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Overnight at Cracker Barrel, Round Rock

We’re at Cracker Barrel in Round Rock for an overnight stay. After dinner, Bean relaxed in a rocking chair on the patio. Still No Key I unpacked everything in the front of the van looking for the cassette toilet compartment key, but no Joy. Unless I can find it tomorrow morning, I’ll be asking the…

On the Road with Bean

Finnaly, we are on a real road trip. We are headed for San Antonio for some adventures with Veta (sister) then on to Houston for a weekend with Allen (son) and Malia (granddaughter). I’ve spent the past few days packing and re-packing the van. It has plenty of space for a two-week trip, but I had…

Schedule Update on My Sprinter

Sportsmobile told me that many of their customers’ Sprinter orders are having the same schedule delays as mine and suggested that I not be surprised if there are more delays. I can’t help wondering about the cause of such delay and scheduling inaccuracy. My van order was placed in the Mercedes-Benz queue about six months ago. What could…

Which MB Sprinter Options?

Did I pick the right MB Sprinter options? Probably, but I still have nightmares that something critical might have been omitted. The fact that Chad Clark, Mercedes-Benz Grapevine, and Paul Meyer, Sportsmobile, had worked together before on custom Sprinter-based camper vans gave me confidence. Both answered all my questions and reviewed my van specifications multiple times.…

Delayed Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

My MB Sprinter is delayed at least a month. It’s still in Germany “in production.” I had to call, email and call again over two days for Chad Clark, Mercedes-Benz, to tell me that from the original date of February 24 when the van was supposed to arrive in Austin at Sportsmobile, it looks like…