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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,611
Posted By busb2
Not crazy at all. Just part of the adventure. So...

Not crazy at all. Just part of the adventure. So many options available to optimize your experience. We owned a Prevost bus for 10 years, and also owned three successive AI Interstates at the same...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,724
Posted By busb2
Many of our friends think nothing of spending 25...

Many of our friends think nothing of spending 25 to 50 thousand dollars a year for elaborate vacations to exotic locations outside of the US, with expensive travel and lodging costs. They treasure...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-16-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
Wachuko have you got a link to the place I can...

Wachuko have you got a link to the place I can order the ladder. I canít find a local source . thanks
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-03-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By busb2
Yes, easy to do, I didnít know they were there...

Yes, easy to do, I didnít know they were there but found a thread about it on this forum. You can use the search function to find the thread.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-03-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By busb2
Suggest you replace the battery, I did when I had...

Suggest you replace the battery, I did when I had the same issue and that was the solution.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-01-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
Not a great photo but here is one This solution...

Not a great photo but here is one This solution is to easy for you Wachuko LOL
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-01-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
Yes, I moved the stock table mount to the side...

Yes, I moved the stock table mount to the side and the table fits the space perfectly, doesnít restrict movement coming in from slider door or moving front to back. All the chairs in the coach are...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-01-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
We never used the table in the front or back...

We never used the table in the front or back until I moved the front base over to the driver side so that the table mounts between the driver side lounge seat and the reversed driver seat. Now we...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-03-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,796
Posted By busb2
Wachuko you mentioned the slate edition back side...

Wachuko you mentioned the slate edition back side seats which I think are a significant improvement over the articulating seats in my AI. Do you know if these seats are now becoming standard in knew...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-20-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,962
Posted By busb2
When I saw Tronadora’s original post showing this...

When I saw Tronadora’s original post showing this trick, I immediately tried it and it has worked great. Big improvement with little effort and zero cost. Thanks to him again for posting this.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-19-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,796
Posted By busb2
I cut 3 inc foam in two pieces to fit the space...

I cut 3 inc foam in two pieces to fit the space perfectly. Put on fitted single bed mattress covers, and it fits, feels and looks perfect. We leave the beds in place all the time as we have the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-12-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,012
Posted By busb2
The AI ďimprovementĒ, from the electric and...

The AI ďimprovementĒ, from the electric and propane WH to the propane only WH is the only reason I wonít order a new AI on the new Sprinter when it is available, unless I can special order it with...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-29-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By busb2
Suggest you look at the thread about launching a...

Suggest you look at the thread about launching a boat with the AI, the writer ruined his gen set and is searching for a replacement. Use the search function.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-02-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,940
Posted By busb2
Since we have a lounge model we leave the bed in...

Since we have a lounge model we leave the bed in place all the time. We like the two separate areas using the front four seats as living area with bed room in the back. We do have separate twin bed...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-04-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By busb2
The OEM rear TV can be moved out of the way...

The OEM rear TV can be moved out of the way easily as explained by Tronadera last year in his thread “moving the rear tv”. I am not talking about a temporary move but as he explains you can easily...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-18-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
Wachuko I want to add the Prime Design...

Wachuko

I want to add the Prime Design ladder as well. Doesnít seem clear from their website where you can buy it. Tried Amazon but no luck there either. Do you know where your going to buy it....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-17-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,212
Posted By busb2
Ditto same situation, insulation caught...

Ditto same situation, insulation caught obstructed fan blade, now it doesnít work.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,426
Posted By busb2
Interesting Reading but I started this...

Interesting Reading but

I started this thread out of concern the large Amazon order to be filled in full by the end of 2019 might lengthen the delay of new 2019 based Interstates. On some other...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-06-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,426
Posted By busb2
Amazon buying 20,000 Sprinters

The Wall Street Journal story this morning disclosed Amazon is purchasing twenty thousand Sprinter vans to be used for order deliveries in order to reduce their reliance on USPS, Fedex etc. The Vans...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-19-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By busb2
My service A light came on too, but when I took...

My service A light came on too, but when I took it in to the MB dealer, the Sprinter service manager said the light came on based on the delivery of the chassis to Airstream although my purchase was...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-08-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By busb2
To ugly imo, ruins the sleek look of the stock...

To ugly imo, ruins the sleek look of the stock Sprinter. To each his own, we have no problem with opening the slider any way.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-04-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,361
Posted By busb2
Great idea. How hard was it to modify, how did...

Great idea. How hard was it to modify, how did you do it? Should have asked about the location of the batteries in your unit first. Thanks
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-08-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
Wachuko just ordered the WeatherTech floor mats...

Wachuko just ordered the WeatherTech floor mats for front and center. I agree with you, the TB supplied mats are attractive but a pain to keep clean especially if you travel with a Golden retriever...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-05-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
Alex you need to come up to Breckenridge, the...

Alex you need to come up to Breckenridge, the high today was 72, down to 40 early tomorrow morning. No need for AC, or generator.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-02-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,113
Posted By busb2
I may be confused,but I meant to say when the...

I may be confused,but I meant to say when the batteries are disconnected, the Magnum will continue to charge. So, either way the switch is, it still charges.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-01-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,113
Posted By busb2
Alex and Fly My 2017 TB lounge must be wired...

Alex and Fly

My 2017 TB lounge must be wired the new way because it will charge with the main disconnect on, so Airstream must have made the change to some units produced earlier than 2018. When...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-18-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By busb2
My prior AI was a 2014.5 model with the Kenwood,...

My prior AI was a 2014.5 model with the Kenwood, and i had a Sirius subscription.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-15-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,063
Posted By busb2
It seems to me, The AI is an upscale focused high...

It seems to me, The AI is an upscale focused high end niche product, not a broad market aimed RV. The price point alone will limit market share. The marketing approach seems to be working just fine....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-14-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,063
Posted By busb2
Reasonable due dilligence should be part of any...

Reasonable due dilligence should be part of any significant purchase especially if one is not experienced. When my expected use of what I am buying turns out to be flawed, I blame myself not...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-04-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,794
Posted By busb2
Smile I think Iíd rather have your super custom AI with...

I think Iíd rather have your super custom AI with the additional batteries, solar panels etc etc etc et al, than a new one anyway! :)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,794
Posted By busb2
To each his own: My Prevostís had generator auto...

To each his own: My Prevostís had generator auto start, never used it once. As for four wheel drive, I never have needed on three Interstates over nine years, although the small additional height...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-02-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,507
Posted By busb2
Canít wait to see your set up and the results in...

Canít wait to see your set up and the results in terms of augmented performance . For our occasional camping without hook ups, this Seems like an approach to efficiently add significant restorable...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-24-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 59,612
Posted By busb2
Our Prevost had the battery capacity and inverter...

Our Prevost had the battery capacity and inverter capacity to operate the Air Conditioning but the only time we used it was while driving to help cool the Bus down when we were in hot weather...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-24-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,507
Posted By busb2
So, can you share the plan with us? I too am very...

So, can you share the plan with us? I too am very interested in your approach as I am thinking the goal zero has the potential to be an efficient and effective way to address our limited AI...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,443
Posted By busb2
For me, the leveling system would have marginal...

For me, the leveling system would have marginal utility as I have had three AIís in the last 10 years and only used leveling blocks one time. I certainly would have bought an existing unit that...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-13-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,507
Posted By busb2
Fly I have been following this thread with...

Fly

I have been following this thread with interest thinking the Yeti might be a good addition for our limited amount of camping without power hook ups. I would be interested to know your thinking...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-11-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,825
Posted By busb2
wachuko I ordered the Victron 100/30 the smart...

wachuko I ordered the Victron 100/30 the smart version with built in Bluetooth capability. I have not installed it yet, but after seeing the latest install with the modified existing cable I hope to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-10-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By busb2
My 2017 has same issue which turned out to be a...

My 2017 has same issue which turned out to be a bad magnetic switch which I replaced after calling Airstream and describing the problem and requesting a new replacement switch. They sent the new...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-10-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By busb2
There are plenty of opinions expressed on Air...

There are plenty of opinions expressed on Air Suspension and 4 wheel drive if you just enter one or the other in the search function. I have had three AI’s two without and the latest with Air...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-31-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,536
Posted By busb2
2017 vs 2018 Agree with comments about the...

2017 vs 2018

Agree with comments about the solar upgrade, but my problem with the 2018 is the Propane only hot water heater that uses the very limited propane available in the small tank, and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-28-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
Smile Lilyandme Glad you posted your opinion and...

Lilyandme

Glad you posted your opinion and agree you did not offend anyone with your suggestions. Ironically, I did feel offended when someone referred to the encouragements to put the AI to use...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-27-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,825
Posted By busb2
Now you got them. Thanks

Now you got them. Thanks
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-27-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,825
Posted By busb2
Swilly no pictures, but very interested in seeing...

Swilly no pictures, but very interested in seeing the install as I have the part and waiting to install it.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-25-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 246,035
Posted By busb2
So, one journey ends and maybe another begins....

So, one journey ends and maybe another begins. Obviously you enjoy making modifications to your AI, and you have made more mods in a shorter time period than anyone reporting on this forum by far in...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-23-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,929
Posted By busb2
My input for Airstream to consider would be more...

My input for Airstream to consider would be more about construction flaws than suggested improvements. Both my 2014 and 2017 models had significant problems with the installation of the added...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-15-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,647
Posted By busb2
We are on our third AI, in the last eight years...

We are on our third AI, in the last eight years and we have never had an issue with ground clearance or been uncomfortable driving the two wheel drive version. The latest 2017 has the air suspension...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-13-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,605
Posted By busb2
IB Wow I think you are making my point about...

IB
Wow I think you are making my point about Judgemental bias in your review. Your insight about Airstream buyer demographics seems spot on in terms of my experience as an older MBA educated self...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-13-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,605
Posted By busb2
Interblog Just read your Blog review and I...

Interblog

Just read your Blog review and I was amazed at your comments about the Tommy Bahama model especially the judgemental tone about the Alcohol encouraging design elements. By the way the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-11-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By busb2
We tow a Jeep Wrangler Sahara model behind our AI...

We tow a Jeep Wrangler Sahara model behind our AI without a problem, including our annual trip to Breckenridge in Colorado Mountains. If you use the Search function you will find some previous...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-02-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,773
Posted By busb2
I was just at an Airstream dealer in Florida to...

I was just at an Airstream dealer in Florida to pick up a part for my 2017 AI so I looked at a couple of their 2018 models they had, a Lounge and a GT, both seemed to have the same upholstery...
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