Originally Posted by GeorgeRa
Is this hydronic or air heater, what brand? I think minimum fuel level is quarter of the tank, at least in my 2013 Sprinter. These heaters are vey finicky and connection from the tank to the pump and to the furnace need to be done exactly as defined in manual, Espar or Webasto.
Did both leak or it was only roof fun. To fix correctly roof fan it must by removed and reinstall. Did they remove the fan?
Was the skirt the main issue? Maintaining Sprinter Road clearance on my van was a key objective but a lot of folks love those skirts.
Re: furnace - it's an Elwell unit that burns the diesel. It also has an electric heating element but other than that I don't know what kind of furnace it is.
Re: leaks - both leaked. The rear door was supposedly fixed (it was not) but the vent fan leak emerged a few weeks ago and I'm still a few weeks out from getting it in for that fix.
Re: clearance - not really, the issue was the tanks. It's an absurd design for an offroad vehicle. The blackwater tank is *beneath* the fuel tank, then the support structure for it is *beneath* that. I got through to a VP at Tiffin and he acknowledged it's a terrible design. I can't see how anyone takes a stock Cahaba offroad. I think people just buy them for "offroad" looks and keep them onroad or on well maintained dirt roads.
To be clear, the 4wd Sprinter is OK. It's certainly not a Jeep but it can do OK. The issue is the mods that Tiffin makes destroy most of the offroad capability that the Sprinter has. The 4wd capability that remains has some use in, say, mud but you still need to limit yourself to well-maintained dirt roads. Take a look at the marketing pic that Tiffin uses - there's no way I'd drive a stock Cahaba into that location.
If you want an actual 4wd Sprinter you need to rip out the entire undercarriage on the Cahaba. Or get one of the other Sprinter conversions that doesn't destroy the ground clearance.