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Old 02-15-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Vic and I own a 2007 Sprinter that I had Sportsmobile convert to a camper van in 2008.

Before the Sprinter, we owned a used class A RV for a few years - it was fun when parked, but large, difficult to drive/park, loud, and something was always breaking, so we decided to sell it and get a Sprinter conversion van. We looked at used vans, but they all seemed to be built for a single couple and packed to the gils with stuff, so we finally decided to customize our own through Sportsmobile.

The end product came out great - it drives like an SUV, is roomy, has all of the conveniences we need, and sleeps our family of 4 and german shepherd very comfortably. I would be happy to provide more details if anybody is interested.

After using it a couple years, I have a few more upgrades I would like to make, and am looking for some advice from this forum:

- Rims. I would like to upgrade the stock dodge rims, but am having a hard time finding -anything- available. the 2007 has the 6 bolt pattern and 16" rims - does anybody know what after-market options exist??

- Seats. I bought the Sprinter as a cargo van, so it just has the entry level seats. Sportsmobile added turntables under them so they spin around, but it's a pretty clumsy setup, and there are a ton of sharp metal corners that my family and I keep cutting ourselves on. I would like to upgrade them to some nice, RV type seats - any suggestions?

- Accessories. I would like to get screens and a front window cover. What sites offer good, competitively-prices accessories?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-15-2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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Re: Hi, new to forum

Welcome to the Forum, Very nice looking unit.


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Old 02-15-2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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These are great: gave some to my brother for his Sprinter and have them for my Ford.

You should ask about rims in the Sprinter section. We've asked all the Sprinter people to stay quarantined there... haha, just kiddiing, but seriously you're more likely to find rim info if you make it a separate question.

I can't help with the seats, but I would take an angle grinder or a file to them in the meantime... I HATE pointy bits of metal that don't move, especially around shin/lower leg height.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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There is a van conversion shop in San Jose who we talked to about replacing the seats in our van. We ended up using another shop in Hayward (they were more customer-oriented). Given the commercial Sprinter conversions out there, it should be easy to find replacements. (At the shop in Hayward, we sat in different van conversions on the property and just choose a seat we liked. They made sure that it would fit the Ford bolt pattern, ordered a pair, and installed them for us.)
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:27 PM   #5
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Thanks Jack

do you recall the name of the shop you used in Hayward?

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