Removing the air conditioner

If there’s one thing I dislike about the Sprinter Westy, it’s the Kerstner air conditioner on the roof. The van was never designed for one – the European versions have an extra skylight in its place. And the unit itself is heavy, ugly, and loud.

I always contemplated removing mine, since it didn’t work anyway. But the size of the unit and the height of the van always scared me away. But Ted G. didn’t have any such qualms!

way up there

He’s documented the process on the sprinter-source forum.

As I suspected, he reports a relatively easy removal process, and greatly improved handling.

(The keen of sight will notice the European license plate; Ted brought a US-spec van over to Germany with him when he moved.)

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