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Old 09-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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My girlfriend and I just purchased our Sportsmobile a few weeks back. It popped up on Craigslist and was exactly what we were looking for. This van should see lots of trips to the Eastern Sierra/Utah/Flagstaff/Baja.

The interior is immaculate, almost no sign that it's ever been used. The exterior was repainted the silver flake color in the last few years. The wheels/tires were done two years ago. It doesn't really need much work for it to be perfect for us....just a few little cosmetic things(getting all the exterior fixtures in black!) and finding a way to keep it cooler in the back for our dogs.

The first weekend we had the van we drove from Silverado, CA to Pismo/Paso Robles. No problems at all. It was good to get out and start learning all the particulars of it.

The bumpers/grill have been sprayed flat black since this photo was taken....much better looking in my opinion.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Nice and Congrats!

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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A nice-looking van. And welcome to yet another Brian to the forum!
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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Re: New SMB Owner: 1993 E250 RB30

Hey Brian,
Welcome!
What kind of bike rack/hitch are you gonna use? Have you decided?
I got rid of a T2, it was just such a PITA to access the the back, with or w/o bikes on it.
Have you tried using Tani's Northshore hitch to see if the clearance is any better when tilted/folded down?

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Old 09-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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Re: New SMB Owner: 1993 E250 RB30

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Hey Brian,
Welcome!
What kind of bike rack/hitch are you gonna use? Have you decided?
I got rid of a T2, it was just such a PITA to access the the back, with or w/o bikes on it.
Have you tried using Tani's Northshore hitch to see if the clearance is any better when tilted/folded down?

-Rodel
We're using the T2. We have a few of them as well as the 2 bike extension....so we're fairly committed. We don't wind up needing the rear open very often as we have an aisle floorplan.

The new Softride rack looks nice and similar to NorthShore. That might be a good option and it'll be readily available in the US.

Next on the list......outdoor shower(maybe).

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Re: New SMB Owner: 1993 E250 RB30

Inside, inside, inside!

Also gallery > attachment!

Also welcome!

Also this!
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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I agree.... MORE PICS! That rig looks sick. Nice find.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #8
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Nice looking van!
I have a complete aircon (starcool) for rear for sale if you are interessted send me a pm
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Nice score and welcome.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #10
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Congrats on ur new ride. I have been upgrading my van since I purchased it in 2011.I live by the orange plaza so if your in the area let me and I 'share the do's and don'ts of these fantastic vehicles

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