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Old 10-01-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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My build at SMB North

Nancy at SMB North just let me know that they have started my build. By November I will be a full-fledged member of this clan.

I've started a gallery of the build process here on the SMB Forum. I'll add whatever pictures Nancy can send me in the coming weeks.

If any of you have any thoughts for me at this point in the process, fire away. Or if any of you are visiting SMB North and can take some extra pictures that would be appreciated.

Here are the details of what's being built:

Van
2013 Ford E-350, Extended Body
Gas, 6.8L V10
Silver Exterior, Grey Interior
Limited Slip Differential
4:11 Gear Ratio
Trailer Tow Package
225 Amp Alternator
Engine Block Heater
Backup Camera
Reverse Sensing
Secure Lock Alarm System
Ford SYNC Media Controller
Rear Step Bumper
Aluminum Wheels
Running Boards

Layout
Similar to Sportsmobile RB-30 but in an EB van

Top
Penthouse Expandable Top
Power Lift
Zippered Screens
Removable Bed
Painted to match van

Appliances
Sink
2 Burner Propane Stove
Porta Potti with Electric Flush and Hassock Cover
Exterior Shower
Electric 2.7 CF Fridge

Electrical
2 or 3 AGM Batteries
Battery Monitor
Pre-wired for Portable Solar Panels
5 Interior Gooseneck LED Reading Lights
Exterior Motion Lights on each side of van
2 Interior 12V Outlets
3 Interior 110V Outlets
1 Exterior 110V Outlet

Propane and Water
Large Propane Tank
20 Gallon Water Tank
6 Gallon Propane Water Heater
Exterior Propane Connector for Camp Stove, Etc.
19,000 BTU Propane Furnace

Windows
Swing-out Ford Windows on Side Doors
Fixed Ford Windows on Rear Doors
30" by 15" Sportsmobile Slider Window on Driver Side
42" by 15" Sportsmobile Slider Window on Passenger Side

Seats
Driver and Passenger Seats: Swivel, Heated, Ultraleather
4 Seatbelts on Ultraleather Gaucho

Interior Materials
Cherry Wood Grain Cabinets with Silver Hardware
Grey Flecked Counter Tops
Sandstone Flecked Loncoin Floor with Lonsafe Padded Underlayment
Grey Ultraleather on Seats and Gaucho
Removable Full-length Grey Carpet Overlay

Winter Use Modications
Water Lines Wrapped and Interior Routed
Extra Reflectix Insulation

Miscellaneous
Under-floor Storage Compartment
7'6" x 10' Awning on Passenger Side
Tripod Table
Aluminess Swing-Away Spare Tire Carrier on Rear
Thule Roof Tracks
Bushwacker Fender Flares
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:06 AM   #2
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Looks like it's off to a great start, Dan! I'll let you know if I get down that way in the next few weeks and check in on the progress.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:34 AM   #3
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Congratulations!
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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Your long wait and planning is coming to an end. Congrats!
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!

Nancy just sent me more pictures and I posted them to my gallery. The penthouse is on, windows and motion sensor lights are installed and the panelling is in. Wires everywhere!
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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Congratulations, you must be exited.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #7
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I like the silver color. My dad has a 2011 E150 cargo in the same color and it looks nice.

I have the same wheels and running boards as you, on my E250 EB, but my van is white. They look nicer on your silver van! (Can you tell I'm jealous?)
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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Thanks, but not everybody agrees on the color. Here's a conversation that I had with my girlfriend's 10 year old daughter when we looked at the pictures last night.

"What color is it going to be when it's done?"

"Uh..... like it is now. Silver."

"Oh. I thought they still had to paint it. Red would be way better."
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Way too exciting. Can't wait to see the finished interior. Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures on the forum!
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #10
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Any more updates, Dan? Can't wait to see the finished product...the new red paint will look AWESOME!
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