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Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-03-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By Mer1039
Our 2016 Sprinter, converted at SMBW is...

Our 2016 Sprinter, converted at SMBW is registered in CA as VC (Van Camper). Insured by AAA as RV/Motor Home.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-14-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Mer1039
Caplugs.com makes the caps in several sizes: ...

Caplugs.com makes the caps in several sizes:
https://www.caplugs.com/flanged-steel-washers-rhw

You can buy small quantities of Caplugs here:...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 07-04-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By Mer1039
When shopping around in 2016 to buy a new...

When shopping around in 2016 to buy a new Sprinter for a SMBW build, I eventually specified and ordered the van directly through SMBW (indirectly MB Fresno). Pricing for the new van was very...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 06-30-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,728
Posted By Mer1039
I found a dual cup holder for my Sprinter

I've been thinking of making an improved Sprinter cup holder for some time but just never came up a simple design that I could hack together in my garage. By chance while searching Google images...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-02-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,328
Posted By Mer1039
After seeing your video, I took a photo of how...

After seeing your video, I took a photo of how Sportsmobile West did my gray water drain (picked up my Sprinter April 2017). My plumbing looks like yours (90 degree ABS elbow glued to some sort of...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 03-26-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Mer1039
No other negatives from me. The 85 works for my...

No other negatives from me. The 85 works for my needs. Just 2 of us traveling in the van. For trips longer than 5-7 days, we just stop by a supermarket and replenish as needed. Another positive...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 03-25-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Mer1039
I have an isotherm cruise 85 in our 144”...

I have an isotherm cruise 85 in our 144” Sprinter. I chose it over the isotherm 100 because the 100 was too wide for my galley design. On the positive side, the 85’s shorter height gave me room...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 02-27-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By Mer1039
Jack, The cables from my Renogy portable...

Jack,

The cables from my Renogy portable solar panel (wo/controller) terminate with MC4 connectors. The positive (+) lead is terminated with a male MC4. The negative (-) lead is terminated with...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 02-26-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By Mer1039
I just bought the updated 100W Renogy Eclipse...

I just bought the updated 100W Renogy Eclipse portable WO/Controller (Amazon $329). It will be plugged into the SAE ZAMP port I have in the rear of my van. I did have to modify the connector cables...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 02-19-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Thanks all (and a special thanks to Tim for...

Thanks all (and a special thanks to Tim for letting me hijack),

With all your inputs I have concluded that Sportsmobile also got creative when wiring my 7620 ACR. Just like Mark's situation,...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 02-16-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Hi Tim, I have a 2016 Sprinter Sportsmobile...

Hi Tim,
I have a 2016 Sprinter Sportsmobile that was upfitted Feb 2017 in Fresno. Here are a few details on how Sportsmobile wired my 7620.

A Black and Green wire exits the 7620. Both the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 02-09-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Like Mark's, SMBW installed a 7620 under the rear...

Like Mark's, SMBW installed a 7620 under the rear bench seat of my Sprinter with no remote control switch. As far as I can tell I don't have an isolator under driver seat.

I'll be following...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 12-22-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
I too have been wanting to do a horn replacement....

I too have been wanting to do a horn replacement. I'm going to be a copy cat, follow your lead and replace my horns with the same units as you did.

I think I see them on Amazon (are these the...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-30-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,897
Posted By Mer1039
I have a 144" Sprinter High Roof with no A/C. I...

I have a 144" Sprinter High Roof with no A/C. I do have two Fan-Tastic fans on the roof and CRL T-vent windows all around. I seldom travel with passengers in the rear and have not regretted leaving...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-15-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By Mer1039
Most Satisfied: 1) Dual ceiling fans in lieu...

Most Satisfied:
1) Dual ceiling fans in lieu of AC. Have not regretted not having AC.
2) Espar D2 heater. Was a life saver the few times we have used it.
3) tie between running boards to...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 07-22-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Thanks for this. My bottom hose has pulled back...

Thanks for this. My bottom hose has pulled back some too. I'm on my way to pick up a pair of hose clamps. I've attached a pic of my situation (2016 with 11K miles).
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-17-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,261
Posted By Mer1039
I'll be there. While in the area, I'll drop by...

I'll be there. While in the area, I'll drop by Faction Brewing right around the corner.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 02-03-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
.... rear fog lamp? Didn't know I had one until...

.... rear fog lamp? Didn't know I had one until now. That explains why there are two indents when pulling the light switch to turn on the fog lights. The things you learn in this forum.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-26-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By Mer1039
I had 4 CR Laurence awning windows installed on...

I had 4 CR Laurence awning windows installed on my 2016 Sprinter (144" high roof). Although the passenger side window openings are restricted, I get more than enough ventilation with 2 Fan-Tastic...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 06-22-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Fitz, Now that you have used the 3M 08405...

Fitz,

Now that you have used the 3M 08405 sealant, what are your thoughts on using it to seal the Molding Trim Clips (post #212) instead of Sikaflex?
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 02-12-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Tim, I'm surprised that we didn't bump into each...

Tim, I'm surprised that we didn't bump into each other at SMB Fresno. I was there last week too, checking on the progress of my build (they're about 3 weeks into it). SMB gave me an ETA of EMO...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 01-08-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Tire Chains: I'm thinking of getting these...

Tire Chains:

I'm thinking of getting these Thule chains (Thule 12mm XG12 Pro Deluxe). They have the easy on/off characteristic like the Super Z cables but are more durable.
...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-08-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,972
Posted By Mer1039
Take a look at these Thule chains (Thule 12mm...

Take a look at these Thule chains (Thule 12mm XG12 Pro Deluxe). They have the easy on/off characteristic like cable but have the durability of chains.
...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 12-25-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 227,273
Posted By Mer1039
Thanks Fitz for showing us how easy it was for...

Thanks Fitz for showing us how easy it was for you to seal those plastic clips. With your detailed photos and instructions, I'm comfortable that I will be able to do the job myself on my van.
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