Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-10-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
MountainBikeRoamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: OrangeCounty, CA
Posts: 1,251
Garage
The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $21K"

***Not mine / No affiliation***

On the heels of the just-recently-posted yellow SMB that hasn't been moving very quickly.....there's also this one that keeps on loitering in the used-SMB parking lot: Been seeing this one listed for (if I recall correctly) at least four or five months now. Guy hasn't been dropping his price a penny.

Looks like it's got a good selection of some desired equipment (4WD, penthouse, fairly-well-equipped kitchen (not sure where the propane for the stove is coming from, though....and no visible fridge....).......

Curious if anyone else has actually investigated this one at any point and perhaps considered it.

$21k for a nearly-40-year-old rig seems a bit steep......but IMHO, it's actually kind of a neat older SMB, seems like it could be prepped/staged/photo'd/presented a bit better and might sell well.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $21000 (SLO)

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4754069346.html

PHOTOS: http://www.classiccarguy.com/details_new.asp?id=219

The outdoorsman's perfect RV. 1976 Ford E-250 4x4 Pop-Top Sportsmobile. Go anywhere and be self-reliant. Has Solar power and 3 batteries. 1 ton rear axle. Dana 44 in front. Pop Top by Sportsmobile - sleeps 4 comfortably. The penthouse was installed by Sportsmobile in 1998. The van has a Kitchen with Fresh water and gray water tanks, stainless sink, wood cabinets, icebox, stove. Renell Bumper w/9000 lb winch. Completely self sufficient with solar power but also has has AC and H2O hookups. Also equipped with a very powerful Inverter for DC --> AC power. This van will climb like a Jeep, goes through snow like a champ. Perfect for backwoods/outback camping. --- <>< ---- TO FULLY APPRECIATE A SPORTSMOBILE, THEIR CAPABILITIES AND VERSITILITY, YOU MUST VISIT http://WWW.SPORTSMOBILE.COM --- ><> --- This truck has received a complete restoration and stripped to bare metal in the late 90s and completely repainted. The penthouse top was added in 1998 and was the last van to be equipped with a pop-top on this model. New engine in 2005. There are 8000 miles on the completely rebuilt 460 V8. RV cam. All new parts. New gas tank, New radiator, etc etc.



Features...
AM/FM Stereo, Air Conditioning, Interval Wipers, Security System, Have Service Records, Bench Seat, Convertible (Soft Top), Seat Belts


Restoration...
Restored: over time

There are about 8000 miles on the completely rebuilt 460 V8.


Exterior...
A few scratches in the paint, but nice appearance overall. Chrome is nice but has minor dings here & there .


Interior...
Very nice interior. Wood panelling is nice, cloth upholstery is nice. Front driver's seat has a minor tear. It is well cared for. The removable carpet is nice, as is the vinyl floors (for camping). She is equipped with a stove, 10 gallon water tank, stainless steel sink, locking wood cabinets, countertop space, icebox, TV/VCR, porta potty, great stereo system with Bazooka tube amp (AM/FM/Cassette, wireless remote control, removable face plate, 6x9s rear and 6" dia. in front). Has incandescent lights, flourescent lights and low light mood lighting (blue rope lighting). The top is in excellent shape. Does not leak . Good canvas, windows and zippers in good shape, etc. Air conditioning recently serviced. Works well.


Mechanical...
Newly rebuilt 460 V8. 8000 miles on motor. Runs strong. Four wheel transfer case is a Dana 44. works fine. Tow hitch front and rear (Can carry bikes in front plus trailer in back). Renell bumper with 9000 lb winch and remote controller. Back up lights, Spot lights, Neon lighting system UNDER the van.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
__________________

__________________
Mike T
___________________
'95 Ford E250 RB30 PH
MountainBikeRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oregon Ciry Oregon
Posts: 2,449
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

Looks like a very well maintained rig but way over priced.

Does anyone know that the device is to the left of the winch?
__________________

__________________
"A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points but it is by no means the most interesting". Jon Pertwee as Dr. Who, The Time Warrior.
larrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 07:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mikracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 2,193
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

This is located in my town. I may have seen it parked while I was checking out another car to purchase, but I'm not sure if it was this one. If anyone decides that they can't live without this, I can check it out for you if you don't live close.
__________________
2005 E350 Chateau - V10 - Agile Offroad 4x4
2012 CTS-V Wagon - For the baby...
mikracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,948
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

I think that one has been for sale, off and on, for at least the last 6 years, probably longer.

Part of me thinks the owner doesn't want to sell, but he's probably telling his wife that it is for sale, just that no one is buying.


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 05:33 AM   #5
REF
Senior Member
 
REF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boulder, CO.
Posts: 1,806
Send a message via MSN to REF
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

But it's got a TV/VCR combo and a cassette player! Come on. I still have some of my old Dead tapes collecting dust but we've already purged our VCR collection, dang!
__________________
'03 Ford E350 7.3L Diesel
(de)SMB'd Custom RB-50
Quigley 4X4 w/Deavers & Agile Offroad's R.I.P. package
CCV High Profile Pop Top
REF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 08:23 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,292
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

Quote:
Originally Posted by larrie
Looks like a very well maintained rig but way over priced.

Does anyone know that the device is to the left of the winch?
Looks like a PTO of some sort, maybe?
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #7
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,832
Garage
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

Maybe it has no engine electronics and he figures it will be worth more when an EMP hits?
__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 05:45 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 19
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

Quote:
But it's got a TV/VCR combo and a cassette player! Come on. I still have some of my old Dead tapes collecting dust but we've already purged our VCR collection, dang!
___________________
Have to pass....waitin for an 8-track equipped model and maybe a Betamax.
LourPitcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 06:13 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oregon Ciry Oregon
Posts: 2,449
Re: The other one that won't sell: "Off-Road Ford RV 4x4 - $

Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty
Quote:
Originally Posted by larrie
Looks like a very well maintained rig but way over priced.

Does anyone know that the device is to the left of the winch?
Looks like a PTO of some sort, maybe?
That is what I thought but found it hard to believe.
__________________

__________________
"A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points but it is by no means the most interesting". Jon Pertwee as Dr. Who, The Time Warrior.
larrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×