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Forum: Campfire 01-03-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,641
Posted By 9pb9
Me too. Though this thread prompted me to dig my...

Me too. Though this thread prompted me to dig my Bialetti out of the box it's been in since I moved. Yumm. :d3:

I have a battery operated rotary foamer, but I'm thinking about getting one of...
Forum: Member Classifieds 11-25-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,793
Posted By 9pb9
Re: WTB: Garageable converted van with poptop

My next garageable camper:
Forum: Van Body 11-13-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,403
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Paint vs Line-X

some sort of trim tape to cover the line where the two finishes meet?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 11-09-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 689
Posted By 9pb9
Expandable solar panels

(Slide out additional solar panels when in camp)
Forum: Show & Tell 10-23-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,198
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Picked up my first SPORTSMOBILE!

Open Mon - Fri 8a-5p Sportsmobile North also open Sat 9a-12p.
Closed Good Friday PM Memorial Day July 4th Labor Day Thanksgiving Christmas. Sometimes Christmas week through New Year....
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,206
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Is Sportsmobile's price on a new build negotiable?

I had a very tight budget and they were very nice about giving me all sorts of price breakouts so I could pare down my build to meet my budget and still get the features I wanted most. I.e., they...
Forum: Campfire 10-16-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Barbie has a SMB!

I want one of those rooftop lounging areas.
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 10-16-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 30,977
Posted By 9pb9
Re: SMB Texas Factory Visits

Had my first visit to SMB Austin this week for some minor repair work. Nice folks. They did a great job. Happy customer. :a3:
Forum: Hobbyist Vendor Products 09-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 92,560
Posted By 9pb9
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,739
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Lightning safety in a plastic top SMB

Can a faraday cage have

a fiberglass top?

We can hope, but I think not...
Forum: Campfire 07-03-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,306
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Van bear safety in Grizzly territory?

Are bears attracted to porta potty smells? I have read that you are supposed to hang any waste TP you are packing out when backpacking.
Forum: Van Body 06-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,529
Posted By 9pb9
Re: window shades

Oops and I meant Reflectrix not Tyvek.
Forum: Van Body 06-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,529
Posted By 9pb9
Re: window shades

They came with my van. Look nice, but don't really provide privacy. I use tyvek...that shiney silver stuff you purchase by the roll...and am happier with that. You might try it before investing in...
Forum: Campfire 05-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Preppers in the news

I was living in Mountain View, CA when the '89 earthquake hit. I think I maybe had a can of beans and some crackers in the pantry. I remember driving down El Camino Real (in a car that was almost...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 03-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,488
Posted By 9pb9
Re: How do you climb to the Penhouse

I used a Rubbermaid "Step Stool" about 18" high for a while that doubled as an extra seat or a way for older folks to get into the van. It wasn't quite tall enough to make for an easy way to get up...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-26-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Potties and insurance

State Farm took me with only a porta potty. It took about 4 months and as many "corrections" to the policy to finally get an RV rate but they did come through in the end.
Forum: Van Body 01-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,115
Posted By 9pb9
Re: 2014 Ford Transit Connect - comments, thoughts, etc.???

In early 2011 when I was still trying to decide which way to go, I looked at the Transit Connect. At that time Fiberine was making a 12" top for the van that weighted about 50 pounds, and with a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-09-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,103
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Trickle charger for starter battery

Question(s) from a person with limited vehicle knowledge...

If you don't want your starter battery to run down while the SMB is sitting for a long time, can't you just disconnect the (negative)...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 06-01-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,393
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Portable 12v or 110v AC unit

I have a unit similar to TwoGone's that I use in the house during the hottest part of the summer. It works but is very noisy and of course has to be vented to the outside.

I considered trying to...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,377
Posted By 9pb9
Re: how many miles per gallon do you get?

17.95avg from NM to Yosemite and back
2WD 2011 E350 gas 8cyl with penthouse and not built out to any great degree.
Tried to keep it under 65mph most of the time.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 05-28-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Video/TV options

No Apple experience, but....

For PC Laptop I have used this:
Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner Stick/Personal Video Recorder with Clear QAM and Remote Control (Black) The price bounces...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 03-10-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,878
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Delete Water System?

SMB very patiently costed out several options for me. I ended up with a shower pan and grey water tank, but decided against the fresh water system because I wanted to simplify maintenance, and save...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 02-21-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 29,168
Posted By 9pb9
Re: How to disable "Courtesy Lights?"

My dealer had to disconnect a wire to keep my dome light from coming on when the doors opened as my light did not have a switch to turn that "feature" off. They could not figure out how to turn the...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-17-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,657
Posted By 9pb9
Re: Bathrooms...

Jaxie -- Take a look at Wish41's SMB that is for sale and his gallery. He has an interesting shower/tub setup right behind the drivers seat which is a good alternative to consider versus a full...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-19-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By 9pb9

I too am with State Farm. I started the process about 3 months before I picked up my SMB and it took till about 4 months after I took deliver to finally get everything squared away. During that...
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