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  1. Metrocruiser

    Hope you can help me out with MBV 4x4 options

    Hello all, My dream is coming true! After going through the Equipment Options, there are several unanswered questions that come down to the great group of guys and gals who have been enjoying your builds and experiencing the good and the bad. I am looking at a factory order of a 170-2500-4x4...
  2. P

    NCV3: 2006-2018 Newly Finished Sprinter conversion! 170" high roof

    This van was built with careful and thoughtful design with top of the line components. No expense was spared with building materials, time, and craftsmanship. This van was built with the hopes of providing a comfortable home for someone on wheels. Features include: -Standing shower...
  3. B

    Solar panel wires to under passenger seat

    I have two LIfeline 6v batteries and a Victron battery shunt monitor under the passenger seat of my 2004 Dodge Sprinter/2005 Airstream. I am excited to add a couple panels on the front of my roof (the AC and fan use up most of the back real estate) and to keep the whole system under the...
  4. Yosemite

    Seeking Troubleshooting Advice: 12V Outlet Connected to Fuse Box Has Stopped Working

    I have a self-converted camper van with 200 watts of solar panels, battery, a Renogy charge controller, fuse box. Currently, my lights are working fine. My inverter is working fine. The battery is full. I’ve got a 12V outlet (similar to this one) connected to my fuse box that worked great for...
  5. J

    NCV3: 2006-2018 2015 Mercedes Sprinter 144 - Fresh Adventure Build

    2015 Mercedes Sprinter (2WD) VIN: WDZPE7CCXFP114876 - Clean Title in hand Miles: 56,000 Price $85,000 OBO Images: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/encinitas-2015-mercedes-sprinter-144/7299197249.html Vehicle: • Premium drivers package w/ factory LED Headlamps and Fog Lights • Rain...
  6. R

    2019 3500XD 170ext 4x4 - Solar Tech Demo Vehicle

    Hello! I believe this is my first post, but I have used this site as a resource for my friends with vans before, so thank you for all the information, and my apologies in advance for my inability to properly navigate the search button to its full capabilities yet...lol. Any and all sharing of...
  7. Z

    My Victron solar build thread (300Ah, 400W, 3000W MultiPlus w/ Raspberry Pi Venus)

    I built a 800W system for RV boondocking on my truck a few years back. It's time to get the van electrified. I wanted to share my experiences as I installed my system, a build log of sorts. I was originally going with a Renogy setup, but after having some cold temperature and touchscreen...
  8. Dendisch

    Low profile solar panel install

    I know that aerodynamics is not one of the Sprinters strong points. Still it bothered my personal esthetic taste to put solar panels on top of it that stick straight up. So I used a little different method for installing my solar panels. I wanted a low profile, but still use traditional instead...
  9. T

    Solar Installed?

    Has anyone installed panels (and batteries) on their 2007ish Vista Mini? I'm looking to put a couple panels on the roof and route them to the new house batteries to allow me to boondock for extended periods. A few things I'm wondering: -How many and what wattage of panels do you have? -How many...
  10. N

    Mounting solar panels to curved fibreglass roof

    Hi all, After putting off this horror show for ages I'm attempting to mount solar panels on the roof of a Sprinter saddled with a curved fibreglass roof. As you can see from the attached images said curvature is playing havoc with my hopes of a smooth install. Due to the size of the panels...
  11. M

    My first off-grid system design. Would appreciate feedback & critique

    After many months of learning, I have decided to take a stab at designing the electrical power system for our off-grid van. I have a diagram of the system attached to this post below. NOTE: I originally laid out the panel arrangement in Parallel but forgot to change the label. Disregard the...
  12. Refresh

    Solar & Battery Bank = most important. Also want upgrade exterior, and refresh the interior

    Hi there forum, I am looking to thoroughly upgrade exterior, and refresh the interior, of my Sprinter T1N, Class B, motorhome. Once the Corona restrictions lift we want to move on in an effectively new 'home' WE are working on various upgrades ($$ allowing) The most important issue is...
  13. 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...
  14. T

    Solar Circuitry Diagram HELP

    Hello! First post during my first conversion. I just made my first ever circuit diagram!! I was hoping an electrician superhero on the forum could come to my rescue and proofread it please !! I am feeling pretty good about it, excited to make it a reality. Open to suggestions/critiques...
  15. iksro

    Roof rack with rear factory air?

    What is everyone using or planning on using in conjunction with the factory air? Im not sure if the modular options from Aluminess or the Flatline Vanco options will work. Looking to put solar, crossbars to carry gear when needed, light bar, AND take the space for a Maxxair fan right in the...
  16. V

    The best solar kit from Amazon!?

    Any recommendation of a good solar kit!? no sophistication is needed. This is to top up house batteries during dry camping. I wander if my 2014 itasca navion have anythind "pre wired" or " solar ready" (whatever that means?) to accommodate the installation of additional hardware (panels wires...
  17. R

    NCV3: 2006-2018 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter Van: Rugged Luxury Expertly Converted 144 Grey

    One-of-a-kind expertly converted 2017 4x4 144 Sprinter van featuring: * Nitto Terra Grappler G2 All-Terrain radial tires * 18inch Mandrus Atlas matte black rims * TerraWagen black Mercedes emblems and grille * Backwoods Adventure Mods front bumper * Van Compass upgraded suspension and body armor...
  18. N

    REDARC BCDC1240D vs Renogy DCC50S (DC-DC Chargers with MPPT)

    I am fairly new to the forum and appreciate all the help offered by the community. I have a VS30 that is in production and am planning on completing out the initial steps of the build myself. I am planning on running a 100-150 AH LiFePO4 battery, located near the drivers side rear wheel...
  19. S

    Van Electrical Diagram & Misc Electrical Questions!!!

    Hey ya'll, I want to start off by saying I TRUELY appreciate any help/advice you have to offer, and will pay it forward by documenting + sharing my electrical install on youtube here on my channel once it's complete https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSLSw5fhejqXKbTwe6N1qBA. First off, I've...
  20. D

    NCV3: 2006-2018 2008 Dodge Sprinter Conversion Van - AMAZING Interior

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10oSr2JcgnMlV1QPwq6c4iBoYWCUG4ktN?usp=sharing Feast your eyes on one of the coolest custom interiors for a conversion van that you have ever seen. Meet Roosevelt! He is a complete custom 144" wheelbase Sprinter van that is looking for a new home...

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