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Old 11-01-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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WTB - Sportsmobile E-350 4x4 Diesel(?) penthouse $50k budget

Am a newbie/lurker who has successfully convinced his wife that we NEED a diesel 4x4 Sportsmobile van! Just missed one in Steamboat Springs CO. couple days ago for $45k... Anyway, we are looking for a rig that will accommodate our family of 5 (kids are 7, 5, 3). Penthouse required. Have seen a few where behind the driver and passenger captains chairs (which swiveled backwards) are 2 more captains chairs that can be removed when desired. Behind these is a fridge/stove/sink/micro module and behind that are 2 bench seats which fold down into a bed. Don't know if this is a standard configuration? Prefer White color or Tan, others considered. Want as much do-dad as possible - bumpers, winch, lights, racks, solar, awning, etc. Was considering doing my own build but then thought better of it and will just hand over a wad of cash and go camping! (rather than slowly dribbling out the cash over months and probably spend more and never going camping). I think I want diesel but perhaps gas is better given the 10k or so anticipated annual mileage we will put on it? Looking for sage advice from all you Spo-Mo nuts... We are in SLC, Utah and would love to check out any local stuff if you are willing to let us peek in your rig as we decide just exactly what it is we want. Many thanks in advance!

I am thinking a rig like this one only for $50k...

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale ... 55&Log=0on it...
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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Re: WTB - Sportsmobile E-350 4x4 Diesel(?) penthouse $50k bu

Hey there! My rig is slightly different than what you're looking for but I'm happy to let you look at it if you want to just get a feel for sportsmobiles. No need to be interested in buying it. It's in the member classifieds.

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Old 11-01-2014, 09:45 PM   #3
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Help the newbie... where is yours? Are you in SLC?
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:52 PM   #4
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Got it, thanks! Am working in So Cal the next week but will call to come see when I get back to SLC.
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Re: WTB - Sportsmobile E-350 4x4 Diesel(?) penthouse $50k bu

Dummyfatpigpoo....that alone just cracks me up!
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #6
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Ah yes... there is a story behind this fabled moniker I have had for the last 30 years...
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Re: WTB - Sportsmobile E-350 4x4 Diesel(?) penthouse $50k bu

That green one has been around for awhile. I had almost bought it, but price too high with out some major interior items.

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Yeah, I was going to post the same one. Not much in it, but the price leaves you lots of room to work with.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:47 AM   #10
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We just got hours 2 weeks ago in Fresno under 50K. We have 3 kiddos so yes we had same requirements as you. Our kids are slightly younger - 6,4 and 3. Now that said they all have to be in car seats & boosters and they all fit on the bench just FYI.
We are not planning on using third captains chair for a while if ever. The bench is pretty roomy.

Our Van is the EB body - all the kids sleep sideways on top. The bed is LOOOOONG.
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