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Old 08-15-2018, 11:58 AM   #21
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:24 PM   #22
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I'd be worried about the added stress put on the existing rear door hinges, especially when the add-on is loaded and swung out. Then there's the rear view camera that would need to be added and wired in.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:40 AM   #23
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The one item of this scale that I would like to see for the Sprinter is a fiberglass replacement for the sliding door with a swinging door and a window. The swinging door would be much like the door of the Atlas with a pull-out screen. That would make the AI perfect.
I hear ya! That would be a great add on. That said, I wish one could at least convert the side door to a power door. So one wouldn’t have to slam that big heavy door. MB and Freightliner say it can’t be done even though the key phob has a button.
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:29 AM   #24
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I hear ya! That would be a great add on. That said, I wish one could at least convert the side door to a power door. So one wouldn’t have to slam that big heavy door. MB and Freightliner say it can’t be done even though the key phob has a button.

A power slide door is not offered in USA, but is available in Europe. There are a few companies that make add-on power door systems.

Edit: added page from U.K. Sprinter ordering guide that shows the power door. In fact you can see that in UK you can get dual powered sliders, left and right. Same in most of Europe, especially Germany. Here in USA and Canada we only get certain options as determined by Daimler.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:53 PM   #25
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A power slide door is not offered in USA, but is available in Europe. There are a few companies that make add-on power door systems.

Edit: added page from U.K. Sprinter ordering guide that shows the power door. In fact you can see that in UK you can get dual powered sliders, left and right. Same in most of Europe, especially Germany. Here in USA and Canada we only get certain options as determined by Daimler.
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MIKE - there is an upfitter BESPOKE COACH in (where else, Beverly Hills) that provides the EU sliding door option but when I inquired, was told most of it is part of ground up conversions, although they can do aftermarket at a cost of $8,000. BUT there is the issue of the bathroom that is in the way of making the retrofit, so major expense at teardown on top of that.

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https://bespokecoach.com/gallery/motorizeddoor/

I would love to see how to get the Sprinter 519 Euro Bus conversion by MASCUS in Finland. .This would be my dream Class B setup, where the slider is unused and a pseudo-Class A door is used instead. That is already how we use our AI, hardly ever use the slider due to weight that wife & daughter have tough time using. Can't muster the courage to spend $10,000 on a BESPOKE POWER slider.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:39 PM   #26
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Best Sprinter rear storage option is this... NOT. We were parked near this atrocity at Fortress Louisbourg on Sunday and I felt like rolfing when I saw it.

Btw this is called Canada, eh, but it really should be called ClassBLand. Every possible variant and version is found here.

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Old 08-23-2018, 10:32 AM   #29
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I'm sorry...that's just wromg
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I'm not a beholder. That is just B-Ugly.
Sorry can't sugar coat it more than that. If you have an extended Sprinter and need this much more room, you need a larger vehicle or need to thin-out the gear on board. Another serious consideration is your GVWR of the loaded vehicle even before the attachment of this storage unit. With the storage unit attached and full, the vehicle loaded with a load of fuel and fresh water, to be safe, weigh the vehicle.
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