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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-01-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,979
Posted By Passin Thru
Donít know if it would work on rats but to keep...

Donít know if it would work on rats but to keep mice away we got moth balls in a mesh bag from Walmart and put them on the ground under the coach.

Never had a mouse (or moth). Donít put it in...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-23-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Passin Thru
We had a leak on that side that came from the...

We had a leak on that side that came from the large side window behind the driverís seat. The seal had failed and we had to have the window rebedded.

Water can travel a long ways. One way to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-19-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Passin Thru
Varathane ebony matches very well.

Varathane ebony matches very well.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-18-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,263
Posted By Passin Thru
I have a spare on my coach. I have a coach that...

I have a spare on my coach. I have a coach that weighs 11,000 lbs. I donít envision jacking up the coach and changing a flat unless it really is an emergency. That is what AAA is for.

And before...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-17-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Passin Thru
Obviously Airskirts have not taken off. Our plan...

Obviously Airskirts have not taken off. Our plan is to make a skirt out of a material like Sunbrella which is used on boats for various coverings. We envision it being held up by a variety of bungee...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-13-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Passin Thru
We had some stains on the side panels from a...

We had some stains on the side panels from a window leak and we used a carpet spray cleaner to take the stains out. Worked very well and does not seem to harm the fabric.

The particular brand we...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-08-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Passin Thru
Correction to the website. Left off the s. ...

Correction to the website. Left off the s.

Www.airskirts.com
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-08-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Passin Thru
Airskirts

Has anyone purchased Airskirts for their coach? If so how have they worked for late season camping?

Contrary to their name they are blow up cushions you place under your coach.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-04-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Passin Thru
I also agree with Boxster and BurntAsphalt. As a...

I also agree with Boxster and BurntAsphalt. As a side comment the inside Dually can be hard to balance. I went with balancing beads inside the tire. Have worked very well.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-09-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Passin Thru
On my 2013 the fuse is under the driverís seat. I...

On my 2013 the fuse is under the driverís seat. I believe it is number 10. It is the same fuse that controls the awning. Does it extend? If so it is not the fuse.

It sounds like it could be your...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-08-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By Passin Thru
On my 2013 Interstate Ext the black tank vent is...

On my 2013 Interstate Ext the black tank vent is the first black vent on the right side. The second black vent is to the grey water. The top of your coach looks like it has the same set up.

I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-22-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By Passin Thru
I accessed my relays by taking the plate out that...

I accessed my relays by taking the plate out that holds the dump valve switches & macerator switch. 4 screws and the plate comes out. The relays are tucked back in there.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-21-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By Passin Thru
It looks like eBay is your best bet. I checked...

It looks like eBay is your best bet. I checked amazon but they are out of stock and donít know when they will be restocked.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-21-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By Passin Thru
There is one relay for each valve. I took the one...

There is one relay for each valve. I took the one that was working and plugged it in to the wires for the one that wasnít working to test them. As it turned out I think the plug on the ďbadĒ valve...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-20-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By Passin Thru
These relays which are behind the valve switches...

These relays which are behind the valve switches sometimes go bad. I am not sure what coach you have. I have a 2013 ext.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-18-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,487
Posted By Passin Thru
I think the best answer to give you is to use...

I think the best answer to give you is to use this forum. There are some very knowledgeable people on this forum who have addressed just about every issue with our coaches. Use the search field at...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-18-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Passin Thru
I, like Pashaska, tow a Ford Fiesta. Last...

I, like Pashaska, tow a Ford Fiesta. Last November we towed it on a 2000 mile trip from Idaho to New Mexico, back thru Arizona and Utah. The trip ended on very icy roads from St George Utah to Idaho...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-12-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By Passin Thru
My experience is the hw heater will only try to...

My experience is the hw heater will only try to light a couple of times and then not try again unless I flip off the switch and switch it back on. I always make sure gas is flowing to the stove...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-29-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,417
Posted By Passin Thru
Last November we came back thru Utah on very...

Last November we came back thru Utah on very snowy and icy roads. We have the Ext pulling a toad. I was very impressed with the solidness of the coach. We traveled at speed with no slippage. This is...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-05-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,757
Posted By Passin Thru
I too tow a Ford Fiesta as a toad. My coach is...

I too tow a Ford Fiesta as a toad. My coach is very easy to drive around. I even parallel park it. However my wife and I decided part of the enjoyment of travel was the exploration and doing it as...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-26-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By Passin Thru
I had a sensor fail in the passenger side rear...

I had a sensor fail in the passenger side rear wheel. I had a short in the driver rear wheel sensor wire (they ran a new wire undercarriage).

Seems to be a common problem.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-24-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,451
Posted By Passin Thru
Tents have their own issues such as safety etc. ...

Tents have their own issues such as safety etc. What about an interstate pulling a teardrop trailer for the girls to sleep in. They would probably love the privacy, time away from Mom and Dad and it...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-17-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,431
Posted By Passin Thru
Interblog- I believe the federal law you...

Interblog-

I believe the federal law you quote is not meant to be a restriction but is intended to protect you from state laws that do not let you transport guns at all. But, like you, I am not an...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-16-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,431
Posted By Passin Thru
IF you want to carry a gun

I start this thread with some trepidation since it is a hot button item. This is not about whether you should carry a gun but is about an option of where to carry it if that is your choice. Since we...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-16-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Passin Thru
This is the type of trap that is in the coaches....

This is the type of trap that is in the coaches. It has a one way baffle in it. You are not suppose to use chemicals on it or stick anything thru it. Called a Hepvo.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-14-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By Passin Thru
Hi As you see from my profile I am from Idaho....

Hi
As you see from my profile I am from Idaho. We love our 4x4 pickups. However when it comes to camping are you really going to take your multi thousand camper somewhere where you need to put it...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-10-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Passin Thru
Eyechip Did you pull the wires out? They...

Eyechip

Did you pull the wires out? They are kinda stuck back in there.

Tim
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-10-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Passin Thru
On my 2013 ext the relays are behind the external...

On my 2013 ext the relays are behind the external switches for the valves, macerator, hose reel. Take out the 4 screws in the panel and there they are.

Here is a picture. Cheap on Amazon if that...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-07-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Passin Thru
Still need the sun explorer for the solar panel....

Still need the sun explorer for the solar panel. Still need the magnum for the inverter.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-06-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Passin Thru
Just to bring this project to a conclusion- ...

Just to bring this project to a conclusion-

4 Centennial 6 volt batteries in the storage box: 224 amp hours per pair; 448 total

Put the positive buss bar and the Victron shunt under where the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-04-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Passin Thru
We use 3 inch memory foam as a mattress over the...

We use 3 inch memory foam as a mattress over the couch. We use a heated mattress pad over the memory foam. Makes getting into bed on a cool night very nice.

We leave the bed down all the time....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-28-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,223
Posted By Passin Thru
At the risk of high jacking this thread- ...

At the risk of high jacking this thread-
Following up on Protagonistís comment, has anyone wrapped the macerator pump in heat tape to address the cold camping issues?

Granted you would need to be...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Passin Thru
Agree with all your concerns. I did weigh the...

Agree with all your concerns. I did weigh the coach while towing my toad (a Ford Fiesta) and I am comfortable with all the weight issues. I am going to end up putting all 4 batteries in the storage...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-13-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Passin Thru
One discussion of doing the battery placement in...

One discussion of doing the battery placement in the storage area is at:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/adding-house-batteries-172072.html
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-13-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Passin Thru
Search the Airforums and you will find some...

Search the Airforums and you will find some extensive descriptions of the mods that were done. Maybe someone who has written about it could give the link to their thread.

I am using 6 volt agm...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-12-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Passin Thru
Yes I have the extended model.

Yes I have the extended model.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-10-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Passin Thru
Converted Battery Box Support

This is actually an add-on to a couple of other threads. There has been much discussion about adding battery capacity. Some elect to get the new under-chassis hanging boxes from AS. Others of us...
Forum: The Pet Forum 01-26-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,971
Posted By Passin Thru
This is what we use for a 70lb lab and a poodle....

This is what we use for a 70lb lab and a poodle. Very quick to set up and take down. The dogs can come and go into the coach as they please. Our son uses the same setup with a 25 foot sob trailer....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-09-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,728
Posted By Passin Thru
We leave the sofa and two side chairs down all...

We leave the sofa and two side chairs down all the time (lounge ext). We took a king size 3 inch memory foam and cut off about 3 inches from one side. From there we use normal king size heated...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-09-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Passin Thru
I have replaced the macerator twice and rebuilt...

I have replaced the macerator twice and rebuilt the piping from the valves. I used the normal LEGO leveling blocks that we carry for camping to raise the duallys 3 LEGOs high. Plenty of room.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-17-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By Passin Thru
I installed the gasket kit on my spare macerator...

I installed the gasket kit on my spare macerator so I know those work and match the gaskets taken out.

If you read the comments on the complete kit one person said it was a fit for the flojet. I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-17-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,845
Posted By Passin Thru
We too traveled thru New Mexico, Arizona, Utah...

We too traveled thru New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Idaho in the week before thanksgiving. One additional thing that we did was to winterize the macerator and pump out hose after each pump out since...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-16-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By Passin Thru
Here is the gasket kit if you just want to...

Here is the gasket kit if you just want to replace those to stop the leak

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N9P800/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is the bolt kit:
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-14-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By Passin Thru
It is a flojet model 18550000A by Xylem.

It is a flojet model 18550000A by Xylem.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-11-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By Passin Thru
I installed a new macerator pump which...

I installed a new macerator pump which immediately leaked from the pump housing. The manufacturer replaced it. There are seals in the pump that can go bad.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-07-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Passin Thru
Lights above driver/passenger seat

Has anyone put lights above the driverís and front passenger seats? If so, what did you use and where did you run the wire from?

We like to read sitting in those chairs and we donít get enough...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-23-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,968
Posted By Passin Thru
I installed the Roadmaster Tow Defender. It...

I installed the Roadmaster Tow Defender. It protects the toad from things thrown up by the Interstate but not from other vehicles.

It stows very nicely rolled up behind the coach.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-17-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,968
Posted By Passin Thru
The Roadmaster tabs are under the bumper which...

The Roadmaster tabs are under the bumper which puts them 4 inches below the hitch receiver. I use a 2 inch drop receiver to stay within the 3 inch tolerance of the Roadmaster tow bar.

I initially...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-12-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,968
Posted By Passin Thru
Fiesta also

We have towed a Ford Fiesta for about 2000 miles this summer. I went with all Roadmaster and also did all the work myself. I installed the Invisibrake system so we didnít have to mess with taking the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-12-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Passin Thru
I agree. After a period of rain we take it off,...

I agree. After a period of rain we take it off, let everything dry and chamois off the windshield. Then put it back on.
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