Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-18-2019, 04:51 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: California
Posts: 1
Thinking abt 2020 Transit AWD

Soon to be first time campervan owner. Priced out a 2020 AWD high roof Transit and am thinking of having SMB Fresno do a complete build with shower, toilet with black tank, galley, etc. I saw one thread complaining about their work. Any other viable options for a complete build out in California? Anyone know if their prices on vans are competitive? I have a Costco price from the local Ford dealer but easier to have them take delivery than me drive it down.
__________________

avery1317 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2019, 06:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 1,032
The pricing will be competitive when you factor in the cost of you paying for the van while it sits and waits to be built. For all the flack SMB gets, they are a pretty good place to get work done. There are better builders out there, but they don't have the capacity or the experience of SMB. You can look at a full custom shop like outside van or titan vans, but they will be the same price as SMB.

Have you spoken with SMB about the timing of when they could start your build if you deliver the van to them? Last I knew they were at least 6 months out and more if you wanted them to source a 4x4 sprinter for you. Some people have waited over 24 months for their build to be completed.

Also, where are you in CA? There are a lot of builders in Portland and a few others scattered around. Not many in SoCal because it's too expensive to have the warehouse space you need. The only ones I know of are Cardiff Campervan (too small to do what you want) and RB Components who were 9 months out on vans as of several weeks ago when I was there.
__________________

Grampswrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2020, 03:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
UJOINT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AVL NC
Posts: 981
Got mine Monday, have another unit coming with more options soon. We'll have a lift kit done next week.

__________________
Chris Steuber
02 E350 7.3 (V4)
05 E350 V10 (V7)
17 Focus RS,90 SHO,49 Willy CJ2A
ujointoffroad.com
UJOINT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2020, 04:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 1,032
Ujoint- that is some seriously fast turnaround on the lift. Canít wait to see what you do!
Grampswrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2020, 10:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Scalf77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 1,558
I just put an order in for my 2020 AWD Transit, the journey begins.
-greg
__________________
2004 E350 EB V10 E/PH 2WD
Scalf77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 01:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Otter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Oregon
Posts: 920
Garage
[QUOTE=Scalf77;266207]I just put an order in for my 2020 AWD Transit, the journey begins.
-greg[/QUOTE

Congrats, Greg!
__________________
"PhoTo" - 2014 Ford E350 5.4L RB - Agile 4x4 - CCV Poptop
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 09:14 AM   #7
Spr
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Illinois
Posts: 66
Congrats All! Canít wait to see how the lift turns out Chris.
__________________
_________________________
Spr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 10:26 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
UJOINT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AVL NC
Posts: 981
Teardown is today, keep posted to our Facebook, Instagram & Expedition Portal build page for updates as they happen!

__________________
Chris Steuber
02 E350 7.3 (V4)
05 E350 V10 (V7)
17 Focus RS,90 SHO,49 Willy CJ2A
ujointoffroad.com
UJOINT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2020, 12:25 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Denver Colorado
Posts: 103
Transit vans my be the future and have some positive qualities

But man are they UGLY!
Lilnuts2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2020, 12:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Denver Colorado
Posts: 103
Transit vans my be the future and have some positive qualities.

But man are they UGLY!
__________________

Lilnuts2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2020 transit awd, smb fresno quality

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×