I'm a longtime lurker/forum guest and SMB noob who finally took the plunge and bought a secondhand rig. I want to thank everyone on this forum for all of their wisdom and experience, which helped to educate me so that I knew what I was looking at, and in making updates and repairs in the few months that I've owned it.
My SMB is a '96 E350 EB with a Quigley conversion, the penthouse top, and a thirsty 460 V8 gas motor. It's mostly stock but with lights, solar, an aftermarket winch, an auxiliary gas tank, and Aluminess spare tire carrier, plus some other bits. I'll get into some of those things in later posts or threads. It's riding on 33" Cooper AT3s that probably have another 5 years life in them unless I wear them out sooner.
The van has about 93K miles on it and overall is in pretty good shape for a 25-year old vehicle, but it is due for some regular maintenance, some of which I've already gotten into (again, later posts). I am grateful to the prior owners for keeping the original SMB owner's manual intact and with the van.
I have some modest plans to "edit" this van to better meet my specific needs, but I will be taking a pretty light touch -- no interior gut and rebuild here. I expect to be more of a user and a driver, and less of a builder. But I am open to ideas and suggestions for how to improve the vehicle or address known issues. And there are some 90's era bits and pieces that I plan to delete.
So, thanks again for all of the knowledge that is collected in this forum. I hope that I can contribute to it in some small way.