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Forum: Campfire 04-10-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,375
Posted By MarinBlaine
I have a compressor to air up and air down, but...

I have a compressor to air up and air down, but am ashamed to say I don't have any idea about a tire repair kit (other than on my bike), is this something a normal civilian can utilize?



I...
Forum: Campfire 04-10-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,375
Posted By MarinBlaine
Rescue and a casualty in Death Valley

I was saddened to read this article this morning:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arizona-man-dies-woman-rescued-134818508.html

I handed the iPad to my wife and asked her to read it too, reminded...
Forum: Campfire 02-25-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,674
Posted By MarinBlaine
Agreed. This isn't the "end of the world", it's...

Agreed. This isn't the "end of the world", it's a preposterous business model. No way can this scale into a real business at this price and be anything near effective.

Even more so, the $850...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 02-15-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By MarinBlaine
FS 1993 E350 SMB 168k mi 4WD

No affiliation, just saw on local Craigslist, sounds like a reasonable deal

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/montara-sportsmobile/7276612183.html
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-08-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By MarinBlaine
And adjacent to the Big Hole Valley are the...

And adjacent to the Big Hole Valley are the Pioneer Mountains, way out of the way and beautiful. In most states these would be an uber destination, in Montana in July a few years back we were the...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 01-18-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By MarinBlaine
That van was for sale for a couple of months on...

That van was for sale for a couple of months on this site...he has raised his price by 10k...
...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 12-04-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By MarinBlaine
As I said in the OP, I hugely aspire to this road...

As I said in the OP, I hugely aspire to this road someday. In September we took my 2WD EB to Toroweep on the North Rim. Aired down to about 35, we got through all of it except the last small push...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 12-04-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By MarinBlaine
I think coolfeet on this other forum sums up 5.4...

I think coolfeet on this other forum sums up 5.4 ownership nicely

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1640266-why-i-bought-an-e350-5-4-a.html
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 11-25-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By MarinBlaine
Epic White Rim Trail footage in 2WD Vanagon

I've been a fan of Chad for a while and all the crazy places he takes his 2WD Vanagon.


This one really takes the cake, the White Rim Trail.



https://youtu.be/pR6kQMwnt_o
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 11-22-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By MarinBlaine
Sorry for thread drift, but am I reading that...

Sorry for thread drift, but am I reading that it's possible to do the Mojave Road in a 2WD van? Specifically, my unlifted 2WD E250 EB, with limited slip diff?
Forum: Member Classifieds 11-06-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By MarinBlaine
"Priced to sell" = Quick Sale! ...

"Priced to sell" = Quick Sale!

Congratulations, seems to be good for all!
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-05-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By MarinBlaine
I would suspect that if you get some basic...

I would suspect that if you get some basic salvage replacement vinyl visors, an auto upholstery shop might be able to help with a close match for the fabric.
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 11-05-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By MarinBlaine
Spectacular trip and great report! Thank you...

Spectacular trip and great report! Thank you sharing some new spots.

30+ years ago, while on a college course trip, we went deep into Natural Bridges to explore the myriad ruins...never been back,...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 11-03-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By MarinBlaine
04 Sportsmobile 6.0 EB50 4x4

No affiliation, just saw this and it looks very well-priced

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/rvs/d/daly-city-2004-sportsmobile-4x4/7224868581.html
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 09-01-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By MarinBlaine
Hi folks, thanks for the replies, looking to head...

Hi folks, thanks for the replies, looking to head out end of next week. Doing further research I continue to see so many possibilities! Thank you Larrie for the idea of Kanab Point, hadn’t thought...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 08-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By MarinBlaine
25th Anniversary! North Rim 2WD boondocking suggestions mid-Sept

It's our 25th anniversary next month. We've been talking for a while about what to do...maybe back to Mexico where we got married? Or Hawaii? Or Europe? Or throw a big party for friends and...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-25-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By MarinBlaine
How does one go about sourcing non-ethanol gas? ...

How does one go about sourcing non-ethanol gas? I live in the Bay Area, and I often do see stickers claiming that the gas has some ethanol in it. If no sticker, shall I assume no ethanol?
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-23-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,654
Posted By MarinBlaine
Looks like some new headlights too? How are...

Looks like some new headlights too? How are they?

Also what tire size did you go for?

Looking good!
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 07-19-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By MarinBlaine
Nice! Sweet and well-preserved. Good luck!

Nice! Sweet and well-preserved. Good luck!
Forum: 4x4 07-10-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,569
Posted By MarinBlaine
This saddens my heart, as I had recently saved up...

This saddens my heart, as I had recently saved up my pennies and more importantly convinced the wife that this was the right move...oh well, maybe Iíll just do the weldtec lift and call it a day and...
Forum: Member Classifieds 06-20-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By MarinBlaine
That is one awesome van! GLWTS I love the...

That is one awesome van! GLWTS

I love the roof rack. Having an aero high top as well, would love to know who did that rack?
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-14-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,159
Posted By MarinBlaine
This looks to have been a spectacular trip! And...

This looks to have been a spectacular trip! And inspiring to try in my 2WD SMB. Our one visit to SE Oregon was on the way back from Yellowstone...we went southwest from Boise and made our way thru...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 05-31-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By MarinBlaine
Hey there Surferdave, I'm jealous as we need to...

Hey there Surferdave, I'm jealous as we need to get out! Had our beach-front reserved spot on the North Coast canceled for this weekend...such a bummer.


We went on an epic trip through these...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-25-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,488
Posted By MarinBlaine
Hi jeff, congrats on your van and project! How...

Hi jeff, congrats on your van and project! How will this all work with CA emissions and smog check?
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 04-12-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,543
Posted By MarinBlaine
+1 on Bilstien "comfort", we have EB50 2WD build...

+1 on Bilstien "comfort", we have EB50 2WD build with fiberglass aero hightop on an E250. Two years in, couldn't be happier. Handles very well on pavement and dirt. And it is indeed much more...
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