Year: 2016

Crystal Springs Camping, Lake Quachita, AR

Located on Lake Quachita near Hot Springs, AR is Crystal Springs Campground. Most Campsites have electricity and water and one of the best features of this campground is the beach for swimming in the lake. Great little spot to relax before visiting Hot Springs National Park.

Off the grid shower: Nemo Helio Pressure Shower

As much as I like being outdoors there are a few amenities I don’t want to miss out there. One of those things is a shower. Based on some good reviews I recently purchased a portable pressure shower from Nemo. It’s a bit pricey but it works really great: Just fill the bag with water, pump a couple of times and you’ll have a shower to clean yourself, a bike or dishes.

Rear differential oil change

Because of its dimensions, some maintenance jobs are so much easier on a Sprinter. A great example of this is changing the rear differential oil. You just need a wrench with a 14 mm hex socket and 30 minutes time to fill fresh gear oil into the differential – which you should do every 120,000 miles according to the Mercedes service interval.

Replacing the coolant level sensor

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.