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Old 12-13-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
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New Sportsmobile from Sportsmobile North

My wife and I traveled out to Huntington,IN last week to pick up our new Sportsmobile. We finally saw our van which we had ordered in July of 2017. It was a long time coming, but it certainly appears to have been worth the wait.

Huge thanks to the Sportsmobile North crew who worked to put this together.

Here are a few photos of the outside of the beast. Additional photos, including interior shots, are available in my public album.

Here are some of the specs:
2018 Sprinter 2500 RB hightop 4x4 with low range
Second alternator with high idle option on van
Aux heater/heat booster
Electrically heated windshield
D5 hydronic heat/hot water
Maxxair vent fan
Dometic A/C
Three 100 Ah AGM batteries with 2000W inverter
Port for portable solar
Fiamma awning
Weboost cell booster
Golight exterior spotlight
Airhead composting toilet in wet bath with shower

I'm already queuing up the desired upgrades to this rig and I haven't even had it a full week yet.







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Old 12-13-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
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Congrats! You are a patient person.

When you get a chance show us the interior. Excellent color choice.

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Old 12-13-2018, 08:53 PM   #3
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Oh la la. Very nice!
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:09 PM   #4
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Hey, it kinda matches your house siding! :-) Beautiful van. Congrats!
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:32 PM   #5
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OK, instead of making you find my public album, I'll share the rest of the photos here. Enjoy.

















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Old 12-14-2018, 04:52 AM   #6
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Congrats. Looks great.
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I'm already queuing up the desired upgrades to this rig and I haven't even had it a full week yet.
Beautiful, congratulations. Next up is a look at your never-ending upgrade list!
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:16 PM   #8
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Bet you're excited!
No end to the toys and "must haves" that you can put on/in these vehicles...If this lifestyle is relatively new to you, suggest you pack it up with "essentials" for what could be considered a one/two week trip THEN see how much room you have left. Its amazing after a few outings what you discover you really dont need.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:29 PM   #9
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Bet you're excited!
If this lifestyle is relatively new to you, suggest you pack it up with "essentials" for what could be considered a one/two week trip THEN see how much room you have left. Its amazing after a few outings what you discover you really dont need.
Sure thing. We are rather old pros at making long road trips in our Subaru Forester, but we wanted something more self-contained so we wouldn't have to schlep our bags in and out of hotel rooms every day.

We are pretty much minimalists so I'm probably more inclined not to bring something that I should. Already putting together a small toolbox to keep in the van with extra fuses and maybe some extra small parts that may be handy to have when boondocking. Our first few trips will be in more civilized environs so discovering that I need something that I don't have won't be so critical.
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That looks like a Nature’s Head composting toilet in the shower. How did SMB North secure it to the shower floor?

SMB West said that they will not “install” a Nature’s Head composting toilet for me due to RVIA regulations. They will put in the ceiling vent and power outlet, but I am left to figure out how to secure it to the shower floor, so I am really interested in how yours is secured.
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