The tool cover in the passenger footwell has a push-in/twist-out clip that seems to never push in properly and always twists out at the wrong time. We replaced it with a screw-in/screw-out solution that holds the cover in place really well.
The radio antenna on Sprinter vans is badly placed and flimsy. It’ll break if you drive under low branches, wash the van, or let snow build up over it. Luckily, if it snaps off at the base, there’s a fix.
We’d like to get more ventilation into the van. One way to do it is to add T-vent windows on the sliding door and crew window area. Unfortunately, it’s hard to remove the factory glass without breaking it.
It’s a long way up into the van. We added a handle in the sliding door area, but we were fed up with using a folding step stool to help us get in and out. We installed an electric step that is activated when the door opens.
I’ve been emailing back and forth with another Sprinter owner who just installed his Espar heater under the passenger seat. That means he doesn’t have room to use it for storage any more, so he sent me his locking door!
We ordered the factory door stop for opening the sliding door half way. It intrudes above the door frame in a place we want to run lighting. We bought a replacement that is elegant in its simplicity.
I thought it was just my big clumsy hands, but both of us manage to activate cruise control when reaching for the turn signal. Cutting 3/4″ off the end made all the difference.
Our Sprinter came with a cup holder under the three-person crew bench seat. It’s made of plastic, it doesn’t hold cups well, and it stops us from being able to push a milk crate sized container under the seat, so we took it out. Continue reading “Removing the cup holder from underneath the passenger bench seat”
The Crew van comes with a three person passenger bench seat behind the driver and co-driver seats. We want to use that room for a living area, so we have to move the seat back.
Luckily, the 2015 crew vans come with captive nuts under the floor in the positions the seats would take in a passenger van. It’s weird — Mercedes puts the nuts in place, but then puts a solid metal floor right over them. Continue reading “Moving the bench seat”
It starts innocently enough – a space in the roof, a wooden template to get the right hole spacing, then out come the power tools and all of a sudden there’s a 14″ hole in the ceiling. Continue reading “Adding a fan, voiding the warranty”