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Old 05-10-2013, 06:26 AM   #155
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Teamaron, where did you get this lovely teak mat? I agree with you that it looks much better than the plastic floor.
I have them made.

Actually three of us on here have them already.

I can get you one if you'd like. $350 plus shipping.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #156
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Sorry for the delayed response. My mechanic actually did this for me. He pulled a wire out of the step harness conector located behind the small storage bin located by the step. I pulled the six screws and slid the bin out to take a picture of the harness. I was disappointed to find that he had not marked which slot the wire came out of when he removed it. Perhaps you can compare the pics of mine to yours and determine which slot it came out of? You can see the wire he pulled out of the connector tucked back and wrapped in electrical tape.
Embarrassingly, I don't have a screwdriver short enough to get those screws out as its blocked by the door.

I see a trip to Home Depot in my future today.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #157
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I don't have a screwdriver short enough
? I have to admit that I am a bit confused by that. Unless they have limited the door travel on the year newer models, the door should swing well clear of the area you need to access. You are only trying to remove the little recessed bin to the right of the step, right?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:19 AM   #158
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Hmm. I thought it was behind the bin to the left of the step. The one with the bungie cords across it. Sounds like I was looking in the wrong place. I'll go have another look.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #159
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Whoops, yes I meant left. We are talking about the same bin. Remove the screws circled in yellow to remove the bin outlined in red. If the door does not slide far enough back and is blocking access to the screws, you wont be able to slide the bin out either.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:24 AM   #160
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Is this not where you were referring to?


Looks right based on your pictures
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #161
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Ok, how did you reply that fast and with a picture that you added highlighted circles too!?



Look like they've added a stopper in the door. Didn't notice it until now. I can easily remove it...

Using a stubby screwdriver that I still don't have!

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #162
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Hmm, our doors clearly do not open to the same degree ... strange. Looking at your pic the bin might come out and squeeze past the door that is. It's a tight fit sliding it in and out of the opening on mine, meaning the bin is tight in it's hole. You have to slide it straight in and straight out. However, I expect the snugness of that fit may very from coach to coach, it looks a like a hand cut hole so no two are going to fit exactly the same.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #163
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Microsoft paint is my handy editing tool. Crude by tech-y standards but fast and easy for tasks like this. The pic I took with my flip phone. The only thing I own with a touch screen is the Interstate and that in dash unit frustrates me to no end. I DO own a lot of hand tools though.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #164
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Ah ha. Now I managed to get in a post while you were still replying!

Once I remove that stopper my door should open the same as yours. Looks like they added it to make it easier to close from the inside since the handle would be closer to the bathroom wall and a bit more of a reach.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #165
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If the stereo in the AS was my only touch screen, I'd swear them off too.


While we're on the subject, and in the upgrades thread anyway, here's one of the upgrades I did that I'm quite happy with.

I mounted an ipad mini left of the rear view camera. It has a cellular connection and I use it primarily for navigation and pandora when its in the airstream. It's connected Bluetooth to the stereo which is basically just acting as a way to provide audio to the speakers. I seldom use the radio for anything else. I do have the media center audio routed into the 'video' input of the stereo so I can play the audio for that through the speakers as well. Using the 'audio' icon on the stereo lets me choose which audio I want to send where. If I select single zone I can play either pandora or audio from the media center to all speakers. If I choose dual zone on the stereo I can select Bluetooth (pandora) for the cab and video (media center) for the rear.

Usually when traveling my girls are watching a movie in the back and I have music playing in the cab.

Mount is made by 'RAM' which is a us company and widely regarded as the best in the industry. They make 3 different version on the ipad mini mount. This one is by far the best, but it took me trying both of the other options first to figure that out.

Here's a link. It's 2 separate pieces.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B7OE4DW

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0049U..._pc_3?pi=SY115
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #166
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I added the door stop to mine because I saw no reason to open the door fully especially in the summer and let all the cool air get out.

I understand that Sprinter has an option where there is an intermediate stop in about the same location but you still can open the door fully if you want to.
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I understand that Sprinter has an option where there is an intermediate stop in about the same location but you still can open the door fully if you want to.
I would be very interested in that. Are we talking about a factory option or aftermarket? If OEM, is it retrofit-able?

Usually all the way open is about twice as much as is needed, but I would not want to give up the ability to open it wide for loading large items, enjoying the view or airing it out.
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Usually all the way open is about twice as much as is needed, but I would not want to give up the ability to open it wide for loading large items, enjoying the view or airing it out.
If only that seat by the sliding door would swivel 90° to face the opening, so I could sit there to enjoy the view without getting a crick in something that takes too long to heal these days…
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