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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-23-2019, 07:50 PM
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Views: 648
Posted By Mcrider
Take a look at the Files Section on the FB Group....

Take a look at the Files Section on the FB Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AirstreamInterstate/files/

Look at the Boondocking file and you can get all the power draws for a 2016. ...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-21-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By Mcrider
2016 Airstream Interstate Grand Tour EXT 24 - Texas

Title: 2016 Airstream Interstate Grand Tour EXT 24 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

2016 Airstream Interstate Grand Tour Rear Power Lounge, Columbian Walnut & Oyster...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-15-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Mcrider
The grinding noise is likely the top cover of the...

The grinding noise is likely the top cover of the step dragging on the step as it retracts. If you press down and in (lightly as the step retracts so that you make more clearance to the cover top,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-13-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,370
Posted By Mcrider
I stumbled across Advanced Vibration Components...

I stumbled across Advanced Vibration Components https://www.vibrationmounts.com and decided to try their Center Bolt Isolation Mount to provide materially more isolation between the generator and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-13-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Mcrider
I installed this kit in our Chevy Bolt. I wired...

I installed this kit in our Chevy Bolt. I wired it so it would not be hot with the ignition off. Measure twice, cut once!:)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-02-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By Mcrider
Leigh, Sounds like you two are having fun ...

Leigh,

Sounds like you two are having fun Here is something that may help explain the electrical anamoly you experienced. Listen to the Mike Sokol section. https://youtu.be/ghsGMPjI1Gs
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-16-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By Mcrider
For the Interstate Grand Tour, the FIAMMA...

For the Interstate Grand Tour, the FIAMMA Controller is located above the false ceiling of the rear locker.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-02-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Mcrider
Thank you 85H325 and InterBlog. I never thought...

Thank you 85H325 and InterBlog. I never thought to consider the CB between the House Batteries, BIM and House Disconnect, but that could explain the symptom. Will have to check that. It is a minor...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-01-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Mcrider
Loss of House Power Mystery

OK, here is one for the trouble shooting crowd. I'm stumped.

Scenario:

All is well into a 2000 mile journey. Pull into a rest area to have a casual lunch. Go to start the Generator and loose...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
Moundville Archaelogical Site, AL....

Moundville Archaelogical Site, AL. 344046344047344051
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mcrider
Pahaska, Do you have the part number or link to...

Pahaska, Do you have the part number or link to the acrylic boxes you have attached in the photo? I like that set up.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,067
Posted By Mcrider
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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-02-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
Marshall, TX Courthouse. Lunch stop on the way...

Marshall, TX Courthouse. Lunch stop on the way from KY to Houston. Also, recommend Meeman-Shelby SP North of Memphis. Great Hiking along the Mississippi River.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
If the verb allows vertical and rear clearance,...

If the verb allows vertical and rear clearance, generally I can back in and with the overhang fit in one parking spot. Of course existing facing on-coming traffic is never a great idea.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-05-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Mcrider
I've heard of instances where the check-valve not...

I've heard of instances where the check-valve not the black tank flush line being installed backwards at the factory.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 81,542
Posted By Mcrider
I'm still pursuing the Volta system. SMCW is...

I'm still pursuing the Volta system. SMCW is working on an estimate. If I do push the button it will be late fall/spring before they can get to it. However, I stumbled across Relion Batteries. ...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-20-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
Visited with Gary and Smokey Mountain Coach Works...

Visited with Gary and Smokey Mountain Coach Works today. He has three Volta installs before he could even get to mine and so winter '19/20 earliest. He confirmed that the Power Module is a direct...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-18-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Mcrider
Much information on the site on how to upgrade...

Much information on the site on how to upgrade fro extended Boondocking. Here is a thread that was very active a while back.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-18-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,814
Posted By Mcrider
We use the SUperbag and really pleased with it. ...

We use the SUperbag and really pleased with it. http://www.rvsuperbag.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH9n82jYPFNkYqmnZhkT7L3wvy96SDXH4EpHHrRpfsh6iBS9vfRoJ4IaAntbEALw_wcB
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-04-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
Alex, sorry for no response. Have been out in...

Alex, sorry for no response. Have been out in Big Bend with little to no connection RVing, Bicycling and motorcycling. I see Mike got further details. I'll be visiting Smokey Mountain Motorcoach...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-23-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
Over on the AI Facebook page is a post with a...

Over on the AI Facebook page is a post with a Volta conversion on a 2018 AI. 13.5kw unit that went in place of the genset. States 6.5 hours with full load before the auto start kicked in. Impressive....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-14-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
Mike, we also have a Bolt and I've looked at the...

Mike, we also have a Bolt and I've looked at the Bolt Module as an RV option as well with a silicon heating pad. I'm still on the Volta track at the moment, but watching Alex closely. I'll visit a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-23-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Mcrider
I'm curious which lithium system you are...

I'm curious which lithium system you are installing?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-21-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 278,816
Posted By Mcrider
Installed an easier accessible USB plug for the...

Installed an easier accessible USB plug for the head set. So now have one in the dash compartment and the other easily accessible outside.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-21-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 278,816
Posted By Mcrider
GETRIDAONE, great idea that I had to copy. I've...

GETRIDAONE, great idea that I had to copy. I've not installed them yet. Waiting for the poly to cure a bit more to polish them further. I added a backing plate for a bit more structural support.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-21-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
I have had a conversation with Volta and with...

I have had a conversation with Volta and with Smoky Mountain Coach Works in TN today, an authorized Volta installer. They have done one TN1 Volta System conversion and are about to start a NCV3.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-07-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Mcrider
For my 2016, Yes. All 120V circuits, including...

For my 2016, Yes. All 120V circuits, including the DC CO Detector, LPG Detector, Battery Isolation Manager, Solar controller, Magnum Inverter will still have power even if the House Main is turned...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-04-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
Yep. That is why I have been holding off until I...

Yep. That is why I have been holding off until I could do an undercarriage application in a sealed compartment. The energy density and light weight are just too appealing for a class B application...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
The Winnebago and Advanced RV use the Volta...

The Winnebago and Advanced RV use the Volta system. They now have three different conversion kits for the Sprinter.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-01-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
Been able to do some research. Looks like...

Been able to do some research. Looks like solutions are starting to emerge from vendors. Victron has a product line that can fit the bill, but one from Xantrex looks interesting.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-31-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
I was camping the last three days at Pedernales...

I was camping the last three days at Pedernales Falls (great hiking btw), but NO mobile data service. So accomplished no research. I did however, spend some time planning out my Phase 1 and Phase 2...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-31-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,769
Posted By Mcrider
. According the Cummins Onan Spec sheet. ...

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According the Cummins Onan Spec sheet. The LP Genset is only 2500 Watts with a continuous 20.8 Amps and a 21 Amp breaker.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-28-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
Did a good deal of research on the Powerwall. ...

Did a good deal of research on the Powerwall. Not sure it would fit. The other thing is the thermal management is I only found were it is for "cooling" The operating temperature is still...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
The Tesla "Destination Chargers" found at many...

The Tesla "Destination Chargers" found at many hotels are just Level 2 chargers. If you have an adapter and get the Manager's approval, you are good to go. For the Super Chargers (DCFC), they will...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-27-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
LB3, Yes I had seen that video (and a few...

LB3,

Yes I had seen that video (and a few others) which has put me off on attempting this. It appears however, that cell monitoring and BMS have moved on and become more accessible to the common...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By Mcrider
House Conversion to Tesla Pack

Ever since Interblog converted to lithium, I've been waiting for something to come along within my technical comfort levels. Time may be getting close. I'm reaching the time when I need to replace...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-28-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mcrider
I purchased mine in TN from a dealer new. Paid...

I purchased mine in TN from a dealer new. Paid no Taxes in TN. You can print a Temporary permit from http://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/register-your-vehicle/temporary-permits

and take with you for...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-28-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Mcrider
I use My Mechanic, 2536 Kirby. Super nice.

I use My Mechanic, 2536 Kirby. Super nice.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-04-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Mcrider
I use the Prodigy P2 and am very pleased with its...

I use the Prodigy P2 and am very pleased with its performance and ease of adjustment.

https://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Controller/Tekonsha/90885.html

I had it installed by the AI dealer when I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 36,762
Posted By Mcrider
This might help ...

This might help

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/boondocking-in-grand-tour-136062-2.html#post1949787
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-19-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
I'm still alive by staying indoors with no...

I'm still alive by staying indoors with no Interstate chores to do. Work calls
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-06-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
Not me. Stanley is in for B Service and a new set...

Not me. Stanley is in for B Service and a new set of shoes after returning from Goliad. I was in Amarillo in July pulling a trailer with 3 motorcycles, 4800 lbs of toys. The Sprinter did great even...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-04-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Mcrider
I carry RainX Windshield repair kits with me. ...

I carry RainX Windshield repair kits with me. I've had three bis rock strikes over 3 years and have been able to repair them at my destination. It at leasts keeps them from spreading. The repair...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-03-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
The smallest Wells Cargo CycleWagon. A Cannondale...

The smallest Wells Cargo CycleWagon. A Cannondale Synaps and my sonís CBR 250. He was swinging by to pick it up.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-02-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
Goliad State Park for the weekend. Great history...

Goliad State Park for the weekend. Great history (Mission and Presidio), plus a nice 36 mile bike ride in heat and humidity!!!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-02-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
Picture of your Interstate

Goliad State Park for the weekend. Great history (Mission and Presidio), plus a nice 36 mile bike ride in heat and humidity!!!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-02-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Mcrider
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/boondocking-i...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/boondocking-in-grand-tour-136062-2.html#post1949787
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,370
Posted By Mcrider
Update to my tweaks to reduce Generator noise. I...

Update to my tweaks to reduce Generator noise. I had always suspected there was some metal-to-metal contact/rattle when the unit was operating and today I discovered the source. Made a mount...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-01-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
InterBlog, We are in Montreal and let the record...

InterBlog, We are in Montreal and let the record show it was hotter here yesterday than Houston. So much for running away from the heat!! :)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-27-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 210,861
Posted By Mcrider
Houston- Silverton - Houston for some serious ATV...

Houston- Silverton - Houston for some serious ATV riding. Pulled 4400 lbs at 14.4 mpg. Not bad considering climbing over 10k ft included 318199
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