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Old 01-18-2017, 10:20 AM   #1
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Nice 1992 Econoline SMB RB30, Los Angeles, $13,500

No affiliation. Hard to find one this clean in this price range. Looks like the upper bed is missing or not ordered. Mine was not ordered with one so I had SMB Fresno make a matching bed for mine for about $500.

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Old 01-18-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
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Nice find!

It does look like the upper bed is there --- (if you click-to-enlarge images 9 and 11, it appears to be visible at the upper part of the photo (in photo 9 it's dropped into place for sleeping, and in image 11 it appears to be hooked up inside to the penthouse roof.))

Cool color.
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gawd. That cabinetry is hideous
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:04 AM   #4
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Nothing a couple hundred dollars worth of new veneer, edging, and a Sunday couldn't fix. Lose the stripes and add some new carpet too, and she would look 10+ years newer.

Nice catch on the bed.
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gawd. That cabinetry is hideous
That was the style back then. Many of the late 80's and early 90's cabinets looked like that.
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That was the style back then. Many of the late 80's and early 90's cabinets looked like that.
Haha! I wouldn't trade the wood-grained "rustic mountain cabin" interior in my '95 Sportsmobile for anything.
Well, maybe I would....but no, wait.....

I LOVE IT.
This interior aesthetic actually makes sense --- it looks "right" ---- when you're camped out somewhere in the wilderness or desert. It truly feels like some kind of woodsy vacation cottage. Admittedly it looks like a bit of an anachronism when I'm parked anywhere in the modern (and boring) sprawl of Orange County.....but when it's parked at any of the destinations this van is intended for, it's so spot-on.

(Interestingly....when younger guys at work (who in their early 20's) see the interior of my van, they get super stoked on it. They seriously love it. I can't fully grasp why. Except perhaps its the same fascination that I have for the earth-toned/plaid interior trim of many uber-stylish 1970's cars. It's what you remember seeing when you were a kid.)

These same twenty-somethings will excitedly talk about how their "uncle's awesome conversion van looked like that inside!" when they see it.

So it's definitely a 'to each his own' thing.
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:59 PM   #7
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This SMB has been on sale for quite some time (2-3 months). I considered buying it but miles/age/price was a little more than what we were willing to pay.
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:48 PM   #8
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Geez, you guys are cabinet snobs! :-) Nothing wrong with woodgrain interior. I kinda like mine!
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:20 AM   #9
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I like the cabinets. Much better than that boring white paneling crap coming out of SMB these days, probably built better too and I'm a younger guy.
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probably built better too
Nah, it's all the same cheap pressboard.
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