Reclining passenger seats in a Sprinter

If you travel with your family or just some friends you’ll need more seats in your Van. In this post I’ll describe how I’ve installed two recliner seats for passengers. The seats have integrated seat belts so your passengers will not only travel comfortably but also safe. This is one of the jobs that require a bit more skills and I would rate this as a 6 on the 1 (easy) to 10 (hard) scale.

Sprinter: How to install a roof fan

This post is about installing a roof fan to bring in some fresh air into your Sprinter Van. Warning: This requires cutting a hole in the roof. If you already installed windows this job is fairly easy (probably a four on a 1 to 10 scale).

Installing Roof Rack Tracks on a T1N Sprinter

If you want to carry stuff on the roof of your Sprinter Van you need a way to secure it. An easy way to do this is to install some roof rack tracks. That gives you a base for all kind of options: from a simple roof rack, a base for your solar panels up to specialized roof racks to hold your Kayaks. Once you’re over the fear of drilling holes into the sheet metal of your Van, this job is super easy. I would rate it a 2 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Adding a rear rooftop AC to a Sprinter Van

If you’re like me and want to camp even when it’s blazing hot outside you’ll need an additional A/C unit to keep the temperatures down while stationary. This post describes how to install a rooftop A/C unit that runs on shore power. The job itself is not too difficult but requires cutting a whole in your roof and at least parts of the installation require the help of a second person. I would rate this a four on the 1 to 10 scale of difficulty.

What’s in your spare parts box?

Did you ever have to call AAA because something was small but important was broken and you could have fixed it yourself with the tools in your garage? If you spend some time thinking about what could go wrong you can plan ahead and take some spare parts and tools with you. Here’s what I take with me on a road trip.

Installing C.R. Laurence windows in a Sprinter Van

Starting with a cargo van for a camper conversion means that you just have the three windows in front and the rear is completely closed. Which is nice for privacy (no need for curtains!) but has some downsides when navigating on the road (less visibility to the side) and also if you plan to have… Read more Installing C.R. Laurence windows in a Sprinter Van