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Old 07-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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In Search of our Sportsmobile

We have decided to sell our travel trailer and move to a Sportsmobile. We have been researching what we want and what would be cool to have. If you have or know of someone looking to sell their Sportsmobile to a good home please contact me at hlacentipede at hotmail dot com

Here is our wish list

Ford
4x4
Penthouse with bed
Sink, fridge
Water heater
Furnace
2000 or newer
Sleeps 4 (two beds, one up one down)

Things we want but not a deal breaker
V-10
RB
50 floor plan
Solar power
Outdoor shower
Stove
Inverter
Yakima rack
Swivel captains chair or chairs

Any help or advise on finding our new toy or specifics we need in it will be appreciated.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Doc,

Ham, Monk, Renny and Long Tom are on the look out.

Are you having it registered to Hidalgo Trading Company?

I am sure you are looking for Bronze, correct?

Bill Wilson

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Does Pat need one too?
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Re: In Search of our Sportsmobile

I had to google that one. LOL.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Wow even I had to think for a moment. Must confess I'm not a big Doc fan, just last name Savage. A friend was a fan so he tagged me with Doc back in 82 and it stuck.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Re: In Search of our Sportsmobile

Good stuff,
Keep looking on this site EVERY day! I've seen some matching your list exactly come and go quickly this summer. they are out there! Good luck
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:51 AM   #6
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Re: In Search of our Sportsmobile

I have a 2008 E350 EB, diesel 4wd, 51,000 miles. Priced at $59,500, can email you pictures and more information. I am located in Asheville, NC.
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Re: In Search of our Sportsmobile

Be sure to check the Sportsmobile West used vehicle page.
That's where we found ours.
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Walker,

I sent you a PM with my e-mail address...thanks. Doc
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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Re: In Search of our Sportsmobile

We have come across two different vehicles that fill all of our requirements and most of our wants. The issue on both of them is they are diesel. I've read so many stories about the 6 liter diesel I'm a bit gun shy. I called my guy at the Ford shop and he said you either have a good one or one that lives at the shop. I don't want to start another gas vs. diesel debate but is there a way to tell if the diesel engine is solid. I hate to travel from South Dakota to Califorina and guess since my diesel mechanic skills are limited at best. BTW, no diesel fear we have a Turbo diesel VW Jetta we love, mostly for the 45 mpg we get. Thanks for your advise.
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We have come across two different vehicles that fill all of our requirements and most of our wants. The issue on both of them is they are diesel. I've read so many stories about the 6 liter diesel I'm a bit gun shy. I called my guy at the Ford shop and he said you either have a good one or one that lives at the shop. I don't want to start another gas vs. diesel debate but is there a way to tell if the diesel engine is solid. I hate to travel from South Dakota to Califorina and guess since my diesel mechanic skills are limited at best. BTW, no diesel fear we have a Turbo diesel VW Jetta we love, mostly for the 45 mpg we get. Thanks for your advise.
Ask the seller to have the dealer provide him a copy of the full service and warranty records, and in turn have him provide them to you.

FWIW, I had to dump about $4500 into my '05 Passat TDI about a year and a half ago. Poor design by VW of a part of the oil pump system, but no preventative warranty work by VW. VW knows there's a problem and but won't do anything about it unless the part fails (which will more or less take out the entire engine).


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