Tags : sprinter

How one RV Manufacturer gets around the Sprinter shortage

If you've tried to buy a Class B Rv on the 2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis this year, you know. There aren't any! Because of the booming demand for small RVs on the popular Sprinter chassis and massive buys by Amazon, which uses them for delivery vans, most RV manufacturers simply can't get them in […]Read More

Chasing a Plumbing Leak in my Sprinter van

I had an eventful day solving a problem I always dreaded – a water leak in my Class B Sprinter campervan. The water pump was coming on briefly every 15-20 seconds, no matter how much I tried to get all the air out of my system. It could have been just a bit of debris […]Read More

Replacing the Sprinter Blower Fan

This is an easy repair that I did as part of my over-the-winter maintenance work while I'm driveway camping in Florida. I had ordered the motor last July so it was sitting here waiting for me when I arrived. I had been having problems with the original fan motor since shortly after I got my […]Read More

Some Things are the Same the World Over

We're finally out roaming the French countryside two days after getting our Roadtrek off the boat in Antwerp, but first we had to attend to a few things. The first thing we had to do is caravan the Roadtrek and the rental car to the rental car office to return it, always a fun thing […]Read More

Tail Lamp Assembly Replacement on Sprinter vans

I had a slight accident and cracked the lens of my tail light on the passenger side of my Sprinter last week, but rather than get all upset about it I started looking around for a replacement to see how expensive and difficult it would be to replace it myself instead of turn myself in […]Read More

Killing Tumbleweeds

It was time to hit the road from Tucson, AZ to Las Cruces, NM. I’d had a wonderful week in the area, which is worth a separate article. But now I was headed to another famous park, Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, which is famous among birders. I wanted to stop, again, at the KOA […]Read More

Laura’s Notes from Texas

FINALLY- it’s been waaaaay too long since I’ve been on a road trip. This winter, I decided to head to the southwest, an area I have not been in my RS Adventurous. Good choice! The general route is to Dallas to see a friend, Big Bend National Park (it’s National Park Year after all) and […]Read More

Which Chassis is Better for an RV- Chevy or Sprinter?

Ever since I switched from a 2003 190 Popular to a 2013 Sprinter chassis, people have been asking me, how does the new one drive compared to the old one? What are the differences? Which is better? Here's my take on it, based on seven years in the Chevy and coming up on one year […]Read More

Broken Down on the Road: My RV, Olga, Gets Sick

It’s 1:30 PM and I just settled into a lovely campground until I continue on tomorrow. I have the back doors open, looking out to a bear box, a bit of waterfall, and am listening to the rushing river. I’m at 7,000 feet just between Beartooth Pass and Yellowstone. But let me start from the […]Read More

How Global Changes in Van Chassis Design Could Impact RVing

Things are moving fast in the cargo van area after a long period of relatively static conditions, and RV manufacturers are being presented with some new opportunities and challenges as the situation changes. Let's look at some of the recent developments and how they'll affect RV upfitters. Back in the last century, things were pretty […]Read More

Bead Fatigue and Other RV Thoughts From the South

Random RV thoughts on the south: It’s been one month on the road in Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana, mostly along the gulf coast. – It’s so great, that even animals have fun. I’ve seen gators sunbathing and big otters playing in estuaries. I’ve watched dolphins cavorting in the early morning. Deer and raccoons have been […]Read More

Morning: The Best Time of My RVing Day

My Best Time of Day. It wasn’t until I quit the restaurant business, back in the Jurassic period, that I realized I was a morning person. I love to wake just before dawn and watch the golden orange light slide down the trees and across the grass. Listen to the birds wake and begin to […]Read More

Just Like Old Times: A Stop at My Old Repair Shop

  I had to return to Gainesville, Fla., the scene of my misspent youth, for a dental visit before we hit the road, and on a whim I dropped by the auto repair facility where I used to work back in the early 1980s before I finally gave up, finished school, and became a pencil […]Read More

Zen and the Art of Sprinter Side Door Opening

Whenever people get a Sprinter for the first time, they are amazed at all the differences between Sprinters and domestic vans. One big difference is the side door, the most frequently used door once you're camped somewhere. It's big and heavy and slides instead of opening on hinges. However, there is a trick to minimizing […]Read More

My Giant Permanent RV Bed

One thing about full timing is that you have ample opportunities to evaluate the comfort of your RV's sleeping arrangements. In our 2003 190 Popular with the dinette setup, we never got comfortable with the stock cushions as arranged for the full size bed setup. They would slide around and gaps would appear. Fine with […]Read More

Spontaneous Roadtreking

We’re the traveling trio- Olga, Laura and Ruka. Olga (stands for Old Ladies Get Aound)  is my comfy-ever-ready-super-cool-traveling machine that makes me feel a little bit like Dr. Who?, because I get in with my dog, Ruka, and we don’t quite know where we are going to end up or what’s in store. Take this […]Read More