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Old 03-27-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Two years of ownership report



Well, we've now had our SMB for 2 years. I was going to update my 1 year report but I can't find it. We are still enjoying the comfort and convenience of the SMB and have been using it as much as our schedule allows. Since our purchase we have not stayed in a hotel while on the road.

Miles driven in last 2 years: 24,000

Avg. MPG: about 15

Problems 1st year: Fan clutch, crankcase oil seal and turbo all covered under warranty. I attribute the oil seal and turbo issues to the van sitting for 5 months before we bought it.

Problems 2nd year: Front axle seals (probably considered regular maintenance) .

Nights spent in the van: 97

Nights spent in van plugged into shore power: 5

States traveled: UT, CO, CA, OR, WA, WY, NV, ID

Additions/Projects: Solar panel and controller, transverse bike rack, insulation added, coolant filter, fender vents.

Want to change: BFG D rated tires, springs, shocks
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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very cool buddy

Look at Deaver springs and bilstiens
Deaver can spec out all for you and install locally in CO
or come here to so cal, 1/2 day job

additonally, Full Tilt off road here in San clemente can spec and install

killer on deavers is shipping i would imaggine

have not read anything anywhere that didnt like deavers
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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Year One: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4597&hilit=year

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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hah, there it is. Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:29 PM   #5
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Congrats! I know we love our rig! Can't wait to do some exploring this year.
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