May 17, 2021 The ESP may not respond as intended during certain driving scenarios, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V360000 Components ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL Potential Number of Units Affected 168 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles equipped with the camper upfit option. The Electronic… Continue reading 2019 Sprinter
Watch all my videos on YouTube! Taking an ordinary shower in a Van remains an unresolved issue. Two things come to mind, when designing a minimal Van shower: The actual shower pan. Multiple solutions are available, like the Shower-In-A-Drawer that I installed recently. A more elegant way is shown is this video, but this is… Continue reading Recycling Shower in a Sprinter Van
Several car companies are designing and building electric vans and in the next couple of years and consumers will have a choice of vehicles to choose from. Major obstacles still remain, such as driving range and charging capabilities. For vandwellers, the idea of a full-electric van for boondocking is still unrealistic and hard to imagine.… Continue reading This Is How Your Van Is Going To Look Like
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) listed a recall affecting the 2015 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 models manufactured February 28, 2014, to January 22, 2015. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area, which might lead to fire. More recall information can be found on the Cargo Van… Continue reading 2015 MB Sprinter Recall
This is the third cargo van review in a series that focus on the 2015 MB Sprinter, Ram ProMaster, Ford Transit, Chevy Express and Nissan NV. It is part of the buying process of a new van, that will be converted into a nicely finished, one-person RV. Ford Transit Review Ram ProMaster Review Nissan NV… Continue reading First Look: 2015 MB Sprinter Review
The three major brands have introduced their new European style Cargo Vans to the American market and I am finally ready to pick the best one that fits my requirements. Yet I may have to hold off for a little longer, as rumors persist of several new entries that may tease the American buyer. As… Continue reading Hyundai H350: Will This Change My Mind….?
Narrowing down and researching the many options and many models of the current batch of cargo vans, has brought me to a more realistic comparison of the 3 most popular choices according to my personal preferences: Medium Roof and Long(er) Wheelbase. Ram Promaster 136” WB – High Roof – MSRP $30515 Ford Transit 148” WB… Continue reading Decisions, Decisions…
With the new Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster cargo vans now for sale at your local car dealership, it was time to compare the five most popular cargo vans. With the European styling of the current models, a substantial shift in their use as a RV conversion is happening. Changes in exterior AND interior… Continue reading 2015 Cargo Van Comparison
It’s time to buy a new van and after having done some of the preliminary work, I’ll have to visit a few dealerships to clear up some remaining questions and, after choosing the final model, to actually see where I can get the best deal. The first step, in this two-step process, is getting a… Continue reading What Do Ford, Mercedes Benz, GM, Chrysler and Nissan Have In Common?
OVERALL SALES NUMBERS OF COMMERCIAL VANS AKA CARGO VANS, ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE AS SALES OF OLDER MODELS ARE RAPIDLY DECLINING. Sales of the newer European-Style vans have been rising steadily, beginning with the MB Sprinter that has been on the market longest, but still account for a small part of the total market.… Continue reading 2014 Van Sales: Ford Transit Is The Big Winner