Installing Viper 5706x Alarm

From the factory there is no anti-theft alarm system. I’m skeptical by how much these systems actually prevent prowlers, but wanted the peace of mind of having a 2-way alarm system that could notify me in the event that the alarm was triggered. On my Subaru I had installed a Compustar Drone system that allowed […]

Adding 2nd Row Bench Seat

The Sprinter Crew Van comes with one row of bench seating behind the driver/passenger seat. The bench sits on three legs that lock into mounts bolted through the floor. The Passenger version Sprinter comes from the factory with three rows of bench seating. Since the Crew van and the Passenger van share the same chassis, […]

Black Out Grill

I’m not a huge fan of chrome trim, especially with the ginormous MB Star emblem in the front grill. I thought of using Plastidip to paint it black, but since getting the hood spoiler from Terrawagen, I also wanted to do the lower trim in a matte black, I decided on using 3M vinyl wrap. What I […]

Slider Door Intermediate Stop 

The slider door opens up nice and wide, but it can be a bit heavy to pull when closing. Especially if parked up an incline.  When ordering a Sprinter, you could add an intermediate stopping point that would allow the slider door to latch and stay halfway open. It was a $60 option that mine […]

Hitch Receiver Installation 

Added a hitch receiver from Curt. This is a Class III receiver that is specific to the 2007-2016 Sprinter with the factory step bumper. Installation was very simple. Three bolts on each side into the frame rails and it was in. I don’t plan to do much pulling, but it will come in handy for […]

Picking up the Sprinter

Going to pick up the van today! Its currently located on Orcas Island, WA. The best way to get there will be to fly into Bellingham from Portland and then hop on a small prop plane to get to the island. From there we will ferry back to the mainland through Anacortes. I may head […]

The Beginning

Last week I stumbled across a 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van for sale while checking out G-wagens. I had never even considered Sprinter ownership, but I thought they were very utilitarian. This Sprinter happened to be a 4×4, which sparked my interest. The 2015 Sprinter was the first year the 4×4 option available in the […]