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sunnyside
06-05-2013, 02:45 PM
Could someone tell me how the two stage sliding door functions. I bought my van off the lot and the option was not on it, I was wondering if its worth the upgrade. Looks like Dave Orton has posted the part #'s in a other post. Thanks in advance

Graphite Dave
06-05-2013, 03:43 PM
The intermediate door stop stops the door at a 34" opening. There is a spring loaded plastic roller that protrudes into the upper rail which stops the door upper roller. If you want to open the door fully, pushing to open the door fully depresses the roller to let the door pass. There is a spring box that mounts above the door on the inside. It measures about 3 x 3 x 6 inches.

sunnyside
06-05-2013, 04:02 PM
Thanks Dave, you have been very helpful for me on this forum and it is appreciated.Do you feel like it was worth it after you added the parts to your van?

Graphite Dave
06-05-2013, 04:38 PM
I do use the half way open door most of the time instead of the full opening. Would have been much smarter to have included it in the original order for about $25.00. Somehow I missed that option. Is it worth the cost to retrofit? For me it was worth the cost.

rb3232
06-08-2013, 11:02 PM
I also use it and like it. I only bought the one part that does the work and cut the opening. I didn't bother with the cover or whatever other part that is listed.

sunnyside
06-09-2013, 02:20 AM
Here are the parts Dave has listed. Could you tell me the absolute necessary ones?

Parts listed are:

720000 72-7811 Guide rail-upper. 14173 cv1. $115.50
906-760-03-29 Stop. $51.77
906-695-03-30-7J69. Covering $32.73
906-766-05-37. Rail. $65.45

rb3232
06-09-2013, 04:23 AM
Here are the parts Dave has listed. Could you tell me the absolute necessary ones?

Parts listed are:

720000 72-7811 Guide rail-upper. 14173 cv1. $115.50
906-760-03-29 Stop. $51.77
906-695-03-30-7J69. Covering $32.73
906-766-05-37. Rail. $65.45


Just the stop itself. Instead of buying a new rail I just cut the slot in the existing rail without removing it. I think by drilling and filing. If I recall, you can see the slot in the body metal from the inside, about mid door inside of the door rail. Just aft of the light. I think you will see the thin foam backing of the rail in the slot. Ross

Kenpho10
06-09-2013, 05:07 AM
Any pictures? Thanks

Graphite Dave
06-09-2013, 02:29 PM
The intermediate stop is just a spring loaded roller that protrudes into the path of the upper door roller. I just had the dealer buy and install the parts. Now that I know what the parts look like, I can see that all you need to buy is the stop. How difficult was it to cut the access hole for the roller? Mine is now buried inside a wood enclosure. I discarded the cover. I do not recall how the assembly was bolted to the Sprinter. Are there existing threaded mounting holes or holes for bolts?

rb3232
06-09-2013, 08:16 PM
The intermediate stop is just a spring loaded roller that protrudes into the path of the upper door roller. I just had the dealer buy and install the parts. Now that I know what the parts look like, I can see that all you need to buy is the stop. How difficult was it to cut the access hole for the roller? Mine is now buried inside a wood enclosure. I discarded the cover. I do not recall how the assembly was bolted to the Sprinter. Are there existing threaded mounting holes or holes for bolts?

The stop uses two existing studs of the top door rail. There is a slot in the body for the stop roller. So I just drilled from the inside using the slot in the body as a guide. The rail is a soft metal, easy drilling, maybe aluminum but I don't recall.

Graphite Dave
06-09-2013, 09:03 PM
Thanks. Just asked the questions for others to clarify how to install. A bit late for me since I did it the expensive way and had the dealer install it but at least I got the part numbers for others so they can save money.

rb3232
06-09-2013, 09:13 PM
Any pictures? Thanks

The roller is to the upper left.

steve08
07-19-2013, 11:52 PM
I just did the modification today, and I elected to change the rail but I do see how easy it would be to just drill and file the original rail. Changing the rail and installing the stop took about 30 minutes. The part numbers listed above were the ones I used. Thanks for the help... and anyone thinking of proceeding, it is an easy modification.

CheckMax
12-18-2014, 08:54 PM
Could anyone else comment on their experience with this option?

dynaco1
12-19-2014, 01:12 AM
It is a useful device. I rarely open the slider, fully.

Sprinter SS
12-19-2014, 01:14 AM
Best 27.00 I ever spent..and for two doors! I ordered my double slider van with this option an it is so functional for the way I use my van. If I was sliding the door for say RV use I may prefer the wide open only but I commonly open my drivers slider to gain access to my briefcase or tools and I can just slide er open just what I need. When I slide it all the way open it almost feels cumbersome now. I almost never go wide open.

atulin
12-19-2014, 01:38 AM
It is a useful device. I rarely open the slider, fully.

same here

sunnyside
12-19-2014, 02:11 AM
It is a useful device. I rarely open the slider, fully.

Absolutely! it keeps the door from moving when you are parked on uneven terrain. I would recommend it. It was easy to install, if you have headliner it will need to be removed.

Camping
12-19-2014, 02:18 AM
Here's another option
http://www.traipsingabout.com/2014/04/28/sprinter-door-stop-for-sliding-door/

CheckMax
12-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Thanks.
I am looking at ordering a passenger van and am wondering how often we'd swing the door wide open versus partial. My guess would be wide open for access to rear two benches and partial for front.

Is it difficult to get past the stop to go wide open?

sunnyside
12-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Thanks.

Is it difficult to get past the stop to go wide open?

No.

If your ordering it would be crazy not to get this, its so cheap.

ReGULT51
12-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Is it difficult to get past the stop to go wide open?

Not difficult at all. I was a bit surprised at how easy it is to overcome, initially. All good when the van is level. Provides a nice bump to stop the door on. However, if on an incline, I find it easy to slide past it and, on a decline, I wouldn't trust the detent to hold the heavy door.

I'd order this option again.