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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-29-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,681
Posted By Sebtown
107 days over 3 trips and a few overnighters in...

107 days over 3 trips and a few overnighters in 2019. First trip of 2020 starts soon and includes Anza Borrego, Quartzite and other desert destinations. This will be our second trip with the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-26-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,820
Posted By Sebtown
Why the roof rack? I read along the way that...

Why the roof rack? I read along the way that their thinking, at the time, was the the rack would "protect" the air conditioner. It looks like it can be removed but then you have 16 exposed bolt holes...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-21-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 51,350
Posted By Sebtown
I see I never reported back on my experience with...

I see I never reported back on my experience with the Alpicool. We took it on a 4500 mile journey across varying weather bands and it performed admirably. Between drive day charging and the 200...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-17-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 24,965
Posted By Sebtown
The California coast is really not that bad in a...

The California coast is really not that bad in a Sprinter based RV, anything larger and it might be a challenge. The San Diego to santa Monica portion is almost like driving in the city with the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-07-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Sebtown
Thankfully we have been to Lake Louise in the...

Thankfully we have been to Lake Louise in the past. We unfortunately arrived there in the middle of the day this trip.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-04-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,760
Posted By Sebtown
It's like a right of passage for us Sprinter...

It's like a right of passage for us Sprinter owners. A mistake we only make once! When I put 15 gallons of gas in mine the only thing that saved me, a huge potential expense, was the knowledge and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-03-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Sebtown
We just came back from the same 5 state 3...

We just came back from the same 5 state 3 province trip at a little over 3500 miles. Flawless performance from the T1N 2007 Airstream Interstate. I agree about Lake Louise. We were fortunate to find...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-29-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,005
Posted By Sebtown
I had Michelins on my Interstate until the day...

I had Michelins on my Interstate until the day before yesterday. My tires were six years old with 50 thousand miles when I had a blowout while going 70 miles an hour. We were miles from home but just...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 352,968
Posted By Sebtown
I just sent you a PM on a lead for single row ice...

I just sent you a PM on a lead for single row ice cube try!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-18-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,419
Posted By Sebtown
I have not had any additional wires chewed on...

I have not had any additional wires chewed on since I wrapped with rat tape. I still keep baited snap traps in my garage for added protection.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-17-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,419
Posted By Sebtown
Honda Rat Tape. Yes it is a real Honda product...

Honda Rat Tape. Yes it is a real Honda product with it's own part number. I used it after the rats chewed the ignition wires, overnight, under the hood of my wife's Lexus. Apparently the wires are...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-05-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 51,350
Posted By Sebtown
Yes, that is the Alpicool. I have the rear couch...

Yes, that is the Alpicool. I have the rear couch model and keep it under the front of the couch tucked under
the the right side. While my plan is to primarily use it as our "produce" refrigerator,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-04-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,842
Posted By Sebtown
Oh Interblog, this post got me thinking about...

Oh Interblog, this post got me thinking about shock therapy. I no longer remember the particulars but years ago we would use Model T ignition coils to keep prying hands away from our cars. Of course...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 51,350
Posted By Sebtown
I've had the same problem with my absorption...

I've had the same problem with my absorption refrigerator in hot weather as well. For our up coming trip I purchased a small (15 quart) Apricool 12 volt compressor refrigerator. I've been...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-27-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By Sebtown
I just measured mine in my driveway. I measured...

I just measured mine in my driveway. I measured 16 3/4 inches to the top inside of the hitch receiver.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-19-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,842
Posted By Sebtown
x2!

x2!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-21-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,871
Posted By Sebtown
I have a single 12v battery mounted under the...

I have a single 12v battery mounted under the floor behind the driver side rear tire. I built a wire harness with ring terminals on one end and an Anderson power pole connection, identical to what...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-03-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 345,693
Posted By Sebtown
I used velcro to secure that panel. I also...

I used velcro to secure that panel. I also captured enough space in there to store my unused, but required to carry, snow chains.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-08-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,776
Posted By Sebtown
I removed my old flexible propane hoses and took...

I removed my old flexible propane hoses and took them to the hydraulic shop in my small town for replacement. They fabricatednew ones while I waited. Removal and replacement including travel time...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-16-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Sebtown
Pads and rotors on the Sprinter wear in tandem....

Pads and rotors on the Sprinter wear in tandem. From my reading on this and other forums it is not advisable to replace the pads only. You may want to do a search to see what others say.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-12-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Sebtown
Thanks for the response. I mounted my Trimetric...

Thanks for the response. I mounted my Trimetric on the panel behind the plastic sliding panels. My thought is to mount the charge controller there too. I plan to run a second pair of wires to the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-11-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Sebtown
Mark, I'm watching you closely as I think one...

Mark, I'm watching you closely as I think one panel will be fine for my needs. My space under the closet floor looks identical to yours (a rats nest). I'm not clear why you needed to drill a hole in...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-11-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Sebtown
I'm most interested in the brackets you are using...

I'm most interested in the brackets you are using to attach to the tubular rack. I thought I remember LB_3 having to fabricate them.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-10-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Sebtown
I would love to see a picture of where you are...

I would love to see a picture of where you are mounting your solar panel. I currently use a portable solar suitcase when practical but would really like a fixed panel too. The available real estate...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-10-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By Sebtown
I had a similar experience earlier this year. It...

I had a similar experience earlier this year. It turned out to be a bad ground on my house battery. After cleaning the ground I still had the problem but more intermittently. I relocated the ground...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-25-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sebtown
I have never experienced this but I have read...

I have never experienced this but I have read that on occasion RV water pumps lose their "prime". The symptoms are as described. Do a search on this forum for the remedy.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-22-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,891
Posted By Sebtown
I have had my AI over 5 years and have never had...

I have had my AI over 5 years and have never had a need for a ladder while on the road. Your results may vary.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-20-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,093
Posted By Sebtown
I lock us in at night by pushing the sliding door...

I lock us in at night by pushing the sliding door handle "in". This procedure locks all the doors. Sometimes when I use just my fob the slider does not lock!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-17-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,093
Posted By Sebtown
On our first long trip about 5 years ago...

On our first long trip about 5 years ago everything was going smoothly until bam, we were in limp home mode. It was 108 degrees outside and we were on highway 5 south of Shasta Lake. Not being...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-12-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,300
Posted By Sebtown
After 5 years of ownership and 40,000 miles (72k...

After 5 years of ownership and 40,000 miles (72k total)my maintenance has consisted of 5 oil changes. I have also replaced front and rear brakes and a transmission service. Outside of the more...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-06-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,093
Posted By Sebtown
Me too! X2!

Me too! X2!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-05-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Sebtown
I had a similar issue earlier this year. It...

I had a similar issue earlier this year. It turned out to be a poor ground to my house battery.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-18-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,271
Posted By Sebtown
I called Carefree directly and they provided an...

I called Carefree directly and they provided an updated part number. I ordered the part from one of their retailers. The installation of the gear box was relatively easy. I did have to file the ball...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-10-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,973
Posted By Sebtown
We've been in the 120's in Palm Springs and Death...

We've been in the 120's in Palm Springs and Death Valley. Fortunately density altitude doesn't affect the AI as we are still on the ground, even at altitude! We still "take off" early while the air...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-10-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,271
Posted By Sebtown
My 07 AI came with a manual Carefree of Colorado...

My 07 AI came with a manual Carefree of Colorado awning. I had to replace the crank gears as they striped one day while I was cranking it out! I used to Velcro both ends as a safety precaution but...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,959
Posted By Sebtown
Today in Freestone, California we spotted 2006...

Today in Freestone, California we spotted 2006 Airstream Interstate with CA plates. Haven't seen it around before, wonder if it is anyone here?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-27-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 23,495
Posted By Sebtown
Ouch Maggie! As for valuation there is currently...

Ouch Maggie! As for valuation there is currently a 2005 AI on Craigslist SF Bay Area. This is a rear bath model listed at $44,750. Good luck.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 33,692
Posted By Sebtown
Here is one for sale on Craigslist in San...

Here is one for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco that has scam written all over! Scammers don't have a clue.


Clean Airstream

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/rvs/6566996582.html
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-15-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Sebtown
Ok, I have verified that my battery Isolator is...

Ok, I have verified that my battery Isolator is working. When the engine is running my swich by the sliding door turns on and everything works. I have
Verified that I am getting 14+ charging volts...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-14-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Sebtown
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-13-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Sebtown
Where is the battery isolator?

Can anyone tell me where the battery isolator is located on a 2006 AI? Mine is a middle bath with chassis battery under the hood and house battery is behind left rear tire.
I've looked and looked...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-03-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 51,350
Posted By Sebtown
I just replaced my rear brakes at 70k miles. The...

I just replaced my rear brakes at 70k miles. The pads were 95% worn but there was never a dash light. I did the fronts a 50k and again no dash light.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-22-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,541
Posted By Sebtown
When i ordered mine 2.5 years ago I missed seeing...

When i ordered mine 2.5 years ago I missed seeing the door stop behind the popsicle stick. The seller told me he was going to start adding a note, glad to hear he followed thru.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-01-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Sebtown
Don't totally discount Craigslist. I agree there...

Don't totally discount Craigslist. I agree there are alot of scams. I was pretty sure the ad I responded to was a scam but it turned out to be a legit deal and i couldn't be happier.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-08-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,959
Posted By Sebtown
IB, you're correct. I guess I'm climbing back...

IB, you're correct. I guess I'm climbing back under when we return from this latest trip, thanks for the tip.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-08-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,959
Posted By Sebtown
I was fortunate when I replaced my propane hoses....

I was fortunate when I replaced my propane hoses. It was a straight forward job and only took a couple of hours. I had the replacement hoses fabricated at my local farm equipment dealer. I only paid...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-02-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,959
Posted By Sebtown
I too have an 06 too.. My propane tank is 6...

I too have an 06 too.. My propane tank is 6 gallons. At 80% it should take 4.8 gallons when empty. Interestingly my last fill-up took 5.2 gal. My main fill hose sprung a leak at the 10 year mark. I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-30-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 282,803
Posted By Sebtown
Gilbert Ray Campground, AZ

Gilbert Ray Campground, AZ
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-29-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,234
Posted By Sebtown
Work less, enjoy now. If it were me i would buy...

Work less, enjoy now. If it were me i would buy the 2016 and get going!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-24-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,260
Posted By Sebtown
What I don't like about my B I learned this...

What I don't like about my B I learned this weekend in Quartzite AZ. I had the miss fortune of parking next to one of my wife's oldest friends and his new Fuse. Strangely our B is now too small.
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