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Old 12-02-2017, 06:23 AM   #121
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:47 AM   #122
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Merry Christmas and many enjoyable New Years!!!!!!!!
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Thank you! Yes, very happy and exited... and we hope to take a few trips right away... we will not go too far, but thinking Saint Agustine, Destin, Key West (in Jan for the seafood festival)....

And Mara (wife) has a list already... one she shared was the Precious Moments Chapel in Missouri (I need to start making my list or I feel I will get pulled into places that will be one sided, )

Dealer is updating all the paper work and will call me when ready, woohooo!!
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:23 AM   #123
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Updating list
  1. Ordered - Glacier Ice Corian flip shelf Part number 602233-07 - Tommy Bahama edition does not come with the extended counter piece due to the under counter lights mounted. Had to be custom ordered in matching counter top color.
  2. Ordered - Two additional battery trays (these come with strap downs). AGM CL24, End mount Part numbers: 454982 - This is to double the house battery capacity.
  3. Ordered - Will be using two additional stock batteries for now (Part number for batteries: 511828 Battery, 12 Volt, Deep cycle, AGM Lifeline)
  4. Ordered - Teak Shower Mat for Airstream Interstate Lounge
  5. Ordered - Collapsible ladder - needed one at home so figured I would buy one that would also work with the RV
  6. Arrived - Victron BlueSolar 100/30 MPPT Charge Controller - 30 Amps / 100 Volts
  7. Arrived - Victron VE.Direct Bluetooth Dongle
  8. Arrived - Blue Sea ML-ACR 7622 Automatic Charging Relay
  9. MotoTote MTX Sport Motorcycle Carrier for when I want to take my motorcycle on a trip - plan to order this next as I want to have it here for the trip to Key West and when we head out to Georgia and Tennessee
  10. Surge protector/EMS - Progressive Industries EMS-PT30X Surge/EMS Protector with Cover - 30 Amp - to protect the electrical system in the Interstate when hooking up at a camp site
  11. Duallys valvesDually 16'' Steel / Aluminum Valve Stem Extension Kit DL1SPAL - or install an ARB compressor and have the correct air adapter and leave the stock air valves in place. Will most likely do both as I always like to have a compressor in each of my vehicles.
  12. Water pressure regulator for when hooking up at RV park facilities. Read somewhere that this prevents damage to the Interstate water lines when the pressure at the RV Park is higher than expected
  13. 3M Clear (or Xpel) protection film for the front to protect headlights and windshield
  14. 3M Crystalline film on windshield (clear) and side windows (legal tint) - to reduce heat inside while driving.
  15. Telescoping pole to make sure there is clearance before driving through areas with limited height, because I want to keep all the stuff on top of the Interstate in one piece... ouch!
  16. Rubber Wheel Chocks
  17. Leveling blocks/pads and the wheel chocks for these...
  18. Windshield cover for when parked to reduce interior heat. Also looking at this thread for maybe doing something similar for the side glass/windows. Anything that will help lower the inside temperature of our Interstate in this hot Florida climate (I know, not as harsh as in Arizona and Texas, but still...)
  19. Memory foam top for the bed or RV Superbag https://www.rvsuperbag.com/
  20. Build two boards (that can fold away for storage) for additional sleeping space for my two kids
  21. Gloves, hoses (separate hoses for water fills and for tank cleaning)
  22. Inline water filter for filling tanks - to keep all internals in great shape and avoid build ups...
  23. Sound deadening material to wrap generator and bring down the noise it makes - Thread on this

As suggested... not ordering anything else for now... but please, feel free to suggest anything that I might have missed.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:18 PM   #124
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Is an extended warranty (7 years) worth it on these units?
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:24 PM   #125
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Is an extended warranty (7 years) worth it on these units?
Probably not. Especially if it's a third-party warranty and not an Airstream or Mercedes warranty.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:31 PM   #126
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If I lived close to a Mercedes dealer and did not do my own maintenance I would consider a maintenance plan. It is not a warranty, but a package deal on the first X miles of A and B services.
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Thank you. No extended warranty selected.
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:15 PM   #128
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All paper work is done...we continue to contribute to the national debt!!

We will go tomorrow to pick it up.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:58 PM   #129
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Is an extended warranty (7 years) worth it on these units?
I purchased a Mercedes 6 service plan on my 14 when it was new for a cost of $2400. (w/o Adblu). I recently had the 4th year service done which included brake flush and tranny fluid change + a bunch of other stuff. Service advisor said that one service usually runs about 2k. I feel like my prepaid plan is paying off in spades. Some friends picked up a new 2015 AI earlier this year and they found that Mercedes now offers an 8 year plan which they bought for around $4800 (including Adblu). Their plan will obviously include 2 of the 4 year mega services. This is a Mercedes Benz Star Maintenence plan. Personal choice but I like it.
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I purchased a Mercedes 6 service plan on my 14 when it was new for a cost of $2400. (w/o Adblu). I recently had the 4th year service done which included brake flush and tranny fluid change + a bunch of other stuff. Service advisor said that one service usually runs about 2k. I feel like my prepaid plan is paying off in spades. Some friends picked up a new 2015 AI earlier this year and they found that Mercedes now offers an 8 year plan which they bought for around $4800 (including Adblu). Their plan will obviously include 2 of the 4 year mega services. This is a Mercedes Benz Star Maintenence plan. Personal choice but I like it.
Service/maintenance plan yeah... this was extended warranty... not worth it.

Will see if local Mercedes have those service plans and see what those cost. Thank you!
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:41 PM   #131
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Service/maintenance plan yeah... this was extended warranty... not worth it.

Will see if local Mercedes have those service plans and see what those cost. Thank you!
All the Mercedes Dealers that handle Sprinters can sell you one.

If you want an extended warranty on the rv itself, Good Sam has a decent one that provides pretty affordable peace of mind if you opt for the high deductible version. I wouldn't consider it until the basic Sprinter warranty runs out because you would simply be purchasing duplicate coverage. The Good Sam plan covers the Sprinter power train etc. as well as the AI installed equipment.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:43 PM   #132
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We will go tomorrow to pick it up.


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Old 12-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #133
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Got exited too soon... it arrived, but it is not ready for delivery... we did all the paper work... delivery is on Dec 16

But we got photos!!
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That looks really nice but I don't think that huge toad is going to work.
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That looks really nice but I don't think that huge toad is going to work.
I'm sure that toad in the picture is a diesel pusher
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Got exited too soon... it arrived, but it is not ready for delivery... we did all the paper work... delivery is on Dec 16

But we got photos!!
Beautiful color scheme!
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LOL you are all too funny

I was about to order the hitch carrier for my Triumph Thruxton but folks in the Triumph forum are not too supportive of the idea. Trying to find folks carrying similar bikes with the Mototote to get some real user feedback.
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Also, note to self - remember the switch for cutting off power to LP valve switch
The first improvement I made on our new (to us) 2010 Interstate was adding an interior switch to turn the propane on/off. The outside switch remains in place so it complies with the safety regulations. I can't imagine RVing without the inside switch.
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LOL you are all too funny

I was about to order the hitch carrier for my Triumph Thruxton but folks in the Triumph forum are not too supportive of the idea. Trying to find folks carrying similar bikes with the Mototote to get some real user feedback.
I use a MotoTote but just to carry a 275# Hooligan Scooter and mine is a standard length AI with a higher tongue load rating. Don't know of anyone hauling anything as heavy as a Truxton. I'm sure you'll go over the recommended hitch tongue load with what you are proposing. You might want to consider a small trailer for the bike.

I agree with the above poster on the interior propane switch. One of my earliest additions. My dealer charged $175 to install.
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