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Forum: 4x4 05-08-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By flyfisher
Atlas T-Case issue

I have a 2005 SMB RB 50 and I had the lube changed in my Atlas transfer case. Drove home and parked The Van. The next time I drove it I noticed quite lot of oil on the floor of my garage. The...
Forum: Show & Tell 05-14-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By flyfisher
Vandiesel. are those vents on either side of the...

Vandiesel. are those vents on either side of the hood of your rig, and if so, where did you get them?

thanks..
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 12-02-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,319
Posted By flyfisher
I have a 2005 SMB with a Lifeline AGM for the...

I have a 2005 SMB with a Lifeline AGM for the house battery. I talked to the folks at Lifeline and they recommend keeping the battery plugged in and charged if possible.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-21-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By flyfisher
2005 SMB E350 rear diff question

I've got a little issue with the rear diff on my 2005 SMB 4X4. Not a full float, just the basic as it came from SMB West.

My mechanic found a bunch of metal shavings and nasty bits in the diff and...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-06-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By flyfisher
Replace Serpentine Belt

I have a 2005 SMB w/ the 6.0. About 88k on the clock. I'm going to replace the serpentine belt, just doe to age and miles. Is this a good time to replace the water pump, and what else should I take...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-20-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,090
Posted By flyfisher
Or, as the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers...

Or, as the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers said...Times of dope will get you times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-20-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,798
Posted By flyfisher
Dusty, before raising the top, you should have at...

Dusty, before raising the top, you should have at least the side doors open, actually the more doors open the better. When the top is raised it creates quite a negative and if there’s no way for air...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-20-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,534
Posted By flyfisher
I also use the rear door mounted ladder to hold...

I also use the rear door mounted ladder to hold my fly rod, all strung, when driving between drifts. That way I don't need to shove 9 feet of expensive graphite in The Van with everything else.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 04-13-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By flyfisher
FICM question

Since I got a Scan gauge for The Van it allows me to obsess over more things while I drive. Monitoring the voltage of the FICM, it doesn't get up to 48.5 volts until the EOT gets to 190 degrees. The...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-13-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,508
Posted By flyfisher
I have a 25 pound solar panel on the roof of The...

I have a 25 pound solar panel on the roof of The Van and my 69 year old back can push up the manual Top..But when I add the rowing frame for the pontoon boat (another 25 pounds) it gets a little...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-28-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By flyfisher
New Shocks question

I have a 2005 6.0 4X4 SMB. I bought The Van new and have about 80k on the clock. Most of the miles have been highway miles, and not too many miles on marginal forest service roads, but some....
...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 12-11-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By flyfisher
Oil Change Interval

I have a 2005 SMB with the 6.0 and 80k on the odometer. I drive about 6,000 miles per year, the majority of it in the more pleasant months. So The Van gets to rest in the garage from late October...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 12-02-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,997
Posted By flyfisher
I have a Lifeline 4G AGM house battery. I sent a...

I have a Lifeline 4G AGM house battery. I sent a note to Lifeline and asked them how best to store The Van. Plugged in or not? Their response was if possible to always keep the battery plugged in and...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-06-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By flyfisher
My Van seems to be happiest at 2,000 RPM which I...

My Van seems to be happiest at 2,000 RPM which I think is about 66 MPH. Of course at 66 MPH I have to stay in the slow lane. And the engine noise from the 6.0 has never been an issue. I've gotten...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-04-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,551
Posted By flyfisher
Does SMB still do Baja Tan. That's what mine is....

Does SMB still do Baja Tan. That's what mine is. Doesn't show dirt and is somewhat unique.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-22-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,534
Posted By flyfisher
My ladder is mounted on the rear. Gets used all...

My ladder is mounted on the rear. Gets used all the time, cleaning the bird poop off the solar panel, hang the sun shower on and to carry the rowing frame for my pontoon boat..

Tom
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-10-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By flyfisher
That's the one! Thank you!

That's the one!

Thank you!
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-10-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By flyfisher
Norcold Reefer

A few weeks ago, there was a post about replacing the small Norcold reefer in a EB 50 SMB.

I've looked and looked and can't find it. Can anyone help.

thanks...

Tom
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 12-11-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 16,785
Posted By flyfisher
WTF IS UP WITH THE FORUM! Yes, the caps lock is...

WTF IS UP WITH THE FORUM! Yes, the caps lock is on because I'm yelling. Advertisements? Do we need advertisements?
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-09-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,798
Posted By flyfisher
Re: Bike Racks

thanks all, for your tips. REI's Labor Day sale is coming up, so I think it may be the Yakima or Thule rack for me. I had thought about mounting the bike rack on the front receiver, but am loath to...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-08-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,798
Posted By flyfisher
Bike Racks

I tried a search but only became more confused. I would like to add a two bike rack to the rear of my SMB. (2005 E 350). I have the stock bumper with an Aluminess spare tire carrier. I think the...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,165
Posted By flyfisher
Re: Best Roadside Assist

The few times we've needed to use AAA, it's been well worth the annual fee. The most recent was when the vacuum assist failed on The Van. I was about 92 miles from home, and was flatbedded to the...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-18-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By flyfisher
Re: State & Federal Park Android Apps

You can also go to the website for whichever state you happen to be in...for instance...

https://www.parks.wa.gov/


And if you have your Delorme Gazetteer for the state you happen to be in,...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-15-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By flyfisher
Re: Penthouse roof supports

As Jeffrey said, SMB provides clever little hinged supports on all 4 corners that you can drop down to support the top when it's up. Before you drop the top, you just swing them up and they clip in...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 05-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,138
Posted By flyfisher
Re: Power Brake Vacuum Assist Failure on Diesel Vehicles

Well I guess I can join this exclusive little club. My SMB is 10 years old, with 70,000 miles on it. Going over Snoqualmie Pass this morning on the way to a much anticipated fishing trip, a very...
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