What is this thing? Does it go underwater?
No. It is an air intake and was not meant to go underwater.
What years does this thing fit?
Terrawagen told us that this air snorkel fits 2010 to 2019 Mercedes Sprinter vans.
Are there other names I might be able to find this thing under?
The Terrawagen Sprinter Snorkel Kit is also known as:
An air intake snorkel or a vehicle snorkel.
Do I have to go out and buy screws or whatever for this installation?
No. You will get all the hardware you need to install this item as far as the screws and such are concerned.
Is snow going to build up in this thing?
Terrawagen actually recommends that you turn your snorkel intake to face toward the rear of your vehicle if you encounter heavy snow.
Why is the filter so high in the air?
The height is to make sure that you are receiving air that is as clean as possible. If you are driving down an area with a lot of swirling sand or dirt then you will want to draw out clean air from as high as possible to minimize the particles in your air intake.
Is the snorkel so I can breathe or is it for my vehicle?
The snorkel helps your Sprinter function better.