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Old 06-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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Default Re: What do you think of the Advanced RV Sprinter?

Originally Posted by Diamondsea View Post
I just ordered one a few weeks ago.

...and automatic engine start to charge batteries even if the van is unattended such as when AC is left on for pets.
Whoa, that is a new one, I had no idea anyone was doing that. I am concerned that the Etrek and now Advanced are both using the engine as the genset. If I remember correctly you want to run the engine at high RPMs to do that, and the only kit I have seen to do that does NOT involve auto start. In fact the only engine start on the market I have seen iS to warm a gasoline engine prior to getting in.

This all sounds very against the Upfitter documentation I have seen and I wonder what the future for these Sprinters is going to be. If I wear out my generator than I am out 4 thousand at worst, but the engine? The part of the vehicle I am looking forward to getting hundreds of thousands of miles out of... Sure hope they know what they are doing.

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