Which size Sprinter for parking?

Discussion in 'Class B Motorhomes' started by cmdel01, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. cmdel01

    cmdel01 New Member

    Greetings to all, this is my first post at this forum. I really have enjoyed the reading and information on all the boards.
    I am considering purchasing a Class B van(probably a Sprinter). My main concern is which size: the 18.5ft or the 21.5ft. I guess the main issue is parking the 21.5 footer in a busy parking lot(restaurants, stores, etc.). I know the 18.5ft isn't as much of an issue because there are a few other vehicles: pick-up trucks, vans, and suv's that size that I see often in busy parking lots.

    Thanks for your input,
    David L.
  2. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Re: Which size Sprinter for parking?

    well, if parking is your primary interest, why not get a little Honda car? :)

    Seriously, go to the dealer and test drive each. Make sure your test drive includes a representative parking lot. Even if the longer one is harder to park, I'd consider it. Even if you spend an extra 5 minutes parking, better that than a whole night or weekend of not enough room inside, right?
  3. Kali_Mist

    Kali_Mist New Member

    Re: Which size Sprinter for parking?

    The sprinter have a turning radius of about 46ft, Thats incredible, Iv never heard of anyone complaining about parking a Sprinter. Roadtrek is the only company making the Shorter Sprinter and it is 19.5ft long, below is a link copy and past it in your browser
  4. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Which size Sprinter for parking?

    Just get used to not parking 'up front' and you won't have any trouble! I always take up 4 or more spaces depending if I park with or across the spaces. I'm not going to get myself blocked in.

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