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Sprinter build thread

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    Re: Sprinter build thread


    i think PW did a great job with the layout and features of the Recon, it's def suited for x2 humans but the garage with fold downs seems much nicer than the Revel motorized drop down. even without flares, it seems super roomy back there and i love the anchor points and bed > workstation flow.

    nhbubba, for a family journey van, we are absolutely loving the Tofino. thing is just too perfect for day trips + overnights. zero complaints so far, only mild modding to tailor storage and gear to our specific uses. the pop top f'in rules along with all the tech.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

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    I'm itching for a 4wd van now. Ugh. No real reason, other than on our last trip to Tahoe we really wanted to take the van, but there was a storm blowing in so we took the alltrack.
    I'm not familiar with Sprinters but I used to take my 2WD E250 to Tahoe all the time in college. I used to tell CHP it was 4x4 to avoid chain control and it worked 9/10 times. When I moved back home I put a snow plow on it and plowed my neighborhood. I miss that thing.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    I'm not familiar with Sprinters but I used to take my 2WD E250 to Tahoe all the time in college. I used to tell CHP it was 4x4 to avoid chain control and it worked 9/10 times. When I moved back home I put a snow plow on it and plowed my neighborhood. I miss that thing.
    I could probably get away lying and saying it is 4WD to avoid chain control, but I don't have snow tires either. The places we stay and the places we ski typically have steep entrances, so I wouldn't mind 4wd.
    Also...it would put my SO at ease. She is a pretty strict rule follower.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Finally doing the first significant mod to the layout of our Travato. In stock form it has a booth in front with a large table. It's great for dinner for 5, but we never do that. Instead we really missed the couch in my old sprinter that faced out the slider. Nothing better than napping with a view of the waves etc. So, we are rotating the bench seat 90 degrees, getting rid of the table, and adding a swingarm table to allow eating or working from all seating. The table top stows easily and the arm becomes the arm of the couch.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread-(Pictures are back!)

    Original booth

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    Re: Sprinter build thread-(Pictures are back!)

    New couch mode



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    Nothing better than napping with a view of the waves etc.
    this...nice...it's the little things

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Nothing better than napping with a view of the waves etc.
    amen, nice tweak ! makes way more sense ... another reason we were sold on the Tofino, sitting on the couch there are windows all around you, including front pop-up window. so rad. camped down in Pachaug few weeks ago, after fire burned out i just stood moon + star gazing out the front pop window with the fam snoring away

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Easy to do the swap to a bench? Was it set up modular?

    Edit: just looked closer at the last photo. Seems to be some customer work there, ha. The Lagun mount is so nice. I love mine. Have three base plates to move it around.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    We tested out the protoype this weekend. It's basically a free standing box that I put where the table used to be. The only flaw so far is that the weight of the table on the arm wants to tip the freestanding base. It's can't go far, but it's annoying. So, I will have to bolt it to the existing bench base. I was hoping to avoid that as I will have to penetrate the nice stock upholstery to do it. Oh well. I think it's worth it.

    Adding a second baseplate is a good idea. I will explore that.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Easy to do the swap to a bench? Was it set up modular?

    Edit: just looked closer at the last photo. Seems to be some customer work there, ha. The Lagun mount is so nice. I love mine. Have three base plates to move it around.
    It is Modular, and easy to put back to stock. But it does involve removing the new base unit and replacing the table. Probably a 10 minute job. But not something we would do on the road. The new setup does allow us to set up a second bed in the front of the van just like the stock setup. It's actually really comfy and we use it for long haul driving. co pilot naps. Reason being the bed in the back is like a trampoline on a bumpy highway. Bed behind the driver's seat doesn't launch you.

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    Re: Sprinter build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    We tested out the protoype this weekend. It's basically a free standing box that I put where the table used to be. The only flaw so far is that the weight of the table on the arm wants to tip the freestanding base. It's can't go far, but it's annoying. So, I will have to bolt it to the existing bench base. I was hoping to avoid that as I will have to penetrate the nice stock upholstery to do it. Oh well. I think it's worth it.

    Adding a second baseplate is a good idea. I will explore that.
    I got mine for ~$50 from PantherRV. Ebay has 'em too. 3 base plates allows a lot of variation in my van: desk at the bench, desk using the slider door entrance as a seat (my fave), storage behind driver seat, extra counter space, table top between captains chains, or an outside table.

    Few photos from a #newbikeday weekend.



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