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Old 06-02-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Hello

Hi folks!
I've always been fascinated by 4x4 vans and more lately SMB builds. Been lurking for a while and now's the time to jump into the forum. My attraction to SMBs has become more urgent with the arrival of my 1st baby/son, who is now 7 months old. Getting out and road tripping or camping just hasn't been easy in the old Tundra 4x4 with my dear wife and now son. The only way I see to keep everyone happy is with a SMB. I'm on the hunt for one and look forward to the adventures possible with my family, and contributing to this fantastic community.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:33 AM   #2
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Welcome! Keep your eyes peeled, there's been a few good deals on here lately.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:02 PM   #3
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Hi there!! God bless you all
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:47 PM   #4
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Well, I did it! I'm a real SMB owner now!

I purchased, from the original owner, a 2003 Ford E-350 SMB: 82000 Miles, 5.4 V8, EB, 2x4, LS, 3 leather Capt'n seats, penthouse, bench seats that fold into a bed, sink, micowave, built in Icebox!?.
I can't ID the SMB layout, something like an EB18? Doesn't seem to be a standard build.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:55 PM   #5
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We already did a holiday run to Sonoma County to visit the inlaws. The van drives GREAT, even through hours of rain. NO LEAKS! Only one minor hiccup, the coil pack on cylinder #1 died. Luckily the 1st toy I installed was a ScanGauge, it gave me the error code on the spot and armed me with the info I needed to get everything back on track!

Now that it's desert season in the SW I'm plotting to camp out there every possible moment with the family. I'm so stoked!

Happy New Year all!
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That's a sweet rig! Congrats!
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:23 PM   #7
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Congrats! I wanted to go look at this rig but the seller never got back to me! Now i know why!
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Nice Van man! Do you see 4x4 in its future?? Mind me asking what you paid for it?
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Congratulations, and welcome to the addiction!
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Congrats! I wanted to go look at this rig but the seller never got back to me! Now i know why!
Thanks!
Yeah, I had half a dozen very different vans slip through my fingers, day late and a dollar short type thing. For this one, luckily I had a friend in the area who is a SMB owner that could look it over for me. This bought me some time to pounce.
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