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Old 12-13-2017, 12:06 PM   #221
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Called the different Mercedes dealer near by to see which one provides service for the Sprinter.

Mercedes of North Orlando in Sanford is the only one with the setup to service them.

60.00 per wheel to remove, replace the valve stems, re-balance the wheel, and install back.

349.95 for an alignment. I read in another thread that the first alignment is covered by MB?? Need to see if that is written anywhere so that I can take with me when I make the appointment.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:21 PM   #222
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Called the different Mercedes dealer near by to see which one provides service for the Sprinter.

Mercedes of North Orlando in Sanford is the only one with the setup to service them.

60.00 per wheel to remove, replace the valve stems, re-balance the wheel, and install back.

349.95 for an alignment. I read in another thread that the first alignment is covered by MB?? Need to see if that is written anywhere so that I can take with me when I make the appointment.
Don't forget to check their web page for service specials before you go. MB of North Orlando has a special right now through 12/31/2017 (I just checked) for 10% off any recommended service, up to $125 maximum discount. The work you want done may or may not be eligible, but it can't hurt to ask. See http://www.mercedesbenznorthorlando....ls/service.htm for details. As a rule, MB service departments won't offer the specials unless you ask for them.
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And you might check around with independent shops to see if any of them can service your rig.

I have a MB Diesel engine, and it is serviced most of the time by other than MB dealers.

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Don't forget to check their web page for service specials before you go. MB of North Orlando has a special right now through 12/31/2017 (I just checked) for 10% off any recommended service, up to $125 maximum discount. The work you want done may or may not be eligible, but it can't hurt to ask. See http://www.mercedesbenznorthorlando....ls/service.htm for details. As a rule, MB service departments won't offer the specials unless you ask for them.
Had not seen that! Thank you. Downloaded and printed... will take with me.
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And you might check around with independent shops to see if any of them can service your rig.

I have a MB Diesel engine, and it is serviced most of the time by other than MB dealers.

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Will do when it is out of warranty or for non-warranty related issues. Even the Mercedes dealer suggested I do that and recommended La Mesa RV Center in Sanford, when they thought my AI was a bigger unit (I had to tell them that it was a Class B and it looked like any stock high roof extended 3500 Sprinter).

They thought it would not fit in their service bay...first few minutes was explaining that it should...
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This is ready to install. Got some rubber mounts to isolate vibration...

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Old 12-13-2017, 04:48 PM   #227
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In not so good news, the ARB Cooler arrived with damage in two corners

But wow, super nice cooler... sending back and will try to find it locally to avoid getting another one damaged from shipping... the weight does not help and even with the internal packaging (you can't see any box damage), any drop during shipping results in what I got...

I had see a few other folks that had order one complain of similar situation... me being the eternal optimistic, I thought mine would arrive fine...
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Batteries arrived... and all the leveling blocks. That completes everything I had ordered.



Cooler/fridge returned... email sent to ARB (also left a message in their Facebook page). They need to improve packaging... so many feedback from folks that have experienced the same issued with damaged corners. They should double package to better isolate the fridge during shipping.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:17 AM   #229
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Demo scheduled at 3pm ET tomorrow.

In addition to the demo where we are supposed to go through all of the AI features, appliances, etc. I have this check list:
  1. Take paperwork with me – proof of insurance
  2. Take photos of AI for insurance agency
  3. Confirm free first wheel alignment
  4. Perform Fusion system update (take USBs with me)
  5. Diesel tank full
  6. DEF tank full
  7. Propane tank full
  8. Confirm tank level display is working
  9. Documents, manuals for AI and all appliances, DVD’s, etc.
  10. All Tommy Bahamas merchandise:
  • (4) Coffee cups
  • (4) Wine glasses
  • (4) High ball glasses
  • Wooded wick candle
  • Bottle of hand/soap cream
  • Full sets of towels
  • Can opener
  • Cork screw
  • (2) Folding chairs with carry backs
  • (1) Cooler
  • (1 set) Granit Ice Cubes
  • King Comforter
  • (Set) of bedsheets/pillow cases
  • (8) Assorted Pillows
  • Adjustable bar/liquor holder dividers
I did check this as well:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ist-43294.html

Anything else I might have missed?
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Demo scheduled at 3pm ET tomorrow.

Anything else I might have missed?
Yes, did you get your auto insurance set up?
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:42 AM   #231
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Yes, did you get your auto insurance set up?
Yes. Point 1 and 2 on the list. I have the insurance already active and the proof of insurance was faxed to the dealer. I am taking a copy of coverage with me to place in the AI.

Also need to take photos from all sides to send to the insurance company. I had a few that I already submitted, but they request from all sides and interior.
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Also need to take photos from all sides to send to the insurance company.
It would be useful to take pictures of everything that you add to your Interstate for insurance purposes, too. Anything bolted/glued/fastened in becomes part of the vehicle and is covered under vehicle insurance if damaged or stolen. Everything not fastened in is contents, and is covered under the contents rider, if you have one. It can be important to distinguish between the two if anything happens.
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It would be useful to take pictures of everything that you add to your Interstate for insurance purposes, too. Anything bolted/glued/fastened in becomes part of the vehicle and is covered under vehicle insurance if damaged or stolen. Everything not fastened in is contents, and is covered under the contents rider, if you have one. It can be important to distinguish between the two if anything happens.
Good point. Will do, thank you.

And yes, coverage has an amount for content. So I will take photos of those items that stay in the AI all the time.
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:21 PM   #234
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Check List for AI, TB wit Rear Air Suspension

I took delivery of my AI, TB, Grand Tour with Rear Air Suspension two weeks ago. I have a very specific four-page check list for your unit.

If you would like it, I will send it to you if you can give me an email address to do so (Send PM if you are interested) . In includes tools you will need, issue you should have them handle before you get there, all items that you should receive and much more. TYI. Happy to share.

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Demo scheduled at 3pm ET tomorrow.

In addition to the demo where we are supposed to go through all of the AI features, appliances, etc. I have this check list:

  1. Take paperwork with me – proof of insurance
  2. Take photos of AI for insurance agency
  3. Confirm free first wheel alignment
  4. Perform Fusion system update (take USBs with me)
  5. Diesel tank full
  6. DEF tank full
  7. Propane tank full
  8. Confirm tank level display is working
  9. Documents, manuals for AI and all appliances, DVD’s, etc.
  10. All Tommy Bahamas merchandise:
  • (4) Coffee cups
  • (4) Wine glasses
  • (4) High ball glasses
  • Wooded wick candle
  • Bottle of hand/soap cream
  • Full sets of towels
  • Can opener
  • Cork screw
  • (2) Folding chairs with carry backs
  • (1) Cooler
  • (1 set) Granit Ice Cubes
  • King Comforter
  • (Set) of bedsheets/pillow cases
  • (8) Assorted Pillows
  • Adjustable bar/liquor holder dividers
I did check this as well:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ist-43294.html

Anything else I might have missed?
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:43 PM   #235
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I took delivery of my AI, TB, Grand Tour with Rear Air Suspension two weeks ago. I have a very specific four-page check list for your unit.

If you would like it, I will send it to you if you can give me an email address to do so (Send PM if you are interested) . In includes tools you will need, issue you should have them handle before you get there, all items that you should receive and much more. TYI. Happy to share.

Gary T.
Gary,

PM sent with my email. Thank you!
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:18 AM   #236
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When we flew down to pick up my AI (35k mile used, 2006)- I brought;

Lisence plate (I titled it myself, rather than pay them)
ICarsoft MBII scanner (in case of issues)
Aluminum turbo resonator replacement (I had heard of quite a few issues).
And a carry on of personal stuff.

That was it.
We stopped at a store and got some bedding, soap etc. Grocery store for food.
Poured rain for several days (so got to check for leaks).

The trip went great.
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LOL... you were more prepared than we were. We climbed onboard a Southwest Airlines flight with our bank checks, state IDs, and some toothpaste, as I recall. When we bought our rig, I didn't really know how forums worked. It was only when we discovered repairs that needed to be made that we began doing knowledge base-type research, starting with Sprinter Forum.
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Aluminum turbo resonator replacement (I had heard of quite a few issues).
Before any of the new/recent owners reading this thread start to panic, the turbo resonators on older T1N Sprinters was made of plastic, and prone to melting from the heat. An aluminum aftermarket resonator was a permanent fix for the problem.

But that only applied to the 2004-2009 Interstates built on Sprinter 2500 vans with the 5-cylinder diesel engine. If you have a newer Interstate, that problem doesn't exist and you don't have to worry.
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Wait is over!! They moved our walk through to 10am. We have our baby!!
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