December 2015

Heavy duty storage drawers for Sprinter Vans

In this post I’ll explain who to build some heavy duty drawers for the rear storage area of your Sprinter to maximize storage space. If you have some woodworking experience this should be easy for you but you’ll need to know how to operate a dado blade and table saw (or know someone who does). On the difficulty scale I would rate this project a solid four.

Caprock Canyon State Park Camping

Caprock Canyon is a great State Park in the Panhandle of Texas. We only stayed there for one night on our way north so we couldn’t hike the trails (over 90 miles!) but at least we could check out the official Bison herd of Texas.

Sprinter T1N Oil Change

Probably the maintenance item you’ll need to do most as a Sprinter owner (besides a car wash) is to change the engine oil. Mercedes recommends oil changes every 10.000 miles. It’s an easy task and if you want to save a bit of money you can do it yourself. If you ever used a wrench this is a simple two on the difficulty scale.

Tyler State Park Camping

Tyler State Park is a nice park for an overnight stay if you’re travelling on Interstate 20 through Dallas, TX which is about 90 minutes away. You can spend a morning hiking on 10 miles of trails or in summer enjoy swimming in the lake. The facilities are very clean and the staff is friendly.

How to reset ASSYST Service reminders

To remind you to bring your Van to the friendly Mercedes dealer and spend some money on having them do the required maintenance or change the oil, the engineers at Mercedes added ASSYST. A fancy name for a countdown clock that counts miles and days and lets you know when you’re due for the next service. This post is about resetting this clock once you’re done the maintenance items yourself. An absolute easy 1 on the difficulty scale.