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Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-27-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,059
Posted By 4MacFam
So the alternator only does Bulk charging. Will a...

So the alternator only does Bulk charging. Will a solar panel using a Zamp controller finish charging the battery to full capacity?
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-13-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By 4MacFam
Lost internet connection!!

Thanks for all the responses! After "not" getting any replies (or so I thought) I called a few shops with no luck. One seemed to know what she was talking about and advised me to deflat the other...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-12-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By 4MacFam
Help needed. Ft Collins, CO. Air bag repair

Anyone know a place I can trust to replace a leaking Firestone Ride Right air bag? Just starting out on a two week drive around the mountains and left rear air bag won't stay inflated.
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 08-03-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By 4MacFam
Heading to Roosevelt & Rocky Mountain NP -Help

We're planning a 2 week trip to Roosevelt & Rocky Mountain NP. Anyone have any recommendations for great trails and spots to camp? We do NOT want to be too intense with the trails (Red trails in...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 06-02-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,630
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: New 2014 Quadvan heading to California for a RB34 Buildo

NICE! Congrats. Looks like Sherman's brother. Missed your build comments and questions, I would have chimed it about sleeping on the couch. I take the back of the couch and set it on the floor...
Forum: Member Classifieds 06-02-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: 2006 E350 What price?

Get an Xventure Trailer with a roof top tent. You can outfit the trailer with water & heater, propane, frig cooler, awning, and battery supply with space to haul lots of extra gear. With the...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 05-28-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Stabilizer jacks?

I'm guessing that while you're working on the build you're moving side to side quite a bit which could rock it a bit. But once finished you won't be able to move side to side as much with cabinets...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-08-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,078
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: kitchen toys


Forum: Show & Tell 03-09-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,851
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: New Kentucky SMB Owners!

Nice! My second favorite color!
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-01-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: TPMS for aftermarket wheels

On my 2013 with no sensors in the tires I have a dash light on all the time, the message display beeps and displays a sensor fault message on startup (push the button to clear it), then while driving...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-31-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: TPMS for aftermarket wheels

I still need to add these to my second set of tires. I've been warned by a few tire companies that the cheap ones they sell on Amazon as being stock "Ford" parts or genuine Ford are just crap in...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 12-28-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,742
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: new van on order, opinions on furnace and top please!

I'm with ctb. Get the furnace and the electric top. I have a rack, solar panel AND a yakima box on top. GREAT to have extra storage on top and not have to unload it or kill my back. Pull into a...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Winter Trip

From Wisconsin and I winter camp quite a bit. Few things to think about:
- SMB usually routes the water supply lines IN the wall with no guarantee that they could be right up against the outside...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 10-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,845
Posted By 4MacFam

Quadvan installed "PIAA Yellow Fog Lights 520" in mine. I think these are the ones: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pia-5211/overview/
But they don't have the big PIAA on them.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,211
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: OK, so what sort of speaker / amp setups are you cats us

Here's what I did (er...Best Buy helped):

Forum: Towing and Toys 10-24-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,703
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Trailer

From Schutt Feb, 2014:

For a limited time we are including the Elevating Cargo Rack System at no additional charge. This is a $1595 value.
The base model XVENTURE XV-1 trailer is $11,995 which...
Forum: Towing and Toys 10-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,703
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Trailer

I'm really enjoying my Xventure by Schutt Ind. But then I wanted something to be multi purpose. The camping fun is obvious, but I've also used it to haul lots of stuff. I just filled it with 2000 lbs...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,014
Posted By 4MacFam
Forum: Campfire 10-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Just following your GPS?

I wonder how many pictures were taken? :i2:
Forum: Campfire 10-05-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,220
Posted By 4MacFam
Share your favorite OCD cleaning tips and items.

Ok, I admit it, Im a little OCD about keeping Sherman clean. So what are your favorite items and tips for keeping your SMB clean? Some of mine.

On the Road:

1. Short Plastic Handle Utility...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 10-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By 4MacFam
Passenger SEAT grab handle - tips

I'd like to mount a grab handle to the back of the passenger seat to make it easier to get in the barn door. I saved the picture, but I'd like more info.

What handle did you use?

Any tips on...
Forum: 4x4 10-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,100
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Choosing a tire question for SMB 4x4

Overland Journal Tire Test (someone else typed this up)

They tested 7 tires BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO, Dick Cepek Fun Country, Falken WildPeak A/T, General Grabber AT2, Goodyear Wrangler...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,033
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Ford E350 EB50 back compartment

Hey daveb, what did you use to attach the maxtrax to the side of the van like that? I'm trying to get mine out of the yakima box to make more room.

Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 08-26-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,030
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: Question about the SMB pop top

Haven't timed it, but at least a minute.

I'm sure someone can find it, but there's a thread on how people get their manual pop top up. You HAVE to read that. Wanted to post "I hold the button in"...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 498,915
Posted By 4MacFam
Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Sorry photographix, my wife says she can't make these due to copyright let alone sell them. Was mad at me for posting it. :a5:

They do sell some on the SMB store, but they're darker than...
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