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Old 07-15-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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EB or RB for offroad?

I know there must be a thread on here somewhere but I can't find it.....

I know the EB is going to be more limited in places it can go compared to the RB but how much so. Looks like both go on the same group outings on this forum with success.

Any opinions out there on how limiting the EB would be compared to the RB?

Thanks in advance for the info!
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

I know this is not your question but I want to say I am extremely happy that I built on the RB platform. I have plenty of "organized" room including a stand up shower and a removeable portable air conditioner. Yet-every time I slip into a standard parking space I am amazed that I am no longer than the other cars even with aluminess bumpers. The shorter turning radius than stock and a back up camera make that part easy. You'll make the right choice either way for you.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

Its all about the departure angle. The EB has the disadvantage in this respect. Several folks on the board have scraped the rear as they come out of or begin an approach that is steep. This is the main thing you need to consider if your doing a lot of off road. Other than that the EB is very similar to the RB.

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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

Dowgars, you have a standup shower in yours? Any pics of that?

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:01 PM   #5
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

Yeah, departure angle is important if you're beginning a very step hill from level ground, but if I scrape the hitch in some dirt I don't care. What I DO care about is switchbacks and tight turns. And sometimes you just have to turn around on a narrow road and go back. That's why I got an RB. Plus, I travel with way less 'stuff' than anyone here and have no kids or dogs, and only sometimes a passenger.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:23 PM   #6
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

Jeffrey, the tight turns are also a concern especially with the Quigley. I drove a SMB for the first time the other day and could not believe how good the turning radius was!

Made we want to buy a SMB just for that reason alone. Anything out there help with that on a Q?
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

Here is some more info:
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

I choose the RB for the better departure angle having offroad in mind, but that is a personal choice.
Regarding the turning radius, quadvan makes it also very tight.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #9
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

AndrewST: Mine is also a Quadvan conversion. Turning radius is phenominal. RD
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Re: EB or RB for offroad?

Great info from everyone and thanks for the links Dave!

Can you convert the front end of a Q to a SMB or Quad?
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