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Forum: Sprinter Chassis 02-12-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By John and Dana
Hi all, I also just upgraded my house batteries...

Hi all, I also just upgraded my house batteries and wanted to share here since my setup is a little different. Hopefully this will help anyone considering converting on a Ford SMB.

Original set...
Forum: Van Body 09-17-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,272
Posted By John and Dana
Orv, thank you for the poke, I meant to post an...

Orv, thank you for the poke, I meant to post an update to my repair but life got in the way. I am very happy with how easy the repair was to complete and how it turned out.

I had plates made...
Forum: Van Body 01-10-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,272
Posted By John and Dana
I am looking a repair this same issue only I live...

I am looking a repair this same issue only I live in Seattle and driving my van to Fresno and taking a week off work or shipping the van for a repair are not a feasible options.

I have had two...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-27-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By John and Dana
Thanks for the replies. Yes I plan on doing them...

Thanks for the replies. Yes I plan on doing them myself. I already have 2 of them off because I am replacing the vacuum pump and steering box with one from Redhead Steering Gears. I had to remove...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-26-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By John and Dana
Ford 6.0 PSD CAC boots

I am looking for inut from members on the CAC boots. I have oil eaking from the boots on both the hot and cold side. I am assuming since oil is able to leak out they are also leaking air. I have...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 03-28-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By John and Dana
We just got back from Big Bend and I can tell you...

We just got back from Big Bend and I can tell you you won't be disappointed. Make sure to include Big Bend Ranch State Park which is next to the National Park. The NP was really busy and I had to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 03-26-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By John and Dana
I have had this on my to do list as well. I have...

I have had this on my to do list as well. I have not taken the light apart yet but my plan is to take the power into the fixture on use the push button on the drivers side and a master on/off. In...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 03-24-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By John and Dana
The only work I had done was under warranty and I...

The only work I had done was under warranty and I used Horizon Ford. They work on a lot of fleet vehicles so are very familiar with the diesels. That said I am not a big fan of dealer service...
Forum: Van Body 03-24-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,238
Posted By John and Dana
This is a little of topic but any thoughts about...

This is a little of topic but any thoughts about a replacement grill for the 08 and up vans to get rid of all the plastic blocking the airflow to the radiator, trans cooler etc. The diesels run...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 03-24-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By John and Dana
Larrie, Sounds like a great trip. We just...

Larrie,

Sounds like a great trip. We just got back from the SW last week. If you get as far as Texas Big Bend (National Park and State Park) are pure SMB heaven. The State Park is almost...
Forum: 4x4 03-20-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,408
Posted By John and Dana
I see on the Chevrolet website they are now...

I see on the Chevrolet website they are now offering the 2.8L Duramax in the full size vans. You can still get a Duramax only it is the baby brother.
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 11-22-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,256
Posted By John and Dana
We will be driving down to Todos Santos first...

We will be driving down to Todos Santos first week of February. We have a house rented starting on the 11th but would love to meetup / travel with others.

Eddyturn, Bottom line is you can use...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-03-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By John and Dana
The only annoying noise I get is a buzzing sound...

The only annoying noise I get is a buzzing sound from the Atlas shift linkage if at just under 50 mph.

I have a heavy EB and the sweet spot for me is about 65. I have found that at highway...
Forum: 4x4 10-03-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,832
Posted By John and Dana
Dave, I have an EB and I like the idea of...

Dave,

I have an EB and I like the idea of mounting them between the ladder and bumper. How did you attach them? I would love more details.

Thanks
John
Forum: 4x4 09-26-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,832
Posted By John and Dana
Larrie, Thanks for the reply I was planning...

Larrie,

Thanks for the reply I was planning on getting 4 for just the type of situation you were in.

Rallypana,

Our van is like your and is very heavy and I am glad to hear they held up to...
Forum: 4x4 09-26-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,832
Posted By John and Dana
Maxtrax

Having been stuck before on the shore of a lake where there is nothing to connect a winch line to I am considering buying a set of MAXTRAX.
...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-16-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,641
Posted By John and Dana
We have both the Airtronic for heat and the...

We have both the Airtronic for heat and the Hydronic & flat plate for hot water. The Airtronic is great for heating and we use it a lot and it has been great. We have only had to service it once so...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-16-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By John and Dana
If you have a SMB West 4x4 conversion they are...

If you have a SMB West 4x4 conversion they are now selling Fox shock as a replacement to the Old Man Emu shocks that were originally installed on their conversions. I haven't replaced mine yet but...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 08-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,874
Posted By John and Dana
Re: Trip report: The Mojave Road

Dave,

If you are looking for travel partners we would be interested in making a trip down especially in January or February. We need a break from the grey skies and rain and typically try to do a...
Forum: Campfire 08-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By John and Dana
Re: Local riders vs BLM in Utah (news)

I grew up camping along rivers and creeks in Western Washington. We never stayed in organized campground and my first experience with one was when I was in college and went to party at Lake Chelan...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By John and Dana
Re: EcoTemp L7 & Spot Sat Phone review....

About two years ago I purchased a Inmarsat phone. I haven't had to use it but the way I see it, if need it the $600 I spent on the phone will seem cheap. The reason I went with Inmarsat is you can...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,094
Posted By John and Dana
Re: 1995 RB30 - Replacement Brass Plumbing Fittings?

The grey tubing is not PEX as you have figured out it is actually polybutylene tubing. It was used in houses, mobile homes and RV's in the 80"s and 90"s. After class action lawsuits due to...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By John and Dana
Re: Water Leak

I know the city water fill has a pressure regulator built in to protect the plumbing system. When water is heated it will expand and if there is no expansion/accumulator tank to abosrb the expansion...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-31-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By John and Dana
Re: 6.0 PSD Transmission limp mode

Blake,

You might also want to check Horizon Ford. They are in South Seattle their core business is commercial sales and they probably service more diesels than any other dealer around. I have...
Forum: Campfire 06-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,524
Posted By John and Dana
Re: Oregon rockhounding?

BroncoHauler,

We did a little exploring around Glass Buttes a couple of years ago and there were chunks of obsidian just lying right beside the road. I assume if you know what you are looking for...
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