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Forum: Member Classifieds 02-25-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By rltilley
Bump. This is still available here in warm SoCal.

Bump. This is still available here in warm SoCal.
Forum: Campfire 02-25-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By rltilley
I cancelled as well. It got to the point where I...

I cancelled as well. It got to the point where I couldn’t tell what was an ad and what was an article. I do read on their website every now and then though.
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-25-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By rltilley
Beautiful pictures! I dream of getting my van...

Beautiful pictures! I dream of getting my van over there. Someday!
Forum: Campfire 02-23-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By rltilley
Vanlife: The Movie

I have the book Nomadland to read here but I haven't read it yet. It looks like it is now a movie. While not the glamorous side of "vanlife" this could be an interesting movie.
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Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 02-10-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 498,792
Posted By rltilley
Yeah. We’re spoiled here and we are going to the...

Yeah. We’re spoiled here and we are going to the mountains. We recently went to Yellowstone and that -5 was a new kind of cold for us!
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 02-05-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 498,792
Posted By rltilley
We’ll be packing soon to get out of the heat and...

We’ll be packing soon to get out of the heat and into the snow. I guess it all depends on location!
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 02-05-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 498,792
Posted By rltilley
I had a new bike rack swingarm installed by...

I had a new bike rack swingarm installed by Aluminess so today I lined the inside of the box with tool drawer liner and reinstalled my backup camera which attaches to the underside of the box.
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Forum: Member Classifieds 02-03-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By rltilley
Since the kit is bolted to the box I'd rather...

Since the kit is bolted to the box I'd rather keep them together. Otherwise there would be holes to plug in the side of the box.
Forum: Member Classifieds 02-02-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By rltilley
None that I am aware of. This really requires an...

None that I am aware of. This really requires an Aluminess bumper to mount to.
Forum: Member Classifieds 01-31-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By rltilley
FS Aluminess Deluxe Box, Shelf, Swingarm & Expedition Kit

I just had Aluminess install a Bike Rack swingarm on my van so I no longer need this. The Deluxe box has a shelf installed at a height that should allow a generator to fit below it. The expedition...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-25-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By rltilley
At Least One Said No to “Van Life”

Finally an article not glamorizing “van life”. Sounds like he didn’t really give it a shot though...

https://news.yahoo.com/tried-living-luxury-camper-van-142336463.html
Forum: Show & Tell 01-14-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By rltilley
Great photos! We went to West Yellowstone...

Great photos! We went to West Yellowstone Christmas week. No van unfortunately. I took my Jeep on that trip. We saw lots of Buffalo and a coyote but struck out on other wildlife.
Forum: Campfire 12-20-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 184,412
Posted By rltilley
SMB Sightings

Saw this today in West Yellowstone. It dwarfed my Jeep. My van stayed home this trip.


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Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 12-20-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By rltilley
SMB mounted ours to the underside of the deluxe...

SMB mounted ours to the underside of the deluxe box. No problems at all swinging the gate open.
Forum: Campfire 12-17-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By rltilley
There’s always this. Hank loves 4x4 vans. ...

There’s always this. Hank loves 4x4 vans.

https://https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-4x4-Hank-3/dp/B00EC6VMWI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=hank+iii+brothers+of+the+4x4&qid=1608263285&sr=8-1...
Forum: Towing and Toys 12-11-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,377
Posted By rltilley
Nice! I've had a Pugsley for years and love the...

Nice! I've had a Pugsley for years and love the bike. It's surprising how well they handle despite the large tires. I have an offroad touring bike currently set up with 27.5 x 3" tires but will be...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 12-03-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By rltilley
I’ve only done the trail on a bicycle but only...

I’ve only done the trail on a bicycle but only remember a couple of spots that would be tough for a 2wd vehicle. I did see a Subaru out there when I was there and talked to another guy in a pickup...
Forum: Show & Tell 11-23-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 185,120
Posted By rltilley
Post your campsite pics!

We finally got out after about a year without the van getting used. We’re in Idyllwild for some hiking.

We had a rack failure on the way up. The Thule mounts holding the bikes on top of the...
Forum: Member Classifieds 10-24-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By rltilley
FS Garmin Montana 650T GPS

This is in great condition and has always been used in a case and has always had screen protectors on it. Included maps are Topo and City Navigator North America street maps. The firmware is updated...
Forum: Member Classifieds 10-24-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By rltilley
FS Inreach Explorer +

This unit is fairly new since I ended up losing one unit and had to replace it. It has always had a screen protector on it and everything is basically very close to new condition. I have the original...
Forum: 4x4 10-20-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,352
Posted By rltilley
I have a V10 4x4 with 4.1 gears and average about...

I have a V10 4x4 with 4.1 gears and average about 9 mpg. I've found that if I want better mileage then I need to slow down. We did 400 miles within Yellowstone a few years back and the speed limit...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 09-24-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,667
Posted By rltilley
I'd be interested as well. I have a 2013 E350...

I'd be interested as well. I have a 2013 E350 that is currently screenless.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-24-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By rltilley
I'm another one using Gaia on an old iPad. In my...

I'm another one using Gaia on an old iPad. In my Jeep I mount it using Ram mounts but in the SMB I use a cup holder based mount. I just need to remember To download any maps I will need before...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-02-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By rltilley
My stock starter battery failed the other day and...

My stock starter battery failed the other day and I had a chance to test the button that allows you to start the vehicle using the house battery. It worked perfectly for me.

I do carry a NoCo...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-26-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By rltilley
I have a quote from Agile for a RIP package on my...

I have a quote from Agile for a RIP package on my 2013 SMB 4x4. It lists the shocks as:

Agile tuned Fox shock, 986-24-058-0 V4, 2.0, IFP, 8.1 Travel

and

Ford Sportsmobile Custom Front Shock,...
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