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How to replace a cabin air filter in a Sprinter T1N Van

Especially in summertime, this┬ávery 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

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.

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.

First Roadtrip with the Sprinter – 5000 miles and 10 states

We just came back from a two week trip across the western states. We drove over 5000 miles across 10 states without any problems except a popping radiator cap in Monument Valley which was probably because I didn’t screw it back on properly after checking the coolant level earlier. Places we’ve visited along the route:… Read more First Roadtrip with the Sprinter – 5000 miles and 10 states

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