The fresh water tank is vented to the atmosphere via an overflow path. In my PW it is a simple siphon located under the van. The chloramine in the tap water will dissipate to the atmosphere with 3-4 days of the tank being filled. After that, the water is unprotected, but will not necessarily go bad. It is certainly clean enough for showers and washing.
To be on the safe side I always carry a couple of gallons of bottled water for cooking and drinking.
I keep an extra length of sewer hose, the angled adapter, and a pair of rubber gloves in the hollow of the external spare tire.
LTV sells a 'table top', which mounts over the in-side of the spare (the side facing the van). When the tire is in the down position, it forms a make-shift table. The table top fully encloses the void inside the spare tire, making it useable storage space.
I don't use it as a table due to sanitation concerns, but having an extra length of slinky hose has come in handy.
The rubber surround on the TV antennae coupling in the roof of my 2005 PW has disintegrated and appears to be leaking, as there are signs of water damage in the head liner over the cab.
In order to do a proper replacement of the connector and cable, I would have to drop the ceiling panel to gain access. Unfortunately, that would require removing the cabinets over the sink and stove first, since they were installed after the ceiling liner. :-( Has anyone else had this problem?
I'm thinking it might be easier to just caulk the area from the outside. Has anyone tried this approach? I remember running across a tube of vulcanizing rubber repair compound a couple of years ago, but they don't carry it at the local Home Depot. Maybe an RV store??...
Advice would be greatly appreciated.
I ended using GraphXOff (yes, I am a procrastinator) and it worked very well. Brushed it over the graphics, waited a few minutes, and scraped the gooey remains off. Some of the graphics took longer to soften up than others, but they all came off with relative ease. The only thing to watch out for was, the chemical does soften the underlying paint somewhat, and I had to be careful not to gouge the paint.
Thanks for the tips!
Sprinters are vulnerable to gusty winds, just like all 'slab' sided vehicles. There are two common sense things you can do when you are forced to drive in a risky situation:
(1) Fill all of the tanks to the brim.(Gas, Fresh Water, Grey Water, and Black water.) They are all located under the floorboard, and the weight will lower the center of gravity and keep the van planted.
(2) Keep your speed down.
Another thing you can do is replace the rear sway bar with a larger aftermarket bar. It will reduce the body roll without adversely affecting the ride quality. While you are at it, replace the shocks with Koni if your budget allows.