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Old 07-13-2017, 06:00 AM   #1
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Hi Guys !
Newbie here , I moved to Australia from Brazil 11 years ago and after this 11 years the time has come to build my house on wheels and travel around this beautiful country!
I came across this 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416CDI LWB Auto MY12
https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/d...958.1499599107

But with so many models and so much information Iam a bit overwhelmed .
If you guys could at least let me know if this is a lemon I would really appreciate !

Thanks a lot in advance!!! Piero
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:47 AM   #2
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There is more self advertising than pictures of the van, I would be very wary of such a dealer as the seem scared to post pics of the van.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:21 AM   #3
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There is more self advertising than pictures of the van, I would be very wary of such a dealer as the seem scared to post pics of the van.
Not many photos of the Van at all , I will call the dealer and check the Van my self .
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:21 AM   #4
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Brazo.
That van is a short wheel base, to small to use as a motor home. The mid wheel base is only just big enough, the long wheel base is preferred if you a staying in it for many months. The 416 is a good model, it means it is 4 ton capacity with 160 horse power. Try to get a 416 long wheel base. Eric.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:00 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot Eric.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:31 PM   #6
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It's almost impossible to tell if something is a lemon. I would have an nrma check done on any vehicle.


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Old 07-14-2017, 08:50 AM   #7
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The Van I posted the link was sold today.
I will definitely do a RACQ check on the Van first , but before I spend this money I would like to make sure the Van Im interest in is a Good Model and year etc , and Im sure here is the place where I can find the proper advice that I need.
I got another look today and came back with this 2 vans.
https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/d...14735444/?Cr=6
https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/d...958.1499599107
Thanks for the Help guys!
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The first one is advertised as a LWB but it is not. The second one is 5 ton vehicle a bit to heavily sprung and lower gearing.One of the most common problem with people building there first motor home is they make it far to heavy, this 5 ton unit should be able to take the weight but would be uncomfortable to drive lightly loaded. Eric.
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The first one is advertised as a LWB but it is not. The second one is 5 ton vehicle a bit to heavily sprung and lower gearing.One of the most common problem with people building there first motor home is they make it far to heavy, this 5 ton unit should be able to take the weight but would be uncomfortable to drive lightly loaded. Eric.
Thanks a lot Eric!
I will keep looking, no rush here!
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