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Old 12-05-2013, 05:40 AM   #11
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Re: Nissan Roadtrek's are just plain ugly

I really like the concept of the Nissan in SMB trim. I'm sure the enthusiasts will figure out how to retrofit a Titan 4WD system underneath it...or go hog-wild with a D44, either coil or leaf-sprung. Heck, lotsa folks doing that with Tundras now.

Too bad the Nissan SMB isn't offered with propane (I'm a hot-water and inside-cooker kinda camper ).
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:03 AM   #12
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Re: Nissan Roadtrek's are just plain ugly

An SMB Nissan with a quigley 4x4 conversion and a the new 5.0l cummins would be an appealing package, despite the less than exciting looks.

Having easier access to the engine for basic service is a big positive.

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Old 12-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #13
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Re: Nissan Roadtrek's are just plain ugly

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Having easier access to the engine for basic service is a big positive.
Buy a pickup then.

If they'd called the Nissan a panel truck or made up something new (xB+) it would be a cute niche, and I'd fully support camperizing them as an upgrade from a slide-in in a pickup. Calling it a van however, is offensive to my people.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:36 AM   #14
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Re: Nissan Roadtrek's are just plain ugly

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everybody trashes the Nissan. IMO anything other than a lifted Ford van with the right tires and bumpers is uglier than my ride. I like the low top Nissan slightly more than the Sprinters and especially the Promaster. BUT, I'll bet there might be a way to put lipstick on any pig and transform that ugly duck into a swan.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:50 AM   #15
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Re: Nissan Roadtrek's are just plain ugly

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Having easier access to the engine for basic service is a big positive.
I'll have to go with EM on this one.
I'd love to have my current van but with the engine 18 to 24 inches forward.
Because: Quiet, cooler, leg room, room to work under the hood, room for accessories under the hood.

If the only downside was ugly, I'd take it.
Even if it was no longer considered a van and I was exiled from this community, I'd take it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #16
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I'll have to go with EM on this one.
I'd love to have my current van but with the engine 18 to 24 inches forward.
Because: Quiet, cooler, leg room, room to work under the hood, room for accessories under the hood.
Get the blowtorch, an industry is born...
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #17
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I'd love to have my current van but with the engine 18 to 24 inches forward.
Because: Quiet, cooler, leg room, room to work under the hood, room for accessories under the hood.

If the only downside was ugly, I'd take it.
Even if it was no longer considered a van and I was exiled from this community, I'd take it.
Sumthin' like this...

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Old 12-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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Re: Nissan Roadtrek's are just plain ugly

I think there is all kinds of potential.
Looks like Quigley has the 4x4 jump... but add 3" of lift to this...



And the Nissan could be a fun machine. Not monster-like as the Ford, but that could be good.
PH top and a simple, light interior and it would be a good looking camper!
I wouldn't even change the tire size on the above pic with 3" lift.

I've just jumped on with Nissan, owning my first just recently... It drives quiet, smooth and powerful.
Nissan ain't so bad.

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Old 12-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #19
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I've just jumped on with Nissan, owning my first just recently... It drives quiet, smooth and powerful.
Nissan ain't so bad.
Nice! Specs? I'm a Toyota fan myself but the Frontier is growing on me...factory locking rear diff...
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I've just jumped on with Nissan, owning my first just recently... It drives quiet, smooth and powerful.
Nissan ain't so bad.
Nice! Specs? I'm a Toyota fan myself but the Frontier is growing on me...factory locking rear diff...
I just sold a cherry '96 regular cab Tacoma w/4.88's, posi's & dual transfer cases. Great trail truck but a reg cab don't carry much...

My Pro-4X has a rear locker, auto, 260 hp V-6 & 3" of lift. A good 'touring' rig IMO, I love it.

Sold this



Now back to that Nissan van.
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