Another post about cutting holes in the van and adding windows. After a year in the dark (literately) I’ve decided to add two sliding windows in the back doors. After practicing with the side panel windows, installation of the rear door windows was very easy. On the on to ten difficulty scale a three.
Nestled in a forest of giant Redwood trees is Prairie Creek Redwoods State park in northern California. We stayed in the Prairie Creek Campground for one night on our road trip though the west last year. Highly recommended!
A functioning coolant sensor is your best protection from an overheated engine. The design of the warning system unfortunately is not fail safe so you should check the coolant sensor from time to time. Any person can do this test or replacing a worn out sensor in a few minutes.
There are some jobs that require you to remove the fuel tank. Luckily the Mercedes engineers made that pretty easy. It’s as simple as removing a few bolts and you can pull the tank from under your van. On the difficulty scale, this job is a (messy) three.
If you’re running larger wheels like me or if you need the space of the factory spare tire location for something else you should think about adding a spare wheel carrier to your rear door. The Surco TS-100B is made to fit the T1N Sprinter and installing it is very simple. In summary I would rate this job a 2 out of 10 on the difficulty scale.
I was surprised how quickly you can turn your headlights from yellow and hazy to almost new looking with a headlight restoration kit. If you can handle a drill, this is a quick (45 minutes) and easy job (a simple 1 on the one to ten scale).
Located just a few miles north of the Mexican border close to Laredo, TX is Lake Casa Blanca State Park. The lake is actually a 1700 acres reservoir that was built in 1951. I stayed there on a Friday night and was surprised that the Campground was quite empty. Only a handful of campsites were… Read more Lake Casa Blanca State Park Camping – Laredo, TX
A quick summary of what I think about running larger wheels and tires on the T1N Sprinter 3500. In summary: Very positive. The van looks so much better and the handling is very good (once I’ve figured out the perfect psi settings). Also the mpg is about the same as it was with the 15 inch wheels. “Downside”: the speedometer is off, by 18%.