Articles & Reviews (excludes blog)
Huge array of build options and after-market add-ons.
- Mercedes Sprinter: Choosing, Finding and Buying
- Mercedes Sprinter: California Resident Buying Out of State: Vehicle Registration
- Mercedes Sprinter: Overview
- Mercedes Sprinter: Extended Warranty
- Mercedes Sprinter: Exterior Lighting / Light Bars
- Mercedes Sprinter: Toilet
- Mercedes Sprinter: Coolers and Refrigerators
- Mercedes Sprinter: Cell Phone Booster
- Mercedes Sprinter: Information and How-To Resourcs
- Mercedes Sprinter: Examples of Extreme Builds
My choices for a photography adventure van.
Building out the van for functionality and comfort.
Mount or hold all sorts of things with magnets.
Simple and inexpensive comfort in your van.
Charging systems, batteries, inverters.
- RV Electrical: Overview of Power Management
- RV Electrical: Calculating Realistic Electric Load
- Inverter/Chargers: Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter
- Inverter/Chargers: Xantrex Freedom XC
- Sprinter: Battery, Wiring Panel, Inverter as Installed
- RV Electrical: Solar Power
- RV Electrical: Using DC Power is More Efficient
- Mercedes Sprinter: Electric Accessories: Computing, Heating, Charging and More
- Mercedes Sprinter: Electric Heating Options
- Mercedes Sprinter Alternator: Voltage, Amperage Under Real Loads at Idle, Charging Rate for Lithium Battery
- Mercedes Sprinter Alternator: Amperage Output with Real Loads, Voltage, Charging Rate for Lithium Battery
- Mercedes Sprinter: Charging Battery System via 2nd Alternator
Battery choice, charging, wiring, etc
Key points must be followed, execution gets tricky for space reasons.
- 10 Kilowatt Lithium Battery System in Mercedes Sprinter: Introduction
- 10 Kilowatt Lithium Battery System in Mercedes Sprinter: Parts and Wiring Overview
- 10 Kilowatt Lithium Battery System in Mercedes Sprinter: Challenges in Routing/Organizing/Placement
- 10 Kilowatt Lithium Battery System in Mercedes Sprinter: The Smart Way to Wire AC Shore Power Input
Safety and reliability.
- Mercedes Sprinter: Beware Rodents Chewing Wires and Hoses
- Mercedes Sprinter: Skid Plates for Fuel Tank, Oil Pan, Engine Area
- Mercedes Sprinter: Carrying Extra Diesel Fuel
- Mercedes Sprinter: Installing a Higher Capacity Fuel Tank (ACGB Tanks)
- Mercedes Sprinter: Wheel and Tire Choices
- Mercedes Sprinter: What I Chose for Wheels and Tires, Ground Clearance
- Mercedes Sprinter: Ground Clearance
- Mercedes Sprinter: Airing Down, and Airing Up (Tire Pressure)
- Mercedes Sprinter: Heating the Cabin in Sub-Freezing Weather (Propane and Diesel Heaters)
- Beware all Heaters and Engine Idling: Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Getting long life and good performance.
- Mercedes Sprinter Maintenance: Breaking-In Notes
- Mercedes Sprinter Maintenance: Comments on the (woefully inadequate) 2018 Mercedes Sprinter Operator Manual
- Mercedes Sprinter Maintenance: Fuel Economy (Miles Per Gallon / MPG)
- Mercedes Sprinter Maintenance: Engine Oil
- Mercedes Sprinter Maintenance: Dealing with Biodiesel
- Mercedes Sprinter Maintenance: Diesel Emission Fluid (DEF)
Problems observed with the 2017 Sprinter.
- Issues and Breakdowns: My Experience with the 2017 Mercedes Sprinter
- Issues and Breakdowns: Defective Control Module for Heating and AC Fails to Open Internal Baffles
- Issues and Breakdowns: Toy-Grade Clamps on Steering Fluid Hoses Pops Hose Off
- Issues and Breakdowns: Right After Service A: “Engine Oil Level Reduce Oil Level” Red Warning
- Issues and Breakdowns: Parking Lamp Failure at 11 Months Old
Planning out work to be done.