift) towns & camp - 50-55 mph - 16.6, 15.9, 17.4

Hwy more level, still 50-55 mph - 17.2, 16.6, 17.8, 16.6, 17.9, 17.6, 17.3, 17.2

Hwy - hills, 55-60 - 16.6

Hwy - 55 mostly - 17.5, 16.7, 18.2, 17.5

States - Rt. 1 & towns - 55-60 - 16.4 & 17.1

Interstate to home @ 65 - 16.1

Hope this helps -

Jack
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: drawer glides in PC 2350 on: September 05, 2012, 02:59:07 pm
I had the same problem, Roni, and Carol (what would we do without her!) sent replacements. I'm going to put L shaped brackets under the plastic fittings for support. It's not a replacement, but I'm hoping it will help.
Jack
36  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Natchez Trace info on: August 25, 2012, 10:30:15 am
Kevin...

We took 3 weeks to "do" the trace 2 years ago ... I would only suggest take your time! Sights are available throughout, and national parks (free to modest $) are available as well. You'll enjoy it all, and great restaurants on the waterfront in Vicksburg!

Jack
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa bed on: August 22, 2012, 12:25:42 pm
I'm in Canada now, with VERY sketchy email - wifi when I can get it, but would be happy to contact you when I return....
Indeed, I know the problems with the air mattress & mechanical sofa, if that's what you have.  The folks at Phoenix do have a solution in swapping an electric sofa bed, with extra foam that was much more comfortable.  You may want to give them a call....

Will email you anyway...

Best,
Jack
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking for an RV site in the Chicago area. on: August 16, 2012, 04:09:10 pm
Chris...

If you should get an extra day or two, I highly recommend Indiana Dunes SP....very reasonable, many good things, and cold water!! (lake Mi) Linda went in, but macho Me stayed on the beach!

Jack
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: August 16, 2012, 03:58:37 pm
 Hey Ron!!!

I did a brief synopsis (sp) under Ragoods post for starters....

Now on a ferry from Newfoundland to Sydney, NS, then on to PEI...if
You & your bride ever get the urge, I highly recommend it!

All the best,
Jack
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: August 16, 2012, 01:29:58 pm
Ok, here we go! I will give a complete mileage summary when I return from Atlantic Canada, but in summary, I have had 4 PCs ... 2006, 2350; 2010, 2552; 2011, 2400 sprinter, and now a 2012, 2350 sprinter.  To each his own, but I truly love the sprinter...the ride is much better rthan the Ford, and IMHO handles much better.  I have currently left roads FULL of potholes to Provincial Parks, mountain roads requiring down shifting (like a little sports car Smile - joke, joke - loading on & off ferries, etc., and am very impressed & happy - guess that's what makes the world go 'round!

On the mileage issue, in summary, the lowest was 14 mpg on trips to Elkhart in wind and at 70-75 mph, and my best, in the "hills" at 50-55 on the Trans Canada was 17.6. I've averaged over 17 the last 6 or 7 tanks, again not going over 55, but into campgrounds, towns, etc. tanks are filled & emptied as needed, fully loaded with clothes for 6 weeks, food, water & wine as needed!!!  I'm sure the mileage will cut back when I return & resume the higher speeds, however.
Current mileage is around 6500.

Just my input...love you guys & this board...

Jack
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: August 16, 2012, 01:00:40 pm
Hi Aimee..

Linda & I are in Canada - have been in Newfoundland for 3 weeks, & on our way to PEI, so I'm just catching up.

If we can help, we live on Marylands Eastern Shore and have a new 2350 Sprinter. (when we return around 1 September, I plan to give (Ron Smile) a full mileage report.  In the meantime, email & ESP. Phone service is spotty, so I'm not "on" often...however, if I can ofFer anything, feel free to add Linda & me to the list.

Thanks,
Jack
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: surround sound on: July 07, 2012, 02:47:00 pm
Thanks, guys - I just learned something too! I guess I've been lucky in messing with mine!
Jack
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: surround sound on: July 02, 2012, 08:35:11 am
Tom is right - the radio transmits through those speakers.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2008 2400 tv replacement on: May 21, 2012, 09:01:14 am
I did replace the TV in a (2006) 2350 with a Samsung, and it seemed to work okay, although as Barry says, there isn't much flexibility.  It really wasn't much of a job, except for a little trim to compensate for the different dimensions of digital vs. analog.  The obvious main thing is to get a unit with speakers in the front.  I also replaced the antenna with a "Jack" batwing... (No pun intended!)
Jack
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WiFi on the road on: May 17, 2012, 09:17:34 am
AHA.....!!!  However, I have to admit phone service/usage/communication is a heck of a lot better than those days!! I still remember searching for Holiday Inns & 7-11s to find a bank of phones instead of the cell!!! I guess we all should say thanks...and --- I would think you'd get a discount on a hot spot!!!
Jack
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10