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Old 03-29-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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SMB Finally Done (for now at least)

It has taken us about a year, but we're pretty much done. We bought the van in May of 2008 and didn't have time to get the interior completed before summer. So, we just took it to Indy SMB and had them put the top on for the summer. We also had new wheels and tires installed before heading west. While in CA, we had SMB West install a Kenwood Nav system in June. After another trip to Colorado in September and some trips to KY for climbing, we were ready to get the interior done. We were going to be in Florida during Dec, Jan, and Feb, so we just left it at SMB Indy for the winter. We slept in the van about 70 days last year without the interior (mats and bags), so we are ready for the luxury of a real bed and someplace to sit.

It is a slightly modified RB50 with a V10 and Quigley 4x4.
2kw inverter/charger
2 AGM batteries
3cf refrigerator
No propane
No Danhard
No water system. We carry two 7 gallon jugs.

We wanted to keep the systems and cost as low as possible. Our total cost is just about $77,000. Still a lot of money, within our estimate range going in.

Here are a couple of pictures:


2008 Ford E-350 Quigley 4x4 V10 Gas - 144,000 miles
RB50, PH Top, Dual AGM Group 27 Deka, 2000 Tripplite Inv., No Propane or Water Systems
Van Weight 7,800 pounds, added one rear leaf to even it out, BFG AT KO LT265/70R17 E Tire press 50psi seems to run best at my van's weight.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Very nice, clean and simple. I like it. I really dig the shoe/boot section in the back. Wish ours had that. Congrats!
Dave and Yoshi [Ki6LBB]
2003 Baja Tan SMB EB50 V10 (SOLD in 2008)
2003 Baja Tan SMB EB DYO 7.3 Diesel

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