An empty starter battery can ruin your day. That’s why you should route your interior lights to the house battery instead. In a T1N Sprinter, this is an easy task – you just have to find the right cable to cut into 🙂 Other than that this is a simple 2 on the difficulty scale and the most tricky part is to route the cable from your house battery to the connection point.
This short post will show you how to install AC and DC outlets in your van to power all the things that you need to run to make your camper life easier and have a clean look inside instead of running extension cords everywhere. Pretty easy job if you take your time. Difficulty Rating: 2
This post is about installing a solar system in your van. I’m describing the details of solar panels, charge controllers and the bits and pieces that connect them to your house batteries. This is not a complicated job but requires some planning ahead and some basic knowledge of electrical systems. On the 1-10 difficulty scale I think this one is a three.
This post is about installing a cable hatch to your sprinter to have easy access to AC power while camping. Not a difficult job but it requires to drill a big hole in your van, a little bit of spray paint and three screws. On the difficulty scale I would call this a 3.
The Drier performs the same filtering function to your A/C system as the oil filter for your engine. Every time you exchange a major part of your A/C system you should do this easy job to make sure your A/C performs perfectly. In a T1N Sprinter the A/C drier is easily accessible and you should be able to replace the old unit with a new one in less than an hour. On the repair difficulty scale this is a three (1, easy to 10, hard).
This document describes how to replace the A/C Expansion Valve in a T1N Sprinter Van. The valve is located in the engine compartment under the windshield on the drivers side (for LHD Vans). The wiper mechanism is a bit in the way but with a wrench extension and an Allen bit this job is done in 30 minutes. On the difficulty scale (1 easy – 10 hard) I would rate this job as a 2.
This post is about building a queen size bed for your Sprinter. I’ll show how I’ve built the bed frame with lots of storage. If you ever worked with wood, this should be an easy project for you. On a scale of 1 (easy) to 10 (hard) this is not more than a 3.
If you’re not afraid of a very colorful paint job, this Sprinter van for sale in Tampa (Craigslist link) might be something for you. It’s a 2005 Dodge Sprinter van in the long 158 inch wheelbase version with a high top – the perfect candidate for a camper conversion. The van has only 120,000 miles which is… Read more 2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 158WB in Tampa, FL for $9.5k
Especially in summertime, this very quick fix can help improve the cooling capacity of your A/C: Replacing an old, clogged and dirty cabin air filter. In a T1N Sprinter Van, the cabin air filter is located in the engine compartment. Look for the big box right under your windshield on the passenger side. Most likely the… Read more How to replace a cabin air filter in a Sprinter T1N Van
This one just popped up on Craigslist (link): A nice white 2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 with the 140″ wheelbase and a high top for sale in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The seller is asking $12900 for it (which seems to be a bit high but you can always try to negotiate the price down). The van doesn’t have… Read more 2004 Sprinter 2500 140″ for $12.9k in Tarpon Springs, FL