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Old 12-31-2014, 06:03 PM   #15
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Mutcth,( Tom),
The rental spot is GUARANTY RV IN JUNCTION CITY, 5 miles noth of the Eugene airport. They have several and they have an online presence. Next time you come to Oregon contact me. We have a home in Bend, Or. and on the coast near Florence and really on the ocean. Have put in an electrical RV service outside for friends in case we are not there. We have our own stairs to the beach to hunt agates, watch whales, seals, sea lions etc. We are a mile from any public access so it's relatively private too.
Other ASIer's are welcome to contact me too. No cost to ASIers, not available to others, not even advertised or revealed. This is the first time I've mentioned it.

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Old 01-01-2015, 07:08 AM   #16
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That's tremendously kind - thanks. Hope that you post back here with your experiences from your trip.

To comment on an earlier observation: unfortunately, Winnebago doesn't offer their Sprinters with all of the safety equipment (blind spot, forward collision warning, etc) that comes on the Interstate or most Roadtreks. Of course, you rent what you can rent, but it's something to consider when buying.

As for us, I'm not sure we're ready to give up the space of our trailer for the Class B, but I do know that there are many times that I'd much rather drive a van than tow a trailer.


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Before: Argosy Minuet and T@B, towed by various Honda Odysseys
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:23 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by avanti View Post

Next to be aware of is the presence or absence of the advanced safety package, ...
To say the same thing in more generalized terms, listen to what the vehicle is telling you in real time. If there's one overriding piece of advice I could give to new Sprinter drivers, that is it.

Our Interstate is built on a 2006 Sprinter, which has some electronic control but which stops way short of the assistive features that are being sold today (apparently). Driving it requires far more situational awareness than a passenger car, as its handling changes significantly depending on conditions (especially wind speed and wind angle). When I drive my minivan, I just get in it and go without much regard to anything. When I get behind the wheel of the Interstate, the first thing I ask mentally is, "What do you need today?" ("you" being the vehicle). Woe to anyone who does not heed the response, but the good news is that the feedback from the vehicle will tell you far more than reading any manual.

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