View Full Version : Working Sprinters in North America
06-24-2009, 03:03 AM
I noticed the below photo on the web today and thought other Sprinter fans might enjoy it. Now that is one attention-getting paintjob!
You can find more information about this Sprinter here: http://www.emtbravo.net/index.php?showtopic=32152
Around Houston, new-shape Sprinters-- all Dodge-badged-- make the rounds in livery for a laundry service, an excellent local bakery, airport parking shuttles, and of course the usual national fleets (Ryder, FedEx). I rarely see publicly owned Sprinters in the US, though, despite the fact that they are absolutely perfect for ambulances, paddy wagons, etc. The above photo is an exception-- though it's from Austin, a town widely recognized as being way cooler than mine!
Do any of the other North Americans on the board have photos of Sprinters "in service" in their local community?
06-24-2009, 03:41 AM
There are quite a few Sprinter emergency response vehicles starting to turn up Stateside.
This one's at Sunnyvale station.14722
06-24-2009, 06:41 AM
i have seen City of Portland Water Bureau Sprinters. I'll try to get photos.
06-24-2009, 07:40 AM
Alberta in Canada and Vancouver also taking the Dodge Sprinter on.
Arcadian US adding more Sprinters great story worth the read.
Gee what took them so long:smilewink:
06-24-2009, 04:27 PM
Ducati North America has a nice red sprinter van...
Pictures of more working sprinter vans can be found here http://www.streetcarmike.com/sprinter_dodge.html
06-24-2009, 10:48 PM
Those guys are BAD, BAD BOYS.
That light up the Spirit of the Ambo Boys.
06-29-2009, 12:58 AM
I am going to be uncool and post a reply to my own topic.
Coincidentally, just a couple of days after posting the link at the beginning of this thread, I happened to be out on the highway on my way back to Houston from a road trip to the central Texas town of Blanco and passed both of the new Austin ambulance Sprinters in convoy on the highway! Very neat. Texas is a big state, but it's a small world!
PS-- Yo Dukepilot-- while it's hard not to thrill at the sound of a desmo at full chat, I'm not sure that the Ducati USA van qualifies as a public service vehicle! :lol: Only kidding, thanks for the pic.
06-29-2009, 01:37 AM
I thought about starting a new thread but you beat me to it. Happy to keep it going.
I own 2 fire extinguisher franchises with FireMaster. I service and sell portable fire extinguishers. Florida requires all businesses to have their fire extinguishers certified once a year and recharged every 6 years. This truck is set up to do this. Since I work in the truck, I put a second A/C unit in, Adrian Steel cabinets, a 5000 watt inverter with 3 batteries, a 12v air compressor with 2-10 lb air tanks mounted underneath, a custom made water tank and drying cabinet, 2-100 lb closed recovery systems for recharging and a laptop computer and laser jet printer for writing invoices and proposals.
My previous work truck was a 1988 Chevy P-30 18 foot stepvan. I am still getting used to the smaller space.
Hope to see more work vehicles.
06-29-2009, 10:55 PM
nightprowler very nice setup I'm jealous how clean most members keep there vans:thumbup: i might learn something. The flames currently make sense for the type of business:rad: mega roof too... what no spinners:smilewink:
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