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Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-05-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Belize
Already bought one, but thanks for asking.

Already bought one, but thanks for asking.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-01-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Belize
Phil, bought a 15 gallon to fit beside the...

Phil, bought a 15 gallon to fit beside the existing tank. Was wondering how you connected your two water tanks. Just a single connection making it in fact a single tank, or did you isolate with...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 11-21-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By Belize
Rotella T-6 vs T-4

I have been using Shell Rotella T-6 here in Belize in my 2006 E350 6.0. The Shell dealer says they are no longer bringing it in, only T-4 which is blended. Is there a problem switching to T-4? If...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-17-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Belize
That is a cool idea, very functional and...

That is a cool idea, very functional and modifiable, put tracks on the bottom then cross pieces for what ever you need. Thanks for the idea Phil!
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-16-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Belize
Cool That’s been my one problem. Almost ripped off my...

That’s been my one problem. Almost ripped off my awning once, and I do bushwhack a lot here in Belize. Thinking of a sloped metal guard in front of each tank to keep brush from getting between van...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-16-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Belize
I am slowly coming around to two 4.5 gallon...

I am slowly coming around to two 4.5 gallon Rotopax mounted on either side of the van. I do not have a problem drilling the body and putting backing plates on the inside. I like the idea of a siphon...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-13-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Belize
TwoXentrix - I've been going back forth a lot on...

TwoXentrix - I've been going back forth a lot on a place to store 5-10 gals on the van. I liked Phil's idea of a Rotopax behind the spare, but it won't fit on my van, and besides like you I worry...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-13-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Belize
I suspect you have the 45 gallon fuel tank? I...

I suspect you have the 45 gallon fuel tank? I have the 35, and have really wanted to have the extra 10 gallons on a couple of trips.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-12-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Belize
Yes, but storage is a problem. All of these are...

Yes, but storage is a problem. All of these are too tall to fit easily under the bench in back. The one gallon container fit into a milk crate and slide right under.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-12-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Belize
Phil, Thanks for the photos and link. I...

Phil,


Thanks for the photos and link. I agree about wanting more water, especially in the tropics. I was amazed how quickly the current 10 gallons disappears. I am currently carrying 10-1...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-12-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Belize
Rotopax vs Jerry cans for spare fuel

Can I get some pros and cons from those experienced with carrying extra fuel on Rotopax vs. jerry cans? I love the sleek look and storage of the Rotopax, but have heard som negatives about the caps...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-11-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Belize
New water tank

I want to expand my onboard water capacity from the standard 10 gallon tank to 20. I want to get another plastic tank that will sit right beside the current one. The size apparently is not standard,...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 10-11-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Belize
Mounting jerry cans on rear door

I have an Aluminess spare tire swing arm on the driver side rear bumper, and nothing on the right. I would like to add 2 jerry cans of spare diesel but can not afford another Aluminess swing arm for...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-06-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Belize
Greg, after sleeping on it, I now understand what...

Greg, after sleeping on it, I now understand what you meant. Basically, the 30amp breaker is a main breaker. The 15 amp is the GFI and there are still 3 more slots that could be expanded, all...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-06-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Belize
I am wondering if there is a reason that the...

I am wondering if there is a reason that the 30amp breaker and the 15amp breaker are wired in series? Seems like the 30amp is useless as the 15amp will blow first...or am I missing something? Do...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-05-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Belize
Question on SMB wiring

I have now moved from suspension on to the electrical system in my quest to “fix” system problems with my 2006 E350 SMB. I removed the back seat to reveal a rats nest of wiring (see image). I started...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-04-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By Belize
1der, I did not put anything between sheet metal...

1der, I did not put anything between sheet metal and aluminum back plate, maybe I should have. I did protect any wiring going past that point though as the interior sheet metal was a mess, jagged...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-04-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By Belize
Bent passenger back window

While fixing the back awning bracket on my 2006 Ford E350 SMB, I notice that my back passenger side window was slightly bent. When the window is fully closed, the front portion remains open about...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-04-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By Belize
I managed to re-weld the brackets back together...

I managed to re-weld the brackets back together and added 3 gussets to each. Looks rock solid. The tracking bar bracket also cracked, and had to cut the bolt off to remove the bushing so I could...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-04-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By Belize
I finally got around to fixing the awning. I...

I finally got around to fixing the awning. I decided to take apart the interior to access the body inside to place a backing plate to bolt to. Taking apart the interior was not hard, putting it back...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 10-01-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Belize
$150-$300, but open for a bit more if quality is...

$150-$300, but open for a bit more if quality is worth it in the long run. Wondering how the Makita holds up against the Milwaukee. I already have a couple Makita cordless tools, and would be a...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 09-28-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Belize
Best air impact wrench

Any recommendations on the best air impact wrench to carry in my van to work with my ARB single compressor with a 5 gallon reservoir?
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-25-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By Belize
Sorry Phil, you’re right, that is the shock. Am...

Sorry Phil, you’re right, that is the shock. Am on assignment thru weekend again, will post photo of bar when I get back.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-24-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By Belize
Phil, It is the bar that is in the the two...

Phil,

It is the bar that is in the the two photos you posted (see below). Can’t get that nut out. The u-bolts are no problem getting out, I am figuring how to get them back in as they are a bit...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-24-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By Belize
A couple quick questions (sorry, I am good with...

A couple quick questions (sorry, I am good with my hands but not a mechanic and doing this work myself):

1. Is that the steering damper that is attached to the passenger side shock mount? I can’t...
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