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Thread: looking to buy an SMB, need help

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    Default looking to buy an SMB, need help

    I live in AZ and kite board in Baja and mainland Mexico. I found the two SMBs for sale near my home. They look like they would be great for Kiting and camping on the beach. I was looking for some help on the application and values. Here are the links for the rigs:

    http://www.desertautoplex.com/cgi-bi...4302&d_id=1080

    http://www.desertautoplex.com/cgi-bi...03543&d_id=108

    any help with valuation and my application would be really appreciated.
    thanks, in advance

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    Sorry, the second link didn't work. Try this one:

    http://www.desertautoplex.com/cgi-bi...3543&d_id=1080

    Thanks again.

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    for what its worth i bid it upto $46k site unseen on ebay yesterday.. they hold their value very well. i think that one is worth $55k if its as clean as it looks. any more than that and there are some nicer ones on the SMB site used for sale.
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    Thanks, I assume you were talking about the white one??

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    I think Trailmonkey is right on with the figures.

    For your app, you might think about what fits your equipment better the extended length 'EB' or just the regular length 'E'

    The tan one is listed as E350 however is an extended EB. Other items that might interest you as far as value is electric vs. manual penthouse top. And depending on how long you plan to stay in it, fresh water tank size.

    If you plan on taking it in hard to get places then you might think about the need for lockers and full floating axel.

    There are some real good pricing on used ones right now. Be sure to check around..........Sportsmobile site has some,, run all the searches you can think of.

    Good luck.....


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    Is diesel worth the additional cost? How bad is the diesel noise in a van?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandCruiserPhil View Post
    Is diesel worth the additional cost? How bad is the diesel noise in a van?
    Have you been to Sportsmobileforum.com? Most questions you have can be answered there.

    http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/

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    thanks, no i will visit the site. one last question, how does the SMB perform in soft sand. This is a big heavy rig. If i need to drive on the beach for several miles in sand, do you think i will have issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitebaja View Post
    Thanks, I assume you were talking about the white one??
    no, i was talking about the one at autoplex in AZ..
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    1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 62
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    Quote Originally Posted by chop View Post
    Have you been to Sportsmobileforum.com? Most questions you have can be answered there.

    http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/
    I would think that would be true for all the questions in this category of this forum. Thanks for the tip.
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