I decided to do a bit more testing to see if there were a pattern to the crashes of the gvfs-fuse-daemon and I am puzzled by what I see. Some of the sub-directories cause the crash, but not all of them. Specifically attempting to enter the VM, books, My_Pictures or os2-apps result in the crash. The manuals and My_Music directories appear to be functioning normally, including the sub-directories of My_Music. The strangest one is the temp directory, which can be entered but where two of each file and sub-directory are displayed! These doubled entries do not appear when browsing this directory with Nautilus but do appear in FCL, MC or a terminal window. These doubled entries are present only in the temp directory, not the sub-directories of the temp directory. Wierd!
As I noted yesterday, I can still work with the share even after the gvfs-fuse-daemon crashes using Nautilus via the Gigolo folder. Does this imply that Nautilus mounts the folder somewhere else that I could access from FCL or MC? That would be helpful.