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Old 10-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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2008 SPORTSMOBILE 4X4 FORD E350 DIESEL - 35K MILES; RB-50

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=180991490716



I AM HELPING A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE SELL THIS; HE IS 69 YEARS OLD AND HAD THIS SPORTSMOBILE CUSTOM BUILT IN 2008 AND WAS READY A YEAR LATER.
IT HAS BEEN TREATED AS HIS BABY AND BARELY DRIVEN OR USED. HE IS GETTING TO WHERE HE CAN'T GO OUT AND PHOTOGRAPH THE WAY HE USED TO AND WOULD RATHER SOMEONE ELSE ENJOY IT AND GET SOME USE OUT OF IT.

The following identifies many (but not all) of the features that are included:

SPORTSMOBILE 4x4 system
OLD MAN EMU “Dakar” springs and shocks
Towing package
SPORTSMOBILE RB-50 floorplan with 72” bed
Atlas Transfer Case
Penthouse Expandable Top
Power Passenger Running Board
Viper model 1002 Security System and Remote Start
WARN 12,000lb Power Plant winch in front bumper with synthetic cable
WARN original braided steel cable
Green Exterior
Rear Back Up Camera system
Portable (stow able) table
ULTRALEATHER Captain Seats
46 gallon Fuel Tank
16.5 gallon fresh water tank
Interior gray water tank
3cf NORCOLD 12v refrigerator
Portable Stove
Solid Surface counter top with integral sink in a flush countertop install
Starcool III 12v air conditioning system (cools when driving and parked)
FANTASTIC fan with rain sensor and thermostatic control
Windshield / Cab Screen
Tinted windows
Power adjustable mirrors with integral / adjustable convex mirrors
ESPAR Airtronic diesel furnace
Porta Potti (new)
Flat Plate water heating system
XL under floor storage with locking XL storage lid
Safety mirror with ambient outside air temp and compass
Swivel passenger seat
HELLA map lights (x2) at cockpit area
AGM 4D auxiliary battery
TRIP-LITE inverter 2000
Microwave
HELLA Twin Supertone horns
KENWOOD DNX8120 stereo with XM, DVD, GARMIN NAV, iPod, Bluetooth
Upgraded audio system
iPod connection in upper cubby
KVH TracVision mobile satellite TV antenna and DirecTV receiver
AUDIOVOX 15" inch HDTV with DVD
Multiple 12v outlets in upper cubby
DYNAMAT sound deadening
FIAMMA awning
Window curtains at upper windows
Upper bunk area (3 removable panels)
Attic Fan with thermostat and rain sensor
Upper side cabinets
ALUMINESS Trojan front bumper w/ brush guards and recovery points (x2)
ALUMINESS Trojan rear bumper w/ brush guards
Lockable storage in front and rear bumpers
ALUMINESS swing-away large Galley box with bike rack attachment points
ALUMINESS swing-away Rear Tire Carrier
HELLA 500 fog lights (x2) in front bumper
HELLA 550 backup lights (x2) in rear bumper
BUSHWACKER fender flares
HELLA remote tire pressure monitoring system
Black FORD grille
PANELTRONICS (#9960013) 8 switch horizontal auxiliary switch panel
GARMIN GA 29 Low Profile marine Antenna
ACURITE indoor / outdoor hygro-thermometer with clock, day / date and moon phase
YAKIMA Hi-Lift mounts at front bumper (lockable)

Vehicle Dimensions/Characteristics
Length: RB 211.9”
Width: 79.3”
Track Width: (Front/Rear) 70.5” / 70.5”
Height with Penthouse: 94.0”
Wheel Base: 140.3”
Ground Clearance (Van Center): 16.5”
Approach / Departure Angle: 44Ί / 32Ί
Towing Capacity: 10,000 lbs.
Turning Circle: 49’ 2” curb to curb
Wheel Travel: (Front) 22” nom. (Sway Bar Disconnected)

Equipment Specifications
Engine: 6.0L Diesel
Transmission: 4R100 / Torqshift 5-speed
Transfer Case: Atlas II (3.0 or 3.8:1 gear ratio)
Axle Gear Ratio: 4.10:1 (Towing Package)
Tires/Rims: BFGAT LT285/70R17 (33” nom.)
Suspension: Partial Military Wrap Leaf Shackle System
Front Sway Bar: Standard 1.38” Dia. With Quick Disconnect System
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: FOR SALE - 2008 SPORTSMOBILE 4X4 DIESEL - 35K MILES - E3

Nice rig. Great pictures and video. Seems a little over-priced, but I could be wrong. Hope you sell it soon.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Re: FOR SALE - 2008 SPORTSMOBILE 4X4 DIESEL - 35K MILES - E3

Where do you think the price should be?

We have about $150K invested and only driven 35K Miles
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Good question. I don't really know. Prior to this the most expensive SMB I had seen was $120,000. I believe it was a 2010. It had a lot more bells and whistles (lights, solar, roof rack, etc.) than your van. So this one seemed priced high to me. Of course, the thing that will determine if the price is right is how many inquiries you get. If you would like, I'd be happy to delete my comments so as not to bias anyone with my opinion of the price.
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285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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Re: FOR SALE - 2008 SPORTSMOBILE 4X4 DIESEL - 35K MILES - E3

I don't know about the price, $150,000 seems like a lot. Moreover $109,000 buys a lot of used van and customizations that I want as opposed to what you wanted. Little things like the power step being only on one side and the airbrushing seem like details I don't want or need as a potential buyer and adding them up in my head I can't see how you got to $150,000- there are no custom rims, no Deaver springs, no gold plating on the porta potti.

In addition, at a glance what I do see is you list several things twice, listing every bit of standard equipment detail as separate, and have at least one blatant mistake (that's called the Baja Tray on your Aluminess, the least expensive option).

To be fair, I wouldn't sell my van for $109,000 and it's a 2005 but I would think $96,000 is a little more reasonable.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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Re: FOR SALE - 2008 SPORTSMOBILE 4X4 DIESEL - 35K MILES - E3

Thanks for the advice, We may adjust our price soon or accept offers around there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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Re: FOR SALE - 2008 SPORTSMOBILE 4X4 DIESEL - 35K MILES - E3

Nice Van.

A suggestion I would make on your ebay title is to add keywords (such as RB-50 or penthouse pop top) in the title - I see you have a subtitle too which is good, but always use as many of the characters as possible in your title, to optimize ways people find your ad using ebay/google searches.

Yes, I hate cluttered titles too, but it really does help.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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^what he said. It's all about searchable keywords
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Also, you should contact SMB west about listing it. It's $1000 last time I checked, but you're not reaching the right market with eBay (most everybody is dreaming not shopping) whereas while expensive, an SMB ad is going to reach a better audience for what you're selling.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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Re: FOR SALE - 2008 SPORTSMOBILE 4X4 DIESEL - 35K MILES - E3

Yeah, SMB in Austin said $2000 or $1800 to have posted on their site....too high, not in that much of a hurry to part with her.
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