For posterity, here’s the service manual for the battery charger that’s installed in our Westies:
Airstream Sprinter Westfalia battery charger manual
The info comes from OldFool / OldWest, who posts in the Yahoo group as well as on sprinter-source.com:
According the the Samba thread, the battery charger was manufactured by Cherokee Europe for Westfalia. Cherokee Europe was purchased by its management in 2008 and became Mitra Energy and Infrastructure with a website mitra-ei.com. That name later became Mitra Innovations. Mitra Innovations is now part of Alpha Technologies.
(Here’s the thread.)
If you’re looking for the location of the charger in your van, it’s behind a metal plate in the cabinet under the kitchen sink.
Since I’m re-designing my black water system, I had to pull out the toilet. Here’s the installation and owner’s guide for the factory-installed model, the Thetford Bravura.
Thetford Bravura installation and owner’s guide
The Bravura is still available for sale from a number of places. Ours is the high profile version, as listed here on Amazon:
Thetford 31084 Bravura White High Profile Toilet
This is the owner’s manual for the 2004 Sprinter cargo van from Dodge. You can download many of their Owner’s Manuals from their website:
Here’s the one our Westies are based on:
2004 Dodge / Freightliner / Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van Owner’s Manual (PDF, 272 pages, 24MB)
A collection of manuals and troubleshooting documents for the Espar heaters that are installed in the Sprinter. There are two separate heaters installed from the factory:
- An Espar Airtronic D4S that provides coach heat. It’s installed in a metal box underneath the van, on the driver’s side. You’ll recognize it by the exhaust coming out of the box. This is an extra heater, installed as part of the Westfalia conversion.
- An Espar Hydronic D5 that provides coolant heating and ‘booster’ heat. It’s also referred to as the ‘auxiliary water heater’ in the owner’s manual. Engine coolant is circulated through this heater when it is activated, speeding up engine warming and providing hot cabin heat more quickly.
There’s also a residual heat option (the REST button on the dash) that circulates coolant past a fan. It blows any residual heat from the coolant, providing cabin heat for a time after the engine has been turned off.
A full parts number listing for the 2004 Sprinter, including exploded diagrams of the entire vehicle.
2004 Sprinter Parts Manual (PDF, 7MB, 675 pages)
This is the service manual for the 2005 Mercedes (/Dodge/Freightliner) Sprinter, complete with diagnostic procedures, installation and reinstallation steps, inspection methods, etc. Very useful!
2005 Sprinter Service Manual (PDF, 41MB, 1232 pages)
Here are the diagnostic/testing manuals for the 2006 Sprinter. The US Airstream Westfalias are built on a 2004 chassis, but the differences should be minimal, or none.
There are four parts to the manual:
Thanks to Juju for these manuals!
This is the ‘Motorhome Supplement’ that came with the owner’s manual, for the 2005 Airstream Westfalia campervan.
Scanned from the original, into PDF.
Link: Sprinter Westfalia Motorhome Supplement
This is the testing and repair manual, with electrical diagrams, for the Airstream Westfalia.
It’s been converted to PDF for easy printing and portability. 40MB, 1049 pages.
Link: Airstream Sprinter Westfalia Repair, Testing, and Electrical Manual