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Old 12-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #946
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #947
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Internal load length of 162", width of 69", and height of 74"
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:32 PM   #948
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To flare space or not











Would allow us to sleep sideways.. giving us an extra foot lengthwise in the van.
Changes the width from 70" to 78-80".

Sticks out 5 inches on driver's side (meaning you need a mirror extension) and 3 inches on the passenger side (so doesn't interfere with slider.

I just received my Sprinter 3 days ago. 04 with 76K. I've been watching your thread and I was going to do the flare out on the van. Using the flare outs for the parents and doing fold down beds for the little ones.

We are going to use the rubber Outside Van has used on their floors. Kenwood radio with GPS/backup camera and two ac uint in 6 weeks. I will start on the inside. Keeping it as a 5 seater. We are in AZ and it's hot here so the first thing was new tint on the windows.

Keep writing .. I'm coping some of your ideas


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Old 12-03-2011, 12:43 AM   #949
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High roof Transit

Be carefull. This is a high roof of a short wheel base.
Mine is a high roof off a medium wheel base; which is much higher.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...2#post16623742
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:51 AM   #950
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Kind of old news (announced Oct 21st.. can't recall if it made it in this thread?)

Ford has confirmed... Transit in 2013 on US soil made in Kansas City.

They're putting 1.1 billion in tooling upgrades to produce both the new F150 and the Transit. That investment is $700 million more than Ford had previously allocated for its Kansas City facility.



Quote from autoblog:

"it certainly sounds like the days of the E-Series/Econoline range are numbered"
Great for KC! That poor town needs good news.

And, I'm looking forward to this van. I've been him-hawing about buying a van. I'm a Ford guy at heart and have a Silverado that I'm terribly unhappy with. This might be something worth looking at, as I can't afford a Sprinter. Of course, something that looks like the picture will probably cost as much as a Sprinter.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:08 AM   #951
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There is a "smart starter" product for Mercedes that now is Sprinter compatible. The basic product is $800/ +installation and it allows you to start your vehicle remotely (which is a bit tricky in MBs due to the security/FOB system).

It then makes the vehicle compatible with many of the smart phone remote start apps such as drone mobile or viper smart start so you can start the thing anywhere using your iphone or any computer/laptop/tablet.


...It sure would have been nice yesterday when I had to go out and start the van at 6am and it was 6 (-14) degrees

Have any of you gents tried out the smartphone remote start systems such as the drone mobile, clifford, or viper systems?

I wonder what actually is installed in the car that it can "connect to the net" to receive correspondence?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:27 AM   #952
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I have been looking at these. I think the wireless link is BT?? not connected to a wifi or cellular. I could be wrong.
edit: see the vehicle tracking, can not do that with BT.

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There is a "smart starter" product for Mercedes that now is Sprinter compatible. The basic product is $800/ +installation and it allows you to start your vehicle remotely (which is a bit tricky in MBs due to the security/FOB system).

It then makes the vehicle compatible with many of the smart phone remote start apps such as drone mobile or viper smart start so you can start the thing anywhere using your iphone or any computer/laptop/tablet.


...It sure would have been nice yesterday when I had to go out and start the van at 6am and it was 6 (-14) degrees

Have any of you gents tried out the smartphone remote start systems such as the drone mobile, clifford, or viper systems?

I wonder what actually is installed in the car that it can "connect to the net" to receive correspondence?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:32 AM   #953
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Yeah I'm guessing it has to have some sort of a cellular modem built in.

How awesome would it be to be camping in the van.. wake up in the morning all cozy in your sleeping bag while it is freezing.. and hit the button without getting out of your bag and start the van and warm it up before you "break the seal"

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Old 12-03-2011, 08:53 AM   #954
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It is 23 degrees (-5) as a high today..and again tomorrow... and I *have* to get a bunch of work done on the van because we're running out of time before our 5000+ mile holiday drive.
The van doesn't fit in the garage and due to the nature of the work I basically have to have all the doors open in the van and the garage door open... so I'm just going to have to deal with the cold.

I hope I can find my finger-less fly fishing gloves?

I wonder at what temperature does flesh stick to aluminum?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:04 AM   #955
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I wonder at what temperature does flesh stick to aluminum?

Don't worry once your skin gets the same temp as the cold aluminum it won't stick.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:21 AM   #956
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:30 AM   #957
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It is 23 degrees (-5) as a high today..and again tomorrow... and I *have* to get a bunch of work done on the van because we're running out of time before our 5000+ mile holiday drive.
The van doesn't fit in the garage and due to the nature of the work I basically have to have all the doors open in the van and the garage door open... so I'm just going to have to deal with the cold.
Do yo have heated gear for your motorcycle? Just run an extension cord and keep yourself warm with the Sprinter's battery.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:30 AM   #958
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Jeez.. that's a really good idea.. I do have full gerbing gloves, jacket & pants.

This is not "work outside on the van weather"



damn mag chloride





As it is I'm making due with:



and this in the van (although it isn't doing squat)



I've pulled the van up close to the garage door... but its not helping...



...but these are s



They're cold to work with but my fingers haven't stuck yet



...though I am having a problem with my face shield fogging





...oh.. and

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:36 AM   #959
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I'm in warming up at the moment.. but the goal is to get the bed done today.

Working on the "living hinge" assembly







up


down - 1/2 gap


now I'm going to head to home depot and see if I can convince the guy with the panel saw to cut me a 66" piece of plywood that is 17.5" at one end but 17.25" at the other end I'm sure if I try and do it with my table saw I'll wreck three pieces before I get it right.




p.s. For all the complaining I've done about my stereo... I'm really digging the bluetooth connection. I can leave my iphone in my pocket and stop/change/start tunes any time I want without having to go into the van

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now I'm going to head to home depot and see if I can convince the guy with the panel saw to cut me a 66" piece of plywood that is 17.5" at one end but 17.25" at the other end I'm sure if I try and do it with my table saw I'll wreck three pieces before I get it right.
I use an 8' level, lightly C-clamped, for a guide and cut using my circular saw. You could use 80/20 for a guide.
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