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Old 01-12-2016, 05:06 AM   #1
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Sprinter "Tunja" seat coverings

My 4X4 Sprinter is in Texas and SMB is about to start the conversion. Does anyone have comments about the standard MB "Tunja" seat fabric as used on the driver and passenger seats? The three choices seem to be Tunja, real leather, or ultra-leather. I've experienced the Tunja in other Sprinters and it seems functionally fine, but I'm concerned that it won't blend well with the rest of the interior. I'm a very active outdoors person and cyclist. My build will be "the ultimate adventure van" for outdoors people. When the time comes that I have to sell the van, I want it to be instantly appealing to anyone who shows interest in it. A combination of practicality and relative luxury. Any thoughts or ideas?
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:09 AM   #2
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Just purchased a set of seat covers and arm rests from Marathon Seat Cover company out of Bozeman, Mt. They have many different colors and combinations.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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If Tunja is the stock seat from M-B we're happy with them. Jumped in and out after runs and hikes and they clean up well. Loving the seat heaters since it was -7F Saturday morning.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:33 AM   #4
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Thanks Doc. It looks like my build will be very similar to yours, and I see that we both live in cold climates (Massachusetts, where it is currently 15F). Do you have auxiliary heat in your van? I'm asking SMB to install the propane furnace and to add "extra" insulation for keeping the van warm/cool and to minimize road noise.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:29 AM   #5
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We have the propane furnace and it rocks! Didn't add extra insulation. We slept in it a few weeks ago at 20 and no issues with the top down. Did have a cold spot near the storage shelves, but nothing good blanket placement couldn't handle. It was below zero this Saturday so I fired up the furnace for our dog while we practiced yoga. Got back to the van almost two hours later to a warm happy dog ready to go hiking.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:16 AM   #6
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I second the stock Mercedes cloth seats. The ultraleather does feel amazing, but it just didn't seem worth the big price hike to have them redone. The black/grey weave blends really well with the cab of the van since it matches the front dash and paneling.

I know there are aftermarket seat cover options, but I worry about them interfering with the side impact airbags mounted inside the factory seats. I think those airbags are now standard in all Sprinters.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:25 PM   #7
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I have a 2012 Sprinter with swivel seats and the standard covering. It looks good and is wearing well, so I'm happy with it. Don't know if it's tunja, though.
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