Thoughts of a Sprinter

Thoughts of a Sprinter

BEFORE WE BOUGHT: Getting a Sprinter van had been in the back of my mind for a few years and those around me would hear me mention from time to time “I’m getting one of those!” I did lot of research, well what I thought was lots of research at the...
Designing the Adventure Bus

Designing the Adventure Bus

Designing the Sprinter Van So here’s where the fun starts, at least it did for me. I loved envisioning what I was going to build. Bed here, cabinet there, fridge, etc etc. While it was fun it was very frustrating. Like I mentioned you can’t start designing until you...
Buying Our New Sprinter

Buying Our New Sprinter

What A Headache ! Now I worked in the auto industry for 10 years so getting a good deal was easy as I knew what to do, how to ask for it etc. What was a pain was finding what I wanted. I worked for Toyota for years and half their vehicles came in from overseas and we...
Ordering Parts

Ordering Parts

Be prepared to waste a bunch of your time dealing with idiots. My brother and I came to the conclusion that the professional customization shops have to have a full time employee that does nothing but order parts, send back broken parts, re-order parts and handle...
Installing Cabinets and Seat Swivels

Installing Cabinets and Seat Swivels

Building and Installing Cabinets First let me say that building square cabinets in a non square environment sucks.  What I mean is the van walls aren’t square, It flares from front to back and rolls in from bottom to top.  Every piece you make is one of a kind...
Running the Electrical in the Sprinter

Running the Electrical in the Sprinter

Running the Electrical in the Sprinter This was the step I had been dreading for almost 6 months since I decided to buy and build my own rig.  Sure I can wire an electrical outlet but I had no idea on what to do with inverters, circuit breakers, house batteries etc....
Plumbing the Sprinter Van

Plumbing the Sprinter Van

Plumbing the Sprinter Van I had never done plumbing before and had to make a trip to PPL motorhomes in Houston to figure out everything I needed to plumb my system.  Earl was very kind to go over what I had and draw me a diagram of how to set it all up and what I...
Installing the Van Electronics

Installing the Van Electronics

Adding in the Electronics So our adventures are going to be many and grand but there is going to be plenty of time to relax and then there will be those days we’re stuck inside with bad weather.  I found a Jensen Radio and DVD player to build into the cabinets....

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