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another member suggested I re-post this to the Sprinter section -
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!