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Old 09-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #11
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Yeah I would be impressed with anyone who would take a $100,000+ rig that is probably 5K heavier than any of those - even an RB!

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Old 09-27-2008, 08:24 PM   #12
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The capabilities of a van are expanded or limited by much more than the length (EB vs RB), and even the departure angles are determined by more than the length of the van.

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Old 10-02-2008, 01:13 PM   #13
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IF you want to go rock crawling then I would suggest another vehicle entirely. I have done several trips on challenging trails like Mengle Pass in Death Valley for instance with my EB. I've never been in a situation where other vehicles in the group were able to continue on and I was stuck because I had an EB van. Sure there are things that I can't do but these are not things that are encountered on 99% of the trails. IMHO the real limiting factor for most people is the "pucker factor", not the van.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:03 AM   #14
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EB or RB

Well said Mr.Jammyauto !
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:02 PM   #15
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When I take a trail that is fairly tough for a Sportsmobile my palms sweat not from the type trail I'm on, rather "my God how am I gonna get this thing out of here if it breaks down".
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Re: RB v EB continued

I bought a used EB though I thought I'd prefer an RB for ease of parking and maneuvering. I found that the length of the van was not the issue, it all depends on the turning radius. I love the SMB 4x4 because it's so much more maneuverable than the quigley. I use my SMB all over town and it's easy to park and maneuver, much more so than my old ford F-250.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:23 PM   #17
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Re: RB v EB continued

The turning radius of the RB and the EB should be the same, as the wheelbase is the same. The body of the EB is just a little longer.
Actually, I see upon rereading that you were comparing the Quigley and the SMB, not the RB vs. EB

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