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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sleeping on leather couch on: March 01, 2013, 12:02:54 pm
Hi!   My 2400/Sprinter has two leather couches.  I sleep on one with a bed in a bag set that
was bought at Camping World.  I usually keep a cover (a washable quilt from Target)  on the couches because of doggie toenails. 
At night, that stays on and then I unroll the foam egg crate type topper and put it on the cover.
After that, I sometimes lay a sheet---but next  the bedroll/sleeping bag.

The couches sleep much better with the foam layer. In fact, very well. 
I roll  up the foam pad and store it in a mesh laundry bag
from WalMart....and the bed bag is rolled up and stored in a cloth bag.

I found inexpensive foam pads during college shopping sales.  Lots of stuff is out then and fairly cheap.
Don't recall much slippage. 
Smile
LRS
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Silicone Cookware on: January 28, 2013, 07:16:29 pm
This is something I have done...though we never cooked too much...haha...but the PC does have
a silicone loaf pan, muffin pan, egg cooker, and a round cake pan for whatever.
 They are perfect for the little convection/microwave!   Smile
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: entertainment center...while driving? on: January 22, 2013, 02:03:02 pm
Thank you all so much...will try it!   I am a "late-bloomer" to the iPod thingy stuff.
   Smile
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / entertainment center...while driving? on: January 06, 2013, 06:15:27 pm
This has probably been mentioned, but here goes:  Can I attach the ipod to the "thing" in the upper right
cabinet....or to the front of the dvd/tuner ....  and listen while driving?   The Spriter's radio does not have
a port for this.     ?  If  this is possible, or someone has done this, I would appreciate (simple-haha) directions. Thanks!
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Backup Camera Monitor To The Rear View Mirror Position on: January 06, 2013, 06:12:23 pm
The backup monitor in my Sprinter was also in an inconvenient place...felt it was dangerous for me to have
to crane my neck and look up to see it....so had it placed to the driver's left....on the dash...so now my
eyes can look at it and then just move left where I see the left mirror.  Much better! More of a natural
driving level for the eyes.   Smile
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: new shades on: November 15, 2012, 06:52:38 pm
Well, I might have the "redneck" solution, but this is what I did.  My large dog could get under those little pleated curtains...so one time
I piled luggage bags, etc. onto the front seats to keep him out....but it seemed that the inside of the rv was diminished.

(Had looked at the PC shades....wow...did not know they weren't private at night...so glad I did not get them.)

Anyhow....after getting an idea from someone at a car upholstery shop, I bought some curtain liner fabroc (at JoAnn's)...sort of rubberized..or feels like it...waterproof....anyhow it is used to line curtains that might cover a sliding glass door...so no light gets through and it blocks heat.

My sister-in-law gets the credit for cutting and stitching them for me.  Wonderful!!!

There is one for each front door....the shape matches the door...but a bit wider to get "caught" in the door.   The top has a short piece
stitched to the bigger piece. This shorter piece fits over the open door and laps over on the outside of the door when the door
is closed.  The longer side is on the inside. The dog cannot get under it.   This helps with sun/heat, privacy, and now Max cannot
see out to bark---and I can use the front seats and dash when parked.

This might have been confusing. Sorry.  It was inexpensive and is not permanent; I just put them on the doors when camping. It works!    Smile
22  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: toilet paper holder on: November 15, 2012, 06:38:01 pm
I finally found a free-standing holder....wrought iron or something like that...to stand between the toilet and the shower...ha...
kind of wedged in....it has a "thing" on top that holds a roll...and also holds three extra rolls inside.  Works so far.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Steps won'stay out on: October 22, 2012, 07:33:37 pm
Haha.....it posted before finishing the subject.   

I seem to recall a former discussion about the steps not staying out----- and the other switch next to that one not putting the
outside light on....the discussion was about a certain fuse.  ???   Thanks if anyone recalls.    Smile

I am not used to dealing with fuses.  
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: (outside) water drain "faucet," etc. on: October 19, 2012, 07:01:21 pm
Thanks to all of you who made suggestions !    Will try one or two leads you made.
Smile
LRS
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / (outside) water drain "faucet," etc. on: October 18, 2012, 04:16:44 pm
Hi, guys!    Wondering if anyone has had this happen...and what you did...where you got another one, etc.

After draining the water....the top of little, white, plastic "faucet or spigot" on the outside of the rv broke off!
   Will need to get it replaced before draining the water next time.

 Another issue:  Could not get the key into the lock of the water potable input door (on same side of rv) after adding water.
Cannot lock it now.
Can the lock be replaced or must I get a new assembly?   

Checked the Camping World site and found the second item...not the little water drain faucet.  ???

Help!  (This is a 2010 rv. )

26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter Oil on: October 04, 2012, 02:59:53 pm
This is a repeat, but it seems that there have been more/new Sprinter owners in the forum lately, so here goes:

SPRINTER OIL CHANGES:   Be sure that the new oil added is just the right amount.  The high and low oil sensors
are very sensitive on the Mercedes Sprinter engine.   When the heated oil expands, it triggers the sensor
and the high/low oil light on the dash comes on!  Yikes.  It took many phone calls to find a dealer/service guy
who knew this and what was happening.   It was alarming to see the light coming on again and again after a recent oil change.
Apparently the  Sprinter is very sensitive , so the oil level should be tested with the oil warm---or dont add the full amount listed in the manual---maybe a quarter, half cup,  or 1 cup less?   It is easier to add oil than remove it, I think.

Maybe this will be helpful to some folks and avert some alarm or panic on trips.   Smile
 LRS Smile
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: August 20, 2012, 03:39:40 pm
We had a bigger rv once, with two slides and a standard poodle...Lots of room and no problems with
the slides.

Now I have a 2400 Sprinter with one slide and another (and bigger) standard poodle. (haha...he
just kept growing! )  So....when stopped for the night or a few days, the extra floor and maneuvering room from
the slide being out is welcome!  Smile    Just FYI.   I am confident you will choose wisely and enjoy it!
(Touring the insides of different PCs will help you decide.)
LRS
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I think I have a brilliant idea on: August 20, 2012, 12:51:44 pm
 Smile   Two years ago I did receive the $500 bonus/reward for showing my PC to an interested person who ended up buying one.

LRS
29  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: August 11, 2012, 08:11:48 pm
 Smile   I, too, once saw a parrot in an rv, haha...but we've always taken our standard poodle with us.  He can't wait to go!  Our
previous dog was also a standard poodle and she loved it!  We did see an rv with two of them once...wow.  Hard to imagine two
big dogs in there.  The slideout helps, though! 
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: August 11, 2012, 07:56:11 pm
Hi, Sprinter owners!   I, too, just love this  Sprinter PC.  The handling is superb, the ride is smooth, and it is really fun to drive...a real pleasure...
I was always reluctant to drive our previous 38 footer....but have gotten quite used to driving the Sprinter (2400).
As for mileage, it is much better than that old, bigger rv....I think it was around 15 or more last trip.  Have to look it up to be sure,
but it was much better than the 9mpg we used to get!
I am so glad to hear from other Sprinter owners for a change!   Smile
LRS  in Florida
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