We spent 4th of July on the beach so there wasn’t enough time to complete a project in the shop. We thought instead of no video, we’d share our afternoon together working on the Mercedes A/C system.
I bought the kit to convert the ACCII climate control to electronic on eBay for $250 bucks. Unfortunately, it was missing a part, so we couldn’t getting working for you in this video. We’ll post a short update whenever it’s fully functional.
After purchasing our Mercedes 300CD last week, we thought it would be fun to look into building a teardrop trailer for camping around the US. As these things usually happen, a deal to good to pass up presented itself on craigslist.
For $300 dollars, we purchased a half finished Big Woody Teardrop Camper complete with cherry plywood walls, and mahogany trim.
We weren’t really looking for a project, Mike was researching teardrop camping, and it just turned up…
Follow along as we finish building our tiny camper, fix up the Mercedes diesel, and hit the open road!
I first discovered Mercedes-Benz diesels on our trip to Europe and fell in love. On that trip I found out that the Mercedes w123 engine is considered to be one of the most reliable engines ever manufactured.
Fast forward 2 years and for some reason I start looking for one again. Well…we bought one. It’s a 1979 Mercedes 300CD, diesel (non-turbo).
My initial plan was to sell the Prius and drive the Mercedes to further extend the longevity of our transportation. But since I got such a good deal, we may end up just fixing it up and re-selling it for a profit.