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Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-31-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Wrinkledpants
They're not really a backup. If you crack a...

They're not really a backup. If you crack a Method wheel, you'll replace it rather than put stock tires back on that are likely aged to a point that they're unsafe.

You could maybe get a few...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-29-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Pre-Installation is the radio delete. I've never...

Pre-Installation is the radio delete. I've never seen an option that removes the stereo, wiring, and speakers. That would be a big job to re-install all of that.

You either take the audio 15...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-28-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By Wrinkledpants
There is no downside to opting out. The costs...

There is no downside to opting out. The costs are the same whether you have a stereo there or not. It's still all wired up - just no head unit.

What does a Viper alarm get you that the factory...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-07-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,511
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Roam Built's wheels can be ordered with a custom...

Roam Built's wheels can be ordered with a custom offset so you don't need spacers. I believe they're 800 a wheel.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-05-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,055
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Duh, sorry... it appears that you said that this...

Duh, sorry... it appears that you said that this was YOUR website! Maybe I should PM you?[/QUOTE]

Ha - sorry. the website is TouRig Van Customizations | Sprinter Van Conversions near Denver, CO...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-05-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,055
Posted By Wrinkledpants
We were in the same boat in (from an office...

We were in the same boat in (from an office perspective), hence the idea for us to go with a dinette. But, we've since realized that if we're working, we need stable internet and space. So, that...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,511
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Pretty sure he's talking about when this post. ...

Pretty sure he's talking about when this post. Van Guys did some serious damage when installing solar panels, and wouldn't take responsibility for it. Photos on post #6.
...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-05-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,055
Posted By Wrinkledpants
High vs low is going to be completely subjective...

High vs low is going to be completely subjective to one's usage and location. Here's my thoughts....

We're in Denver, van will be stored in a nearby RV park (inside), typical usage is...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-23-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,335
Posted By Wrinkledpants
You can fit a pretty big tire in the factory...

You can fit a pretty big tire in the factory cage. SMB will modify it accordingly. Maybe not a 35" tire, but that's getting pretty drastic.

Tom - not sure a suspension lift will make sense for...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-23-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,965
Posted By Wrinkledpants
VC's 2" lift kit for their 35" tire setup...

VC's 2" lift kit for their 35" tire setup includes the needed hardware to lift the front end. The sumo spring isn't a lift. You can't lift the front end with the factory suspension in place, which...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-23-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,965
Posted By Wrinkledpants
VC's lift is in the rear. I specifically...

VC's lift is in the rear. I specifically mentioned the front. I'm sure some of the VC tuned vans have a lifted front end, but there is no lift with their standard suspension kit.

Again - I...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-23-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,965
Posted By Wrinkledpants
I'm in the opposite camp. I don't have anything...

I'm in the opposite camp. I don't have anything bad to say about VC's setup, or any of their other stuff. It's all high-quality.

Agile's been in the offroad suspension world for 20 years or...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-23-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,656
Posted By Wrinkledpants
I think what ARV is doing is thinking outside the...

I think what ARV is doing is thinking outside the box. 48V system with massive lithium batteries stored under the van in an insulated, armored box. You could get 2 days of comfortable temperatures...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-23-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,656
Posted By Wrinkledpants
There is nothing new about what they're doing. ...

There is nothing new about what they're doing. They just have to scale up with the battery capacity. All the other systems are the same as what's been used for years. 12v, 24v, 48v - nothing...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-23-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,656
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Its important to remember that advanced has a...

Its important to remember that advanced has a goal of off-grid A/C. That’s a massive amount of power storage and generation. Even with that huge alternator, they still have a lot of solar panels AND...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-22-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,965
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Correct. I believe Aero wasn't selling many of...

Correct. I believe Aero wasn't selling many of them due to the fact that most people had builds in place that didn't allow for the side port. Agile came up with the wheel well fill. There is...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-22-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,656
Posted By Wrinkledpants
I think you might underestimate how cool you can...

I think you might underestimate how cool you can keep a van with good insulation and insulated window covers. We have no problems keeping comfortable in a friends promaster with good insulation, no...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-21-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,656
Posted By Wrinkledpants
I think this is a case of just that, lol. You're...

I think this is a case of just that, lol. You're not blazing a new trail here with running rooftop A/C and charging lithium batteries. Plenty of OEM RV makers, as well as DIY folks, have been doing...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-21-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,656
Posted By Wrinkledpants
SMB West uses the Balmer regulator with their...

SMB West uses the Balmer regulator with their lithium setup. I can't speak to what is used with their AGM setups and dual alternators.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-21-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,656
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Like others, I'd be concerned with something that...

Like others, I'd be concerned with something that heavy producing that much power having reliability issues elsewhere.

SMB is not going to install that if it goes against the MB regs (which it...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-19-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,777
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Our shower pan will be a steel unit mounted...

Our shower pan will be a steel unit mounted behind the driver, and powder coated. Roughly 33" long (front to back) without any cabinets above it. On the backside of the shower pan will be the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-16-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,965
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Keep in mind this is an aluminum tank with a...

Keep in mind this is an aluminum tank with a beefy bottom. The OEM tank is plastic. If you're getting in areas that you genuinely feel you'll be impaling either tank or dragging them across rocks,...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-05-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,494
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Most of the pushback we got from Brian was purely...

Most of the pushback we got from Brian was purely around the RVIA regs. Being an RVIA compliant builder opens up a lot of customers for them, but at the same time it ties their hands in a lot of...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-03-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,494
Posted By Wrinkledpants
Yeah - had a $2k deposit that we lost. In the...

Yeah - had a $2k deposit that we lost. In the grand scheme of things - it's the least of our concerns. Bank of the West failing to bring up a requirement for owning real estate was the craziest...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-03-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,965
Posted By Wrinkledpants
The skid plate is just an extra layer of aluminum...

The skid plate is just an extra layer of aluminum welded to the bottom of the tank. You don't really see it, per se. It's just a slighter taller fuel tank with a thick bottom.
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