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Old 05-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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New SMB / Mitsubishi-Fuso

I recently received an E-mail from Overland Journal mentioning that SportsMobile will be debuting a new SMB based on the Mitsubishi-Fuso platform at the Overland Expo this month.
Has anyone have any further info on this?

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Old 05-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: New SMB / Mitsubishi-Fuso

It's built already? The chassis has been sitting there for quite a while.

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Old 05-12-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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Last month it was just a bare chassis. If it is finished, they must have been working on the box off the truck, and then installed the finished box on the chassis.

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Old 05-12-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Re: New SMB / Mitsubishi-Fuso

Oh....come on...somebody must have some pics somewhere!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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There's one (lousy) pic on this thread on ExPo. ... ortsmobile

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #7
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Re: New SMB / Mitsubishi-Fuso

It seems odd to me though, that with a small, supposedly high efficiency direct injection turbo-diesel, a six speed transmission and weighing unloaded about what a full-size Ford van weighs, it still only gets 12.3 mpg. ( I had looked at them as a possibility since with a flatbed you can have a really useful truck and a platform to drop a camper onto but if they don't offer any improvement over a 5.8 liter gas engine.....

Which reminds me that I am going to either sell or trade my 1995 E150 5.8 Quigley van for a small to mid-size 4x4 truck. Not ready to post pictures yet, I still need to clean it after the last trip. Has just over 100k miles, an SMB penthouse top w/bed, seats 7 on a leather seat that folds into a bed, 2 removable matching captains chairs and matching front seats.

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