If you have a little rust spot on your passenger side A pillar, you either have the wrong size wiper blades installed or your wiper arms are not adjusted correctly. This post describes how to adjust the wiper arms and how which blade size you need to install. This job is a 1 on the difficulty scale – might become a 3 if your wiper arms are stuck.
Two videos about the sprinter assembly line in Dusseldorf, Germany with details about the body shop, paint shop and the final assembly where they mate the body with the drive train.
Mercedes didn’t think that a Cargo Van needs a good audio system and they clearly didn’t spend too much money with the standard audio system they put in our vans. But since you’re using it as an RV, you want decent sound when driving long distances or when camping. This post is about some options to upgrade your Sprinter loudspeakers.
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.