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Old 02-28-2015, 11:04 PM   #21
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Imwired, you bastard, you got the nice wheels, you're just trying to make me look bad

Congrats! I just celebrated a year with my Sprinter, I love it more everyday. I got the 4 cylinder engine, I am still get 21.5MPG with it fully loaded. I'm very happy.

I too got the factory bulkhead. Down the center at the floor there is about 10' 10.5". Almost 11'. That is great because my 10' extension ladder 10'6" fits with extra space. My 24' extension ladder fits on an upwards angle (both pics below). I don't normally carry my extension ladders because I do mostly service work and I always have my Little Giant 22'. I also keep a 4' and 2' ladder on the bulkhead with the Little Giant.

BTW, I very rarely have anything on the floor, these pics are directly before or after jobs.


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24 footer standing up:

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If I need more than a 24', I'm calling in a bucket truck
So jealous. The regular wheelbase E-250 we have is a nice truck, but I wish I had more room in the back, better fuel economy, and a bit more length. I've been averaging 9mpg since it got cold. Oh well. Wasn't going to win that battle and at least the thing is reliable.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:31 AM   #22
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I think the laws are similar, you are supposed to remove the snow from the roof, I usually will go to one of the jobs where I can pull the truck in after it snows and work there for the day. By the time we go home there is no more snow.

Don't feel so bad about your 9 mpg, my E350 was getting about 5 mpg. Love that truck, very strong and reliable. Hopefully the Sprinter has the same reliability
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The only problem I have had with my Sprinter is one morning while it was 4 degrees and after a night of below 0, it wouldn't start. Well, it started, but it would shut right off.

What I found is that the diesel fuel gelled up. Later in the day it was able to start and after using some fuel additive to stop the gelling it never happened again. My 4 cylinder starts VERY easily, even in the cold.

As for the snow, I leave it up there too. I think most states have laws about it, but I am lazy. Be aware that the snow can do damage to the antenna mast if a sheet of it comes flying off the roof. My antenna is bent forward and it's too high to reach. Since it's so far over the truck I can't even get to it with a ladder lol.
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Thanks again and again Hack! I will get some additive for the fuel and keep the snow clear of the radio mast!
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Thanks Big I will check them out
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IMO, Weatherguard and Ranger make the best shelving and other truck accessories, but they are extremely expensive. Adrian Steel also makes very good quality stuff, but also very expensive.

American Van's products seem to undercut the price of all others by a significant amount while still being very good quality. After using them and also browsing their store a couple times to see the actual products first hand, I would never use another brand.
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I was told that if we have some snow blow off, it is 400$ fine, if it hits another vehicle, and they finger you, it is 1000$.
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