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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-03-2020, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Mcrider
Details are in the PDF file

Details are in the PDF file
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-02-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,727
Posted By Mcrider
You can try this. ...

You can try this.

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/generator-noise-106494.html#post2288393
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 260,074
Posted By Mcrider
Wright Patman Overnight

Piney Point Corps Campground. Good thing the weather was nice as the Campground lost power at about bed time.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-08-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Mcrider
SoftStartUSA AC Soft Starter

On a rare occasion, I've had issues where the shore power struggles to start the AC Compressor. In which case the AC turns off to allow a timed cool down of the compressor motor while you warm up in...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-26-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 260,074
Posted By Mcrider
Kyle Field

The 2020 TX MS 150 Ride was cancelled do to COVID, decided to sneak out and do the day 2 ride anyway from La Grange to College Station. AI GT served as the rolling Rest Stop:)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-10-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Mcrider
I just had the inverter on, both TVs, and all the...

I just had the inverter on, both TVs, and all the LED lights when I took the measurement
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-04-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Mcrider
Solved: Voltage Drop on DC Panel

2016 AI GT

Posting should anyone else have these symptoms.

I was experiencing a 1.4V differential between the DC distribution panel and the batteries. Took me several hours to trace down to a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-05-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,358
Posted By Mcrider
I read this thread as a starter. ...

I read this thread as a starter. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/boondocking-in-grand-tour-136062-2.html#post1949787
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-05-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Mcrider
If you plug the Coach in, the Magnum Charges the...

If you plug the Coach in, the Magnum Charges the Coach and Chassis batteries
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-23-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,397
Posted By Mcrider
Take a look at the Files Section on the FB Group....

Take a look at the Files Section on the FB Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AirstreamInterstate/files/

Look at the Boondocking file and you can get all the power draws for a 2016. ...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-15-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mcrider
The grinding noise is likely the top cover of the...

The grinding noise is likely the top cover of the step dragging on the step as it retracts. If you press down and in (lightly as the step retracts so that you make more clearance to the cover top,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-13-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,350
Posted By Mcrider
I stumbled across Advanced Vibration Components...

I stumbled across Advanced Vibration Components https://www.vibrationmounts.com and decided to try their Center Bolt Isolation Mount to provide materially more isolation between the generator and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-13-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Mcrider
I installed this kit in our Chevy Bolt. I wired...

I installed this kit in our Chevy Bolt. I wired it so it would not be hot with the ignition off. Measure twice, cut once!:)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mcrider
Leigh, Sounds like you two are having fun ...

Leigh,

Sounds like you two are having fun Here is something that may help explain the electrical anamoly you experienced. Listen to the Mike Sokol section. https://youtu.be/ghsGMPjI1Gs
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-16-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,649
Posted By Mcrider
For the Interstate Grand Tour, the FIAMMA...

For the Interstate Grand Tour, the FIAMMA Controller is located above the false ceiling of the rear locker.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-02-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Mcrider
Thank you 85H325 and InterBlog. I never thought...

Thank you 85H325 and InterBlog. I never thought to consider the CB between the House Batteries, BIM and House Disconnect, but that could explain the symptom. Will have to check that. It is a minor...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-01-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Mcrider
Loss of House Power Mystery

OK, here is one for the trouble shooting crowd. I'm stumped.

Scenario:

All is well into a 2000 mile journey. Pull into a rest area to have a casual lunch. Go to start the Generator and loose...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 260,074
Posted By Mcrider
Moundville Archaelogical Site, AL....

Moundville Archaelogical Site, AL. 344046344047344051
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By Mcrider
Pahaska, Do you have the part number or link to...

Pahaska, Do you have the part number or link to the acrylic boxes you have attached in the photo? I like that set up.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,680
Posted By Mcrider
:band:

:band:
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-02-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 260,074
Posted By Mcrider
Marshall, TX Courthouse. Lunch stop on the way...

Marshall, TX Courthouse. Lunch stop on the way from KY to Houston. Also, recommend Meeman-Shelby SP North of Memphis. Great Hiking along the Mississippi River.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-05-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 260,074
Posted By Mcrider
If the verb allows vertical and rear clearance,...

If the verb allows vertical and rear clearance, generally I can back in and with the overhang fit in one parking spot. Of course existing facing on-coming traffic is never a great idea.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-05-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By Mcrider
I've heard of instances where the check-valve not...

I've heard of instances where the check-valve not the black tank flush line being installed backwards at the factory.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 87,767
Posted By Mcrider
I'm still pursuing the Volta system. SMCW is...

I'm still pursuing the Volta system. SMCW is working on an estimate. If I do push the button it will be late fall/spring before they can get to it. However, I stumbled across Relion Batteries. ...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-20-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
Visited with Gary and Smokey Mountain Coach Works...

Visited with Gary and Smokey Mountain Coach Works today. He has three Volta installs before he could even get to mine and so winter '19/20 earliest. He confirmed that the Power Module is a direct...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,208
Posted By Mcrider
Much information on the site on how to upgrade...

Much information on the site on how to upgrade fro extended Boondocking. Here is a thread that was very active a while back.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-18-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,235
Posted By Mcrider
We use the SUperbag and really pleased with it. ...

We use the SUperbag and really pleased with it. https://www.rvsuperbag.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH9n82jYPFNkYqmnZhkT7L3wvy96SDXH4EpHHrRpfsh6iBS9vfRoJ4IaAntbEALw_wcB
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-04-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
Alex, sorry for no response. Have been out in...

Alex, sorry for no response. Have been out in Big Bend with little to no connection RVing, Bicycling and motorcycling. I see Mike got further details. I'll be visiting Smokey Mountain Motorcoach...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-23-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
Over on the AI Facebook page is a post with a...

Over on the AI Facebook page is a post with a Volta conversion on a 2018 AI. 13.5kw unit that went in place of the genset. States 6.5 hours with full load before the auto start kicked in. Impressive....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
Mike, we also have a Bolt and I've looked at the...

Mike, we also have a Bolt and I've looked at the Bolt Module as an RV option as well with a silicon heating pad. I'm still on the Volta track at the moment, but watching Alex closely. I'll visit a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-23-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Mcrider
I'm curious which lithium system you are...

I'm curious which lithium system you are installing?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-21-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 323,211
Posted By Mcrider
Installed an easier accessible USB plug for the...

Installed an easier accessible USB plug for the head set. So now have one in the dash compartment and the other easily accessible outside.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-21-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 323,211
Posted By Mcrider
GETRIDAONE, great idea that I had to copy. I've...

GETRIDAONE, great idea that I had to copy. I've not installed them yet. Waiting for the poly to cure a bit more to polish them further. I added a backing plate for a bit more structural support.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-21-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
I have had a conversation with Volta and with...

I have had a conversation with Volta and with Smoky Mountain Coach Works in TN today, an authorized Volta installer. They have done one TN1 Volta System conversion and are about to start a NCV3.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-07-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Mcrider
For my 2016, Yes. All 120V circuits, including...

For my 2016, Yes. All 120V circuits, including the DC CO Detector, LPG Detector, Battery Isolation Manager, Solar controller, Magnum Inverter will still have power even if the House Main is turned...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-04-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
Yep. That is why I have been holding off until I...

Yep. That is why I have been holding off until I could do an undercarriage application in a sealed compartment. The energy density and light weight are just too appealing for a class B application...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-01-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
The Winnebago and Advanced RV use the Volta...

The Winnebago and Advanced RV use the Volta system. They now have three different conversion kits for the Sprinter.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-01-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
Been able to do some research. Looks like...

Been able to do some research. Looks like solutions are starting to emerge from vendors. Victron has a product line that can fit the bill, but one from Xantrex looks interesting.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-31-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
I was camping the last three days at Pedernales...

I was camping the last three days at Pedernales Falls (great hiking btw), but NO mobile data service. So accomplished no research. I did however, spend some time planning out my Phase 1 and Phase 2...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-31-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,160
Posted By Mcrider
. According the Cummins Onan Spec sheet. ...

.

According the Cummins Onan Spec sheet. The LP Genset is only 2500 Watts with a continuous 20.8 Amps and a 21 Amp breaker.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-28-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
Did a good deal of research on the Powerwall. ...

Did a good deal of research on the Powerwall. Not sure it would fit. The other thing is the thermal management is I only found were it is for "cooling" The operating temperature is still...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-27-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
The Tesla "Destination Chargers" found at many...

The Tesla "Destination Chargers" found at many hotels are just Level 2 chargers. If you have an adapter and get the Manager's approval, you are good to go. For the Super Chargers (DCFC), they will...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-27-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
LB3, Yes I had seen that video (and a few...

LB3,

Yes I had seen that video (and a few others) which has put me off on attempting this. It appears however, that cell monitoring and BMS have moved on and become more accessible to the common...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-26-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,304
Posted By Mcrider
House Conversion to Tesla Pack

Ever since Interblog converted to lithium, I've been waiting for something to come along within my technical comfort levels. Time may be getting close. I'm reaching the time when I need to replace...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-28-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mcrider
I purchased mine in TN from a dealer new. Paid...

I purchased mine in TN from a dealer new. Paid no Taxes in TN. You can print a Temporary permit from https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/register-your-vehicle/temporary-permits

and take with you for...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-28-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Mcrider
I use My Mechanic, 2536 Kirby. Super nice.

I use My Mechanic, 2536 Kirby. Super nice.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-04-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Mcrider
I use the Prodigy P2 and am very pleased with its...

I use the Prodigy P2 and am very pleased with its performance and ease of adjustment.

https://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Controller/Tekonsha/90885.html

I had it installed by the AI dealer when I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-24-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 42,619
Posted By Mcrider
This might help ...

This might help

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/boondocking-in-grand-tour-136062-2.html#post1949787
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-19-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 260,074
Posted By Mcrider
I'm still alive by staying indoors with no...

I'm still alive by staying indoors with no Interstate chores to do. Work calls
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-06-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 260,074
Posted By Mcrider
Not me. Stanley is in for B Service and a new set...

Not me. Stanley is in for B Service and a new set of shoes after returning from Goliad. I was in Amarillo in July pulling a trailer with 3 motorcycles, 4800 lbs of toys. The Sprinter did great even...
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