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Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-21-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,517
Posted By RickL
Re: Any Excellent Reasonable Sprinter Mechanics in Oakland C

Try Collie Automotive in San Rafael

https://www.collieautoworks.com/
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 06-15-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,295
Posted By RickL
Re: My new Sprinter

Congrats! It will be great to see some pics of your new SMB.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 04-04-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 86,195
Posted By RickL
Re: My SMB Sprinter Van conversion building experience

I second the wag bag approach. I met a gent who had a Pleasure Way and he used wag bags instead of the van's toilet/black water system. He liked it much better that way. SMB West let me know that...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 02-14-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,955
Posted By RickL
Re: SoCal Sprinter camper van rental?

SMBW is a great place to visit. We did the factory tour first and then spent a long time checking out the various Sprinter vans that were in the showroom area. It's a very low pressure place and so...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 11-24-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,947
Posted By RickL
Re: Merced River Canyon

That's a great looking model RR layout! My dad and I were into model trains when I was a kid. I ended up getting my ham license and doing ham radio when I was a bit older so the trains got sold off....
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 11-15-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,701
Posted By RickL
Re: Sprinter (Westfalia) needs service in San Francisco/East

Mercedes doesn't recommend doing a transmission flush on the Sprinter as it can cause damage:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15591

IMHO, flushes of any sort on a modern...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 11-10-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,701
Posted By RickL
Re: Sprinter (Westfalia) needs service in San Francisco/East

Collie Autoworks in San Rafael comes very highly recommended:

https://www.collieautoworks.com/
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 10-21-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By RickL
Re: ****Retractable Step Teaser****

Har! Har! :a3:

Rick L
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-05-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,754
Posted By RickL
Re: Excessive Tire Wear???

The stock Continental tires on the Sprinter are known to be poor quality. Lots of people like Nokian tires. There are a number of threads about Nokian's on this forum. Also, check out...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-18-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By RickL
Re: Sizing solar panels

Sportsmobile has a good web page full of info on how to size a solar system:

https://sportsmobile.com/5_sys_solar.html

Rick L
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,804
Posted By RickL
Re: Saw a new Nissan Van

I saw a number of Nissan Urvan's when I was down in Mexico. The vans are small but nowhere near as unattractive as the Nissan NV. Sadly, this nice looking van is getting replaced by the really ugly...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-25-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,194
Posted By RickL
Re: Propane vs. Electric Refrigerator

If you are concerned about noise from the fridge, try an Engel fridge. These use a compressor with only one moving part and are very quiet as well as energy efficient: https://www.engel-usa.com ...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-18-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,148
Posted By RickL
Re: Sprinter 3500--dual rear wheels

Most mainstream RV manufacturers that make a Sprinter based RV now use the 3500 platform so that's a pretty popular chassis at this point. Make sure that you get the 3.92 (AR2) rear axle ratio and...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-06-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,233
Posted By RickL
Re: Wind and High Roof Sprinters

Hi

There are a number of things you can do to make your Sprinter more stable. First, check tire pressure and also check to see if you have a rear sway bar; there are a few conversions (non-SMB)...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-02-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,036
Posted By RickL
Re: Pop top scissor bolts snapped & will not rise (Bolt Grad

Hi

Here is a link to a bolt grade chart: https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-infor ... Chart.aspx (https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/Materials-and-Grades/Bolt-Grade-Chart.aspx)
...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 07-12-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,513
Posted By RickL
Re: RVIA certication/sticker

RVIA certification just means the RV meets some established guidelines for quality. Insurers and the DMV aren't going to care about the RVIA sticker or certification. What they WILL want to know is...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 07-02-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,026
Posted By RickL
Re: 2012 Specs and Pricing Now Available

Thanks, Dave! Glad to hear about the smaller DEF tank option.

RL
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 06-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,876
Posted By RickL
Re: New Sprinter model?

The thread right below this one has some juicy information for folks who want a 4wd Sprinter:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6854 (https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6854)

RL
Forum: Appliances and Interior 06-12-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,855
Posted By RickL
Re: HELP! Norcold Bomb

Note that Engel now makes several models of front open fridges. They are not that big, though.

https://www.engel-usa.com/frontopen.html
Forum: Appliances and Interior 06-05-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,569
Posted By RickL
Re: Webasto diesel cooker + air / water heater

Thanks! It's good to know that an 'all diesel' solution is available. Here are links to specs on the units:

https://www.webasto-outdoors.com/heating/dual-top.html
...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 05-27-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By RickL
Re: Nevada Trip in Pictures

Great pics, thanks for posting them!

RL
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 05-22-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,372
Posted By RickL
Re: brush guard for 2005 sprinter

Check with the fine folks at Aluminess:

https://www.aluminess.com/sprinter.htm

Rick L
Forum: Show & Tell 05-21-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 946
Posted By RickL
San Mateo Fairgrounds SMB Sprinter Sighting

We parked near a white T1N SMB Sprinter conversion with lots of lights on the roof racks and lights mounted on the front bumper. This rig was attracting quite a bit of attention. It looked ready to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-03-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,444
Posted By RickL
Re: Newbie needs help in decision making

Hi Vicki,

A great resource for all things Sprinter is sprinter-forum.com You'll likely find a lots of answers to your questions over there.

Note that when reading the Sprinter forum (or just...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-26-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,830
Posted By RickL
Re: Engel front-opening fridge/freezers

Those Engle fridges may look like Norcold's but they aren't. They are quieter and better quality than Norcold. They also don't use a regular compressor. :)
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