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Old 03-14-2013, 09:30 AM   #2491
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Glad to hear no mechanical issues. I was getting worried cause there hadn't been any updates. Got my powder coated wheels done, they look great. Van supposed to be here April 25. Wish I was heading to Moab.
What percentage of gloss did you end up choosing?


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Old 03-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #2492
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This may be an odd question but do you have a cost of maintenance over the 40k miles?
That's pretty easy (off the top of my head)

(maintenance) cost of ownership in first 40,000 miles:

10k service - Mercedes of Westminster: $350'ish
20k service - Mercedes of Westminster: $550'ish
30k service - Mercedes of Westminster: $350'ish
...the 40k service will be another 550'ish

(as you can see, the service intervals are every 10k and there are two levels of them - every second one includes all the secondary filters so it costs more).

Two headlight bulbs: $30
One tail light bulb: $7

Adblue: $26 each time. I think I've filled it 4 times - call it $100.
I tell the Mercedes dealer NOT to do it during service interval because they charge a stupid amount of money for the task.

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A footnote worth noting: My van did have a transmission leak - it was repaired under warranty. I don't know what that would have cost sans warranty.

footnote#2: I think I'm about due for front brake linings (I drive in the mountains a lot). We'll see what that costs; I'll probably just buy the pads and do it myself.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #2493
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As spring starts to spring.. I'm going to be making a push to take the van to the next level so there will be updates to this thread hopefully soon.

Current priorities:
Overhead cabinet on passenger side
Counter tops and drawers
Awning
Can't wait!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #2494
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Current priorities:
Overhead cabinet on passenger side
Counter tops and drawers
Awning

Insulation

Okay, maybe that's only my priority. Those walls get COLD when it's in the 20's.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #2495
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That's pretty easy (off the top of my head)

(maintenance) cost of ownership in first 40,000 miles:

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footnote#2: I think I'm about due for front brake linings (I drive in the mountains a lot). We'll see what that costs; I'll probably just buy the pads and do it myself.
Thanks, looks like there may be another sprinter on the block in the future!
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #2496
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Just ran into this guy.. He has a nice solar setup. I'm adding solar back to the priority list... The fridge has already used 9ah since I turned it on.




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Old 03-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #2497
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He also still has his antenna.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:18 AM   #2498
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What percentage of gloss did you end up choosing?

Went with 20% turned out just the way I wanted them. Thanks for your help with that.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #2499
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He also still has his antenna.
That's funny.. that's the first thing I noticed when I was walking back to the vans from the store
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #2500
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I pick up my first Sprinter tomorrow. It's an '07 144 with high roof, premium package, and window package.

Is anyone willing to share the joke about the antenna? :~)
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #2501
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I pick up my first Sprinter tomorrow. It's an '07 144 with high roof, premium package, and window package.

Is anyone willing to share the joke about the antenna? :~)
Geek broke it off while stopping with snow on the roof.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #2502
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Paul's sleeping arrangement vs mine




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Old 03-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #2503
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:54 PM   #2504
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Paul's sleeping arrangement vs mine




...phat phingering on my phone.
I figured Paul for Big Spoon.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #2505
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