Great to have you on the forum bclemens! I think you will find happy campers here for the most part!
I'll try to answer all of the questions posed above:
I drove the Solera home during strong head and cross winds that made handling a white knuckle adventure. We are planning a 2 year full timing trip to Europe in this RV so I wanted as good a handling rig as is possible. I spoke at length with Mark at The Sprinter Store Home
and purchased lift assist springs, an auxiliary sway bar and heavy duty shocks. I had them installed in Houston. I also purchased Reimo seat swivels from Sprinter Store.
I purchased the Remi cab shades and the wood grain dash kit from EuroCampers Parts & Accessories for Sprinter, EuroVan, Vangon & VW Bus
but have not received them yet so can only hope that they are as advertised.
We have an appointment at the dealer for next Monday to address the warranty matters. Except for the backup camera, everything else is minor in nature and shouldn't pose any problem.
Here are the costs of the upgrades above:
Remi Shades $810
Reimo Swivels $270ea
Lift Assist Springs $600
Aux Sway Bar $700
Heavy Duty Shocks $400
Suspension Install $800
I am doing ongoing comfort/convenience mods as we discover our full timing needs. The biggest remaining mod will be the conversion of the electrical system to work with european voltage and amperage differences. Right now, it looks like I will remove the AC and generator then install a step down transformer and a new inverter/charger. (Advice anyone?)