I bought a perfect condition 2006 PC 2551 that was 4 years old with 4K miles and had been regularly maintained and stored inside. It was a great bargain. However, there are two things I've come to regret. The first is the non-HD TV and cheap entertainment center and the other is storage space. The electric sofa has NO storage available under it. The power mechanism takes up all the space. I don't know what the current models have, but the older models with electric sofa beds had no drawer under the sofa.Jerry
Sherman the only sofa with the drawer was the one with the air bed. The air mattress that came with our 2010 2350 was not very good. We ended up buying a $200 mattress that was much better and a whole lot more comfortable, still not the best bed for long term use.As for storage, don't worry about it. When we bought our 2350 we were downsizing from a 35' Winnie class A with basement storage. I was amazed at how much stuff we put into the little PC. What happened was, it made us think about how much stuff we really needed to carry all the time. For example if we are going to Lancaster for the weekend, we don't carry the Weber grill (Q100) as we eat out for most of our meals. This saved space for shopping stuff and weight on the way up there. The only thing we had a problem with was the folding chairs for outside. If you search here you will find many different ways that people have come up with to store their chairs. I bought some overpriced chairs that fit laying down over the outside drawer. When I picked up the new 2552 I found out that the depth of that cabinet is shorter and the chairs would not lay flat, but they do stand up OK. I put some L brackets in the side wall that keeps them from sliding and trying to escape out the door. You will find that there is more than enough storage inside for a weeks worth of food, cokes and clothes. Beer depends on you. After that hit a laundry and a grocery store to resupply. I understand that you live in a 100 year old house, so you are not used to large walk-in closets like some people. If you get a Sprinter weight will be far more important that storage. I am with Stuart on which chassis is best, but to each his own. That is why they make different ones. You better hurry up and get a PC because you are missing out on some great times RVing.
Sherman -- back to ya -- I have jacks on my Sprinter, and although new, they seem to function well -- used several times so far. Also, the milage is based one one trip of 1600 miles - 4 or 5 tanks and mostly interstate driving - I covered this previously, so won't beat a dead horse.All that said, I heartily agree with others -- go buy something - but buy what YOU want, not what WE think you should have!!! Good luck, and I hope to see you in your new PC stop by on the way to the beach!!!!Jack
To be totally fair, not all Ford dealers will work on motorhomes. The dealer in Columbia and Silver Spring will not work on them, but the Mt. Airy will do some minor maintance if you plead with them. Frederick will do anything and everything Ford related to them. Given where you live this might be your closest dealer.My concern would be when traveling, and I have a chassis problem, will I be able to find a serving dealer within a reasonable distance. This goes for any motorhome chassis including the big boys.
I think I see now where the contradictory information on the ability to use hydraulic levellers on the Sprinter based motorhomes came from. The great majority of the earlier Sprinters were simply the standard long wheebase unibody vans equipped as motorhomes. The newer Class B and C motorhomes are now on a cab chassis unit resembling the Ford cutaway that has a real frame on it. The concern as I read it on some postings was that the old unibody did not take well to being torqued by lifting with a leveller and did not have good places to attach the leveller. I think that all went away with the more conventional frame.Jerry