Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2014, 01:16 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7
2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

Very happy with our first trip in our newly upfitted cargo van. We averaged 23.9 mpg throughout Oregon, Idaho, Utah and western Colorado. The 7spd works great at towing the whaler and did excellent on the hills while returning good mpg. The two solar panels output 6.9 aH throughout the day which more than compensated for the Domestic fridge and fantastic fan and LED lights. The sound insulation made for a great night sleep wherever we were.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg   image.jpg  
__________________

LetsGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 10:26 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA by necessity - Sun Valley, ID if I had a choice.
Posts: 55
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

Looks like a beautiful van. Was it upfitted by Van Specialties or Outside Van? Would you mind sharing some more details and pics?
__________________

__________________
1998 Pleasure Way Excel with serious SMB envy
2014 R-Pod 182G
pjmjunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 598
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

Yes more pics please.
stanw909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
windguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 249
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

cool looking van. congrats.
I like the security system too. woof!
windguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 07:10 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

The Solar is doing a great job. Never have to turn the Domestic Fridge off. Can run the LED's in the Galley, Under bed storage, below cabinet red lights as well as center roof lights without running the house AGM's down at all. The flooring is proving to be resistant to stains (beer and wine mostly), and the dog fur doesn't stick. Opening one static Fantastic Fan while running the powered fan in exhaust mode low setting, along with the cross ventilation from both the slider and galley windows is very comfortable when in direct sunlight. The extra insulation is working well.
Attached Thumbnails
sprinter solar pic resized.JPG   sprinter side exterior.JPG  
LetsGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 09:16 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

The 3 panel stackable or removable bed is larger than Queen size but just slightly smaller than a King. 4" Thick bed cushions go on today. They are vinyl wrapped for ease of cleaning. We just bought an ikea 2" thick memory foam topper to roll out on top of the 4" hr35 foam cushions. Our security system is the only non diesel or solar powered devise.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg   image.jpg   image.jpg  
LetsGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 02:21 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

http://www.zampsolar.com/index.php?m...id=1423&page=1

the above link is for the Zamp solar system we installed. This 200 watt, 30 Amp kit is designed for a 3 Port Solar Roof Cap. These 2 - 100 watt panels put out 11.2 amps of charging power. Even in less than full sun, I am getting 6-8 ah continuous. It is the best improvement we have done so far for the Van, by far. Now, this winter I might be singing a different tune when we can finally utilize the Diesel Heater.


•2 - 100 Watt Zamp Solar Solar Panel
?Class A Moncrystalline - Highest Efficiency, Highest Quality
?39 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 1 3/8 per panel
?17.9 lbs Per Panel
?11.2 amps per hour under optimal light
•30 Amp Digital Deluxe Solar Controller
?5 Stage - Soft, Bulk, Absorption, Equalization and Float Charges
?PWM
?LED Read Out Light
?LCD Read Out
•Zamp Solar "Z" Bracket Mounting Feet for panel(s)
•10' UV Rated Solar Panel Wire - Pre-wired with Zamp Solar Plug (Fits to Roof Cap)
LetsGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 11:22 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

Finished the cushions for the 3 panel bed. They came out soft and very comfortable.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg   image.jpg   image.jpg  
LetsGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 05:02 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

This interior resembles Van Specialties' handy work more than Sportsmobile's.
dynaco1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 09:50 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 127
Re: 2014 2500 Sprinter w/4 cyl and 7spd

Beautiful!
__________________

chromisdesigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Dusty

capnkurt

Vanny Devito

dick
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.