This is a quick post about installing an RV style charger inlet to the Sprinter Van to plug in to a 110V power connection when we’re camping where electricity is available. Very easy installation but it requires to drill a hole in your van. On the difficulty scale perhaps a 2 out of 10.
I was not very happy with my first attempt to route the wires from the solar panels to the inside of the van but I found a very good and also very cheap alternative by using a plastic watertight junction box from the local Home Improvement Store. The only difficulty in this job is drilling holes in your roof to mount the box but in total this is not even a 2 on the difficulty scale.
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.