Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2010, 08:03 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 325
Re: New To The Fold

Near Moniter Pass south of Tahoe...

__________________

__________________
Two wheels or four, its all good. :-)
'10 E-350 EB V-10 QuadVan 4x4, SMB penthouse top, Van Specialties interior
maxacceleration is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 08:30 PM   #12
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 7,863
Re: New To The Fold

Aspens with golden leaves. Man that looks like great.
__________________

__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 09:39 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Bones_GSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spenard, Ak
Posts: 327
Re: New To The Fold

Nice Van! Welcome to the Forum. I am on ADV as well using the same screen name just don't post much.
__________________
2001 RWB Quigley (not a SMB but love it)
Lots of Motorcycles (Dual Sports, Sportbikes and Sport Tourers)
Bones_GSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 325
Re: New To The Fold

Entering Vegas via Lovell Canyon & the Red Rock cut trail.
The rear posi & front e-locker worked well. My g/f kept her cool!

Today we sit at SMB as they install a Penthouse top.



__________________
Two wheels or four, its all good. :-)
'10 E-350 EB V-10 QuadVan 4x4, SMB penthouse top, Van Specialties interior
maxacceleration is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 02:29 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Christopher Thwaites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa CA
Posts: 600
Re: New To The Fold

Where does the trail you were on start? Looks like nice country.
Be sure to check out the fit on the roof seal before departing SMB. My top does not seal on the right rear corner and hasn't since it was new. SMB said it would eventually conform to the roof contour. I suspect it can be adjusted but I haven't been close enough to Fresno to have them do it. It's no big deal but dust does like to come in at that spot.
Great color for not showing road grime! What's next?
__________________
Chris/Ruth
2016 MBZ Sprinter 144" 4wd.
DIY interior in progress
07 BMW 525xi wagon
Christopher Thwaites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 03:17 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 325
Re: New To The Fold

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher Thwaites
Where does the trail you were on start? Looks like nice country.
Be sure to check out the fit on the roof seal before departing SMB. My top does not seal on the right rear corner and hasn't since it was new. SMB said it would eventually conform to the roof contour. I suspect it can be adjusted but I haven't been close enough to Fresno to have them do it. It's no big deal but dust does like to come in at that spot.
Great color for not showing road grime! What's next?
This trail starts in Lovell Canyon on the back side of the Spring mtn range off of the Parumph/Vegas rd.
Very tight for a full size and truthfully I did not complete the trail (my 80" width kept me off of a tight rocky edge).

Thanks for the heads up on the top seal fitment. I will check it out.

Whats next?...
I have two additional 2010 factory captains for a quad seat interior. Fridge, inverter, ship to shore, power points etc...
I hope to finish by Christmas or early next year.
__________________
Two wheels or four, its all good. :-)
'10 E-350 EB V-10 QuadVan 4x4, SMB penthouse top, Van Specialties interior
maxacceleration is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 04:17 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Christopher Thwaites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa CA
Posts: 600
Re: New To The Fold

I looked at the trail on Google Earth. It's kind of the southern backside of Mt. Charleston. I don't care for Las Vegas but the surrounding countryside is spectacular the farther you get into the back country.
So will you sleep up top or build a lower bunk? What kind of fridge? I went with a National Luna 50 liter, 40 liter fridge and 10 liter freezer. It draws about 1.5 amps and also will run on AC, Super quiet. No solar? I had SMB prewire the solar controller and then added a panel up top later. It works so well I've never run my 100AMP AGM aux down.
__________________
Chris/Ruth
2016 MBZ Sprinter 144" 4wd.
DIY interior in progress
07 BMW 525xi wagon
Christopher Thwaites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 06:14 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
pjpvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 870
Re: New To The Fold

maxacceleration - Nice looking van! There's more and more Quadvans showing up around here.

I'll have to keep that trail in mind. I have rough plans to get the SMB out to Vegas sometime in the next few months to go hit the back country with a customer.

Phil
__________________
Phil

- 2005 EB50 6.0PSD - SMB 4x4
- 2012 JK Wrangler Rubicon - 2 door
pjpvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 325
Re: New To The Fold

A couple more piccies.
Low range kicks out to neutral so I have to keep and eye on it.
I could just imagine an Atlas in this rig. For my usage I won't need the ultra low of the Atlas.
Low range & the V-10 pulls.
I have dual transfer cases in my Taco though!!!

Yes the rear bumper/receiver gets close to the ground easily and drags.


__________________
Two wheels or four, its all good. :-)
'10 E-350 EB V-10 QuadVan 4x4, SMB penthouse top, Van Specialties interior
maxacceleration is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 10:12 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
jage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,560
Re: New To The Fold

Me want to play!

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxacceleration
Low range kicks out to neutral so I have to keep and eye on it.
Linkage adjustment? Hitting floor?
__________________

__________________
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Agnes

ranchero

KLUDR

vanderpooch
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.