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Old 10-09-2019, 04:49 PM   #1
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I recently sold my 06 T1N and purchased an 18 NCV3 class C RV. After reading so many threads about NCV 3 issues Im almost afraid to take it on a long trip. Have 2700 miles on it no problems so far. Just wondering did i make a mistake buying it
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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IMO NO! Do the regular maintenance ahead of what they tell you, i.e. don't wait 10,000 miles to change the oil and make darn sure you use the correct oil. Don't use anything else that is not Mercedes Benz approved PERIOD.

Just make sure you do the maintenance and keep your DEF topped off.

I have a 2008 (pre-DEF) NCV3 high top long wheel base Winnebago ERA camper with about 54K miles on it now and except for needing a new (rebuilt MB) steering rack due to clunking during turning it has been trouble free.

It's a joy to drive!

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Old 10-09-2019, 08:53 PM   #3
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I have 17,000+ miles on my 2017 bought new in January 2018. I've had a couple rounds of check engine light/replace differential pressure sensor with the dealer, but nothing that would keep me from jumping in and driving cross-country at the drop of a hat. In fact, I'm looking for a reason to get out on the road soon (and my wife is working on giving me one).

Regular maintenance, correct listed/labeled oil (I believe in the 10K oil change interval, not 20k). Replace the not well documented "cabin air filter" yearly (it is under the hood, on the passenger side). Find the maintenance recommendations for your year/vehicle, also find the items on the Mercedes pre-paid maintenance "Service A" and "Service B" lists and make sure those are done as well.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:10 AM   #4
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I recently sold my 06 T1N and purchased an 18 NCV3 class C RV. After reading so many threads about NCV 3 issues Im almost afraid to take it on a long trip. Have 2700 miles on it no problems so far. Just wondering did i make a mistake buying it
Long trips is just what your sprinter needs people have problems because they drive short trips or let the van sit too long I purchased mine new in 2015 i now have 370,000 miles and has been the most reliable van I have ever owned even more reliable than my 2004 and 2005 dont be afraid to drive it just enjoy it
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:11 AM   #5
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Long trips is just what your sprinter needs people have problems because they drive short trips or let the van sit too long I purchased mine new in 2015 i now have 370,000 miles and has been the most reliable van I have ever owned even more reliable than my 2004 and 2005 dont be afraid to drive it just enjoy it
Are you one of those expeditors?
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:41 PM   #6
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Yes something like that heh i drive about 100-150k milles a year
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