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Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,875
Posted By Roonie
Re: Suburban vs 4x4 Van in the snow

I had both a 2004 suburban as daily driver and a 2006 Sportsmobile. As I mentioned last page in identical conditions hands down the van is better in every way. It really isn't even a fair...
Forum: Campfire 01-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Roonie
Re: The future of Ford trucks

I am going to be getting this truck when it comes out so will let you know. I was really hoping the Atlas would have been produced but I understand that would have been a big jump from their best...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 12-02-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By Roonie
Re: Shakedown trip: near Mt. Rainier, 8/10/13

Love Mt Rainier camping. Great trip and it is always an adventure in the van. I have a few pics similar to yours with the mtn in the background.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 11-15-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,075
Posted By Roonie
Re: Leaf Springs

I had 315/75/16 on my van with SMB 4x4 conversion on stock springs and mine was an 06. I think with a 17" rim it might rub up front on full turn. Maybe not? Mine was close with 16" rim.
Forum: Appliances and Interior 09-11-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By Roonie
Re: City Water Input....in black!

I almost pulled mine off and just repainted it black. I didn't find it locally made in black. Update the post if you find one.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,289
Posted By Roonie
Re: Engine stalled a few minutes ago......

try fuel filter. It is cheap and easy to replace. Mine was located right under the drivers door near the frame rail. Most auto parts stores carry them or quick lube oil change places.
Forum: Show & Tell 07-08-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,904
Posted By Roonie
Forum: Towing and Toys 07-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,938
Posted By Roonie
Re: New Toy

As well as my BMW f800gs I own I also have a Yamaha WR250R that I have made dual sport with a ton of mods to make it a long distance rig. Longest ride I went on with the Yamaha was 9 days and...
Forum: Campfire 06-26-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,954
Posted By Roonie
Re: If you sold your Sportsmobile, why?

I sold for several reasons. I have a family of four and it got too cramped with 2 growing boys and gear. It started to take us 45 minutes + to set up and stow gear at camp.

We also go skiing a...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 06-24-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,165
Posted By Roonie
Re: Penthouse-Power or not?

It requires a bigger hole cut in your roof to accomodate the scissor lift and equipment. This is the main reason why it is so expensive to have it retro fitted. They have to take off the top...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 06-19-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,560
Posted By Roonie
Re: Sofa Seat - Adding Additional 3Pt Seat Belt

This is what I used.
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5036&hilit=+child
Forum: Towing and Toys 06-19-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,938
Posted By Roonie
Re: New Toy

Great choice. I have the BMW f800GS and I love it. I have taken it on so many backcountry long trips now it has proven itself to me. My next trip I am planning on taking it from Seattle to Prudhoe...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By Roonie
Re: Washington state Overland Expo meet

I went the first year in Ellensburg but didn't go last year. Not sure if I will make it this year since that is our prime traveling and exploring time.
Forum: Towing and Toys 04-11-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,767
Posted By Roonie
Re: Hitch Motorcycle carrier feedback please

I like that solution. Simple and effective. Thanks for posting
Forum: Towing and Toys 04-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,767
Posted By Roonie
Re: Hitch Motorcycle carrier feedback please

My handlebars hit my spare tire and that is before compressing the front forks to tie it down with ratchet straps to the carrier. This is with the 14" extension. The spare is a 34" tire.
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Forum: Towing and Toys 04-09-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,767
Posted By Roonie
Re: Hitch Motorcycle carrier feedback please

as we have discussed via PM here is mine and thought I would add it to this post for future folks searching the topic...
I got the Reese 14" extension and that was enough to clear the spare and the...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 04-08-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,721
Posted By Roonie
Re: Sportsmobile realistic for family of five on a teacher s

You will be very tight and cramped very quickly. I would not recommend it with a family of five. You can buy a travel trailer for a heck of a lot cheaper used and not have a problem with room. ...
Forum: Show & Tell 03-25-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,985
Posted By Roonie
Forum: Show & Tell 03-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,050
Posted By Roonie
Re: Everyone, It's Show & Tell Time

Congrats! and more importantly good luck!
Forum: General Sportsmobile 03-08-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,510
Posted By Roonie
Re: Discussion split from: For Sale: 2012 Sportsmobile 4x4

SMB west requires a detailed sheet to fill out from the mechanic at Ford or wherever it gets checked out at. A basic mechanical inspection is required by them to list it. I thought about listing...
Forum: 4x4 03-07-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By Roonie
Re: front differential lube

I extended my diff vent hose into the engine compartment and made a loop with it pointed down so no water can enter it. With the SMB 4x4 system engaged it can throw oil up the vent tube at highway...
Forum: 4x4 03-04-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,380
Posted By Roonie
Re: Nitto vs. Toyo

I have had both. Started with the Nitto A/T which came from Sportsmobile. Got about 28k out of them. They were slippery in the mud and in snow I was not confident with them in those conditions. ...
Forum: Member Classifieds 02-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,362
Posted By Roonie
Re: 2008 (New 2010) Bigfoot Truck Camper 25C10.6E -Oregon

Nice setup. We went with a travel trailer we tow now. We can unhook it and explore with tow rig when at destination. Super comfy and plush and roomy compared to the Sportsmobile. The kids love it...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 01-09-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By Roonie
Re: September Road Trip CO to Canada

Great trip. Looks like you had fun.

I meant to tell you that I saw you on this trip. I haven't been on the forum for awhile. I was heading over the going to the sun road in Glacier NP when I...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-08-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,875
Posted By Roonie
Re: Suburban vs 4x4 Van in the snow

When the passes have a lot of snow and the roads are covered yes it is common to go about 40mph and some go faster. Just coming off Highway 2 (Stevens Pass) on Sunday and it was covered in snow and...
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