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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-11-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,897
Posted By mrcolin2u
It’s pretty obvious on my generator, there’s a...

It’s pretty obvious on my generator, there’s a black rubber hose on the outside it’s impossible not to see it if you look .
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-21-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By mrcolin2u
How many miles on your Class B ?

I've got 90700 miles on my 2005 AI and getting ready for a road trip which I expect will exceed 4000 miles.
I've had my van for 6 years and added 43k miles from when I got it.

Just wondering...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-25-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 279,539
Posted By mrcolin2u
Big Sur California

One of our favorite campgrounds on the central coast .
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-17-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By mrcolin2u
That's what the owner of the bodyshops suggested....

That's what the owner of the bodyshops suggested.
Thanks !
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-16-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By mrcolin2u
Roof Welding repair 2005 AI mid-bath

I have owned my 2005 AI mid-bath for over 4 years now. Van runs good but I do have some rust issues need attention.
The windshield frame is rusting and I intend to have it repaired professionally....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 24,710
Posted By mrcolin2u
The aggression on the freeways here in S....

The aggression on the freeways here in S. California has increased dramatically in the last few years. It is often a white knuckle ride .
I don't drive slow in my sprinter but I try to drive safely...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 97,166
Posted By mrcolin2u
I had a leak coming from the fan 2 years ago. I...

I had a leak coming from the fan 2 years ago. I ended up replacing the fan because the plastic flange where the screws go in was cracked. There was some rust appearing which I removed and painted....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-02-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By mrcolin2u
Rust doesn't sound good on a new van [emoji51]

Rust doesn't sound good on a new van [emoji51]
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-30-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 50,711
Posted By mrcolin2u
That brings back memories I used to ride a TY250...

That brings back memories I used to ride a TY250 many years ago [emoji1509]
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,608
Posted By mrcolin2u
We take our two cockers all the time , but it is...

We take our two cockers all the time , but it is not relaxing leaving them alone in the van.
Last week we went to zion n.p. and had the a/c blowing to keep them cool but it was warm outside and i...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 05-08-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 815
Posted By mrcolin2u
2013 serenity 25RB

Looking at possibly purchasing a 2013 used trailer.
Is there anything I should look out for in particular when inspecting the trailer ?
What about wheel bearings, are these serviceable on this...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-27-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,038
Posted By mrcolin2u
I had similar problem last year turned out to be...

I had similar problem last year turned out to be bad connection on the adapter I was using
Electrical issues are frustrating but typically a simple fix .
I travel with a fluke multi meter just in...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-27-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By mrcolin2u
I bought some replacement parts from Fiamma last...

I bought some replacement parts from Fiamma last year when the plastic shock absorbers broke on my awning.
You could email fiamma1@fiamma.com
I think they're in Florida maybe they can help
Good...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-27-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By mrcolin2u
I get my filters from here...

I get my filters from here https://europarts-sd.com/mfg-subcat-item.asp?cID=118&scID=242

Decent prices and fast shipping!
Best
Colin:)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-27-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By mrcolin2u
My 180hp engine is actually only 158bhp and a new...

My 180hp engine is actually only 158bhp and a new filter with shipping and tax is only $37.
Maybe the 6cylinder responds differently to a fuel filter change I don't know but I do know how more...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-26-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,237
Posted By mrcolin2u
I always open bleeder valve when filling tank but...

I always open bleeder valve when filling tank but it doesn't always bleed ��
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-26-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,237
Posted By mrcolin2u
Propane smell

I also noticed a propane smell inside van after last time I filled tank.
I think it may have come in through a door or window. The alarm did not go off.
Never noticed the smell before , maybe it...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-26-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,386
Posted By mrcolin2u
Sprinter fire and explosion

This happened a week ago about less than a mile from where we live.
looks like a sprinter van class B at the propane filling station.
Must get new fire extinguishers !!!...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-26-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By mrcolin2u
New fuel filter.

Had my 2005 airstream interstate for almost 3 years . It had 47K miles when I got it and it had about 73k now.
I installed a new fuel filter last weekend, pre filled the new filter with diesel and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-15-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By mrcolin2u
Great idea! I had thought of the advantages of a...

Great idea! I had thought of the advantages of a "suitcase" style and thanks for your input too !!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-15-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By mrcolin2u
Last year I had to get off the freeway and...

Last year I had to get off the freeway and disconnect the house battery. It was extremely hot and I was concerned it may catch fire. It was a very hot day and I think the battery was ready for...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-13-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 50,711
Posted By mrcolin2u
Whidbey island , near Deception Pass. Can't wait...

Whidbey island , near Deception Pass. Can't wait !!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-11-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 50,711
Posted By mrcolin2u
Enjoy reading your posts Mark we are moving up to...

Enjoy reading your posts Mark we are moving up to Washington next year and it looks like some nice places to explore in our van
I also installed the PD-4655 but I needed a house battery fast so I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-11-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By mrcolin2u
Sort for late reply Kate my house battery is...

Sort for late reply Kate my house battery is under passenger seat and not bad to remove
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-22-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By mrcolin2u
Thank you Jbray I will be monitoring the battery...

Thank you Jbray I will be monitoring the battery when I return home and see what s going on 👍
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-22-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 50,711
Posted By mrcolin2u
We're going to be living close to Deception Pass...

We're going to be living close to Deception Pass state park it's going to be a nice change from LA
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-21-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 50,711
Posted By mrcolin2u
We liked it up there so much we're moving up...

We liked it up there so much we're moving up there next year 👍
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-21-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By mrcolin2u
2005 interstate battery drain

I replaced the charger/ converter and house battery a couple of months ago
Everything was just fine until recently I came back from a 2 week vacation and checked the van and the battery was dead. ...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-21-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 50,711
Posted By mrcolin2u
We've had our 2005 mid bath ai for over 2 years...

We've had our 2005 mid bath ai for over 2 years now. It had 48k miles when we bought it and it's just got over 70k now.
We flew up to Whidbey Island in Washington state to get ours.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-26-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,897
Posted By mrcolin2u
Just had this problem of not starting I found...

Just had this problem of not starting I found this thread and inserted a metal tent peg into the vent pipe I saw some spider webbing on the end of the peg when it came out of the vent hose and the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By mrcolin2u
Sent you a pm SJRCVO. You suggested I check for a...

Sent you a pm SJRCVO. You suggested I check for a loose neutral and thats what is was on the power cord adapter :) Thanks for helping me out !!
Cheers Colin
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By mrcolin2u
I tried three different outlets. I get 120V to...

I tried three different outlets. I get 120V to the main breaker with all other breakers off, as soon as I turn on any other breaker the voltage drops to 20V or less and when I turn the circuit...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By mrcolin2u
Shore power not working ??

I just replaced the converter/charger in my 06 Airstream Interstate , replaced house battery too. Switched everything on an all was well:)
Came back a few hours later after running errands getting...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-27-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By mrcolin2u
I think you need at least 14ga for 20A circuit ,...

I think you need at least 14ga for 20A circuit , not sure these are big enough ??
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-27-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By mrcolin2u
Converter/Charger installation

Installing the replacement charger/converter, the 20A a/c breaker had 2 wires one for the charger and one for the TV circuit.
There is a spare a/c breaker, I don't think its a good idea to use two...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By mrcolin2u
Ordered the PD-4655v from Amazon, I'll get this...

Ordered the PD-4655v from Amazon, I'll get this in before I install a new battery.
Thanks for the great info :)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By mrcolin2u
Do you have any suggestions for a charger...

Do you have any suggestions for a charger replacement too?
Thanks for your input :)
Colin
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By mrcolin2u
2006 AI House Battery

I've been reading some of the previous threads on this subject, so I do need to replace the house battery which is not even a deep cycle ??
Seems like the Lifeline Deep Cycle is a popular choice....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By mrcolin2u
That is strange my post went under your name I...

That is strange my post went under your name
I hosed down all brake pads and discs in case dirt was trapped
I put a gopro in the wheel well to see if I could pinpoint but all I could hear is the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-10-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By mrcolin2u
I don't have hubcaps , the wheels are alloy. Wish...

I don't have hubcaps , the wheels are alloy. Wish it was that simple though :(
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-10-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By mrcolin2u
I was also thinking wheel bearing , although I've...

I was also thinking wheel bearing , although I've never actually heard what a faulty one sounds like.
I wonder how difficult they are to change?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-09-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By mrcolin2u
Squeaky wheels ??

I am hearing a "rotating" or pulsing squeak but only when the windows are open and when we are near a wall or mountainside where the sound bounces back to me.
From the drivers seat it sounds like it...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-22-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 649
Posted By mrcolin2u
Seat removal

Has anyone removed the driver seat on a 2005 AI ?
I have the 2005 service manual but my seats look different.
I want to see if there's room for a compact powered subwoofer to get some decent...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-03-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By mrcolin2u
2005 AI sliding door not working

I've had the van since may last year and the sliding door has always taken a little slam to close it. It wouldn't close at all last weekend due to something wrong with the rear latch.
Looking at he...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By mrcolin2u
Roof Caulking

My 2006 AI has a leak around one of the vents. The caulking is cracking .
Does anyone know the type of caulking I should get to repair this and go around all the other roof caulking ?
Cheers
Colin
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrcolin2u
I unplugged to the connector and started the...

I unplugged to the connector and started the engine, indicator was not on any longer (obviously)
I re-connected and it came back on. The reservoir is full it's not a big deal I'll see if it goes out...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-28-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrcolin2u
I filled it on friday then drove 150 miles...

I filled it on friday then drove 150 miles roundtrip , multiple stops and starts.
The lamp is still on.
I did a search on the sprinter forum and maybe disconnecting the leads to the sensor/pump...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-28-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrcolin2u
Window washer indicator

My washer fluid indicator came on so I filled up the container and the warning light is still on.
Is there something special I need to do to reset part from filling the tank ?
Cheers
Colin:)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,909
Posted By mrcolin2u
Where would I get this done ?

Where would I get this done ?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-26-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,909
Posted By mrcolin2u
I went back to another fill station and I asked...

I went back to another fill station and I asked the guy to make sure the brass relief valve next to the fill valve was open, he told me it was. It was doing the same as the other place and filling...
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