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Old 10-05-2019, 05:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: How long after production in Germany does Sprinter ship?

There have been a couple of recently-active threads on the slips between the cups-and-lips (factory and owners).
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=79614
and
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...d.php?p=812157
and
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...d.php?p=759291

That first thread had one member's experience:
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Originally Posted by rvator
So let me add my Sprinter order and post delivery horror story...

Order our 2019 170 Cargo on 12- Dec-18.

It was built in Germany on 28-March-19.

Showed "Shipped" in the database for over 3 months... found out it was sitting on the dock in Germany...

We finally took delivery in Virginia on 3-Aug-19.

Our first trip was 23-August-19 (with ceiling fans, insulation and an aerobed to start). We drove 35 miles and the engine blew a cylinder thru the side of the engine! Total miles on van... 100.4 to be exact.

It took 4 weeks to get one of only 2 engines available in Germany and installed.

But wait... it gets better!

They did a test drive...got an engine light... the coolant was gone... no drips...
Filled the coolant and tested it again... same thing.

Now we wait for MB to inspect it and come up with a plan....
Others are reporting Sprinters sitting in South Carolina for months.

Where you're at in the US will also have an effect: some arrive in SC, but west coast vans go through the Panama canal to a facility in LA.
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