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Old 09-22-2019, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default I like to call this the PNS (Produced Not Shipped lot for Sprinters.

This is the Charleston, SC plant where my Sprinter has likely been in PNS purgatory for 4 months.

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=32.9...989&z=18&b=sat

How many red Sprinters do you see?

The ones with the black square on top are the passenger vans.

The ones on the upper right look like a bunch of Amazon vans.

What do you see?
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This is the Charleston, SC plant where my Sprinter has likely been in PNS purgatory for 4 months.
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What do you see?
Oh, my paws and whiskers!

A stake-sided box! (near the prepping-to-leave transporters)

StakeSide.jpg

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=32.9...032&z=21&b=sat

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Old 09-27-2019, 01:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: I like to call this the PNS (Produced Not Shipped lot for Sprinters.

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Oh, my paws and whiskers!
A stake-sided box! (near the prepping-to-leave transporters)
Dick prolly used to work in the remote sensing dept of the CIA. Just sayin'

Must be bound for some farm in Nebraska. Excellent, if upmarket, hay bale mover.

Amazing that at least half the vehicles on the lot are cab-chassis units. RV market, I guess.
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Oh, my paws and whiskers!
A stake-sided box! (near the prepping-to-leave transporters)
Dick prolly used to work in the remote sensing dept of the CIA. Just sayin'
my lips are duct-taped:
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Must be bound for some farm in Nebraska. Excellent, if upmarket, hay bale mover.

Amazing that at least half the vehicles on the lot are cab-chassis units. RV market, I guess.
What really caused my reaction is that it was a body on a cab chassis...

Did they buy it from an outside supplier? Was the assembly crew having fun on a weekend?

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Old 09-27-2019, 05:25 AM   #5
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my lips are duct-taped:
What really caused my reaction is that it was a body on a cab chassis...
--dick
Heh. Definitely deserves honourable mention in the "Unusual Bodied Sprinters" thread.
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Default Re: I like to call this the PNS (Produced Not Shipped lot for Sprinters.

Not many order red or yellow
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Actually, I wonder if many of these may be the German vans that need to be assembled.
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What is the reason given for not deliverying the vans? QC issues?
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Daimler is just saying "re-work" :shrug:
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Daimler is just saying "re-work" :shrug:
That can mean "defect caught at final inspection" or "recall performed before release"

Back in 1972 i toured the VW factory in Wolfsburg ... during the two-hour walk thru, at least 2 "completed" VW beetles drove past us (inside the factory), headed back up the line to fix something. One was missing its driver-side front fender (the front quarter panel on a Sprinter).
VW's policy at the time was that all of the assembly line workers had the authority to flag a part or entire vehicle if they spotted something wrong.

Parts pulled from US-delivered cars due to warranty failures went to VW USA training centers for analysis.

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