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Old 11-13-2019, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hey All!

New to the SMB world! Picked her up last Friday in Bend, Or. Spent a few nights in the forest on the way home to break her in!

124K Miles, 6.0, Quigley, I believe it's considered an RB-50 layout, but it has limited rear cabinets, electric only, and no water.

A couple paint issues to clean up, but it has the Agile Offroad Suspension and a bunch of Aluminess Stuff on the outside.

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Old 11-13-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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Welcome! Nice looking van you got there!
New Van: 2000 Ford E350 SMB RB42
Old Van(sold): 1995 Dodge B3500 SMB RB33
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:16 PM   #3
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Surprised you had the willpower to steer it home that quickly! Enjoy your new toy.
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:20 PM   #4
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Looks great... a lot of fun to be had right there. Congrats
2003 EB50 7.3L PSD Q4X4
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:43 AM   #5
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Congrats and welcome. Awesome photo too.
2008 GMC 3500 Quigley Weldtec 4x4 Savana SMB
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:46 AM   #6
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Hi there newbie,
Welcome to the “ new” world. These rigs really do change your life! For starters, they have many more
uses than just “ camping”. For starters, they come in
very handy for long-distance medical trips. That way you have a place to stay if you can’t make it there and back in a single day. I’ve done that with mine several times, and also for gem shows, concerts, assorted get togethers and so on.
You say you only have “ electric” and I am wondering if you mean “ plug-in” only? And house batteries of course.
If so, I can relate since my van’s previous owner removed the entire propane system! Now trying to decide between solar or replacing the propane system? So was wondering if either is in your future
plans for your new “ baby”?
Just curious, as most of us seem to end up making
some kinds of changes.
Whatever, glad you’ve found your dream vehicle and
have joined the forum.
Again, welcome!
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:34 PM   #7
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Welcome! Oregon sure has some nice vans! Enjoy!

"PhoTo" - 2014 Ford E350 5.4L RB - Agile 4x4 - CCV Poptop
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:45 PM   #8
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Hey I have what I think is the same or very similar Sportsmobile. I have a 2008 ford e350 6.0 diesel, quigley 4x4 SMB Aluminess all around. If we have the same ones I have some good things I have learned and done mechanically to mine that may help you out and vice versa. Congratulations on you’re great looking SMB.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:39 PM   #9
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You picked up a nice rig. Congratulations and welcome to the life.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:47 AM   #10
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That'll be good to get out of the delta heat in the summer!
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