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Old 06-24-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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My wife and I were in Mack, Colorado (a few miles west of Fruita) for the annual Country Jam music festival this weekend. Had a great time listening to all of the bands, especially a great concert Saturday night with Zac Brown. We took a side trip Saturday morning/afternoon to the Colorado National Monument area. Great landscape so close to town. Also saw 4 SMBs:

Saturday afternoon in Fruita at the I-70 intersection. A newer Ford, light sage color?, Aluminess bumpers and sky box on top. We were getting on I-70 heading West, you were at the light heading South as we turned in front of you.

Sunday morning in Fruita looking for a coffee place. We passed the Fruita fire station and saw, what I assume is Saline's rig. Good looking rig. Did you paint it? The pictures in your gallery look to be dark green. I could swear it was silver with a black penthouse.

Sunday around 1:30 we stopped in Green River at Green River State Park for a little lunch. There was a white Sprinter SMB with penthouse.

Sunday at 7:00 a white SMB heading south on I-15 coming down Malad Pass. Was that you Zeta heading back to Preston?

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Sunday at 7:00 a white SMB heading south on I-15 coming down Malad Pass. Was that you Zeta heading back to Preston?
I wish it was! I'm dying to be sighted.

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
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If it makes you any feel better, I saw you in Carmel Valley a couple of times; in my driveway in fact !!!!
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Thanks Bill. It's just not the same.


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Old 07-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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Sorry it wasn't you Zeta, I'll keep looking. You're not too far away so we'll surely run into each other eventually.

I did figure out that Canyonrover has a silver SMB with a black top and lives in Fruita. Must have been him I saw at the fire station on Sunday morning. I'm sure he is fighting fires somewhere in Colorado too. Thankful for fire fighters like Canyonrover and Saline.

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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Nevada Sightings --

Sunday 10/27 1pm
A grey / silver Ford SMB Northbound on 95 at South end of Hawthorn

Monday 10 / 28 10am
A white Ford SMB Northbound on 95 20mi N of Beatty.



We were in the red one, heading for Vegas.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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Sunday morning in Fruita looking for a coffee place. We passed the Fruita fire station and saw, what I assume is Saline's rig...
he sold his rig a few months back

heard from a mutual aquaintance (who keeps trying to buy mine from me, lol) that hes on the hunt for another van though
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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Re: SMB Sightings

Here on the East Coast a SMB sighting is a rare thing. In fact, I've never seen one in the 1.5 years I've owned my van.

On our westward-ho trip this summer we saw a few vans, maybe 5-6 total. Outside of the Tetons I saw a van that had "Aluminess" in really large letters on the side. I assume this was their van? This was the week after the Teton/Yellowstone meetup.

Then the last week in August my family and I spent a week in Carmel at my sister-in-law's house. Imagine my surprise when I saw at least one SMB each day, sometimes several, and almost always 4x4 vans. Unfortunately we were always driving when I had the sightings, so I didn't get to talk to anyone. Definitely different out there on the West Coast!
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Here on the East Coast a SMB sighting is a rare thing. In fact, I've never seen one in the 1.5 years I've owned my van.
Weird. I pass at least one almost every weekend I go out. I even see some being driven around both Corvallis and the Portland area. Go to any mountain and river and there's bound to be a few. Heck the collection of SMBs in the underground garage at the downtown Portland firehouse could give the Qataris a run for their money.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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Likewise Brian. I know of one SMB in the Knoxville area, well plus the 95 I bought recently.
4x4 vans are almost unheard of as well.
Yeehaw those ain't trucks boy!!!
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