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rv:eurovan [2017/09/10 13:34]
frater_secessus [cargo/living area comparison]
rv:eurovan [2019/05/09 13:46]
frater_secessus [high roof inspection]
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 The Eurovans'​ appearance can be polarizing, some in the U.S. market regarding them as weird or ugly looking. ​ High roof models can appear top-heavy. The Eurovans'​ appearance can be polarizing, some in the U.S. market regarding them as weird or ugly looking. ​ High roof models can appear top-heavy.
  
-===== cargo/​living area comparison ​=====+===== battery placement ​=====
  
-This comparision [[rv:​cargo_van:​comparo|has been moved]]. +The Sprinter, Transit, ​and Promaster ​have the starter battery under the seat or floorboard rather than under the hood.  ​This can make dual-battery ​([[electrical:12v:​alternator|alternator charging]]) wiring short and simple
-===== off pavement comparison ===== +===== van comparisons ​=====
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-The [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Approach_and_departure_angles|approach and departure angles]] tells you how steep a grade you can drive onto or off without dragging the front or rear end, usually the bumper. ​ Receiver hitches will usually reduce departure angle.  +
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-^Model^Ground clearance^approach angle^departure angle^turning circle^ +
-|**NV**|**8.1"​**((https://​www.edmunds.com/​nissan/​nv-cargo/​2015/​van/​features-specs/​))|17.8°((https://​www.edmunds.com/​nissan/​nv-passenger/​2016/​van/​features-specs/​))|16.7°((https://​www.edmunds.com/​nissan/​nv-passenger/​2016/​van/​features-specs/​))|45.2'​((http://​carsort.com/​cars/​Nissan-NV2500-HD-competitors))| +
-|**Express 2500**|7.1"​((http://​media.chevrolet.com/​media/​us/​en/​chevrolet/​vehicles/​express_cargo_van/​2016.tab1.html)),​ 7.7"​((3500,​ http://​media.chevrolet.com/​media/​us/​en/​chevrolet/​vehicles/​express_cargo_van/​2016.tab1.html))|°|°|49.2'​((135WB,​ http://​media.chevrolet.com/​media/​us/​en/​chevrolet/​vehicles/​express_cargo_van/​2016.tab1.html)),​ 54.5'​((155WB,​ http://​media.chevrolet.com/​media/​us/​en/​chevrolet/​vehicles/​express_cargo_van/​2016.tab1.html))| +
-|**E250**|7.0"​|30°((https://​www.fleet.ford.com/​truckbbas/​non-html/​1999/​104.pdf))|16°((https://​www.fleet.ford.com/​truckbbas/​non-html/​1999/​104.pdf))|48.6'​((https://​www.fleet.ford.com/​truckbbas/​topics/​2014/​14_ESeries_Van_Cutaway_SB_Updates_093013.pdf))| +
-|**Promaster**|6.9"​ at rear axle|18.6°|20°|**36'​**((136WB,​ http://​www.allpar.com/​trucks/​ram/​ProMaster.html)),​ **46.8'​**((159WB,​ https://​www.edmunds.com/​ram/​promaster-cargo-van/​2015/​features-specs/​))| +
-|**Sprinter**|6.9"​((http://​www.caranddriver.com/​mercedes-benz/​sprinter/​specs/​2016/​mercedes-benz-sprinter/​380432))|19°((https://​www.edmunds.com/​mercedes-benz/​sprinter/​2013/​features-specs/​))|13°((https://​www.edmunds.com/​mercedes-benz/​sprinter/​2013/​features-specs/​))|42'​((140WBhttp://​www.trucktrend.com/​truck-reviews/​163-0501-2004-dodge-sprinter/​)),​ 47'​((158WB,​ http://​www.trucktrend.com/​truck-reviews/​163-0501-2004-dodge-sprinter/​))| +
-|**Transit**|6.0"​((RWB))6.1"​((LWB))((https://​www.fleet.ford.com/​truckbbas/​topics/​2016/​16_Transit_SB.pdf)) at rear shock mounts.|?​|~18°((http://​www.fordtransitusaforum.com/​ford-transit-general-discussion/​4018-rear-departure-angle.html#​post52570))|39.2'​((https://​www.edmunds.com/​ford/​transit-van/​2015/​features-specs/​)),​ 56.4'​((148WB,​ https://​www.edmunds.com/​ford/​transit-van/​2015/​features-specs/​))| +
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-===== capacity comparison ===== +
-^Model^fuel tank^ +
-|**E-250**|**33 gal**((https://​www.fleet.ford.com/​truckbbas/​topics/​2014/​14_ESeries_Van_Cutaway_SB_Updates_093013.pdf)). Optional aux tap.| +
-|**Express**|31 gal ((http://​media.chevrolet.com/​media/​us/​en/​chevrolet/​vehicles/​express_cargo_van/​2016.tab1.html))| +
-|**NV**|28 gal((https://​www.edmunds.com/​nissan/​nv-passenger/​2016/​van/​features-specs/​))| +
-|**Promaster**|24.0 gal.((https://​www.edmunds.com/​ram/​promaster-cargo-van/​2016/​features-specs/​)).  ​Tapped for aux fuel use.| +
-|**Sprinter**|26.4 gal.((https://​www.edmunds.com/​mercedes-benz/​sprinter/​2013/​features-specs/​))| +
-|**Transit**|25.0 gal flex-fuel.((https://​www.edmunds.com/​ford/​transit-van/​2017/​features-specs/​)) Tapped for aux fuel use.| +
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-===== total Cost of Ownership comparison ===== +
-Some calculations of gas Eurovans based on NADA information,​ originally from [[https://​boondockplan.wordpress.com/​2017/​04/​11/​total-cost-of-ownership-vans/​|this blog post]].  ​Sprinter left out but Express included; ​ it was not a Eurovan-specific post. +
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-[[https://​boondockplan.wordpress.com/​2017/​04/​11/​total-cost-of-ownership-vans/​|{{https://​boondockplan.files.wordpress.com/​2017/​04/​5ytco.png}}]] +
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-===== warranty comparison ​===== +
-^Model^Basic^Powertrain^Misc^Transferable^Roadside Assistance^Towing to nearest service^ +
-|**NV**|**5yr/​100,​000mi**((http://​www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/​media/​pdf/​2016-Nissan-NV-WIB.pdf))|5yr/​100,​000mi((http://​www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/​media/​pdf/​2016-Nissan-NV-WIB.pdf))|**5yr/​unlimited body rust**((http://​www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/​media/​pdf/​2016-Nissan-NV-WIB.pdf))|yes((http://​www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/​media/​pdf/​2016-Nissan-NV-WIB.pdf))|3yr/​36,​000mi((http://​www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/​media/​pdf/​2016-Nissan-NV-WIB.pdf))|yes((http://​www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/​media/​pdf/​2016-Nissan-NV-WIB.pdf))| +
-|**Promaster**|3yr/​36,​000mi|5yr/​60,​000mi on gas powertrain. ​ 5yr/​100,​000mi on diesel powertrain.|n/​a|Yes((https://​www.ramtrucks.com/​en/​warranty/​))|5yr/​100,​000mi|yes((https://​www.ramtrucks.com/​shared/​pdf/​warranty/​2016-RAM_ProMaster_Gas_5_60-Generic_Warranty-3rd.pdf))| +
-|**Sprinter**|3yr/​36,​000mi|5yr/​100,​000mi on diesel powertrain.((http://​www.mbvans.com/​sprinter/​owners-resources/​warranty-and-maintenance))|5yr/​100,​000mi on body rust|yes((http://​assets.mbvans.com/​Mercedes-Benz-Vans/​Warranty-Maintenance/​MY2016-MB-Sprinter-Service-and-Warranty-Guide.pdf))|3yr/​36,​000mi|yes((http://​assets.mbvans.com/​Mercedes-Benz-Vans/​Warranty-Maintenance/​MY2016-MB-Sprinter-Service-and-Warranty-Guide.pdf))| +
-|**Transit**|3yr/​36,​000mi|5yr/​60,​000mi on gas powertrain. ​ 5yr/​100,​000mi on diesel powertrain.((http://​www.ford.com/​resources/​ford/​general/​pdf/​brochures/​2016-Car-Lt-Truck-Warranty-version-3_frdwa_EN-US_10_2015.pdf))|n/​a|Yes((https://​www.ramtrucks.com/​en/​warranty/​))|5yr/​100,​000mi|up to 35mi((http://​www.ford.com/​resources/​ford/​general/​pdf/​brochures/​2016-Car-Lt-Truck-Warranty-version-3_frdwa_EN-US_10_2015.pdf))|+
  
 +This section [[rv:​cargo_van:​comparo|has been moved]].
  
 ===== how people chose their eurovan ===== ===== how people chose their eurovan =====
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 +===== further reading =====
  
 +We're the Russos has [[https://​weretherussos.com/​van-chassis-camper-van-conversion/​|an excellent article on eurovan pro/con]].
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