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Old 07-26-2019, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hello,
Wanted to say hi all. Been lurking and reading a ton for years and about to become an owner of a 2019 170 crew 4x4 with a Sportsmobile West conversion.

First off wanted to give those waiting or who are about to put a deposit down and have read about 24 month or longer waits some have expressed on here. I put a deposit down late January 2019. Was just notified this week my van was pulled for production iand is scheduled to be built this September. Thatís extremely fast in my opinion. Maybe the Charleston plant is going to be a good thing for a quicker turnaround.

I was so pessimistic about van arrival this year I havenít even worked with my salesmen on floor plan or features, but I believe still plenty of time but I do plan on spending more time reading some of the great threads on here and may have some questions. Conversion scheduled to start January maybe sooner.

Until then,...
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:48 AM   #2
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So many decisions ahead, so much fun!
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:30 PM   #3
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One of the more important items for me is the rear shower. I should call it rear hand held de-sander. Iíd really like to get some good action from it and remove sand from my kids, itís number one job, efficiently and fast. I know Iíll blow through a lot of water but Iím going to be firm with 26 g fresh water tank or larger during build process. Can high pressure be achieved or should I come to expect standard rv/travel trailer shower that I am familiar with? Anyone needed something similar and upgraded their system or is it adequate as is?
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:14 AM   #4
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Do some research and find a person or company renting the same platform as a camper van, and make the investment of renting 2 or 3 for 4-5 days each. Firsthand knowledge of how YOU expect to use the van is far more valuable than other people's opinions.




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Old 08-04-2019, 10:05 AM   #5
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Got it. I’ll look elsewhere.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:26 AM   #6
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I really like your quote.
If I may, I might inscribe it in our van.
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Hi there,
Welcome to a lot of fun! Good luck with what you
have yet to do. Hopefully you’ll be on the road soon.
Best of luck and good times to come!
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:19 PM   #8
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There a special shower heads that will increase the
“ power” without using more water than normal. You might want to check into those.
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I recently bought this shower head that doubles for our sink and shower: https://www.amazon.com/ITC-97022001-.../dp/B007HRVO5O
It did not have enough "power" so I used some bath caulk to plug up the spray holes around the outer ring. Now it gives a great powerful spray at low water flow. Don't expect SMB to find all the best solutions for you.

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Llamadave,
Thanks for the info! I knew I’d seen them but couldn’t recall where. As for depending on SMB....most of my best ideas come from my own head, lol.
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