Re: Trip Report - Death Valley, October 2010
Sorry to hear of your SMB troubles right out of the gate. We purchased used and ended up having a few issues, mostly from the van sitting for 6 months prior to our purchase. Truth is, these are very complex vehicles and I have resigned myself to the fact that there will ALWAYS be somthing to tinker with or fix, especially where we take our SMB. We routinely take our SMB into some of the most remote places in the lower 48.
This last trip was 1050 miles and included Saline Valley in DVNP. No problems except that our Fiama awning buckled in a windstorm after being impacted from above by an unlatched cargo carrier lid (my bad) and our lab ate a superglue bottle on the pullout carpet.
I hope you have many journeys. Don't be afraid to get off the beaten path!
2003 7.3L EB 4x4
Timberline 4x4 conversion