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Old 04-14-2015, 12:57 AM   #491
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Thanks Protagonist. As always, you're a wealth of information. I will try again using your tips.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:31 PM   #492
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Some food for thought about blocking the front grill from the Sprinter Body Builders manual...
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:29 AM   #493
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SprinterStore.com sells an oversized transmission cooler that mounts under the bumper that looks really nice but I don't think it's necessary in this case.

Vehicles are designed for worst case driving conditions without encountering any mechanical failures or thermal fluid breakdown. For a Sprinter that was defined as driving at max gross weight with a trailer up a continous grade [10%] in 1st gear at ~15 mph. If you're planning to drive Pike's Peak highway you can relax, it has an average grade of only 6.7%.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:35 AM   #494
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Like many vehicles today the Sprinter has a transmission cooler built into bottom of radiator - it also acts as a heater to get the transmission quickly up to operating temperature in cold weather.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:24 PM   #495
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Today's mod

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Old 05-03-2015, 12:28 PM   #496
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Added Programmable LED lights under awning so I can turn up my techno and have Rave under the awning.

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Makes it easy to find the camper in large parking lots also (in addition to being 4' taller than all the other vehicles in the lot). Lol.

(double side taped to mounting bracket, perfect fit; will run wire through roof into front storage area once I decide they stay; for now just have running through slider opening)


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Old 05-04-2015, 02:40 PM   #497
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milatv...the lights look cool. Are they HUE? I just found out about the HUE lights, and want to put some of those in my house.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:57 PM   #498
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will run wire through roof into front storage area once I decide they stay; for now just have running through slider opening)
Why not run them in through the existing "patio" light? There's already a penetration there.
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Old 05-04-2015, 04:28 PM   #499
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milatv...the lights look cool. Are they HUE? I just found out about the HUE lights, and want to put some of those in my house.
These are cheapo's just playing around (which is why I didn't drill) was going to run wires in back through the holes from awning into cabinet originally; but figured I'd be more likely to turn them on in the front so that is the plan).

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Protag; the porch light sets too low; I'd still end up with surface mounted wires to get to it. I'm looking at mounting a FLIR camera on the roof. I do some vehicle testing/training with the van; and FLIR IR/THERMAL camera is something I have on my ATV Side by Sides, and am looking at mounting on the VAN for the control center so there will need to be a wire in for that.
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Interesting. What FLIR unit have you used? What are you thinking about for Interestate?
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:11 PM   #501
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Although the awning lights looks nice. My suggestion is to run the lights underneath the Interstate like they do with the Hondas. Also, put some red leds in the tailpipe and program it to light up red every time you hit the gas. How cool would that be. =)
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:05 PM   #502
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Couple of my improvements:

Progressive Industries surge suppressor.
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Progressive Industries surge suppressor.
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Roadtrek TV covers.
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Outside van window shades and ventshade wind deflectors. Attachment 238374
The OutSide Van shades are very efficient but tricky to put up, especially the side shades, and my wife is quite neurotic about any little gaps around them. Have you found a way to get them straight and tight first time?
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:19 PM   #504
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The OutSide Van shades are very efficient but tricky to put up, especially the side shades, and my wife is quite neurotic about any little gaps around them. Have you found a way to get them straight and tight first time?
Attach some small suction cups to the cloth tabs. Stick the suction cups to the outside of the glass, and let them hold the tabs in place while you raise the windows.
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