Re: New to SMB. 1985 GMC Vandura 3500
Welcome and thanks for your military service. A number of us have older SMBs. Mine is an 89. Please post photos of you can and keep us posted on your progress. Insulation and flooring are good places to start. You should work out your house electrical before the paneling on the walls. Spend some time just sitting in the rig and dreaming about how you are going to use it and how it should be laid out. Take a look at the different layouts on the SMB website as well as other members photo galleries for ideas.
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