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Forum: Member Classifieds 02-28-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,388
Posted By llamadave
We just finished making curtains for our new...

We just finished making curtains for our new Sprinter, Savanna. They have insulation with reflective mylar inside with a fabric layer front and back. They roll up and magnets at the top ends...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 01-18-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By llamadave
Savanna job list

We took delivery from Sportsmobile Huntington on December 9. For the next month or two we will add the finishing touches to Savanna. I will add details and photos to some of these when finished, but...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-24-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By llamadave
We visited Huntington yesterday to check on our...

We visited Huntington yesterday to check on our build after they had worked on it for 12 business days. Most of the electric and water systems were in and they are now installing the bath and Espar...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-25-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By llamadave
Savanna build: Sprinter 2020 3500XD 170 HR DRW 4x4 Lithium

Some of you may remember Vanessa, our first Sprinter Sportsmobile built in late 2012. It now has over 100,000 miles and almost 1000 camping nights. We will keep it as backup and rent it out as we...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 09-30-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,904
Posted By llamadave
Although mold is certainly an issue, I think the...

Although mold is certainly an issue, I think the reasons Faimma gives for not using in rain are different. Rain can form large pools of water that are heavy and can damage the structure. Also,...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-04-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By llamadave
I need to mention that I had trouble with the $11...

I need to mention that I had trouble with the $11 shower head that I linked to Amazon for in post #9 above. We use it in our bathroom sink so it gets used several times a day and we are on a 2-month...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-20-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,148
Posted By llamadave
Scotty, I am dreaming of a 4x4 Vanessa-2, and I...

Scotty, I am dreaming of a 4x4 Vanessa-2, and I do like non-campgrounds. But we are having a wonderful time now in the Canadian Maritimes, currently near a beach on Prince Edward Island. We like...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-16-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,148
Posted By llamadave
Thanks for all your advice, experiences, and...

Thanks for all your advice, experiences, and humor. We have now recovered from the thefts and have a plan going forward. The three problems with the theft are 1) Hurt ego from being violated, 2)...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-12-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By llamadave
That is my website and I am glad it was helpful. ...

That is my website and I am glad it was helpful. The original faucet that I describe on my site was good, but when it wore out I could not find the same head without buying the whole faucet...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,148
Posted By llamadave
At a National Park with online reservations I do...

At a National Park with online reservations I do not worry so much about losing the site. But at a National Forest campground I agree that is a real problem, and exactly why we like to leave some...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-11-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,148
Posted By llamadave
Angry Stuff stolen while on a hike

One of the negatives with a class B is no toad or tow vehicle to use when leaving the campsite to drive to a trail head. So you need to break camp every time. The positive is that you have your...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-11-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By llamadave
I recently bought this shower head that doubles...

I recently bought this shower head that doubles for our sink and shower: https://www.amazon.com/ITC-97022001-Replacement-Exterior-Shower/dp/B007HRVO5O
It did not have enough "power" so I used some...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 07-28-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,041
Posted By llamadave
Our 2012 3500 just reached 100k miles. We had...

Our 2012 3500 just reached 100k miles. We had the extended warranty and saved at least twice what we paid with warranty service work done several times. We had all our maintenance done at dealers...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 11-26-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,192
Posted By llamadave
I made our table out of a double layer of...

I made our table out of a double layer of MightyCore foam board for a total 1/2 inch thickness. A canvas print is permanently mounted to the board and wrapped around the edges and finished with a...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-18-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,997
Posted By llamadave
Have patience. SMB is between you and a dealer...

Have patience. SMB is between you and a dealer and I think you will more likely get what you want working directly with a knowledgeable salesman at a good dealer. After the sale you will have a...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,997
Posted By llamadave
If you stay with a Sprinter, I recommend that you...

If you stay with a Sprinter, I recommend that you work through a local Sprinter MB dealer. You will get better details on options and delivery compared to working through SMB. But be sure to...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-28-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,665
Posted By llamadave
We have over 5 years and 94,000 miles on Vanessa...

We have over 5 years and 94,000 miles on Vanessa (https://davidelmore.com/djv/). Most of the 10k service visits have been MB dealers all over US. Although very expensive, overall the experience has...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-27-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,574
Posted By llamadave
I have a CB above the mirror:...

I have a CB above the mirror: https://davidelmore.com/simg/DE13019137B.jpg next to a cell booster.

As others have said, there is little truck chatter these days, and in addition I have trouble...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-27-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,715
Posted By llamadave
Most Satisfied 1. Full bathroom, full kitchen,...

Most Satisfied
1. Full bathroom, full kitchen, 70x82 bed
2. Huge cabinet in the back over the foot of the bed
3. Water system with 40 gal fresh tank, usable down to 0F

Least Satisfied
1....
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-27-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,665
Posted By llamadave
I have the Sure Power 1314-200 separator on my...

I have the Sure Power 1314-200 separator on my 2012 Sprinter. It is wired to the start switch so the engine and house batteries are connected through this 150A fuse while starting. The batteries...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 11-24-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By llamadave
Re: Charging the house battery from home- leaving inverter o

The inverter makes 110V power from the batteries. The charger uses 110V from your house to charge your batteries. I leave my charger on all the time when in storage. This was recommended by SMB...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 11-24-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By llamadave
Re: Sewer hose storage tube length

Welcome to the forum!

Not sure and it probably depends on which SMB location and anyway you can specify what you want. The 20-foot slinky hose from Walmart is very high quality, it stretches to...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 11-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 27,130
Posted By llamadave
Re: My SMB Indiana Sprinter building experience

Jim, They re-did it the same way with foam. They say they have never had this problem before, and I am not inclined to tell them how to do these things. We will see if it lasts more than 3 years...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 11-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 27,130
Posted By llamadave
Re: My SMB Indiana Sprinter building experience

This week we took our van back to SMB North in Huntington for them to replace the shower pan (see photos). We have had it almost 3 years now and lived in it almost 500 days. I figure my wife and I...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-02-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,839
Posted By llamadave
Re: Let's talk about diesel generators

Chumley, we have the same generator on our 170" Sprinter. The clearance is about 9 inches and we have hit our skid wheels numerous times without problems. SMB at first told us that this generator...
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