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Old 05-11-2011, 02:25 PM   #21
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buy a 4 ft step stool. Mine isn't a tall version and I use one all the time with my van.

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Since the subject of washing Sprinters came up, I'm wondering if anyone can give me some tips on how to go about washing one....it's a whole lot taller than my car, and I don't think standing on a 5 gallon bucket will do. My poor Sprinter hasn't been washed since I got her late last year. I don't have a pressure washer, but am thinking I will need at least one ladder...or some scaffolding...or some car wash tools...

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:50 PM   #22
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Within the week...

Painted the roof Jasper Blue (write-up soon)
Completed the Sunroof (write-up soon)
Passenger power window fell off its track, so I have to fix it.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:16 PM   #23
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That reminds me... I've got a 2nd tank from Harbor Freight that I've been meaning to plumb into my compressor. I"ve got only enough air in my original tank to take off one wheel before I have to let it sit and fill up again. Got the compressor for free from my father-in-law, so i can't complain too much.
Can't never have too much reserve air

I've got to wire this one up and do a little bit of plumbing on it .... so I can at least use while it is in it's temporary home (the garage) Probably be a good project for Friday since it's supposed to rain.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:57 PM   #24
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I'm in the middle of installing a new drive shaft with serviceable u-joints.
Tomorrow evenings project is new rotors and pads on all four corners.
Let us know how it went..it the driveshaft very hard to re & re?
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:14 PM   #25
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Took 9 teenagers to and from my daughters soccer match.
Loaded 1k lbs of furniture for delivery with the seats out, twice.
My 17 year old son and 15 year old daughter drives it home from football and track practice almost everyday, I drop it, lock it and stow the key then ride the back-up plan home (bicycle).
Take 5-7 girls to soccer practice once a week.
And I drive to and from work everyday.

Typical week, nothing required, around 500 miles per tankful, running like a clock.
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Since the subject of washing Sprinters came up, I'm wondering if anyone can give me some tips on how to go about washing one....it's a whole lot taller than my car, and I don't think standing on a 5 gallon bucket will do. My poor Sprinter hasn't been washed since I got her late last year. I don't have a pressure washer, but am thinking I will need at least one ladder...or some scaffolding...or some car wash tools...

Thanks!

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I use a truck brush on an extension pole, not the kind the water runs through (wastes a lot of water). It's a soft brush, actually doesn't scratch the paint on ours. Also use biodegradable auto-dishwasher detergent because it has great surfactants that make the water run right off. The top requires a step ladder, at least 8', preferably 10'.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:21 AM   #27
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Today I did not wash my roof; just like every other day since it started wearing a toupée
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:24 AM   #28
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T1N brake fluid flush, good for another 2 years, or 6 if I push it as long as I did last time.
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Today I did not wash my roof; just like every other day since it started wearing a toupée
I had my off road helper springs,re powered coated today, same color as Jon's toupee.
Easier to wash.

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Old 05-12-2011, 04:21 AM   #30
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Wife and I finished loading the van and hit the road to start a cross country trip from Florida to New Mexico and back. Gonna spend time driving and living in the Sprinter at various campgrounds in some National Parks. That's what it's all about!!! Jealous yet?

Ran into a passle of "love bugs" on the Florida turnpike. Entire front of van was black. Stopped in Tallahassee to visit the kids and wash the bugs off.
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