Originally Posted by Ron J. Moore
I have been reading on F/B of Sprinter owners having to start their engines every few days to keep the battery charged. I read where some folks are purchasing the Trickle Start to handle it. What is so different in the Sprinter that mandates this? I can't imagine storing it for months....better carry a portable jump start. Thanks, Ron
Fake news. Sprinters (or at least mine) are no better or worse than other modern cars with lots of electronics. You can't go for months at a time, but every few days is nonsense. Additionally, Sprinters have a very handy ground disconnect feature (down by the accelerator pedal) if you DO have to park for months. Takes 10 seconds.
That said, I do now have a Trik-L-Start. Cheap, easy, and very effective. Well worth it if you park outside and have solar. Takes the whole issue out of the equation. Only really matters over the winter, though.