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I test drove the new ERV today. It's just a prototype and not mass produced yet. Some good things and some terrible things which should not be included. The people in the photo are the couple who drove it here from Quincy, IL

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laurajane

I take my hat off to the EMT's. They are first responders. We come in later and offer emergency assistance. Thank you, lindalu.

lindalu03

Hey, laurajane...my daughter is an emt. I am so proud of her....and you too! I think that you are very brave and wonderful people. Thank you for what you do. :-)

laurajane

Yes, for what its worth. We get to fill out a questionaire. Hopefully the higher-ups will listen to us.

snooker

Do you have any input on changes to it since it is a prototype?

laurajane

Dondi, you sure know a lot about trucks and vans! The only thing I know is yes, it definitely gets better mileage.

Thank you, gnt.
Thank you, Ank.

puzzeljac

The outside looks good Laura.

laurajane

Dondi, you sure know a lot about trucks and vans! The only thin I know is yes, it definitely gets better mileage.

Thank you, gnt.

gnt1041

very nice set laura

dondi

Looks like it's a Sprinter body. I've noticed the same thing in RVs - the Sprinter designs are narrower than even the traditional US vans. Meanwhile, your old unit is on a truck chassis, and has a specially-built body which is wider yet. I'm sure the Sprinter drives nicer, is quieter, and gets a lot better mileage, but it has some inherent deficiencies in size. It's a European design (Mercedes), which is probably why it is narrower than its US equivalents.

laurajane

I am glad you think so, morris!

morris186

I saw your picture last fall, you look fine, laura!!!

laurajane

I am NOT small...*sigh*. Anyway, I had to turn sideways to walk down the middle, between the seat and the shelves. Okay, I need to go on a diet big time, but still, compared to the old ERV, there is absolutely no room for all of our supplies and to move around the back. We have to move quickly, too. We will end up driving one another crazy if we are cramped together like that.

morris186

How could they miss on the most important part of the vehicle. Maybe it was designed for small people?

laurajane

Actually, this photo was taken in Springfield. That is the location of the American Red Cross chapter I do disaster relief work with. This vehicle drives smoothly and there are a few perks, like wide angle back-up camera and loading ramp. However, the inside in back is poorly designed, making it nearly impossible for the workers to get around one another. No storage space, either. Made me crazy.

pkin38

Interesting thanks LJ

lyndee

Looks pretty nice Laura. Quincy (a town I recognize) My hometown isn't too far from there.

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