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Old 12-25-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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SOLD---2000 Sportsmobile 7.3 PSD 4x4

2000 E350 Sportsmobile 7.3 PSD 4x4, 146,000 miles
$37,000 OBO

Iíve been debating about posting this for the last couple of weeks but here it goes.

I recently took a new job and relocated to the east coast. I bought this van for Baja trips and to do some desert camping however, with my new job I donít see this happening much anymore so I think it might be time to get rid of the sportsmobile. I just drove this van cross-country towing a car hauler with no problem. To my knowledge this was the first time it has towed anything and it did so with ease.

I got a good one when I bought this van because it runs great and is loaded with options. If you look on the SMB website and look up the Ford/Chevy EB layouts, mine is most similar to the EB-40 and is also referred to by some as the hallway set up. I like this set up better than the 50's but thatís just me.

I figured I would offer it up here first before going to craigslist since this forum helped me decide which van to buy in the first place. It is everything I have wanted in a 4x4 diesel van and more and I hate to get rid of it but Iím not going to have the time to use it.

The photos of the interior are from a recent trip we took and the blanket on the gaucho is to keep dog hair off of it. I'm currently driving the van on a little trip but if anybody is serious in checking it out let me know. If there are any other questions just let me knowÖ Oh yeah, by the way, the van is located in North Carolina now.

-Penthouse top
-Hydraulic lift for top
-135 watt Kyocera solar panel w/Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000 controller
-Yakima tracks (2 sets running length of top)
-Thule 58Ē cross bars
-Aluminess side-side mount ladder
-Reunel rear bumper with diamond plate overlays/ trailer hitch/ ball and 7 ĺ inch drop hitch
-Hella lights mounted in rear bumper
-Swing-mount rear tire carrier with cover
-Aluminess swing-mount rear storage box
-Pro-Comp aluminum alloys mounted to Toyo Open Country M/Tís 285/75 R16 (less than 7,000 on these tires. Also, new full size spare.)
-Quick fit tire chains
-Correctrack wheel spacers
-Superchips diesel programmer
-Scangauge X-gauge
-Auxillary Transmission Cooler recently installed in preparation for my cross-country trip.
-Amsoil synthetic oil/dual oil filter system (completely changed oil and filters at 138,000)
-Stainless 4Ē exhaust system
-56 gallon dual fuel tank with Transfer Flow controller
-K & N air filter (I have these but I prefer the paper ones and have been using those instead)
-Ford Auxillary idle controller
-Remote starter/alarm system
-Bilstein shock absorbers
-Upgraded rear springs
-Upgraded braking system
-Reunel front bumper with diamond plate overlays, brush bar
-Warn 12000 lb. winch with remote control
-Hella Rallye 2000 driving lights
-PIAA fog lights
-Hi-lift Jack
-Max tool kit with bumper-mounted axe (it's off now but can be put back on)
-Pyle 9Ē flip-down TV/DVD player
-K40 CB radio
-Norcold 4.0 cubic ft. fridge/freeze
-Dual AGM 4D house batteries (these are hooked up to the solar panel and run the fridge with ease, even on the hottest days.)
-Two burner propane stove
-1 Gallon propane tank (I prefer this because it is way cheaper than the green canisters and easier to refill than a mounted tank.)
-Espar diesel-fired furnace-HOT!!!
-IsoTemp hot water heater-4 gallon(runs off engine coolant system)
-32 gallon custom water tank
-Xantrex 1500 watt inverter
-Upgraded 5 speaker sound system
-Electrochromic safety mirror with compass/temperature
-Interior fan
-Stainless sink
-Custom interior/exterior shower system
-Underfloor storage box-HUGE!!!
-Slide Pantry-full height
-2 closets-1 shelved, 1 hanging
-4 base cabinets/ 3 drawers
-Top cabinet
-Marine deck flooring with carpet overlay
-Gaucho couch/bed with extension
-Day /night shades in all windows
-Xantrex battery monitor
-Smoke/Co2 detectors
-Custom driver/passenger seats on swivels with lumbar air bladders and adjustable armrests
-Garmin Quest GPS navigation system

This should do it for the options. Plus I have a stack of service receipts and manuals from the previous owner as well as the original Sportsmobile manual. Some big things recently done were new fuel injectors in late 2007 and a new transmission (with a tugger kit? whatever that is) in I think 2004 or 2005. Also, two new interstate batteries in October of 2008. The receipts show that this van has been meticulously cared for.

Since I purchased it I did a complete engine oil flush with some Amsoil product and replaced the engine oil with synthetic oil at 138,000. Also, at this time I flushed and replaced the transmission fluid with Amsoil synthetic transmission fluid.

At around 134,000 I drained and refilled the differentials and transfer case with fresh oil and completely lubed the chassis and u-joints. I also pulled the front wheel bearings out, inspected them and repacked them with fresh grease. They were in good shape and I was just doing this in preparation for our Baja trip.

More photos in my gallery...





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Old 12-26-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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Re: 2000 Sportsmobile 7.3 PSD 4x4

Very nice and with the 7.3.
Congrats on the new job it must be really good.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, it is a good job working for the Park Service. Moving back east was a big decision for me but I think in the long run everything is going to work out great.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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Re: 2000 Sportsmobile 7.3 PSD 4x4

In the first photo, the vehicle profile has the rear suspension just a tad higher than the front. In the second photo, the rear looks really weighted down. What was different?

(edit: I can see in the second photo that the tires are holding less pressure for offroading, but it still appears that the springs are rear are more compressed)
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:39 PM   #5
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Re: 2000 Sportsmobile 7.3 PSD 4x4

I thought about that when I looked back at the pics...In the second photo we are super weighted down because we were on a month long road trip. Plus my thule cargo hauler, under storage compartment, bicycles, extra food, water jugs, dog food, tool box, ect...Are all towards the back so yeah, that is the result. Maybe this photo will help illustrate what I'm talking about.

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Old 12-26-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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Maybe this photo will help illustrate what I'm talking about.
Wow... that's a lot of gear. nice!
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Good Price on a great Rig!

Good luck with the sale Veg.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:01 AM   #8
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Re: 2000 Sportsmobile 7.3 PSD 4x4

You know, there's a lot of places to poke around in the Southern Appalachians that would be nice to have a Sporty for. Haven't camped there since my grad school days in the late 1970s though.
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Re: 2000 Sportsmobile 7.3 PSD 4x4

I wish you were closer. are ya planing on coming back to Utah or thru Wyoming any time soon?

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Just made the long drive from Utah to North Carolina a couple of weeks ago, so not anytime soon. Sorry...
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