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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-25-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By dapolrbear
Yes. I used to tap the magnetic switch bottom...

Yes. I used to tap the magnetic switch bottom left corner of the sliding door to make the step extend out. But now it has stopped working all together. I can sometimes toggle the step hold button and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-23-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By dapolrbear
I have the same issue. I tried looking for the...

I have the same issue. I tried looking for the controller on my 2017 but it is not located under the floor as shown in nvestysky's 2010 model. There's a long bundle of wire leading up between the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-04-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By dapolrbear
I think mine is bad too. Where is this "brain"...

I think mine is bad too. Where is this "brain" located?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-18-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By dapolrbear
I think their specs are from the bottom of the...

I think their specs are from the bottom of the battery to the top of the metal post. I was concerned with the bottom of the battery to the top of the black cover. I didn't want it to be loose in the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-18-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By dapolrbear
Lifeline GPL-24T

Anyone buy new Lifeline batteries within the last month or so? I noticed that the new Lifeline GPL-24T is different from the original ones that came with the Interstate. The Lifeline rep told me the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-24-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,879
Posted By dapolrbear
I've got nothing back from Jeremy. Have you tried...

I've got nothing back from Jeremy. Have you tried emailing anyone at AS?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-15-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,879
Posted By dapolrbear
I just emailed Jeremy Allen at Airstream about...

I just emailed Jeremy Allen at Airstream about this issue along with some pics. Lets see how they handle this. Mine started failing a year and a half or so after delivery.Not holding my breath but...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,879
Posted By dapolrbear
Anyone email AS about this widespread problem...

Anyone email AS about this widespread problem that affects so many silver ASI owners? Maybe we can start a list of owners with this paint defect, if it'll make a case with warranty?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-01-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,879
Posted By dapolrbear
Yup. Same problem here. 2017 Silver color. All...

Yup. Same problem here. 2017 Silver color. All the mouldings, side skirts, and bumper covers painted by Airstream have the clear coat failing.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
No new updates. Last I thing the dealer told me...

No new updates. Last I thing the dealer told me today is that the tank is still at the propane shop. I asked how they're planning to evacuate the propane, dealer has no idea. It's been there for 3...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-18-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Update: dealer already tried that route and...

Update: dealer already tried that route and replaced the solenoid only, but still didn't work. It's the whole brass part that's malfunctioning. Tank is removed and they will take it to evacuate the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-18-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Really?! Service manager thinks the whole valve...

Really?! Service manager thinks the whole valve is bad. Now they are dropping the whole tank out of the van and taking it somewhere to evacuate the propane. I'll update if this works. I will also...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
I just read your terrifying experience, my...

I just read your terrifying experience, my propane issue is just a minor inconvenience in comparison. So glad your grandson is ok and hope everything works out for you.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Doesn't look like its possible to add a manual...

Doesn't look like its possible to add a manual shut off.


Below is the solenoid/valve that needs to be changed. The blue thread lock goes directly into the tank, no hose. Solenoid is black and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
The bleed valve decided to work today, so at...

The bleed valve decided to work today, so at least its functioning as designed.



I contacted AS and they forwarded my info and problem to Jeremy Allen, he gave me a call right away and is very...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Got the van back today, i'm going to take it to a...

Got the van back today, i'm going to take it to a propane supply place and see if they can evacuate the tank thru the fill. I checked the bleeder again and now it works. Kinda scary bleeding it out...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
The valve next to the fill? I've tried that and...

The valve next to the fill? I've tried that and nothing comes out of that valve. Is there another one?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Tell me about it. I spoke to Jeremy at Jackson...

Tell me about it. I spoke to Jeremy at Jackson Center, he is great to deal with and is on top of it. Heís called the dealer the day before my appointment to let them know whatís going on and that...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Donít know the make and model. Iíve tapped on it...

Donít know the make and model. Iíve tapped on it at home but nothing happened. I donít think the tech is confident enough to work on it with a full tank.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Dropped off at the dealer yesterday and tech...

Dropped off at the dealer yesterday and tech suspect the solenoid is bad, stuck closed. Can't change the solenoid because the tank is full, no way to empty tank safely and no shut off valve between...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Nothing came out of the bleeder valve when...

Nothing came out of the bleeder valve when filling, tank is full, switch is working, solenoid is clicking, any other components to consider? I'm taking it in on Tuesday and want make sure I tell...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
Just went to get some propane, just incase the...

Just went to get some propane, just incase the gauges were wrong. It wouldn't take any propane and nothing was coming out of the bleeder valve. Would a bad regulator effect propane filling? Is there...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
What is the warranty period on the Interstate? I...

What is the warranty period on the Interstate? I know the chassis or anything related to Mercedes is 3yr/36k miles. I thought the Airstream/motor home portion was only one year? I took delivery 8/16...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By dapolrbear
No propane flow

Propane is not flowing to the stove and gen. Tank is 2/3 full according to the lights on the panel and the gauge on the tank. Exterior toggle switch is on, the solenoid is hot to the touch when...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-25-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By dapolrbear
I had the steering wheel shakes at 65 mph and up....

I had the steering wheel shakes at 65 mph and up. My MBZ dealer could not balance the Alcoa wheels, they tried 3 separate times. Took them to a local tire shop and had them road force balanced, now...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-29-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,899
Posted By dapolrbear
Steering wheel is special order from any MBZ...

Steering wheel is special order from any MBZ dealer. Just find an Interstate with that steering wheel and copy down the VIN number, then you call the MBZ dealer and tell them you want the leather...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-27-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,899
Posted By dapolrbear
Steering wheel part number is 906-464-06-01-9E38,...

Steering wheel part number is 906-464-06-01-9E38, has to be special ordered from Germany. I bought from www.benzpartsforless.com (https://www.benzpartsforless.com) $575 shipped to my door.

Cummins...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-21-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By dapolrbear
That's easy, just lower the sun shade half way...

That's easy, just lower the sun shade half way down or until you have enough slack and then lift one side up til it's off track and then pull the other side out and reverse procedure into the correct...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-14-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By dapolrbear
I checked all the 5 amp fuses that are labeled...

I checked all the 5 amp fuses that are labeled shades and all looks good. I have an appointment Monday at the dealer, lets see what they find.
Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-10-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By dapolrbear
No power to shades

My diver side mid and rear side power shades have no power going to it. The rest of the shades work. I thought it got un programmed from the remote but there's no power going to it at all. Are there...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-08-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By dapolrbear
That wood and leather steering wheel is not a bad...

That wood and leather steering wheel is not a bad deal considering it's basically custom made. I've had partial wood steering wheels like that before and have experienced the clear coat chip and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-08-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By dapolrbear
I have considered wrapping with a leather...

I have considered wrapping with a leather steering wheel wrap kit, but it doesn't look quite like the way it should to me.

Here is the Mercedes steering wheel, my local MBZ dealer can special...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By dapolrbear
2018 Interstate steering wheel

I just noticed that the 2018 steering wheel is now leather wrapped! The plastic steering wheel in the 2017 and earlier was just so cheap in my opinion. Wonder what the part number is for the new...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-03-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,687
Posted By dapolrbear
Hmm. Those are manually operated. I thought those...

Hmm. Those are manually operated. I thought those lights were connected to the house battery not the chassis battery. I'll have to check when I get home. I've had the Fusion radio drain my starter...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-29-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By dapolrbear
FYI I ordered the lug nut covers here: ...

FYI I ordered the lug nut covers here:

https://www.phoenixusa.com/p-11184-sp39.aspx

Cover pullers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XPUT0S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-29-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By dapolrbear
The dealer did not remove the covers prior to...

The dealer did not remove the covers prior to removing the lug nuts, they're stretched out now. My MB dealer did the same to mine and they paid for replacements. They do not know how to balance Alcoa...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-24-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,365
Posted By dapolrbear
How did your dealer fix or rewire your Fusion?...

How did your dealer fix or rewire your Fusion? The same way as mine?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-24-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,365
Posted By dapolrbear
Ya, I was reading your solar upgrade and am...

Ya, I was reading your solar upgrade and am really interested in doing the same. Is there a comparable controller that will fit inside the existing cabinet? Not sure I want to mount it on the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-23-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,365
Posted By dapolrbear
Yes. Only via the ignition switch. Ignition has...

Yes. Only via the ignition switch. Ignition has to be on or accessory position for the Fusion to power on. I don't know if it is tied into the house batteries at all. I think he mentioned that it...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-23-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,365
Posted By dapolrbear
Just got my Interstate back from the dealer for...

Just got my Interstate back from the dealer for misc. items that needed to be addressed. One of the things was the Fusion draining my chassis battery, they rewired my Interstate with an updated wire...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,300
Posted By dapolrbear
Oh and make sure there's no bottles, cups or cans...

Oh and make sure there's no bottles, cups or cans in the rear cup holders when you're making the rear bed!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-30-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By dapolrbear
Thanks! Do you recall any copper tubing under...

Thanks! Do you recall any copper tubing under there? I think that's where it's leaking from. I checked the outside shower connections and everything looks dry.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-30-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By dapolrbear
It's coming from the bath wall and the side...

It's coming from the bath wall and the side facing seat, the wall with the TV mounted. Took me and my wife a few miles to figure it out. Try slipping a piece of folded paper between the wall and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-30-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By dapolrbear
I'll see what I can find. What makes it difficult...

I'll see what I can find. What makes it difficult is that the leak is not constant, it's intermittent. I've taken it to the dealer and they could not duplicate the leak so they don't know where to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-30-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By dapolrbear
Yes! Mine is leaking down the copper pipe...

Yes! Mine is leaking down the copper pipe underneath right above the macerator pump. Everything seems dry behind the drawer. There is a copper pipe coming thru the floor but that one is dry. How do...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-29-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By dapolrbear
What under the metal cover?

Anyone know whats under the metal cover where the floor and wall panel meets to the right of the galley? It's to the left of the 2nd row captains chair. I have a water leak coming from that area,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-16-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,112
Posted By dapolrbear
The easiest way to get sound from the bluray into...

The easiest way to get sound from the bluray into the Fusion is using the headphone output jack on the side of the 2nd row and get a 6ft male to male audio cable and plug it into the aux audio input...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-03-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,928
Posted By dapolrbear
I like it! Looks like you're ready for take...

I like it! Looks like you're ready for take flight!

Why did they remove the rooftop AC?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-01-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,777
Posted By dapolrbear
Anyone have issues with a leaky exterior moulding...

Anyone have issues with a leaky exterior moulding clips?

I've seen a few owners on the Sprinter owners group on Facebook with this problem.
...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-25-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,518
Posted By dapolrbear
TV antenna

Anyone know if the Winegard TV antenna up on the roof is suppose to be loose. The base and post it sits on is solid but the disc itself is wobbly on the post, it won't come off but its not solidly...
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