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Old 01-16-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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We are back in a SMB! (Barn Find)

We sold our SMB back in 2008 because times were tough and the SMB was a luxury. Between then and now we had a LandCruiser that we loved with a SoCal Teardrop Krawler 459. It was an awesome setup, but Yoshi always missed the SMB.

Eventually the LC and trailer would be sold to someone that made me an offer i couldn't resist. I held on to the money and looked at different vehicles, Tigers, Cab-over types, and even tested the XP Camper V2. We kept coming back to the SMB.

I had Alan and Lynn at Sportsmobile keep an eye out for me. My dream SMB was a 7.3, but i never thought i'd find one. Most were all high mileage and tired.

To my surprise, Lynn emailed me the day this one came up and we had to snatch it up. Even if we didn't want it or like something about it, it was the Holy grail of SMB's IMHO.

A 2003 EB (Custom Layout) 7.3 Quigley with 11,838 miles on it. That's not a typo! This was the ultimate find and 1 original owner that used to travel to Baja. I wanted a leafsprung/atlas SMB that was a RB, but when i found this motor and mileage, i couldn't pass it up. Shoot, it still smells new!!!!!!!!

Anyhow, here she is. It needs bumpers, winch and some other stuff that can easily be added, but for now im happy with a solid young platform.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:57 PM   #2
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Re: We are back in a SMB! (Barn Find)

Our last layout was a EB50. I didn't care for having to go outside to access the rear, especially in bad weather. This SMB now has a walk thru plan with a custom configuration. Tons of storage combined with an extra long gaucho and a huge fridge. We're extremely happy.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: We are back in a SMB! (Barn Find)

Score!
Welcome back - we'll look forward to some more SMB trip reports!
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #4
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Also, unlike the last one you can turn the drivers seat around and sit 5-6 people inside when weather gets bad.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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.. and We've already made one small trip to the local Desert with Gooseberry. Felt good to be in a comfy rig running 80mph on the freeway, no problem.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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Re: We are back in a SMB! (Barn Find)

Much envy and congrats mixed together
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #7
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Nice!!
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:41 PM   #8
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I've seen one or two of your trip reports (maybe on Expo or linked here) and really was impressed. Glad to have you in, or back in, the van club!
Really sweet rig, that's VERY close to my next floor plan.

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:45 PM   #9
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Congratulations and welcome back to fold.

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:50 PM   #10
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Thanks fellas! She's so new and low mileage that she doesn't even have saggy butt yet!

Not bad for 10 years old!
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