We had our SMB for a little less than 2 years before selling it. Here are a few reasons why we sold ours.
1. At the time of purchase, our daughter was only 2y/o. Both working in the medical field, we had lots of random days off during the week, sometimes 5 days straight. We would use the SMB to go to lots of places on a whim. However, once our little one started school, as responsible parents
, we can not pull our daughter out of school every time we had our days off. So our SMB sat on our driveway as a 4th car
2. We did not use the 4x4 enough. We only wanted the option for snow and light trails. The SMB has great capabilities, but it comes with the cost of comfort IMO. Driving on paved highways was not the best. We seem to feel every bump on the road.
There are lots
of people happy with the stock SMB 4x4 suspension. But unfortunately, I've got friends with SMB's with Quadvan and Deaver springs upgrades that I had a chance to drive. Man they drove like Cadillacs!
3. The EB was just a little too big as a daily driver. With the Aluminess Bumpers, galley box, etc., your looking at a long rig.
Now, our SMB belongs to another forum member that totally fits his lifestyle. And he is very happy with his rig.
In the next few years, we are still going to get another SMB. This time, I know what we need and want. Speaking to one of the SMBW staff, he mentioned that lots of SMB owners are a lot happier with their 2nd rig. I can see why. For now, I'm trying out an RB van and making it somewhat of a transformer style. I love it. Hope this helps.