View Single Post
Old 06-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
israndy
2007 LTV Serenity
 
israndy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 1,968
Thanks: 446
Thanked 586 Times in 430 Posts
Default Re: What do you think of the Advanced RV Sprinter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diamondsea View Post
I just ordered one a few weeks ago.

...and automatic engine start to charge batteries even if the van is unattended such as when AC is left on for pets.
Whoa, that is a new one, I had no idea anyone was doing that. I am concerned that the Etrek and now Advanced are both using the engine as the genset. If I remember correctly you want to run the engine at high RPMs to do that, and the only kit I have seen to do that does NOT involve auto start. In fact the only engine start on the market I have seen iS to warm a gasoline engine prior to getting in.

This all sounds very against the Upfitter documentation I have seen and I wonder what the future for these Sprinters is going to be. If I wear out my generator than I am out 4 thousand at worst, but the engine? The part of the vehicle I am looking forward to getting hundreds of thousands of miles out of... Sure hope they know what they are doing.

-4andy
__________________
2005 3500 T1N based 2007 Leisure Travel Van's Freedom II Serenity
Also a 40' Airstream Sky Deck, a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, new 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: New March 2018 Tesla Model 3, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX-1 motorcycles

Last edited by israndy; 06-05-2013 at 10:40 AM.
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to israndy For This Useful Post:
35603 (11-14-2014)