July 2015

Installing Roof Rack Tracks on a T1N Sprinter

If you want to carry stuff on the roof of your Sprinter Van you need a way to secure it. An easy way to do this is to install some roof rack tracks. That gives you a base for all kind of options: from a simple roof rack, a base for your solar panels up to specialized roof racks to hold your Kayaks. Once you’re over the fear of drilling holes into the sheet metal of your Van, this job is super easy. I would rate it a 2 on the 1 to 10 scale.

2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 158″ for less than $9k in Carmel, Indiana

This one I’ve actually found through Autotrader. A dealer (link)┬áin Carmel, IN is offering a 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500, long wheel base with 158″ and high top. The van has 177,285 miles and the dealer is asking $8,999 for it. This Cargo Sprinter has some rust issues, some of them have been addressed already by… Read more 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 158″ for less than $9k in Carmel, Indiana

Adding a rear rooftop AC to a Sprinter Van

If you’re like me and want to camp even when it’s blazing hot outside you’ll need an additional A/C unit to keep the temperatures down while stationary. This post describes how to install a rooftop A/C unit that runs on shore power. The job itself is not too difficult but requires cutting a whole in your roof and at least parts of the installation require the help of a second person. I would rate this a four on the 1 to 10 scale of difficulty.