Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-29-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 91
Where to buy used smb's

Other than the smb sites, are there any other particularly good placed to look for used smb's? Thanks.


diver110 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 11:29 PM   #2
Site Team
BroncoHauler's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 9,675
Found mine on either or
Never saw many there, but I jumped on the one I did see.


SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
mmocken's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 308
Send a message via AIM to mmocken
Found mine on cragslist....see forum subject about craigslist in the classified section
Thanks, Marty

Marty's 'BearsMobile'

1995 Dodge SMB EB-20 + modified for shower in back, PH Microlite Starcool. 130k miles young!
mmocken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Posts: 29
We found ours on Craigslist as well. We were patient, looked for over 2 years.
dkrahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 01:30 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: ventura,ca
Posts: 26
If you go to SMB in fresno they have a pretty big book of used ones for sale, just ask about it,wish I knew about prior to starting my $$$$$ on mine
vtarider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2008, 12:08 AM   #6
Senior Member
cellularSTEVE's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,070
eBay (bought a jeep this way and sold 2 others) and Craigslist.

But SMB West will put you in touch with the sellers and you can negotiate of course. Bought my SMB this way.

'05 Ford V-10 4x4 SMB "50" White
'00 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 Highly Modified
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee- wife won't let me modify it. :-(
Does anyone really read this stuff other than surfgeek?
cellularSTEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2008, 06:52 AM   #7
Senior Member
alta825's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 439
SMB West for ours. Lynn was super helpful in getting more info etc...was able to still negotiate a little w/ the owner. I did miss out on another van that i found on Craigslist, was super helpful in that search.

whatever you do, be prepared to act pretty darn quick. Definitely have most of your finances in line and be prepared to hop on a plane and be ready to bail if it is not what the pictures lead you to believe.

I lucked out after I missed out last minute on a SMB in soCal, one appeared on the SMB site 15 miles away a week or so later that had all i was looking for.

good luck

2002 EB51 7.3L w/ Stage 2- UJoint 6" 4x4 Conversion
2001 RB50 V10 Quigley- SOLD
alta825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2008, 08:33 AM   #8
Senior Member
jage's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,604
Yes I was not as willing to bail as I should have been. My negotiations went on so long that my arrival to pick up the van butted up against when I wanted to start using the van, it quickly became my last opportunity to buy all summer. If I'd left myself more wiggle room I would have had a better opportunity to negotiate- well maybe. Still, love the van I have despite all the problems I can't imagine having not bought it or having bought a different one.
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2008, 09:28 AM   #9
Senior Member
deminimis's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Baja Whenever Possible
Posts: 1,012
First found on EBay. Got ahold of the orig owner (it had been repo'd) and got the full skinny (including info on new trans). When didn't sell on EBay (RV dealer that bought at auction from finance company), then the research and negotiations really began. Not perfect and I've been throwing a lot of $ at it, but when the dust settles I'll still be way out in front.

It takes a village to raise an idiot.
deminimis is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.