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  1. PictureMeFree

    What advice would you give a new owner of a 2019 170 ext 2500 4 x 4?

    Hi everyone, I am new to the forums, but I am reading as much as I can. This is obviously an impressive and knowledgeable community, and this type of fan club around the Sprinter is ultimately one of the reasons we chose it over pro masters and transits we considered. My wife and I are...
  2. G

    Metal fragment (arc) in 722.683 transmission pan. What's next?

    Hello, I found a fragment of a metal ring in the transmission pan. I intend to have a photo attached. At the moment the transmission remains drained. I'm not sure what the next step should be: a) remove the transmission & have it rebuilt, b) remove & replace, c) tow the sprinter in with the...
  3. T

    Advice Please: 140" High Roof T1N w/ 225k for $9k - Should I buy?

    TLDR; There is a 2006 T1N 140" High Roof Sprinter in (what looks like) good condition for $9k. It it a good deal or is it too many miles? Full story (if you care): I am looking for advice. I have been interested in custom building out a van for some time. I am an aerospace engineer and handy...
  4. L

    any buying advice greatly apreciated 2006

    I'm headed to north Carolin to look at a van tomorrow. Its by far the largest purchase I've ever made and I want to get it right. unfortunately with limited time a wasn't able to schedule a buyers inspection, but I'm hopeful that I can make an honest deal with the guy. hes a retired electrician...
  5. C

    Help me create a preventive conversion checklist.

    First, I want to say thanks to the everyone that has contributed to this forum before. It has been a great database for me in planning out my conversion. Using the search feature, I haven't had to do any new postings so far. I'm hoping this topic will warrant it's own new thread. If there is a...
  6. N

    Advice please gurus

    I have a 2000 sprinter. Not knowing my stuff, I got a little hustled by the guy who sold it to me, and it hasn't been well looked after. I have converted it into my dream motor home... and now the engine is done. The fuel pump was not properly bolted in, and it has caused significant damage to...
  7. caseylentz

    Need Advice on Possible Purchase 2005 T1N 350K miles

    Still on the hunt for an affordable work van and stumbled on to a 2005 2500. I spoke with the owner and he's the second owner. The original owner was a company that specialized in helping handicapped passengers get from A to B. Original owners took incredible care and current owner has too...
  8. caseylentz

    Looking to buy sprinter van but need your help !

    Hi, I'm new here to the forum and this is my first post. I'm looking at purchasing a sprinter van for commuting back and forth to work and occasional overnights and road trips. I'm looking on craigslist for used vans in the San Diego area. I've been looking around the forum and getting a lot of...
  9. J

    Advice For Newbie Camper Purchaser

    2006 Dodge Sprinter Conversion Van We converted this sprinter for an extended roadtrip and now that it's over its tim e to sell. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/rvs/5866417242.html
  10. Verino

    Battery/inverter cable size advice request

    My recently (mostly) completed conversion includes a solar charged (2x150w) system with 2x155ah AGM batteries and a 2000w (continuous) sine wave inverter. The batteries are connected to the ground and the inverter by 0-gauge wires of the shortest length possible (less than 2 feet). I have a...
  11. Verino

    Newbie advice request

    I'm looking into buying a used sprinter to convert to a spartan camper, replacing a 2001 Dodge raised roof conversion van that I did the same to and have been using for the past 3 years. I've found a few that are in my price range from 2006 (and older) to 2008. From my research I've found...
  12. S

    Looking For Sprinter Buying Advice - East -> West Coast

    Hi there, looking to buy a sprinter to camperize and use as a kiteboarding/surfing mobile HQ. I'm not entirely sure what I should be looking for so would love some advice from the community (Yes I am working my way through previous help posts, some of which I've found really useful, but I still...
  13. C

    *need help pricing my van for sale!!*

    can anyone recommend a good pricing index for a sprinter i need to sell? i have a base model '03 3500 tall sprinter, dual axel, 12' long, black as hell. it has 103K milage; vg hakkapelitta tires ; was a cargo van that i put r9 insulation and wooden paneling into, with a 2500 watt isolated...
  14. S

    Newbie Here-- Some basic questions!

    Hi all, New to the forum and have just been introduced to the world of Sprinters. Thinking of taking an extended, slow road trip this spring (Jan-June) around 10k miles. I've always been interested in well designed, small spaces and I have my mind's eye firmly set on doing this in a Sprinter...
  15. C

    Which windows

    Im Having a LWB van converter to a motor home and was wondering which windows you guys think are the best I fancy the full panel tints (LIMO style) on the full side of the van but the builder would like to put the off the shelf large plastic RV windows in with built in blackout and fly screen I...
  16. S

    Advice needed -Outsidevan.com

    I am looking to buy/convert a 2500 177" Sprinter into a camper that I will use for 20 4 day weekends, going to SUP races, and a one month trip per year. I have looked at the Road trek and Airstream models and besides the unappealing exterior and boring interior the layouts need serious tweaking...
  17. T

    Looking for advice on 2006 Sprinter purchase

    I am new to the forum and have found this sight very helpful. With that said, I have just started looking for a used sprinter and this is the first vehicle I have found. I have some some questions regarding the issues that my inspection turned up (hopefully, I am posting in the correct area of...

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